The Snakescast: And They Call It "Ameritrash"


Exploring modern American-style game design

Eurogames are very popular, but there is another influential school of board game design, proudly called "Ameritrash" by its biggest fans. Ameritrash stands in stark contrast to the clean, efficient and nonviolent approach taken by Euros. With loose, exceptions-based mechanics and high interactivity, rich and memorable narratives emerge from the tabletop. Award-winning game designer (and Ameritrash aficionado) Eric M. Lang joins us in our look at this controversial approach to board games.