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Experts Tell Us the Best Strategy Games

This article showcases our top picks for the Best Strategy Games. We reached out to industry leaders and experts who have contributed the suggestions within this article (they have been credited for their contributions below). We are keen to hear your feedback on all of our content and our comment section is a moderated space to express your thoughts and feelings related (or not) to this article This list is in no particular order.

Crusader Kings III

This product was recommended by Joe Flanagan from 90s Fashion World

It is a role-playing and multiplayer video game that is set in the Middle Ages. I am a huge fan of historical games, and this one is so immersive that it feels like you are actually living in the dark ages. There are also two previous games from the sequel if you feel like splurging on the trilogy and getting them in release order (although this is not necessary), called Crusader Kings and Crusader Kings 2.

XCOM 2 Collection

This product was recommended by Robert Banks from MrStocks

This game offers incredible experience during the time you’re playing this. I played the earlier version on older consoles but this one is for PS4 now and is the newer version. As you’re managing 4-6 soldiers, that’s why you’ll be needing proper strategizing on how you can effectively use each one and survive every mission. Also, managing your bases and constructing new places, creating objects and testing different weapons and armor for combat will require proper planning and thinking. This game will really make you think first before deciding what to do next as killing enemies is not the only objective for every mission.

The Last of Us Remastered

This product was recommended by Nikita Verma from PurpleCrest Management Consulting

This is a top-tier game. Having played a lot of zombie games, this has really stood out to me. TLOU is a post-apocalyptic thriller that captures the elements of humanity and society. It focuses on two survivors called Joel and Ellie who must work together to survive and find a cure for a fungal outbreak that has nearly decimated humanity and has left multiple people infected like ‘Runners’ ‘Stalkers’ ‘Clickers’ and ‘Bloaters’. Each infected person is scarier and more intimidating than the last. It’s not a simple game of killing zombies but has complexities attached to it. The premise of the weapons and tactics is based around realistic scarcity (of ammo, guns) You need to be patient, calculative, and strategic instead of confronting the resistance head-on. The Last of Us is a game that is more about patience and strategy than just pushing the fire button.

Gale Force Nine World of Tanks Miniatures Game

This product was recommended by Ryan Jeffords from Buy Here Pay Here

I am a big fan of strategy games and I would definitely recommend the World Of Tanks. Command nearly 600 machines spanning the period from World War II to the mid-twentieth century and compete against gamers from all over the world. Epic PvP encounters involve a combination of calculated strategies and exhilarating action. Over 600 tanks and military vehicles from the finest tank-building nations in history are at your command! Select one of five vehicle types and become familiar with their distinct responsibilities on the battlefield. Choose the type and nation that best suit your playstyle. Evaluate maps to determine the optimal location for your machine. Consider the function of opposing vehicles in battle – devise the ideal strategy for defeating them in frantic 15v15 clashes.

Chess Armory Deluxe Foldable Chess Set

This product was recommended by Anton Giuroiu from Homesthetics

Playing strategy games helps me to pass the time and develop my skills while having fun. I know that there are a lot of digital strategy games out there, but classic chess is something that is unparalleled for me. Playing this game trains me to think before I act, and honestly, that is the most important lesson I’ve learned that has brought me to where I am today. By playing this game, I have been able to develop critical thinking, which is a really valuable thing when it comes to the business world.

Total War: Warhammer II

This product was recommended by Farhan Advani from Buy Here Pay Here

The latest strategy game, Total War: Warhammer 2, is like no other. The interface, tweaks to heroes, and rogue armies that mix factions all make this the best Strategy experience for fans of older games in this franchise or newcomers alike!

Age of Empires IV

This product was recommended by Guilherme Lopes from Pyre

One of the best games that marked generations is Age of Empires, which by the way received a sequel this year. With the release of Age of Empires 4, Microsoft has solidified the return of the franchise once and for all. The game debuted with peaks of over 100,000 people watching on Twitch.tv. On Steam it achieved a mark of being the 2nd biggest game from the Microsoft Studios on the store. Demonstrating that fans continue to love a good strategy game.

Romance of Three Kingdoms

This product was recommended by Majid Subzwari from SubZero Comics

When thinking of a good strategy game, one can never go wrong with the Romance of the Three Kingdoms from Koei. The series has been around for over 30 years and puts you in the 3 Kingdoms period of China as you try to maneuver your way to conquest.

Queen Games Alhambra

This product was recommended by Javen Yap from Good Noise

The game is fast-paced, the board state changes every turn, and you don’t need to set it up again every time you play. It’s also possible for two players to play at once without getting in each other’s way. Plus, there are lots of opportunities for strategy – both long-term and short-term. Finally, win or lose Alhambra will never let anyone get bored with it – because someone always wins!

Tropico 6

This product was recommended by Eden Cheng from PeopleFinderFree

Tropico 6 is a unique strategy game that essentially puts you in the shoes of a dictator that is in charge of a tropical island. In the game, your job is to develop it and change it from a poor, disheveled place and turn it into a thriving metropolis. Naturally, in the process of development, you will end up having to use all sorts of nefarious tactics just to get ahead, like stealing some of the world’s most famous landmarks. And while this series of games has flown under the radar for quite some time, Tropico 6 is a quietly brilliant strategy game that is sure to keep you engaged from start to finish.

Escape from The Psycho Clown

This product was recommended by Ashley Taylor from Top Vouchers Code

Escape from the Psycho Clown is an extraordinary app game that keeps you thrilled. It’s a horror experience where you have to escape from a local carnival while a psycho clown stalks you. Before getting out of that place, you have to find some hidden objects as well around the carnival. Use security cameras to watch the clown and find objects and get out of the place by 5:00 am. We are suggesting this strategy game as it keeps you hooked and pushes you to survive the night.

Scythe

This product was recommended by Ryan Nieman from Solitaire.dev

Scythe is a war game set in the 1920s which comes in two modes – Base: Base mode contains 40 options with a reasonable price of $47.99 – Modular Board: Modular Board includes 16 options with a price of $19.66 The game has an intriguing plot and mesmerizing artwork. Scythe can be played with 1 to 5 players with an average duration of 90 to 120 minutes. The recommended age group for the game is 14 and above.

Kingdomino

This product was recommended by Daniela Sawyer from FindPeopleFast

It is among all those excellent strategy board games. Helps you and your people to have fun throughout the game. Also, improving your level of thinking as your win/lose in between the game. No worries, anyways, new stuff is getting into your brain.

Pandemic (Board Game)

This product was recommended by Alex Tiffany from Just Go Exploring

Aside from the obvious… Unlike most other board games, this is a cooperative game where everybody is on the same team (i.e. humanity, versus the diseases). This makes it both unusual and perfect for a social evening activity. As well as being fun, the game is also really hard – I regularly play this game with friends, and we have lost far more times than we’ve won!

Calliope Tsuro

This product was recommended by Shiv Gupta from Incrementors

Tsuro’s goal is simple: stay on the board. However, this is easier said than done. Each player selects a dragon pawn as their starting position. Players construct roads by laying the various path tiles one at a time in an attempt to lead other players off the board. You win if you are the last one remaining. A good family game and offers itself open to a variety of techniques and gameplay styles. Everyone, from youngsters to expert board game players, will have a good time.

A Game-Of-Thrones-Themed Strategy Game

This product was recommended by Shiv Gupta from Incrementors

Risk is widely regarded as one of the finest strategy games of all time but this Game of Thrones edition adds an immersive, pop-culture twist to an already fantastic game. Divide into teams, select your family house, and dominate the battles to secure a seat on the Iron Throne. This one is a must-have for any Game of Thrones fan, with recognised character cards, customised player pieces, and detailed custom maps. A fantastic challenge for fans of Risk and Game of Thrones. There are several methods at play. All of the pieces are intriguing. Maps are fascinating. It takes some time to play through.

PARKS Board Game

This product was recommended by Nikki Webster from Brit on the Move

Players are hikers that trek different trails across four seasons collecting memories of the places they visit. The memories can be traded to visit National Parks. This is a brilliant interactive game that is educational as well. A must for any house that enjoys games and the great outdoors.

Ticket to Ride Board Game

This product was recommended by Sara Peter from Restless Meanderer

Ticket to Ride is very friendly to those that are beginners to strategy games. This game is easy to understand, fun to play, and has a great design. Collect colored train cards, build routes between cities, and have the best strategy to get more points than your opponents. With different versions of the game to purchase, fans will always have something new to try! Easy to learn and fun to play but the strategy is present each time as you plan your next turn. No two games are the same.

Agricola Board Game

This product was recommended by Sara Peter from Restless Meanderer

Agricola is a similar concept to the popular strategy game Catan. Players must collect resources and build their property in hopes of returning the most points at the end of the game. Agricola is unique in that it can be played both multiplayer and solo though and every player has their own board. There is slight variation every time you play as well which keeps it interesting! Agricola may seem a bit complicated at first with how many animals, resources, and components there are to keep track of, but this is exactly the reason why it is a perfect strategy game. There are endless ways players can work to gain points, take actions, and win the game!

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Written by Zak Parker

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