Kimberly Terrill writes: >I think of puzzle-type games to be more 'exercises in critical thinking >skills' than 'cooperative games' ... I think... if I had to put a label on >them... or maybe they are both.... - Kimberly Depends on the game. Another "cooperative game" style is multiplayer cooperative video games -- from Mario Brothers to Smash TV and beyond. For me, at least, the real question is whether it feels like a game -- I don't like Lord of the Rings much, but it definately feels like one (and I like Arkham Horror much more, and it feels like nothing if not a game). -- Joshua Kronengold (mneme@(io.com, labcats.org)) |\ _,,,--,,_ ,) --^-- "Did you know, if you increment enough, you /,`.-'`' -, ;-;;' /\\ get an extra digit?" "I knew," weeps Six. |,4- ) )-,_ ) /\ /-\\\ "We knew. But we had forgotten." '---''(_/--' (_/-'