Since 1972 Family Pastimes has been designing and manufacturing co-operative board games in rural Ontario, Canada.
Co-operative games are based on the belief that we should play as friends, not as enemies! These wonderful games foster the spirit of co-operation. Players help each other climb a mountain, make a community, bring in the harvest, complete a space exploration.. They are never against each other.
After all, the initial impulse to play a game is social. How ironic then that in most games, we spend all our efforts trying to bankrupt someone, destroy their armies — in other words, to get rid of one another! Family Pastime games are very well designed and engaging, several have won Top Rating from the Canadian Toy Testing Council.