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D Mart

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I'm working on a board game that is like a depressing, real-world version of "The Game of Life". It's more fun than it sounds, I promise. Trouble is, I can't think of a catchy name for it. The best I've come up with so far is "The Grind", and I think that name sucks. The game itself follows players from youth through middle age and on to old age, and they are met with daily encounters, major life events, addictions, disorders, racial prejudice, etc. along the way. Anybody have any good name suggestions?
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Tim Knappe-Oelmann
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The Game of Real Life.
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Mortal Coil

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Mortal coil is a poetic term that means the troubles of daily life and the strife and suffering of the world. It is used in the sense of a burden to be carried or abandoned, most famously in the phrase "shuffle[d] off this mortal coil" from the "To be, or not to be" monologue in Shakespeare's Hamlet.
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Sit beside the breakfast table Think about your troubles Pour yourself a cup of tea Then think about the bubbles
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Slings & Arrows of Fortune
 
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A Life in an Day (vs. a day in the life)?
Growing Pains
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Welcome to the Real World
 
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The Sims oops!


I would suggest Rampage!

Maybe "Trainspotting"

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busted_600 wrote:
Anybody have any good name suggestions?

Here are some names to think about....good luck with your game:
The Realities of Life
Grindstone
Rat Race
I'm Not Dead Yet
Death and Taxes
Don't Forget to Smell the Roses



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Life and Times
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Names are not the most important thing in the world, how’s the game play?

Is this going to be a serious game dealing with social issues or a spoof? Or is it a family game like the Game of Life?

Do you want life in the title?
A Single word?
A phrase?
Do you want the name to be neutral or reflect the overall tone of the game?
 
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I like 'Welcome to the Real World'
or my suggestion
"Who said life is fair?"
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Deep Fat Friar wrote:

Mortal Coil

Wikipedia wrote:

Mortal coil is a poetic term that means the troubles of daily life and the strife and suffering of the world. It is used in the sense of a burden to be carried or abandoned, most famously in the phrase "shuffle[d] off this mortal coil" from the "To be, or not to be" monologue in Shakespeare's Hamlet.


I like that.

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The Rat Race
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Life is a game, play it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is life, fight for it.

- all quotes of Mother Theresa apparently
 
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i am suprised no one mentioed death and taxes yet
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Life is too short to be angry all the time. Smile and enjoy the ride.
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A Box of Chocolates
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Better off Dead - 1985 movie

Boredom

Gimme a Break - TV show from the 80's

Get a Life - Not married to this theme.

it a Sad, Sad, Sad World (instead of Mad Mad Mad)

Just passing the time

Life Sucks, then you Die meeple


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The Game of Slowly Dying

Slow Death

When Do We Get to Die?

Morbidity & Mortality
 
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... And Then You Die.


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"Bright side of life."

With the necessary tag line:

"Life's a piece of shit,
When you look at it."
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D Mart

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Re: Mortal Coil
That is definitely the best one I've heard so far. It fits the style of the game and is catchy. We may have a winner here. Thanks, Deep Fat Friar.
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Glad to help.
 
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Amiral wrote:

"Bright side of life."


Always look on the bright side of life whistle
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