15 Best Turn-Based Strategy Games for Mac OS

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


Sproggiwood by Freehold Games is a marvelous addition to the Turn-based Strategy and RPG genre. The game offers beautiful rogue-like aesthetics and is set in a world of beautiful Finnish mythological world.

Sid Meier’s Colonization

Sid Meier’s Colonization (also known as Colonization) is a Turn-based Strategy and Single-player video game created and published by MicroProse. The game takes place in the historical-themed world in 1942 and introduces different factions such as The Netherlands, England, Spain, and France.

Out There

Out There is an Adventure, Rogue-like and Single-player video game developed by Mi-Clos Studio for multiple platforms. The story of the game takes place in the futurist 22nd century, in which there are limited resources remain on the planet Earth, and the humanity is going to end.