The Game of Life

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  • TV-Y
  • 2011
  • 1 Season
  • 4.8  (15)

The Game of Life, which aired on The Hub in 2011, is a reality game show that brings the family-friendly and widely beloved classic board game of the same name to life. Produced by Hasbro Studios and Zoo Productions, this fantastic American television series offers a unique blend of real-world challenges with elements of the board game, all geared toward entertaining viewers of all ages.

This series is hosted by renowned comedian Frank Nicotero, famous for his wit and humor that add a light and engaging dimension to the show. Employing Nicotero’s comedic skills and charming style, the show maintains an enchanting pace and creates a feel-good atmosphere that leaves viewers enthralled episode after episode.

Unlike most game shows, The Game of Life does not focus solely on questions and answers. It adds an extra layer of spectacle and excitement by translating the board game elements into real-life situations. Families compete in various challenges inspired by the stages of life that the original game simulates, such as education, career, marriage, parenthood, and retirement. Each episode features families launching their journey from the game's starting point, navigating through life's twists and turns, making decisions, and taking risks in hopes of winning big rewards.

The contestants must make strategic choices, just like in the board game, to ensure they reach the end with the highest possible score. Choices could be about their simulated career, investments, or different life events which can either be a source of gain or loss of points. Each decision can impact the rest of their game-life, creating suspense and teaching viewers life lessons in a fun, engaging manner.

Different episodes portray distinct challenges and life circumstances, making every episode adventurous and unexpected. The tasks range from physical trials to intellectual puzzles, thriving on the unpredictability of life's countless possibilities. Much of the charm of The Game of Life comes from this quality of surprise and variety, which not only appeals to viewers of a broader age range but also keeps them eagerly waiting for what is next to come.

The endearing features of the series, such as presenting life in a game format, result in lessons about life choices and their potential impacts. It has managed to effectively blend entertainment with education and offers moral lessons that remind of real-life situations. The game show often emphasizes the value of choice-making, risk-assessment, strategic planning, family, hard work, and other life's experiences. Further, it promotes positive messages about teamwork, sportsmanship, family bonding, and a host of other inspiring values.

Visually speaking, The Game of Life appeals to the audiences with its blend of physical sets and virtual game sequencing. A general audience would connect to the real-life challenges presented in the show, while younger viewers would be captivated by the colourful and exciting virtual game simulation that emulates the actual board game.

One of the truly incredible highlights of the show is the grand prize. The winning family gets the opportunity to spend four days at the Walt Disney World Resort, making the game even more competitive and the stakes - higher. This prize perfectly captures the family-friendly spirit of the show, emphasizing that the real goal is not just to win but to create unforgettable memories.

In conclusion, The Game of Life, aired on The Hub in 2011, is a captivating fusion of a virtual board game and real-life decision-making trials. Its unique take on the classic game, strategic elements, life lessons and prizes to be won ensures a fun-filled, learning and bonding experience for families. The series provides not just entertainment, but also an engaging platform for life talk and promotes the essence of wise choices and their impacts, all while having fun!

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Seasons
Season 1, Episode 36
36. Season 1, Episode 36
April 22, 2012
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Season 1, Episode 35
35. Season 1, Episode 35
April 15, 2012
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Season 1, Episode 34
34. Season 1, Episode 34
April 1, 2012
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Season 1, Episode 33
33. Season 1, Episode 33
March 18, 2012
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Season 1, Episode 32
32. Season 1, Episode 32
March 11, 2012
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Season 1, Episode 31
31. Season 1, Episode 31
February 26, 2012
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Season 1, Episode 30
30. Season 1, Episode 30
 
Family compete for a space-camp adventure and other cool prizes.
Season 1, Episode 29
29. Season 1, Episode 29
 
Families face off to win prizes.
Season 1, Episode 28
28. Season 1, Episode 28
 
A rock 'n roll trip to London is on the line.
Season 1, Episode 27
27. Season 1, Episode 27
 
Families face off for a trip to NYC.
Season 1, Episode 26
26. Season 1, Episode 26
February 19, 2012
Summary not available
Season 1, Episode 25
25. Season 1, Episode 25
 
See who wins a trip to the Dominican Republic.
Season 1, Episode 24
24. Season 1, Episode 24
 
Family teams face off in the Game of Life.
Season 1, Episode 23
23. Season 1, Episode 23
 
Families compete for a surf adventure and other cool prizes.
Season 1, Episode 22
22. Season 1, Episode 22
February 19, 2012
Host Frank Nicotero keeps family teams moving in this jumbo-sized version of the Game of Life. See who wins an awesome Space Camp adventure!
Season 1, Episode 21
21. Season 1, Episode 21
February 12, 2012
Host Frank Nicotero keeps family teams moving in this jumbo-sized version of the Game of Life.
Season 1, Episode 20
20. Season 1, Episode 20
January 29, 2012
Summary not available
Season 1, Episode 19
19. Season 1, Episode 19
January 22, 2012
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Season 1, Episode 18
18. Season 1, Episode 18
January 15, 2012
Players choose between being babysitters or pet sitters.
Season 1, Episode 17
17. Season 1, Episode 17
January 8, 2012
Families face off for awesome prizes.
Season 1, Episode 16
16. Season 1, Episode 16
January 1, 2012
Families face off for awesome prizes.
Season 1, Episode 15
15. Season 1, Episode 15
December 18, 2011
Families face off for awesome prizes.
Season 1, Episode 14
14. Season 1, Episode 14
December 11, 2011
Summary not available
Season 1, Episode 13
13. Season 1, Episode 13
December 4, 2011
Host Frank Nicotero keeps family teams moving in this jumbo-sized version of the Game of Life. See who wins a hot air balloon ride and a home 3D theater!
Season 1, Episode 12
12. Season 1, Episode 12
November 27, 2011
Summary not available
Season 1, Episode 11
11. Season 1, Episode 11
November 20, 2011
Who will win a sailing adventure in Hawaii?
Season 1, Episode 10
10. Season 1, Episode 10
November 13, 2011
Summary not available
Season 1, Episode 9
9. Season 1, Episode 9
November 6, 2011
Grandparents team up with their grandkids for a chance to win tickets to a Broadway show in New York City.
Season 1, Episode 8
8. Season 1, Episode 8
October 30, 2011
Families participate in a Halloween-themed challenge while competing for a trip to St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.
Season 1, Episode 7
7. Season 1, Episode 7
October 23, 2011
Teams of twins compete in a physical challenge. The grand prize is a trip to London for a rock-and-roll adventure.
Season 1, Episode 6
6. Season 1, Episode 6
October 15, 2011
Contestants take part in a piggy-bank challenge to win a whale-watching adventure in Orlando.
Season 1, Episode 5
5. Season 1, Episode 5
October 8, 2011
Contestants take part in a yearbook-photo challenge and take on roles as helicopter pilots and ship captains. The grand prize is a Miami vacation
Season 1, Episode 4
4. Season 1, Episode 4
October 1, 2011
The winner of the challenge wins an opportunity to get to swim with dolphins in Hawaii.
Season 1, Episode 3
3. Season 1, Episode 3
September 24, 2011
Prizes include a limo ride home from school and a trip to a rain forest. Among the challenges: a sticky egg toss.
Season 1, Episode 2
2. Season 1, Episode 2
September 17, 2011
Family teams compete in this jumbo-sized version of the Game of Life. See who gets a turn at the Game of Life spinner -- and wins an adventure in Hawaii!
Season 1, Episode 1
1. Season 1, Episode 1
September 3, 2011
In the series premiere this live-action version of the classic board game, the teams must choose between two vocations, stuntman or mapmaker, as they compete for a family screening room
Description
  • Premiere Date
    September 3, 2011
  • IMDB Rating
    4.8  (15)