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Strategy

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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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The Complete Universal Military Simulator DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993), Amiga (1993) and Atari ST (1993)

The Complete Universal Military Simulator is a compilation which brings together UMS: The Universal Military Simulator along with its sequel...

Computer Acquire Apple II Front Cover

Apple II (1980), Atari 8-bit (1981), TRS-80 (1980) and Commodore PET/CBM (1980)

Computer Acquire is adapted from the board game Acquire by Avalon Hill. As in most games of high finance it...

Computer Air Combat Apple II Front Cover

Apple II (1980)

Computer Air Combat is a simulation of aerial warfare during World War II. Players can choose from flying American, British,...

Computer Ambush Apple II Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1985), Apple II (1985), Atari 8-bit (1984) and Macintosh (1987)

Computer Ambush (Improved Version) is a computer tactical simulation of squad vs squad combat in France during World War II....

Computer Baseball Commodore 64 Front Cover

DOS (1983), Amiga (1986), Commodore 64 (1983), Apple II (1981), Atari 8-bit (1984) and Macintosh (1986)

Computer Baseball is a game of both strategy and statistics. Managers manipulate pinch hitters, infield positions, relief pitchers and base...

Computer Battlegames Apple II Front Cover

Apple II (1982), ZX Spectrum (1982), VIC-20 (1982), TRS-80 (1982), Commodore PET/CBM (1982), BBC Micro (1982) and ZX81 (1982)

Computer Battlegames is a book containing the following type-in games: Robot Missile: the player has to guess in four tries...

Computer Bismarck Apple II Front Cover

Apple II (1980) and TRS-80 (1980)

A naval combat wargame recreating the hunt for the Bismarck, fit onto the Apple ][ platform. The entire North Atlantic...

DOS (1984) and TRS-80 (1984)

Avalon Hill's classic strategic board game in its first commercial adaptation. Choose a country to play as, and attempt world...

Computer EastFront Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

Computer EastFront is an adaptation of the board game EastFront. It is a hex based wargame that simulates the Eastern...

Macintosh (1994)

The Computer Edition of Risk Deluxe: The World Conquest Game is a Macintosh-exclusive, expanded edition of The Computer Edition of...

The Computer Edition of Risk: The World Conquest Game DOS Front Cover

DOS (1989), Amiga (1989), Atari ST (1989), Commodore 64 (1989) and Apple II (1989)

The Computer Edition of Risk: The World Conquest Game is an official conversion of the classic Parker Brothers board game....

The Computer Edition of Scrabble Brand Crossword Game DOS Front Cover

DOS (1989), Apple II (1989) and Macintosh (1987)

Perhaps the earliest "official" version of Scrabble for the PC. This adaptation of the classic word puzzle game allows up...

Computer Football Strategy Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1983), Atari 8-bit (1983) and TRS-80 (1983)

Computer Football Strategy is modeled after Avalon Hill’s board game based on American style football. Players can select from a...

OS/2 (1988)

Computerized Repeat is a simple memory game in the same vein as Simon. The game board consist of four colors....

Computer Mühle Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

This game is a basic version of the classical two player board game "Nine Men's Morris" (or the Mill game).The...

Computer Napoleonics: The Battle of Waterloo Apple II Front Cover

Apple II (1980)

Computer Napoleonics: The Battle of Waterloo is a division level simulation of the Battle of Waterloo. It can be played...

Arcade (1978)

Computer Othello is an othello/reversi arcade game by Nintendo. It was the first video game developed by Nintendo Research &...

Computer Quarterback Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1983), Apple II (1981) and Atari 8-bit (1981)

Computer Quarterback is a real time strategy simulation of NFL football. There are three ways this game can be played....

Computer Scrabble ZX Spectrum Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1984), ZX Spectrum (1983), MSX (1985), Amstrad CPC (1985), Thomson TO (1985), Sinclair QL (1985), Amstrad PCW (1986) and Thomson MO (1985)

Computer Scrabble is the earliest official computer version of the popular word game. The game has a 8500-20000 word dictionary...

Amiga (1988), Atari ST (1988), Commodore 64 (1987), ZX Spectrum (1987) and Amstrad CPC (1987)

Scrabble De Luxe is the computer version of the classic word game Scrabble. It follows the official board game rules....

Computer Statis Pro Baseball Apple II Front Cover

Apple II (1983)

It's about time to get a decent manager for your home team -- you! As the name indicates, this is...

Computer Stocks & Bonds DOS Front Cover

DOS (1982), Commodore 64 (1983), Apple II (1982), Atari 8-bit (1982), TRS-80 (1982) and Commodore PET/CBM (1982)

PC conversion of the board game.Try to make money at the stock market. Invest in stocks when their exchange price...

Concentration Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

Concentration for Windows is based on the game show by the same name. Two contestants will face a board of...

ZX81 (1982)

Concentration, Number Challenge and Word Challenge are three games to use your brain and test your memory:Concentration: A one player...

Conflict DOS Front Cover

DOS (1990), Amiga (1990) and Atari ST (1990)

Conflict is a political/strategy simulator, inspired by a prediction of how events in the Middle East could unfold in the...

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