Sunday 1 October 2017

Lets all Co-operate

As you know from last week I was ill,  and the house is upside-down because we are decorating and it was Kelly's birthday- so we had to celebrate that about 3 times. All these factors added up to very little gaming time so our list of games this week was pitifully short.

I was however able to catch up with a lot of gaming podcasts last week, so in light of International Podcast Day which was the day before this episode released I thought I would do a round up of some of the many gaming podcasts I listen to, including our fellow inside voices podcasts The Five By, Greatway Games and Ding and Dent as well as many more!


For Pillow talk this week we discuss Co-operative games and have a think about why we like them, how does luck in co-op games affect our enjoyment and what we think of the alpha gamer issue and Kelly asks the question - is a co-op still a co-op if you play it solo? 

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  1. Resistance/Avalon is one of my favourite games - the first social deduction game I met, and still the one I reach for first.

    I play a fair few co-op games, and I think the dominant gamer problem is mostly a social/group one: some people are going to spoil a game by being controlling. (And some by being passive and not doing anything until they're prompted.) But in different groups they wouldn't be a problem. It's the group that needs to sort that out more than the game; the game just brings it to the front.

    Some games have roles for the expert player - have you tried the Bioterrorist variant? Of course that's less co-op than standard Pandemic.

    I'm another person who prefers Forbidden Island to Forbidden Desert - to me the later game just feels over-complex for what it is.

    Favourite co-op game: probably Flash Point Fire Rescue.

    1. I've not tried Flash Point yet!

      We have tried the Bioterrorist variant but I didn't care than much for it. I feel like the game is already working against you without having another player to deal with! I do like that hidden role game in other games though, especially spectre ops.

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