Intro To: Good Cooperative Games

If you’re looking for a break from your usual competitive gaming experience, or if you’re looking for a way to get into gaming that will bring your friends and family together to work as a team, then you should definitely try out some fully cooperative games! New cooperative games are released all the time, and there are more options than ever for players looking for a cooperative experience. If working together as a group to face off against the game itself sounds like fun to you, then you should definitely check out these cooperative games next time you visit The Round Table:


Arkham Horror is an adventure game for 1 to 8 players that can be played in 120 to 240 minutes. This classic adventure game is themed around H.P Lovecraft’s Cthulu Mythos, and pits a team of investigators against a legion of untold horrors. This game is another real challenge, and it will take immense teamwork for you to win in your race to close the portals that the Ancient Ones are using to enter our world. This game is reliably fun, and is a great way for a large group of players to spend a few hours.

Albion’s Legacy is a modular-adventure board game for 1 to 4 players that can be played in 60 to 90 minutes and allows you to play as one of your favourite Arthurian characters. In this very challenging game, you will collect lore-enriched relics, items, and artifacts to help you on your quest to travel the realms and save the land of Albion before the kingdom falls into Despair. This game is relatively easy to learn, and very difficult to win. This is a great game to try if you’re an experienced group of gamers looking for a new challenge, or a new group of gamers looking to jump into something immersive. If you’re a fan of the Arthurian legends, then this is a game that you need to try.


XenoShyft: Onslaught is a strategic deck-building game for 1 to 4 players that can be played in 45 minutes. In this base defense game, you will work together to build up your equipment and protect your base from wave after wave of dangerous aliens. This game uses a fast paced combat system that makes fighting off the waves of aliens feel very exciting. This action packed game can stand on its mechanics alone but is an especially great game for fans of sci-fi survival horror.

Escape: The Curse of the Temple is a fast paced dice game for 1 to 5 players that takes only 10 minutes to play. In this game players act and roll dice simultaneously in real-time, while racing against a sand timer. You play as a group of explorers that will be trapped in an ancient temple if you can’t collect enough crystals to escape before time runs out. This hectic, high intensity game is a great way to raise your group’s energy levels if it’s the first game that you play when you visit. It’s short enough to play several times or to play as a warm-up for something longer. This game is an excellent choice for less experienced gamers looking for a simple place to start, or more experienced gamers looking for something unique.


Zombicide is a modular survival-horror miniatures game for 1 to 6 players that can be played in 60 minutes. In this game, you play as a team of survivors with unique abilities and a variety of weapons that you will use to fight off a horde of zombies and escape from the city. Each zombie and each character is represented by a plastic miniature. This game includes several scenarios for you to try, and will require you to cooperate very carefully with each other to make it out alive. This challenging game is a great choice for anyone looking for a classic survival horror experience.

Many of these games are very challenging and will take multiple attempts for most groups to win. If you’re looking for games that you can come back to again and again, these are great choices for any group. Whether you decide to try out one of these cooperative games, or stick to competitive games, we’re looking forward to your next visit to The Round Table.