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Felix Rodriguez
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Most people have a gaming childhood of Monopoly or Clue. I didn't. Although I did play a few more traditional games (Latin-American Dominos, Parchisi), my real love during those 'teen years was Axis and Allies. I played that game over and over.

Now that the Eurocraze is everywhere, my warring days have greatly diminished.

And yet when I see a war game in Euro game clothing, I get giddy...

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1. Board Game: Vinci [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:595]
Felix Rodriguez
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I know some people dislike the kingmaker aspect. And I myself like to play it with hidden victory points, but its an awesome game nonetheless.
 
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2. Board Game: Hammer of the Scots [Average Rating:7.56 Overall Rank:299]
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Hammer is not a Eurogame, but it feels like it. Its got a short playing time, and the switching nobles is very puzzle like.
 
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3. Board Game: Wallenstein (first edition) [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:342]
Felix Rodriguez
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I'm counting the days till the re-theming english version.
 
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4. Board Game: El Grande [Average Rating:7.79 Overall Rank:53]
Felix Rodriguez
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No combat, but lots of conflict nonetheless. I missed buying this the first two times, but I'm hoping RGG will reprint this somethime.
 
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5. Board Game: Hellas [Average Rating:6.22 Overall Rank:2276]
Felix Rodriguez
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Its war in a small package!
 
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6. Board Game: Mare Nostrum [Average Rating:6.74 Overall Rank:1073]
Felix Rodriguez
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Civ-Lite its not. But that shouldn't deter anyone.
 
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7. Board Game: San Marco [Average Rating:7.18 Overall Rank:512]
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This game has the same feel as El Grande, but I think the conflict aspect is even higher in this one. The take that feel of the banishment and replacment cards make this one feel like a wargame.
 
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8. Board Game: Friedrich [Average Rating:7.56 Overall Rank:469]
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one more for you...
 
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9. Board Game: Feudo [Average Rating:6.09 Overall Rank:5499]
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10. Board Game: Waterloo: Napoleon's Last Battle [Average Rating:6.08 Overall Rank:4929]
Felix Rodriguez
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Waterloo features a standard war board with combat that's all about card management. The truth is, that I find this game to be just "ok", despite the valiant effort.
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11. Board Game: Memoir '44 [Average Rating:7.54 Overall Rank:117] [Average Rating:7.54 Unranked]
 
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Let's not forget the latest Euro Wargame. Quick, easy, wonderful mini's, fun to play, yet still a real wargame.
 
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12. Board Game: Armada [Average Rating:5.23 Overall Rank:14850]
Richard Hutnik
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Armada 3. How could people forget this one? It is definitely Euro in nature. Combat involved, and latest version throws in event cards. Movement is a set number of action points. Euro feel, definite combat also.
 
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13. Board Game: Rock, Paper, Scissors, Inc. [Average Rating:4.94 Unranked]
Robert Wesley
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Well, we might just as soon go ahead and include THIS. it 'fits'!
 
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14. Board Game: Tigris & Euphrates [Average Rating:7.71 Overall Rank:70]
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I don't know how this game got missed. Just look at that board!
 
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15. Board Game: Viktory II [Average Rating:6.93 Overall Rank:2669]
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Lots of combat and fighting, but with much of a Eurogame's simplicity and appeal. It's easy to pick up, and a lot of fun to play/fight out.
 
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16. Board Game: Bonaparte at Marengo [Average Rating:7.40 Overall Rank:1175]
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I think BaM is a wargame, not a Euro, but I feel the same about Hammer of the Scots and Friedrich, which are already on this list. BaM plays in under two hours, has only 9 pages of rules, and has a great deal of play depth.
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