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Adrian B
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What are the best cooperative games to get? I keep beating my GF at competetive games (Odins, balloon cup, ticket to ride etc) and she's specifically asked for cooperative games (she says I gloat, but what's the point of bragging rights if you're not going to use them?)

I've just picked up LOTR on geek recommendation, yet to play but wanted a couple of others.

Thanks all.
 
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There is also Vanished Planet, adn last I checked it was on sale at the web site, www.vanishedplanet.com.
 
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Hoopla
Cranium Hoopla is very good and can be quite difficult, too.

It's great for small or larger groups and is different from most party games because it's co-operative.

I did a pretty long review on it recently, so if you go to the Game page you can read that and hopefully you might then know if it would suit you or not.

Cheers,

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Well one good cooperative game is Zendo if you are playing with a group. I play it 2 player too and it's not that competitive really so I think it'll work. Other than that I don't know what other 2 player competitive games are out there. Games are meant to be competitive, especially for 2 players right? Have you tried Lost Cities? How about Cafe Interntaional? In some sense it is a little cooperative because sometimes you have to help others to help yourself.
 
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Try:
Sauerbaum (best played with smarties)
Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective

 
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Arkham Horror reprint
I have high hopes for FFG's Arkham Horror reprint that's a few months away -- the box art I saw says playable by 1-8 players so you can still play it even if she doesn't go for it!

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/34
 
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Well, some 2 player games allow co-op.

You team up with you girfriend against another group of players.

Games like these include Memoir 44 and War of the Rings.
 
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Must say, from personal experience, LotR is a VERY good game to start with. A LOT of fun as a coop game.

Make sure you pick up the re-written core rules from the 'geek:
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/viewfile.php3?fileid=2254

Trust me when I say these are absolutely critical to getting around some of the more...poorly...worded rules in the base game. In fact, it goes step-by-step through all of the scenarios explaining every feature. VERY handy.
 
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