This is the very first strat game I have ever played in my 15 years of gaming...I must say I am TOTALLY ADDICTED. Since I am an FPS & roleplaying guy I always thought of stat games slow and boring. I was terribly wrong and realized I have missed out on great games in this genre. Where's what I need from other strat players... 1) What other games do you recommend 2) Strategies to use. My current game, I am trying to "U.S." about foreign relations, but Russia has declared war on me (though I am overseas and they haven't boats to get to me yet) and formed alliances with another country all because I wouldn't trade silk.