The Best Cooperative Games for ALL Ages

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.

Do you have sore losers? Kids who need practice working together? Cooperative games are a great way to work together on a common goal.

COOPERATIVE GAMES FOR YOUNG KIDS

 Peaceable Kingdom Hoot Owl Hoot – Peaceable Kingdom Dinosaur Escape Award Winning Peaceable Kingdom Race to the Treasure! Peaceable Kingdom Friends and Neighbors: The Peaceable Kingdom Cauldron Quest Cooperative Potions Gamewright Outfoxed! A Cooperative Whodunit Board Peaceable Kingdom Mermaid Island Cooperative Board Peaceable Kingdom Sky Magic – A GHOST FIGHTIN’ TREASURE HUNTERS Family Board Game – Wildcraft! an Peaceable Kingdom Count Your Chickens Award Peaceable Kingdom Space Escape Cooperative Strategy

COOPERATIVE GAMES FOR OLDER KIDS

 Pandemic Forbidden Island – The Cooperative Strategy Forbidden Desert – The Cooperative Strategy Gamewright Forbidden Sky – The Cooperative Betrayal At House On The Hill Mysterium Shadows Over Camelot: Card Game Mansions of Madness Board Game, 2nd

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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 this free printable game log. It is perfect for logging the games you’ve played and easy to add into a homeschool portfolio if you have to keep one.