The idea that players should work together for a common goal is a new one in board games. Often, these games are HARD, because a game system needs to be designed to overcome the clever natures of its players. Fortunately, many brains are better than one!


Forbidden Island - Your team of adventures are exploring a rapidly sinking island, trying to get four artifacts off and escape before your trapped. If you are new to gaming and want a cooperative experience, this is probably the best introduction you can find. 30 minutes. 1-4 players.

Ghost Stories - You are a group of Buddhist monks defending a town from a horde of rampaging ghosts led by an incarnation of Wu-Feng. This game is unrelenting, but incredibly rewarding. 60 minutes. 1-4 players.

T.I.M.E. Stories - This is the sort of game Boards and Bites was built for. In this series of cooperative adventures, your team 'quantum leaps' into the past to try to make time go right. If you fail, go back to the start and try again. However, each story is a narrative experience you can only really play once, so make sure to get your friends together to play through each time to avoid spoilers! 90 minutes. 2-4 players.


Arkham Horror

Arkham Horror: The Dunwich Encounter

Arkham Horror: The Yellow King

Assault on Doomrock

Assault on Doomrock: Doompocalypse

Attack on Titan: The Last Stand

Betrayal at House on the Hill

Betrayal at House on the Hill: Widow's Walk

Bomb Squad

B-Sieged: Sons of the Abyss


Castle Panic

Codenames: Duet


Elder Sign

First Martians


Forbidden Desert


Ghost Stories


Legendary Encounters: Alien Deckbuilding Game

Legends of Andor

Magic Maze

Mansions of Madness


Mountains of Madness





Pandemic: Iberia


Robinson Crusoe

Shadows Over Camelot

Sherlock Holmes Consulting

Space Alert

Space Cadets

Star Trek: Frontiers


The Big Book of Madness

The Captain is Dead

The Lost Expedition 

TIME Stories

TIME Stories: A Prophacy of Dragons

TIME Stories: Expedition: Endurance

TIME Stories: Lumen Fidei

TIME Stories: The Marcy Case

TIME Stories: Under the Mask

Tiny Epic Defenders

Unlock! Squeek & Sausage

Unlock! The Formula

Unlock! The Island of Doctor Goorse

XCOM: The Board Game

Xenoshyft: Dreadmire

Zombicide: Black Plague

Zombie 15