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Preston Fuller
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I played the "Game of Real Life" at Plymouth State University. It seemed as though we were playing on a beta-copy of the game. Though it may have just been the product of personal publishing. Is was a very busy play mat. I am told that the designer is from PSU or at least many of the students knew him.

It is a very funny, party style game that greatly mocks (or maybe greatly reflects) real life. At the start (birth) you may lose the game right away by being aborted. At which point you role another character. You control your character almost like in an RPG fasion. You have money and life points. In the game I played, several people were gay, lesbian and even bi-sexual (you roll dice to make all these determinations). In this game GBLT marriage seems legal as well.

The game is played out like the "Game of Life" we all group with except there are countless squares to land on that make for gut-busting-funny sagas to your life, from drug addictions to a life in the porn industry. You can die zombiein the game by rolling (yes this is almost 100% luck based) yourself into sqaures like catching STDs or starving so forth... Our game ended about half way through, where one person hit a square where a war happens. Well the wars range from simple UN intervention to Nuke war. Guess what, we hit Nuke war and everybody died. We decided not to re-roll and start over.
When you die as an individual, you start over with a new character.
My over-all feeling is this is a fun game to bust out when people are in a silly mood and play till you had enogh of this "game's life" It is also just fun to look at and read all the squares.
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