I received this game for my review. All opinions are my own. My whole family loves to play The Game of Life. So naturally, we were very happy when we heard that Hasbro’s The Game of Life now includes pets! “Hit the road for a roller-coaster life of adventure, family, unexpected surprises, and pets! Want to take the family path, start a career, or venture down a risky road? In this game, players can make their own exciting choices as they move through the twists and turns of life. Move the car token around the game board from Start to Retirement, and experience unexpected surprises related to family, career, and other milestones of life. Players can adopt pets in this version of The Game of Life game. The player with the most money at the end of the game wins!”-Hasbro After playing this version of the game several times with my family, I have to say I really like it. I like it more than the original version. There are some big changes, pets being the first one I will point out. There are adorable little green pet pegs, some are cats, some are dogs. I think this is a really fun and cute addition to the game. There are also pet cards that make you pay or collect money based on what is happening to your pet. I like the new addition of paths. You are given the choice of the “family path” or the “life path”. If you choose the family path you have a lot of chances of having babies and at the end of the path, you spin for kids. If you choose the life path you get a payday and no kids. The irony of this is not lost on me, haha! Well played Hasbro. There is also a path where you can risk losing a lot of money or win a lot of money, or you can just choose to play it safe. Something else that makes me happy, the wheel you spin is locked in place. In the old version of the game, it always came out and frustrated my little ones when they spin it. I like it locked in. Another big change is that instead of the spaces having things written on them (like in the original version), you pick up a card when you land on a “blank space” (they have a circle on them). The card tells you what has happened to you in the game of life and you either pay or collect money based on the card. A little secret, if you want a shorter version of the game just omit these cards and it significantly decreases gameplay time. We have a lot of fun playing this new version and highly recommend it for your family’s next game night! You can purchase this game in stores and on Amazon.
I am the owner and founder of The Bragging Mommy. I am a mom to 3 wonderful children. I love being a mom! Some of the things my kids and I love: All things Disney, laughing, cuddling, watching movies together, Disneyland, going to the park, walking our 2 dogs, swimming, traveling, playing, dancing around the house, cookies, and singing with reckless abandon.