One of my favorite game mechanics is Area control. I love that it in general causes player interaction, and often negative player interaction. But... I don't have enough of it in my life. I think my two main games with strong Area Control that leads to player interaction of #Scythe (on the lower scale) and #Root (on the higher scale).
This is definitely a mechanic I need more of. What are you favorite Area Control games?
Why do you like area control? Or... why do you hate it?