Board game like pandemic? Collaborative game play?

(37 Posts)
RainMoon Mon 21-Dec-20 23:04:28

Looking for a board game like pandemic where you all kind of play on the same team towards the same goal rather than against each other. Any suggestions?

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KihoBebiluPute Mon 21-Dec-20 23:31:34

The Captain Is Dead

SE13Mummy Mon 21-Dec-20 23:32:06

Forbidden Island!

Neolara Mon 21-Dec-20 23:33:43

Forbidden Island is very similar to Pandemic. So much so, our DC's had absolutely no interest in playing it.

TheFormerPorpentinaScamander Mon 21-Dec-20 23:33:55

Harry Potter battle for Hogwarts if you are fans.

Palavah Mon 21-Dec-20 23:34:08

and, to an extent, Secret Hitler.

Trisolaris Mon 21-Dec-20 23:35:14

Mansions of madness


Blueemeraldagain Mon 21-Dec-20 23:36:00

I’ve just bought one called Ravine. The aim is for the group to survive a planet crash on an island. It’s much more straightforward than Pandemic but I love the twists and turns and the fact that no two games are quite the same!

Blueemeraldagain Mon 21-Dec-20 23:37:00

Ha, a plane crash. A planet crash would be difficult to survive...

IfOnlyOurEyesSawSouls Tue 22-Dec-20 00:51:16


LooksLikeImStuckHere Tue 22-Dec-20 00:52:14

Zombie Kidz if it’s a mix of age ranges

IfOnlyOurEyesSawSouls Tue 22-Dec-20 00:55:33

Would Mansions Of Madness be ok for a 12 year old or is it too much horror?

ChristmasBubble Tue 22-Dec-20 00:57:19

Listen again to one of Jeremy Vine's radio 2 shows from last week. There was a segment on board games. Most I'd never heard of.

Trisolaris Tue 22-Dec-20 09:28:24


Would Mansions Of Madness be ok for a 12 year old or is it too much horror?

Mostly I would say it would be fine unless it’s a 12 year older who gets scared easily by 12 rated films. It’s very fantastical type horror with monsters etc so it’s great fun. If anything they might find the game play a little complicated but if playing with older family members they should be fine and it comes with an app that helps tell you what to do. I think most 12 year olds would find it really fun.

Hardbackwriter Tue 22-Dec-20 09:30:45


and, to an extent, Secret Hitler.

Secret Hitler is fab but I think so much better if you're near the maximum rather than minimum number of players (it's a 5-10 game) so it wouldn't be my game of choice for most people this particular Christmas!

VenusClapTrap Tue 22-Dec-20 09:43:39

My 8 and 10 year olds love Mansions of Madness. It isn’t really scary.

RainMoon Tue 22-Dec-20 10:53:37

Thanks for all the suggestions will look them all up!
Looking for games that can be played mainly by 2 adults

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ilovespinach Tue 22-Dec-20 11:01:25

Forbidden Desert

RainMoon Tue 22-Dec-20 12:38:49

A couple of games have a minimum of 3 players, looking for something to play with DH in the evenings when we’re on our own. Suggested the Harry Potter one, looks amazing but DH said as he’s not a fan he might not get all the bits.

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Trisolaris Tue 22-Dec-20 13:09:11

Mansions of madness is 2 players

RainMoon Tue 22-Dec-20 17:11:57

Thanks @Trisolaris is it normally around £75? It does look good and I think it was showing me different things before

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BlueStarRose Tue 22-Dec-20 17:19:16

I love pandemic!!! @RainMoon do you have the Legacy edition?

Dead of Winter is also collaborative (although there is the added twist someone is a traitor).

Maximum apocolayse is also good.

DoubleHelix79 Tue 22-Dec-20 17:21:17

The Sherlock Holmes one is good - you work together to find clues and solve cases.

SingToTheSky Tue 22-Dec-20 17:21:20

Flashpoint fire rescue! You have to save people from a building before it reaches a certain amount of damage. Cooperative like pandemic but different enough to be worth having both.

AnathemaPulsifer Tue 22-Dec-20 18:08:38

Came on to say Flashpoint as well.

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