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Who has never heard of the board game Generations? The game that a diverse and exciting journey through life has existed for longer than you can imagine, perhaps. The basis for the game was in fact already invented in 1860 in the form of The Checkered Game of Life. The game as we know it is called in English still The Game of Life. The modern version played by many of us, came on the market in 1960. Later many other new releases, and from the nineties appeared theme expenditure, for example, in the style of Pirates of the Caribbean, Indiana Jones and Family Guy.

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Title The Game of Life: 2016 Edition Score
Platform Android, iOS
Price € 2.99
It is therefore no surprise that The Game of Life, like many other board games, has found its way to the videogame world. Previously, the game was already being played on different consoles, but recently, the board game is also playable iOS and Android. The basis of it is the same: you start with two to four players on your path and have on that path as much as possible to collect riches. That can be done by getting a good job with ditto salary, but also a large family counts at the end of the ride, just like any possessions you have accumulated by then. You move around the board by turning the wheel and put the indicated number of steps. That leads to a square where you have to pick an action card, or a special box where you can buy a house for example. In almost all cases, every turn, it enters some money or spent correctly.

The strength of The Game of Life lies in its unpredictability. With the first choice – go or not studying – you can lay the foundation for the final victory. A choice of ‘unskilled’ career may well expire if you happen to pull the card that delivers a career as a professional footballer. Still, you’ll basic income that you receive once you get on the playing field on one of the many green boxes, are lower than that of student players. However, your path is shorter, and that can mean again that you previously at the finish, which also provides a cash bonus. However, nothing is certain, and much also depends on your luck when you turn the wheel. You is not just for the steps that you put on the playing field, but sometimes also for the high turn out a financial windfall. It may also be that you should run to determine whether you must collect a certain amount or to pay right.

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Anyway: Generations as you would expect on a tablet, so. That in itself is nice enough, but unfortunately there are some drawbacks. The biggest of these is that there are many animations in the game, which repeat themselves constantly. Do you play with four players, you see the same animation every time to graduate, get married, have children, and so on. That will quickly get bored and takes unnecessary time. Also, the degree of unpredictability, at times, may be too large. That then is mainly because there really needs to be frequently turned the wheel to make money, even if it’s not your turn. These and other deviations from the traditional board game is not improved by definition.

All in all, The Game of Life: 2016 Edition a nice translation of the famous board game to Android and iOS, but not much more than that. The Game of Life: 2016 Edition provides easy and fast animation, local multi-player, local and online. Unfortunately, the execution could have been a lot better, and that makes the game – despite the relatively low purchase price – is not really worth it.


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