I'm not a huge gamer, but I did pick this one up recently. Superpower is a geo-political strategy game. It is based on the world as of 1997. You get to pick any country in the world (except the little dinky ones, like Luxemborg or the Marshall Islands) and lead it. You can choose your objectives, from staying in power (not easy if you pick a country like Liberia), eliminating rebel forces, or, of course, conquering the world. You can also choose a time frame of 1, 5, or 10 years, or an unlimited game. The game is over when a) you acheive your objective, or b) your government is overthrown. The game is very detailed. You can raise taxes as needed, but you also have a budget to balance. There are secret services, research, military bases, diplomatic relations... lots to learn. If you are a political junkie and think that you could run a country better than other people could, this is a pretty good game. The only weak point is doing battle. This is primarily a political/diplomatic game, so the battle fighting simulation looks like something you might find on an Atari 5200. However, there are nukes in the game, and you can nuke the world into oblivion. (I tried this once, and it admonished me for being such an idiot. And there were no cool pictures). Overall: 3 1/2 out of 5 stars.