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The Best Strategy Based Board Games

Strategy board games require another level of thought as the you can impact the other players possible moves, and vice versa. You need to plan your piece movement, and you can consider not only helping yourself, but possibly blocking your opponent. Games can range from Risk to Ticket To Ride as long as the board games emphasize strategy.

Potion Explosion
Blokus™ The Official Game
Lost Cities
Stratego® Multiplayer Premium
Stratego® Single Player

Best Apps

Highest scored apps in the category

Simple controls
Antihero - Digital Board Game

Antihero

Versus Evil

Antihero is a fantastic addition to anyone's strategy game collection.

Antihero, the digital strategy board game where you're a master thief and run a thieves guild to plunder the city, is now on iOS.

Through the Ages
Through the Ages

Through the Ages

Czech Games Edition

Build your civilization turn by turn.

Civilization Revolution is a great turn based strategy game, and Through the Ages has similar concepts fashioned into a board game. You need to play cards at the right time to build your small tribe up with technological advancements, better governments, and grand wonders.

Where will you go?
Ticket to Ride

Ticket to Ride

Asmodee Digital

The train is boarding, are you ready to win?

Ticket to Ride is based on the classic train board game. This mobile version offers online multiplayer with the game community and Pass and Play mode for up to four opponents. There is an online and offline Hall of Fame, maps with original artwork, and a turn-by-turn in-game tutorial. Claim routes, score points, and come out a winner.

Armello
Armello

Armello

League of Geeks

A grand scale board game with fantastical card based elements.

Your ultimate goal is to become king or queen of Armello as you'll quest, scheme, hire agents, explore, vanquish monsters, cast spells and face off against other players. There's an ornate 3D depiction of the world of Armello to be immersed in the fantasy RPG style, while still connecting with the familiar card the tabletop board game elements.

Also Good

Apps with average score

Forbidden Island
Forbidden Island
Forbidden Island

Forbidden Island

Button Mash Games Inc.

"Forbidden Island is honestly one of the best apps I have ever played on iOS." -- BoardGameGeek.com

"Beautiful graphics reproduce the look and feel of the original game." -- Wired.com: GeekDad

"Two thumbs up! I highly recommend it!" -- The Dice Tower

** Awards **

BoardGameGeek iOS Board Game Awards 2011:
iOS Board Game of...

Collect ingredients
Potion Explosion
Potion Explosion

Potion Explosion

Asmodee Digital

"Voted best 50 mobile games of 2017"

** The Fifth Ingredient expansion is now available! You'll meet the Professors, concoct unbelievable new Potions and unleash a new ingredient, the Ghost Ectoplasm, in this madcap expansion! The Fifth Ingredient also adds Reward and Scolding tokens. **

The official adaptation of Potion Explosion, the...

Blokus™ The Official Game
Blokus™ The Official Game
Blokus™ The Official Game

Blokus™ The Official Game

Magmic Inc.

Download the official Blokus App, and play the strategy game your whole family can enjoy!

Plan ahead, move corner to corner, protect your territory, and strategically block your opponents!

The popular family board game is available as an app! Start with 21 pieces and try to play as many of them as...

Plague Inc.
Plague Inc.
Plague Inc.

Plague Inc.

Ndemic Creations

Can you infect the world? Plague Inc. is a unique mix of high strategy and terrifyingly realistic simulation.

Your pathogen has just infected 'Patient Zero'. Now you must bring about the end of human history by evolving a deadly, global Plague whilst adapting against everything humanity can do to defend...

Splendor™: The Board Game
Splendor™: The Board Game
Splendor™: The Board Game

Splendor™: The Board Game

Asmodee Digital

***The Strongholds expansion is available now! Build fortresses or destroy those of your opponents to gain a decisive advantage and develop new strategies that will lead to victory!***

The OFFICIAL digital adaptation of the best-selling board game Splendor.
In Splendor, you embody a rich merchant during the Renaissance. You will use your...

Pandemic introduction
Pandemic: The Board Game
Pandemic: The Board Game

Pandemic: The Board Game

Asmodee Digital

As skilled members of a disease-fighting team, you must keep four deadly diseases at bay while discovering their cures. Travel the world, treat infections, and find cures.
You must work as a team to succeed. The clock is ticking as outbreaks and epidemics fuel the spreading plagues. Can you find...

D&D Lords of Waterdeep
D&D Lords of Waterdeep
D&D Lords of Waterdeep

D&D Lords of Waterdeep

Playdek, Inc.

*Cross platform online play! Join your friends on other platforms!*
*New In-game chat feature. Stay connected while playing online!*
*Newly designed horizontal layout for better screen usage!*

Wizards of the Coast and Playdek present the award-winning Dungeons & Dragons board game Lords of Waterdeep!

Now available: The award-winning Dungeons & Dragons® expansion for Lords...

RISK: Global Domination
RISK: Global Domination
RISK: Global Domination

RISK: Global Domination

SMG Studio

NOW WITH FULL ONLINE MULTIPLAYER, SPECTATOR MODE AND MATCHMAKING!

Everybody wants to rule the world! Now you can with a new way to play the classic game of RISK. Defend your territories, draft troops, and launch attacks for the ultimate conquest against friends, family, and foes. Want to battle new opponents...

Agricola
Agricola
Agricola

Agricola

Asmodee Digital

G Deck available now to play with!! (English and German translations available for this deck at this time)

Winner of the 2013 Board Game of the Year from Pocket Tactics!

Europe is recovering from some hard times. You and a spouse must grow your 2-room hut and empty farmyard into a productive...

Small World 2
Small World 2
Small World 2

Small World 2

Asmodee Digital

*** HAPPY SUMMER! Download Small World 2 at a very special price from June 22 through 5 July***

"One of the most compelling games for the iPad." MacWorld Magazine, December 2013

== THE MASSIVE SEQUEL TO THE STRATEGY BOARD GAME OF THE YEAR ===

*** Games Magazine - Game of the Year !!!...

Colt Express
Colt Express

Rob trains with strategically timed movement cards.

Colt Express

Colt Express

Asmodee Digital

A port of the train robbery board game that lets you scheme your way to pulling off a big score. Your opponents are trying to do the same thing, and you each play a movement card during your turn. Then, you watch it unfold and try to change your strategy...

Eight-Minute Empire
Eight-Minute Empire

Another official board game port, and this one allows 2-5 players to compete for map domination in quick sessions.

Eight-Minute Empire

Eight-Minute Empire

Acram Digital

The official version of the board game - Eight-Minute Empire, by Ryan Laukat.

AWARDS & HONORS
2013 Golden Geek Best Family Board Game Nominee
2013 Golden Geek Best Print & Play Board Game Nominee
2014 Gioco dell’Anno Nominee
2014 Hra roku Nominee

Build an empire in around eight minutes!

Recruit troops to strengthen your army
Command your forces...

Neuroshima Hex
Neuroshima Hex
Neuroshima Hex

Neuroshima Hex

Portal Games

AWARDS:
"iOS Game of the Year"
Game Shark

"Best Card/Board Game - Runner Up"
TouchGen

PRESS QUOTES:
"With great production values the board game has been translated to perfection."
TouchGen (9/10, Editor's Choice)

"Would I Buy Again: Absolutely."
What's On iPhone (9/10)

"Neuroshima Hex is a board game that almost seems like it was destined for the App Store […]"
App Spy...

Neuroshima Hex Puzzle
Neuroshima Hex Puzzle
Neuroshima Hex Puzzle

Neuroshima Hex Puzzle

Portal Games

Still not tired of scraping evil machines, shooting raging mutans, facing bloodthirsty gangers and anihilating human kind – or what’s left of it? So come on and continue your journey in the world of Neuroshima Hex. This postapocaliptic world is still full of struggle and troubles. Lead your troops and...

Lost Cities
Lost Cities
Lost Cities

Lost Cities

TheCodingMonkeys

Lost Cities by the world-renowned board-game author Reiner Knizia takes you on a journey to undiscovered countries and mythical places. Compete against a friend, a stranger or one of 4 different computer players, in what has been called a "two player Solitaire with an extra portion of suspense". Designed and...

A Brief History of the World
A Brief History of the World
A Brief History of the World

A Brief History of the World

Codito Development Inc.

Take a sweeping ride through the history of mankind in the famous board game from Ragnar Brothers!

"4/5: Conquering a country is really cathartic and very intuitive. The app works well and is clean and polished. Very fun… I definitely recommend you pick this one up!" - BoardGameGeek.com

"4/5: Fun … strategy...

Stratego® Multiplayer Premium
Stratego® Multiplayer Premium
Stratego® Multiplayer Premium

Stratego® Multiplayer Premium

Youda Games Holding B.V.

Join the battle! Play Jumbo's original strategy multiplayer board game.

Play the best Strategy game ever!
The classic board game of battlefield strategy, now available on iOS! Do you have what it takes to achieve victory against players all over the world on the battlefield? Defeat your opponents in the official Stratego...

Stratego® Single Player
Stratego® Single Player
Stratego® Single Player

Stratego® Single Player

Youda Games Holding B.V.

Play the best Strategy game ever!
Stratego® Official Single Player from Jumbo is all about good tactics, strategy and cold hard bluff, a combination of chess and poker. A Strategy battle game that has been played by millions of board game players and is now available for your iOS device.

This official...

Stratego® Multiplayer
Stratego® Multiplayer
Stratego® Multiplayer

Stratego® Multiplayer

Youda Games Holding B.V.

Join the battle for FREE! Play Jumbo's original strategy multiplayer board game.

Play the best Strategy game ever!
The classic board game of battlefield strategy, now available on iOS! Do you have what it takes to achieve victory against players all over the world on the battlefield? Defeat your opponents in the...

Sature
Sature
Sature

Sature

Ian Sundstrom

Sature is a game inspired by the experience of being a painter. Drawing from the process of mixing colors on a palette, Sature offers an engrossing turn-based strategy game. Each turn, players place colored tiles on the board. These tiles mix with neighboring colors to create new tactical situations and...