Cooperative Games come in two flavors: purely cooperative and semi-cooperative. Purely cooperative games have all players working together against the game – they all win together or lose together. Semi-cooperative games pit one player against the rest or feature a hidden traitor working against the interests of the others.
7 Games You Can Play Via Video Conference. Normally, I’d tell you about games that are great for holiday gatherings. However, with the pandemic foremost in our minds and the CDC recommending we stay home for the holidays, I thought games you can play via video conference were more appropriate.
When the kids are full of energy, but it’s too wet to go outside, here are five activities they can simulate via board games. The kids can play most of these games by themselves, though you may need to give the young ones a little help to begin with. Defend the Castle The peace of your castle has been destroyed […]
On the eleventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me Eleven Pandemic co-ops, ten Ticket to Ride games, nine Catan expansions, eight Unlock! escape games, seven Exit: The Games, six sets of Card Sleeves, five Zombie Dice!, four Games for Two, three Dice Sets, two Letters to Santa and a Hanabi co-op card game. 11 Pandemic Co-ops Pandemic, designed by Matt […]
On the eighth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me Eight Unlock! escape games, seven Exit: The Games, six sets of Card Sleeves, five Zombie Dice!, four Games for Two, three Dice Sets, two Letters to Santa and a Hanabi co-op card game. 8 Unlock! Escape Games Like the EXIT games just mentioned, the Unlock! series of games were inspired by Escape […]
On the seventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me Seven Exit: The Games, six sets of Card Sleeves, five Zombie Dice!, four Games for Two, three Dice Sets, two Letters to Santa and a Hanabi co-op card game. 7 Exit: The Game The EXIT: The Game and Unlock! series of games let you enjoy and solve an Escape Room […]
Christmas is just around the corner and I’ve got board games on the brain – again. I like to give and get games for Christmas. This morning I woke up with a variation of the classic Twelve Days of Christmas playing in my head, so I put together this little ditty, followed up by a few details on the games […]
After I get the turkey in the oven on Thanksgiving, I like to kick back and relax, visit with my family and friends, play games and otherwise have a good time. Unfortunately not all of my family and friends are as much into games as I am. These 4 games, however, have proven excellent for both gamers and non-gamers alike. […]
Lately I can’t get enough of Mansions of Madness 2nd Edition. I love how immersive it is. It’s as close to a D & D (Dungeons & Dragons) experience as a board game has ever come – that I’ve played so far. The app takes the place of a game master: describing rooms; items and monsters you encounter; directing the […]
One of my favorite types of games to play is the pure co-op. In a pure cooperative game, all players work together against the board. Often you can discuss strategy with your fellow players, though you decide yourself what to do on your turn. The game gets a turn, too, usually at the end of each player’s turn or after […]
Tim and I are really enjoying Pandemic Legacy: Season 2. We loved Pandemic Legacy: Season 1 so much we played the campaign through twice (total of 34 games): once just the two of us and a second time with two other people. While Season 2 is a sequel – story-wise – to Pandemic Legacy: Season 1 you don’t have to have […]
Should auld acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind Should auld acquaintance be forgot and games of auld lang syne. It’s so easy to focus solely on the latest releases when choosing games to review, that I thought I’d change things up a bit and reflect on some of my favorite games of auld lang syne. I have so […]
It’s no secret that I’m an avid Pandemic fan. And not just of the base game and its expansions, I love its spin offs Forbidden Island and Forbidden Desert, too. So, of course I immediately preordered Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu when I heard the first whisper of its coming. Now it’s here and I can’t wait to tell you about […]
Forbidden Desert: Thirst for Survival is a cooperative family game from the designer of Forbidden Island. Forbidden Desert is sort of a sequel to Forbidden Island with the adventurers finding themselves stranded in the desert where a huge sand storm rages threatening to bury them alive or sweep them away, that is if they don’t die of thirst first. To […]
Pandemic Legacy, designed by Matt Leacock and Rob Daviau, hit game stores worldwide October 8, I received my copy October 9. I couldn’t wait to unwrap its mysteries and proceeded to open the box and examine and inventory its immediately visible contents – and read the rulebook. I say “immediately visible” because not all of the contents are meant to […]
*** SPOILER ALERT *** Many sections of this report have been redacted (placed in Spoiler boxes). Revealing redacted details may spoil some of the surprises in store for you in Pandemic Legacy Season 1. January 2015 For our first game of Pandemic Legacy, my husband Tim and I chose Scientist and Researcher hoping for some good card draws so we […]