Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Playboy: The Game of Elegant Lifestyles (1986)

Playboy: The Game of Elegant Lifestyles (1986)


4.09375 out of 10 with 16 ratings
Board Game Rank: Not Ranked


Victory Games' take on the Parker Brother's classic game "Careers". Players move around a board aspiring to achieve the targets they set themselves at the beginning of the game. The big difference is the players do not want to accumulate fame and happiness; rather they must buy the best cars, hook up with the prettiest women, and in general obtain the best possessions that they can.

  • Designer: Robert Kern
  • Artist: Rosaria Baldari, Ted Koller, James Talbot
  • Publisher: Victory Games (I)
  • Year Published: 1986
  • Number of Players: 2 - 6
  • Manufacturer Suggested Ages: 18
  • Playing Time: 90
  • Category: Mature / Adult
  • Mechanic: Roll / Spin and Move
  • Alternate Names: Playboy: The Game of Elegant Lifestyles


Another gem from Mike's bizarre boardgame collection. In this one, you roll a dice to go around a board. You have to earn money to buy stuff. The more stuff you have, the more personal satisfaction points you get. You have to have 50 points to win. You also need 4 positive personality traits from a special deck of cards. Some decision making, but mostly roll and move. The game lasts longer than it should because when someone gets close to winning, the other players start to really sabotage their success (you can steal items, or eliminate personality cards with the right cards). Not as much fun as you would expect from a game with the Playboy label on it. Might make a good addition to a museum of yuppie culture. So that we never forget...

5 out of 10
I prefeer Careers.

5 out of 10
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The copy I own was originally in Sid Sackson's collection.

1 out of 10
Play careers won`t regret it

4 out of 10
I like "Careers", so I give it a try. The conponents are nicer; but it lose marks because the game is too materialistic, ultimately less appealing to be a family game, as you can tell from the title.
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