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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.

Lost Cities
Potion Explosion
Stratego ® Single Player
Stratego Multiplayer
Stratego Multiplayer Premium

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.

Plague Inc.
Plague Inc.

Plague Inc

Ndemic Creations

Can you infect the world

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 itself.

Brilliantly executed with innovative gameplay and built from the...

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Apps with average score

Where will you go?
Ticket to Ride - Train Game

The train is boarding, are you ready to win?

Ticket to Ride - Train Game

Ticket to Ride - Train Game

Asmodee Digital

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...

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...

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

RISK: Global Domination

SMG Studio

Battle opponents in strategic warfare in the official digital version of the classic Hasbro board game loved by millions. Fight against the Axis Powers in WWI, survive war games against undead zombies and battle on fantasy, futuristic and sci-fi maps. Download RISK Global Domination for free now!

- Build an army...

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

Our digital adaptation:
2017 Golden Geek Best Board Game App Nominee
2017 Golden Geek Best Mobile/Handheld Nominee

The board game:
2013 Golden Geek Best Family Board Game Nominee
2013 Golden Geek Best Print & Play Board Game Nominee
2014 Gioco dell’Anno Nominee
2014...

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...

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...

Armello
Armello

A grand scale board game with fantastical card based elements.

Armello

Armello

League of Geeks

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...

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...

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!*
*In-game chat feature. Stay connected while playing online!*

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

Also available: The award-winning Dungeons & Dragons® expansions for Lords of Waterdeep – Scoundrels of Skullport and Undermountain!

Welcome...

Small World - The Board Game
Small World - The Board Game
Small World - The Board Game

Small World - The Board Game

Asmodee Digital

CONTROL FANTASY RACES, SET OFF TO CONQUER NEW LANDS, OVERTHROW YOUR ENEMIES AND CLAIM THE VICTORY!
In this digital adaptation of the legendary board game, dive into a world inhabited by whimsical fantasy races.
Take control of the dwarfs, wizards, amazons, giants, orcs or even humans. Then send out your troops to...

Collect ingredients
Potion Explosion
Potion Explosion

Potion Explosion

Horrible Guild

"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...

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

Pandemic: The Board Game

Asmodee Digital

Can you save humanity? Pandemic is a co-op strategy game adapted from the award winning board game.
Humanity is on the brink of extinction. As members of an elite disease control team, you’re the only thing standing in the way of the four deadly diseases spreading across the world. You must...

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...

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...

Neuroshima Hex
Neuroshima Hex
Neuroshima Hex

Neuroshima Hex

Portal Games

Control an army struggling for survival in the post-apocalyptic world. Choose one of the 4 unique factions—Moloch, Borgo, The Outpost, The Hegemony—and defeat your opponent in tactical warfare. Play solo against an AI opponent or against a human player in an asynchronous cross-platform multiplayer mode.
Prove that you have what it...

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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 farm. You must sow and reap, raise animals and expand your family in order to thrive. Europe in the 17th century: a tough time to be a farmer!

Agricola is a family-friendly strategy game. Simple to understand and great fun, Agricola lets everyone play to the end in a race to see who can build the most productive farm.

Easy To Play
Agricola is a turn-based game, played in six Stages and 14 Rounds. On a turn, players place a family member token on a location in town in order to collect resources or to take actions to improve their farm. They can get building materials such as Wood and Clay, plow fields and sow crops, or build fences to keep animals. New actions become available at the start each round and resources get replenished on any taken in the previous round.

At harvest crops are reaped, newborn animals arrive and you must feed your family. Growing your family gives you more actions but means you have more mouths to feed!

The player with the most productive and advanced farm at the end of 14 rounds is the winner. Victory points are awarded for the number of fields and pastures you have, as well as for crops and animals. Additional points are awarded for extension and renovation of the family’s home, for the number of family members, and for played Occupation and Improvement cards. Players lose one point for each unused farmyard space.

An award-winning board game and player favorite since 2007, Agricola is now available as a universal game application.

Brought to you by Playdek, Agricola establishes a new benchmark for iPad board gaming.

Features:
•4 Game play modes: Family Game; Basic Game; Solo Play; Solo Series
•1-5 players
•Included AI opponents
•Pass-and-play multiplayer (2-5 players)
•Asynchronous or real-time online play (2-5 players)
•Universal game application – buy once and play on all your devices
•Game Center Achievements
•Selectable Online game clocks
•Rematch button for online and offline matches
•“Next Game” button takes you to your next asynchronous online game
•Matchmaking
•Player Rankings
•Multiple Player Profiles (for households)
•Select your Family Token art for your profile
•Game tutorials for interface, game play and strategy
•Rule Book and Card Gallery to review game text and effects
•Options for Music and SFX, game speed and animation speed, and confirmation pop-ups
•Game overview, turn log and game event calendar to support asynchronous play
•Retina support
•iPhone / iPod 5 screen support
•Localizations: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Brazilian Portuguese

From Playdek, the award-winning publisher and developer:
•D&D Lords of Waterdeep - 5 stars on PocketTactics & AppAddicts!!
•Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer (Golden Geek, 2011 – Boardgamegeek.com)
•Summoner Wars (Golden Geek, 2012 – Boardgamegeek.com; Game of the Year 2012, Pockettactics.com; Game of the Year, Board/Card, 2012 - Gamezebo)
•Tanto Cuore
•Nightfall
•Fluxx
•Penny Arcade the Game: Gamers vs Evil
•Can’t Stop
•Food Fight iOS

Splendor™: The Board Game

Splendor™: The Board Game

Asmodee Digital

USE YOUR RESOURCES AND RECRUIT ARTISANS TO COLLECT GEMS AND BECOME THE MOST INFLUENTIAL MERCHANT OF THE RENAISSANCE

The OFFICIAL digital adaptation of the famous board game. As a wealthy Renaissance merchant, you can invest in mines and recruit the most renowned artisans. Create a commercial empire of diamonds and gems to attract the nobles of the time and earn glory and prestige!
Turn-taking is fast: you have one and one only action! Watch your opponents, anticipate their actions and save your best cards. Try different tactics and strategies because only one player will become the richest and most influential guild master!

Press reviews and awards:
**Spielbox: "The app is a sparkling jewel…"
**Pocket Tactics: "... I'm not sure there's a better looking board game app on the market."
**Pocket Gamer: "... it's a sure-fire winner."
**Jeux Video Magazine: "Splendor does honor to the genre with efficient gameplay mechanics."
**BoardGameGeek: Elected Best Board Game App in 2015

Features:
- The digital version of the famous award-winning board game created by Marc André and published by Space Cowboys
- 1 to 4 players:
- Play in single-player mode against different AI opponents
- Challenge your friends in local multi-player or battle guilds from all over the world in online mode!
- A special single-player mode: the Challenges. Complete the challenges set in 15th and 16th century scenarios that will really put your skills to the test.
- Two expansions available: set off to discover the greatest cities in Europe with The Cities, or fine-tune your strategies and fight against your opponents with The Strongholds. The expansions are available in game stores now!!


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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 official Stratego ® Multiplayer battles!

- "I had completely forgotten how much fun the classic strategy board game Stratego was!" - Kotaku
- "We’ve had a chance to play it, and fans of the board game version have plenty to be excited about!" - Gamezebo
- " Stratego® Multiplayer is by far the best digital version of the old board game classic I’ve ever played!" - Gamezone

Stratego is all about tactics, strategy and cold hard bluff, a combination of chess and poker. Millions of copies of this classic board game have been sold worldwide.

The new version of Stratego appeals to a much broader audience. From kids to adults, beginners and hardcore Stratego© players, both male and female.
Get ready for the ultimate strategy game and join the rapidly expanding group of Stratego fans!

• Challenge your friends
Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer: the Stratego friends list makes it easy to challenge your friends, and you can also add players you recently met in battle to your friends list.

• Ranked Matches
Do you have what it takes to become the best Stratego player in the world?
Fight against Generals and Marshalls! You will play against people of your own level and rise on the leaderboard to challenge the world champions of Stratego!

• Unlimited Stratego battles
Play as many battles as you like free to play.

• Classic, and Quick battles
Play Stratego in the classic 40 vs 40 setup or choose a Quick battle and prove your strategic skills with an army of only 16 units.

• New unit rank design
The look of the units has been completely re-styled for a better recognition of the ranks. You can still switch to ‘classic’ style if you like. And we will add more styles in the future.

• Customizable setups
Customize your setups and save them for future battles.

Protect your flag against your enemies, and make sure to capture your opponent’s flag first! See you on the battlefield.
Are you a strategic player? You’ll love Stratego! Don’t hesitate any longer general. Install NOW and prove your strategic skills with Stratego® Multiplayer!

If you have comments or complaints please contact us: [email protected]

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 ® Multiplayer battles!

- "I had completely forgotten how much fun the classic strategy board game Stratego was!" - Kotaku
- "We’ve had a chance to play it, and fans of the board game version have plenty to be excited about!" - Gamezebo
- " Stratego® Multiplayer is by far the best digital version of the old board game classic I’ve ever played!" - Gamezone

Stratego is all about tactics, strategy and cold hard bluff, a combination of chess and poker. Millions of copies of this classic board game have been sold worldwide.

The new version of Stratego appeals to a broad audience. From kids to adults, beginners and hardcore Stratego© players, both male and female.
Get ready for the ultimate strategy game and join the rapidly expanding group of Stratego fans!

• Challenge your friends
Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer: the Stratego friends list makes it easy to challenge your friends, and you can also add players you recently met in battle to your friends list.

• Ranked Matches
Do you have what it takes to become the best Stratego player in the world?
Fight against Generals and Marshalls! You will play against people of your own level and rise on the leaderboard to challenge the world champions of Stratego!

• Unlimited Stratego battles
Play as many battles as you like!

• Classic, and Quick battles
Play Stratego in the classic 40 vs 40 setup or choose a Quick battle and prove your strategic skills with an army of only 10 units.

• New unit rank design
The look of the units has been completely re-styled for a better recognition of the ranks. You can still switch to ‘classic’ style if you like. And we will add more styles in the future.

• Customizable setups
Customize your setups and save them for future battles.

Protect your flag against your enemies, and make sure to capture your opponent’s flag first! See you on the battlefield.
Are you a strategic player? You’ll love Stratego! Don’t hesitate any longer general. Install NOW and prove your strategic skills with Stratego® Multiplayer!

If you have comments or questions please contact us: [email protected]