Family Pastimes is a small family-operated business in Perth, Ontario that makes cooperative board games. If you have children who are obsessed with winning and being first, why not check out some of these great family games that require cooperation as the playing strategy?
You can also promote cooperation over winning by playing games like Scrabble or bowling with cumulative scoring, where everyone is working together to try to beat the last family high score.
Break the Safe is another board game my children enjoyed. All players work together against the clock. A great game for parents who only want to play for 30 minutes. When the timer goes off, the game is over, every time. If you have a favorite cooperative game to share, please add it to the comments area for others.