While working up in our Toy department this week, I discovered two really cool games that have a different concept than most other games: everyone playing must act as a team, for either everyone wins or everyone loses, together.
Not exactly what I’m used to when it comes to family game time. Instead of bringing up arguments about cheating, or causing sore-winners (or sore-losers) to act out, Pandemic and Forbidden Island inspire teamwork and camaraderie between players, making for much more enjoyable game time.
An international award-winning game
As skilled members of a disease-fighting team, you must keep four deadly disease at bay while discovering their cures. You and your teammates will travel across the globe, treating infections while finding resources for cures. You must work as a team to succeed. Pandemic is a cooperative game, all players win or lose together. The clock is ticking as outbreaks and epidemics fuel the spreading plagues. Can you find all four cures in time? The fate of humanity is in your hands!’
Each person plays as one of 59 player cards, making each person unique and invaluable to the mission at hand. For 2-4 players, ages 13+.
Honored by Mensa, The High IQ Society
Dare to discover Forbidden Island! Join a team of fearless adventurers on a do-or-die mission to capture four sacred treasures from the ruins of this perilous paradise. Your team will have to work together and make some pulse-pounding maneuvers, as the island will sink beneath every step! Race to collect the treasures and make a triumphant escape before you are swallowed into the watery abyss! As in Pandemic, each person plays as his or her own character. This leads to different game play every time the game is played. For 2-4 players, ages 10+.
We have a demo of Forbidden Island upstairs in our game department, so come in and learn to play it with us today!