Meeples Together (Print + Digital)

Meeples Together (Print + Digital)

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How and why cooperative games work

The authoritative source on cooperative board games and card games for gamers, aficionados, critics, and designers, featuring a deep dive into co-op gaming’s titles, mechanics, theory, and frontiers. Join the party.

“Meeples Together is a must-buy book for anybody who is even remotely interested in cooperative gaming.… It is one of these rare books that takes our hobby to the next level, probably because it is written by gamers, for gamers.” — Antonios S, review at

Meeples Together

by Christopher Allen and Shannon Appelcline

Foreword by Matt Leacock

Print Edition:

ISBN: 978-0-9818840-8-0

6×9 inches • 380 pages • softcover

$24.95 (US)

About the Book

It wouldn’t be a stretch to say that civilization is built on cooperation. It’s all about different people working together to overcome challenges and build amazing successes — and then celebrating the camaraderie of their shared achievements. The best cooperative games are like that too.

Join experts Christopher Allen and Shannon Appelcline as they examine not only how cooperative board games work, but why. With more than 150 enlightening illustrations and 14 in-depth case studies showing principles and mechanisms of play in action, this book helps you to see your favorite cooperative board games in new ways.

Whether you want to play cooperative games better, discover your next favorite game, or design the world’s next favorite, Meeples Together is for you.