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Kraków 1325 AD is an interesting blend of trick taking and area control made for four players (two teams of two)
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In Chicago Gangsters you play with changing teams!

In Luna Llena: Full Moon, as far as I understand so far, a Werewolf team plays against a human team and tries to change humans into werevolves, thus changing the team ...

And, of course, Bridge.
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Tichu is a 2 vs 2 tricj taking card game.
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Family Pastimes (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgamepublisher/603) have a number of team games.

Also
WaveLength
Sequence
Carolus Magnus
The Mystery Rummy family http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgamefamily/11

are all played in pairs.
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Last Night on Earth: The Zombie Game can have 2 zombie players vs the other heroes players.
Tide of Iron is playable 2 vs 2

And then there are secret team games like Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game, where there may be up to two cylon traitors or if you include the expansion, cylon leaders.

I've actually posed this question here and these are the games I ended up getting. I really like them all. Not super heavy Euros but still very fun to play.
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The Werewolves of Miller's Hollow
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Ca$h 'n Gun$: Yakuzas
Formula D (you don't have to, but you can play in teams)

Also, check out http://www.geekdo.com/boardgamemechanic/2019
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Teams of Enemies

Trivia game where the teams shift throughout the game.
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These types of games fall into a few different categories.

First you have your partnership card games. These are predominantly 4-player games, although there are always the rare exceptions that play with more.

Second, you have your party games. These typically are one team against another, altough there are several that allow you to play with more teams.

Third, you have your semi-cooperative games. These tend to be more one player against many, although you can think of it as 2 teams.

Then I'm sure you can find a few that don't fall neatly into one of these groups.

Once we know which of the 3 general groups you are interested in, it will be much easier to reccomend a specific game for you.
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Last Night on Earth: The Zombie Game: Humans vs. Zombies

Doom: The Boardgame: Marines vs. Invaders

World of Warcraft: The Boardgame: Alliance vs. Horde
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Lara Croft: Tomb Raider – The Angel of Darkness. To quote a review with which I agree: '...it isn't terrible...'
For older children of all ages there's not too much here for veteran gamers. Would do as a filler and takes about 45 minutes.
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Two of my most memorable game experiences have been team-based, specifically
War of the Ring (First Edition)
Memoir '44: Overlord (alternatively Memoir '44: Operation Overlord)

I think team games are under-represented in our hobby. We've recently seen a wave of cooperative games, but typically they have the players belonging to a team rather than acting as a team. I hope the next wave brings us something different.
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Tycho wrote:
We've recently seen a wave of cooperative games, but typically they have the players belonging to a team rather than acting as a team.


What's the difference? Could you give some examples of each? Thanks.
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Dodya wrote:
Tycho wrote:
We've recently seen a wave of cooperative games, but typically they have the players belonging to a team rather than acting as a team.


What's the difference?


Teams are groups of players and the game is group vs. group. The term cooperative is generally used to denote games where all the players work against the game.

Dodya wrote:
Could you give some examples of each? Thanks.


There are numerous team games above. For example, note on the games I listed I put the teams after the game such as in Last Night on Earth: The Zombie Game one group of players are the humans and another group are the zombies.

But, one lesser known one that I forgot to mention is The Castle of the Devil.

Examples of popular cooperative games:
* Pandemic: Players vs. spreading diseases
* Arkham Horror + many expansions: Players vs. the Great Old One and misc. evil
* Vanished Planet: Players vs. The Darkness
* Lord of the Rings + expansions: Players vs. Sauron et. al.
* Red November: Players vs. the sinking gnome submarine
* A Touch of Evil: The Supernatural Game: Players vs. the evil creature (vampire, headless horseman, et. al.)

More can be found here: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/tag/cooperative

And then there are the hybrids:
* Shadows Over Camelot: Players try to save Camelot
* Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game: Players try to get the Human Race to Kobol
* Pandemic: With the bioterrorist variant
* Betrayal at House on the Hill

What makes these hybrids is that the game is structured such that the players are working against the game, but also against someone at the table. In the case of several (such as Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game) you don't initially know who is on what side (Humans or Cylons).

I consider them hybrids since they could have purely cooperative phases followed by team vs. team phases. Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game is a good example of this.

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Leighbob wrote:
Tichu is a 2 vs 2 tricj taking card game.


Allow me to revise: Tichu is an AWESOME 2 vs. 2 trick taking card game (although it takes a few rounds before you even understand the rules!).

Some people also swear by the partnership variant in Knizia's Loot, which I understand you can play with 2, 3, or more people per "partnership."

If you're looking for party games, I highly, highly recommend Celebrities, a public-domain game requiring nothing more than scraps of paper, two buckets, and zero sense of shame. (Time's Up! is the wholly unnecessary commercial variant.)
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