Game of Life

Game of Life

I can't really understand the ending of this game. How do I become Bankrupt or become a Millionaire?

Also, should I buy stock and insurance? Tragedies happens very infrequently and these cost a lot.

  • The rules make no mention of bankruptcy, but you can get loans from the bank and reduce your net wealth to $0 or less. You can choose to go to millionaire estates for the opportunity to take the 4 life tiles there (richest player), or choose the safer retirement.
    – user1873
    Jun 6, 2013 at 14:22
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    Wait, this isn't about Conway's Game of Life?
    – Joe
    Jun 7, 2013 at 16:54
  • @Joe: See the link from where I bought it.
    – ABC
    Jun 7, 2013 at 16:55
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    @userØØ7 -- I know, Conway's Game of Life is something completely different: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conway%27s_Game_of_Life
    – Joe
    Jun 7, 2013 at 18:32

2 Answers 2


For the 1977 version, basically you have two choices.

  1. Try to win by having the most money. You move towards the Millionaire space. Once everyone has reached one of the two end spaces, the person with the most money at the Millionaire space wins, UNLESS someone successfully completes choice 2.

  2. Try to win by sheer dumb luck. Pick a number between 1 and 10, then spin. If you spin the number you chose, you immediately win and everyone else loses. The game is over. Otherwise, you lose. Even if you end up having more money than anyone who goes to the Millionaire space, you have still lost if you tried for this option and didn't spin your number.


The rules for The Game of Life have changed over time. In the 1977 version the following happens when you reach the end (Day of Reckoning):

1977 Rules

In the 1991 and 2000 versions the following happens when you reach the end (Retirement):

1991 Rules

  • I don't know how but my game also have the rule in upper image(My game is bought just 5-6 months ago).Please explain what's it?
    – ABC
    Jun 7, 2013 at 12:42
  • @userØØ7 it sounds like the rules in the upper image are exactly what @ bwarner describes in the other answer. Jun 7, 2013 at 18:26
  • Doesn't the new version have the additional rule that you can't steal tiles from people in Countryside Acres? Mar 10, 2014 at 19:06

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