I bought BoP for the Mac and played a cracked version of AoW on PCs.
It was a SlashDot post that got me thinking.
BoP is due a new version using updated ideas (terrorism, CT, globalization, economics) and techniques (game AIs, fuzzy logic). It was also a blast reading through his book and the asumptions for formulas he made.
AAoW was a sort of a real-time war game with simple tactics and strategy, combined arms, and a bunch of different AI-opponent (historical generals). It was challenging, but not as time consuming as Civilization.
XYZXYZXYZ looks like alot of fun to explore.
Update: I removed the screenshots to both games. The assholes at the site (who I gave credit to for the photos…which they do not own copyright to anyways) dropped the images for commercials instead. What a bunch of fuckers. I removed mention/links of them because I do not want to drive any traffic to them.
Update Update: I have reconsidered per the comments below.