Need a New Board Game? Here's One With a Purpose

Do not pass "Go," do not collectively act.


One thing I did over the long Thanksgiving weekend was to rake and bag, oh 100 pounds of leaves. Maybe more. I felt like I'd never lived such an autumnal day. (Yes, this is the first time I've had a yard.) But that was just about it for fall, I think. The mercury has dropped and we're looking at the start of cold weather for real pretty soon here.

Time for warmer clothes, darker beer, and whatever you do to pass the time in winter. Here, a lot of folks ski or snowboard, but my household isn't big on that. So maybe it's time for a new board game.

Maybe even a game in which "everyone wins—or everybody loses." Yes, of course, I'm talking about Co-opoly.

In Co-opoly: The Game of Cooperatives, players collaborate to found and run a democratic business. In order to survive as individuals and to strive for the success of their co-op, players make tough choices regarding big and small challenges while putting their teamwork abilities to the test.