Categories: Board Games

Best Cooperative Board Games | March 2021

A guide to the best cooperative board games for those players who like to join forces to join forces with the same enemy

A healthy challenge between friends, sometimes even with some bickering, is always good to spend a few evenings. But what if for once everyone’s strengths and abilities come together to try to beat the enemy or to create something interesting and fun? Cooperative board games were created for all of this

Dice games | Best cooperative board games

Rory’s Story Cubes

This game in its basic form consists of nine dice on whose faces there are images represented various thematic. For playing you have to roll the nine dice and create a story that connects them all together. 3 cubes are used for the introduction, 3 for the central part of the story and 3 for the conclusion. On the rules, four game modes are recommended, in addition to the basic rules explained above:

  • my hero: take 3 dice and roll them, with the pictures that come out create your hero. Then roll all 9 dice to create the story in which your hero will be the protagonist
  • epic stories: the first player rolls all 9 dice and tells the story intro, then each player takes turns adding a chapter and the last player has to come up with an epic ending for the story
  • mental block ?: take a cue from a movie, TV series or book you love and try to create new stories in that setting and with those characters
  • use your imagination: in this case it is you who have to invent a new way on how to use dice to create new stories
  • Rory’s Story Cubes can be found in the format of 9 dice or 3 and there are different themes, such as actions, prehistory, puzzles and many others. The various versions can be mixed together.

    • Category: Dadi
    • Publisher: Asmodee
    • Age: 6+
    • Players: from 1 player up

    Midnight of the little wizards

    The little wizards of the Academy of Magic fled the school in the middle of the night, but were caught by Silvano the guardian who is now chasing them. Your task is to roll the dice and find the pictures that came out as a result under the bushes surrounding the castle. You have to get the little wizards back to school before they are caught by Silvano the guardian.

    • Category: Dadi
    • Publisher: Dv Games
    • Age: 6+
    • Duration: 30 minutes
    • Players: 2 – 6

    Card Games | Best cooperative board games

    Black stories

    It is an investigative card game in which you have to be able to solve mysteries. In each pack there are 50 facts that can be murders, robberies or other events. For playing you have to choose a card, one of you will read the story written above and the others will have to collaborate to find out how what has just been read could have happened and to do so they will have to ask questions to the “narrator” and reconstruct the facts. Black Stories you can find it both with this name and with more particular themes, such as Black Stories – Deadly Holidays or Black Stories – Tales of Terror.

    • Category: Menu
    • Publisher: Raven Distribution
    • Age: 12+
    • Duration: 30 minutes
    • Players: 2 – 15

    The mind

    If you play with a group you have a good feeling with, The Mind is the game for you. In this game the purpose is to get rid of the cards you have in your hand at each turn, discarding them in the center of the table and creating a single deck in ascending order from 1 to 100. Now you are wondering, but where is the difficulty? The difficulty lies in the fact that you cannot speak, the only thing you can do is guess from the looks of your teammates what move they are about to make to understand when to discard your cards. The number of levels in the game varies according to the number of players, while the number of cards from which your hand is formed varies according to the level you are playing, i.e. one card for the first level, two cards for the second and so on. Street.

    This May it was released in Italy The Mind – Extreme, the differences from the previous version are that the decks to be formed are two, one in ascending order and one in descending order, and that as you move up a level you have to play in the dark, that is, the card you just played must remain covered.

    • Category: Menu
    • Publisher: Dv Games
    • Age: 8+
    • Duration: 20 minutes
    • Players: 2 – 4

    The Infinity Gauntlet: A Love Letter Game

    In this case we are faced with a semi-collaborative, in the sense that in The Infinity Gauntlet: A Love Letter Game it will only be a part of players who have to collaborate. The rules are very simple, one player has to play Thanos while the other players will have to play the part of the Avengers and work together to defeat the villain. An unpretentious game that allows fans of the Marvel world to play their favorite characters.

    • Name: Marvel: The Infinity Gauntlet – A Love Letter Game
    • Publishing house: Asmodee
    • Age: 10+
    • Duration: 15 minutes
    • Players: 2 – 6

    Adventure games | Best cooperative board games

    A story of pirates

    Gather your crew and prepare to set sail for new adventures. The story of the game is divided into 10 chapters, you have to pass each chapter to get access to the next one. The materials useful for dealing with each chapter are found in sealed envelopes. This game also has a very innovative component, that is, a free downloadable app which is fundamental to the game.

    • Name: A story of pirates
    • Publishing house: Cranio Creations
    • Age: 10+
    • Duration: 30 minutes
    • Players: 2 – 4

    Slide Quest

    Your task is to help the knight overcome the pitfalls and defeat the enemies that arise in front of him at each level. The game board is mounted directly in the lower part of the box, you choose the levels to face, each player takes his place in front of his lever and off you go, the game can begin! I recommend, you must be well coordinated in the movements. If you are interested in learning more about its rules click here -> Slide Quest

    • Name: Slide Quest
    • Publishing house: Blue Orange Games
    • Italian distribution: Oliphante
    • Age: 7+
    • Duration: 15-45 minutes
    • Players: 1-4

    Other games | Best cooperative board games

    In this guide, 3 other games deserve to appear in this list, games that have already been mentioned in the guide to the Best Solitaire Table Games, but which also perform well in collaborative and are:

    • The Game
    • Bandit
    • The mysterious forest

    For The Game and The Mysterious Forest click here -> Best Solo Board Games Review

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    Stefania Romagnoli

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