Confess!! Eurogames you love despite hating eurogames :)
Pablo Klinkisch
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Heidelberg
Baden-Württemberg
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This is a list for all of you out there who cant stand the all so artificially nice "balanced", wood-heavy, ridiculously short, pasted-on themed and "reality, what's that?" Eurogames. You know which people I mean, the ones who would proudly shout:
Balance is for sissys!
Wood is for the fire-place!
Short games are for kids!
Simulation and Theme is everything!

Despite all of this, we sensible Eurohaters have allways some kind of sin to confess: unltimatively there is some eurogame out there you/we might like... and you don't want anybody to know that!
So now it's the time: confess your sin(s) or be dammned for an eternity of well-balanced games in Eurowood (The Eurohaters' hell)
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1. Board Game: San Juan [Average Rating:7.28 Overall Rank:228]
Pablo Klinkisch
Germany
Heidelberg
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The game which brought me to the idea of making this list.
I'm not very fond of Puerto Rico, but somehow I really enjoy San Juan.
Maybe it's the luck factor or the fact that I don't expect a lot of theme or playing time of a card game...
 
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2. Board Game: Vinci [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:595]
Pablo Klinkisch
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Heidelberg
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Well, this one is not really a "pure" Eurogame: Ohmygod!! Conflict!!!!! But wood never fights!!! Does it hurts?? Heeelp!!! devil
This one of my prefered "short" games, and might function as gateway for more heavy games
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3. Board Game: Formula Dé [Average Rating:6.99 Overall Rank:578]
Pablo Klinkisch
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Hmmm... Ok, it's not really a simulation, but there are dice, no Knizia, and no resources, so I'm not sure if this one is really a Euro
Not really short, not really a simulation, but has a nice F1 feeling.
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4. Board Game: Citadels [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:316]
Pablo Klinkisch
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Again: there is a lot of player interaction, so is this really a Eurogame???
Also in this category: Intrige (quite fun and cut-throat game)
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5. Board Game: Carolus Magnus [Average Rating:6.84 Overall Rank:900]
Dan Cain
United States
Tacoma
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The design for this game is just beautiful. Tough choices every round, and the mechanics interlock to form a nice cohesive design that will keep you coming back for more.

At least it has dice.
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6. Board Game: Amun-Re [Average Rating:7.35 Overall Rank:260]
Mark Ernst
United States
Morrison
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I really do like this despite it's complete lack of realism. It's the only bidding game I own but I decided to get one game from each of the basic mechanics. I also enjoy Ticket to Ride and Carcassonne.
 
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7. Board Game: Race for the Galaxy [Average Rating:7.77 Overall Rank:49]
Gunther Schmidl
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...yup.
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8. Board Game: Winds of Plunder [Average Rating:6.46 Overall Rank:2731]
Michel Boucher
Canada
Ottawa
Ontario
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I did proofread the French rules for this.
 
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9. Board Game: Carcassonne: Hunters and Gatherers [Average Rating:7.14 Overall Rank:389]
Michel Boucher
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I have played this one a few times and it does not tax me overly, but it seems to discombobulate my wife and stepson. They will play a tile in a location that benefits both of them, if possible. They think they should play this cooperatively.

Takes freaking forever...
 
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