NaPodPomo 2023: 30 Days of Game Mechanics: Co-Op Games

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In episode five of Meeples and Wine NaPodPoMo 2023, Michael discusses cooperative (co-op) tabletop games, where players work together to achieve a common goal. These games foster teamwork and camaraderie. Common themes include a shared win condition, communication among players, and unique abilities available to the players. Time or turn limits often add pressure. Some examples of co-op games discussed are Pandemic by Z-Man Games, a game about stopping global diseases, and Forbidden Island, where players collect treasures from a sinking island. The episode also covers The Crew, a challenge-based card game. The hosts stress the importance of communication, flexibility, and mutual help in co-op games, and encourage viewers to check out these games and their reviews on their website: www.meeplesandwine.fun.

In this episode Mike mentions the review of Forbidden Island from the main show Meeples and Wine, you can find that at the link HERE or you can copy the link! www.meeplesandwine.fun/forbiddendesert

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00:08 Introduction to Meeples and Wine NaPodPoMo 2023 Hello everyone and welcome to meeples and wine NaPodPoMo 2023….

00:55 Understanding Cooperative Tabletop Games Cooperative tabletop games are games in which the players work together to achieve a common goal rather than competing against each other….

01:18 Common Rules in Co-op Tabletop Games Alright, so some common rules that wind up in co op tabletop games….

02:43 Exploring Pandemic: A Co-op Tabletop Game So some examples of co op tabletop games, the one big one is pandemic….

05:26 Diving into Forbidden Island: A Co-op Adventure Forbidden Island is the first of multiple games….

07:39 The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine

09:25 Strategies for Winning Co-op Games So some strategy, communication is the key for co op games….

10:42 Conclusion and Final Thoughts So if you’re looking for a new type of game to try, I highly recommend checking out some co op games….

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Forbidden Desert and Jam Jar Sweet Shiraz!

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Who’s crash-landed in the Forbidden Desert and needs to work together to survive? Why Michael and Suzy, of course! We’re playing Forbidden Desert from Gamewright, and doing our best to search out tools to get rid of the sand (THAT WON’T STOP TRYING TO BURY US!) water for us to drink as the sun bears down on us, and finally to discover the coordinates to the four pieces that will assemble the flying machine to let us escape! Do we survive? Do we get buried under the tons of sand from the storm? Listen and find out! We go this one from Dane’s Games out in Geneva Il, a friendly LGS where you can pick up RPGs, board and TCGs, in fact we watched Dane himself build a new Magic: The Gathering player a starter deck while we were there! Check them out at the link above!

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We’re tasting Jam Jar Sweet Shiraz too! A dessert wine for a desert game, this dark berry and chocolate forward vintage is perfect for sipping on a hot day with some sweetcakes or for clearing the sand out of your throat as you sink below the dunes!

This week’s Last Call is REDNECK WEDDING! Actually, no. It’s not. Suzy has found the chaotic and fun Fool’s Blade and Michael has some words about Shadowrun: Takedown.

If you’ve got a game that you’d like us to demo get in touch at meeplesandwine@gmail.com, at our Twitter (@Meeplesandwine) or Facebook or if you’d like to leave us a voicemail you can go to https://www.speakpipe.com/MeeplesandWine!

You can also check out our quicklinks page! https://podcast.show/meeplesandwine/