Malts and Meeples: Top 10 Cooperative Games
Last night I did a big live stream, just over and hour, going through my Top 10 cooperative board games. I really enjoy cooperative games and it was a tricky list to make as I had a number of games that just missed, I have a few games that I’m not sure which is my favorite out of them, and I had a good time interacting with everyone who could join me live.
Now, I’m not going to put together a list of all the games and talk about them again. Well, I won’t talk about them again, I’ll have a list at the bottom if anyone wants to find it that way. But I want to talk a little bit about why I like cooperative games.
It is something I touch on just briefly in the video. Cooperative games are a good way to bring more complex games into people’s lives. When I play a cooperative game, I am on the same team as you. That means that I want to help us win. Now I can take it too far and basically play your turns for you. But in the best cooperative game plays, everyone at the table is discussing ideas, working together, and as a new player, you don’t need to worry about getting beat up in the game.
There are a lot of competitive games where the player who knows the game is most likely to win the game. But with a cooperative game you are purely playing against the game. This, again, makes it something that is more palatable to new players, but also when playing with too competitive players. I don’t love playing with someone who must win and must win by as much as possible. While I always try and win, the point of gaming for me is to spend time with people and do something that I love, which cooperative games give me more of that.
But enough about cooperative games. Let’s move onto what I had to drink and then the list.
Last nights drink wasn’t a beer. It was in fact a whiskey since yesterday was National Bourbon day. The one that I had was pretty smooth and while wasn’t as flavorful as some bourbons that I’ve had, it was a nice sipping drink. Did you know that bourbon is a whiskey that can only be made in the US? Also, for a whiskey to be consider a bourbon it must also be 51% corn. That corn is what gives it a sweeter taste compared to other whiskeys.
Top 10 Cooperative Games
- Mansions of Madness
- Marvel Champions
- Tainted Grail: Fall of Avalon
- Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game
- Aeon’s End: War Eternal
- Xenoshyft: Onslaught
- T.I.M.E. Stories
- Letter Jam
- Pandemic (and Legacy)
What’s Coming Up Next?
Well, I am streaming again on Wednesday. And I might get back to Arkham Horror: The Card Game, or we might be back to a roll and write and that schedule just through Disney+ having Loki on Wednesdays. There are other smaller games as well that I can see about getting to the table, or playing less of a bigger scenario. As for another Monday stream, that’ll happen on June 28th, at least that’s my plan. I plan on covering a topic as well as maybe some quick reviews.
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