Nemesis: The Cooperative Game I Never Knew I Wanted

So I played Nemesis with my game group last week. Going into it, all I knew was that it was a sci-fi cooperative horror game. I'm not big into horror anything, so I had mixed feelings. Welp, turns out I loved it.

It's great, because all the characters work so well with each other, and you need to work together to survive, and yet you aren't sure who you can trust! The combat mechanic is great. The gameplay itself is so much fun, especially since everyone has different win conditions (based on goals that are secret from the other players). Some could clash, some could go together nicely. It's so good guys. I didn't think much of this game until I played it, and now I really want to play it again!

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Supporter11 months ago

I've heard some people call Nemesis the most thematic game they've played--would you agree? Also, I was always curious about these sorts of "horror" games. How exactly does the game try to create that feeling of anxiousness/surprise?

11 months ago

Yeah, it’s pretty dang thematic. The most thematic? If not, it’s certainly close to it. 

The “horror” is done a lot by making noise and attracting monsters. It’s not so much horrific as it is stressful. Haha The monsters range from little spawn things to horrific queens, and the larger ones certainly look intimidating.

i don’t know, I think if it were played out in a movie it would be pretty scary, but it’s difficult to translate that to cardboard and plastic. Still, it is very well done and very thematic. 

Supporter11 months ago

You played anything else by Awaken Realms? Tainted Grail: The Fall of Avalon really has intrigued me as has The Great Wall.

Supporter11 months ago

I went in for $1 on The Great Wall, and I really love the Meeple Option, but I think I'm going to end up passing to save for other things that interest me a bit more.  Again, it looks really cool, but I have a lot of worker placement games already.

11 months ago

This was my first one from them. I’ve heard Tainted Grail is really good and The Great Wall certainly looks cool. After playing Nemesis I am not opposed to trying more of their games. 

Supporter11 months ago

Better hurry if you want the great wall Kickstarter.... 

11 months ago

Haha Yeah I wish I could back that. Again...someday when I’m rich and/or famous :) 

Supporter5 months ago

Nemesis is the cooperative game I haven’t played but I always knew that I’d want haha

Supporter5 months ago

Have you seen this already? https://www.facebook.com/groups/boardgamerevolution/permalink/2506495042975752/

Someone 3d printed a custom map and painted all this. Here's one of the pictures you can find in the link:


5 months ago

Yes! I saw it today and it blew my tiny little mind. That's all I would play if I had that. hahaha

Supporter5 months ago

This looks incredible!

Supporter11 months ago

I'm very intrigued by this one and really want to try it (even though I usually avoid coops)

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