Cooperative Game: The River Try this at Home The River is a game that allows students to work together in teams to achieve a common goal. They have 3 pieces of equipment: A scooter (the boat), a stick (the oar), and a rope. They must get all of their teammates across "the river", and back, without touching the "water". The game has multiple levels. Each level is more challenging than the one before. They must commit to being progressively more creative and cooperative as the game goes along. This game is an all time favorite at Brooks Elementary, and the students remember it for years after they leave Brooks.