Last week we pointedly reviewed our first co-op game and briefly poked a larger discussion about co-operative games, with an elongated stick, from a significant distance. This week, we’re gonna run up and kick that discussion in the head.
So here it is… Co-op games; are they good gateway games?
Rest assured that a long and tedious article is due for posting tomorrow, so calm right down. Until then however, I’d like to take this moment to make a more visible announcement that Kicking Down The Door is now on facebook and Twitter!
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Hullo, this week our ‘Next Steps’ review trilogy is
anti-climaxing with a game that’s going to seal the deal with your freshly groomed chums, like only a game with fedora wearing meeples can.
Whatever negative preconceptions your friends still retain about what board games are and can be, will be shot right in their stupid pre-conceptualized… concepts (?) after you spend the ten minutes exactly, it takes to play a game of Escape: The Curse Of The Temple!
Also, you know… fedora wearing meeples…
Lets take a look.
Hey you guuuuys!
Welcome to the not at all anticipated, second instalment in our ‘Next Steps’ review trilogy. The game we have lined up for you this week, is at this stage a classic; it’s a game that should be on every self respecting gamers shelf and one that can provide such an unsanitary amount of joviality for such a wide variety people, you’ll probably have to get rid of your carpets.
“What is this game?!” I hear you shriek, though probably not because I went and put the name in the title of the post… Gaahhhh…
Well, with no more ado.
Did you get that? This is part 2… Part 2! Don’t think you can just waltz right in here without reading the the entirety of part 1, because you just can’t, you ca… Alright well you probably can
Last time we told you we were going to discuss how to build on the wholesome gaming experiences you had with the party and filler games we’ve previously recommended. But then we got distracted and lectured you on how you should cut friends out of your lives and steal their phones…
Well not today my friend; today, we’re going to come through for you and recommend the first of three games that will escalate your gaming experiences to dizzying new heights, whilst keeping things light, accessible and most of all, fun!
So here we go, the first of three mediocre reviews of three excellent games that are going to help you do just that!
So you’re persevering with this little blog of mine are you? Good for you. Your procrastination truly knows no bounds does it? It’s really quite exceptional.
Today we’re going to talk about the next phase. Likely by now you’ve taken on board my previous ramblings on both introducing your dwindling circle of friends to board games, and which games are best suited to testing the waters. But how best to proceed from here? How best to wade into those waters?
In our last article we rambled at length about the sensual pleasures of being able to enjoy board games with your pant party partner. I think I went so far as to imply it made for a stronger relationship or some such poorly informed postulating. Anyway, we talked about some games we recommended for board gaming with your live in life pal, then taunted you with the claim that Discworld was possibly one of the best games to play with your spouse, but that we’d tell you about it later.
Well now it’s later…
A live in life partner can be a wonderful thing can’t it? Can’t it? Well sometimes, and when you share a living space with someone, we can all agree you share a great many other things too; Household chores, food, bodily fluids, a mutual loathing of Bradley Cooper and if you’re lucky – the bills and a willingness to indulge one another’s interests.
It’s that last part I want to expand on. Whether your significant other actually lives with you or just comes around for a twice weekly pyjamas party, they’re often the person whom you most want to make a gaming convert of. Depending on your relationship and the set-up of your cohabitation it can become an issue of some importance as to whether your spouse can enjoy a board game or not.
Continuing from our previous article, I’m going to give 5 mini reviews of board games that Kicking Down The Door recommends as a starting point for testing the waters with your friends, introducing them to what real board games can be and finding out how receptive they are of this awesome pastime.