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Board Games at Odum: Game of Life

A guide to help you navigate Odum Library's board game collection and the world of gaming.

Game of Life

Description

This game attempts to mirror life events many people go through from going to college, raising a family, buying a house, working and retiring. The intent of the game is to have the most assets at the end of the game, assets are earned primarily by working and earning tokens with dollars amount on them. Additionally the first person to complete the course gets additional money tokens. There is a very linear board that you move along by spinning a wheel or landing on spaces that tell you to move to a specific space or forward or back. There is a very linear board that you move along by spinning a wheel or landing on spaces that tell you to move to a specific space or forward or back. There are a handful of intersections where you can choose to go one direction or another but they ultimately have similar spaces and meet back up quickly. There are a handful of choices regarding insurance and investments but for the most part it is a game of luck.

Players

2 - 6 players

Time

60 minutes

Themes

Family, economic

Mechanics

Roll/spin and move, simulation

How to Play