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Best Strategy Game Apps

We think the best games are the ones that make you think. And this collection of awesome strategy games definitely requires the thinking cap. Kids as young as 8 can enjoy fairly tricky games that require planning ahead, learning from past mistakes, and having fun all at the same time.

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AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Just like the classic board game but with big explosions.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2010)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Classic gets futuristic face-lift, smartphone-friendly play.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2010)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Classic time-management game serves up frenzied food fun.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Terrific strategy game does a lot with very little.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Incredibly engaging RPG about battling fantasy creatures.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2011)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Great strategy game with comic but slightly scary violence.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2010)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Lots of guns, but no fighting shown in virtual board game.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2010)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Tweens learn a bit about business management in frothy app.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2010)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Updated classic urban-building sim shines as an app.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2010)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Space-themed strategy game is difficult but rewarding.
csm_app
Devices: iPad
(2014)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Clever update to popular app, but now with in-app purchases.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2013)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Monkeys pop balloons in tower defense game; needs tutorial.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Excellent translation of board game, but one player only.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2011)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
A deeply immersive history sim with some war play.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch
(2010)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Tower defense game entertains with bloodless combat.
csm_app
Devices: Android, Kindle Fire
(2011)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Tower defense game breaks mold with heavy focus on strategy.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Shoot-'em-up game not afraid to embrace its ridiculousness.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Slow & steady kills the (human) race in disease-design app.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2012)

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