Even More Coop Games

We’ve introduced you to some great cooperative games in the past… and then we did it again! What can we say? Cooperative games are one of our favourite categories, and they’re a great way to bring people together! No matter what the occasion, it’s always great to work together with friends, family or coworkers, so check out some more fantastic cooperative games:

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Board Game is a fully cooperative game for 1 to 6 players that can be played in 40 to 60 minutes. In this card-based board game, you play as Buffy and the rest of her Scoobie gang, working together to fight off the Big Bad and the apocalypse! Be warned though, if Sweet the Dancing Demon shows up, you may find yourself having to sing! Our favourite part about this cooperative game is probably that it was made right here in Guelph by Lynnvander  Studios, the design team that shares our Location, and some key members of our team. If you love fast-paced light cooperative games, give this one a try. Especially if you’re a Buffy fan!

Hanabi is a fully cooperative game for 2 to 5 players that can be played in 25 minutes. In this hidden information card game, players work together to create the perfect fireworks display by placing cards in the correct order.  To make things more difficult, each player holds their cards facing the other players so that they don’t know what any of their own cards are. To help each other play their cards in the correct order, players must share hints about the number and colour of their cards.  If you’re looking for a simple game with a unique premise then this is one that you need to try!

Sentinels of the Multiverse is a fully cooperative game for 1 to 5 players that can be played in 30 to 60 minutes. In this fixed-deck card game, players play as a team of super heroes chosen from a set of 10 heroes, and face off against a super villain and an environment deck that play themselves. The game is won when the villain runs out of HP and is lost when either all of the heroes reach 0 HP or the villain’s victory condition is met. Answer the call to protect the multiverse in this thematic card game!

Forbidden Island is a fully cooperative game for 2 to 4 players that  can be played in 30 minutes. In this modular treasure hunting game, players work together to stave off the sinking of the island tiles that make up the titular island and do their best to collect treasures and items! What’s really memorable about this game is the beautiful artwork that covers each tile, and the cool custom plastic components that make up the Island’s treasures. If you’re looking for a visually stunning game with different levels of difficulty and tons of re-play value, look no farther than this one!

With so many great cooperative games in our collection, it’s always difficult to choose the right ones for these lists – that’s why we’ll have tons more cooperative game suggestions for you in the future! In the meantime, if you’re looking for something completely different, check out some of our favourite horror games, or some of our favorite 4X games. Whatever you want to play, we’ll be happy to help you find it next time you visit us at The Round Table!

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Drafting Games

If you’ve been keeping up with our Intro Articles, you’re already familiar with the concept of drafting cards (selecting 1 card from a set, passing it on, and repeating this process until there are no remaining cards) from our Intro To: Drafting Magic the Gathering, but did you know that there are tons of great board games that use drafting as a core mechanic? Read on for some of our favorites!

Paradox is a competitive game for 2 to 4 players that can be played in 40 to 120 minutes. In this science fiction strategy game, players take on the roles of scientists attempting to save the entire universe from a space-time disturbance! Players compete by collecting sets of cards, and managing their resources, and a set of colored disks. The winner is an intergalactic hero, responsible for preventing the distruction of the multiverse! If you’re looking for an intense strategy game with beautiful components, give this one a shot!

7 Wonders is a competitive game for 2 to 7 players that can be played in 30 minutes. We introduced this game in one of our earliest articles, and it’s still one of our favorites!  This fast-paced, simple drafting game consists of 3 rounds of drafting followed by a final scoring phase to determine which player has collected the most valuable sets of cards! Some collections of cards grant more resources which are required to select the most valuable cards in the final round! Others are worth exponential points if collected in specific combinations! It’s difficult to find a game the does a better job of capturing what drafting is all about. If you’re looking for a good game to start with to learn the concept, definitely check this one out!

Seasons is a competitive game for 2 to 4 players that can be played in 60 minutes. In this dice-based game of wizard battles, players start the game by drafting a deck of 9 cards that they will use throughout the rest of the game. Each round, the players continue to draft, selecting dice from a pool instead of cards! Throughout the game, the seasons progress, changing the dice used, determining which resources will be available to play the cards drafted at the start of the game. At the end of the game, each player scores points based on the cards that they have played, and the crystals that they have purchased throughout the game. The player with the most points wins! If you’re looking for a drafting game with some novel twists and a clever use of dice, then this is the game for you!

Sushi  Go! is a competitive board game for 2 to 5 players that can be played in 15 to 20 minutes. In this super fast-paced set collecting game, players take on the role of customers at a restaurant trying to grab up the best combinations of sushi before their opponents can beat them to it. This lightweight game introduces drafting in its simplest form, condensing the core mechanics of other drafting games to something that can be learned in only a few minutes, and played very quickly. If you’re looking for a very fast warm-up game, give this one a try!

Whether you already love drafting games, or you’ve never tried drafting before, each of these games is sure to be an awesome experience so make sure to give them a shot next time you visit us at The Round Table! Once you’ve tried these out, if you’re looking for something a little different, check out some of our awesome dexterity games!

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