Here Follows the how to play and rules of the game enjoy!!!!Object of Life Board Game:
To win the board game of Life,
players must collect as many Life tiles as possible and try to have the
most amount of money at the end of the game.
Contents of Life:
Life game board, 6 plastic car pawns,
pink and blue "people" pegs, 3 mountains, bridge, 7 buildings, label
sheet, spinner, stack of play money, insurance policies and bank loans,
25 Life tiles, deck of 36 cards, banker's tray, and the official The
Game of Life rules and instructions.
Shuffle all Life tiles and place them
Life-side-up somewhere near the game board as the draw pile. Remove
four tiles without looking at them and, keeping them Life-side-up, stack
them on Millionaire Estates.
cards into four decks: Career, Salary, House Deeds, and Stocks and
place them near the Life game board along with the Automobile and
Homeowner's Insurance Policies, Bank Loans and money. A banker is
chosen and $10,000 is given to each player.
choose a color of car, place one person in the vehicle, and then located
their car on the starting space.
Before you can
begin your first turn, each player must first decide if they will start a
career or go to college. By starting college, you will have more
salary and career options. This option does take longer and upon
deciding the career option, you must take out $40,000 in bank loans
before your first spin. Place each car on either the career or college
spot on the Life board.
If a career is
chosen, chose 1 card from the shuffled deck of career cards at random
that does not says "Degree Required." Then do the same with the Salary
cards. Place both cards face up in front of you. Those going to
college will do the same. Players that have chosen a career will do the
same only when they come to the Job Search spot on the board. They then
can choose three career and three salary cards and choose the best one.
The other cards drawn are then returned the deck.
Keep in mind
that player also earn money if others land on your career spaces
throughout the board. If you are the accountant and someone has to pay
taxes, they will give you the money. All careers have multiple spaces
and is a "luck of the spin."
The rule on who begins the game of Life
rests on whoever spins the highest number on the wheel and then other
player take their turns in a clockwise fashion. Move your car forward
the number of spaces you spin each time unless you reach a STOP space.
Follow the directions on the space you land on and your turn is over.
As you move your
car, you will stop of various colors of spaces. The following rules
apply to the color of each space:
- Orange Spaces: The majority of spaces are orange and you must follow the directions given on these spaces.
- Blue Spaces: These spaces are optional and you can choose if you want to follow their directions.
- Green Spaces: These are Pay Day spaces and each play will collect the amount shown on their salary cards.
- Red Spaces: Only three of these spaces exist: Job
Search, Get Married, and Buy a House. Whenever you reach a red space,
stop - even if you have moves left and follow the directions. Then spin
and move again.
Spaces that show
pictures of Life Tiles are called Life spaces. These are family
activities, good deeds or service projects. Whenever a player lands on a
Life space, one Life Tile is taken from the discard pile. If the draw
pile has run out, take one Life Tile from any opponent. Keep all Life
Tiles Life-side-up in front of you; looking at the values on the Life
Tiles is against the rules.
are extra opportunities to make some money from other players. If you
land on a career space, pay the person with the matching Career Card or
if no one has it, pay the bank (if you own it you don't need to do
anything). The Police Officer has special rules for his "career space."
Any player that spins a 10, or is caught speeding (the Police Officer
must notice), pays the Officer $5,000. If no Office is player, no
action is required.
land on the You're Fired or Mid-Life Crisis, they must trade your Salary
and Career Card in for new ones. One of each may be drawn applying the
same rules as stated above. Wait to return your previous career and
salary until you have drawn new cards. If you land on Night School, you
may choose if you want to change your Career and Salary cards. Two
cards of each are drawn and if both are not desired, you do not have to
take them, and, can remain with the career and salary you currently
Payday is the spot where the player collects their salary from the bank.
When a player
reaches the Getting Married space, they stop even if they have moves
left. One Life Tile is taken and one person peg is added to your car.
Then spin and move again. The same rules apply for the Baby Boy, Baby
Girl, or Twins spaces.
Buying a House
rules are similar to getting married. Stop, even if you have moves
left, and draw one House Deed at random from the deck. Pay the bank the
price on the deed. If you're short on cash, a loan must be taken out
from the bank. Then spin again and move. Homeowner's Insurance can be
bought when the house is purchased or during any following turn. Pay
the bank the amount shown on the deed for insurance and take one policy
from the pile. This allows you to be protected from floods, theft, and
tornadoes. Automobile insurance can also be purchased at the beginning
of any one of your turns. Pay $10,000 to the bank and take one policy.
Accidents, damage, and theft are now protected against.
game, players may buy stocks allowing them to collect $10,000 from the
bank every time their stock number is spun on the wheel (even if done by
the person holding the stock). Buying more than one stock at a time is
against the rules with one exception: If you land on the Stock Market
Zooms space, take one Stock (at no charge) even if you already own one.
Stocks cost $50,000 and you may choose which stock you would like to
purchase. A Stock Market Slump will require you to return one stock to
Bank loans may
be taken out at any time during your turn. One bank load is worth
$20,000. To payback loans, a $5,000 interest must be paid for each loan
Once you reach
the end of the Life game board, either by landing directly on it or by
passing by, you must do the following:
- Pay all outstanding loans
- Replace your Career Card, Salary Card and Insurance Policies.
house by following the instructions on the Deed after spinning the wheel
one last time. Keep your Stock(s) since you can still collect money
from the bank every time your number is spun.
- If you
think you might have the most money, place your car on Millionaire
Estates (any number of players may retire there). Otherwise, place your
car on Countryside Acres and wait there until all players have retired.
If you have chosen Millionaire Estates, other players can still steal
Life Tiles from you if the draw pile runs out. Those that have chosen
Countryside Acres receive one more Life Tile and all their Life Tiles
are safe from other players taking them.
players have retired, all players at Millionaire Estates count their
money. The richest player takes the four Life Tiles at Millionaire
Estates. The official Life rules mention that in case of a tie for
richest player, the tying players split the pile taking 2 tiles each.
All players turn their Life Tiles message-side-up and count up the
dollar amounts add this total to all the remaining money you have in
front of you. The player with the most money wins!Thank You