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Chess is one of the most well-known and frequently played strategy games.

A strategy game or strategic game is a game (e.g. video or board game) in which the players' uncoerced, and often autonomous decision-making skills have a high significance in determining the outcome. Almost all strategy games require internal decision tree style thinking, and typically very high situational awareness.

The term "strategy" comes ultimately from Greek, (στρατηγια or strategia) meaning generalship. It differs from "tactics" in that it refers to the general scheme of things, whereas "tactics" refers to organization and execution.

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Age of Empires III (also called AoE III) is the sequel to Age of Empires II: The Conquerors, and the third title of the history-based real-time strategy Age of Empires series of computer games. The game was developed by Ensemble Studios and published by Microsoft, and was officially released on October 18, 2005. The game covers the European colonization of the Americas, whilst its expansion mainly covers the decolonization of the New World between approximately AD 1500 and 1850.

The game has made a number of innovations both in the series and the genre, such as the addition of the Home-City concept, which combines Real-time strategy (RTS) and Role-playing game (RPG) features, and an advanced real-physics engine which specially animates battles, making them more realistic. An expansion pack named Age of Empires III: The Warchiefs has also been released, introducing new features such as playable Native American civilizations and the option to revolt.

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Guan Yu
Credit: Utagawa Kuniyoshi
Guan Yu playing Go, while having his wounds attended to.

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Sid Meier (born Sidney K. Meier in 1954, in Detroit, USA) is a renowned American programmer and designer of some of the most commercially and critically successful computer strategy games of all time. Meier has won several accolades for both his contributions to the computer games industry and for the titles that have gained huge commercial successes. Meier is considered one of the legendary giants of the computer games industry.

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