The Pandemic board game is a fully cooperative board game, where players must work together to fight the diseases that threaten humanity. It’s a fun team effort and a fascinating (and possibly a little educational!) game concept.
Hearts is a popular card game that can be enjoyed by people of many ages. As a game, it is playable by children once they have a firm grasp of the concept of bigger values “winning” over smaller ones. Read about the rules here!
“Go Fish” is a simple card game that can be enjoyed by a wide range of ages. Children are ready to start playing as soon as they understand numbers and the concept of collecting like things. Read about the rules and a few popular variations here!
Arkham Horror is an immensely complex board game; the number of mistakes that can be deadly to an investigative team are almost impossible to fully list. There are some general pitfalls to avoid that will up the chances of success, however.
Cooperative board games are still relatively rare finds in today’s game market; few people have heard of them or tried them. These games have something unique to offer to a family or group game night, though. An explanation, and recommendations coming right up!
Many strategies for Settlers of Catan grow directly from the initial game set up. Having a strategy for settlement placement and an understanding of the numbers is important. This article covers basic placement strategy and covers a sample game start.