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Hans Kristen
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I've been playing "Pandemic" for some time with friends who haven't played board games before. They love the Coop aspect and like strategy games. Do you have any recommendations for other games that have a low entry hurdle? Are the Tiny Epic games suitable? I am looking forward to your suggestions!
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Andy D
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An entry level co op game with a deck building mechanism would be Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle or Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game

Another entry level action point co op would be Flash Point: Fire Rescue
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The "Forbidden" games (Island, Desert, Sky) are a great next step for co-ops too.

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Forbidden Island | Forbidden Desert | Forbidden Sky
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Fckthwrld wrote:
Hello,

I've been playing "Pandemic" for some time with friends who haven't played board games before. They love the Coop aspect and like strategy games. Do you have any recommendations for other games that have a low entry hurdle? Are the Tiny Epic games suitable? I am looking forward to your suggestions!


Ooh, I am in the exact same boat... new players and they love Pandemic Season 1.. where next?

I was thinking Near and Far because I have it on the shelf, and doing a little rotation of some games that I own.. Carcassonne etc before just doing Pandemic Season 2
 
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Al Walker
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Forbidden Island created by the guy who made Pandemic, and has similar elements
X-Wing if your looking for easy to get into wargames
 
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Fckthwrld wrote:
Are the Tiny Epic games suitable?
Tiny Epic Galaxies is actually surprisingly deep for how complex it looks, and a great game. Not sure it is the best bridge from coop though. Reason to still get the game is that it introduce some good mechanics that are NOT in Pandemic and which will help guide you towards another game if it does not play out well. Plus it is small, so it will not take up a lot of space in case it never gets played again.
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If I take you at your word in seeking a good Strategy game, and one that helps introduce strategic thinking, I recommend Splendor. The mechanics are simple, pick up some chips, or buy a card. But within the game is a lot of depth.
 
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1846: The Race for the Midwest is very intuitive and doesn't require prior gaming experience to get into. It does require time (4-5 hours play time), someone who can learn and teach it well and a strong interest in economic games. It is a great experience though, exploring this genre for the first time with a group of friends.
 
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You might like Legends of Andor.
 
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Geoffrey Burrell
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Coop:
Hanabi

not coop:
Splendor
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