The Best Co-operative Games
Tony Ackroyd
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Brighton
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Like Space Games we have been treated to a pile of great co-op games in the last couple of years. Battlestar Galactica, Pandemic, Red November, Ghost Stories, Space Alert, Last Night on Earth....

This list contains the best Co-operative games I could find on BGG. There seem to be a few main types of Co-ops:
- All vs. the Game
- All vs. One
- All vs. Traitor
I've tried to classify the games in this list. I may have some wrong as I haven't played a lot of these games plus some of them don't neatly fit into one of the above categories. Hopefully it will be a guide for those who don't like all vs. one or games with a traitor. I have excluded straightforward Team vs. Team games.
Feel free to add if you think I have missed a great game

I've added some useful information on game: best number of players, how popular they are (number of plays) and whether they are Free. I've also included a comment (or two) from a fan of the game.

I have sorted them based on a Combined rating. Points are awarded for 3 categories: Rating, Ranking and #Plays. Points are awarded based on where that game comes after sorting all the games on this list by each of those scores. Finally a bonus was awarded for Print n Play games (as they are freely available and free/cheap). Low points are good and the games were then be sorted by their TOTAL points. You'll get the idea.
If any new games are added to the list I will score them relative to the other games on the list and sort them on that basis.

Other lists in this series:
The Best Space Games
The Best Alternatives to "Risk"
The Best Party Games
The Best Dexterity Games (or 48 dexterity games that are better than Jenga)

And my full reference geeklist for choosing games:
The Which Game to Play/Buy Metalist
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1. Board Game: Pandemic added by 1000rpm on 2009-01-10 13:15:40
2. Board Game: Arkham Horror added by 1000rpm on 2009-01-10 13:17:37
3. Board Game: Descent: Journeys in the Dark added by 1000rpm on 2009-01-10 13:21:15
4. Board Game: Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game added by 1000rpm on 2009-01-10 13:02:06
5. Board Game: Space Alert added by 1000rpm on 2009-01-10 13:13:57
6. Board Game: Friedrich added by 1000rpm on 2009-01-12 11:24:01
7. Board Game: Shadows over Camelot added by 1000rpm on 2009-01-10 17:13:42
8. Board Game: Last Night on Earth: The Zombie Game added by 1000rpm on 2009-01-10 17:00:38
9. Board Game: Fury of Dracula (Second Edition) added by 1000rpm on 2009-01-10 17:04:04
10. Board Game: Ghost Stories added by 1000rpm on 2009-01-10 16:58:34
11. Board Game: The Werewolves of Miller's Hollow added by 1000rpm on 2009-01-10 17:11:54
12. Board Game: Lord of the Rings added by 1000rpm on 2009-01-10 17:26:18
13. Board Game: The Republic of Rome added by 1000rpm on 2009-01-10 13:19:26
14. Board Game: Doom: The Boardgame added by 1000rpm on 2009-01-10 17:23:54
15. Board Game: BANG! added by 1000rpm on 2009-01-10 17:48:13
16. Board Game: Battlestations added by 1000rpm on 2009-01-10 17:02:10
17. Board Game: Betrayal at House on the Hill added by 1000rpm on 2009-01-10 17:31:09
18. Board Game: Warhammer Quest added by 1000rpm on 2009-01-10 17:08:23
19. Board Game: A Touch of Evil: The Supernatural Game added by 1000rpm on 2009-01-10 17:17:19
20. Board Game: Dead of Night added by 1000rpm on 2009-01-10 16:56:39
21. Board Game: Skat added by 1000rpm on 2009-01-10 17:05:59
22. Board Game: Saboteur added by 1000rpm on 2009-01-10 17:41:26
23. Board Game: Magic Realm added by 1000rpm on 2009-01-10 17:28:33
24. Board Game: Duel of Ages Set 1: Worldspanner added by 1000rpm on 2009-01-10 17:34:31
25. Board Game: The Fury of Dracula added by 1000rpm on 2009-01-10 17:21:22
26. Board Game: Aliens added by 1000rpm on 2009-01-10 17:09:35
27. Board Game: Shadow Hunters added by 1000rpm on 2009-01-12 11:54:45
28. Board Game: Mutant Chronicles: Siege of the Citadel added by 1000rpm on 2009-01-10 17:22:34
29. Board Game: Red November added by 1000rpm on 2009-01-10 17:32:43
30. Board Game: Scotland Yard added by 1000rpm on 2009-01-10 17:43:30
32. Board Game: The Castle of the Devil added by 1000rpm on 2009-01-10 17:36:48
33. Board Game: Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Game added by 1000rpm on 2009-01-10 17:37:56
34. Board Game: Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Queen's Park Affair added by 1000rpm on 2009-01-10 17:19:27
35. Board Game: Fortress America added by NikTheRake on 2009-01-12 09:39:02
36. Board Game: Space Crusade added by 1000rpm on 2009-01-10 17:40:14
37. Board Game: Castle Knights added by LurkingMeeple on 2009-01-12 14:11:19
38. Board Game: Garibaldi: The Escape added by binge gamer on 2009-01-12 12:57:34
39. Board Game: Cranium Hoopla added by BroadwaySC on 2009-01-12 17:19:30
40. Board Game: Max added by Randy Cox on 2009-01-12 13:13:51
41. Board Game: Clue: The Great Museum Caper added by 1000rpm on 2009-01-10 17:42:33
42. Board Game: Orchard added by cypar7 on 2009-01-12 17:10:03
43. Board Game: Escape from Colditz added by lindsayt on 2009-01-12 14:38:58
44. Board Game: Break the Safe added by TheRook on 2009-01-13 12:31:10
45. Board Game: Yin Yang added by nello on 2009-01-14 16:09:16
46. Board Game: Vanished Planet added by drfunk on 2009-07-24 03:55:12
47. Board Game: Intruder added by 1000rpm on 2009-01-10 17:45:31
48. Board Game: Ghost Chase added by cdunc123 on 2009-01-12 10:54:47
49. Board Game: Innsmouth Escape added by joedogboy on 2009-01-14 14:05:36
50. Board Game: Minion Hunter added by Octavian on 2009-01-14 13:12:13
51. Board Game: The Secret Door added by gamemark on 2009-01-13 12:24:05
52. Board Game: Shadows in the Forest added by duchamp on 2009-01-12 06:18:00
53. Board Game: Piraten-Abenteuer added by Germarish on 2009-01-13 08:51:36
54. Board Game: Orient-Express added by eisenphx on 2009-01-12 15:32:40
55. Board Game: Diplomatic Mission added by nello on 2009-01-14 13:14:55
56. Board Game: Mall of Horror added by wildog on 2009-01-12 15:36:29
57. Board Game: Zomboree added by mcookman65 on 2010-10-15 11:08:29
58. Board Game: The Three Musketeers: The Queen's Pendants added by Liggur on 2010-11-12 19:32:00
59. Board Game: Mousquetaires du Roy added by Liggur on 2010-11-12 19:34:56
60. Board Game: Space Hulk: Death Angel – The Card Game added by Vormwald1 on 2010-12-08 17:29:53
61. Board Game: Forbidden Island added by Vormwald1 on 2010-12-10 21:22:24
62. Board Game: Atlantis Rising added by gciscell on 2011-02-10 14:51:40
63. Board Game: iDetective #1: The Case of the Burglary at Bellamy's added by magikerendk on 2011-03-11 12:52:16
64. Board Game: Middle-Earth Quest added by tomasotwo on 2011-06-22 14:42:01
65. Board Game: 7 Days of Westerplatte added by BartoszK on 2013-08-12 03:06:44
66. Board Game: Castle Panic added by Visio on 2014-12-26 08:27:15
67. Board Game: Flash Point: Fire Rescue added by SynapticAcid on 2015-05-15 09:44:41
68. Board Game: Train Heist added by MrGlubGlub on 2015-07-13 20:56:05
69. Board Game: Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island added by numa84 on 2015-09-30 14:02:15
70. Board Game: The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game added by numa84 on 2015-09-30 14:06:42
71. Board Game: Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game added by RockaRolla on 2015-10-13 02:17:59
72. Board Game: Forbidden Desert added by I just lost on 2016-01-31 14:18:47
73. Board Game: Virus added by Everin on 2016-02-27 08:58:24
74. Board Game: Freedom: The Underground Railroad added by texasgeoker on 2016-03-04 10:12:48