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Board game review & gameplay of: Pursuit of Happiness

Game design: A. Abela, D. Chircop

Illustrations: P. Lyris

  • 7.5/10
  • 12+
  • 1-4 players
  • 60-90 minutes


You and your fellow players spend time, represented by your workers, in order to follow your dreams. Or in the game, to gain a job, a partner, spend money on all sorts of stuff and take up new projects. All of this gives you some long term happiness, which is the name for victory points in this game. 


I was incredibly curious for this game! Spending your timeworkers to go through life, gaining certain projects and building up your life, just like with the Sims!

Turns out it also has a really nice feel to it when playing. I really like the different paths my character develops upon each game, even if, underneath it's just exchanging tokens and gaining victory points. I mean you can start a board game collection, and take up the job you always wanted to!

The gameplay is solid and the length of the game feels just right. The components of the game are good, but not great. Might be that I'm a bit spoiled, with the linnen finished cards nowadays...

The idea behind this game might be a tiny bit materialistic/dualistic. Having an awesome job title is not what gives you true happiness in the end of course. But, all in all, I like this game and it is a definite step up from a game of life!


A copy of this game was provided to me by Artipia Games for the purpose of writing this review. My opinion however remains my own.

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