(VGA) Planets is a turn-based space strategy game, played originally as play-by-email. It focuses heavily on top-level strategy, diplomacy, and detailed logistics. It is a simple-yet-complex game with basic graphics, and has been recently re-worked such that it can be played in a browser (hosted on www.Planets.nu). It has been played since 1992, and is still going strong. The downside (or upside?) is that it’s a game where you need to commit several months of playing to see a game to completion, but you have plenty of time to think, communicate and strategise.