59 Best Turn-Based Strategy Games

Turn-based Strategy (also known as TBS) is a type of wargame, where the player takes his turns when playing. Lots of board games are turn-based such as Checker, Hare Games, Reversi, and Chess. In these games, the player needs to define his character, plan his strategy, and take his turn to eliminate the enemies from the field. These games are distinguished from RTS (Real-time Strategy), in which the players play simultaneously. In Turn-based Strategy games, the player can compete against other players from all over the world and can show off your strategic skills to impress and defeat them. The games reward the player with points which he can use to upgrade his skills, weapons, and more. Chess is the best Turn-based Strategy game played between two players turn by turn. In the game, the player takes his turn, move his piece on the board and effort to eliminate as many members as possible of an opponent on the board. Turn-based tactics is another example of these games including the gameplay is characterized by the players’ expectation to accomplish their objectives using the combat forces offered to them.
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XCOM 2: War of the Chosen

XCOM 2: War of the Chosen is a Downloadable Content Pack for the XCOM 2 and focuses on Turn-based Tactics gameplay published by 2K Games and developed by Firaxis Games. The game supports both Single-player and Multiplayer modes and available to play on cross-platform.
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Shadowverse

Shadowverse is a Collectible Card, Single-player and Multiplayer video game published and developed by Cygames for multiple platforms. The game offers an anime-style with reused illustrations from the previous title of the developer, Rage of Bahamut.
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SteamWorld Heist

SteamWorld Heist is an Action-Adventure, Turn-based Strategy, and Single-player video game created and published by Image and Form. The game serves as the third title in the series of SteamWorld and it is the sequel to the SteamWorld Dig.
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Battle Brothers

Battle Brothers is a Turn-based Tactics, Role-playing, Medieval-themed and Strategy video game with emphases on Rogue-like, and Fantasy elements developed and published by Overtype Studios. It takes place in the fantasy environment and lets the player controls a party of a mercenary in a low-power and gritty world.
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Galactic Civilizations II: Dread Lords

Galactic Civilizations II: Dread Lords is a Single-player, Turn-based Strategy and Space video game created and published by Stardock for Microsoft Windows. The game serves as the sequel to Galactic Civilizations and takes place in the 23rd century, where various alien races, with Terrains, scramble to dominate the galaxy, planet by planet.
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Silent Storm: Sentinels

Silent Storm: Sentinels is a Downloadable Content Pack for the original game Silent Storm released in 2003. The game combines Tactical Role-playing, Strategy, and Turn-based elements and supports Single-player mode only. It takes place in the fictional World War II Europe with Sci-fi elements.
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Digimon Heroes!

Digimon Heroes is a Card, Turn-based Combat, Strategy, Single-player and Multiplayer video game developed by Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc. The game offers a card gameplay with Match-3 twist and lets you gather, train, evolve and fight more than 1,000 Digimon characters.
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Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Generation

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Generation is a Trading Card, Strategy, Single-player and Multiplayer video game developed and published by Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. The game offers the variety of cards that represent powerful magical spells, brutal monsters, traps to smite the enemies.
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Chess Ultra

Chess Ultra mixes the Puzzle, Strategy, and Board Game elements developed and published by Ripstone. The game takes place in the stunning graphics and introduces online multiplayer feature with advanced AI system.
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Field of Glory II

Field of Glory II is a Turn-based Strategy, Single-player and Multiplayer Simulation developed by Byzantine Games and published by Slitherine Ltd. The game revolves around the tactical element and takes place during the Rise of Rome from 280 BC to 25 BC.
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Fantasy Wars

Fantasy Wars is a Role-playing, Turn-based Tactics and Strategy video game created by Ino-Co and published by 1C Company. Both Single-player and Multiplayer modes are featured in the game for more exciting fun.
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Kingdom: Classic

Kingdom: Classic is a Single-player, Pixel Graphics, 2D, Survival and Strategy video game offered by Noio and Raw Fury. It offers an exciting gameplay which is a mix of Rough-like, Tower-defense, Medieval and City-building elements and the game takes place in the historical world where you can take on the role of the ruler.
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Civilization II

Civilization II is a Single-player and Multiplayer Turn-based Strategy video game developed and published by MicroProse for Microsoft Windows. The game serves as the part of the Civilization series and offers the similar gameplay like its previous.
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Deck Heroes: Legacy

Deck Heroes: Legacy is a Strategy, Collectible Card, Adventure, and Single-player video game available to play on Android and iOS devices. The game features a variety of cards that you have never seen before and each card has its unique character and abilities.
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Chess Free

Chess Free is a Strategy, Board, Single-player and Multiplayer Puzzle video game developed and published by AI Factory Limited. The game offers you a chance to test your chess skills and compete against your family members and friends.
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Bomber vs. Zombies

Bomber vs. Zombies focuses on Arcade, Strategy and Explosion elements created by Contlex Labs LLP. The game offers an exciting story, in which the darkness takes place in the Earth, and all people considers a better world.
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Combat Mission: Barbarossa to Berlin

Combat Mission: Barbarossa to Berlin (also known as Combat Mission II: Barbarossa to Berlin) is a Strategy, Turn-based Tactics and Single-player Wargame created by Battlefront for Windows. The game takes place in the World War II setting, and it serves as the part of the Combat Mission Series.
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Dragon Quest Rivals

Dragon Quest Rivals is an Adventure, Collectible Card, Strategy, Single-player and Multiplayer video game created and published by Square Enix. The game takes place in the fantasy environment and offers a variety of cards with unique abilities.
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Battle Chasers: Nightwar

Battle Chasers: Nightwar is an Action, Role-playing, Turn-based Combat, Fantasy-based and Single-player video game with Dungeon Crawling elements developed by Airship Syndicate and published by THQ Nordic. The game takes place in the fantasy-based world, and lets the player select his favorite character from available and jump into the world where he has to battle against foes in turn-based combat using his strategies.
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Sid Meier’s Civilization III

Sid Meier’s Civilization III serves as a 3rd entry in the series of Sid Meier’s Civilization created by Firaxis Games and published by Infogrames. The game mixes the Resources Management, 4X, Turn-based Strategy and Business Simulation elements played from an isometric perspective.
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Advance Wars: Days of Ruin

Advance Wars: Days of Ruin focuses on Turn-based Tactics and Strategy gameplay created by Intelligent Systems and published by Nintendo. The game offers both Single-player and Multiplayer modes and serves as the fourth title in the series of Advance Wars.
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King’s Bounty: Crossworlds

King’s Bounty: Crossworlds is basically an expansion pack of King’s Bounty: Armored Princess. This wonderful Medieval Era Tactical-RPG allows you to engage yourself into the epic battles and combats against the enemies like Orcs and win epic battles to expand the kingdoms and eliminate the always threatening enemies.
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AtWar

AtWar is a Strategy, Turn-based Tactics, War, Single-player and Multiplayer video game developed by IvanStorm. The game is played from a top-down perspective and mix the grand strategy and turn-based elements.
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Romance of the Three Kingdoms 13

Romance of the Three Kingdoms 13 mixes the elements of Grand Strategy, Role-playing, and Strategy Simulation created and published by Koei Tecmo Games Co, Ltd. The game has Single-player mode only and serves as the thirteenth entry in the series of Romance of the Three Kingdoms.
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Battle Chess: Game of Kings

Battle Chess: Game of Kings is an Action, Board, Strategy and Turn-based Tactics Chess Simulation developed by Olde Skuul and published by Interplay Entertainment. The game comes with both Single-player and Multiplayer modes and serves as the remake of the game Battle Chess, released in 1988.
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Star Wars Chess

Star Wars Chess mixes the Futurist, Board, Strategy, Turn-based Tactics and Sci-fi elements to offers the Chess-like video game developed and published by Software Toolworks, Inc. The game lets the player to follow the traditional rules of the chess and enable him to command his team on the board and plan his strategy how to remove the opposing team members.
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Terminator 2 Judgment Day: Chess Wars

Terminator 2 Judgment Day: Chess Wars is a 1993 Futuristic, Strategy, Board and Chess-like video game developed by IntraCorp, Inc. and published by Capstone Software. The game features both Single-player and Multiplayer mode and takes place in the sci-fi environment.
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Dark Legions

Dark Legions is an Action, Strategy, Single-player and Multiplayer Chess-like video game created by Silicon Knights and published by Strategic Simulations for Windows. The game features sixteen different types of units and each with its unique characteristics and abilities.
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Onirim

Onirim is a Board, Puzzle, Strategy and Card video game developed by Asmodee Digital for multiple platforms. The game brings an amazing gameplay with the twist of solitaire card element and puts you acts as a dream walker.
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Mabinogi Duel

Mabinogi Duel is a Mobile Trading Card and Role-playing video game developed by Nexon Company. It takes place in the stunning world where you can join Sarah and Remiel on an epic adventure to find the Lake of First Man while interacting with new advisors and companions along the journey.
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Total War: Warhammer II

Total War: Warhammer II mixes the Real-time Tactics and Turn-based Strategy elements and supports both Single-player and Multiplayer video game created by Creative Assembly. The game serves as the part of the Total War series, and it takes place in the Warhammer Fantasy fictional Universe.
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Titan Brawl

Titan Brawl is an Action, Multiplayer Online Battle Arena and Strategy video game developed by Omnidrone for Android and iOS. The game has both Single-player and Multiplayer modes as well as PvP Arena.
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Sid Meier’s Gettysburg!

Sid Meier’s Gettysburg is a Single-player and Multiplayer Strategy video game with Real-time Wargame elements developed by Firaxis Games and published by Electronic Arts. The game introduces two different factions such as the Union and the Confederate, and the battle takes place in the American Civil War.
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Might and Magic: Duel of Champions

Might and Magic: Duel of Champions is a Strategy, Collectible Card, Turn-based Combat, Single-player and Multiplayer video game developed and published by Ubisoft. The game takes place in the legendary Universe of Forgotten Realms and introduces a variety of characters.
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Making History: The Great War

Making History: The Great War mixes the elements of Grand Strategy, World War I, Turn-based and Simulation developed by Muzzy Lane Software and published by Factus Games. The game features several independent nations and lets the player select one of them to jump into the battle.
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Race for the Galaxy

Race for the Galaxy mixes the Card, Board and Strategy elements developed and published by Temple Gates Games LLC for Android, iOS, and Microsoft Windows. The game takes place in the science-fiction environment where you have to advance your empire by placing powerful cards to create technological developments on different planets.
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Frozen Synapse

Frozen Synapse published and developed by Mode 7 Games is a Single-player and Multiplayer Turn-based Tactics video game. The game offers a stunning Dystopian Cyberpunk and puts the player in charge of a small team of combatants.
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Teelonians: Clan Wars

Teelonians: Clan Wars is a Strategy, Turn-based Tactics, and Single-player video game played from a side-scroll perspective. The game takes place in the incredible world invaded by enemies. You assume the role of the commander and your primary objective is to recruit your army before getting into the world and place them in the proper place to fend off the enemy armies and kill them before reaching to your unit.
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Total Domination: Reborn

Total Domination: Reborn is a Mobile Strategy, Shooting and Post-apocalyptic video game with Massively Multiplayer Online elements developed and published by Plarium Global Ltd. It takes place in the wasteland and lets you build up your empire, recruit your army and equip them with deadly weapons.
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Space Empires V

Space Empires V is a 2006 Turn-based Strategy, Single-player and Multiplayer video game developed by Malfador Machinations and published by Strategy First. The game introduces various technologies and races from its previous title Space Empires IV.
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Stratego: Next Edition

Stratego: Next Edition is a 2011 Turn-based Strategy and Multiplayer Board game developed and published by Games Factory Online for Nintendo DS. Before starting the game, the player must polish his strategy skills and jump into the battlefield to take down enemies.
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Sid Meier’s Civilization IV: Colonization

Sid Meier’s Civilization IV: Colonization mixes the Real-time Strategy, and Turn-based elements developed by Firaxis Games and published by 2K Games. It is the remake of the turn-based strategy game Sid Meier’s Civilization: Colonization released in 1994 and lets the player control shelters from one of four nations such as Netherlands, England, France and Spain.
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Hogs of War

Hogs of War mixes the Turn-based Tactics, Strategy, and Artillery-based elements developed by Infogrames Sheffield House and published by Infogrames. The game includes both Single-player and Multiplayer modes and available to play on multiple platforms.
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Dawn of Titans

Dawn of Titans is a Mobile Strategy, Single and Multiplayer video game developed by NaturalMotionGames Ltd. The game takes place in the stimulating environment populated with thousands of players from across the world.
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Shattered Union

Shattered Union is a Turn-based Tactics and Strategy video game published by 2K Games and developed by PopTop Software. The game takes place in the alternative history of the United States of America, where the presidential candidate named as David Jefferson Adams has been elected the president of USA.
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Warfare 1917

Warfare 1917 is a Tactical, Artillery-based, Strategy and War video game developed and published by Armor Games available to play on the Browser. There are two types of Armies such as Germany and British.
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Hero Academy

Hero Academy is an addictive Turn-based Tactical, and Strategy video game developed and published by Robot Entertainment and supports up to Two-player. The game mixes the board and strategy elements and offers the chess-like gameplay, in which the player has to take turns and move his units on a board to attack the opposing team’s units and destroy them to progress through the game.
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First Strike: Final Hour

First Strike: Final Hour is an Action, Real-Time Strategy, War, and Single-player Simulation developed and published by Blindflug Studios AG. The game offers a thrilling environment, and it introduces up to twelve nuclear superpowers of the world.
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Brass

Brass is a Strategy, Economic, and Classic Board game developed and published by Cublo. The game takes place in England during the industrial revolution and available to play on Android and iOS.
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Ticket to Ride

Ticket to Ride combines the elements of Strategy, Turn-based, and Classic Board. The game is available to play on cross-platforms developed Days of Wonder. It takes place on the world map and puts you on an epic adventure where you must score points as you can for claiming routes on the map.
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