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by Marc Allie 0
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Tabletop Co-Op: Cranium Hoopla

Typically, when we cover cooperative board games here at Tabletop Co-Op, we look at recent games, and typically those that are highly thematic and deep strategically. Today, we consider a game that is a bit older, non-thematic, and devoid of any sort of strategy or tactics. Cranium Hoopla may be different from what we normally discuss here, but it&...

by Marc Allie 0
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Everybody scream!

Tabletop Co-Op: Dead Panic

Way back before Tabletop Co-Op was a regular feature here at Co-Optimus, we covered boardgames every once in a while in our Casual Fridays column, dedicated to family/kid friendly games. One of the first cooperative board games we discussed was Castle Panic, a great game for adults and kids alike reminiscent of the tower defense genre. Today, we wi...

by Marc Allie 0
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Adventure on the Cursed Island

Tabletop Co-Op: Robinson Crusoe

The game under discussion today is one of the best we’ve ever covered here on Tabletop Co-Op. It was released in 2012, and has been getting rave reviews ever since. The game has been hard to find until very recently, and I was gleefully able to pick up my copy a few weeks ago. Robinson Crusoe: Adventure on the Cursed Island is both highly the...

by Marc Allie 0
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Grab a deck and team up to take down a horrific beast

Tabletop Co-Op: Magic the Gathering Face the Hydra

​For Tabletop Co-Op this month, we are headed back to the mega-popular world of Magic: the Gathering. Magic is one of the most competitive head to head experiences gaming has to offer, but there are some homebrew variants that offer cooperative play. We covered one such fan created variant, Horde Magic, last year. Recently, Wizards of the Coast r...

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Eon Altar Now on Kickstarter

You may remember that this last year at PAX East, I went hands-on with a neat little game called Eon AltarEon Altar combines a tabletop RPG experience with the modern technology of smartphones and tablets for pretty awesome results. Last week, a kickstarter was launched for the game, and now it's your turn to help out if you want to see this game come to life.

by Marc Allie 2
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You DEFINITELY want some of this.

Tabletop Co-Op: Aliens

This month's installment of Tabletop Co-Op will be a bit different than usual. Generally, I cover board game card games that are currently in print, or at least easy to track down. Today, though, I'm going to share a recent experience I had playing a decades-old board game that has been modified and tricked out into something spec...

by Marc Allie 5
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Minigames... the final frontier...

Tabletop Co-Op: Space Cadets

It’s time for another edition of Tabletop Co-Op! In this column, we take a look at cooperative games that don’t require a controller, keyboard, or tablet. Today, we trek to the stars, taking on the role of a team of trainees on their first mission. Space Cadets puts you and your friends in the captain’s chair, the engineering deck...

by Marc Allie 3
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I Wanna Wok! Co-Op Board Game Wok Star on Kickstarter

While our focus here at Co-Optimus has been and always will be cooperative video games, from time to time, we cover co-op tabletop game news as well. A hard to find, out of print co-op board game, Wok Star, is in the final hours of a successful campaign on Kickstarter. The initial print run in 2010 sold out quickly, and for the second print, publisher Game Salute took the crowd funding route to get the game into more gamers' hands.

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