For denizens of co-op boardgames, Scotland Yard is a name that should have crossed their path. It is a classic game in which up to 5 co-op partners play police officers as they hunt for the mysterious Mr X around London. The boardgame is a co-op experience for most of the players, except for Mr X who must run on his own. The new Scotland Yard iOS for iPad and iPhone aims to remedy this and can be played pure co-op if 5 players chose to go up against the Mr X AI.
Currently available on iTunes App Store for $4.99, Scotland Yard can be played locally, via Bluetooth or via game center. With the option to have the AI control any number of players, the game can be a tailor made co-op experience depending on how many of you are around.
If you are unable to comprehend exactly what this Scotland Yard game is all about, Ravensburger Digital have created a cheesy video that explains all, and makes it look slightly less cooler a game than it actually is: