Life Cereal vs The Game of Life


Life Cereal

A breakfast cereal made of whole grain oats, distributed by the Quaker Oats Company. It was introduced in 1961. The cereal’s advertisements currently sport the slogan “Life is full of surprises”.

The Game of Life

A board game created in 1860 by Milton Bradley that simulates a person’s travels through his or her life, from college to retirement, with jobs, marriages and children (or not) along the way.

life cereal

The game of Life

Price:

$2 – $5

Price:

$15 – $25

Time it takes to enjoy:

Usually about 10 minutes for a bowl in the morning.

Time it takes to enjoy:

Usually about 30 minutes to an hour depending on how many players.

What is has to do with real life:

In real life you need energy to survive. With it’s whole grain goodness, Life cereal provides you with that energy.

What it has to do with real life:

While you work your way through the board game, you encounter real issues that you may go through in real life, preparing yourself.

Fun factor (1-10 scale):

7. The cereal tastes great but the box is usually a boring read.

Fun factor (1-10 scale):

8 but only because of the awesome spinner that comes with the game.

Average time to clean up:

5 minutes. 3 minutes if you have a dishwasher

Average time to clean up:

3 minutes.

Winner:

Life cereal.

Ask me this question 15 years ago and I might have said The game of life but because I don’t play board games very often anymore, I’ll take a bowl of Life cereal over the game of life these days.

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