A genre (mainly) of {{Video Game}}s. This type of game focuses on elements like gathering and management of [[YouRequireMoreVespeneGas resources]], costruction, expansion, research and exploration. Combat may exist, but isn't the point of pure ConstructionAndManagementGames. [[WideOpenSandbox If]] there is a goal, it usually is to reach a certain settlement size, to gather a certain amount of units of a resource, to construct/research certain objects.

Most {{Space Management Game}}s and VideoGame/CityBuildingSeries games and many RealTimeStrategy games overlap with this, as do many cases of AnEntrepreneurIsYou. Depending on how detailed the interactions are, many can also be considered {{Simulation Game}}s. Most of these take the form of (isometric or 3D) RealTimeStrategy with a NonEntityGeneral, but many take the perspective of individuals in a third-, first-person or {{side view}} as well.

!!{{Trope}}s typically encountered in this genre of games:

* CommandAndConquerEconomy
* NonEntityGeneral
* TechTree
* YouRequireMoreVespeneGas
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!!Examples:
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[[AC:BoardGames]]
* ''TabletopGame/SettlersOfCatan''
* ''TabletopGame/TicketToRide''

[[AC:VideoGames]]
* ''Videogame/EightRealms''
* ''Videogame/AlienLegacy''
* ''VideoGame/AnnoDomini''
** ''VideoGame/{{Anno1404}}''
* ''{{VideoGame/Banished}}''
* ''VideoGame/BattleshipCraft''
* ''Build-a-Lot'' series of {{Casual Video Game}}s
* ''Videogame/{{Caesar}}'' series.
* ''Videogame/ImmortalCitiesChildrenOfTheNile''
* The ''Chocolatier'' series of games from PlayFirst has the player help to rebuild a family chocolate empire after the family has some kind of problem. The first one had a feud between two sisters, the second one had an outsider ingratiate himself with the patriarch and expect to marry the boss's daughter (you help said daughter behind her father's back), and the third one is set in the aftermath of WWII. You must buy and upgrade factories, source ingredients, find or discover or invent recipes, manage your money, and so on.
* ''VideoGame/CitiesInMotion''
* ''VideoGame/CitiesSkylines''
* ''VideoGame/CitiesXL ''
* ''VideoGame/CityBuildingSeries''
* The ''VideoGame/{{Civilization}}'' series
* ''Videogame/{{Clonk}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Colonization}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Constructor}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Corneroids}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Diggles}}''
* ''VideoGame/DungeonKeeper''
* ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress''
* ''VideoGame/EmperorRiseOfTheMiddleKingdom''
* ''Empire Builder''
* ''Eurorails''
* ''Videogame/EvilGenius''
* {{VideoGame/Evony}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Factorio}}''
* ''VideoGame/FalloutShelter''
* ''VideoGame/FreeCiv''
* {{Globulation}}
* ''Hospital Tycoon''
* ''Hotel Giant''
* ''VideoGame/KaijuAGogo''
* ''VideoGame/KerbalSpaceProgram''
* ''VideoGame/KingdomConquest''
* ''VideoGame/KZManager''
* ''VideoGame/{{LEGOLAND}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Majesty}}''
* ''Micropolis''
* ''Videogame/{{Minecraft}}''
* ''Mobility'' (obscure German game about researching the effects of various futuristic proposals on street traffic and pollution)
* ''VideoGame/{{Outpost 2}}''
* ''The Palace Builder - build and landscape for ''ancient regime'' nobles.
* VideoGame/{{Patrician}} (crosses this with merchant/trading game)
* {{VideoGame/Pharaoh}} (like Caesar but in Egypt)
* ''Railroad''
* ''VideoGame/RailroadTycoon''
* ''VideoGame/RedMarch''
* ''Restaurant Empire''
* ''RockRaiders''
* ''VideoGame/RollercoasterTycoon''
* ''Royal Envoy'' - direct rebuilding of communities after a major storm.
* ''VideoGame/SevenDaysToDie''
* ''VideoGame/SidMeiersSimGolf''
* ''VideoGame/SimCity''
** ''VideoGame/SimCity2013''
* ''VideoGame/SimSafari''
* ''VideoGame/TheSims'' franchise can be played as this.
* ''VideoGame/SimTower ''
* ''Simutrans''
* ''VideoGame/SpaceEngineers''
* ''VideoGame/SpaceRun''
* ''VideoGame/{{Startopia}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Stonehearth}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Stranded}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Stronghold}}''
* ''VideoGame/ThemeHospital''
* ''VideoGame/ThemePark''
* ''VideoGame/ThisWarOfMine''
* ''Townsmen''
* ''Videogame/TransportTycoon''
* ''VideoGame/{{Tropico}}''
* ''VideoGame/WarForTheOverworld''
* ''VideoGame/{{Westward}}'' series of {{Casual Video Game}}s--borderline combat-heavy
* ''Wettlauf Ins All''
* ''Winemaker'' - Inherit grandfather's vineyard, gather pieces of a family blend recipe, buy supplies, grow and harvest grapes, make wine, fill orders, reassemble estranged members of an international winemakers' guild.
* ''VideoGame/ZooTycoon''
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