‘The Game Of Life’ Just Added Pets, So Time To Fill Your Plastic Car With Kitties And Pups

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The Game of Life just added dogs and cats

Remember playing The Game of Life as a kid? Did anyone ever actually finish a round? In my family, it always ended in a cloud of fake money being tossed in the air after an epic fight over the rules or when my pouty youngest brother realized he was going to lose and had a fit. Ah, family.

Anyway, the makers of the game found a way to make it that much more fun and exciting by adding pets. That’s right — instead of just collecting little pink and blue kids, players of the game can now collect pets too. And let’s be real — what’s better to collect than kitties and doggos?

In this new version, each player starts out with a car, a “Spin to Win” token, a kiddo peg (either pink or blue), one pet peg, and $200,000.

Look at these furry little babies in the backseat. My heart.

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There’s even pet-related game cards that force you to part with your hard-earned fake money for things like vet visits. As the momma of a pair of shelter pups who seem to hit up the vet at least once a month, I can safely say this is #realistic.

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Just like the old version, players can still get married, find jobs, go to school, or have kids — but now, they can get a pet too. And why did it take this long? Tons of couples, whether they have kids or not, often start out with a little canine or feline “baby”. Now The Game of Life reflects actual life that much more.

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As a kid, I think I would’ve preferred a backseat full of puppers to a backseat full of kids, TBH.

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You can buy The Game of Life (plus fur babies) on Amazon now for $19.99. Happy pet-collecting!