This month we’re looking at four cooperative board games that have popped up on Kickstarter recently. If you find any of the games interesting, be sure to go to their pages to see all of their stretch goals and other information.
Tainted Grail: The Fall of Avalon
Tainted Grail is co-operative board game for 1-4 people, that will take you to the fantasy grim-dark re-imagination of King Arthur legends. You will create one of the members of B-team, outcasts, that must rise to a challenge and figure out the secret behind fading Menhirs (guardian statues) and try to save their village and perhaps whole Avalon in the process.
Awaken Realms have made some really cool games in recent years, including This War of Mine, so it’s not surprising that a lot of people are backing Tainted Grail. The game has a very nice look to it and it seems like there will be plenty to explore and plenty of ways to customize your characters.
Treedles on the Tree
A holiday-themed cooperative family board game where players have 10 minutes to save Christmas!
I don’t think there is a single Christmas-themed cooperative game out right now, so I think it’s great that these designers created Treedles on the Tree. It’s going to be tough for them to reach their $20,000 goal, but I hope they do because it looks like a game that kids could easily get into during the holidays.
Cultistorm is a Cooperative Weird Fiction and Cosmic Horror Board Game in the universe of H. P. Lovecraft. More than an ordinary Board Game.
Considering how many Lovecraft fans there are out there, Cultistorm should reach its funding goal pretty easily. It looks like there will be a ton of stuff in that cool-looking box and multiple ways to play the game.
Yoz is a handcrafted collaborative adventure board game for 1 to 4 players. It’s easy to learn, super fun to play and utilizes cooperative team strategy.
To be honest, I’m kind of surprised that so many people have backed Yoz already. A rulebook hasn’t been posted for it yet and that price is pretty high for what looks like very few components, but the game does have a nice look to it. I’m interested, but I’d like to see a rulebook and a gameplay video or two.