Game in a Minute: Ravine

Cooperative, Survival
Stellar Factory
Mathew Sisson
Mathew Sisson
3-6 (or up to 9 with the expansion)

We did a really positive Kickstarter preview for Ravine, but now that we’ve gotten our hands on the finished copy, does it still hold up? Check out this week’s Game in a Minute and find out!

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Suggestions based on Ravine

Ravine’s key traits are that it is quick, cooperative, survival-driven, and portable.  If those things appeal, you might want to consider these options as well!

  • For cooperative gameplay: Magic Maze – This frenetic real-time cooperative sees you trying to pick up some items from a fantasy mall…which is an odd premise, but trust us, once your group takes on the challenge of cooperatively but silently moving a series of shared pawns through an ever-expanding field of tiles, you’ll get why this one’s a brilliant addition to your game night party pack.
  • For the theme of survival:  The Lost Expedition – This small-box survival game from Osprey Games actually surprised us with how delightfully cruel its gameplay was.  Playable as competitive, cooperative, or even solo, this little game can seriously go the distance with its simple but cruel choices and often brutal difficulty.  We love it!
  • For a quick, portable game: Medici The Card Game – This gorgeous set collection/push your luck hybrid from Grail Games comes in a small box but provides a satisfying experience nonetheless.  It can go anywhere, plays wherever you have enough table real estate to set up a row of cards per player, and is just a really good time.

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