Eurogame

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Euro- +‎ game

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The Settlers of Catan, a popular Eurogame, being played by a group of young people.

Eurogame (plural Eurogames)

  1. A style of board game originating in Germany, characterized by simple rules, short to medium playtimes, indirect player interaction, abstract physical components, emphasis on strategy over luck or conflict, and economic themes.
    • 2008, "German recreation: An affinity for rules?", The Economist, 28 August 2008:
      In America, where classics like Monopoly dominate, Eurogames still have an avidly geeky following.
    • 2013, Samantha Power, "For the love of games", Vue Weekly, #899, 10 January 2013 - 16 January 2013, page 26:
      Developed in Germany, Eurogames started in the '60s with a game called Acquire, which focused on the acquisition of hotel chains.
    • 2014, James Stubbs, "Traditional Board Games: From Ameritrash to Eurogames", in Teen Games Rule!: A Librarian's Guide to Platforms and Programs (eds. Julie Scordato & Ellen Forsyth), ABC-CLIO (2014), ISBN 9781598847048, page 83:
      No other Eurogame has had the same impact that Settlers [of Catan] had.

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