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Gaming in the Library: Cooperative Games

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Eldritch Horror

An ancient evil is stirring. You are part of a team of unlikely heroes engaged in an international struggle to stop the gathering darkness. To do so, you’ll have to defeat foul monsters, travel to other worlds, and solve obscure mysteries surrounding this unspeakable horror. The effort may drain your sanity and cripple your body, but if you fail, the Ancient One will awaken and rain doom upon the known world. Eldritch Horror is a cooperative game based on the fiction of H.P. Lovecraft. In Eldritch Horror, investigators travel the globe in an urgent quest to save the world from a diabolical, omnipotent Ancient One. With four different Ancient Ones, twelve investigators, numerous monsters, and hundreds of possible encounters, every game provides an unique and epic adventure.

Players: 1-8, Time: 2-4 hours


Hanabi , named for the Japanese word for "fireworks" (written as 花火; these are the ideograms flower and fire, respectively) is a coopertive game for 2-5 players where players do not play against each other but work together towards a common goal. In this case the players are absent-minded fireworks manufacturers who accidently mixed up powders, fuses, and rockets from a fireworks display. The players must work together to stop the fireworks show from becoming a disaster!

Players: 2-5, Time: 20-30 minutes


Pandemic is a cooperative game. You and your fellow players are members of a disease control team waging a battle against four virulent and deadly diseases. Your team of specialists must find a cure for these plagues before time runs out, stomping out disease hotspots as the game progresses.

Players: 2-4, Time: 60 minutes