Cutthroat Eurogames
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We all know that even "peaceful" Eurogames let you pester and screw other players in many ways. This list is about those games that go a step further and include damaging your opponent's position and depleting his resource base as an important or even integral part of the game. I’ve tried to also restrict the list to games where there’s a strong element of hurting your opponent, rather than just getting hold of some resources that happen to be controlled by your opponent right now.
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1. Board Game: Lifeboats [Average Rating:6.60 Overall Rank:1232]
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Well, you don't get much more cutthroat than this. Every turn involves voting on which boat will spring a leak and which sailors get thrown overboard if you're out of room.
 
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2. Board Game: Domaine [Average Rating:7.02 Overall Rank:647]
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You can spend the first stages of the game building up semi-peacefully, but eventually you'll have to expand by taking over opponents areas, and possibly stealing their knights as well. Going to war right off the bat can be more profitable than in many other games.
 
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3. Board Game: Tigris & Euphrates [Average Rating:7.71 Overall Rank:70]
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Here, you can potentially spend the entire game sitting peacefully in a corner, but most games of E&T will be teeming with conflict and with evicting opposing leaders from their powerbases.
 
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4. Board Game: Liberté [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:699]
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Liberté qualifies as a Eurogame in my book, and the Purge, Guillotine and Terror cards allow you to decimate an opponent’s position.
 
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5. Board Game: Krieg und Frieden [Average Rating:6.13 Overall Rank:3650]
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You raid other players' cities; once you're defenseless, EVERYONE gangs up on you.

Good game that needs some tweaking.
 
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6. Board Game: Verräter [Average Rating:6.73 Overall Rank:1340]
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This as well as 'Meuterer'.
 
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7. Board Game: Shark [Average Rating:6.66 Overall Rank:1777]
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Even more brutal than it's father, Acquire.
You can tear down entire chains in one move.
 
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8. Board Game: Wacky Wacky West [Average Rating:6.32 Overall Rank:2230]
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Demolish other players' houses by constructing roads, walls and rivers.

Burtal, silly, extremely interesting 'little' game.
 
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9. Board Game: Monster Fressen [Average Rating:6.29 Unranked]
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This, as well as its predecessor 'Heisse Schlacht'.
Jump on other players to have them carry you piggy-back.

Silly, very light, great fun.
 
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