Saturday, August 25, 2012

NYIGF 2012: Curious About: Peaceable Kingdom

New York International Gift Fair 2012
WHO: Peaceable Kingdom
TOOLS:  Tools will be discussed when there is a review

We want games to be competitive only and if you think about why, it is because it gives kids an incentive to plan ahead and think strategically.   This skill will serve them throughout their lives.

But what about a game where there really isn't an individual winner.  Is that what defines a cooperative game?  Is it for kids who cry when they lose?  I used to think so but now I know that it's really not about that at all.

We want kids to grow up being able to explain themselves and their ideas to their group members.  We are all part of some group whether it's family or girl scouts troop or a classroom.  As we work together, it's not about being on top so much as trying to present your ideas and work with other people.

I'm so interested in this genre of games.   I can't wait to try out more of these.   My guess is that it will touch on multiple skills including speech and language and flexibility.

Anything with a spoon is good to me.

You are cutting in this game.  Oh I know which expert wants to try out this one!

Aren't those little bugs just the cutest?

Did you know that it is possible to lose a cooperative game?  But you lose as a group.  This is very much like the work world we live in today.  Some other agency got the account... some other company got the award.....  perhaps cooperative games will be great for inducing leadership skills.....  Okay, I better stop speculating and get to some real reviewing!   Email me or write below with your comments and questions. 

Disclosure statement: Toys are Tools has not been compensated in any fashion by the manufacturer of any of the mentioned products for the publication of this post.

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