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1965 Vintage Careers Board Game

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The game we currently have for sale, pictured on this page, comes from the original owner’s collection. Since your salary is liable to go up as the game progresses, it is better to get and use these cards early in the game. I also understand that there was a girl’s version of the game released at some point that has “being a Super Mom” as a career path on it! The Payday square is pretty self explanatory, with players collecting their annual salary as they pass, or if they are lucky enough to land on the square they get double their salary. Victory conditions (a secret "Success Formula") consist of a minimum amount of fame, happiness and money that the player must gain.

Inside the occupation path, the players may accumulate or lose some of their fame, happiness, and fortune until reaching their respective goals. The game has a very clear message that pragmatic and dynamic career planning is essential if you are going to realise your career aspirations. Even though at the heart of the game it is simply a roll-and-move game, I felt like I was in control. The tall has reinsured my appreciation for this board game and it's offshoot in chess, and I would like to get the full isle of Lewis chess pieces in the future to use on the same tail board.Leading off the main track are eight “career” paths which players can choose to follow if they land on the relevant start square, or may be forced to follow if they have received an instruction to do so from a card or other square on the board. We aim to help you equip students with the knowledge and skills to take ownership of their own learning. Some of the technologies we use are necessary for critical functions like security and site integrity, account authentication, security and privacy preferences, internal site usage and maintenance data, and to make the site work correctly for browsing and transactions. All paths have some prerequisite for entry, and benefits accrue from going through any of the paths more than once.

Of course, being a Parker Brothers game, things get a tad more complex with other game elements, including special game board spaces and unique situations presented by Experience and Opportunity cards, that altered game play.

Parker Brothers' Careers board game first appeared in 1955, designed by the then-famous sociologist, linguist, and author James Cooke Brown. By accepting all cookies, you agree to our use of cookies to deliver and maintain our services and site, improve the quality of Reddit, personalize Reddit content and advertising, and measure the effectiveness of advertising. You need to get these Experience cards as early as possible – but, of course, it’s still the luck of the dice roll whether or not you land on the spaces that will give them to you; you can also use an Experience card in hand to move to a space that gives you two Experience cards. On Park Bench, you’re stuck there unless you throw a 7, 11, or double, and in the Hospital, you have to stay there until you throw a 5 or less with two dice.

Interestingly there are still 8 career paths on the board, not the six that I have read of there being in later versions. It is clear that going through college has many benefits in terms of salary and being able to get into certain careers tuition-free. And as soon as I opened it to take some pictures, Caleb saw the game and immediately wanted to dive in. He would loved to have seen how the internet and social media such as Facebook played a part in 2011 uprisings in North Africa, but, unfortunately, Brown died in 2000 at age 78. The first player to reach or exceed his or her success formula (a specific combination of fame, money and happiness points) wins the game.These 4 or 5-star reviews represent the opinions of the individuals who posted them and do not reflect the views of Etsy.

However, there are a number of squares in the occupation paths with negative consequences, such as being sent to the park bench, having a salary cut or paying hospital fees. I’m yet to find a record of this version online, but it does look very similar to a Dutch version that Jumbo released in 1998.

There are 28 opportunity cards and 28 exposure cards that will affect the outcome of the board game. Will review board games, PC games, video games and accessories (Xbox 360 or Wii, but also new releases for classic systems – you know who you are! Sellers are responsible for following applicable laws and regulations, including posting items with accurate labelling and warnings. In some later versions of the game I understand that Uranium Prospecting was replaced by a career in Computing, Going to Sea became setting sail on a Yacht and Farming morphed into Ecology. between the various versions throughout the years can be found in a previous blog entry, titled, The Best Classic Board Games – Careers (1955-2009) What’s In That Game Box?

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