You tell me.
Bu “you”, I mean the happy folk who particularly enjoy this style of play. As I said earlier, it’s not something I really get on with.
What would be both helpful and interesting is to know what mechanics you think work well. Much of the game is about social interaction and group dynamics, and that’s not something I can put in a box. What I can do is provide any rules which help this along. I have some ideas, but what’s more interesting is what you aficionados think works well.
Note that I’m talking about what I defined as Pure Co-op play, not Semi Co-op. As a reminder that’s:
Pure Co-op: all players on one side are working towards exactly the same goal and play as a group. Usually they either win or lose collectively, ie all win or all lose.
The distinction is important. Games where players win individually, even if they are all fighting for the same cause, are not what I’m after here.
So, rules for Pure Co-op style play. Which games and which specific rules work best for you?