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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Mid-Life Crisis (1982)

Mid-Life Crisis (1982)

Ratings

3.79383 out of 10 with 81 ratings
Board Game Rank: 13709

Description

Objective is to get through your middle years with more money, less stress and fewer divorce points than your opponents or to declare a MID-LIFE CRISIS in which case you must go broke, get divorced and crack up before anyone else reaches the end of the game.

The game consists of actioning Crisis Cards, playing ZAP! cards on other players, paying other players for their professional assistance and accumulating (or not!) stress points, divorce points and money.

  • Designer: Michael Stern
  • Publisher: BV Leisure Ltd, The Game Works, Inc., Olga International
  • Year Published: 1982
  • Number of Players: 2 - 6
  • Manufacturer Suggested Ages: 18
  • Playing Time: 60
  • Category: Card Game, Dice
  • Mechanic: Dice Rolling, Roll / Spin and Move
  • Alternate Names: Mid-Life Crisis

Reviews

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Mostly complete and in great condition. Only 4 scoresheets have been used.

4.2 out of 10
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Car boot sale fodder - should go back their too!

6 out of 10
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6 out of 10
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Played once in mid 80's...we enjoyed the game.

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Used, but I never got around to playing it. I'm not going though any Mid-Life Crisis' at the moment. Ask me tomorrow.

3 out of 10
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Once the joke is over, it's over...

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Complete 1982

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Vintage 1982

1 out of 10
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Even as a jokey casual game this is still wank. Would be much more fun to find a widow who has just lost their job and throw a condom at them.

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[b]barn[/b]

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At home

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Thrift

5 out of 10
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Not the worst example of the genre

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NIS

2.5 out of 10
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Outcomes determined entirely by roll-and-move, plus pointless bookkeeping, plus unentertaining cards. The main selling point for this game is that it is moderately funny that it exists.

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Unopened

2 out of 10
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I'm sure I can use it for parts or something....

2 out of 10
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You roll a die to randomly move onto spaces that usually cause sad events with a middle aged theme. My wife and I did not enjoy it or finish it.

1 out of 10
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Not funny not fun. It doesn't even have nice components.

1 out of 10
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If my real mid-life crisis is going to be even half as excruciating as playing through this game, then I will need to kill myself on or before my 30th birthday. This is an uninspired dice-rolling trudge through a series of tired cliches about mid-life crises, which often feels like it will never end. We ended up working together just to help the guy in the lead win so that it would be over; I guess that's something nice that came out of it.

1 out of 10
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As bad as it sounds. Another good game to hide Playboys in.

4 out of 10
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Limited strategy options, but fun if not played to often.

4 out of 10
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Amusing, but not really a game. Just random info and moving around with funny stuff.

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Meh. Not much else to be said about it.

4.1 out of 10
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Good condition.

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Extremely simplistic, basically a Monopoly game with even less player interaction. A fun idea destroyed in execution.

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Two coppies

5 out of 10
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Nothing special, but can cause some funny situations. In the last game we played for example, I had no money at all but was so unstressed and laid back that I appeared to be living out my mid-life in some kind of hippy alternative lifestyle!

2 out of 10
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This roll-and-move game is monotonous, but at least it's over quickly (with two players, anyway). It's meant to be humorous, but isn't very. (1+1)

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Complete

6 out of 10
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Fun for a few go-arounds with good friends.

5 out of 10
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Has been a while since I played this one. Was ok, but not great.

7 out of 10
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I actually like this game. The sad thing is how it can so closely imitate the lives of people I know.

2 out of 10
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Poor component quality combined with exhausting unfunny passages makes for a bore of a game. I would compare this to 'Game of Life' except for in Game of Life there is enough aspects of game play to keep you going. In this it is just roll and draw a card. I will never play again and was happy it did not last long.

3 out of 10
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Slightly more than purile as there are some decisions to make. Otherwise, a roll-and-move and pick-cards game. Comes with a scorepad to track items like money and point, rather than more useful chips ot tokens. Cards are unlaminated.

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Owned, never played. Thrift store find. Donated back to Goodwill.

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1 x Complete 1 x Missing a die

3 out of 10
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We broke it out at Christmas 2005 for a laugh & got bored very quickly.

1 out of 10
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morally repugnant, totally unplayable and very dull - robbed the generic pawns and die and threw the rest in the bin.

6 out of 10
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Fun party game.

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LIBRARY

4 out of 10
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Donated to charity during 2016 Play It or Lose It games cull.

3 out of 10
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There is some fun to be had with this game. But the game is full of flaws, too many crisis cards that basically mess you up so badly that you can never catch up again.

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trift store

6 out of 10
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Played once. I had a great time! would rate it 10 for that once.but! Replaybility seams extra low so I would only play it maybe two more times. So this rating is a bit out of my usual ratings.
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