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In its broad sense, the strategy genre encompasses games that emphasize problem-solving. Thinking and planning are necessary components of strategy; they can be used for such diverse purposes as preparing and positioning troops to gain advantage in a war, or figure out the principle of a puzzle. While adventure games may include puzzles, they focus on following a linear story while occasionally dealing with obstacles rather than being entirely dedicated to problem-solving. Puzzle, chess, and card games fall under the strategy category.

In a more specific (and more common) sense, strategy games refer to a genre that puts the player in command of an armed force (sometimes an entire nation), trying to gain the upper hand in a conflict either through diplomatic means or warfare. Strategy games can be either turn-based or real-time.

Managerial simulations that involve competition with the computer AI are classified as both simulation and strategy games. Strategy war games may also include role-playing elements.
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4 Elements II Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011), Macintosh (2012), iPhone (2013) and iPad (2012)

4 Elements II is a tile-matching game which contains additional mini-games including hidden object, jigsaw and find-the-difference picture puzzles, object...

Windows (1999)

4Flush is a shareware collection of card games that can be played against the computer or against other players via...

Amiga (1992)

4-Get-It is a tile matching puzzle game. The goal of each level is to remove all tiles within a time...

DOS (1988)

4 Gewinnt is a German conversion of the board-game Connect Four.You play on a board consisting of seven columns and...

Game Boy (1992)

4-in-1 Fun Pak combines four board games to play against the CPU or a fellow gamer. The include titles are...

4-in-1 Funpak: Volume II Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1993)

4-in-1 Funpak: Volume II gives you, like its predecessor, four family-friendly games in one cart. There are some differences, however....

Supervision (1992)

This multicart contains full versions of four Supervision games: Hash Block Jacky Lucky Challenger Tank Brain Power

Odyssey 2 (1982)

4 in 1 Row is a translation of the Connect Four board game. Two players (Pussycat and Hounddog) take turns...

Windows (2009)

4 Minutes and 33 Seconds of Uniqueness is a game created for the Global Game Jam that tests the boundaries...

4 Nin Uchi Mahjong NES Front Cover

NES (1984)

4 Nin Uchi Mahjong is a simple mahjong game. It allows players to compete against three computer opponents instead of...

Windows 3.x (1993)

Let's make it simple : 4 Play is a Windows 3 version of the classic Connect 4 game.Start by choosing...

4th & Inches DOS Front Cover

DOS (1988), Amiga (1988), Commodore 64 (1987), Apple IIgs (1988) and Macintosh (1988)

4th & Inches is an action/strategy football game for one or two players. You control the action during the variety...

5.000 Levels & Add-Ons für Warcraft II DOS Front Cover

DOS (1997)

This unofficial add-on disc contains more than 5,000 levels, cheats, editors and tools for Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness.

Windows (2002)

500 for Windows is a trick-taking card game played by one player and a computer partner against a pair of...

555 Games XP Championship Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

555 Games XP Championship is a casual games compilation package . In this package games are grouped into six categories:...

Windows (1998) and Windows 3.x (1998)

The 5-Card Poker Collection contains 3 variations of poker: 5-Card Stud Poker Double Down Stud Poker Fast Action Hold 'Em...

Windows (2001)

5-Draw Mania is a freeware single-player game of nothing-wild 5-card draw poker.The player starts with a fixed amount of stake...

5-Game Super Pak Windows 3.x Front Cover

Windows 3.x (1995)

5-Game Super Pak is a compilation of games originally published by Masque Publishing, Inc.. It is part of Softkey's Platinum...

PSP (2010) and PlayStation 3 (2010)

5-in-1 Arcade Hits is a "PlayStation Minis" bundle of five separate games in a single downloadable package. Despite the title,...

Game Gear (1994)

5 in One Fun Pak features four board games and one dice game. The featured games are Chess, Checkers, Backgammon,...

5 Intelligent Strategy Games DOS Front Cover

DOS (1991), Amiga (1991) and Atari ST (1991)

With 5 Intelligent Strategy Games Oxford Softworks gives you the following 5 board/card games: Backgammon Chess Bridge Go Draughts

DOS (1990)

5-Letter-Kruiswoord (5-letter-crossword in English) is a game in which the player solves a crossword that consists of only 5 letter...

5 of the Best from Kalisto DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995) and Windows 3.x (1995)

This compilation contains: Breakline Cogito S.C.Out The Tinies Fury of the Furries

5 Spots Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

5 Spots is an electronic variant of the well-known newspaper activity. The goal is to notice five differences between the...

5 Spots II Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

In this sequel to 5 Spots, you still have the classic game where you must use your mouse to click...

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