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    Although I haven't had time to play lately, do you enjoy strategy games: PC, board or other?

    Loved strategy games like Rise of nations, Warcraft, board games too.

    Anyone else?
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    I was big on C&C back in the day. Now I just mainly stick to chess in my old age
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    I forgot about Chess lol, my wife and I love it along with Backgammon She is quite good, so sometimes I do not play her. I sometimes do not have the patience that she has.
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    I play chess online and at home, we play Risk and Monopoly though my wife is better at them. Used to play Chinese Checkers when back in India.
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    I remember I started the chess club back in grade school. Me and the librarian were the only members. It did get me out of class sometimes to play chess though.
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    i was in a chess leage as well i won first place in regional, and 2nd in state in 2004, havent played much lately but try to meet up with some of the higher ranked US players to stay fresh. any one want to test me we can play an annotated game.... D4 is my first move... lol im a very competitive person... you put a game in front of me and il play!!! except for monkeys in a barrel!! i hate that one

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    I do not like chess, i feel trapped in it. but strategy games eh...
    C&C obviously
    Starcraft (yay)
    Realms (an old but good dos strategy)
    Civilisation I, II, III and IV
    Age of empires 1-3
    Stronghold 1 and crusaders
    Sudden strike and so on.
    I love games where substance rules over look. Chess i like that but as I said it's too simplified and imprisoning for me.

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    chess is not simple it is the most intense game ever!!!
    only people who have never delved deep enough into it think that its the same thing over and over again... if this was the case then we would have the same world champion forever.... you have to use the baord not the peices... everything you do from which peice you move to what part of the baord your attentions on could sway your opponents move... i could go on and on but like i said i havent been playing much but when i did play alot i lived chess.... ive read over 150 chess strategy books(which basically contained the same thing) ive played and beaten some of the top 20 "ranked" players in the US. so i kinda know what im talking about.... biased maybe but chess is the most difficult game to master in the world.... its actually funny how many people say that they will beat you in chess. and when you sit down with them the only slice of knowledge they bring with them is what their grandpa taught them when they were 10 yrs old.... they usually say things like i bet i can beat you in 7 moves.... only an amatuer can be beaten that fast, and only an amtuer would go for that fast of a checkmate!!! it leaves you very vulnerable> (i usually beat those people in the first 15 moves if they dont give up first... sorry i just keep going on and on about chess.... hey anyone like CLUE? lol

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    I'll admit, I'm not very good at chess but i can hold my own for a while. The only problem I have is finding a good partner who does not mind the fact that I will sit there for several minutes planning out my moves. I cant do the speed chess thing although there is the odd time I have things in my head worked out for the next 3 or 4 moves. I haven't played in quite a while but would not mind getting back into it. I miss my old hand carved wooden chess set.
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    I never said it is simple game but it is too simplified. i know it takes hours an so but i rather play civilisation against you than chess. it is turn-based too but a LOT more options. I do not like RTS-es that much. goes too much clicking fest.
    in civilisation I can stike with elephants, Aircraft carriers, bombers, nuclear weapon etc... but in chess I feel claustrophobic. I am absolutely not claustrophobic in real life but in chess... claustrophobia.

 

 
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