From the dark land of Dismal Start the aspiring students must journey across the world of their capstone class. When the reach the Realm of Midterms a wizard looks through the crystal ball to predict their future success. Onward, they enter the wintery Forest of Christmas Break. A few of them, may find the Secret Passage, which leads them to the end, their future. The rest must travel on, towards the most exciting square.
The most exciting square on a board game is the one right before the end. Once someone reaches the end, the game is done, and everyone goes home, but right before... that's the most exciting time. The game doesn't necessarily end, though. As with the Game of Life, you just transfer on to a new board. The future is always bigger and brighter.