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« on: July 14, 2014, 08:54:29 pm »

Should there be a Euro Game forum?
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« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2014, 09:10:28 pm »

Should there be a Euro Game forum?

I thought hard about this. If there are euros, then there would have to be wargames, AT, family games,
yadda yadda. It probably fits actual usage better though - in that there are segments of the hobby.
Many euros are economic in nature though. Ones that aren't Pandemic, Flashpoint, ect, cause some
real issues for categorization. I'd guess that most euro players are open to sharing space with
other games on the same general topic rather than trying to categorize by some sort of hobby-based
criteria that we'll never get right though (which isn't to say topic is always going to be easy).


The big question for me was whether to organize by these general themes (war, economics, politics, sports)
or to do so as I'm naturally inclined - chronologically by subject. I figured THAT would really not work well
for many people.
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« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2014, 09:19:06 pm »

Should there be a Euro Game forum?

I thought hard about this. If there are euros, then there would have to be wargames, AT, family games,
yadda yadda. It probably fits actual usage better though - in that there are segments of the hobby.
Many euros are economic in nature though. Ones that aren't Pandemic, Flashpoint, ect, cause some
real issues for categorization. I'd guess that most euro players are open to sharing space with
other games on the same general topic rather than trying to categorize by some sort of hobby-based
criteria that we'll never get right though (which isn't to say topic is always going to be easy).


The big question for me was whether to organize by these general themes (war, economics, politics, sports)
or to do so as I'm naturally inclined - chronologically by subject. I figured THAT would really not work well
for many people.

Then I DO have to ask in all seriousness, even though I'm laughing about it as I type.......Where would Twilight Struggle topics be posted? God...I hated having to ask this question....not that I'm going to ask/write anything about it anytime soon.
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« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2014, 09:53:01 pm »

Should there be a Euro Game forum?

I thought hard about this. If there are euros, then there would have to be wargames, AT, family games,
yadda yadda. It probably fits actual usage better though - in that there are segments of the hobby.
Many euros are economic in nature though. Ones that aren't Pandemic, Flashpoint, ect, cause some
real issues for categorization. I'd guess that most euro players are open to sharing space with
other games on the same general topic rather than trying to categorize by some sort of hobby-based
criteria that we'll never get right though (which isn't to say topic is always going to be easy).


The big question for me was whether to organize by these general themes (war, economics, politics, sports)
or to do so as I'm naturally inclined - chronologically by subject. I figured THAT would really not work well
for many people.

Then I DO have to ask in all seriousness, even though I'm laughing about it as I type.......Where would Twilight Struggle topics be posted? God...I hated having to ask this question....not that I'm going to ask/write anything about it anytime soon.

GRENADE!!  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2014, 10:05:43 pm »

Should there be a Euro Game forum?

I thought hard about this. If there are euros, then there would have to be wargames, AT, family games,
yadda yadda. It probably fits actual usage better though - in that there are segments of the hobby.
Many euros are economic in nature though. Ones that aren't Pandemic, Flashpoint, ect, cause some
real issues for categorization. I'd guess that most euro players are open to sharing space with
other games on the same general topic rather than trying to categorize by some sort of hobby-based
criteria that we'll never get right though (which isn't to say topic is always going to be easy).


The big question for me was whether to organize by these general themes (war, economics, politics, sports)
or to do so as I'm naturally inclined - chronologically by subject. I figured THAT would really not work well
for many people.

Then I DO have to ask in all seriousness, even though I'm laughing about it as I type.......Where would Twilight Struggle topics be posted? God...I hated having to ask this question....not that I'm going to ask/write anything about it anytime soon.

Topic ain't easy there. It's definitely not how I've defined politics though. What it really should
have is a geopolitical section. I guess it's 'other'? Wouldn't be too upset to see it squat in
military though. Or political.
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« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2014, 10:12:28 pm »

Ok, and I think that's the best answer. Post wherever you see fit. No need to turn into another BGG. I kinda like your site here. Good idea and thanks.
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« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2014, 10:16:49 pm »

Ok, and I think that's the best answer. Post wherever you see fit.

Pretty much. Unless people really want it, I'm not going to be moving stuff around.

If an OP wants something moved though, I'll do that for them. It's easy to
accidentally post into a forum you didn't intend to.
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« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2014, 09:59:48 am »

sorry to display my ignorance once again
but what IS a 'euro-game'?
I know they come from Europe but what do they have in common?
are there certain themes to euro-games?
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« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2014, 10:33:55 am »

sorry to display my ignorance once again
but what IS a 'euro-game'?
I know they come from Europe but what do they have in common?
are there certain themes to euro-games?

A German-style board game, also referred to as a German game, Euro game or Euro-style game, is any of 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 party games, such as Pictionary or Trivial Pursuit, but less than classic strategy games, such as chess and Go.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German-style_board_game
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« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2014, 11:07:24 am »

The term's become very polluted though (or moved about a lot). Once, euros were a lot closer to
family-style games. Now, they've become their own little niche, the heavy end of which is
fairly inaccessible to new gamers.
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