Games a great way to spend time together as a family. That is unless you have kids that are sore losers or overly competitive. In which case games can just cause tears and blood shed.
I have a solution for you – Cooperative games.
Cooperative games are games where the player play against the game itself instead of against each other. That means you either all win together, or all loose together.
Cooperative games literally saved our sanity during the younger years of needing to win and being a sore loser. My favorite time to pull out the cooperative games is when I have noticed some selfish behavior. Especially as a mom of an only child, I find the team work aspect of the games to be an invaluable life lesson.
COOPERATIVE GAMES FOR YOUNG KIDS
Peaceable Kingdom Hoot Owl Hoot –Peaceable Kingdom Dinosaur Escape Award WinningPeaceable Kingdom Race to the Treasure!Peaceable Kingdom Friends and Neighbors: ThePeaceable Kingdom Cauldron Quest Cooperative PotionsGamewright Outfoxed! A Cooperative Whodunit BoardPeaceable Kingdom Mermaid Island Cooperative BoardPeaceable Kingdom Sky Magic – AGHOST FIGHTIN’ TREASURE HUNTERSFamily Board Game – Wildcraft! anPeaceable Kingdom Count Your Chickens AwardPeaceable Kingdom Space Escape Cooperative Strategy
COOPERATIVE GAMES FOR OLDER KIDS
PandemicForbidden Island – The Cooperative StrategyForbidden Desert – The Cooperative StrategyGamewright Forbidden Sky – The CooperativeBetrayal At House On The HillMysteriumShadows Over Camelot: Card GameMansions of Madness Board Game, 2nd
Tracking Your Cooperative Game Play
Being able to quantify game playing as “school” doesn’t have to be hard. You can just keep track of the games you play. I reccomend using a game log. There is one avaliable in my FREE Guide to Gameschooling. It is perfect for logging the games you’ve played and easy to add into a homeschool portfolio if you have to keep one.