Explore the Cooperative Game Collection!

Posted by Jim {Power Gamer} | 30-Nov-12 | 12 comments

BoardGaming.com Game Collections: Cooperative Games

About Game Collections
With board games becoming more popular and mainstream there are a TON of great games to choose from! Which game will you and those you play with enjoy the most? What game will spend more time on your playing table rather than gathering dust on a shelf? Enter the BoardGaming.com Game Collections, the first focusing on cooperative games.

Each collection contains a handpicked selection of highly recommended games from the BoardGaming.com review team as well as the user community!

Making Discovery Fun!
All of the games in the Game Collections are explorable. As you explore games you’ll gain rewards like BG gold, Gamer XP and Explorer XP. You’ll also complete quests along the way! The quests related to the Cooperative Game Collection are shown below. You can see your quest progress on the Explorer Quest page.

Get Started!

Related Quests

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Cooperative Game Explorer

Explore 10 games in the Cooperative Games Collection.
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Game Explorer

Game Exploration

Explore select games by completing a series of exploration actions.
Learn more about game exploration >

Some answers to possible questions related to game exploration
Previously a small group of games would be explorable for a limited time, and the group would change each month. Moving forward the games that are explorable will be those included in the Game Collections.

The Game Collections will ALWAYS be available to explore, and the games recommended in them may change over time. New Game Collections will be released gradually, but not monthly. You’ll know when we’re working on a new collection because we’ll post an article asking for community input on recommended games!

Comments (12)

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Football Fan
MERCS fan
Canada
The Gold Heart

As I just started I have no idea when the new ones come out but I hope it resets monthly. Someone should come up with a list of the explore-able games. That are not the monthly ones.

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Veteran Grader
Paladin
Strategist
Junior

I loved this cooperative game exploration feature and I’m hoping for a new game group soon. Will it be tomorrow? 😀

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Baron / Baroness
Champion
Strategist

I liked that one. When’s the new challenge?

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I play blue
Football Fan
USA
Advanced Reviewer

@Phlimm – It bothers me less that they are all listed. The “exploring” part is not trying to find the games to explore, but explore the games you find. However, for the past two times, I was able to find a handful of them before they were actually announced so there is a certain thrill in trying to find them within those couple of days.

My bigger concern is the games that are not fully explorable, as Ish pointed out. There are 3 games that I cannot complete because of lack of reviews nor ability to play them. It should encourage others to post reviews in those cases but it doesn’t seem like it has happened. It isn’t that big of a deal unless its exploration tag expires at some point. But at least I can legitimately follow them until reviews are posted!

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Went to Gen Con 2012
Gamer - Level 6

That was fun! Will there be more soon? And will they be in the same catagory or a new one?

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United Kingdom
Hungary
Petroglyph

Just a note here, Gears of War cannot be explored to completion (unless I missed something). With only 2 reviews on it the maximum steps you can make is 9.
Great feature ohterwise, and very good topic picked for me, personally. Co-op games were something I wanted to get more involved in, this actually made me look around. 🙂

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I play purple
Petroglyph
Baron / Baroness

Nice to see this is implemented but honestly, it was to easy of a quest. Just listing them right there kind of takes the fun out of it. I would have said “The coop ones are out there. Go find them.”

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9
Rated 100 Games
Stone of the Sun
Advanced Reviewer
Novice Advisor

Great work! One thing: I believe there is a small spelling mistake in the 16th game of the set (Gears of War: The Board Game). The a and o are reversed on this page: Cooperative game collection.

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I play blue
Football Fan
USA
Advanced Reviewer

@b0bb33z3r

True, the template has been made but this is also an extensive list added. Before we only got (typically) 5 games a month that had no obvious connection. Now we have some extensive prep work pulling together a set theme and categorizing them. there is obviously a lot more work going into it. Now we have over 10 games to explore so I can see this being something that is more once a quarter than once a month. But I hope I am wrong. It is one of the best features of the site!

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Canada
Gamer - Level 6

Cooperative games are great! Now hurry up and get Escape fully up on the site so I can rate and review it 😀

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BoardGaming.com Beta 1.0 Tester
Subscribed to BG News
Platinum Supporter
Advanced Reviewer

I’d have to imagine it’d be back on track, seeing as the whole quest got a major overhaul which I’m sure took a lot of time to do. Now that there is a template in place, I would think (hope) it’d be back to monthly. But don’t quote me on that. 🙂

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9
I play blue
Football Fan
USA
Advanced Reviewer

Good to see this back in the rotation. It has been sorely missed. Going forward, what will the frequency be of new exploration quests?

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