When it comes to strategy games, the educational benefits are noticeably manifest. Learners get to develop a complex set of thinking skills that include strategic, mathematical and computational thinking. They also get to practice and improve other cognitive competencies such as decision making, situational awareness, problem solving and many more. To this end, we have curated for you five of the best strategy game apps (as featured in iTunes App Store) that will help your students and kids reap the cognitive benefits of gamified learning.
1- March of Empires‘Brace yourself for an age of massive medieval war, where you will march over your rivals’ burning remains in an all-out quest to conquer! Fortify your castle, forge an army and enter the ultimate MMO of global domination! But as your civilization grows, you’ll clash with ambitious powers, and only one king can claim the throne! ‘2- Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes‘Live your Star Wars™ dreams as you fight with your favorite dark and light side heroes across iconic locations to become master of the galaxy. Create and customize your dream squad using characters from every era, including new characters from Star Wars™: The Force Awakens and Rogue One™: A Star Wars™ Story. Engage in epic turn-based battles, confront giant bosses, progress your characters, and take your experience to the next level!’
3- Hearthstone‘Pick up your cards and throw down the gauntlet! In Hearthstone, you play the hero in a fast-paced, whimsical card game of cunning strategy. In minutes, you’ll be unleashing powerful cards to sling spells, summon minions, and seize control of an ever-shifting battlefield. Whether it’s your first card game or you’re an experienced pro, the depth and charm of Hearthstone will draw you in.’4- Warhammer 40,000: Deathwatch – Tyranid Invasion‘Warhammer 40,000: Deathwatch: Tyranid Invasion is a turn-based strategy game, set on the edge of Imperial space, where your Space Marines will take on the Tyranids in a series of tactical engagements. From war ravaged cities, to the insides of Tyranid bio-ships, the missions will see your Kill Team rise in strength and skill as you face ever greater threats and peril.’5- SimCity Buildlt‘Be the hero of your very own city as you design and create a beautiful, bustling metropolis. Every decision is yours as your city gets larger and more intricate. Make smart choices to keep your citizens happy and your skyline growing. Then trade, chat, compete, and join clubs with fellow Mayors. Build your way to extraordinary with the most popular city builder on mobile!’