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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
Stratego® Multiplayer Premium
Lost Cities
Blokus™ – Attack, Block & Defend!
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.

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

"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 the Year - Nominee
Best Children's Game App - Winner
Best Family...

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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...

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

RISK: Global Domination

SMG Studio

NOW WITH FULL ONLINE MULTIPLAYER 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 across the...

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...

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

Splendor™: The Board Game

Asmodee Digital

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 resources to acquire mines, transportation methods, and artisans who will allow you to turn raw gems into beautiful jewels, attract nobles and earn prestige.

Press Reviews and awards:
**...

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...

Stone Age: The Board Game
Stone Age: The Board Game
Stone Age: The Board Game

Stone Age: The Board Game

Campfire Creations

Lead your tribe in collecting resources, trading at the river, and building your village to become the most powerful chief.  Based on the award-winning board game.

(5/5) "One of the best titles I have played all year and a must have for strategy fans." - iOS Board Games
(5/5) "Its elegance will...

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...

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...

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 !!!...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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Blokus™ – Attack, Block & Defend!

Blokus™ – Attack, Block & Defend!

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 possible by connecting corners. Just be careful, because other players will try to block you as they place their own pieces. Set your strategy and stake your claim before they do! The player with the fewest squares on remaining pieces is the winner!

Game Features:

● Play with your friends and family on one device with Pass and Play mode!
● Use power-ups to destroy blocks, freeze your opponent, search for traps, morph your pieces, and get out of tough situations!
● Log in every day to collect a Mystery Box reward!
● Complete dozens of in-game achievements to earn even more rewards!
● Amazing strategic gameplay, and fun visual effects!
● Game Center & Facebook integration allows you to lock in your progress!
● Challenge yourself with 3 different skill levels!
● In-game hints help you out when you're stuck!
● Upgrade to the full version to remove video ads!

Blokus mobile brings the classic family strategy game right to your device!

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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 single player Stratego comes with a new and improved AI opponent, with adjustable difficulty to match your skills. Play as many battles as you like, and keep track of your tactical skills in the overall battle statistics. Defeat the enemy in a ‘classic’ 40 v/s 40 battle game, a ‘quick’ 16 v/s 16 battle or play a full Stratego campaign. Attack and Defend your army and nation in this tactical war game and become a true hero in battle.

• Unlimited Stratego battles
Play as many Stratego games as you like, with unlimited enemy setups and strategies.
You have to play tactical with a great defense or attack plan.

• Single Player Stratego AI Engine
A completely new Stratego engine to challenge beginners and veteran commanders alike.
Refine tactics to match the countless playing styles of the opponents. Watch how they fall for your ultimate strategic bluff! Make sure you defend your flag, as opponents will send their armies to capture it!

• Play offline Stratego any time and everywhere, no internet required for this Strategy game!
No live internet connection is needed to play a thrilling game of Jumbo's Stratego. So you can just play offline anywhere you want! Don't wait for human players that don't respond or quit the game halfway through. No internet, just like the official boardgame, but more fun and challenging battles than any other multiplayer defense game online.

• Classic Stratego, Campaign and Quick battles
Play Stratego in the classic 40 vs 40 setup. Battle through a war campaign map with great challenges and a good story. Or choose a Quick battle and prove you can fight with an army of only 16 soldiers.

• Multiple Campaigns
Show your Strategic skills in the campaign mode and win 10 battles in a row against unique enemy setups. Unlock new campaigns and fight against Napoleon Bonaparte and other great world leaders on the battlefield. This additional purchasable campaign features 15 exciting campaign levels that will take you all across the wars in Europe during the 19th century. Visit the city of Paris and ice cold Moscow, see the pyramids in Egypt and finish with the famous war battle of Waterloo.

• New unit rank design
You can battle with the official Stratego army units known from Jumbo's board game or select the fun new unit styles that are optimized for mobile. The units have great HD Graphics and their ranks are made clear for easy playing on your mobile device. The graveyard menu will show stats off fallen units for easy gameplay.

• Difficulty setting
Set the engine to the mode that suits your strategic skills best.
Are you a beginner or can you handle the clash in the star mode for true warfare leaders.
This Stratego game also has a great tutorial that will teach Stratego and will help to improve tactical skills.

• Customizable setups
Select one of the army presets made by Stratego pros and champions. Or customize them to your liking for your best defense setup. Your customized board setup will be stored for future battles.

**NO INTERNET CONNECTION REQUIRED**
You don’t need an internet connection and you don’t need to wait for other players to join.
Are you a strategic player? Do you like board games and tower defense games? Interested in real time war games? You’ll love Stratego! Defend your Flag and don’t hesitate any longer. Download and Install NOW and prove your battle and strategy skills with Stratego® Single Player!

NOTE:
Please contact Youda at [email protected] if you have any issues or suggestions, we would love to help!

Get ready for the ultimate strategy war game and join the rapidly expanding group of Stratego fans : https://www.facebook.com/Stratego

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]

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 opportunities for inventive play. The result is a chess-like dance where players rely on their wits to outmaneuver their opponent. When the board is complete and a game is finished, a unique palette emerges from the way the colors have mixed as they were played on the board.

Sature was created by S.S.64 Games. For more info: www.ss64games.com/sature