This isn’t Twister, but then again, Brian Van Slyke isn’t Milton Bradley.
“I’m very passionate about cooperatives,” Van Slyke declared—so much so that he’s developed a new board game appropriately called Co-opoly. The goal is to educate people about co-ops.
“Co-opoly actually isn’t anything like Monopoly,” Van Slyke said. “People think, ‘Oh, do I buy co-op spaces?’ But it’s a completely different concept.”
Speaking to ECT.coop from his base in Northampton, Mass., Van Slyke described Co-opoly as “a game of skill and solidarity” in which “everyone wins or everyone loses, together.”
“You are going around the board and you are playing as one cooperative, but also as members of the cooperative,” he said.