1965 Vintage Careers Board Game

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1965 Vintage Careers Board Game

1965 Vintage Careers Board Game

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Object of the game: The object of the game of Careers is to "succeed" but just as in real life, each player has his own idea of what success really means. The game we currently have for sale, pictured on this page, comes from the original owner’s collection. The original version of Careers featured occupations in Farming, Big Business, at Sea, Uranium Prospecting (really!

Hollywood,” for example, gives you the most fame, whereas “Big Business” will provide you with more money. Some fame, happiness and money ("victory points") can be obtained on the outer track, but victory points can be obtained more quickly on the occupation paths. The American game has been listed for ages 8 and up, whereas one German edition reads 10 years and up and another is 12 and up. The Experience cards allow you to move a certain number of spaces – 1 through 4 – instead of rolling the dice. Can anyone tell me how many cards I should have and how much of each denomination of money I should have so I can tell if this game is complete?The “Given Larger Office 4 ♥” was replaced with “Transferred to Hawaii 4 ♥” which you would think was surely worth more than four hearts. Careers, the board game, is considered a classic board game and has been a favorite of many families since it came out in the 1950s.

If you’re interested in vintage board games then why not head over to Facebook and join our new vintage board games group. Careers has been sat there for an age, yet it’s a game that I have heard so much about over the years. Inside the occupation path, the players may accumulate or lose some of their fame, happiness, and fortune until reaching their respective goals. Among the career paths it featured for girls was: “Rock Star,” “Fashion Designer” and “Super Mom”; at the same time, some of the game’s key strategic elements were removed; this was a bad career move. We have enjoyed our morning Hnefatafl and coffees, as we turn our minds to the Viking mode of simulated war.James Cook Brown, who also happened to be a science fiction author (he wrote The Troika Incident) and inventor of the artificial language, Loglan.

Farming,” “Expedition to the Moon” and “Going to Sea” in the 1950s were gone by the 1970s, replaced by “Ecology,” “Teaching” and “Sports. We have the 1971 version and I’m thinking that that surely has to have been inspired by the unfortunate Ken Mattingly? The Education and Skills cards help players learn about the importance of formal education and specific skills for various careers. Although there isn’t a modern day version of Careers in production right now, there have been various different versions over the years. Careers encourages players to think beyond just making money, and instead consider that being successful in life has many paths and aspects.

Occupation paths offer opportunities to collect extra points and to increase their annual salary, which is collected when passing the start square or doubled if a player lands on it. Players learn important facts about many careers and are encouraged to explore careers about which they previously had no knowledge or interest. Those were the three goals that the player had to achieve, with a total of 60 points to be divided between them, as each player chose their own combination as their ultimate career achievement (if only real life was that simple!

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