Best Board Game Blogs of the Week, ft. Cheating in Cooperative Games

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This is a mid-week recap of the best blog posts from Oct. 29th through Nov. 4th.

It was a tough choice picking the best out of 4 really good posts this week. A lot of great writing, now that Essen is no longer a distraction.

AT THE TOP OF THE CHARTS…

CHEATING IN COOPERATIVE GAMES
GeekInsight @ Giant Fire Breathing Robot, 10/29/14

If everyone is doing it, does that make it right?

With cooperative games, bending or breaking the rules doesn’t cheat the other players out of a victory as cheating would do in a competitive game, but there is still a huge impact. By bending those rules, players are cheating themselves out of a better experience.

3 MORE MUST-READS…

TOP 10 GAMES EVERY DESIGNER SHOULD PLAY, PART 3
Peter Vaughan @ League of Gamemakers, 11/3/14

10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY
Gary Ray @ Quest for Fun!, 11/3/14

WHAT IS A SOCIAL DEDUCTION GAME?
Matt M. Casey @ Clever Move, 11/4/14

The above four blogs earn consideration for the BGA Blog of the Year Award. One point is awarded for inclusion, with an extra point given to the Post of the Week.

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Drew is a contributor to the Board Gamers Anonymous podcast. He's a curator by nature, compulsively reading and obsessively organizing what he's read. He's also been a gamer since the age of 3, which means he's been playing board games for... let's just say more than 40 years, and leave it at that...