Eurogames VS American games, What's the perfect mix?
fabrice vandenbogaerde
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When I visit BGG I often read things as: "Not bat for an Eurogame", "That's typical for Eurogames", "A great Euro",...
But what's the meaning of this? What is typical Euro and what's not? And what happens if Euro meets American?
I do not completely understand the difference between Eurogames and American games. So I ask you kindly, make a list of three games.
Game 1 is what you would call a typical Eurogame.
Game 2 is what you would call a typical American Game.
Game 3 is What you would call the perfect mix, when Euro meets American.
Please feel free to add some comments to your choise.
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1. Board Game: Caylus [Average Rating:7.81 Overall Rank:48]
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So, this is my Eurogame. In my opinion an Eurogame is based on solid rules and clever mechanisms. A great theme comes in handy but is not necessary. Whithout the theme, the game is still playable. As a matter of fact, if you'are creative, you could past any theme on it.
 
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2. Board Game: Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game [Average Rating:7.74 Overall Rank:65]
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This is, I suppose, a typical American game. It's all about the metagame. Enjoy thematical play! Without the theme, the game is practical useless.
 
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3. Board Game: Earth Reborn [Average Rating:7.72 Overall Rank:334]
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Solid rules and great theme. Rules read as if they were a roman. Game plays as if you're on the battlefield yourself instead of your minions. But, even without the theme this game would be great.
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4. Board Game: Endeavor [Average Rating:7.43 Overall Rank:232]
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Perfect information. Zero luck. The definition of a Eurogame. Hansa Teutonica came to mind second, then Caylus. But I like Endeavor best of them all so there's my pick.
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5. Board Game: Nexus Ops [Average Rating:7.23 Overall Rank:373]
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Dudes on a map. Dice. Combat. The definition of Ameritrash, although this particular incarnation is far more streamlined than others in the class. Still, one of my favorites.
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6. Board Game: Lords of Vegas [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:371]
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Tons of dice, lots of decisions, area control and trading. A perfect blend. One of my all-time favorites!
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