But still, designers of real-time strategy games, in particular, need to study board wargames to learn that you can emphasize many, many different aspects of conflict in different games—it need not all be about building up crap and blowing up more crap.
Quotes about video games
If there is a future of games, let alone a future in which they discover their potential as a defining medium of an era, it will be one in which games abandon the dream of becoming narrative media and pursue the one they are already so good at: taking the tidy, ordinary world apart and putting it back together again in surprising, ghastly new ways.
Both board games and video games have enormous power to induce empathy, to induce players to step into someone else’s shoes. You’re not just reading about someone’s thoughts and decisions, you are making the decisions. So the nature and texture of those decisions is what causes people to achieve a deep realization and understanding.