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This week at Geek 10 we are talking about our Top 10 Cooperative Board Games. Sometimes, gaming is just more fun when you all get to work together. You can check out our full Top 10 list here.
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Good list, but I think there are enough to do a Top 15 or Top 20 easily.

Missing stuff:
1. regular Pandemic and it's expansions
2. Ghost Stories and expansions
3. Defenders of the Realm and Dragon expansion
4. Legends of Andor and expansions
5. Atlantis Rising
6. Captain is Dead and expansions
7. Zombicide and expansions
8. Carnival Zombie
9. Arkham Horror
10. Elder Sign and expansions
11. Castle Panic and/or variations
12. Sentinels of the Multiverse and expansions
13. Forbidden Island
14. Forbidden Desert
15. Witness
16. Any of the Dungeons and Dragons board games such as Castle Ravenloft
17. Flashpoint Fire Rescue
Haven't played, but think they'd make the top 20.
?. Champions of Midgard (have yet to play) Not a co-op
?. Mage Knight
?. Any of the Legendary Deck Building Games
?. Pathfinder Adventure Card Game

Honorable mention (I just personally am not a fan of speed games):
Escape: Curse of the Temple

FWIW: I left off 1 versus many or 1 versus dungeon master or traitor games like Betrayal at House on the Hill, Mice and Mystics, Fury of Dracula, Letters from Whitechapel

There are a lot more ... but I think the above should have been in your list or menteioned somewhere.

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Sorry, I can't take you seriously if Legends of Andor is not on the list. shake
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Champions of Midgard is not a co-op.
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You're missing:

Freedom: Underground Railroad
Burgle Bros.
Zombie 15'
Camp Grizzly
Police Precinct
Project: Elite
The Grizzled

Then coming in 2016-17:

Aeon's End
The Walking Dead: No Sanctuary
This War of Mine
7th Continent
Deep Madness
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Don't forget Hanabi. No alpha player syndrome in this one laugh
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evidence wrote:
Champions of Midgard is not a co-op.


Thanks for the correction! I did mention I haven't played it yet!

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gossamerica wrote:
Don't forget Hanabi. No alpha player syndrome in this one laugh


Beyond Baker Street has replaced Hanabi in that role for me.
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We are currently enjoying The Big Book of Madness and have had great fun with Warhammer Quest: The Adventure Card Game.
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You list Mechs vs. Minions as being $30. I didn't review your other prices, but that one jumped out as being pretty wrong.
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RichardU wrote:
You list Mechs vs. Minions as being $30. I didn't review your other prices, but that one jumped out as being pretty wrong.


Whoops. That was definitely a typo. Thanks for catching that.

And thanks for all the other suggestions everyone. It was really hard to pair down the list. I'm most likely going to do a part two at some point (maybe even a part 3), just because there are so many good games in this genre.
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DarkJedi wrote:
This week at Geek 10 we are talking about our Top 10 Cooperative Board Games. Sometimes, gaming is just more fun when you all get to work together. You can check out our full Top 10 list here.


Not even close to my own list:
1. Arkham Horror
2. Sentinels of the Multiverse
3. Legendary (w/ challenge modes from Dark City potentially)
4. Bulwark
5. Secrets of the Lost Tomb
6. Space Cadets: Away Missions
7. Dark Gothic (w/ slight variant to make the coop version not broken)
8. Zombicide: Black Plague
9. Pandemic
10. Shadowrift

There's a fairly big drop off from number 1 to anything else, and another sizeable drop from 4 to 5. Honestly 5 to quite a few games that didn't make this cut are all fairly close and preference could change from day to day.
If they improved the balance of Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition) across player counts and/or made the workings of the peril in Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition) – Road to Legend accessible/mod-able, it would easily move up onto the list.
If they updated the app for Mansions of Madness: Second Edition to have different scenarios within each map (such that you don't know what you need to do until after exploring, even if you've already played that map before), similar to how First Edition worked, I would probably pick up a copy for myself and it would likely make it to this list.

I do a ton of cooperative gaming, and I don't even own half the games on that list, despite having played all but one of them.
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tuckerotl wrote:
DarkJedi wrote:
This week at Geek 10 we are talking about our Top 10 Cooperative Board Games. Sometimes, gaming is just more fun when you all get to work together. You can check out our full Top 10 list here.


Not even close to my own list:
1. Arkham Horror
2. Sentinels of the Multiverse
3. Legendary (w/ challenge modes from Dark City potentially)
4. Bulwark
5. Secrets of the Lost Tomb
6. Space Cadets: Away Missions
7. Dark Gothic (w/ slight variant to make the coop version not broken)
8. Zombicide: Black Plague
9. Pandemic
10. Shadowrift

There's a fairly big drop off from number 1 to anything else, and another sizeable drop from 4 to 5. Honestly 5 to quite a few games that didn't make this cut are all fairly close and preference could change from day to day.
If they improved the balance of Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition) across player counts and/or made the workings of the peril in Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition) – Road to Legend accessible/mod-able, it would easily move up onto the list.
If they updated the app for Mansions of Madness: Second Edition to have different scenarios within each map (such that you don't know what you need to do until after exploring, even if you've already played that map before), similar to how First Edition worked, I would probably pick up a copy for myself and it would likely make it to this list.

I do a ton of cooperative gaming, and I don't even own half the games on that list, despite having played all but one of them.


Thanks for the thoughts. Our lists are definitely very different. I'm not even sure I'd have half of your list anywhere near my top ten. But that's OK. Everyone has their preferences.
 
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