Hasbro's Game of Life Goes Digital

game of life Hasbro’s Game of Life was one of my favorite games when I was younger.

Move the car around the board and select your own path to the sweet life.  Will it be college this time or just off to work for me?  Play it safe or go wild and risky?  I felt so in control…at 10.

Hasbro, a name synonymous with kid’s games, has added a new twist to The Game of Life by creating a whole new way to play games that merges digital gaming on your iPad and a real life game board.

Monopoly zAPPed and Battleship zAPPed are soon to follow this digital trend. These new games allow players to combine traditional analog, face-to-face gaming with the increased functionality of today’s consumer technology.

With more than 100 laugh-out-loud clips from “America’s Funniest Videos” mixed with humorous animations, The Game of Life zAPPed provides a new spin on the beloved classic game. Simply download the THE GAME OF LIFE zAPPed app onto the iPad, cue up the game, place the iPad on the game board, and watch as game comes to life on each turn as you travel around the game board. Players can create and upgrade their own Peg Person and spin THE GAME OF LIFE zAPPed virtual spinner in the accompanying iPad app.

She Is Dallas Info:  The Game of Life zAPPed is available for $24.99. The game is recommended for 2 to 4 players, ages 8 and up. The Game of Life zAPPed app is available as a free download from the App Store.  Take a look at The Game of Life zAPPed video to see it in action.  For more information, please visit the Hasbro website.

With Monopoly zAPPed, an iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch will be turned into a banking unit and will add and subtract money from virtual accounts with a simple tap of a special bank card on the iOS device. Plus, players will see the Chance and Community Chest cards come to life through fun and challenging virtual mini games as the players work their way towards becoming a property mogul.  Monopoly zAPPed will be available in June 2012.

In the Battleship zAPPed game players use their iPad screen as the playing surface when waging epic battles by executing strategic maneuvers, launching devastating missile attacks and initiating lethal airstrikes. Once ship pawns are placed on the screen, the iPad will automatically recognize which pawns are in play and when they are moved. Battleship zAPPed will be available in September 2012.




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