Do you sometimes HATE playing games with your family?
I'm going to make a confession here. I like playing board games, I do. But sometimes I HATE playing games with my family. Whenever we play Settlers of Catan, my husband ALWAYS cuts me off or corners me! I get so angry with him and he doesn't understand.
"I'm just playing the game strategically," he says.
"No, you're just being rude!" I spit back.
Settlers of Catan is a bad, bad thing for our marriage.
It's the same with Candy Land and the kids- or almost any other game for that matter. Someone ALWAYS gets sent back to the beginning and there are always tears. Or there is fighting about "did you REALLY get that card, or did you PLANT it?"
But I have a secret for that. You will NEVER have fighting or tears again.
Introducing COOPERATIVE board games!
Basically, these games put everyone on the same side. You are fighting time, a virus or monsters TOGETHER. Either you all win by working together, or you all lose. It is a beautiful thing. Here are some that we own and enjoy:
These are only a few of the cooperative games that are out there. If you do a Google or Amazon search, you should be able to find plenty more, and I would love to hear about them!
Do you have any games that don't result in fighting or tears? Comment below and share them!
Hi, I'm Jen! I adore chocolate, I'd rather read than clean my house, and I haven't seen my abs in I-don't-know-how-long. But I love my husband and kids to death and try to Raise The Good within myself and my family by making wise and uplifting media choices and having a deliberate family culture. You are probably doing the same thing. Let's share what works with each other!
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