Just One
Just One

Just One is a cooperative party game in which you play together to discover as many mystery words as possible. Find the best clue to help your teammate. Be unique, as all identical clues will be cancelled!

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Dinosaur Island

In Dino Island players will compete to create the world's greatest Dinosaur theme park. You'll need to acquire DNA, research the DNA sequences to bring different species of dinosaurs back from extinction, combine your DNA to create these beastly creatures. Of course, it's 2017 and guests are easily bored. So, you should probably build some roller coasters and shops to keep your guests entertained. Oh, and maybe invest in some security, because if you don't your dinosaurs may escape and eat your guests, and who wants to deal with regulators coming in and telling you your park is a "death trap". The game uses 10 full-color dice to create the pool of available DNA at the beginning of the round, and features really unique artwork inspired by early 90s graphic design to catch your eye and 3d renderings for the rides. The game contains Dino-meeples, double thick cardboard with cut outs to keep tracking cubes from sliding when the table is bumped, and two unique mechanisms that we are really fond of. The game-length is variable from 60 minutes to 2.5 hours regardless of player count simply by adjusting the number of "end-game" cards used. The game also features "plot twist" cards that change certain game rules each time you play for endless replay-ability. No two games will ever be the same! The game is a mid-weight strategic worker-placement game with strong thematic integration with the mechanics. We've found the games complexity to be a bit lighter while maintaining tense decisions. This was accomplished by breaking various actions into 4 unique phases so that order of operation is less critical to your success allowing new players to grasp the flow of the game quicker.

Monikers
Monikers

Monikers is a dumb party game that respects your intelligence . The rules are pretty simple: get your friends to guess the name on your card. Each team has 60 seconds to get through as many weird, inappropriate names as they can. In the first round, you can say anything you want. In the second, you can only use one word. And in the third, you can't say anything at all - just charades. The same cards are used in each round, so by the end of the game, you've made up a bunch of hilarious jokes together. About Monikers: STAFF PICK - The Onion A.V. Club "Hilarious" - Boing Boing "The most you will ever laugh playing a game." - Shut Up & Sit Down "The cards are freaking brilliant." - Gamers With Jobs

Detective: A Modern Crime Game
Detective: A Modern Crime Game

Detectives, welcome to Antares, the most high-tech investigation agency in the world! While working for Antares, you will operate under the jurisdiction of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, so consider yourselves servants of the public justice system. During our first year of operation, we will be examined closely by the public, the media, and the U.S. Department of Justice. Our agency was formed to solve the most unusual cases, using the latest achievements in computer science, forensics and psychology, and now you get to do your part. There is no room for error, no room for doubt - only for your professionalism, your ethics, and your particular sets of complimentary skill, skills that you will soon put to good use. Don't let anything stop you from solving the case! Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game tasks 1-5 players with getting to the bottom of five cases using the leads and clues they gather and the Antares database system. Players will have a limited amount of in-game time to discover the facts of the case before they must make their final report and be scored on their performance. Can you find the truth in each case? Can you follow the threads of the overarching plot of all five cases? Find out in Detective!

Carpe Diem
Carpe Diem

The players slip into the role of rich patricians in ancient Rome. Everyone is trying to build a lucrative district to score as many prestige points as possible. The novel way to get to the individual buildings of his district, and the varied display of the many different score cards makes the game to an unusual and very varied strategy game of the successful author Stefan Feld.

Anachrony
Anachrony

Command mighty Exosuits, traverse Time Rifts and lead your Path through a cataclysmic future in this epic board game for 1-4 players. Includes the base game, the Doomsday module and the Chronobot solo variant.

Hanamikoji
Hanamikoji

Win the favor of the Geisha! Hanamikoji is a simple, yet deep game of careful consideration for two players. Each player takes the role of a restaurateur, attempting to curry the favor of the beloved geisha. Can you sequence your plays in thoughtful reflection to outmaneuver your opponent.? Find out in Hanamikoji ! Play Your Cards Right Gameplay is focused around the geisha, and the use of cards representing instruments of entertainment to sway them to your establishment. Playing the majority of a color's cards in a round will draw the matching geisha to your restaurant. However, each of your offerings must be planned in advance, as you can only present the geisha with gifts based on what offering tiles you have available. At the start of a player's turn, they draw a card from the deck and decide which of the four offerings to perform. Each player begins the round with the same four offering tiles available, and each tile must be used exactly once during the round to play or discard cards in certain patterns. Once each player has performed all four of their actions, the Victory Markers on each Geisha are moved toward whoever curried the most favor with the Geisha that round. If the two players tied on how much favor they curried, then the Victory Marker stays put. If at the end of a round a player has earned the favor of four Geisha or Geisha whose points total 11 or more, then that player wins the game!

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I read your reply to my previous post on Sherlock Holmes and I'm glad you enjoyed it! I've actually been looking into the same games to play with my SO in the recent months.

Since you liked Sherlock Holmes, you must check out Chronicles of Crime (link). It's a modern take on the co-op murder/mystery genre with a London setting and is supported by an app. I also recommend the 1st expansion - Noir which takes place in LA in the 60s, but the VR glasses is unnecessary. Some stories are quite dark in nature though, so that's one thing to watch out for if you are sensitive to those issues.

We found Lord of the Rings card-game just okay, primarily because we found some rules to be fiddly. I'm thinking of selling my copy and don't mind parting it at a discount - if you are based in London feel free to DM me.

For a light-hearted competitive game, I recommend Space Base (link). In summary, dice is rolled every turn and everyone has the chance to gain something based on their private and upgradable tableau. It's very easy to learn (except for looking up a few weird cards) with a fair mix of luck and strategy. It also plays up to 5 so it's a good intro to friends and family as well.

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I read your reply to my previous post on Sherlock Holmes and I'm glad you enjoyed it! I've actually been looking into the same games to play with my SO in the recent months.

Since you liked Sherlock Holmes, you must check out Chronicles of Crime (link). It's a modern take on the co-op murder/mystery genre with a London setting and is supported by an app. I also recommend the 1st expansion - Noir which takes place in LA in the 60s, but the VR glasses is unnecessary. Some stories are quite dark in nature though, so that's one thing to watch out for if you are sensitive to those issues.

We found Lord of the Rings card-game just okay, primarily because we found some rules to be fiddly. I'm thinking of selling my copy and don't mind parting it at a discount - if you are based in London feel free to DM me.

For a light-hearted competitive game, I recommend Space Base (link). In summary, dice is rolled every turn and everyone has the chance to gain something based on their private and upgradable tableau. It's very easy to learn (except for looking up a few weird cards) with a fair mix of luck and strategy. It also plays up to 5 so it's a good intro to friends and family as well.

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In Root, do Buildings and Tokens count towards ruling a Clearing, or is that only Warriors?

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Yeah I've had a crappy situation like this before also. This person borrowed my Wife's (both of ours technically) copy of Mysterium and returned it with the Purple Clairvoyancy Track and one of the Yes/No numbered chits missing. She approached her about it and she said "Oh I can replace it with my pieces (she liked the game so much she ended up buying it herself a copy) but I don't want to.". If I was there I would have said some choice words about there not really being a choice, but my Wife isn't like me in that respect and just said "okay". Needless to say, she has never been seen again.

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thank you for this, and sorry for the late reply- like you we also didn't enjoy Hive unfortunately but have really enjoyed Forbidden Island and will take your other suggestions on board! :)

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thank you for this, and sorry for the late reply- like you we also didn't enjoy Hive unfortunately but have really enjoyed Forbidden Island and will take your other suggestions on board! :)

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Title of Request: what are the best co-op games for a couple?

Number of Players: 2

Game Length: 30 - 90 minutes maybe? I guess longer if we were really into it

Complexity of Game: We are still quite new to boardgaming..

Your Budget: n/a

Genre: We love Lotr, fantasy, adventure, mystery/detective..

Competitive or Cooperative: CO-OP must be co-op, my boyfriend is a TERRIBLE loser hence asking for these suggestions! Maybe a more light-hearted competitive game would be okay?

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We have been playing Forbidden Island a lot and enjoying it, we really like Sherlock Holmes Consulting detective, Cluedo...

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Not into very competitive games such as:

Hive (which I personally love) but my boyfriend hates

After watching some game-play, I also don't think we'd enjoy Codename Duets although I know it's popular.

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