I love this episode. My #2 of the season behind Q Who. Ignoring the clip show, it's quite the strong conclusion. Good episode for Riker, Worf, and Data. Wesley was a git with his cheating though.
It was nice seeing the Constellation-class model again. I love the kitbash history behind it. It has parts from Enterprise, Gundam and Battleship Yamato models. I wish they used that model more often. I think it was used a total of 4 times in TNG. I saw the model at a recent Star Trek exhibit, and the Hathaway name is still visible underneath the Valkyrie (an injoke) name it has now.
I like the two Strategema games. The ultimate conclusion is a nice parallel to Wargames - "the only winning move is not to play." In this case, the way to "win" is not to play to win.