The 30 Best Cooperative Board Games Ever Made
I adore cooperative board games. In fact, they’re probably my favorite type of board game, even though I only discovered their existence about five years ago. As a kid, the only board games available were competitive, and even co-op games like D&D would often take on that competitive edge. With my discovery of games like Pandemic, Arkham Horror, and Forbidden Island, however, I found myself happily immersed in the sort of team-orientated gaming experience I had always longed for: just us players against the game itself.
These are the games I recommend that parents play with their kids, too, over anything that features a more competitive-orientated mindset. Helping your kids learn cooperation and team-focused tactics earlier will serve them so much better later in life than games of one-upmanship. For anyone who ends up feeling like the odd person out at parties, too, these are the games that make sure everyone is included and has a great time!