The term "Euro Game" is tossed around a lot in the board game world, so what exactly does it mean? Simply put, a Euro game focuses more on the game mechanics and less on the game's theme (Read more at BoardGameGeek).
Featuring a collection of critically acclaimed games which feature longer playing times, highly strategic playing styles, and gorgeously balanced mechanics, Massdrop brings you the Intro to Euro Games Bundle. These games were handpicked by Massdrop to ease people into the world of high-level strategy games. Get down to the classics with Catan, save the world from a fatal virus in Pandemic, and take on the role of a grand builder of the world in Alhambra.
Catan is the household name that popularized Euros in America back in 1995. Players take on the role of Settlers and develop the land of Catan. Utilizing trade, resources, and occasional betrayal or under the table dealing at the hands of your competition, do your best to avoid the robber and develop your claim. Players start the game by placing road and villages along different resources on the board. At the start of their turn, the dice roll determines which resources are given out to each player. Players race to be the first to claim victory.
In Pandemic, you and your friends become the leading specialists responsible for stopping the rampant spread of viruses. Team up with your fellow doctors and researchers to combat the pandemic before time runs out or before you all succumb to the illness yourselves. Pandemic is a board game that features a world map and a series of “specialist” players.
The game is collaborative, and each member of the team has to utilize a strategy to assist in curing the spread of disease; i.e. the operations specialist can travel the board to create research stations and try to find a cure. Players draw cards every turn that either assist in their search or accelerate the spread of infection. If the players can work together and cure the disease before the time runs out, they all win.
Granada, 1278. Master builders have gathered at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains to construct the Alhambra. In this game, players take on the roles of these builders and must construct buildings while balancing a multitude of currencies. There are six building types, and a variety of mechanics add to a player’s score.
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Estimated ship date is Sep 9, 2015 PT.
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