One of the game types unique to PC is grand strategy. The kind of game where you control large territories on a map and make your way to victory. This description is kind of vague to those not knowledgeable of what I'm talking about. Games fitting this category are Civilization, Crusader Kings and Europa Universalis. Civilization can easily by seen as the easiest and least complex (and thus the most casual friendly) of these games. The others are far more complex and intimidating. I personally am interested in this genre, but I am too intimidated by the myriad of game mechanisms and the seemingly infinite amount of UI buttons on some of these games. These games are also not limited to pure historical strategy. For Sci-Fi fans out there (me included) there is Civilization: Beyond Earth, Distant Worlds (think Spore's space stage as a grand strategy in 2D view), and the entire 4X strategy sub-genre. Do you play any grand strategy games? Tell us about your experience.