Dead of winter is a survival horror cooperative board game where you and your friends team up against the environment across several campaigns. Your people form the last hope for humanity and have pulled together a makeshift colony trying to survive in a post apocalyptic nightmare. You will face undead horrors, double crossings, starvation and more as you try to complete your objective. This is a beautiful game and a must have for cooperative board game players!
Mice and Mystics is a family suitable role playing game with a wonderful story time like feel. You play soldiers that have been transformed into mice by the evil Vanestra and must save the kingdom. This game has won several awards including: 2013 Best New Boardgame and 2012 Game of the Year Nominee.
Mysterium is a detective game where one play takes the role of a ghost of the murdered and the other players are the trying to solve the murder. The goal of the ghost is to lead the players to the culprit over the course of a game week. Each game night the players will be present with visions and a other clues, can the players solve the murder in time?
Pandemic is a cooperative game where you play against the board to stop a spreading infection from taking over the world! The game has multiple difficulty levels, start easy and work your way up the the ultimate world saving challenge with your team. Pandemic has a great game mechanic where the draw deck it re-stacked on itself, upping the tension of the game dramatically.
Settlers of Catan is a classic city building and resource management game. Its artwork looks a bit dated, but the game play is deep and offers a unique game every time.
Ticket to ride is strategy game about who can see the most of america by train. Compete with your follow players and claim train routes to earn the most points. A fun and simple game for everyone to get into and is one of my recommendations for getting someone new into board gaming. Its a picturesque games that fun and simple fore everyone to enjoy.
Time Stories is a time travelling adventure, where you and up to three friends team up to avoid traps, solve puzzle and explore a beautiful and intricate story. The initial plot revolves around preventing a temporal rift in the roaring 20’s. The game is beautifully designed and really helps immerse the player in the story.
Being a big fan of the X-COM computers games for a long time I approached this with a bit of hesitation. A new release in 2015, XCOM the board game is a cooperative board game for up to four players. It certainly makes me think of pandemic but is still very different. To my surprise I thoroughly enjoyed playing this, the game also comes with nicely designed cards and detailed miniatures. The game play is challenging but a bit more laid back than pandemic.