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The best turn based games

In direct contrast with real-time games, turn-based games gameplay is based on the players taking turns to do what needs to be done: move in a dungeon, play cards, attack enemy units.
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Centerfold Squares

DOS1988NSFW3.9/5 Artworx Software
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A Line in the Sand

DOS1992protected3.9/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Adventure Construction Set

DOS19873.9/5 Electronic Arts
Adventure Construction Set is an abandoned application developed by Stuart Smith and published for DOS, Amiga, Apple II and Commodore 64 by Electronic Arts in 1987. As the name suggests, ACS is a game-building system (we're talking about adventure RPGs) that lets you edit maps, items, creatures, etc. Included with ACS is a complete game called...
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Laser Squad

DOS19923.9/5 Target Games Limited
Laser Squad is an abandoned turn-based strategy/tactical game designed by Julian Gollop (the mind behind the X-COM series). Laser Squad was developed by Target Games Limited and released by MicroLeague Multimedia in 1992 for DOS and other 8-bit systems. Laser Squad is considered as a precursor of X-COM: Ufo Defense.
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Baseball Mogul

Windows XP/98/9519973.9/5 Infinite Monkey Systems
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Clash of Steel

DOS1993protected3.9/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Exile II: Crystal Souls

Windows XP/98/95Mac OSWindows 3.x1996freeware3.9/5 Spiderweb Software
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Kaiser

DOS19923.9/5
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King's Bounty

DOSMac OS19903.9/5 New World Computing
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World Darts

DOS19873.9/5 Melbourne House
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Crusade in Europe

DOS19853.9/5 MicroProse Software
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Anacreon: Reconstruction 4021

DOS1987freeware3.9/5 Thinking Machine Associates
Anacreon: Reconstruction 4021 is one of the first 4x turn-based strategy games, ASCII based. Anacreon is set in space, as most 4x sci-fi games are, and was published by Thinking Machines Associates and designed by George Moromisato who later re-released the game as freeware.
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Sexy Droids

DOS1992NSFW3.9/5 Eleven Software
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Executive Suite

DOS19823.9/5 Armonk Corporation
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One-Nil Soccer Manager

DOS19923.9/5 New Era Software
One-Nil Soccer Manager is a text-based soccer management simulation game that was popular in the late 1980s and early 1990s. It was developed for various home computer systems, including DOS, Commodore 64 and Amiga. In One-Nil Soccer Manager, players take on the role of a soccer team manager, making strategic decisions to guide their team to s...
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Fantasy Empires

DOS1993protected3.9/5 Silicon Knights
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Teenage Queen

DOS1988NSFW3.9/5 ERE Informatique
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Warp Rogue

WindowsLinux2004freeware3.9/5
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Over the Reich

Windows XP/98/95Windows 3.x19963.9/5 Big Time Software
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Larn

DOS1986freeware3.9/5
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Disciples of Steel

DOS19943.9/5
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Exile III: Ruined World

Windows XP/98/95Mac OSWindows 3.x1997freeware3.9/5 Spiderweb Software
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Full Metal Planete

DOSMac OS19903.9/5 Hitech Productions
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Mission: Mainframe

DOS19873.9/5
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Playhouse Strip Poker

DOS1988NSFW3.9/5 Eurosoft
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Stellar Crusade

DOS1988protected3.9/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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The Ball Game

DOS19913.9/5 Esprit Software Programs
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4Play

Windows 3.x1995NSFW3.9/5
4Play is a multi-player board-like strategy party-game for adults released for Windows 3.1 in 1995. 4Play is a board-game very similar to Monopoly in which players have to perform certain (adult) actions in response to events happening on the board.
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Black Crown

DOS19953.9/5