These last days, I began to play Armageddon Empires. Currently part of the Humble Bundle weekly that will finish tomorrow (September 11, not much time left, pay what you want for this game and three others).
This is a post-apocalyptic turn-based strategy game (single player only against one or more AI opponents). This is designed to be a hybrid of traditional strategy board games along with some elements of card game. Created by one guy in 2007, this indie game received good reviews, but is not well known.
There is no in game tutorial, you have to read the manual (or the online tutorials). Once you understand how the interface works (this is not so complicated), this is a very interesting game of exploration and conquest. The resources in this harsh world are very limited, so you can’t build big armies, each unit is important. The graphics are simple and functional with nice art for the cards. According to this review, a default sized map can be completed in a few hours when playing against one A.I. opponent
I just learned the basics and I haven’t finish my first game yet. I really like this game so far. The scarcity of resources creates a suspenseful “post-apocalyptic atmosphere”. This is challenging, without being too much time consuming.
To know more about the gameplay, you can read detailed reviews on the net, like this one or the wikipedia article. Official site (with downloadable manual and demo)
If you like turn-based strategy games (or want to try one), this Humble Bundle is a good offer. Armageddon Empires is not on Steam and is rarely on sale.