Do you ever wonder what it’s like to have a job that you don’t have? I know I have! One way to see what another job is like is to PLAY with jobs! What I mean is play games that allow you to see what another job is like. Here are 10 games (video, board, online) that allow you to try a different job.
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Farming Simulator 15 (Video Game)
Available on PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One Farming Simulator does just what it says, it allows you to simulate life on a farm. Manage your farm and use and drive authentic farming machines like tractors.
Mister Mailman Game (Board Game)
Designed for ages 7+ the Mister Mailman game allows players to see what it’s like to be a mailman or mailwoman. Get your 24 letters to their destination on foot, by bike or taxi.
The Sims 4 Get to Work (Video Game)
Designed for PC, Get to Work is an expansion pack for the Sims 4 game allows you to be a doctor, detective, scientist, create businesses, check our career related venues, learn new skills and even discover aliens!
Games About Jobs (Online Games)
The US Government Kids section has some games about jobs you can play online including and archeology one and a peace corps challenge.
Startup Business (Board Game)
This business board game is one I got the opportunity to review awhile back. Based in the US but playable anywhere you get to go around the board building capital, playing the market, networking and more.
Help Wanted (Video Game)
Available on Nintendo Wii, Help Wanted is a video game for kids which allows you to try out 50 different jobs including beach waiter, CEO, clown, Courier, Pit Crew and Game Creator.
Realism (Board Game)
Realism is a family board game that helps you learn about the financial side of life. You have a job, take out a mortgage and have insurance. The player is the one with the most assets.
Cook Wars (Video Game)
Available for Nintendo Wii, Cook Wars allows you to compete to be the best cook while you play over 30 mini games and make foods from around the world.
Operation (Board Game)
The classic Hasbro Operation game allows children to be the surgeon and operate on the patient without setting off the buzzer. For ages 6+.
For more Labor Day related entertainment, visit a few of my favorite bloggers:
- Books to Prepare for your First Job by In Our Spare Time
- 5 Books Every Freelance Writer Needs on Her Bookshelf from Pretty Opinionated
- 5 Movies You Need to Watch on Labor Day from Mom Does It All
- Books About Jobs for Kids, Teens, and Adults from SMS Non-Fiction Book Reviews
- Labor Day Books for Teens from Upstate Ramblings
- Labor Day Career Books for Kids from Better in Bulk