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Stephan Glaß
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My 8 yr old just loves Co-Op games. Mostly we play just the two of us. We started with Castle Panic when he was five and it was perfect.

Now as it gets boring we are looking for something new. We played some chapters of Mice and Mystics and even Dark Souls: The Board Game. But both are too heavy in terms of setup up time and overal play time.

Sub Terra is a very good match and played often but he wants to fight the enemies and not run from them

So maybe you know any good Co-Ops with little setup/play time (max 10min setup + 1 hr play).
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Forbidden Island
Forbidden Desert
Forbidden Sky is releasing soon
Pandemic
Star Trek Panic they changed it enough to be a different kind of experience
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+1 for Pandemic played it with my son too

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My 8 year old daughter enjoys Forbidden Island and Escape: The Curse of the Temple!
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Tim Freerksen
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Stuffed Fables Isn't out yet but if he's into Mice and Mystics, everything I've heard is about Stuffed Fables is that it's a streamlined version of it.
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Isn't that what Flash Point: Fire Rescue was made for?

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Oliver Dienz
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Ghost Fightin' Treasure Hunters or its re-themed twin Ghostbusters: Protect the Barrier Game
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Deb K
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Castle Panic

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+1 Forbidden Island: sometimes referred to as Pandemic-lite. A perfect intro if you plan on graduating to Pandemic or Pandemic Legacy: Season 1

+1 Forbidden Desert: Different enough from Forbidden Island to warrant a look. I actually like this game better since it doesn't have the hand management/card swapping like Island or Pandemic which I find annoying.

+1 Flash Point: Fire Rescue: highest recommendation, the straightforward "family"-mode is a great way to ease into the game & is still very entertaining. Once you are comfortable with it, you can then add in the other features.

If he is into Superheroes: maybe Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game -the setup should meet 10-minutes (just combine the differing card sets and shuffle together). Sorting the cards after the game is a drag. The age recommendation on the box is 14+ but I don't see any reason why a "Castle Panic-savvy" 8-year couldn't pick the deck-building concept up.
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Mike DiLisio
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My 9-year-old loves co-ops. Along with some choices already mentioned, I'll add some of his favorites:

Adventure Land: King & Princess has a co-op scenario that he enjoys quite a bit. He actually likes some of the competitive scenarios as well.

The Big Book of Madness is one that he still talks about, even though we've only played it once. Definitely a great title if your child likes Harry Potter.

Flip Ships was an instant hit. He LOVED flicking the ship discs. He was also using the ship powers strategically, so there was a fair amount of thought behind the game as well.

Ghostbusters: The Board Game has been popular primarily because of the theme, but it's actually a quick game if played with one of the earlier scenarios.

Mask of Anubis is his current obsession. You can find a mass market Hasbro version on Amazon (called Mask of the Pharaoh) currently for about 15 bucks.

Mmm! is one he's probably too old for now, but could work as a quick dice chucker.

Thunderbirds is one of the most underrated cooperative games out there, in my opinion. My son LOVES this game, and he's amazingly good with the spacial aspect...much better than me, actually.

Zombicide: Black Plague is a game he loves, because it's very tactical, and has the toy factor of the minis.

All of the above are recommended based off of play experiences we've had (and in most cases these sessions were just he and I), however I was going to mention a couple of other things...one hasn't been played yet, so I didn't put it above, and the other isn't cooperative, but might work.

Rising 5: Runes of Asteros is the next cooperative game I'm going to teach my 9-year-old. I've played solo a number of times, and I think he's going to absolutely adore this game. Really cool deduction mechanic with app integration.

Finally, although Explorers of the North Sea isn't a cooperative game, it's probably my 9-year-old's favorite, and it's a game that he doesn't seem to mind when he loses. It's competitive, but there's really no direct player interaction, you're building the game board together, and trying to get the most points, but you're not directly messing with the other player. He loves it.

This has actually been really cool to reflect on the games my 9-year-old and I play together. I hope this helps, and thanks for asking and in so doing sparking some nice memories for me.
 
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Sobhi Youssef
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My 8 year old love Marvel Legendary - but yeah sorting after play sucks. We also disliked Mice & Mystics... trying to sell it now.

We play a lot of 2-4 player competitive games. We do coop at times, but I think we all prefer competitive.

Coop:

> Pandemic (I'm so sick of this game - maybe try Iberia version instead)

> Pandemic Legacy - after playing enough pandemic to prep the 8y/o... it's a bit more complex.

> Magic Maze (Pretty hilarious and plays well with 4+ as well)

> Forbidden series (Also sick of these!)

> TIME Stories (Don't have this but I hear it's a blast)


My kids' favorite game is Clank! Pretty competitive though. Other things we play:

> Friday - solo but we play together
> Sagrada
> Sushi go
> Hanamikoji
> King/Queendomino
> King of New York
 
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Murr Rockstroh
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Burgle Bros is fun, our neighbor's kid loves the game and now owns his own copy.
 
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I feel obligated to mention that Castle Panic: The Wizard's Tower really helps extend the life of the game and adds some depth to it.
 
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Amanda W
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+1 Ghost Fightin' Treasure Hunters
+1 Pandemic: The Cure

Didn't see it mentioned yet, but big recommendation for Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle. Definitely one of my 8 year old's favorites.
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Kate H
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Thanee wrote:
Isn't that what Flash Point: Fire Rescue was made for?



Depends on the kid. I brought this to play with my 10 year old godson who had enjoyed Forbidden Island, but he was upset when some of the victims were lost and didn't want to play anymore.
 
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