The Game Of Life: Super Mario Edition
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Not content with only dominating the video game world, Mario and friends have jumped into a new board game – The Game of Life: Super Mario Edition.

As you'd expect, this special edition mixes up the usual Game of Life gameplay with several Mario-inspired twists; indeed, rather than having an objective centred around earning lots of money and retiring, you instead work towards the much more simple goal of beating Bowser once and for all.

Unfortunately, at the time of writing, the first wave of units seems to be pretty much sold out across the board (no pun intended). Stores like Target allow customers to sign up to be notified when more stock comes in, and Amazon still has a few copies floating around at inflated prices.

It does look like a lot of fun, though, so it might be worth keeping an eye out for more stock over the coming months.

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

If only life really was all about defeating Bowser and having fun along the way – we'd take dodging fireballs over the brutal nine-to-five any day.

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