Suitable for couples where the successful husband retires and is suddenly not himself.
The Retirement Game has its own set of rules:
Rule 1: The players are a husband and wife in their 60s. He has built a career over 40 years and she has been maintaining the family home. (I know it’s stereotyped, but it is only a game!)
Rule 2: The husband has recently retired and wants to join his wife in all her pursuits: shopping, golf, bridge, movies etc.
Rule 3: She already does these things, but without him and with her friends.
Rule 4: Each puts their counter at start. In turn, each rolls one die.
Rule 5: If the husband lands on “Get a life” he goes back two spaces. If the wife lands on “I have a life” she advances 2 spaces.
Rule 6: The first to reach start is the winner.
Rule 7: If playing this game reveals issues that you can’t resolve then perhaps the husband would benefit from seeing a retirement coach. Here are the details: