The spin of a wheel. The roll of a dice. This is the game of life.
It’s funny. Years ago, when playing the iconic board game with friends and family, I was asked to explain the rules.
“It’s like this,” I began. “The game basically mirrors life events; you know, going to college, raising a family, buying a home, working and retiring.”
“That’s it?” our new player asked.
“Well, it’s a little more complicated than that. I mean, there are a handful of intersections – representing choices – but ultimately, it’s a game of luck.”
Is life a game of luck? Or is it simply reflective of the conscious and cumulative choices that we make?
I’d like to think it’s a little of both. Because I attended university, and as luck would have it… my first employer’s brother-in-law was my professor. I signed up for an online dating service, and as luck would have it… my husband was the first match out of 1256 possibilities. I started a blog, and as luck would have it… I established a presence just before social media took off.
Of course, I’ve had to make some critical choices along the way, too. Leaving my corporate life. Moving to the suburbs. And most recently, deciding that our family is complete with just two children. It was likely one of the hardest decisions we’ve ever made, exacerbated by the fact that I really do believe I have much more love to give – I simply don’t have the time, or patience, or willingness to start over.
But, we spin the wheel. We move along. We don’t look back.
Do you have fond memories, playing your own game of life?
It’s not too late to play. Introducing THE GAME OF LIFE – CAA Edition! Back for its fourth year, if you live in South Central Ontario, you can earn entries by playing THE GAME OF LIFE – CAA Edition daily for your chance to win over 2,600 instant prizes – and earn entries into the grand prize draw for an incredible dream vacation.
(Hint: The more you play, the better chance you have to win!)
You can also earn bonus entries by sharing your game activity on social media, inviting friends to play, winning mini games, and by redeeming GAME OF LIFE Dollars (G.O.L.D).
So what’s up for grabs? How about over $35,000 in instant prizes, including Petro-Canada Gift Cards, Starwood Pre-Paid MasterCards, Walmart Gift Cards, and much, much more. As for the dream vacay? There are three destinations to choose from:
Florida Family Fun: 8-day trip for 4 people to Orlando theme parks
Northern European Cruise: 7-night Norwegian escape for 2 people with Holland America Line
Signature Argentina: 2-person, 13-day tour of the best of Argentina
I’ve got my eye on the European Cruise, because… European Cruise!!
This contest is brought to us by our good friends at CAA – known for being the most trusted name in roadside assistance. With a full range of products, CAA Members have access to not only roadside assistance, but life, home and auto insurance; travel packages and insurance; and exclusive access to savings and rewards at more than 164,000 retail locations and services worldwide.
Click here to play THE GAME OF LIFE – CAA Edition.
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Chandra Christine O'Connor
I enjoy when they do this game. it is one of my fav games to play at our house.
Good luck Chandra!
Wow! Those are some really nice prizes! Time to get playing :).
Fingers crossed for you Heidi!
Oh cool !! TY for the heads up about this game – strange I didn’t get an email about it since I am a CAA member.
I may still have my old Game of Life hanging around here – think I will take a look for it ;)
Wishing you the best of luck Flora!
I love new contests. Thanks Lena
You’re welcome! Good luck!!
The first year I participated was last year, I didn’t win but I look forward to doing it daily, it really is quite fun and the mini games are challenging… there is a lot of information about CAA as well.
Perhaps this will be your lucky year! Good luck!
Thanks for sharing. I didn’t play this last year. The prizes are amazing!
Yes they are! Good luck Jodi!
Looks interesting, thanks for sharing!
You’re welcome Yuen!
Good luck to you!
And to you Victoria!!
I have never played the Game of Life board game before but I love the online game, the prizes are so awesome this year
You bet they are! Good luck Melinda!
Waaa! Not fair its only for a limited area. I have been a BCAA member for years and we don’t get this cool contest in our province :(
Debbie White Beattie
I actually didn’t have fun playing the game of life playing your own game of life real life version. I had too many terrible things happen to me but there is a couple of things in my life like a few vacations where I had a blast and 2 wonderful dogs that I’ve loved with all my heart and they helped make life tolerable