Careers Board Game

How To Play Careers

Careers Game Rules (PDF Instructions)

2 - 6
Play Time
45 MIN
Careers, the board game, is considered a classic board game and has been a favorite of many families since it came out in the 1950s. Careers has varied between many styles and colors, but is back to its original coloring from its original come out.

The object of the game Careers is to choose your personal formula to achieve success. Choosing a combination of career cards that will help you make your career a success career does this. There are 28 opportunity cards and 28 exposure cards that will affect the outcome of the board game. Try out Careers the board game today!
The game Careers should come with the following components. These are based off of the original game and don't include components from any expansion packs or different editions.

  • The Board Game Careers Comes With The Careers Game Board
  • 30 Opportunity Cards
  • 30 Experience Cards
  • 6 College Degree Cards
  • 6 Pawns
  • 2 Dice
  • Play Money
  • Score Pad
  • Official Careers Board Game Rules And Instructions
How to Win
The object of Careers is to "succeed" by collecting fame, fortune and happiness points. The first player to reach or exceed his or her success formula (a specific combination of fame, money and happiness points) wins the game.
How to Win
Please keep in mind that the official Careers rules and instructions could be different depending on the game version you have. The rules below are some of the exact directions that came in the original packaging and will teach you how to play Careers. Download these original PDF game rules or print them for later use.

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Human Question:
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Lori says:

If you go through medical research do you still get your salary for passing payday
Laura says:

I just bought the 1992 version and it doesn't use the degree cards but didn't come with rules. Does anyone know where I can get a copy or download of the rules? Maybe someone willing to send them to me?
Carol caco says:

When playing,do you get an experience card if you use an opportunity card to move out
Noah says:

Yes, um I opened up my game board, and the contents solely included a chuck e. cheese token, a sears receipt, and the the Gideon's Bible New Testament! What the heck?
Please says:

Need official 2003 play money count If anyone could count their boxes and send results
Rachel says:

Hi. Can anyone tell me how many cards I should have and how much of each denomination of money I should have so I can tell if this game is complete? I have the 1971 Careers edition #60 from the US. I have the US directions, but it doesn't list the content # of cards or money. Thanks!
M says:

If I go into unemployment, instead of paying half my salary, can someone 'bail' me out by paying it for me? The rules don't say anything against so I'm assuming it can be done. Can someone confirm this?
Tom K says:

Linda, (6-22-15) YES you may use an experience card instead of rolling the dice or die on any turn. It says so in the 2003 rules page 1.
Linda says:

If you're on the Florida Vacation (very old version) can you use Experience cards to stay there instead of rolling the dice?
Linda says:

If you're on the Florida Vacation (very old version) can you use Experience cards to stay there instead of rolling the dice?
Duncan says:

Hey Johan, I'm in the exactly the same boat as you... Read through the other rules and sort of played it by ear from there !
Johan says:

I have a 1971 UK Version of the game that was manufactured in South Africa. I am looking for the rules of this version.
Shaanya says:

Ummm, these aren't all the rules and I barely understood. Plus you can buy this WAY cheaper at Wal-Mart.
Shane says:

I love this game and spend hours on end playing: I don't even do my homework! Kidding.
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