These games focus on planning, resource management, and decision-making. Examples include “Catan,” “Risk,” and “Twilight Struggle.”

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Milestones Review

Milestones blends strategy with a hint of luck, creating engaging gameplay. Smart planning is key, and each game feels fresh with diverse strategies and a modular board.
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Black Swan Review

'Black Swan' swept us off our feet at game night! With its easy-to-grasp rules and a perfect mix of strategy and luck, it's now a favorite. The artwork? Gorgeous! Only wish luck played a smaller role sometimes.
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Royals Review

Royals: a perfect blend of strategy and luck, with quality components making every match a new adventure. Despite some luck elements, solid strategies can lead to victory, providing endless fun and challenge for friends and family alike.
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Platypus Review

Played Platypus with friends last weekend and we couldn't stop laughing. It's easy to learn but packed with strategy. Every game felt new! It's not all luck, which I love. Despite a few minor hiccups, it's a solid 4.5 stars.
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Starship Troopers Review

Starship Troopers mixes strategy with a dash of dice-roll destiny in a thrilling ride across the galaxy. Great design and replayability make it a gem, though the luck factor might bug some purists. Overall, a solid 4/5.
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Split Review

Split boggles and delights. My mates and I dove into its chaos, laughing as plans went awry. Yet, skill often trumps luck. It's not perfect—some cards feel overpowered. Still, it's a hoot. Solid 4/5 from us.
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Hercules Review

Just played Hercules with my pals, and wow, what a blast! Perfect balance of brains and brawn, with just enough luck to keep things spicy. It's got its quirks, but man, it's a keeper. Hands down, a 4/5.
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Caribbean Review

'Caribbean' dazzles with its pirate theme and strategic depth. Though luck plays a role, smart planning leads to victory. A visual treat with high replay value, it's a must-try for fans of strategic and thematic games.
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Greenland Review

Greenland surprises with its deep strategy and historical richness. Balancing Norse survival with smart gameplay, it’s a hit for those who love a challenge minus the luck-dependence. A few rounds in, and you're hooked!
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TransAmerica Review

TransAmerica: A game where strategy meets luck, making every session a new adventure. Its easy rules and fast-paced gameplay ensure it's a hit for game nights. Just watch out, as luck can sometimes derail the best-laid plans.