Game of LIFE Gets a Reality Check


Did you used to play the board game LIFE, with those little cars with room for a pink mom, a blue dad, and two kids in the backseat as you motored predictably through college, job, marriage, home-buying, etc?

Japanese toymaker Takara Tomy is coming out with a "spicy" version of the game where a lousy economy, gambling sprees, shotgun weddings, and disappearing family members are the norm. 

The name of the game comes from a Japanese idiom meaning "life's a roller coaster" and is expected to hit the stores in April.


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I used to run over my kids with my little car lol, normally because i'd end up with too many kids to fit in. I guess my comment isn't any better lol.
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How about the one where your unfaithful spouse catches hepatitis shooting heroin with male prostitutes?

Ah, now that's fun...
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Actually, I'd bought the first updated version of Life in about 1994 for my son but he actually really preferred the old fashioned one I had from the 70s...and last year I bought the updated, updated version (Twists & Turns) for my daughter (my 2 kids are 15 years apart) and yet she too prefers the 70s version! Actually, as far as board games go, it's one I actually enjoy playing.

Anyway, do our kids really need a "spicy" version of Life? Let them for a few years live in a world where their worst problem is an uncle leaving them a skunk farm in his will!
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My daughter always wants to play "Life", which is a bit on the boring side -especially after the first 20 or 30 times. If this game is PG-13, then I've got to get it. It's got to be more interesting than "Life".
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