The Game of Life: Super Mario Edition board game revealed
Posted on July 9, 2021 by Brian(@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News
Update (7/9): Amazon has now opened pre-orders here. Based on the listing, it looks like this is ready to ship.
Original (7/1): Hasbro is teaming up with Nintendo on a unique twist on a classic board game. The Game of Life: Super Mario Edition will release this summer, it’s been announced.
Mario, Luigi, Peach, and Yoshi are primarily featured. Players will be “journeying through the Mushroom Kingdom” as they “move around the looping paths of the gameboard as they collect coins, power up with items and companions, and play fun minigames along the way such as Rock Paper Scissors, Thumb Wars, and Spin-Offs.” It all culminates with a battle against Bowser.
Here’s some additional information and photos:
In The Game of Life: Super Mario Edition board game, players choose to play as Mario, Luigi, Peach, or Yoshi, journeying through the Mushroom Kingdom, and finally spinning to win in a battle against Bowser! They move around the looping paths of the gameboard as they collect coins, power up with items and companions, and play fun minigames along the way such as Rock Paper Scissors, Thumb Wars, and Spin-Offs. As they approach Bowser’s Castle, players will also buy stars to boost their battle-spin; each star collected adds 1 point to their spin total, and players will need to spin higher than a 12 to defeat Bowser and win the game. This fun game for kids and families is for 2-4 players, ages 8 and up.
Includes gameboard, spinner (dial, base, pointer, cardboard insert), 4 character tokens, 24 star pegs (4 of each color), 60 cards (26 Action, 10 Minigame, 10 Companion, 10 Item, 4 Reference) 95 cardboard coins, storage tray, and instructions.
– Inspired by Super Mario: It’s The Game of Life board game with an exciting twist featuring Super Mario video game-inspired characters, artwork, and gameplay
– Move Through the Mushroom Kingdom: Players move around the gameboard as Mario, Luigi, Peach, or Yoshi. They choose their path and which areas to explore as they go through the Mushroom Kingdom
– Battle Bowser: Unlike classic The Game of Life board game, this edition isn’t about money or retirement. The ultimate goal in this board game for kids is to defeat Bowser
– Minigames and Stars: Use coins to buy stars for a boost in the battle against Bowser. Compete in fun minigames in a face-off for prizes, and power up with Items and Companions
– Fun Family Game: The Game of Life: Super Mario Edition board game is a great choice for game night with the family, and it’s a fun indoor game for kids ages 8 and up, for 2-4 players
The Game of Life: Super Mario Edition will be available on August 1.