Great strategy board games

Top 20 Greatest Strategy Games

CheckersThis popular game among children features discs which move along an 8×8 grid jumping opponent’s pieces to remove them from the game. It does feature pure strategy and no luck (outside of tournament play) but tends to be simplistic by today’s standards. In the 1930s Tournament play began reducing the number of draws by introducing random starting moves.

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Monopoly

1935 Darrow/Parker Brothers

The world’s most popular and imitated boardgame features players as landlords trying to buy properties, build houses and hotels, and monopolize areas for higher prices. A trading aspect is popular. The game has undergone criticism as being too simplistic but is still considered a classic by many and is a great game for kids. The economic aspects are highly balanced however and common rules variants such as collecting money while landing on free parking tend to remove the strategy turning it into a luck based game.

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Monopoly-BoxScrabble

1938 various manufacturers

The game played on a 15×15 grid features players spelling out words for points. The game features areas with double or triple letter or word score and letters have more points if they are less commonly used. Fanatical players have actually gone as far as memorizing all the acceptable words from the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary. Be warned, if someone you don’t know offers to play you for 10 cents a point as they might be able to win by many hundreds of points.

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Kensington

1979 Forbes-Taylor

This game has undeservedly remained relatively obscure since its creation but is on par with the best in the world. The game is played on an unusually designed board of 7 interconnecting rings made of triangles, squares and hexagons. One of those games that takes minutes to learn and a lifetime to master.Scrabble Tiles You place pieces each round trying to control areas and you do have the option of moving opponents pieces to areas of your choosing.

Versions of this game have been popular ranging as far back as 3000 BCE in Egypt, Persia, and Rome. The game involves some luck with dice rolling and some strategy with planning moves. It has been very popular since the 1700s as a strategy/gambling game. Today there are a number of clubs devoted to it and a world championship held each year in Monte Carlo.

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Risk

1957 Parker Brothers

The original mass produced world conquest game has each player send their armies into battle to take over continents and finally the world. Play has a large random element with dice rolls, a good amount of strategy, and is fun for the making of alliances and the
eventual backstabbing when they no longer suit you.

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  • Join a team of fearless adventurers on a do-or-die mission to capture four sacred treasures from the ruins of this perilous paradise
  • 2 to 4 players
  • Strategic thinking, problem solving and cooperation required
  • Ages 10 and up
  • Playing time: 30 minutes

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1.) Don't fall in love with a stock, its only worth what people are willing to pay for it.
2.) When you have a profit, take it if your objectives have been met or the fundamentals have changed. A new high does not automatically mean you should sell.
3.) Don't force a trade where there is none, be patient. Don't trade out of boredom.
4.) Human nature never changes, bull and bear markets always end in similar fashion.
5.) Money is made by anticipating the anticipation of others.
6.) Buy/short only secular trends, no one can time the market consistently.
7.) Use your emotions as a contrary indicator. Separate emotion and intellect.
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What is the best military strategy board game?

The best military strategy game would have to be the board game Risk. !

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