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Players Experience "Life on the Farm" in New Game

posted on December 23, 2005

Droughts, floods, fickle crop prices. Don't worry -- it's just a game.

A Cushing, Minnesota woman and her brother have created "Life on the Farm". Players begin as farmers who've inherited a farm and $10,000, but no livestock. The goal is to obtain and maintain a herd. Players are faced with pitfalls such as pricing woes, and natural disasters. The first farmer to retire wins.

The game has been given the national teacher's choice award.

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