In This Game, Cooperation Can Save the World

April 04, 2017 04:35 PM
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Taking turns, taking risks and following the rules are lessons people learn by playing games. One road to those skills is board games, where people sit together and move figurines on a special board. One player wins. Everyone else is defeated. But a newer style teaches a different skill. In these games, the deck is stacked against everyone. Players only win if they cooperate. Shelley Schlender reports.