The Origins of the Game of Life

The Origins of the Game of Life

The Game of Life drew me in as a kid with it’s colorful 3D mountains, money, car tokens you could put your kids in, and a big candy-like spinner.

Turns out, the original version was used by Milton Bradley (who himself taught some kindergarten classes) as one of his many learning tools which included: educational puzzles, art tools, and even to teach moral instructional. The original game covered such deep topics as poverty, bravery, honor, truth, disgrace, public service, and even suicide.

It’s a fascinating look back on where we came from; but makes me think: what would such a game look like today?

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