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A talk with Alex Randolph
... on cooperative games

For me a game is a ritual fight (with rules, forms and rites) which takes place on a limited almost sacred place, like a chess board, but nevertheless a fight. You play to win! I am therefore not keen on cooperative games. A cooperative game is a well-behaved occupation for well-behaved children. But first of all is well-behaved occupation always boring. And secondly I don't know any well-behaving children.
(Despite this statement did Alex Randolph have a major success the same year with a beautiful cooperative children's games: Selecta's Gute Freunde, which won the Spiel des Jahres as best Children's game. Editor)
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From Knut-Michael Wolf's interview in the special issue of Die Pöppel-Revue 1988
with kind permission from Friedhelm Merz Verlag and spielbox.de

© Mik Svellov 1997-2004editor@brettboard.dk03. maj 2004