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Can you tell me what are, in your opinion, the best strategic board games? I love Settlers of Catan and Risk. I've heard of Axis & Allies..

Are there any online tournaments (or just websites to play online with people)?

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closed as not constructive by Johno, Tynam, sitnaltax, Pat Ludwig Dec 19 '12 at 14:53

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Welcome to the Board and Card Games stack! Unfortunately, open-ended questions that request recommendations don't suit our Q&A format well (see the discussion here: so I've voted to close your question. Try for an active community that will definitely be able to help you with a recommendation, and I hope you return here when you have a question that suits our format better so that we can help out! – Johno Dec 19 '12 at 10:25
Alternatively, feel free to discuss strategic board games in our chat room. – ire_and_curses Dec 19 '12 at 19:01
Regarding online play: see Boardgaming online. – ire_and_curses Dec 19 '12 at 19:06