Knizia-like games that aren't by Knizia
another GeekList. But having played a lot of Knizia's own classics, I'm interested in games by other designers that share the same qualities; games that make you think "this feels like a Knizia".
The most important of those qualities is elegance: Knizia's best games have difficult decisions arising from simple rules, often because they are based on some underlying mathematical structure. Another is interactivity: Knizia's games don't tend to feel like multi-player solitaire (forget about FITS for now...) A third is risk management: there's often randomness but controlling it to your advantage is an important part of the game. And finally, the theme is used more as a prop for the mechanics rather than the other way round.
I've added a few games I've played that feel Knizian to start things off but I'd love to discover some more.
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