Tonight I ran my monthly pizza and game night for my high school students here in San Jose. For the first time since I've worked here, a student walked up to me and asked if I didn't have any military strategy games that were more complex than castle risk. I said," You mean like those cardboard counter and paper map board games?" "Yes" responded the student.
This is a rare moment for me. I actually get to recommend someone's first wargame. In the old days, I could rattle off some of the AH classics or a SPI quad (or magazine game). But today? I've tried the DG mini games and VPG games, and I don't think this is what he's looking for. Any suggestions?