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Euphoria Board Game Review
On the actual game, i was torn between a 3 and 4 star rating but after teaching this four or five times over the review period, I loved watching it finally click with someone. i could literally go "Aha, yes, they are going like Euros." It played great at 2 and scaled up to 6 perfectly fine, with only the expected game time increase. Can't say I'd want to play 6 all of the time but 4 is a good number. And rolling the intelligence of workers with that look of triumph when you hit doubles or that crestfallen moment when the total of the dice put you over 16 qualifies for one of those "moments" I look for in all games.
quozl wrote: Euros is a pretty broad term. Some euros I like, some I don't. What kind of euro do you think Euphoria is?
When I think Euro, I think lack of conflict, resource gathering/upgrading, where the "strategy" is attempting to optimize your turns so that you trigger then winning condition(s) before the other players. In short, trying to sort out their strategy and beating them to the punch.
I think Euphoria fits that criteria, but with luck and pushing your luck as an "X" factor. The "bumpable" spaces let you take almost any action you want but you could be pushing another player ahead, saving them precious actions in taking back workers. I like the "I can do that but SHOULD I do that right now? If I wait a turn, they will have to take their workers back and that is one less action they will have to progress to winning."
I hope that answers your question.
At least in El Grande people die.
SuperflyTNT wrote: At least in El Grande people die.
If it makes you feel better, instead of the "Smartest" workers running off, you can just pretend they were found out by the government and were euthanized.
Of course, I'm not trying to convince you that you had a good time, I'm just relaying what I enjoyed about it.
Dry AF is Agricola,