I'm lucky enough to have some friends that really enjoy strategy games, and even better, they enjoy describing their gameplay to others in an attempt to help those of us that aren't huge strategists understand the joy involved in playing those games. If you find yourself wanting to explore the world of strategy games for all ages, but you're afraid to make the monetary plunge, then you owe it to yourself to stop by their blog for some in-depth reviews.
Read through the different gaming reports by Grant, Tim, and Alexander as they submerse you into the games through their descriptive paragraphs and pictures. Though they just have a well read blog at this time, I'm confident you'll be hearing more from them in the future through different media channels.
Take a moment and visit The Players Aid Blog and read through the archives. You won't be disappointed.
Game on with strategy!