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Games For Ages 5 To Adult


What is a Co-Operative Game?

Play as friends, not as enemies! These games foster the spirit of co-operation. Players help each other climb a mountain, make a community, bring in the harvest, complete a space exploration... They are never against each other. Co-operative games have been proven to be that friendly form of fun.

After all, the initial impulse to play a game is social; that is, we bring out a game because we want to do something together. It is ironic that in most games, we spend all our efforts trying to bankrupt someone, destroy their armies — in other words, to get rid of one another! We soon learn how to pick on the other person's weaknesses in order to win the game.

People of different ages and abilities should be able to play side by side, each making their best contribution. In a co-operative game, someone young and little can play with others older and bigger and not worry about being wiped out. We are all there at the end of it.

Children are not protected from not making it to the summit or completing the space voyage. These games are designed to offer realistic challenges.

The challenge. In sum, games are used in various settings and for various reasons, socialization, entertainment, academic learning, character growth, etc. Whatever your objective, we invite you to realize them by co-operative means. Parents and teachers trying to teach children to share, be kind to living things, and help others out often are troubled by games and recreation programs which undermine these values. Our games provide the opportunity to experience sharing and caring behavior. We simply don't have enough of such experiences.

ENJOY!

 

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Games For Children 3 to 7 Years Old

Games For Ages 5 To Adult
 

 

 

No Contest: The Case Against Competition, By Alfie Kohn

  • Myth 1: Competition is inevitable.

    Competition is more a matter of social training and culture and not "human nature."
     
  • Myth 2: Competition keeps productivity high and is necessary for excellence.

    Trying to do well and trying to beat others are two different things. Success is being confused with competition.
     
  • Myth 3: Recreation requires competition.

    All games require overcoming some obstacle, but nowhere is it written that the obstacle must be other people.
     
  • Myth 4: Competition builds character.

    Studies of 15,000 athletes found no support for the belief that sports builds character, but instead that cooperativeness is linked to emotional maturity and strong personal identity.

Think On These Things:

by J. Krishnamurti

What matters is to awaken in ourselves this spirit of co-operation, this feeling of joy in being and doing together, without any thought of reward or punishment. Most young people have it spontaneously, freely, if it is not corrupted by their elders.

   
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Games For Children 3 to 7 Years Old

Games For Ages 4 To Adult
 

Environmentally Friendly

  • For over 30 years, these board games have been made with recycled boards and papers, printed with  soy based inks, made with water based glues, and safe paint on wooden parts. Recycled corrugated packaging is also used.

 

Click on one of the following links to view the games:

Games For Children 3 to 7 Years Old

Games For Ages 4 To Adult
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