Strategy Adventure Games

Buy Strategy Adventure Games, including Risk, Axis & Allies, Stratego, and more, from Direct Source Games.Strategy Adventure Games are typically board games, video or computer games with the players' decision-making skills having a high significance in determining the outcome.Prepare yourself for Strategy Adventure Games fun with our great selection of Strategy Adventure Games.

Runebound: The Island of Dread Runebound: The Island of Dread     (Announced)     List: $34.95 $27.95 (20% savings!)
Explore the uncharted islands of the world of Runebound and piece together the lost map to the fabled Island of Dread! By sea or land adventure awaits all brave heroes, whether they swing swords or cast spells. Runebound: The Island of Dread is the...

Runebound Runebound 2nd Edition    (Announced)     List: $49.95 $42.95 (14% savings!)
The dark lords are gathering, ancient powers are awakening, and a chill has fallen across the land. It is a time of danger and rising evil. It is a time of fear for the weak and powerless. It is a time of heroes willing to face the darkness and...

Dungeoneer: Den of the Wererats Dungeoneer: Den of the Wererats         List: $9.95 $7.95 (20% savings!)
A master wererat and his transformed minions hold the city in fear. Vermin and shapeshifters, thieves and cutthroats lurk in every shadow. Can you face your fears and eradicate this sinister infestation? Den of the Wererats is a two-player...

Dungeoneer: Haunted Woods of Malthorin Dungeoneer: Haunted Woods of Malthorin         List: $9.95 $7.95 (20% savings!)
The betrothed of an elven prince was brutally slain on the day of their wedding. The mad bridegroom now uses his powerful magic to turn his forest realm into a horrific haunted nightmare. Do you have the courage to bring peace to these cursed...

Runebound: Shadows of Margath Runebound: Shadows of Margath         List: $5.95 $4.75 (20% savings!)
The Shadows of Margath expansion pack introduces an assortment of dangerous new monsters, encounters, and events that can be added seamlessly to the Runebound basic game. There are no new rules to learn; the players can simply...

Dungeoneer: Vault of the Fiends Dungeoneer: Vault of the Fiends         List: $19.95 $15.95 (20% savings!)
A twisted mage has built an impenetrable vault in which to pursue his heinous experiments. Horrendous fiends now plague the countryside, terrorizing helpless peasants and destroying vital crops. The people cry out for great heroes to confront this...

Dungeoneer: Tomb of the Lich Lord Dungeoneer: Tomb of the Lich Lord 2nd edition    (Currently Reprinting)     List: $19.95 $15.95 (20% savings!)
The Lich Lord has returned! And he has released the dead from their wormy graves. Now these undead hordes are stalking the land. The call has gone out for great heroes to stop this evil plague... are you brave enough to enter the deadly Tomb of the...

Quicksand Quicksand         List: $19.95 $15.95 (20% savings!)
In Quicksand, each player controls one of six explorers racing to discover the hidden temple. Play cards to move your explorer closer to the temple, move your opponents' explorers onto quicksand, or discover secret treasures to help you win the game.

Mermaid Rain Mermaid Rain     (Currently Unavailable)
In Mermaid Rain, you explore the ocean and gather as many treasures as possible to gain more victory points than other players by using cards and ocean-current tiles. Roughly speaking, the procedure of the play can be divided into two phases: the...


3 STONES $29.99

Three Stones is a wonderful game of luck and strategy! The game is played by randomly drawing a glass stone from the pouch and playing it in the same row or column as your opponent's last stone. Line up three glass stones in a row, across, up-and-down, or diagonally and you score. You must play whatever stone you draw - your color, your opponent's color, or the clear stones that count for you both! Contents of 3 Stones:

Solid wood game board 80 glass stones Pouch 4 scoring pegs Instructions Awards won by 3 Stones:

2002 Games Magazine "Games 100" 2001 Games Magazine "Games 100" 2000 Mensa Select (top 5 mind games) 2000 Parents Choice Silver Honor 2000 Dr. Toy "10 Best Games" 2000 Chicago Tribune "Top 10 Games"



Cards Games for One is a great guide to over 50 solitaire card games! Instuctions, strategy, and terminology are included for each game. From simple to challenging, the games included in this book are great for avid card players of all ages. This book was written by Peter Arnold and includes 176 pages.


COGNO $29.99

Fun for the whole family, Cogno combines space fantasy with cool, real science! Alien game pieces, questions about how the universe works (not just trivia), strategy, luck, and player interaction combine to create one of our planet's best board games. Players encounter mysterious planets, a swirling black hole, a parallel universe and other challenges as they try to win survival gear and fuel cells for their ships. The first one to make the return trip to their home planet is the winner! Cogno has won the National Parenting Center Seal of Approval 2004 as well as the Dr. Toy "10 Best Games", "100 Best Children's Products 2004", and "Best Vacation Children's Product" awards. Contents of Cogno:

Game board (22") Parallel universe board "Planet Generator" spinner Deck of Chaos cards 20 Gear cards 8 alien game pieces 18 fuel cells 1 die Instructions


GREED $5.99

Greed is the addictive dice game of strategy vs. greed! You can learn to play in minutes, but you can never learn to stop! Contents of Greed:

6 "Greed" dice Dice value sheet Pencil Scoresheet Instructions



Hit the Deck is a card game that takes clever strategy (along with a healthy portion of luck!) to be the player with the fewest points when someone reaches 100 points! It's a game that's a HIT with the whole family.



Ingenious is an amazing game for one to four brains! Are you ingenious? You are when playing this extraordinary game! Combining fun game-play, great components, and real strategy, Ingenious will have you quickly addicted. Developed by acclaimed game designer Reiner Kniza, this game features simple rules, quick playing time, and a clever scoring system that makes this one game you won't want to miss. Ingenious is a Mensa Mind Game of the Year Winner for 2005.



King's Gate is a fast paced tile-laying game of strategy and city building. You play the part of a feudal lord trying to shore up your claims and take control of the city as your country is in turmoil. As you surround the most important locations in the capital, such as the palace, royal library, and wizard's tower, watch where your opponents build their neighborhoods, and more importantly - where they send the dragon!


KISMET $8.99

Kismet is the high energy, fast-paced dice game that pits chance against strategy! Five tri-colored dice increase the odds and keep the game challenging - try your luck... or is it fate. You take the cup in hand and give it a shake. Five colored dice spill across the table. Do they add up? Do they make a straight? It is fate. Contents of Kismet:

5 dice Dice cup Score pad Pencil Instructions



Based on J.R.R. Tolkien's masterpiece of imagination. Players travel through 14 areas of Middle-Earth, where they must answer challenging questions in order to continue their quest. Questions are from the original books, prepared by the Tolkein Society. There are two games included in this set. One is the combined strategy and trivia game, the other focuses on the trivia questions. Contents of the Lord of the Rings Trivia Game:

Game Board 4 Hobbit Figures 400 Trivia Cards Containing 1200 Questions 48 Special Area Tiles 11 Event Tiles 113 Resource Counters: 25 Ring, 44 Sword, 44 Traveling 1 Resource Dice



(If out of stock click this link UTHINI/MANCALA GAME)

This two game set includes the ancient game of Mancala on one side and the award-winning new game of Uthini? on the back! Mancala is one of the world's oldest and most popular games where the object is to get the most stones into your large hollow. Uthini is an old fashioned game of luck and strategy where the first player to move all twelve stones from one end to the other wins! The base of this game is made of recycled plastic and the wood two-sided board rests on top creating a storage compartment underneath. The beautifully decorated base measures 19" by 9" by 1 1/2" tall and the wood board measures 15 3/4" by 5 3/8" by 3/4".


NIAGARA $44.95

Niagara is a rapid family strategy game that’s exciting for both young and old! In the wild rapids of the Niagara River, fearless canoers battle the water and each other to collect gems along the riverbank. Of course, the most valuable gems are found furthest down river, close to the waterfall! Players must return collected gems to land in order to be counted. In the end, the player who collects the most value in gems is the winner! This game is a Spiel des Jahres 2005 nominee. Contents of Niagara:

Gameboard 12 river disks 10 canoes 35 paddle cards Rainmaker marker Life preserver 40 gems Rule booklet



They called it the Great War. In over four years of titanic struggle, Imperial Europe tore itself to pieces. The bloody battles fought in the trenches of the Western Front, the icy plains of Poland, the mountains of the Balkins, and the deserts of Arabia, shaped the world we know today. Paths of Glory allows players to step into the shoes of the monarchs and marshals who triumphed and blundered from 1914 to 1918. Both players will find their generalship and strategic abilities put to the test as Paths of Glory's innovative game systems let you recreate all the dramatic events of World War I. Paths of Glory has won numerous awards including Games Magazine "Best Historical Simulation" award in 2001, Gamer's Choice Award "Best Historical Simulation" in 2000, and Charles S. Roberts Awards for "Best Pre-WWII Era Board Game" and "Design Elegance Award" in 1999.

Contents of Path of Glory:

22" by 34" map 176 - 5/8" die-cut counters 140 - 1/2" die cut counters 2 player reference cards 110 strategy cards 1 six-sided die Instructions



Pillars of Plato is a great two player strategy game! It is easy to learn but hard to master. Start with all the pieces in the reservoirs and the poles clear. Players take turns placing one piece at a time on a pole, trying to line up four in a row of their own color. The line can be diagonal, horizontal or vertical. Four in a row wins the game! This lovely hardwood game would be at home on your coffee table or your desk Contents of Pillars or Plato

Beautiful wooden peg board 32 light colored wooden game pieces 32 dark colored wooden game pieces



Power Grid is an energetic economic game! The object of the game is to supply the most cities with efficient and reliable power. In this new edition, players mark pre-existing routes between cities for connection and then compete against each other to purchase the plants that are used to supply the power. As plants are purchased, newer, more efficient power generating technologies become available. Players must acquire the raw materials like coal, oil, garbage, or uranium, to power their plants while having enough available funds to upgrade their plants for maximum efficiency. The player with the best strategy and ability to expand their network quickly will succeed in the end! Contents of Power Grid:

Two-sided gameboard 48 power plant cards Play money Over 200 wooden pieces Instructions



Quoridor - Travel is an award winning strategy game for two to four players! Move your wooden pawn across the board to the opposite side, as your opponent puts up wooden fence pieces, blocking your path. Can you get your pawn across and block your opponent from doing the same? The path is different each time you play! Awards won by Quoridor:

Game of the Year - USA Parent's Choice Gold Award Mensa's Top Five games Grand Prix du Jouet - France Toy Award - Belgium



Reef Encounter is about life on a coral reef! Using polyp tiles, players grow different types of corals, which they can protect from being attacked by other corals through judicious placing of their four wooden shrimp. To be successful players must consume polyps from neighboring corals in order to acquire the ‘consumed’ polyp tiles that are the key to the game. The consumed polyp tiles have a myriad of uses - most importantly they can be used to flip over or lock the coral tiles - which determine the respective values of the different types of coral at the end of the game. Reef Encounter is a fascinating strategy game set in a silent and extraordinary underwater world! Contents of Reef Encounter:

16 wood shrimp 20 wood alga cylinders 50 wood larva cubes 200 polyp tiles 10 coral tiles 4 parrotfish containers 4 coral reef boards 1 open sea board 4 player screens 4 turn action cards 1 cloth bag Instructions



Die Siedler von Catan: Das Buch (German for “The Settlers of Catan: The Book”) is an expansion set for The Settlers of Catan game series. It includes 15 scenarios and numerous other minor variants to add variety to your Settlers games. This is not a stand-alone game, Settlers of Catan is required to play. Some variations also require Seafarers of Catan as well. Each scenario is described in detail, beginning with how the map should be set up. Some scenarios make relatively minor changes to the victory conditions and play rules of Settlers. In “The Great Race,” for instance, players all begin on an island on one side of the board, and race to build a city on the opposite end. Others scenarios are much more complex.

“Transport Settlers” requires players to keep track of the settlements of which islands produced which resources, because you can only trade with another player using resource cards that you both have on the same island! The cards can be moved from island to island in your ships, but beware the pirate! There are treasure hunt and railroad scenarios, and more!

The minor variants in Das Buch can be mixed and matched in your Settlers games. From new hex types, to new ways to produce resource cards, to brand new additions like a wizard’s castle or a hot air balloon, you’ll never get tired of Settlers again!

Also included are all the components you need to play the scenarios and variants. From player tokens to new hex types, all the way down to more numbered chips and victory point tokens, everything is included and printed on high quality, thick cardboard. You even get a nice box to store it all in.

The main book of Das Buch is an illustrated and hardbound volume. It, the box, and what words there are on the game components are all printed in German. There is a translation of the rulebook included in the package. This translation does not include the illustrations, but does include page numbers from the German book so the appropriate illustrations can be found quickly. This translation booklet is well put together and makes the whole package very accessible to non-German speakers. It should be noted, however that the German book includes game history and strategy sections that are not included in the translation.



Stack is not just lots of dice! It's an interactive game of strategy and defense that pits players against each other in an attempt to win with the highest score. Awarded Best New Family Game (Games Magazine). Contents of Stack:

56 standard, multicolored dice 1 Deluxe Stack Sack



Toot and Otto is two fun games in one! For younger players, the Fill and Find Game is a spelling challenge. Simply drop all the T's and O's in the tower and when it's full, search for all the Toot's and Ottos's you can discover. For older players, Toot and Otto can be a fun strategy game! One player is Toot and the other is Otto. Each takes six O's and six T's and tries to be the first to spell their name up, down, sideways, or diagonally. The first one to do so wins! Contents of Toot and Otto:

Game tower 24 letter tiles Instructions



In Trans America, players try to be the first to build a railroad network across 19th Century America! Connect five cities, laying one or two tracks per turn, as you try to predict the strategy of the other players. See if you can use their tracks to your advantage. Contents of Trans America:

Game Board 85 Tracks 35 City Cards 6 Start Markers 6 Locomotives 1 Starting Player Card Game Rules



Welcome to a galaxy of epic conquest, interstellar trade, and political intrigue! Twilight Imperium is an exciting board game in which players seek to build a galactic empire by the cunning use of strategy, diplomacy, and resource management. By taking on the role of a great interstellar race, players will seek the ultimate goal: to claim the Imperial Throne on Mecatol Rex and lead the galaxy to a new age of glory. But the road to the Imperial Throne is long and the galaxy holds many dangers. Do you have what it takes to lead your race out of the troubled Twilight Age? Do you have the determination to move your race forward using a balance of diplomacy, careful planning, and the use of force? Are you ready to direct the scientific development, military might, and economic growth for an entire interstellar civilization? If so, your time has come!

Contents of Twilight Imperium - Third Edition:

30 Dreadnoughts 24 Carriers

48 Cruisers 48 Destroyers

12 War Suns 72 Ground Forces

60 Fighters 36 Planetary Defense Systems

18 Space Docks 144 Technology cards

51 Planet cards 103 Action cards

60 Political cards 30 Objective cards

20 Trade cards 10 Race sheets

30 Leader counters 8 cardboard strategy cards

160 Command counters 150 Control markers

8 Bonus counters 40 Trade Goods counters

23 Fighter supplement counters 23 Ground Force supplement counters

1 Speaker token 1 Victory Point track

43 hexagonal board tiles Instructions

4 ten-sided dice 44 Domain counters



Wizard is the card game that's challenging, habit-forming, and loads of fun! The rules are easy to learn, but mastering the strategy is a real challenge. One card is dealt to each player on the first round, two cards on the second, and so on. Players bid the number of tricks they think they will win. Make the exact number of tricks and you win points; too many or two few tricks and you lose points. The Wizard and Jester cards add a "wild card" element to the strategy! This set comes in a brown leatherette case that snaps shut for secure storage. Contents of the Wizard - Gift Edition:

60 card deck of cards Score pad Wizard magnet Pencil Snapping case Instructions