I don’t know about you, but when I play a new game, I get a little scared! Part of me is excited to try something new and the other part of me knows I have to figure out how to play the game. I will help you get jump started in all of this. However, if in doubt, you can refer to the instructions on the back of the box or on the sheet of paper inside the game.
Before we jump in, let me give you a little background of Cop’s Corner. Some of you are asking, “Why should I play Cop’s Corner?” Or maybe, “What is unique about this game over other games?” Perhaps you are a parent and you are wondering, “How long is the game to play?
The reason most of us play games is because it is fun. That is my number one goal with this game. Cop’s Corner is fun! It is simple enough to play for most people yet layered enough to challenge those who can use Cop’s Corner as a great learning tool. Remember, there are two ways to win this game. Depending how the game evolves as you play may determine your strategy. The first way to win is to be the first to become the Chief of Police. You accomplish this by promoting through the ranks. The second way to win is to become the Top Cop. You accomplish this by adding up your point totals depending on how many coins, dispatch cards, car stop cards, or duty cards you collected compared to the other players.
There is no other game like this game in the world! I was given what I call a “God-inspiration” seven years ago when I had a dream about the entire game at 3:00 a.m. I woke up very excited about the concept and wrote it all down. Cop’s Corner is designed to help educate people about law enforcement and our criminal justice system. Whether you are in law enforcement or not, all of us operate under these systems. If you are in law enforcement, this game is a great tool to explain what cops do and how things work like the court system or a special police details. The best part of the game is it has a lot of movement, sudden game change swings, and the length of play is entirely up to you. For example, if you wanted to play with some kids who are in elementary school with a short attention span, you can remove a couple of ranks to accelerate the game at the beginning of play. Kids can easily play the game because of color and picture associations. If you were a high school student and wanted to better understand what the difference between a Burglary, Theft, or Robbery was, you can look these up and discuss them while continuing play.
I hope this gives you a little better understanding of Cop’s Corner game. In the next blog, I will be discussing the play in more detail. Until then, build some play time, fun, and people connection into your day! Paul
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