This is my first BGG post so apologies if it's not in the right spot or isn't how I'm supposed to go about asking. A little backstory:
I've recently caught the board game fever and have been quickly buying up games since August for myself and friends to play. I want to try out a Eurogame or two but am worried that my group may lose interest with a lack of theme and/or too many rules. Some friends who are more seasoned gamers say that they can get boring from time to time. We're mostly 20-somethings who work in theatre, music, and a lot of us are teachers.
For reference, games we've enjoyed thus far that have seen multiple plays:
-Letters From Whitechapel (My fav longer group game)
-Tales of The Arabian Nights (BIG HIT)
-Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective
What are good eurogames for an enthusiastic gaming group that isn't necessarily hardcore? Something intriguing yet balanced and still a solid game.
A good place to post is in the recommendations forum but here you go:
Alien Frontiers(science fiction dice worker placement)
Kingsburg (another dice placement game)
Ticket to Ride
Above and Below for kind of story driven worker placement
Lewis & Clark
7 Wonders (card drafting)
I see you haven't played Catan yet...you should at least try it. There's a reason it's so popular.
Carcassone (tile laying, but if you want something that improves on it, Isle of Skye)
For an auction game, anything by Renier Knizia is good.
You can try Terra Mystica, although it's not everyone's cup of tea.
I think Tom Vasel does a very good job with his Top Ten game lists, it will give you a good idea of a game and if you might like it. You don't have to agree with him always, but it's a place to start. Now he has Jason with him, who is a Euro guy. Game Boy Geek likes Euros so you can always check out his videos, as well. I like Rahdo but he will sell you on every single game he reviews so watch out!
- Last edited Sat Nov 19, 2016 6:06 pm (Total Number of Edits: 1)
- Posted Sat Nov 19, 2016 6:05 pm
Thank you! Very helpful all around.