The Game of Life, originally known as The Checkered Game of Life is a game created by Milton Bradley in which you literally go through your life, from college to retirement. Along the way, you start a career, get married, and even have children, if you're lucky. As many as ten people can play the game.You begin the game with two choices: go to college, start out with minus 20,000 dollars, but have more career options; or, go immediately into a job, but have fewer career options. Soon after that, you travel a bit before getting married. Then, you own a house. After that, it's pretty much free-for-all. You can land on spaces that cause you to lose your job, gain LIFE tiles, have children, and more. Finally, at retirement, you can choose to live in Countryside Acres or Millionaire Estates.This game was America's first popular parlor game. It shouldn't be confused with the cellular automaton created by John Horton Conway.In 1998, a CD version of the game was created and in 2005, the game was released with a few changes.Special editions of the board games have been created for various franchises, such as, Pirates of the Caribbean (2004), Pokémon (Japan Only), and Family Guy (2008).Video game versions have been created for the Game Boy Advance and the Nintendo Wii and bundles with the game Hasbro Family Game Night, which is available for PlayStation and Xbox 360. There's also an iPhone app.A game show based on the board game premiered on September 17, 2011, but was canceled in May of 2012.
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The 1998 PC game provides the following tropes note :