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We are looking for CO-OP games that plays good with 2 players. We dont have any co-ops in our collection and am thinking to add one.
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+1 for Pandemic.

I'd also recommend that you look into Defenders of the Realm, Ghost Stories and Flash Point: Fire Rescue. Of these three I think Ghost Stories is the best. I really like the theme (warrior monks defending a Chinese village from ghost) and I also enjoy how brutally difficult it is.
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You'll probably get a lot of suggestions for The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game. I would only suggest you get this if you are willing to buy a few of the expansion packs as well. It's 100% cooperative, plays best with 2 players (per the BGG poll) and the expansion packs provide plenty of replayability.

I rated this a 4 though because I think you do need to put some effort into deck building and that seemed like more work than fun to me. Most people enjoy this game though.
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Elder Sign
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Ghost Stories
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Space Alert
Witch of Salem
Dungeon Run
Agents of SMERSH
Mice and Mystics
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Conquest of Planet Earth: The Space Alien Game
Escape: The Curse of the Temple
Gears of War: The Board Game
Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island
A Touch of Evil: The Supernatural Game
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How is Ghost stories and Elder sign with 2 players only. It says it is best with 4 players n so on.
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amopr wrote:
How is Ghost stories and Elder sign with 2 players only. It says it is best with 4 players n so on.


Both are perfect with two. I only play games with my girlfriend and all the games I recommended play great solo or co-op.
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I would not recommend Space Alert with 2.

Most games I would recommend have already been mentioned, except for Gears of War: The Board Game, which is a great game.
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amopr wrote:
How is Ghost stories and Elder sign with 2 players only. It says it is best with 4 players n so on.


Ghost Stories is perfect with two. However, make sure you each play two monks each rather than use the included rules for 2 player games (where you just get to use the two un-used monks powers). The 2-player rules make the game even harder.
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charlest wrote:
I would not recommend Space Alert with 2.

Most games I would recommend have already been mentioned, except for Gears of War: The Board Game, which is a great game.


I recommend GoW , how come you don't like space alert for two? That's the only one I don't own.
 
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Have u listed the games as per best to less 'best'...... Or is the list random

 
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amopr wrote:

Have u listed the games as per best to less 'best'...... Or is the list random


Sorry my list was sort of random. What kind of themes do you like, what about mechanics? I would say Elder Sign and Escape are must haves and Ghost Stories up there as well though it's very hard to beat (which to most is why it's so appealing). If you want a very thematic game then A Touch of Evil is my favorite.

Dungeon Run, Mice and Mystics and Gears can all be considered "dungeon crawls" and come down to which appeal to you most. Dungeon run may be better with more than 2 because there is some backstabbing potential. Gears has a lot of depth and is very challenging.

Conquest of Planet Earth is great as a co-op with a has "campy" early 50's scifi vibe were you can team up as aliens set out to destroy the world. Very unique area control dice driven ameritrash fun. It can be played head to head as well as up to 4 people. It scales really well and is more fun then I initial thought it would be when I first heard about it. Don't let the cheesy art turn you away, think retro comics or bad scifi movie.

Zombicide is great if you want an easy to pick up light zombie game with a good amount of strategy. The components are top notch and while it doesn't offer a great deal of depth it makes up for intense action packed zombie slaying mayhem.

Let me know more what interests you and I can help you further. I've spent the past year focused strictly on 2 player co-ops that can potentially be played solo but I prefer heavy theme and top notch graphics and components s I stay away from the games that look like I'd find at my grand ma's house. Blame it on growing up in the 80's.
 
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My wife and I have been playing a lot of Sentinels of the Multiverse lately. The different heroes and villains give it lots of variability, and I think I actually prefer it with two players (each player runs two heroes) over four players (each player runs one hero).
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I own and have played many co-ops. My favorite is Hanabi. I typically go for heavier, longer games (TI is my favorite), and usually don't care for card games, but it's just that good.
 
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Nobody suggested Arkham Horror? It is great with 2 (4 investigators)!
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Nobody suggested Arkham Horror? It is great with 2 (4 investigators)!


I love Arkham, but the OP asked for "good strategy" and Arkham is more about enjoying the theme/experience.


Just as a general piece of advice; if it is a pure co-op game then you can easily play multiple characters each (and solo too).
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jwallerrocks wrote:
You'll probably get a lot of suggestions for The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game. I would only suggest you get this if you are willing to buy a few of the expansion packs as well. It's 100% cooperative, plays best with 2 players (per the BGG poll) and the expansion packs provide plenty of replayability.

I rated this a 4 though because I think you do need to put some effort into deck building and that seemed like more work than fun to me. Most people enjoy this game though.


We played with 2 of the 4 base set decks a few times, with zero deck-building, and still found it an enjoyable experience. Naturally, I'm sure the game gets deeper and more awesome if you build decks, but the ones that come with are perfectly serviceable.
 
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amopr wrote:
How is Ghost stories and Elder sign with 2 players only. It says it is best with 4 players n so on.


Each player plays 2 Taoists. Works great!
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amopr wrote:

Have u listed the games as per best to less 'best'...... Or is the list random


Sorry my list was sort of random. What kind of themes do you like, what about mechanics? I would say Elder Sign and Escape are must haves and Ghost Stories up there as well though it's very hard to beat (which to most is why it's so appealing). If you want a very thematic game then A Touch of Evil is my favorite.

Dungeon Run, Mice and Mystics and Gears can all be considered "dungeon crawls" and come down to which appeal to you most. Dungeon run may be better with more than 2 because there is some backstabbing potential. Gears has a lot of depth and is very challenging.

Conquest of Planet Earth is great as a co-op with a has "campy" early 50's scifi vibe were you can team up as aliens set out to destroy the world. Very unique area control dice driven ameritrash fun. It can be played head to head as well as up to 4 people. It scales really well and is more fun then I initial thought it would be when I first heard about it. Don't let the cheesy art turn you away, think retro comics or bad scifi movie.

Zombicide is great if you want an easy to pick up light zombie game with a good amount of strategy. The components are top notch and while it doesn't offer a great deal of depth it makes up for intense action packed zombie slaying mayhem.

Let me know more what interests you and I can help you further. I've spent the past year focused strictly on 2 player co-ops that can potentially be played solo but I prefer heavy theme and top notch graphics and components s I stay away from the games that look like I'd find at my grand ma's house. Blame it on growing up in the 80's.


I m considering a few on ur list which is fun with 2p ...but another constraint also is time.... I see lot of games r. 2.5/3.5 hoursgames...With a toddler in our house we can spare 2 hrs or 2.5 hrs max if we r lucky whn he is asleep ...
I i see ghost stories,yddgrasil, elder sign, n mageknights n mice n mystics interesting...how is micemystics wih regard to time n game n others too?
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I'm also interested in suggestions. Rather than start a new thread I'll post here...

I'm looking for a co-op game that can be played with two players, isn't really difficult to pick up and can be played in (around, but perhaps a bit over) an hour. If the game includes Mini's, that'd be a major selling point! Overall though, something fun that isn't too taxing at the end of the day. As far as themes go, I lean towards the supernatural, modern fantasy, or horror settings.

Ghost Stories looks great, but if it's too hard then I'm going to have difficulty keeping my significant other interested. Zombicide looks great, though I'm seeing a trend in my collection (Zombie Dice, City of Horror)...

Any suggestions would be appreciated.
 
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I'm also interested in suggestions. Rather than start a new thread I'll post here...

I'm looking for a co-op game that can be played with two players, isn't really difficult to pick up and can be played in (around, but perhaps a bit over) an hour. If the game includes Mini's, that'd be a major selling point! Overall though, something fun that isn't too taxing at the end of the day. As far as themes go, I lean towards the supernatural, modern fantasy, or horror settings.

Ghost Stories looks great, but if it's too hard then I'm going to have difficulty keeping my significant other interested. Zombicide looks great, though I'm seeing a trend in my collection (Zombie Dice, City of Horror)...

Any suggestions would be appreciated.


Look at Conquest of Planet Earth: The Space Alien Game, Elder Sign and perhaps Witch of Salem though i would still suggest Ghost Stories as its worth the challenge and there are ways to make it easier while you are learning strategies
 
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I find myself suggesting this game a lot lately, but it's climbing the ranks in my collection lately, so I gotta show the love to Shadowrift. Right now, easily my go-to co-op, and it seems to scale well from two players up!
 
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kwayteow wrote:

Ghost Stories looks great, but if it's too hard then I'm going to have difficulty keeping my significant other interested. Zombicide looks great, though I'm seeing a trend in my collection (Zombie Dice, City of Horror)...


That's odd, I find that the person I play with loses interest after we win a cooperative game. So I like Ghost Stories because we haven't beat it yet and I can still get her to play it with me!
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Fair point, and I'd agree.

I should elaborate: not the difficulty of the game as such, but the difficulty of (or the learning of ) the mechanics.
 
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Oh well in that case, I think Ghost Stories would be a good choice. It is challenging but we found the rules fairly straightforward. There is good use of symbols to summarise everything so generally no need to refer to the rulebook during a game.

Also +1 for Pandemic and Flash Point
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