What are your favorite Euro-Ameritrash hybrids?

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These seem to be my favorite kinds of games and I’m always looking for new ones!

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18 months ago

Does Champions of Midgard count? I know it's considered Ameritrash, but not sure about the Euro aspect. Whatever it's deemed, I love it.

Supporter18 months ago

worker placement is a euro mechanic I think. Right? 

18 months ago

I don't know. Yes? I just know that Ameritrash are thematically awesome and Euros are rather dull in theme. After that, I couldn't tell you haha

Supporter17 months ago

There are some other key differences but those are the main ones. Someone really needs to have a gamer dictionary and define all of these terms so we have standards to work off of. 

Supporter18 months ago

You know I'm familiar with a lot of styles and mechanics but I have never followed up with Ameritrash so I don't much about that style game.  I'm curious what games are considered Ameritrash.

Supporter18 months ago

Ameritrash games are known for being big on theme, adventure, combat etc. Usually there is a lot of luck and variation in the games and typically dice rolling is a common mechanic used. Mansions of Madness, Fortune and Glory, Memoir 44, Fantasy Flights Cthulhu line of games, Deep Madness etc would all be considered Ameritrash. 

Premium User18 months ago

Found a rahdo video talking about his favorite Ameritrash games: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dYNRTROPu4

Supporter18 months ago

Thanks for sharing!

Supporter18 months ago

Nice, thanks!  I just hope he doesn't avoid talking about any combat heavy games.

Supporter18 months ago

I know Rhado tends to stay away from combative games. what are your favorite combat heavy games? 

Supporter18 months ago

This is a subject that fascinates me, but it feels like I have very little or no experience in it. 

Supporter18 months ago

I might be generalizing the genre too much but I find that these games are quite fun. No doubt I enjoy a thinky euro or an adventure ameritrash but if you can combine elements of each together then those are the ones that I really enjoy.

Premium User18 months ago

What are some examples you like?

Supporter18 months ago

I'd categorize games like AdrenalineScythe, and Heroes of Land, Air, & Sea as hybrids

Supporter18 months ago

Scythe is one of my favorites.  I found a cool combat variant (that I think would incentivize combat a little more).

Here is the variant.  Scythe Combat Variant

I can't wait to get Scythe back out and try it.

Supporter18 months ago

Have you tried how this variant plays. I'm really curious how it changes the feel. 

Supporter18 months ago

I haven't gotten the game to the table since finding it, but I'm pretty confident I'll really enjoy it.

Supporter18 months ago

I'm going to have to try this combat variant. Thanks for sharing. Scythe is probably my current favorite game. 

Supporter18 months ago

Ok, I love Scythe.