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John Paul Sodusta
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I browsed these forums for good pure cooperative games to expand my collection but have not found much luck. Most the people are suggesting games that are just partly cooperative.

My definition of pure cooperative game:
1. All or nothing. Either all players win or they all lose.
2. All players are working together in an altruistic manner.
3. No dungeon master. A player is still "playing" against the other players.

Thank you for your inputs.
 
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Shadows Over Camelot
Lord of the Rings (Knizia, 2003)
 
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Lord of the Rings, with or without Friends and Foes, avoiding Sauron.
 
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I think Minion Hunter might meet your criteria.
 
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Arkham Horror
 
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Vampire Hunter
Break the Safe

Both excellent games for families, and I enjoy both.
 
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We're a big on co-op games and I've made an effort to find ones based on your definition. The biggest problem with the geeklists on this topic is that they generally include games that have a referee/DM/GM or one player as traitor/villian/etc. That kills the co-op play for us (since it makes the game largely about not trusting.)

The big 3 games we've found for excellent co-operative play are:
Lord of the Rings
Vanished Planet
Break the Safe

There are a few solitaire games that play well with multiple players cooperating.

There are a host of co-op games from Family Pastimes, but I haven't played any yet.

I'd really like designers to do more in this area. It's a great play experience and really lends itself well to family gaming (especially with kids.)

--tim
 
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Browse the games made by Family Pastimes. Nothin' but co-op:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/search.php3?publisherid=603
 
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I think "Nobody but us Chickens" has a coop in it.
 
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As others have said, Lord of the Rings definitely qualifies. Also, Shadows Over Camelot plays quite well without the traitor, in which case it is also purely cooperative.
 
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Eddie the Cranky Gamer
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skelebone wrote:
I think "Nobody but us Chickens" has a coop in it.


 
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John Paul Sodusta
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Thank you for all the ideas. These are all been helpful. I will start checking them out now.
 
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I'd also include Avalon Hill's "Wizards" in any list of cooperative games.
 
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Games by FFG,
1) Runebound v2
2) World of Warcraft

thanks
 
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dexblair wrote:
Games by FFG,
1) Runebound v2
2) World of Warcraft

thanks


WoW is only semi co-op. You need to have players representing both factions which are clearly opposed. So while you cooperate with your teamates, you are also actively against the other team.

Runebound isn't exactly cooperative either. Especially not by the OP's definition. It has only 1 winner, and while you don't have to actively work against the other players, you really never do much to help them. It's more of a race to power up and find the big bad guy before someone else does.
 
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