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TNTM: Top 5 Pretty Games

In this episode Trevor and Danny discuss their top 5 lists of pretty games. What they mean by pretty games is it must have beautiful artwork, aesthetic, and/or components. To qualify as a pretty game for them it must be visually appealing in some way.

Did Trevor and Danny miss a game you think qualifies as pretty? Do you agree/disagree with their choices? Let us know in the comments.

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TNTM: Talkin’ Table Top – Euro Games

Top 5 Euro Games

Trevor and Danny from ZiaComics.com are starting a new series called “Talkin’ Table Top”. This series will focus almost entirely on board and card games. Everything from demonstrations to their top picks.

This week they discuss their top 5 Euro game picks. Euro games are a class of tabletop games that generally have indirect player interaction. They typically include abstract physical components. They place more emphasis on strategy while downplaying luck and conflict. More often than not they have economic themes rather than military. Another prominent characteristic of Euro games is the lack of player elimination.

Euro Game Mechanics

Some of the common mechanics found is Euro games is:

Tile Placement – spatial placement of game components on the playing board.

Auctions – includes open and hidden auctions of both resources and actions from other players and the game system itself.

Trading/Negotiation – not simply trading resources of equivalent values, but allowing players to set markets.

Set Collection – collecting games resources in specific groups that are then cashed in for points or other currency.

Area Control – also known as area majority or influence, this involves controlling a game element or board space through allocation of resources.

Worker Placement/Role Selection – players choose specific game actions in sequential order, which players disallowed from choosing a previously selected action.

Hopefully this top 5 list of Euro games from Trevor and Danny has shown you a game or two you weren’t aware existed. Euro games are great for having fun and socializing while playing. Usually no one gets eliminated from the game and the different strategies used by players keeps the games interesting.

Top 5 Euro Games

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TNTM: Top 20 Board Games part 4

Trevor and Danny from ZiaComics.com have compiled a list of their Top 20 favorite board games. They have different tastes in games so their lists have very little in common.

Danny prefers abstract strategy games while Trevor enjoys games with captivating artwork and ease of play. They both like ALL types of games, these are just their favorites.

This is the first segment in the countdown. This video covers #05 through #01 on their lists. Trevor and Danny tell you what games squeaked onto their list. A little bit of info is given for each game to help you decide if it is a game you’d like to look into a bit further.

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