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English citations of Ameritrash

Noun: "(sometimes derogatory) a genre of board games predominant in the United States..."[edit]

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  • 2008, "German recreation: An affinity for rules?", The Economist, 28 August 2008:
    Euro (also “German-style”) games must not be confused with “Ameritrash” games, which generally involve high drama and employ plastic pieces, though arguing over what the difference is seems to be gamers' second-favourite pastime.
  • 2012, Keith Burgun, Game Design Theory: A New Philosophy for Understanding Games, CRC Press (2013), →ISBN, page 55:
    It's worth noting that Ameritrash games seem to have the most in common with modern video games: heavily thematic experiences with a big focus on production values.
  • 2012, Scott Rogers, Swipe This!: The Guide to Great Touchscreen Game Design, John Wiley & Sons (2012), →ISBN, page 231:
    Ameritrash players like to play games with lots of dice, blind luck and space marines fighting zombies.
  • 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, page 72:
    Risk and Monopoly are the poster children of Ameritrash.

Noun: "(derogatory) American people viewed as stupid or contemptible"[edit]

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  • 1986, Ellis Weiner, "The Last Working Stiff", Spy, December 1986, page 50:
    These individuals, either by birth or marriage, have acquired trust fund wings, which permit them to defy the law of economic gravity that rules everyone else. They are Ameritrash.
  • 2003, Steve Johnson, "An 'SNL' to make you wish you lived in Iowa, Chicago Tribune, 8 December 2003:
    Ameritrash heiress and, now, reality-TV star Paris Hilton coming on to mock her Internet sex tape was funny, until Fallon's winking performance pushed the dialogue past sly innuendo and into sophomoric overkill.
  • 2004, David Brooks, On Paradise Drive: How We Live Now (And Always Have) in the Future Tense, Simon & Schuster (2004), →ISBN, page 19:
    Late at night in these neighborhoods, you find the Ameritrash, the club-happy, E-popping, pacifier-sucking people who live in a world of gold teeth caps, colorful scarfwear, []