For $15.00 on average to probably a lot less on other sites then it definately is worth the money. I played this game a ton as a kid and just recently picked up the 1986 version from my local thrift store for $2.50. My wife and I prefer the older version rather than the newer ones but your opinions might be different.
You could take the 15 bucks and get a good game instead. 15 dollars on a game of total luck with plastic components is still 14 dollars too much. Here the situation is even worse. A game of life sets you back MORE MONEY than say Haba Kayanak. And which is the better game? Its like Michael Jordan against an amateur.