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Tile-laying games

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zaiga
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Sedjtroll asked me why I like tile-laying games so much. Instead of PM

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Tile-laying games

This just popped into my head, it

FastLearner
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Tile-laying games

I would argue that Go, Through The Desert, and the game sedjtroll suggested should have a different name just because they lack tiles. Or better, that some other mechanic name would be useful to cover all of the games, something like Placement Relationship games.

But that

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Tile-laying games

As long as your definition of "Tile" is flexible, these all can be considered tile laying games. Even stuff like Go, Othello, Gobblet, etc.

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There is also a distinction between games that have a free-form nature (Carcassonne being the classic example) and those which have to conform to a predefined board (such as E&T.)

And how about the distinction between those games that are about "territory" and those that are about "position"? The reason Through the Desert is often compared to Go is that they are both clearly territorial games, although one is somewhat less cerebral than the other! E&T meanwhile isn

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