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A Strategy Game is a game genre encompassing Board Games, Tabletop Games, and Video Games in which the player or players' strategical and/or tactical thinking is required in order to achieve victory (in theory). The earliest strategy games are far Older Than Feudalism, including ancient games like Chess (invented in the 6th century) and Go (invented in the 4th century).
Strategy Games can roughly be broken into two sub-genres:
For tropes found in Strategy Games, see Strategy Game Tropes.