Your Favorite Non-Worker Placement Euros
Rodney Clowsewitz
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Moncton
New Brunswick
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The title says it all.

I've only ever played three and own three so I'll list what little I know. Hopefully you guys can help me out.
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1. Board Game: Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization [Average Rating:8.03 Overall Rank:26]
Rodney Clowsewitz
Canada
Moncton
New Brunswick
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A card drafting game with lots of little tic-tacs to play with.
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2. Board Game: The Castles of Burgundy [Average Rating:8.12 Overall Rank:11]
Rodney Clowsewitz
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Roll dice, do a couple of tile grabbing actions and build the best damn fiefdom anyone has ever...fiefed.
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3. Board Game: Ra [Average Rating:7.47 Overall Rank:134]
Rodney Clowsewitz
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I love this one. Blind tile drawing, auction and set collection all rolled into one and nothing seems out of place or forced. There's also a good amount of push-your-luck.
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4. Board Game: El Grande [Average Rating:7.79 Overall Rank:54]
David Gibbs
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Ottawa
Ontario
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Area control plus a turn-order auction. An excellent, non-worker-placement Euro.

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5. Board Game: Terra Mystica [Average Rating:8.24 Overall Rank:8]
Roberto Pinheiro
Brazil
Recife
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Nice variation with the Races.
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6. Board Game: Best 'N Show [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
Rob Steward
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Meridian
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Best Euros with no worker placement...

Puerto Rico

Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization

Brass: Lancashire

Navegador

Roads & Boats

New Amsterdam

Genoa

Macao

The Castles of Burgundy - nope, it's definitely not worker placement

Tigris & Euphrates - or is this a wargame?

Comuni

Homesteaders

Norenberc
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7. Board Game: Medici [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:442]
Eric Brosius
United States
Needham Heights
Massachusetts
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This is my favorite game. It's a pure auction game by Knizia. I love how you can think about what your opponent is going to decide.
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8. Board Game: Domaine [Average Rating:7.02 Overall Rank:647]
Gláucio Reis
Brazil
Rio de Janeiro
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Leaving out some controversial titles, these are 30 of my favorites:

Domaine
Taluva
Blue Moon City
Perry Rhodan: The Cosmic League
Legends of Andor
Mexica
Tikal
Tikal II: The Lost Temple
Java
The Swarm
Carcassonne: Hunters and Gatherers
Dragonland
Khronos
Nautilus
O Zoo le Mio
Clans
Maharaja: The Game of Palace Building in India
Felinia
Dream Factory
Amazonas
Taj Mahal
Torres
Ad Astra
Australia
Cave Troll
Journey to the Center of the Earth
Hacienda
Small World
Luna
Myrmes
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9. Board Game: Samurai [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:172]
Laszlo Molnar
Hungary
Budapest
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Elegant, tricky, area majority meets a cardgame-ish play, huge learning curve, beautiful to look at...

my favorite "surely not worker placement" euros (the ones I rate 8 or higher) are the following:

Samurai
Tigris & Euphrates
Ticket to Ride: Europe (of the family Euro type)
Goa
Taj Mahal
Modern Art
Ra
El Grande
Keltis: Neue Wege, Neue Ziele (an expansion that makes an okay family game great and thinky)
Tikal
Times Square (card game that takes time to show its strengths)
Hanabi
Through the Desert
Carcassonne: The Castle
Ingenious
Amun-Re
7 Wonders
Domaine
Torres
San Marco
Brass: Lancashire
Artus
Kingdom Builder: Crossroads (another expansion that makes the base game better)
Metropolys
Finca
Mexica
Stephenson's Rocket
The Princes of Florence
Vikings
Airlines Europe
Navegador
K2: Broad Peak (once again an expansion)
Love Letter
Chicago Express
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10. Board Game: Troyes [Average Rating:7.76 Overall Rank:68]
Morten K
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But equally rated are Wars of the Roses: Lancaster vs. York and Glory to Rome
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11. Board Game: Kingdom Builder [Average Rating:7.01 Overall Rank:451]
John Bandettini
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It's my favourite game, it's not worker placement, easy one for me.
 
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12. Board Game: Suburbia [Average Rating:7.60 Overall Rank:92]
Toms Leikums
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The most interesting thing - I don't enjoy tile placement mechanic,but Suburbia somehow works for me and is one of the best games I've ever played.
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13. Board Game: Bohnanza [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:368]
Tom Bigwood
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Golden Valley
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There's not even a board, let alone workers to place on it.

Wait, is Bohnanza even a Euro?
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