What is a strategy and what is a tactic? My son, Aaron, explained it to me so easily on a subway ride recently.
In Monopoly he clued in that buying railroads is a good way to make money. As the owner of all 4 railroads, you get at least $800 on one trip around the board where someone lands on each railroad at least once. Aaron likes that.
A tactic is buying a railroad for $200.
A strategy is knowing that 4 railroads have a high chance of people landing on them and the return on 4 is as good as many properties with hotels. That is, the return on investment for $800 worth of railroads is as good if not better than any other property on the board.
That's the difference between strategy and a tactic.
By the way some strategies on winning Monopoly. Just one includes railroads though. B&O Railroad, Illinios and the GO space are the 3 most commonly landed on spaces, who knew? I dunno about not having all 4 railroads as a great idea -- the cash flow from railroads seems constant with very little investment. I guess you depend on winning with JUST having railroads.