As a traditional entertainment around the world, board games can be traced back to the ancient Egyptian civilization, while modern board games emerged from Europe in the 20th century, which has a history of 100 years. And over the course of the long evolution of board games, there have been two great factions, one German, the other American -- which one do you prefer?
German board games:
German board games started early and originated as a pastime of the upper classes of European society in the 20th century, when they were played by big capitalists and aristocrats. So the question is, since board games were originally played by Europeans, why not call European board games, but call German board games?
That's because after world war2, many German game designers combined with artists published many exquisite board games, so it was called German board games. As publishers in several European countries released games in the United States, gaming players began to prefer European board games to German board games. The widespread use of the European board game name did not occur until after 2005.
German board games began popular to the general family after world war 2, with the expansion of the market.
German board games established their characteristics and development path in the 1970s and 1980s, and then swept other European countries in a period of time. This type of game has dominated the board game market, and because it was originally aimed at home entertainment, so German board games are more acceptable for people.
Features of traditional German board games:
1. The game time rarely exceeds one hour
2. Simple rules
3.Players are not out
4. Players usually need to cooperate to complete the task
5. Player interaction without excessive conflict
6. Visually easy to arouse players’ interest
7. Simulated operation
The 1970s and 1980s were the period of the fastest development of German board games. However, due to the social development at that time, the playing method of board games was either fighting or making money. With the development of economy and society, people all over the world live and work in peace and contentment. At the beginning of the 21st century, various types of German board games began to blossom. The representative of German board games is "Catan ", which is called "double card" together with another board game " Carcassonne ".
"Catan" is one of the best entry board games for players because of its easy-to-understand rules and varied processes.