We are getting ready for PaxEast 2015!
It has become an annual event for me to share a list of Pax/Game related things that have come into my world since the last time I went to Pax.
Three days to Pax East and I am happy to chat about one of my favorite type of games – cooperative ones!
Red November is a cooperative game where the players are the crew of a doomed submarine. Lots of things on the ship are broken, missiles are trying to launch themselves and fires are breaking out. Your team’s goal is to survive for the length of time it takes help to arrive. Sounds easier then it is. Everything that you do (move, open a door, etc) costs you time. One bonus you have is drinking grog will give you courage, to a point – too much and it might kill you.
Speaking of kill you, teammates might die, although you can still win without them. Also, you have the option of abandoning them (even thought this is a co-op) and saving yourself.
Fun game play that takes organization, communication and teamwork to be successful. Combine that with great art on the game board/pieces and the ability to fight a Kraken and I would say you have a great game!