Disdainful Euro King is Still Not Pleased
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Caylus, nearly ten years ago, set the bar and defined what a Worker Placement game would be. William Attia's creation has inspired countless variations on the concept over the years. The term "Worker Placement" has been officially added to the BGG database as a mechanic and the list of games that use that mechanic grows and grows each year. Aside from possibly deck-building/pool-building, and zombies, worker placement is the hottest mechanic in board gaming today.

But even more importantly, Caylus's original box cover included an artist rendering of the iconic Disdainful Euro King. With his golden, page-boy hair and disdainful look, he challenged original Caylus players with body language that suggested, "you think THAT'S a Castle?" And he has watched over the multitude of derivative worker placement titles that have been released since, with disdain.



Disdainful Euro King is always watching and is still not pleased with our performance...
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