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michel michielsen
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Hello,

We are playing board games for quite a while and would like to expand our collection. At the beginning we liked big games with many components, but gradually we evolved into playing more the Euro style kind of game. There are a few elements in these games tough we are not so fond of, maybe you guys can help us out...

What we like in a game:

- Worker placement
- Building things
- No luck, only strategy

What we like less:

- Almost no player interaction
- Sometimes too long play times
- NO theme

We are looking for nice games that don't play too long, because as you will see we all have long playing time games. Thanks for giving some advice. We would like to stay in the Euro-theme..

- Macao
- COB
- Puerto Rico
- Lords of Waterdeep
- Eldritch Horror-
- Descent
- Smallworld
- Runebound
- Carcasonne
- Agricola




 
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Nicholas
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Lancaster is a great worker placement with lots of interaction. But, if you consider some of those games below as too long, it might not fit. It's 90-120min.
And, as often I would recommend El Grande. It is not a worker placement, but area control. However it is an elegant euro with lots of interaction and plays around 90min.

Both games are best with 4 or 5 players and I would not bother with less.
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Mads Fløe
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Some quick suggestions:

Targi - 2 player only
Last Will - interactivity limited to worker placement actions.
Tournay (don't know about interaction, but it's bigger brother, Troyes, has it)
Hansa Teutonica - Feels like a mix between area control and worker placement to me. Highly interactive for what it is.


 
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Spyrium

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Troyes

Alien Frontiers

Belfort

Keyflower

The Pillars of the Earth


Also +1 Lancaster -- great game!
 
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William Chew
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I really like Village and think it fits your criteria pretty well.

It is faster than Agricola, it is worker placement, and you build items. You also can train to build items which is cool and build many of those items.

Those items get sold for victory points essentially. The theme is pretty decent and it has a really cool twist. There is another dimension in this game, time. Your workers eventually die and you get victory points for the ones that were good at their craft.

The player interaction is different than in other worker placements, but definitely there. I would suggest checking it out.
 
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Post in the recommendations forum?

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How many players are we actually talking about here ?

Important question, if time is a critical point to you, as some games scale better than others when it comes to playtime.
 
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Jack Dowden
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I agree with several others here - El Grande, Tzolkin, Lancaster (LOVE this game) but...

Interaction, worker placement, Short play time, Euro...Try:

Russian Railroads - Great game with a short playing time
 
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