Japanese Island Transformed Into Life-Sized Board Game

Japanese Island Transformed Into Life-Sized Board Game
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Tourism board uses a classic game to inject new interest in an island’s economy.

Ryan Gerhardt
  • 14 june 2013

Just how accurate is the Game of LIFE? It looks like we’re about to find out.

In celebration of the 45th anniversary of LIFE being released in Japan, Yoron Island – located north of Okinawa – is converting the entire island into a two-month long, life-sized contest. Complete with spinners, fake money, and a bus to shuttle players around the island, the tourism board of Yoron is hoping to make the island a visitor hotspot this summer.

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