Board Games Typology: Discovering your favorite game style
03/12/22 0 comments
I am “Eurogamer”! I love “Ameritrash”! My group loves a “Hybrid”! So, which group or groups are you from? Find out in this newest review!Edit Article
Each one in their own house — Typology
Typology! Let's understand what it's all about: basically (and briefly), it's a way of describing and standardizing a game from the component point of view. Well, let's get to them:
American-style board games”. Let's get to the details! The Ameritrashs are heavy on their themes, they make a point of it — they're pretty immersive in that regard. They also have characters, heroes or factions with individually defined abilities, that is, different abilities. This last question makes some people turn up their noses at Ameritrash for claiming imbalance. Fact? Yes and no! Yes, because they really are, but during the game it makes you solve this problem, it's more of a challenge for the Ameritrash. Another characteristic is the “player vs player” conflicts, and they usually have a moderate to high level of luck. There are two characteristics that take us to the extreme of “love it or hate it”. This is because some players think that there will be marking on top of a single player, in general the one that is further ahead in victory points. Well, that's a fact, I can't deny it. As for the luck, I also give a hand to the paddle. There's even a luck factor involved. Not that this is bad, I love games that involve luck, I think it gives a “flavor” to the game, but there are those who hate them (and they should be respected). This is very evident when you make a good strategy and are betrayed by luck on the dice, for example. It's kind of off-putting, actually, but I like it anyway...well, maybe I'm a bit of a masochist. Anyway, Ameritrash carries these characteristics as main. Let's now see 4 examples of this Typology: They have a whole “lore” in common, a loaded story that is part of the immersion in the game, and that I value very much! They share a lot of interaction, “heavy” voting rounds, luck, simultaneous actions, area control, auction, area control and so on. This Typology guarantees hours of fun and that famous good tension during the game. Games like this keep you on the table and yield high discussions! In summary, some players point out that Ameritrash focuses more on theme and dramatic gameplay. Fact! “Well” summed up, but it's a fact.
Pedagogical Analysis of Typologies
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