Dominic Dansin Writes:
"Growing up, I used to play a lot of those Avalon Hill strategy war board games with a few select friends. Some of the games were so complex that it took about half an hour or more just get them setup so we could play. I was always thinking that all that setup time could be handled automatically by a computer much better than having us try to put everything in order. And then sometimes you would get into a game pretty far and realize that you made some minor setup mistake, which would throw the entire game out of balance.
Thankfully war games like that have moved to the PC, though their complexity has kept them from becoming really popular, especially among gamers who like charging into rooms with shotguns blazing without having to think too much about the strategy behind the attack."