The regular thoughtful use of strategy games provides interest-filled and meaningful opportunities for children to think through problems. The processes used in analysing strategy games and developing winning strategies are similar to those used in other areas of problem solving. Tacticals provides situations for two players and for solo players. While children often use 'have-a-go', 'hit-n-miss', trial and error, they should be encouraged to work out why they won or lost a game.
There are, in fact, strategies in most games which will help to ensure a win. Most games favour either first or second player. Working this out is the key to mastering strategy gaming.