WTS Winter Session - Week 3: Co-op week - Pandemic, Sentinels of the Multiverse and Forbidden Desert.
I will continue introducing new games over the next 2-3 weeks, varying mechanics, themes and gameplay to make sure as many players are exposed to as much variety as possible. Next week will be cooperative games week. All three games are a slightly different take on the same idea that everyone is playing together to beat the game, so that everyone wins together or loses together.
Pandemic is a classic. It is based on the premise that four diseases have broken out into the world with each player embodying a specific role, such as the dispatcher, the medic, the scientist, operations expert, etc.) The combined effort of all the players and their specific strengths and abilities will help discover cures and eradicate the diseases. There is only one way to win (cure all four diseases) and many ways to lose. This one definitely puts the cooperative spirits of the players to the test. It's also great to learn world geography. It is one of my all-time favorite games.
Sentinels of the Multiverse is a cooperative, fixed-deck card game with a comic book flavor. Each player plays as one of ten heroes, against one of four villains, and the battle takes place in one of four different dynamic environments.