Euro games are a subtrope of board game. Sometimes called "German Style Board Games" Often coming from [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Europe]], these games tend to feature [[http://www.coolstuffinc.com/main_boardGame.php?viewType=view%20board%20games&fp=Acc-MDGDeluxeEuroTokenSet wooden pieces]], victory points (often with a track around the board for the easy measurement thereof), and a coherent theme to the game (in other words, they aren't abstract). Sometimes common mechanics are repeated, such as a system of trading materials. Other important aspects are bilingual materials, such as cards in both German and English (or cards using graphics rather than words to avoid the issue), [[YouRequireMoreVespeneGas resource management]] instead of direct player competition, the importance of player choice and skill in winning (compared to a LuckBasedMission), and an emphasis on interplayer cooperation (even if you are going to backstab them later).

Euro Games tend to have no elimination of players as opposed to some old time favourites like ''TabletopGame/{{Monopoly}}'' or ''{{Risk}}'' and usually have a smaller window of time needed, so a game will usually take roughly the same amount each time it is played, often through a set number of turns.

In some gaming communities, most people play only [[WarGaming combat-oriented games]]. [[TropeDecay In that case, "eurogame" might be used to describe any board game that is not combat oriented]] -- even RoboRally, an American game with no victory points nor resource management, and with the possibility of player elimination (though managing to get wiped out is actually something of a feat).

There is a tendency for games to have multiple [[ExpansionPack Expansion Packs]], giving the player new buildings, powers, and sometimes expanding the number of players who can play a game.

'''Not''' to be confused with [[HGame Ero Games]]. ([[RuleThirtyFour Although you never know...]])

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!!Examples:

Out of the top 15 games listed on [[http://boardgamegeek.com/ Boardgamegeek]], 80% are Eurogames:
[[index]]
* TabletopGame/PuertoRico
* TabletopGame/{{Agricola}}
* TabletopGame/PowerGrid
* TabletopGame/ThroughTheAges: A Story of Civilization
* TabletopGame/{{Dominion}}
* TabletopGame/LeHavre
* TabletopGame/TigrisAndEuphrates
* TabletopGame/ElGrande
* TabletopGame/RaceForTheGalaxy
* TabletopGame/{{Caylus}}
* TabletopGame/{{Brass}}
* TabletopGame/AgeOfSteam

Along with Puerto Rico, the following are well known even outside eurogaming circles:
* TabletopGame/{{Carcassonne}}
* TabletopGame/SettlersOfCatan
* TabletopGame/TicketToRide

Eurogames are quite diverse in numbers. Below are some of the dozens to hundreds of Eurogames that exist:
* TabletopGame/{{Lionheart}}
* ''TabletopGame/LupinIII''
* TabletopGame/NotreDame
* TabletopGame/{{Revolution}}
* TabletopGame/SmallWorld
* TabletopGame/StoneAge
* TabletopGame/TradersOfGenoa
[[/index]]
Further, as the term refers to a design style/philosophy, there are increasing numbers of Euro Games that are not from Europe. North American games like Pandemic (made by a Canadian company and best known in the USA and Canada) use numerous aspects of the "genre" and this is seen as a good thing, depending on your gaming tastes.

!!This style of board game provides examples of the following Tropes:
* CrackIsCheaper
* MarketBasedTitle
* NoExportForYou: Though as mentioned, bilingual or language-independent materials mean that importing a product is less of a problem.
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