A simulation game attempts to copy various activities in real life in the form of a games for various purposes: training, analysis, or prediction. Usually there are no strictly defined goals in the game, just running around, playing as a character. Well-known examples are military exercise|war games, business games, and role play simulation.
Starting from three basic types of strategic, planning and learning exercises: games, simulations and case studies,- a number of hybrids may be considered, among which are simulation games and simulation games used as case studies.
The comparisons of the merits of simulation games versus other teaching techniques have been carried out by many researchers and a number of comprehensive reviews have been published.