The board game with a social conscience
A new board game has been developed aimed at the growing co-operative movement.
In the spirit of its subject matter, Co-opoly: The Game of Cooperatives claims to be “an innovative way for aspiring and existing co-operators, as well as other interested parties, to learn about co-ops and to practice cooperation.”
Players must collaborate to found and run a democratic business, and in order to survive and achieve success for their co-operative, players need to make tough choices regarding big and small challenges while putting their teamwork abilities to the test.
According to creators Toolbox for Education and Social Action, “Co-opoly is an exciting game of skill and solidarity, where everyone wins – or everybody loses. Will the Point Bank continue to dominate the players’ lives, or will they break free and take control by jump-starting the movement for a truly democratic and co-operative economy?”