2. Europa Universalis IV
It’s all a bit intimidating as well. Playing as Venice, a merchant republic, your goal might be to get rich through trade, but you could also opt to become a colonial power, or even engage the mighty Ottoman Empire in war. The game has loads of statistics to keep track of – even the inflation rate! As a matter of fact, there are enough stats here to please any wannabe accountant.
In the end though, Europa Universalis IV is so complicated to play that it stretches the definition of “entertainment”. At times it feels like work, so sadly most people will never get into a grand strategy game such as this one.