A very short post-
I like a little competition, but as a child I found some games too competitive. I still don't like Monopoly or checkers or chess. Yet, I've never really enjoyed the feel good, no one loses, cooperative children's games I've played.
Recently, friends taught us a new game, and we lost because Phaedra just wouldn't cooperate. I was actually enjoying the game, and maybe if we played it more, we'd figure out how to win. But even with us explaining to her that we needed her to make a certain move in order for us to win, she simply would not do it. Cooperation is not her strong suit.