Video Game: Fire Emblem Series
Board Game: Kingdom Death: Monster
Pen and Paper: I lean toward Dungeons and Dragons (4th or 5th editions - not needlessly overcomplicated like the previous editions and more accessible so more people are playing it)
@eilaer Come on. Who doesn’t love digging through three reference books and an issue of Dragon magazine to figure out if a Dwarf thief attacking with a Wand Of Fireballs does double damage to an Ice Dragon even though it is -10 degrees in the middle of a non-magical snow storm?
Are all of those video games? (I have heard of Call of Duty and Rainbow Six sounds vaguely familiar). If so, I think the poll should have explicitly said “Best tactical video game”. The notion that “best game” has to be a video game is an odd assumption for a significant portion of the population.
There’s an indie video game called Into the Breach that’s kind of a chess-like puzzle game. I find it hard enough, though I remember reading somebody complaining that it was only as difficult as a 1500(?) level chess player.
You could call that tactical. It’s sorta military themed. You have to drive back the space aliens without destroying the buildings. Turn based, take all the time to think that you want.
It’s a great game by the same developers who made FTL (another great game).