I have been a fan of German-style boardgames (aka Eurogames or Designer Games) for over 10 years now. My friends know that I have a big collection of these games, and this year, we’ve started the concept of ‘Games Night’ at our place where 10-20 people show up on a Saturday and play these games until Sunday morning.
I bought most of these games while we were staying in the US, and kept adding to the collection on every US trip. Unfortunately, my US trips have stopped, and my collection is now no longer fresh. That is why I was particularly happy to see this website which now makes these games available in India. Very cool. I haven’t ordered from them yet, so cannot comment upon their customer service etc., but hopefully soon.
Those who’re wondering what’s the big deal about these games is, here are the salient features:
- These are board games, to be played with real people, face to face, not computer games
- These are games that are not as stupid, and mindless as monopoly, but also not as brain-bending as chess
- These games are designed to be played by families or groups of friends – lots of interaction, lots of fun, and get over in a couple of hours.
- The games have beautiful components
For a more detailed explanation, see the wikipedia page