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What Makes A Great Euro Board Game?

Game Design

Ed and I talk about our thoughts on what makes a great Euro board game and want to know what you think!

Also, would you prefer to play a Euro, eat a gyro, or both?

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Supporter8 months ago

I think that one standout characteristic of Euro's is that they tend to have comparatively light rulesets.

8 months ago

I think the best ones either have a good light ruleset or if they go heavier, that it makes logical sense.

Supporter8 months ago

Yes, but even in those situations where there are more rules, the rules do tend to be simpler and the complexity generally comes from interactions in the rules rather than a bunch of small persnickity rules that you have to remember.

8 months ago

Agreed. I just ran into this playing #Sail to India. Very small but quite a bit to think through for such a small and simple game.

Supporter8 months ago

I want to play that sometime. 

8 months ago

Good thoughts! Makes sense to me. What's been your favorite Euro so far?

8 months ago

I am torn. I really like Terraforming Mars when you draft cards and use the prelude expansion. Power Grid is a lot of fun. I am so torn man. Any recommendations? I am looking for some more Euros to consume.

8 months ago

Unfortunately I don't have a ton under my belt. I've got #Wingspan, #Viticulture: Essential Edition, and #Everdell, which all seem at least Euro-ish, and are all great. I've played #Scythe a few times as well. I've seen nothing but praise for #Concordia, but haven't gotten the chance to try it.

8 months ago

I have heard good things about #Everdell. I think I am going to try that one next. 

8 months ago

I love it. We own all the expansions!

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