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The Co-Operatives Podcast

Gaming is fun. Dating is fun. Combining the two can be hard, luckily The Co-Operatives are here to evaluate board/video games that are perfect for playing with loved ones and friends. Real-life Human couple Liz and Aaron discuss the joys and sorrows of co-operative gaming with a significant other as they play and discuss video/board games with a co-operative bent! They are definitely not robots. The Co-Operatives releases every other week and is a part of the VStheUNIVERSE Network.
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Aug 8, 2017

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, Tanya DePass of I Need Diverse Games, Connie Behringer, and our good friend Mel Fox will be moderating it! Don't miss it!

--- GAMES WE TALKED ABOUT:

Arcane Academy: http://idwgames.com/games/arcane-academy/
Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle: http://usaopoly.com/games/harry-potter-hogwarts-battle-cooperative-deck-building-game
Sagrada: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/199561/sagrada
Star Trek Ascendency: http://startrek.gf9games.com/
Codenames Duet: http://czechgames.com/en/codenames-duet/

--- Other stuff we talk about!

Allbirds: The comfiest shoes EVER - www.allbirds.com
Klean Kanteen: http://a.co/dhqIAy0

--- Want to attend our event at GenCon 50? Click here to get tickets! --> https://www.gencon.com/events/105053

--- Donate to our Patreon at www.patreon.com/VStheUNIVERSE! Even $1 goes a *LONG* way, and helps the show grow!

--- 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 feel like being super nice, leave us a review on iTunes! It would mean the world to us! Every review lets others know you enjoyed the episode and helps the show grow! Want more Co-Operatives? Then check out our archives for a bunch of episodes that cover cooperative board and video games, dating, and definitely not being robots.

Special thanks to our Patreon Podcast Producer Danny Saleras for making this show and the VStheUNIVERSE Network possible.

Jul 25, 2017

Dark Souls is hands-down one of the most difficult and punishing board games ever to hit the market...and Aaron & Liz loved every minute of it. 

Big thanks to Ed Soderberg and Danny Bass of Ironrise Games for jumping into this game with our hosts! Check out Ironrise Games here!

--- Want to learn more about Dark Souls? Visit their Kickstarter page here, or the Steamforged Games website here. This cooperative tabletop board game was sensational and we cannot wait to play it again!

--- Donate to our Patreon at www.patreon.com/VStheUNIVERSE! Even $1 goes a *LONG* way, and helps the show grow!

--- 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 feel like being super nice, leave us a review on iTunes! It would mean the world to us! Every review lets others know you enjoyed the episode and helps the show grow! Want more Co-Operatives? Then check out our archives for a bunch of episodes that cover cooperative board and video games, dating, and definitely not being robots.

Special thanks to our Patreon Podcast Producer Danny Saleras for making this show and the VStheUNIVERSE Network possible.

Jul 11, 2017

This episode is a bit different from what we're used to, but for good reason.

Liz & Aaron spent the last two weeks playing a variety of games, namely Marvel: Ultimate Alliance, Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2, and Marvel Heroes Omega. They also became obsessed with the BBC show The Great British Baking Show, and had to make some decisions. This episode is more centered around how nostalgia can seep in and affect our choices, how that same nostalgia can trick us, and knowing how to spend your time in the best way possible. Enjoy!

--- Check out Marvel Heroes Omega here: https://marvelheroes.com/about

We recommend playing Marvel Heroes Omega out of the three games we discussed on this episode because, while it's not perfect, it's got the best gameplay and character selection!

(I mean come ON, it has Captain Marvel, She-Hulk, Spider-Gwen, Jane Foster Thor, and some decent Captain America costumes!)

--- Donate to our Patreon at www.patreon.com/VStheUNIVERSE! Even $1 goes a *LONG* way, and helps the show grow!

--- 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 feel like being super nice, leave us a review on iTunes! It would mean the world to us! Every review lets others know you enjoyed the episode and helps the show grow! Want more Co-Operatives? Then check out our archives for a bunch of episodes that cover co-operatives board and video games, dating, and definitely not being robots.

May 30, 2017

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 machete...

--- Want to buy Camp Grizzly? Head here: https://ameritrash-games.squarespace.com/camp-grizzly-1/camp-grizzly-board-game

--- 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 feel like being super nice, leave us a review on iTunes! It would mean the world to us! Every review lets others know you enjoyed the episode and helps the show grow! Want more Co-Operatives? Then check out our archives for a bunch of episodes that cover co-operatives board and video games, dating, and definitely not being robots.

--- Donate to our Patreon at www.patreon.com/VStheUNIVERSE! Even $1 goes a *LONG* way!

Apr 18, 2017

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 do they prattle away about Nathan Fillion's turn as the devilish Caleb? Only you can find out! There is one certainty though: Riley sucks.

--- Discover more about Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Jasco Games by heading here: https://jascogames.com/product/buffy-vampire-slayer-board-game/

--- 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 review on iTunes! It would mean the world to us! Every review lets others know you enjoyed the episode and helps the show grow! Want more Co-Operatives? Then check out our archives for a bunch of episodes that cover co-operatives board and video games, dating, and definitely not being robots.

--- Donate to our Patreon at www.patreon.com/VStheUNIVERSE! Even $1 goes a *LONG* way!

--- Our friends The Nerdologues are working on a new game called Competition Kitchen! It is on Kickstarter and we LOVED it! Check it out here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nerdologues/competition-kitchen-a-deliciously-creative-party-g?ref=user_menu

Buffy The Vampire Slayer: The Board Game was made by Josh Derksen, Thomas M. Gofton, Dan Hoang, Aron Murch, Cameron Parkinson.

To Sarah Michelle Geller & Alyson Hannigan: WE LOVE YOU

To Anthony Stewart Head: AARON LOVES YOU

Thank you to our friends Candice & Chris for helping us play through the 4-player mode!

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