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Ep 11 – The Co-Op Episode

by | Mar 22, 2020 | Everyday Meeple, podcast

We joked we would call it the co-op episode but that’s really a bit of a misnomer. While we do focus on the Ravensburger game Horrified, which is a beautiful family weight, gateway co-op. And we do spend a lot of time talking about the benefits of playing co-op games with kids, and what some favourites are. I would say we spend the bulk of the time talking about the game design enigma that is Prospero Hall.

Prospero Hall is a design studio that has slowly been making a “name” for itself since about 2016. They have come into their own with some really solid games and a business plan that shakes up conventions and has landed them some really big IPs including Disney.

Corrections

  1. Why is that in the co-op list? We do mention in the show that Kids of Carcassonne (My First Carcassonne) is not specifically a co-op game but it has elements in it that constantly help other players and my daughter specifically played it cooperatively for the first while so it made the co-op list even though it is not a co-op game. Hopefully that’s OK. 🙂
  2. I said it feels like a 50’s vibe and it does – but it might be closer to the 1850s. 🙂
  3. I also mention that you gain a “free action” in Horrified when you help a villager get to their safe space. What actually happens is you get an item card that gives you a bonus that can be used on any heros turn (not the monsters turn).
  4. *If you notice anything else please let us know in the comments or send us an email.

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Mitch is a graphic designer with what could be referred to as a compulsion to design and redesign things that may or may not need it. Truly a jack of all trades and master of none (well maybe the one) he will retrofit your kitchen table or redesign your player mats. He can’t help himself. Mitch sometimes jokes that he was "Raised according to Hoyle" His grandmother instilled a love of games in him early on that has continued to grow year over year.

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