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Zbyszek Kisły
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I love language-independent games as I play a lot with people speaking different languages. My favorite game like that is Ghost Stories (which is also probably my top 5 ever). What else language-independent games are there that don't feel like filler (like Jaipur or Lost Cities)? Also I'm not a fan of Euro games like Stone Age for example.
 
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Oliver Dienz
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Not an "Euro" is a difficult objective. Maybe take a look at Kemet which is an area-control game with miniatures.
 
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Geoffrey Burrell
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You may want to try Sequence. It has a strategy aspect about it.
 
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Carcassonne
Ticket to Ride - Most ppl know the names of city's in English
Risk
Castles of Mad King Ludwig - One or two cards may need to be translated but the rest are universal.
Sushi Go Party!
Alhambra


Also, I +1 on Sequence.
 
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Ben
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Tigris & Euphrates comes to mind.
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Guildhall Fantasy: Fellowship and all the other Guildhall editions/versions.

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Ben Kyo
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No Euros, I assume no abstracts (because they would be too obvious), and no "fillers"...

Galaxy Trucker is almost 100% icon driven, until you hit expansion content.
Codenames: Pictures might work, depending on your definition of "filler".
Escape: The Curse of the Temple might qualify, again depending on your definition of "filler".
Space Hulk (fourth edition) has no in-game text.
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Justin R
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Race for the Galaxy
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Kingdom Builder
 
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Laura Creighton
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Taluva
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Hab & Gut
Ricochet Robots
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Aaron Gelb
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Mysterium

Tikal

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Five Tribes

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Johannes Hihn
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Terra Mystica
The Voyages of Marco Polo
Carolus Magnus

Edit: Oh I just realized that I misunderstood the last sentence of your post. Initially I read that you ARE a fan of eurogames. Nevermind my list then
 
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Mike De Groote
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Mundus Novus
Small Star Empires
Rise of Augustus
Rattus
Trias


you might also wanne look at Your favorite language-independent games!
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Andy D
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How many players are we talking here? There are probably a few abstract two player games out there that could qualify:
Yinsh
Santorini
Onitama

for instance...
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thorben
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I think all the games of Vital Lacerda are language independent and tend towards the heavier side.
 
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Ortus Regni

There is an app/Steam version if you want to try before you buy.
 
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Fedor Ilitchev
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Ghost Stories. Oops, I see you have that already. Samurai is great too but on the simple side.
 
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Niall Smyth
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Cyclades is language independent, and a wonderful auction/strategy game based on Greek mythology.
 
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Alexandre Santos
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Came here to recommend Ghost Stories, but there's no point.

Many good recommendations, but I have not yet seen a mention of Barony
 
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Rene Mackenzie
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These are my suggestions
Splendor
Century Spice Road
Takenoko
Power Grid
 
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Kevin Garnica
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In general, I believe most games from Days of Wonder are language-independent. More specifically, take a look at the following:

Automania
Bruxelles 1893
Gold West
Orleans
Isle of Skye
The King is Dead

I don't know if you'd consider these "euros, like Stone Age", but take it for what you will.
 
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Maximilian Berbechelov
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You can try playing Game of Thrones. I've played it with non-English speakers and the only thing is they have to memorize or get familiar with the house cards (or have someone to translate it for them) or even better - make a reference sheet. Everything else is not hidden information so it's fine.

Also Terraforming Mars - completely independent.

I know you said not an euro, but I need to say Five Tribes and Yamataï as one of my favorite language independent games.
 
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