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Christen
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So, my husband has decided that the reason he doesn't play games with me is because he doesn't like the one player vs the other play competitive game experience. Our collection has quite a number of games that are two player or play two players really well and he has decided he doesn't like them. I'm looking to find games that he would be willing to play with me.

We have Ghost Stories, Yggdrasil and Pandemic. I'm not looking for another cooperative game that fits that type of cooperation or is similar. We also already have Hanabi, Elder Sign and Space Alert.

We want games that we would cooperate and will play two players really well, but with a unique edge.
 
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I've read your post 3 times and I'm still not sure if I fully understand what you're looking for but you could try Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game which is somewhere in the middle of the way between competitive and cooperative game.
 
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Tobago allows you to work together to find the location of treasures but then competing against each other to get the better treasure.

I've played it with 2 players and it worked well. not tried with 3/4 players but I imagine it would be more competitive.
 
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Star Realms is a deck builder that can be played cooperatively against the Nemesis Beast and Pirates of the Dark Star challenges.

Defenders of the Realm plays somewhat like Pandemic, but with lots of miniatures and dice rolling, so it has a different feel.
 
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I'll add a couple communication without words games. ...and then, we held hands. and The Ravens of Thri Sahashri.

Both coop, both kinda interesting. One is a pnp.
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My wife feels the same way as your husband it sounds. Her favorite game right now, to work together and feel like we over came something is Sentinels of the Multiverse. Some people love it some people hate it. I am on the love side of it. The downside to 2 players is that someone will control more than 1 hero. But we love doing that, and most of the time we both control 2 heroes.
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You might look into co-op adventure games such as Mice and Mystics or (not for the fainthearted) Myth. Also consider low-interaction competitive games (effectively race games) such as DungeonQuest.
 
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    There's more than a few solo games available that work well in a joint decision fashion. Not sure if you're interested thematically, but Field Commander: Alexander or The Hunters: German U-Boats at War, 1939-43 fit this sort of bill well. I had a great time with FC Alexander with my oldest son.

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Robinson Crusoe is a very nice co-op game with a nicely embedded narrative guided by events and your decisions.
 
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I have a similar problem with my wife. She likes to play and do here own thing to win, but she dislike the 'I screw your strategy if I take this space/action for my own benefit'. So, in another word, she would prefer multiplayer solitaire or cooperative games, but then I tried coop games and she disliked it because she couldn't beat me straight... ha... whistle
 
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Believe it or not, Warfighter: The Tactical Special Forces Card Game is a fantastic cooperative game. It plays like a hollywood military action movie, plays within an hour (after the pre-game squad building aspect) and has really simple rules that don't tax your brain; it's a really cool experience and it might draw your husband in. Disclaimer: I am not a military/gun nut

Another game I played with a fellow BGGer recently was Legendary Encounters: An Alien Deck Building Game which is an excellent co-op deckbuilder.
 
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Mousquetaires du Roy is a wonderful game, and though normally one player plays the adversary, Milady, there is a file here on BGG that someone has kindly uploaded to play cooperatively against an "AI" Milady.
 
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If you both like The Lord Of The Rings, then it's a no-brainer... play 'The Lord of the Rings Living Card Game' by FFG (The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game). It's designed primarily for two player co-op. The core game, right of the box, offers a very immerssive and rewarding two player experience set in the LotR universe. It's the two of you against the enemy! The cool thing is that each of you are doing your own thing and utilizing your own strategy , but in concert with each other. The fun part is discovering the synergies between the two of you that when combined, will deliver a blow to the enemy or yield advancement of your quest.

Also, if you're really only a fan of the movies, there's an expansion series which has scenarios taken directly from, and meant to mirror, the LotR movie trilogy.

Now if you know that you don't like card games, well then of course this isn't the game for you. But if you like LOTR, and don't know whether or not you like card games, then for $28 you can't go wrong to at least give it a try!


 
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