One of the most popular parlor games back in the day was “The Game of Life”. This game is also popularly known as “Life”. As the name suggests, the game revolves around the life of a person. It starts from college, jobs in between, marriage, children if any and then retirement. In total, there can be maximum ten players playing this game at a time. The credit of inventing this amazing game goes to Milton Bradley, who introduced this game to the world in 1860 and originally named it “The Checkered Game of Life”. Let’s understand more about this wonderful game.
“The Game of Life” has got a wheel which is supposed to go round with a spin and then stop on its own. Players give this wheel a spin when there turn comes. This wheel shows results between one and ten. There are small drawings on this wheel. Some of them include buildings, mountains and much more. Instead of usual pawns used in almost all games, here the players play with small chunks of automobiles. These automobiles come in different colors like red, white, yellow, blue, orange and green. These cars are not the usual cars as they come with holes on their top to adjust people in form of companion post wedding or kids.
How can one talk about life without money? Well, this game has got bank, money, insurance, stock certificates and promissory notes as well. It was made to mimic real life as much as possible. This game engrosses the players and it can be played again and again. It is one of the most popular games of its time. It is a simple game, and the rules if followed then it can be played with a lot of fun and can be enjoyed with the loved ones.