An evening of EuroGames in Ballard

  • February 19, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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A Euro game or Euro-style game, also referred to as a German game or German-style board game, is a class of tabletop games that generally have simple rules, short to medium playing times, indirect player interaction, and abstract physical components. Such games emphasize strategy, downplay luck and conflict, lean towards economic rather than military themes, and usually keep all the players in the game until it ends. German-style games are sometimes contrasted with American-style games, which generally involve more luck, conflict, and drama. German-style games are usually less abstract than chess, but more abstract than wargames and train games. Likewise, they generally require more thought and planning than our Thursday night party games, such as Pictionary or Trivial Pursuit, but less than classic strategy games, such as chess and Go.

Examples of Eurogames:

The Settlers of Catan
Puerto Rico
Carcassonne
Tigris & Euphrates
Caylus
Power Grid
Ra
El Grande

Examples of prominent Euro Designers:

Karl-Heinz Schmiel
Reiner Knizia
Martin Wallace
Wolfgang Kramer
Alan R. Moon
Uwe Rosenberg
Klaus Teuber
Stefan Dorra
Leo Colovini
Michael Schacht
Bruno Faidutti

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  • Kendall

    Excellent group, wonderful venue! Will definitely come back!

    1 · February 21, 2013

  • Valerie C.

    Mark taught us to play Timbuktu. My camels achieved a respectable score. Thanks Hattie, Adi Mark, and Joseph for a fun game.

    February 19, 2013

  • Aaron H.

    Anyone here?

    February 19, 2013

  • Shelley K.

    Sorry, dog got sick.. will be at the Thursday one though :(

    February 19, 2013

  • K

    If I'm "euro," does it give me an advantage in these games? :D

    February 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Got another event

    February 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    looking forward to it

    February 15, 2013

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