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The Game of Life Instructions and Rules

LifeOne of the oldest American board games, the Game of Life can be fun to play, but without the right instructions and rules it can also be very confusing. Knowing where to put all of the tiles, how to use the cards and how to move your car are all important when it comes to navigating the Game of Life.

About the Game of Life

The Game of Life rules state that the game is for two to six players. There is no optimal number of players that make the game more enjoyable. Basically, you obtain money and Life tiles so you can have the most value at the end of the game.

Setting Up the Game

Before you start the game, make sure that each piece is attached to the board in the correct spot. Next, mix up the Life tiles and take four (don't look at them) and place them near Millionaire Estates. The rest of the tiles are for the draw pile. Separate the other cards into four piles: a Salary pile, House Deeds pile, Career pile and Stocks pile. They go face down at any edge of the board. The same thing occurs with the Homeowner's Insurance Policies, Bank Loans and Automobile Insurance Policies.


Choose one player as the banker. The banker organizes the money, then gives each person , 000. Now, each player chooses a car and a peg to place in the driver's seat.

Who Goes First?

Decide who goes first by spinning the wheel. The player with the highest number goes first. If there is a tie, the players with the highest number spin again.

Taking Your First Turn

On your very first turn, you must decide whether you want to begin a career or go to college.


If you want to begin a career, put your car on the Career space and have another player hold the Career deck and spread them out so you can pick one. Some cards say Degree Required; if you pick one of these then you must pick again. After you get your career, have the player spread out the Salary Cards and pick one of those. You now have a career and a salary and should spin the wheel as you would on any other turn.


If you wish to go to college, place your car on the College space, then have the bank loan you $40, 000 for college tuition. Spin and move your piece as you would on any other turn. After a few turns, you eventually land on the Job Search space. Stop here, whether you have moves left or not. Have a player spread out the Career Deck. Pick three random cards, look at them, and choose one of those cards as your Career. Now do the same thing with the Salary Card: pick three to choose from and select one to keep.

Regular Game Play

On each consecutive turn, you spin the wheel. Move ahead the indicated number of spaces. If that space is already taken by another player, move to the space just ahead of that player. Read the space and follow the instructions. When you have completed any tasks or directions, then your turn ends.

Stocks, Insurance and Loans

At the beginning of each regular turn you may also choose to buy stocks or insurance and take out loans from the bank. Once you have spun the wheel to take your turn, you no longer have the option to purchase these items.

Tile Colors

As you play the game you will also encounter different colors of tiles. Each tile color has a different meaning.

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