Ameritrash Games are board games which are of the American style, though the "Trash" in the title was put there because in the 2000s there was from the EuroGame community a sense of disdain for more luck based games with plastic components rather than strategy, skill, and wooden components common in Euro Games. The Ameritrash game category essentially fits in a number of HobbyBoardGames that neither fit into the ClassicBoardGames or Euro Game varieties. Often such games will have cover art that is cartoony and plastic, toy like miniatures will be included. Some of these plastic minis are more detailed than others, and there are many internet arguments over the quality of Ameritrash game components.

Normally an Ameritrash game will have a theme rather than being an AbstractGame, making such board games reminiscent of NES cartridge art, with CoversAlwaysLie included. CoversAlwaysLie is more common on older Ameritrash board game box art, because more recent board games in this category, sometimes reprints of older games that have been around for a long time but went out of print - will be more in tune with modern aesthetics than you would find on the pre-Photoshop, Trapper Keeper style board game box art.

!!Ameritrash Games include:

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* TabletopGame/ArkhamHorror: The city of Arkham (and the world) are threatened by an awakening [[EldritchAbomination Ancient One]]. Are you a [[VideoGame/BadDudes bad enough dude]] to [[CosmicHorrorStory save the world]]?
* TabletopGame/BattleCry: A Civil War themed wargame by Richard Borg, who also designed Memoir44. In this wargame you play as a number of generals in the UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar and there are historical scenarios included in the rules to reenact important battles in the conflict using the game and its pieces to refight an already existing historical battle.
* TabletopGame/DescentJourneysInTheDark: A DungeonCrawl where several players take the roles of adventurers, teaming up to battle the forces of the [[GameMaster Overlord]]. Similar to a tabletop roleplaying game, except the Overlord is ''supposed'' to try to defeat the players [[KillerGameMaster at all costs]].
* TabletopGame/{{Dust}}: It's Risk, only Steampunk and you control mechs in a Zeerust setting and tactical forces to control territories, will you conquer the world?
* TabletopGame/ElderSign: ArkhamHorror ''with UsefulNotes/{{dice}}''! A quick-playing game with the same characters and themes as ArkhamHorror.
* TabletopGame/EldritchHorror: ArkhamHorror ''not in Arkham''! Essentially a simplified "replacement" game for its predecessor.
* TabletopGame/{{Krosmaster}}: Adorable SuperDeformed anime characters fight to the death. The same characters and components work in several related games.
* TabletopGame/MansionsOfMadness, which is more akin to Heroscape meets Creator/HPLovecraft than ''Arkham Horror'' was.
* TabletopGame/MiceAndMystics: A fairy-tale CooperativeGame which opens with the heroes being turned to mice by the BigBad.
* TabletopGame/NunsOnTheRun: Catholic VideoGame/SplinterCell like game where you must use HiddenMovement to track down your Secret Wish, a special item you must bring back to your cell without being caught by the senior nuns in the Abbey to win the game.
* Rum & Bones: Two pirate crews fight a boarding action, struggling to cripple each others' ships. Designed to have the feel of a MultiplayerOnlineBattleArena.
* TabletopGame/{{Talisman}}: An adventure quest game originally made by Creator/GamesWorkshop which pits you and your friends against each other on a journey towards the Crown of Command, a magical object of power that allows you to rule the entire realm. Infamous for including a game feature where if you are turned into a Toad, you drop all of your items and cannot fight with your regular stats.
* TabletopGame/TalesOfTheArabianNights: A strange adventure game based on the 1001 Arabian Nights. You wander around the Middle East as weird things that happen to your character are read from a storybook.
* TabletopGame/{{Zombicide}}: It's the ZombieApocalypse. A handful of survivors attempt to arm themselves and flee from an incoming zombie horde. Also available as ''Zombicide: Black Plague,'' with a DungAges theme.
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