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Jed Roguski
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I am a fan of games where you must act without perfect information. Any suggestions for my next buy? Thanks!
 
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The Napoleonic 20 series has an optional fog-of-war element that works quite well (especially for the memory-impaired, like me). See, e.g.,

Waterloo 20
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Here's a list of wargames with fog of war elements. It's not the complete catalog, but it does give examples of different approaches that are reflected in other games not on the list.
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Stratego

As soon as you disengage, you need to remember what is where. If you play "silent" ("aggressive") you won't even know what hit you, if you lose a piece.
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Arkham Horror, Amun Re, R-ECO, Ora Et Labora, Napoleonic Wars
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Stratego!


(Edit: Dang, that is some serious simultaneous posting. I'll change my recommendation to StrategoStratego: Legends, i.e. the Advanced Set! )
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Settlers with the Seafarers expansion has senarios that use the fog of war element in them.

With out getting to deep into the base game here, some of the hex tiles are place upside down in the playing area and are only revealed when they are encroached upon.

One specific senario that comes out of the Das Bush expansion book and uses only the Settlers Seafares pieces is called The Great Race. You start off on a small island to the left and as you expand across the board, (water), the unrevealed hexes get turned over as your game pieces contact them. This gives you the fog of war element I believe your looking for.
 
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salish99 wrote:
Stratego

As soon as you disengage, you need to remember what is where. If you play "silent" ("aggressive") you won't even know what hit you, if you lose a piece.


Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation: Deluxe Edition: Now with More Semicolons has the same basic mechanic, but adds enough tweaks to make it a bit more interesting.
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One of the main reasons I enjoy most of the card-driven wargames so much is because of the interesting way they handle the fog of war. You can never be totally sure what your opponent is truly capable of in any given turn, and you have to try to manage the risks accordingly.

It may not be the newest one of the lot, but I think a lot of people would still say that Hannibal: Rome vs. Carthage is one of the best, and a great way to get an introduction to CDGs.
 
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Nexus Ops has visible tiles, but you don't know if they have mines or units on them.
 
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ragudaddy wrote:
I am a fan of games where you must act without perfect information. Any suggestions for my next buy? Thanks!


8th Army: Operation Crusader "Double Blind" World War II game, I played once at the WBC a few years ago. Would love to play again, but I don't know anyone else who has a copy.
 
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How about using counter sleds? I haven't tried them (yet), but thought they would work.

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Have you considered one of the block games. Columbia Games has a great selection. Personal favourites are Crusader Rex, Hammer of the Scots and Richard III: The Wars of the Roses.
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cferejohn wrote:
salish99 wrote:
Stratego

As soon as you disengage, you need to remember what is where. If you play "silent" ("aggressive") you won't even know what hit you, if you lose a piece.


Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation: Deluxe Edition: Now with More Semicolons has the same basic mechanic, but adds enough tweaks to make it a bit more interesting.


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Descent: Journeys in the Dark emulates fog of war like you would see in RPG games like Diablo.
 
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MidwayMidway by Avalon Hill is a classic hidden movement game. You can still find copies on ebay for relatively cheap and there is lots of tension in the game.
 
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Cityfight: Modern Combat in the Urban Environment(1979) - "a tactical simulation of post World War II combat in the urban environment". The game is double-blind - players have different maps.
 
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I advocate Stratego Legends as well. Just because that's the version of Stratego I have.
 
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I know this has already been said, but Stratego. However, play it so you can move all your pieces on turn, if you want. It's about 100 times better, and looks more like a 'real army', as you can divide everyone up into battalions and squads. Never played Stratego Legends, though, but it looks better.
 
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I'll second the Columbia block games, especially the one I have and enjoy: Wizard Kings
 
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Columbia Games series of block games, like:
Hammer of the Scots - superb game,
Crusader Rex
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Up Front is very fog of war-ish.
 
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Europe Engulfed!! I don't know how well the fog of war is but it looks pretty cool huh? It's on the list for my next order.
 
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