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A turn-based game, also known as turn-based strategy, is a game where each participant plays in turn. Once every player has taken a turn, that round of play is over, and any special shared processing is done. This is followed by the next round of play.
Most board games are turn-based, because otherwise gameplay would get out of hand. Many single-player strategic video games are also turn based. However, when a particular player gains access to the game during his/her turn it is not uncommon to value the time taken by the player to make the move to improve the fairness of the game. In chess a pair of stop clocks are used to track the time taken by players to make their move.
Turn-based gaming refers to Internet gaming sites that allow for game play to extend beyond a single session, over long periods of time—often taking months for complex games like Go or Chess to finish.
Examples of some board games:
Examples of Play by mail games:
- Battle for Wesnoth, Civilization, Evernight, Heroes of Might and Magic, Jagged Alliance, Magic: The Gathering, X-COM, Pokémon, Roguelike games, Fallout (in combat), Warlords.
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