Unofficially, every Thanksgiving for the last chunk of years, my partner and I have played local co-op games together. We don’t live near family, and we never make a big dinner, so we devote our time and energy to digital bounty.
This is the first year that we both have a current gen game system, so that opens up a lot of possibilities for games to play together.
I think this year we will be sampling the waters of several couch co-op games that we have either played a marginal amount of, or none of at all.
There’s just something about sitting next to someone you like and playing games together.
So, here are the seven games we will be playing while everyone else eats a ridiculous amount of food.
I’ve only heard about Foul Play in passing, and know nothing more than that it is local co-op and takes place on a stage.
That’s really all I need to know. I’m in.
The Jackbox Party Pack 3
I’ve played some of this while streaming and it’s terribly good fun. I’d love to be able to assemble a group over the long weekend to create our own laughs.
I struggle to think of a game that is inherently funnier (or more silly to play) than Quiplash.
My partner and I started this game quite a long time ago, and just didn’t get into it in the same way we took to the first two entries. I’m hoping one more push makes the difference, as I adored the previous games.
I mean, just look at this crew.
Mario Kart 8 DLC
When Mario Kart 8 released, my partner and I played the heck out of it and had a truly fun time. We had always meant to get back to the DLC, but somehow never did.
Perhaps this long weekend will remedy that.
Overcooked! is a game that looks like silly, cooperative fun. Basically, you are working together in a kitchen and trying to get food out in an organized fashion. It may sound simple, but it looks like it gets hectic, fast.
Since we won’t really be cooking for Thanksgiving, this seems like a far less messy alternative.
Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2
I didn’t get a chance to play the first Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, but I’d heard positive things about the sequel. I’m hoping we get a chance to dive in and play as our favorite plants as we both loved the original Plants Vs. Zombies.
And I already have the tune in my head…
Rayman Legends is a game I’ve genuinely wanted to play for so long that it seems silly that I’ve somehow never touched it. I’ve only heard excellent things about it. I mean, just look at those happy characters! Look at all those beautiful colors! I’ve heard the music is amazing, and I’m always ready for good music.
It’s the perfect (in theory) combination of elements, and I’m excited to finally try it.
If you are ever looking for various co-op games, one of the best resources out there is Co-Optimus, where you can choose from various filters to find a game that will work for you.
With that I ask, do you have any Thanksgiving gaming rituals? What (if anything) will you be playing over the long weekend?
Whatever you do, please be safe out there, friends. Cheers.