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Top 10 Thematic Euros (euro style board games)

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Today is Maggie's (themer) dream - a whole list dedicated to immersive, thematic experiences. Euros (euro style board games) are not known to be particularly thematic but there are some incredible designs out there that make you forget all about the mechanics (unless you're #teamthinker). We hope that we can inspire you to try some of these thematic euros for that escapism that great boardgames provide.
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No spoilers here but in case you're in a rush...
0:00 Introduction
4:56 Number 10
7:40 Number 9
9:21 Number 8
12:10 Number 7
14:17 Number 6
16:16 Number 5
18:25 Number 4
21:10 Number 3
25:03 Number 2
28:53 Number 1
33:19 Honorable Mentions


Thanks for stopping by and we hope you enjoyed this TOP 10 list! We're Amy & Maggie aka ThinkerThemer. We're an Australian couple with two very different perspectives of what makes a great board game - Amy (Thinker) is all about the mechanics and enjoys tight, competitive games, and Maggie (Themer) is all about the storytelling and the theme of the game, and the 'world' that the designer is trying to create. Subscribe to our channel to hear us talk about these two elements of a game, and how well integrated we feel these are in delivering a cohesive and wonderful game experience.
Are you #teamthinker or #teamthemer? ❤🏳️‍🌈🇦🇺

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Which games give you ***involuntary thematic reflex*** ?

Author — ThinkerThemer

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I think I will let you two do all the reviews in the future.

Author — Dan Hallagan

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Before You Play sent me here and I am glad they did. You two are great! Love this list!

Author — Ben Hoff

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How about a Thinker`s dream top 10 list ;)

Author — Pierre Ricard

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This is a fantastic list! I've been enjoying your videos and I love hearing both of your perspectives on games. Keep up the great work, Amy and Maggie!

Author — Ruel Gaviola

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Obsession - one of my favourite games! Thank you for this happy to see this game getting credit because it is well deserved - a hidden gem.

Author — Fredz Green

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We were directed to your channel in a recent interview with Jamey Stegmaier from Stonemaier games. Great work on your channel and your approach.

Author — Legendary Tactics

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My game group makes the same ‘ascension’ sound effect in teotihuacan :)

Author — Count3r 3xampl3

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You might want to check out Pret-a-Porter. Everything you do is highly thematic.

Author — Jason Hartgrave

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Great list :), for a thematic Vital Lacerda game I would've gone with Lisboa just because if feels like you are working towards rebuilding the city and everything feels integrated.

Author — sorrowsong

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Euros and theme are a few of my favorite things.
Also that intro! 🥰🥰🥰
I love the way you two talk with each other!

Author — Gamefreakgeekgirl

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Just discovered you two by your Red Rising video. I'm excited to see your stuff! I love the dynamic you have

Author — Gordie Carley

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I just love the ITR ... so many times that happens in the games my group plays :)
Really enjoyed this list, ThinkerThemer, thank you!

Author — Phil Barnett

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Great list, girls, well done! It's the first video I watch from your channel and I immediately subscribed! It feels good to see more female power in gaming :)

Author — Cardboard Rhino

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A Feast for Odin has much going on. So many choices! I love it so much because of all the paths you can take- but I feel like it would be totally overwhelming to be a Viking!

Author — Kate Rietmann

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Wow. Very nuanced. I like how you guys defined the terms first. Hahaha Subscribed!

Author — nelin arma

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hopefully you do some underated euro games games longly forgotten

Author — Rhed bernas

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Dropped in from Before You Play. Always great to see Aussie content creators in the space.

Author — Morganix01

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Just subscribed - you are both amazing, this video is really entertaining, love the personalities shining through

Author — ingl0rius

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This is my favorite video of yours so far. In particular I like your overviews with how you each decompose theme and mechanics, or what Euro means to you. More of these sort of discussions, or discussing how particular games touch on each element of these breakdowns. Thanks for it!

Author — wtrollkin