A cooperative play is the one in which the players they don’t compete with each other, but they have to work together to meet a common goal. In this way, participants lose or win in group.
In cooperative games they intervene coalitions: groupings of players that function as a system. The success of the coalition depends on the cooperation provided by its members, since for a participant to achieve the goal, the other members of this association must also achieve it.
Cooperative games require good communication, coordinated actions and reciprocal help from the participants. That is why these activities are encouraged in a pedagogical context, contributing to the acquisition of values.
Preventing a ball (a ball) from falling to the ground is a example cooperative play. It is often played with a beach ball and all players have to commit to the effort. If the participants agree on how to distribute themselves in the space, the chances that the ball will remain in the air for the time set as the goal increase.
Building a block tower can also be a cooperative game. Players must coordinate what block is placed in each instance, who is in charge of doing it, etc.
Each cooperative game, in short, aims to strengthen social ties already favor the development of interpersonal skills in a fun environment. As it is not a competition between players, it eliminates the Pressure inherent in other types of games where, for some to win, others have to lose.