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Aish.com's Game of Life

Here's a card game to play with your friends that's more satisfying than Trivial Pursuit.

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The next time you invite your friends to spend an evening, instead of playing Trivial Pursuit or Gin Rummy, try this exciting new Aish.com card game. It's interesting, meaningful, and is guaranteed to spark a great discussion about what's most important in life.

Here's how to play:

1. Shuffle the index cards. (see list below)

2. Deal out 5 index cards to each player (face down), and place the remaining pile of cards face down in the middle. Each player should not show anyone his/her cards.

3. Each player will decide which card in his/her hand represents the least important item.

4. Each player in sequence discards one card (representing his/her least important item) face up in the middle of the table (for all players to see), and pick up one card from the deck.

5. Once all the cards in the deck have been taken, then each player continues to discard the least important card to him/her (in turn), until each player is left with only one card.

6. Each player then reveals his/her last card, and explains why it was determined to be the most important item.

7. The group collectively determines which is the most important item from among each player's final cards.

PREPARATION:

Write down each word from the list below on a different index card. You can modify this list by adding or subtracting items to better suit your group of friends.

Integrity
Good Job
New House
Good Looks
Cell Phone
Hair Dryer
Comfortable Shoes
Cable TV
Good Character
Make a Difference in the World
Peace of Mind
Shabbat
Happiness
Jewish Identity
Intimacy
Intelligence
Positive Attitude
Money
Health
Ability to Cry
Attractive Figure
Ability to See
Being Trustworthy
Good Relationship with Parents
Telephone
Determination
Financial Security
Self-Confidence
Fame
Jewish Education
Spouse
Social Life
Reliability
Friends
High-Speed Internet Connection
Faith in God
Clear Skin
Love
Music
Good Children
Siblings
Talents
Chocolate
Popularity
Lexus
Drivers License
Authority
Stylish Clothing
Summer Cottage
Comfort
Appreciation
Housekeeper
Goals for the Future
E-mail
Paid-up Mortgage
Sense of Humor
Vacation
Jewelry
Having a Role Model
Prayer Book
Power
Good Reputation
Being Tolerant
Reliable Transportation
Ability to Hear
Stable Home
Holidays
Wisdom
Emotional Stability
Enough to Eat

Published: February 15, 2003


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Visitor Comments: 6

(6) Anonymous, February 4, 2014 4:50 PM

Awesome

This is awesome, but can you put the preparation in a downloadable pdf file where someone can print it out and cut the cards up?

(5) Henry K, July 24, 2006 12:00 AM

Yeshakoach! Meaningful and fun game!

Thanks Rabbi Z for all the meaning and wisdom you share with us all! Keep it up and may you go from strength-to-strength! Yeshakoach! Henry

(4) Anonymous, February 18, 2003 12:00 AM

Great Idea!! Thanks

(3) Anonymous, February 17, 2003 12:00 AM

GREAT!

What a wonderful thing for a family on Shabbos, a youth group of teens, etc. Yasher koach!!!

(2) Jodi, February 16, 2003 12:00 AM

Thank you!

While I love playing games, most games make me feel like I am pursuing trivia. Just the title of the game, "Trivial Pursuit" is a turn off for me. Chess and scrabble can be fun because of the skill involved but it really is still pursuing triviality. The game you have described sounds like lots of fun and at the same time it would make playing a game feel productive. Wonderful idea!

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