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Minimal strategy and puzzle games for iOS

I'm looking for well-designed puzzle and strategy games for my iPhone 5S. [more inside]
posted by reductiondesign on May 27, 2014 - 27 answers

Toy Universe

What are some good simulation/strategy computer games that don't emphasize violence or warfare? [more inside]
posted by byanyothername on Nov 13, 2013 - 17 answers

"Guess My Word" Gurus

not_on_display introduced us to this game back in December : FPP. I do okay, but usually need 11-18 tries to solve it. What strategies do those of you with the lower numbers use? [more inside]
posted by 1066 on Jun 1, 2013 - 9 answers

PC gaming veteran, returning to creating Rollercoasters & Civilizations

I used to play a lot of PC games, but in the past 10 years moved towards console gaming. I realise I've missed a whole era of games that only really work with a mouse and keyboard. My absolute favourites were creative, engaging, long play games, such as Rollercoaster Tycoon and Civilization. I never really played to win. I played for creative ends. The best times I had playing Rollercoaster Tycoon was in sandbox mode the only limits being my imagination. Those were the days. What (PC) games offer the equivalent of this now? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Mar 26, 2013 - 15 answers

Total Annihilation

Is it possible to play the original Total Annihilation online (on e-WarZone etc.) on my mac? [more inside]
posted by mnemonic on Aug 16, 2012 - 4 answers

Seeking two-device iOS turn-based games.

I'm in the front passenger seat with my iPhone. My six year old son is in the back seat with an iPad. What turn-based games can we play, each using our own device. The iPad does not have an Internet connection. [more inside]
posted by alms on Apr 19, 2012 - 14 answers

Easy on bandwidth computer games

Suggestions requested for computer games that will keep me engaged. Infrastructural limitations and preferences in more detail after the jump. [more inside]
posted by infini on Jan 21, 2012 - 24 answers

BORED CORPORATE DRONE NEEDS TURN BASED PHONE ENTERTAINMENT

I need a good Turn-Based iphone game to wheedle away the time. Help! [more inside]
posted by wuzandfuzz on Jul 27, 2011 - 24 answers

Recommend me some mellow, non-electronic two-player strategy games.

My spouse and I are looking for some new board/card games - can you help? [more inside]
posted by expialidocious on Jun 11, 2011 - 72 answers

Another toy to be abandoned, or fierce time waster?

I have an opportunity to get an new xbox for cheap, and I have a huge (really huge) library of games available for me to borrow from and play for free. If I do go this route, which games should I look at? I'm not really a gamer... [more inside]
posted by cgg on Apr 18, 2011 - 8 answers

Give me a game!

I'm looking for some PC game recommendations. I guess I'll settle for X Box 360 and PS3 recommendations as well. I know a variation on this question has been asked many times before, but I have a fairly specific requirements. [more inside]
posted by kbanas on Nov 18, 2010 - 39 answers

Games for the geographically- and temporally-dispersed

What games can I play with my geographically- and temporally-dispersed friends? [more inside]
posted by McBearclaw on Sep 26, 2010 - 12 answers

Good games for an underpowered laptop?

Best PC-only games of the last few for an underpowered laptop? [more inside]
posted by empath on Aug 14, 2010 - 18 answers

Connect ZERO. I feel like an idiot.

Why am I so bad at Connect Four? [more inside]
posted by hamsterdam on Jul 14, 2010 - 17 answers

Parallel Turn Strategy???

Does anybody know of a computer game that is what I would call "Parallel Strategy"? That is, it's not realtime in the sense that there are discrete turns, but it's not turn based, because plays are not sequential, but played in parallel (that is, all players make their moves in the alloted time for the turn/round). When the time is over for that round, conflict resolution rules happen...
posted by symbioid on Jul 7, 2010 - 19 answers

Anything but chess

Can you recommend me some turn-based, in-browser and multiplayer online games? [more inside]
posted by SamuelBowman on Jun 13, 2010 - 15 answers

Better Risk rules for two players?

Looking for Risk rules that avoid the pesky "we-both-know-who-will-win-but-the-game-still-doesn't-end-for-another-hour" phase. [more inside]
posted by JensR on Mar 28, 2010 - 17 answers

evonylike

I am looking for a downloadable game, something like evony, but not browser based. [more inside]
posted by marienbad on Feb 12, 2010 - 5 answers

Good strategy games that don't take 10-20 hours to play?

I'm looking for a good strategy game for the PC which would take about 1-3 hours to complete. [more inside]
posted by steadystate on Jan 4, 2010 - 14 answers

The pope is angered by your attack on...

Name that game: You're a feudal lord trying to conquer neighboring territories on a sort of RISK-style board. Make the wrong move and you'll enrage the pope. [more inside]
posted by zvs on Dec 5, 2009 - 8 answers

Help me find this computer game! It has tubes and spheres!

I can't remember the name of the game, or where I found it, or whether it's for a computer or a PDA/smartphone. So, with nothing to google, I turn to you.... [more inside]
posted by tzikeh on Dec 1, 2009 - 5 answers

PC strategies/role-playing games for a teenager?

Could anyone please help me come up with a list of PC games? [more inside]
posted by noztran on Oct 20, 2009 - 17 answers

Why Do I Suck at Total War?

Help me to be awesome at the Total War series of games... [more inside]
posted by Alabaster on Jun 5, 2009 - 9 answers

Non shooting/ fighting xbox games?

I love Xbox but I hate first-person shooter and violent games. What are some tycoon / strategy games that I could enjoy? [more inside]
posted by Jenna Roadman on Mar 2, 2009 - 17 answers

What games would our group love?

What are some good board games from my group of friends? [more inside]
posted by Carillon on Mar 18, 2008 - 26 answers

Methods to achieve better tactical and strategic thinking?

Lately I have been playing many strategy board games and not winning that much. I feel I need to become a more adept strategic / tactical thinker. What books, mental exercises or other things could help me? [more inside]
posted by DetonatedManiac on Mar 18, 2008 - 17 answers

What's an RTS game for me?

Is there an RTS game out there for me? [more inside]
posted by kbanas on Jan 17, 2008 - 23 answers

Recommendations for Real Time Strategy games

I'd appreciate some recommendations for PC based strategy games. I've really enjoyed playing Age of Empires and Caesar 3 in the past and was wondering what other newer games I could try, that are along the same lines. I tried the newer releases of the AOE franchise but find that I enjoy games that are set in ancient civilizations more . As far as playing hardware goes, my laptop has 2 GB of RAM and a pretty decent (I think!) video card (ATI Mobility Radeon X1400 with 256 MB of video RAM). Thanks!
posted by sk381 on Nov 3, 2007 - 14 answers

ChessFilter: Help me with my chess dilemma

ChessFilter: Help me with my chess dilemma [more inside]
posted by gregb1007 on Jul 18, 2007 - 13 answers

Recommend some games with low computer requirements.

Recommend a computer game that will work smoothly on my computer. [more inside]
posted by dkleinst on Apr 27, 2007 - 32 answers

Looking for Myth-style combat strategy game without tedious economic/resource development

I'm looking for a battle strategy game in the tradition of the Myth series (or the old-school game "Siege"). Interested in troop movement and in-battle tactics, NOT maintaining economy/resources, spawning units, buildings, etc. (Warcraft didn't interest me when I tried it many years ago). [more inside]
posted by Alabaster on Apr 18, 2007 - 15 answers

Winning More Spider Solitaire Games

What are you spider solitaire strategies? [more inside]
posted by batcrazy on Dec 30, 2006 - 10 answers

Strategy vs. Tactics: Nobody told me I needed both

Strategic thinking vs. Tactical thinking. Help me understand the difference and improve my abilities [more inside]
posted by junkbox on Jul 26, 2006 - 18 answers

Death Pit Offering + Bad Moon + Breeding Pit

Any Magic: The Gathering players out there in MetaLand? What are some of your favorite cards? How about favorite combos? Do you have any seriously killer decks whose secrets you'll share? Lastly, how do you feel about the newest editions WotC have been putting out?
posted by baphomet on Feb 17, 2005 - 37 answers

Recommend multiplayer web-based strategy games

Good, multiplayer, web based strategy games. They have to be out there. None have quite done it for me yet, for which I should be thankful but am not.
posted by freebird on Oct 7, 2004 - 4 answers

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