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by Enoch Starnes 0
News
Now's your chance to test-ah, who am I kidding? You're gonna die.

Temple of Elemental Evil Co-op Board Game Out Now

For many of the human sub-species known as "Grognards", the classic "Temple of Elemental Evil" module was their first opportunity to get a taste of the excitement, hilarity, and pure death that Dungeons and Dragons had to offer.  For those of us who were too young for such an opportunity, WizKids is offering a chance to revisit the horrors surrounding the village of Hommlet in their latest board game, "The Temple of Elemental Evil".

by Marc Allie 0
Editorial
Sand, sun, and an ancient flying machine

Tabletop Co-Op: Forbidden Desert

Welcome to another Tabletop Co-Op article, in which we unplug from the consoles and take a look at cooperative board and card games. Today, we will take on the roles of a group of adventurers, and set off on a trip. Searching the ruins of an ancient city, our heroes must brave the sand and searing heat to find a fabled flying machine. If they find ...

by Marc Allie 0
Editorial

Tabletop Co-Op: Star Realms

In 2008, a card game called Dominion was published, and an entire genre of card games was born. Known as deckbuilders, these games give players a small deck of cards to start with, and allow them to add to and customize their deck each turn. By fine tuning the contents of your deck, you can amass the most points, or defeat or your foes, or, most im...

by Marc Allie 0
Review
Are you ready to wok?

Tabletop Co-Op: Wok Star

There are several common themes that we see over and over again in tabletop board gaming. Fictional genres like fantasy and science-fiction are typically very well represented, as are historical games set during times of war. Every once in a while, though, a game comes along with a totally unique theme. The co-op board game we are looking at today ...

by Marc Allie 0
Editorial
Goblins Vs. Zombies

Tabletop Co-Op: Zombies Keep Out

So it turns out zombies are pretty popular. There are lots of movies, TV shows, book, and comics based on everyone’s favorite undead shamblers. Video games have seen a whole host of zombie themes, and the same is also true with games of the tabletop variety. In this column alone, we’ve covered two zombie-themed games already: Zombi...

by Marc Allie 0
Editorial
Bringing co-op to your party

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
Editorial
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
Editorial
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...

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