My son likes to beat me at any cost in board and card games. While playing Backgammon, he removes my pieces without mercy. In UNO, he is gleeful when I have to pick up. His ruthless, competitive edge freaks me out! He’s only ten! His sister couldn’t care less about winning. She prefers more cooperative activities.
Regardless of their attitudes towards game playing, my kids love to play games with me. It is a time to share laughter and conversation, never rushed, never pressured.