Board game:The Game of Life

Milton Bradley Company1960

The Strong National Museum of Play

The Strong National Museum of Play

In The Game of Life, players work their ways around a "3-D" game board that replicates a life's journey through adulthood. Fortunes are made and lost; players face success, failure, and revenge. The objective of the game is to be the first to complete the life course. Here the player chooses to retire to Millionaire Acres or gamble at being a millionaire tycoon--the automatic winner of the game. Famed game designer Reuben Klamer created The Game of Life to mark the company's founding in 1860 and Milton Bradley produced The Game of Life in 1960, as the "100th anniversary game."

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  • Title: Board game:The Game of Life
  • Creator: Milton Bradley Company
  • Date Created: 1960
  • Location: USA
  • Subject Keywords: recreation, life cycle
  • Type: Board Games
  • Medium: printed cardboard, plastic, paper
  • Object ID: 108.6136
  • Credit Line: Gift of Karen Daskawicz in memory of Elizabeth Harris Daskawicz