Cooperative and Competitive Games

Cooperative games are a very recent phenomenon: games where all players win or all players lose, no one has to feel slighted by the end of the game. A more peaceful pastime than competitive games for sure, but where does the tension come from without opposing players? Find out more about cooperative games in this week’s Meeplepedia.

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Spellbound

The Master Wizards all told you, don’t mess with Baba Yaga. But of course you wouldn’t listen, she is only one witch, what could she possibly do to you. And now you find yourself in the Wilderness, a few days missing from your memory and horribly disfigured, with parts of your body shrunken and grown completely out of proportion. And not in a way that you’d find advantageous. Your only way back to full humanoidity goes through Baba Yaga.

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Arkham Horror

Arkham Horror

Everything is peaceful in the small town in New England. Nothing bad has happened yet this week. But it’s only monday, 2:00 am. And there we go, a gate to another world opens, monsters start pouring out. The inhabitants of Arkham suffer through a lot, if anything bad happens, it happens to them. Every time. They feel the Arkham Horror.

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Onirim

Every night when you go to sleep, your mind gets lost in the Dream Labyrinth. It will wander there for a while and then get back to you in time to wake up. Unless, of course, you are one of the Dreamwalker, for them it’s a fight to return every night, having to find the eight oneiric doors first, chased by nightmares. And they are all alone – or sometimes with one more companion – with the risk of never waking up.

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Flash Point: Fire Rescue

When the call comes in, everything has to happen quickly. Slide down the pole, get on the truck and of you go. Yes, you can now experience the thrill of firefighting in a board game – minus the pole – in Indie Boards and Cards new cooperative game.

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Alcatraz: The Scapegoat

They say no one ever escaped from Alcatraz. If you want to be the first, you will have to work together with the other inmates. But watch out, or you might be left behind, because for all its cooperation required, Alcatraz: The Scapegoat is anything but a cooperative game.

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Dungeon Fighter

Dungeon crawler games tend to be dice rolling festivals: you find a monster, you throw a die and either you die or the monster dies. Dungeon Fighter is not so different from that, only now you throw the dice on a target, and whether you hit or not is much more important than what face the die shows.

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Shadows over Camelot

What is your name? – Sir Meepalot.
What is your quest? – The search for the Holy Grail.
What is the poker hand you need to beat me? – I don’t know tha AAARRRGGH!
And it is through the magic of the internet that you have been reading this text in Monty Python voices inside your head. Oh, you wanted to know about Shadows over Camelot?

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Ghost Stories

Ghost Stories

Do you like the Chinese Ghost Story movies? How about cooperative games? Now roll this to things into one, how does that sound? Ghost Stories is exactly that: you defend a small village from the forces of Wu-Feng who is about to rise from the dead.

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