For the Love of: Cooperative Games (no more time alone in jail for me)

Thanks to my fabulous and wickedly smart uncle (Hey T!) I learned how to play Pandemic a few months back. It was my first time playing a cooperative board game where players work together rather than compete against each other. We just got our own copy of Pandemic and have been playing the two player version. I have to say, I love cooperative games like this!

Maybe it’s the romantic in me that prefers the non-competitive nature of the game. I really hate seeing my sweetie get frustrated when I’m kicking her ass in a game. I mean, all we have to do is mention the game Clue and I can see her get all serious like she might actually be able to beat me this time, then her expression falls as she thinks, Nope. She ALWAYS wins that game.

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Then there’s the other night when we decided to play Monopoly, something we haven’t played in years. I think I ended up in jail 42 times. My mood was pretty good the first 40 times, but I hit the 41st and it was no longer funny. It was just sad.

At least with Pandemic if we go down, we do it as a couple and have some laughs at ourselves at the same time.

Now if we could just figure out how to always get us a happy ending in Pandemic, all would be right with the world. (I do love my happy, all-is-right-with-the-world endings.)

What’s your favorite board game? I’m a game geek and would love to try out some new ones.

4 thoughts on “For the Love of: Cooperative Games (no more time alone in jail for me)

  1. I love Pandemic! We got that a few months back and took it with us the last time we went on a road trip to visit my sister-in-law. She thought it was a blast. I agree, co-op games are fun. They should make more of them.

    • I agree, Mika, they should make more co-op games like this. We were just saying last night we wish we had a couple more that we could play to mix things up. Glad you guys are having fun with Pandemic!

  2. I’m a Scrabble girl myself, but my man? HATES it! He swears I make up words and I don’t lol! Lately we have been playing games with the boy-child. Ever get your ass handed to you by an 8-year-old? Monopoly, Bananagrams (like Scrabble without the board), Chess…that kid is viscous I tell ya! He actually taught me Chess and I have never managed to beat him…I think he cheats lol!

    • Me too, Elaine. I LOVE Scrabble. That’s funny about your man. LOL. My sweetie says I cheat at Clue. I think it’s great that you’re playing games with your boy. Even if he does kick your ass. He sounds like a smart kid and that’s a great thing. Good luck on your next game of chess!

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