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Subject: Life remake rss

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Jan Kaewpetch
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I want to make a board game that was inspired by Life. I read about copyrights and patents but I'm still confused. Can anyone tell me if this would be copyright infringement?
Similar:
-Having a "career" and "college" path
-STOP "get married" "have kids" "paycheck" "buy house" square space
-Cards for career and house (different kind of career and house if it makes a difference, but same concept)

Different:
-Using dice instead of spin wheel
-No cars with pegs
-Art
-Has 2 different piles of action cards
-Somewhat different rules

The idea I'm going for is adult version of life. But can I get in trouble for this with Hasbro?
Thanks for your help!
 
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John "Omega" Williams
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Sounds good. There are some other games like that out there.

The main things to avoid.

Dont use the same board layout. Dont use the same rules. Change things up, do new things. Otherwise you will be seen as just anither standard sub-standard rip-off to ignore or report to thise who can do something about it.

Some thoughts.

Have more branching paths. Career, College, Home, Travel, etc.

Switch out or flesh out the "get married" "have kids" "paycheck" "buy house" as that sounds a bit too much like copying.
 
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Robert Sell
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Careers?
 
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Jan Kaewpetch
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Not quite. Imagine if Life and Cards against Humanity had a baby. There would be good and bad action cards that are more in line with reality (divorce, STDs, student loans, etc)
 
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Destrio Dai
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The pinned thread at the top of this forum has most of what you are looking for

http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/493249/mythbusting-game-desi...
 
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Daniel Newman
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Funny Friends kind of did this and it was awful
 
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Mason Weaver
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CV already does this beautifully.
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