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A Crazy Couples Co-op Compared Cooperative Rankings

Brian M
United States
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In 2009, I made a geeklist ranking and rating all of the cooperative games that Lisa and I had played thus far. We're real nuts for co-op games, and I thought it might be helpful. In 2011, I did an updated Crazy Couples Co-op Guide. I tried to add to it, but often didn't keep it up; and old posts to new geeklists often are overlooked anyway.

So I'm redoing the list for 2012. It's going to be bigger, have a better format (I hope) and will include expansions.

That's still in the works (and I'm sort of waiting on BGG.Con to get in a few more co-ops for 2012), but in the meantime I thought I'd post our overall ratings for all the co-ops we've played up through 2012.

Some of these may be a little misleading, such as when we played a co-op a lot at first but are now tired of it (in the upcoming geeklist, I've got 'addictive' and 'long term replayability' ratings to give an indication of how those tastes have changed).

This is highly subjective and just based on my and Lisa's ratings.

Space Alert
Ghost Stories
Witch of Salem
Wok Star
Flash Point: Fire Rescue
Escape: The Curse of the Temple
D-Day Dice
Forbidden Island
Fortune and Glory: The Cliffhanger Game
Sentinels of the Multiverse
Mage Knight Board Game
Dungeon Fighter
Space Hulk: Death Angel – The Card Game
Vanished Planet
Atlantis Rising
Mice and Mystics
Lord of the Rings
Elder Sign
Defenders of the Realm
Dungeons & Dragons: Castle Ravenloft Board Game
Red November
Warhammer Quest
Prophecy (with co-op in Prophecy: Dragon Realm)
A Touch of Evil: The Supernatural Game
Arkham Horror
Castle Panic
Star Trek: Expeditions
Dungeons & Dragons: Wrath of Ashardalon Board Game
Cthulhu Mash

Played but unrated:
The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game

Still want to play:
All Things Zombie: The Boardgame - less likely to play
Countdown: Special Ops - not scheduled until next year
The Dwarves - waiting for an English edition
Gears of War: The Board Game - less likely to play
Hooyah: Navy Seals Card Game - need to order
Legends of Andor - waiting for the FFG release
Spellbound - on pre-order
Zombicide - not sure if we'll play this or not
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