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Smart Collaborative Games
Collaborative games are a genre to themselves. Where can you find a
game that's fun, but requires the players to work together to win or lose as a
team? Here! Note that a few of these are marked as "first
collaborative games." Those are the ones that are a little less
complicated, and great to begin with. Enjoy!
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You must work together to defend your Castle, in the center of the
board, from Monsters that attack out of the forest, at the edges of the
board. Trade cards, hit and slay Monsters, and plan strategies together
to keep your Castle towers intact. The players either win or lose
together, but only the player with the most victory points is declared
the Master Slayer... Expand with
Castle Panic: The Wizard's Tower
Point Fire Rescue
The call comes in 911 what is your emergency? On the other end is a
panicked response of Fire. Moments later you don the protective suits
that will keep you alive gather your equipment and rush to the scene of
a blazing inferno. The team has only seconds to assess the situation and
devise a plan of attack - then spring into action like the trained
professionals that you are. To win, players must rescue the victims
trapped inside a burning building before the fire gets out of control or
the building collapses... Great first cooperative game! Expand with
Extreme Danger Expansion,
Dangerous Waters Board Game and
Veteran and Rescue Dog Accessory Pack
(2 to 5 players, ages 10 and up) by Gamewright
- Gear up for a thrilling adventure to recover a legendary flying machine
buried deep in the ruins of an ancient desert city. You'll need to
coordinate with your teammates and use every available resource if you hope
to survive the scorching heat and relentless sandstorm. Find the flying
machine and escape before you all become permanent artifacts of the
Dare to discover Forbidden Island! Join a team of fearless adventurers
on a do-or-die mission to capture four sacred treasures from the ruins
of this perilous paradise. Your team will have to work together and make
some pulse-pounding maneuvers, as the island will sink beneath every
step! Race to collect the treasures and make a triumphant escape before
you are swallowed into the watery abyss! The latest creation by
cooperative game master, Matt Leacock... Great first collaborative game!
Cooperate to build a continuous railway from St. Louis to Sacramento.
Different routes are possible and some towns never get a railway link.
Also competes to accumulate the most money from land speculation before
the "last spike" is played, in this fast-paced game. Act quickly to grab
the best land, but you also need to give your competitors a helping hand
now and then so the railway gets built where you want it to go. Quick to
learn, great fun for both kids and adults...
(ages 3 and up, 1-4 players) by HABA
- A cooperative color dice game with 3D cherry tree. The sweetest and
juiciest cherries are hanging in Bertha Peartrees garden. The children help
her to harvest them. But the cheeky raven also sneaks ever closer. Will the
children harvest all the cherries before the raven has reached the tree?
by Plaid Hat Games (ages 7+, 1-4 players)
- A cooperative adventure game in which the players work together to
save an imperiled kingdom. They will face countless adversaries such as
rats, cockroaches, and spiders, and of course the greatest of all
horrors: the castle's housecat, Brodie. Mice and Mystics thrusts players
into an ever-changing, interactive environment, with rich storyline that
the players help create as they play the game. The Cheese System allows
players to hoard the crumbs of precious cheese they find on their
journey, and use it to bolster their mice with grandiose new abilities
and overcome seemingly insurmountable odds. An unforgettable adventure
adventurers will be talking about for years to come - assuming they can
all squeak by... Expand with
Downwood Tales and
The Heart of Glorm
- Four diseases have broken out in the world and it is up to a team of
specialists in various fields to find cures for these diseases before
mankind is wiped out. Players must work together playing to their
characters' strengths and planning their strategy of eradication before
the diseases overwhelm the world with ever-increasing outbreaks. But the
diseases are out breaking fast and time is running out: the team must
try to stem the tide of infection in diseased areas while also towards
cures... Expand with
On The Brink Expansion Board Game and
In The Lab Expansion Game
- It is your first voyage aboard one of the best starships in Star Patrol.
Taking control of one of the bridge stations, you are sure that this
mission will be an easy one where nothing can go wrong, yeah right. In
Space Cadets, 3 to 6 players take on the roles of Bridge Officers of a
Starship. Each officer must accomplish his specific task in order for
the team to successfully complete the mission. You might be the
Helmsman, Engineer, Weapons Officer, Shield Officer, Sensor Officer or
the Captain. If your crew can work together to accomplish the mission
goals, you just might make it home in one piece.
March 26, 2019