A Turn Based Strategy Game or TBS is a type of video game. The primary gameplay of this type of game does not take place in real time as it does in RTS games, but instead works with a system of turns during which the game is paused. Turn based strategy games provide a nice introduction to strategy games for inexperienced players since they are never a race against the clock in terms of gameplay. Some examples of popular turn based strategy games are Civilization 4 and Heroes of Might and Magic 5. For more on strategy games, read our article on RTS games.