The aspect of a game where players work together toward common goals. The tag refers to two types of cooperation: (1) games where all players cooperate toward a common victory condition (everybody wins or everybody loses), and (2) two or more players working toward common but ...

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Can Sid Meier's Civilization (2010) be played cooperatively?

Is it possible to play Sid Meier's Civilization as co-op game? Are there some specific rules that must be thought about? As I can see this: play by normal rules. two players will both win if one of ...
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What makes a cooperative game require multiple players?

Many cooperative games (like Pandemic or Arkham Horror) could be played by a single player, even though they're intended to be played by a team of players striving against the board. What makes a ...
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How well do Forbidden Desert and Forbidden Island play with two players?

I introduced a colleague to Pandemic. He liked it and asked if I could recommend a similar game that: Plays well with two people, and Will be a bit more approachable for his partner, who's new to ...
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What is a solid basic strategy for surviving Ghost Story [closed]

Is there a solid strategy that you can apply to increase the chances of a win?
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Where can I find a list of cooperative “beat the game” games?

I know of Pandemic and I remember having played a game about mountain climbing where the goal was to as a team climb the mountain and get back down safely but there must be more of these games where ...
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cooperative game that is NOT like pandemic, forbidden island et al [closed]

The cooperative games I have played (pandemic, forbidden island, ghost story) share very similar mechanics in which players have to deal with different threats as fast as they can or they loose. Is ...
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What makes a cooperative board game actually a game?

Most board games are competitive, where you have players competing against each other, trying to win. Some board games are described as "cooperative", where the players are trying to do...what ...
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In Dungeon Run, is there ever a reason to assist another player if you have full health?

In Dungeon Run, when another player is on your tile, you can assist them. If you do, you are allowed to rally which means to remove a single damage from your character. Since any other player will ...
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Recommendation for D&D players who want a faster dungeon/questing game after dinner? [closed]

My friends and I play Advanced Dungeons and Dragons from time to time. Since it's cumbersome to make so many preparations to play so little, I'd like a faster alternative reason to get together and ...
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Strategy for succeeding at Crisis skill checks

I've played my first real BSG game last week with three players and the humans got wiped out before we even jumped once... I did some calculations to figure out if things get easier or harder with ...
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How can I tell how replayable a cooperative game is?

I've been reading reviews on various cooperative games trying to find some more to add to my collection. (I currently have pandemic, forbidden island, and Shadows over Camelot.) In reviews, I've seen ...
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Arkham Horror: dominant personality issue?

I recently experienced the problem mentioned here, with myself being one of the enthusiasts pushing other party members around. It wasn't intentional, it's just that the structure of the game lends ...
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What cooperative board games are there that I could safely play with my wife? [closed]

My wife loves board games, but dislikes very competitive games, and is completely uninterested in aggressive "beat up the other guy" games. We recently discovered Pandemic, where each player works ...