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The Best NES Strategy Games  

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List Rules Games don't have to be console exclusive, as long as they were released for Nintendo Entertainment System at some point.

If you owned a NES at any time during your life, then it's safe to say there were probably a few strategy games in your collection. Using your brain to solve puzzles and battle opponents is a ton of fun, and with turn-based games, puzzles, tower defense games and more, there are unlimited options to explore. With so many choices to pick from, there was never a shortage of games to play for fans of the genre. Since some games were much better than others, we've decided to rank the best NES strategy games of all time.

This list will feature the most popular and best selling strategy games that were released for NES. While many of these games were console exclusive, we're allowing non-exclusives to be a part of the list as well. Examples of items on this list include Tetris and Adventures of Lolo. Vote for your favorite video games below, and feel free to add any that you think deserve to be on the list.
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Adventures of Lolo 3 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
armok added 1991
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Tetris is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
1985
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Desert Commander is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
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Adventures of Lolo 2 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
armok added 1990
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Bomberman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
1983
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Adventures of Lolo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
Jan 06 1990
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Conflict is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
Jan 01 1989
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Romance of the Three Kingdoms ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
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Dr. Mario is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
1990
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Genghis Khan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
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Sid Meier's Pirates! is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
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Defender of the Crown is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
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Battle Chess is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
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Shingen the Ruler is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
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Bandit Kings of Ancient China is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
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Monopoly is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
1985
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Othello is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
1986
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Solomon's Key is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
Jan 01 1986
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Rampart is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
1990
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Cosmic Wars is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
Aug 04 1989
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Kickle Cubicle is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
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L'Empereur is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
1989
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Fire Emblem Gaiden is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
Mar 14 1992
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Pipe Mania is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games
1989
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Destiny of an Emperor is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NES Strategy Games