Below are four cooperative board games that are currently on Kickstarter. If you’re interested in any of the games, be sure to head over to their pages to get info about pricing and stretch goals.
Tarzan: Lord of the Jungle
In this thematic adventure game, you play as Tarzan, Jane, and their allies. Lay out cards to create a map of Africa, and then fight your way across the map to reach the lost city of Opar!
Someday I’m going to make a “Top Co-op Board Games You’ve Probably Never Heard Of” list and there’s a good chance that one or two games from this group of designers will be on it. I’m a pretty big fan of Neverland’s Legacy and a few people in my group absolutely love Albion’s Legacy. Anyways, I hope this one does get funded because I like the designers’ previous work and this is yet another cool theme from them.
In this Co-operative futuristic board game for 2 or more, one player will take the role of Mission Control, and the others will take control of a Cadet stranded on a heavily-damaged space station set to self-destruct. You will need to use wits and cunning to interpret the instructions as they will not be delivered in order! Figure your way through the objectives before time runs out!
I like that Magic Meeple Games is sticking with this “16-bit” style. It looks great in Fire of Eidolon and it should work just as well in this one. Incoming Transmission is a limited communication co-op and it has some programming, so I’ll definitely be checking it out.
Clear the Decks!
1-4 player cooperative game where all players are on one ship fighting one enemy ship. Play time 30-90 minutes depending on difficulty and number of players (ages 10 and up).
I might be more excited about playing Clear the Decks! than any of the other co-ops on Kickstarter right now. And I think that’s for one simple reason: Ship-to-ship cooperative combat sounds awesome! I genuinely hope this one gets funded.
In Trogdor!: The Board Game, you and up to five friends take on the roles of these acolytes of the Burninator, each with their own unique abilities and magical items. Take turns guiding Trogdor on his destructive lost weekend around Peasantry.
To be honest, I had never heard of Homestar Runner, but last week I watched this old video from them and instantly became a fan. If you like the type of humor used in the Kickstarter preview video above, chances are you’ll like their cartoon. Obviously it has a lot of fans considering how quickly this game funded. I’m looking forward to playing it.