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The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-Earth Game Poster Image
age 12+
Excellent and addictive.
Platforms: Windows
(2004)
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Civilization 4 Game Poster Image
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age 11+
Strategy game for tweens & up spans world history.
Platforms: Windows
(2006)
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Jeanne D'Arc Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Strategy game blends fact and fiction.
Platforms: PSP
(2007)
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Valkyria Chronicles Game Poster Image
age 14+
Sophisticated and emotionally charged war strategy game.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2008)
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Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon Game Poster Image
age 12+
Terrific tactical RPG isn't suitable for younger gamers.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2009)
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Zubo Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Pokemon-like battle game is funnier, with less violence.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2009)
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Empire Total War Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Historical battles on land and sea done right.
Platforms: Windows
(2009)
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Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes Game Poster Image
age 10+
Puzzles meet strategy in fun fantasy for older kids.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
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Napoleon: Total War Game Poster Image
age 14+
Strategy game with some profanity, violence, & open chat.
Platforms: Windows
(2010)
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Max and the Magic Marker Game Poster Image
age 7+
Great physics game with cute story, requires steady hand.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Wii, Windows
(2010)
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Sid Meier's Civilization V Game Poster Image
age 11+
Excellent strategy game is educational and accessible.
Platforms: Windows
(2010)
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Empires and Allies Game Poster Image
age 13+
War strategy Facebook game is polished fun.
Platforms: Facebook
(2011)
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Woodland Heroes Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Cute and compelling mix of Risk and Battleship on Facebook.
Platforms: Facebook
(2011)
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Orcs Must Die! Game Poster Image
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age 15+
Exciting action strategy game too violent for younger kids.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox 360
(2011)
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Sid Meier's Civilization V: Gods & Kings Game Poster Image
age 11+
Fab expansion to historical sim adds religion to the mix.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
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Fire Emblem: Awakening Game Poster Image
age 13+
Excellent strategy RPG skews older because characters die.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
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Pikmin 3 Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Fun and colorful strategy/puzzle game is a Wii U must-have.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2013)
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Defense Grid 2 Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Terrific strategic tower defense game has mild violence.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2014)
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Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth - Rising Tide Game Poster Image
age 11+
Oceanic expansion makes sci-fi world simulation even better.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
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XCOM 2 Game Poster Image
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age 14+
Deep turn-based strategy game with lots of bloody violence.
Platforms: Windows
(2016)
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