Re: Board Games that teach consensus/cooperation
From: Elizabeth Magill (
Date: Thu, 4 Feb 2010 15:16:58 -0800 (PST)
We've been playing Pandemic which isn't about anything sweet (its about global ill-health) but is totally a cooperative game.

One thing I like, and didn't get right away, is that it is cooperation, but with much emphasis that each player has different gifts. So you can lose (its the players against the game) by trying to do things that you should have let another player do, because they had the better gifts for that.

(Hmm, is "gifts" language weird? That's totally church language. What is the secular word for that? Mind-blip, please forgive.)

(the Rev.) Elizabeth M. Magill in Berlin, MA, where we'd love to have you as our neighbor!

On Jan 31, 2010, at 7:54 PM, JoLynn Doerr wrote:

I'm looking for a board game or games for adults that teaches or gives
practice in cooperation or consensus, for our forming cohousing group. Does anyone have experience with the Fair Play Games such as Community, Our Town,
New America, Personal Portraits, etc., or do you have other games to
recommend? Ideally they should be playable by 5 to 12 or more players and,
of course, be fun.



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