Hex and counter games are a mainstay of the wargame genre. Dave lists his top six games of this type. Do you agree or has he got it all wrong?
Wargames are precisely what the name says: games which simulate war or war-like situations. Wargames are often mechanically dense, granular representations of a single conflict which focus around area control. They are noted for frequently making use of hidden information and asymmetrical player positions to more accurately represent the conflict in question. For a better understanding of what makes wargaming special, please read our board gamer’s guide to wargaming.
Some board games will probably always be in print; Monopoly, Risk. But many excellent games are no longer available. Read our review of War and Peace...