War games take many different forms, ranging from the ancient game of chess to elaborate computer simulations. Some are parlor games played for entertainment or as intellectual exercises. Others are meant for the serious study of a wide spectrum of political, military or economic conflicts.
"Strategic War Gaming,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 14
, Article 2.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol14/iss6/2