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Real-life human couple Liz & Aaron dissect co-op games & discuss them in podcast form. A look at playing together in life & love. (Definitely not robots.)

Real-life human couple Liz & Aaron dissect co-op games & discuss them in podcast form. A look at playing together in life & love. (Definitely not robots.)
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Real-life human couple Liz & Aaron dissect co-op games & discuss them in podcast form. A look at playing together in life & love. (Definitely not robots.)

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Fog Of Love

11/28/2017
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Romance is in the air! So is Comedy! I guess that means that some sort of Romantic-Comedy mix is surrounding us! That must be why Aaron & Liz are playing Fog Of Love by Hush Hush Projects for this week's episode! This light 2-player RPG captured their hearts and got them coming back for more! This unique game is one of the most unique and interesting games of 2017, but is it perfect for a first date? Our hosts DISCUSS! NOTE: This game was given to The Co-Operatives Podcast to review at...

Duration: 00:58:47


Our GenCon 2017 Panel feat. James D'Amato, Mel Fox, and Connie Behringer

11/14/2017
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This week you're in for a treat! We've edited the audio from our GenCon 2017 panel and are putting it up for you to hear! If you listen to this episode and have a question you wished we'd answer, then send it in! We'll be doing a Q&A episode at the end of the year and we'd love to get your question in before then! Send them on to cooperativespod@gmail.com or tweet at us @CoOperativesPod! We'll be back with our Fog Of Love episode in two weeks! See you then! --- Donate to our Patreon at...

Duration: 00:47:29


Zombicide: Black Plague + COOL NEWS

10/31/2017
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This is a big one! We play and talk about Zombicide: Black Plague from Cool Mini Or Not, a game we both loved despite having some precarious situations emerge at the table. This co-op tabletop board game is pretty fantastic, and we highly recommend it to anyone who's looking to get into a game that can be upgraded easily as time goes on! Oh yeah, AND WE GOT ENGAGED! Join us for a fun, super-sized episode! --- HUGE thanks to Rich Howard for sending us this game! --- Donate to our...

Duration: 01:13:33


Betrayal At The House On The Hill (And Baldur's Gate!)

10/17/2017
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Our October month of suitably spooky games continues! We tackle a board game that EVERYONE has been telling us to talk about: Betrayal At The House On The Hill! Avalon Hill and Wizards Of The Coast have been publishing this modern classic since 2004, but have recently updated it with an expansion and spin-off called Betrayal At Baldur's Gate. How fun are they? How do they compare? Which game has more vampires? WE SHALL DISCUSS IT! NOTE: We received a very strange phone call this episode...

Duration: 00:51:24


Dead Of Winter: A Crossroads Game

10/4/2017
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Everyone has been telling Liz & Aaron to play Plaid Hat Games' "Dead Of Winter," so they did! Join them as they discuss zombies, feel-good games, and generally everything they love about Halloween! They don't *adore* it, but it's got a lot to like! Plus, Halloweenie board games are always a good thing, right? --- Big thanks to our friends Brian, Brittany, and Mike Chuck for playing with us! --- Find out more about Dead Of Winter here:...

Duration: 00:59:49


Destiny 2

9/19/2017
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Aaron says the first Destiny was the best co-operative video game he's ever played, but is he feeling the sequel? Liz wasn't a big fan of the original game, but does Destiny 2 sway her opinion? Well, our intrepid hosts have done nothing but play D2 the past two weeks and they're ready to discuss it on this week's episode! Video games y'all! For more information on Destiny 2, head to DestinyTheGame.com --- Want to play Destiny 2 on Ps4 with Liz and Aaron? Join the VStheUNIVERSE Destiny 2...

Duration: 01:06:38


Tacoma

9/5/2017
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This week Liz & Aaron tackle the new game from Fullbright: TACOMA. In this space mystery, our hosts will need to explore the spaceship TACOMA and uncover the sprawling secrets of the ship and crew. --- This isn't a co-operative game! We're very supportive of finding ways to enjoy games together even when the game wasn't specifically made for co-op play! Fullbright's games (and other narrative based first-person games) are SUPER FUN to play in couples/groups so try it out! --- Fullbright...

Duration: 00:48:02


Post-GenCon 2017 Recap Shabadoo!

8/22/2017
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Aaron & Liz survived GenCon 2017! Our intrepid hosts details all of the greatest gaming experiences coming out of Indianapolis, IN! Running on low sleep, they recount the best times and what they think the hotness will be for the next few months! Exact timestamps are below because there's a LOT to cover: TIMESTAMPS: 0:20 - Intro! 4:30 - Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle Expansion & Codenames Duet 11:30 - Liz and Aaron's games-of-the-show (Clank! & Starfinder) 22:00 - Arkham Horror: The...

Duration: 00:57:16


Pre-GenCon 2017 Shabadoo!

8/8/2017
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GenCon 50 is just a week away! Aaron and Liz go over the games they purchased last year at the con, and recount their Do's and Don'ts for the country's biggest board game convention! Liz and Aaron give you the rundown on what to prepare for, and how to pace yourself to you don't end up missing out on some of the best and brightest this convention has to offer. Come to our panel at GenCon 50! Click here to secure your free ticket! We'll be joined by James D'Amato of the OneShot Podcast,...

Duration: 00:45:25


Sherlock Holmes & Moriarty's Web with special guests James D'Amato and Mel Fox of the OneShot Network

6/30/2017
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James D'Amato and Mel Fox of the OneShot Network join Aaron & Liz for a very special episode of The Co-Operatives Podcast! This time our detective gang is covering Sherlock Holmes & Moriarty's Web by Keifer Arts! Here lies The Final Problem: Is the game fun? We wax poetic about Benedict Cumberbatch, Stephen Fry being perfect, and how John Watson is an expert at gettin' sexy with a little straddlin'! Also, there's a bunch of bits. Quote of the show comes from Liz: "I've had four shots of...

Duration: 00:48:46


E3 2017 Co-Op Recap!

6/15/2017
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Liz & Aaron have been devouring all of the news coming out of E2 2017 and are here to tell you all about the hottest new co-op games being developed for Playstation, Xbox, PC, and the Nintendo Switch! NOTABLE GAMES --- Reach out to The Co-Operatives by tweeting to @CoOperativesPod on Twitter or e-mailing us at CoOperativesPod@gmail.com. Got a co-operative game you'd like us to try? LET US KNOW! You can also 'like' us on Facebook by heading to www.facebook.com/CoOperativesPod. --- If you...

Duration: 00:57:06


Camp Grizzly

5/30/2017
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Aaron and Liz take a trip to Camp Grizzly for this week's episode of The Co-Operatives Podcast! Our intrepid hosts see if this cooperative tabletop game is a faithful homage to the likes of Halloween, Friday The 13th, Scream, and other horror and slasher films. SPOILER: THEY BOTH LOVE IT Camp Grizzly is published by Ameritrash Games, designed by Jason Topolski, and drawn by Austin Madison. Also, Liz & Aaron hired a new personal assistant named Jason. He seems nice, except for the...

Duration: 00:42:51


Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game

5/16/2017
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Liz and Aaron put their capes on and join the ranks of Marvel Comics finest for this week's episode of The Co-Operatives Pod! Upper Deck's deck builder, "Legendary: Marvel" is something Aaron has always dreamed of, but is it accessible enough for Liz? Well, if you listen to the episode then you'll find out. Aaron's favorite superhero is Spider-Man. Liz's favorite superhero is Hugh Jackman. Aaron recommends the following Marvel Comics: Captain Marvel, Black Panther, Ms. Marvel, Hawkeye,...

Duration: 00:52:41


Buffy The Vampire Slayer (2016)

4/18/2017
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Buffy and the Scoobies are fighting vampires in Sunnydale, and Liz & Aaron need to help them save the town! Joss Whedon's vampiric masterpiece is back, in BOARD GAME FORM! Jasco Games and Lynnvander Studios crafted this 6-player cooperative board game and our intrepid hosts put it through its paces. Aaron & Liz are both big Buffy The Vampire Slayer fans, so this is a big one for them! Do they discuss the game, or do they just talk about Xander and Anya? Do they play it to completion, or...

Duration: 00:44:02


Forbidden Island

4/4/2017
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A mysterious tome joins our intrepid hosts today as they discuss the co-op game Forbidden Island! Could this be the best co-op board game Liz has ever played? Quite possibly! This tabletop game doesn't mess around, and when the water starts to rise you never know if you'll sink or swim! --- Reach out to The Co-Operatives by tweeting to @CoOperativesPod on Twitter or e-mailing us at CoOperativesPod@gmail.com. You can also 'like' us on Facebook by heading to...

Duration: 00:39:45


Snipperclips and the Nintendo Switch

3/7/2017
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The Nintendo Switch is out and the Co-Operatives spent some time with the premier co-op launch game: Snipperclips! Liz and Aaron fawn over the new tech, giggle at the fun arts-and-crafts avatars in the game, and discuss the novel concepts that SFB Games introduces in this brand-new title. --- Reach out to The Co-Operatives by tweeting to @CoOperativesPod on Twitter or e-mailing us at CoOperativesPod@gmail.com. You can also 'like' us on Facebook by heading to...

Duration: 00:38:04


Her Story & Narrative Games

2/21/2017
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Some of the most important times you can have playing games with others occur in titles that aren't actually multiplayer. In this episode Liz & Aaron examine some narrative focused games that can be played in co-op to great effect! --- Reach out to The Co-Operatives by tweeting to @CoOperativesPod on Twitter or e-mailing us at CoOperativesPod@gmail.com. You can also 'like' us on Facebook by heading to www.facebook.com/CoOperativesPod. --- If you feel like being super nice, leave us a...

Duration: 00:47:26


Lovers In A Dangerous Spacetime

2/7/2017
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On this very special episode, our dynamic duo play the game they encountered on their very first date. This episode recaps how they met, and how gaming brought them together. This is not a drill: Liz & Aaron have not slept in 36 hours. Due to a cold medicine snafu, they've been awake and OH BOY DID THAT MAKE RECORDING A GOOD TIME! -- Reach out to The Co-Operatives by tweeting to @CoOperativesPod on Twitter or e-mailing us at CoOperativesPod@gmail.com. You can also 'like' us on Facebook...

Duration: 00:41:46


...and then, we held hands

1/24/2017
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"...and then, we held hands" is a game about failing relationships and how people try to mend them. Can Liz & Aaron break the chains of sadness and solve objectives to find balance? Kind of. It's really hard to explain. That's why the podcast goes over that for you! -- Reach out to The Co-Operatives by tweeting to @CoOperativesPod on Twitter or e-mailing us at CoOperativesPod@gmail.com. You can also 'like' us on Facebook by heading to www.facebook.com/CoOperativesPod. --- If you feel...

Duration: 00:33:52


Mansions Of Madness (Second Edition)

1/10/2017
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Aaron & Liz are fighting for their own sanity when they play Mansions Of Madness Second Edition! This H.P. Lovecraft inspired horror game is moderated by a handy app while you battle demons and other creatures of the cthulhu bent! Light some candles, grab a torch, and get ready to jump into the Victorian Era to banish the darkness! -- Reach out to The Co-Operatives by tweeting to @CoOperativesPod on Twitter or e-mailing us at CoOperativesPod@gmail.com. You can also 'like' us on Facebook...

Duration: 00:49:31

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