Ep 11 – The Co-Op Episode
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.
The co-ops: Horrified | Kids of Carcassonne | Ghost Fightin Treasure Hunters | Ghost Busters Protect the Barrier | Spirit Island | Forbidden Island | Forbidden Desert | Secret Door | Round Up | Lord of the Rings
The other games: Architects of the West Kingdom | AWK: Age of Artisans | Bob Ross: Art of Chill | How to Rob a Bank | Shifty Eyed Spies | Disney Villainous | Legacy of Dragon Holt | Fog of Love
The other stuff: Prospero Hall | Ravensburger | Family Pastimes | SAZ | Ghoulish Gary | Nikki Valence
- 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. 🙂
- I said it feels like a 50’s vibe and it does – but it might be closer to the 1850s. 🙂
- 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).
- *If you notice anything else please let us know in the comments or send us an email.