Games Like Chess

An advantage is that you can play these apps anytime, anywhere and without another player present in the same room. For Outwitters and Hero Academy, you don't even need to be using the same platform as your opponent. Hitman GO isn't an asynchronous strategy title like the two but it will surely appeal to puzzle and stealth game fans alike. Interested yet? Well, with the number of features, there's something to learn even if you're a self-proclaimed chess master.

Hitman Go

Hitman Go

Console action hero Agent 47 is back and this time, he's not just going to put your skills to the test, he'll give you a mental workout too. Hitman GO from Square Enix is a turn-based puzzle title which features gorgeous scale model-type graphics and iconic weapons from the main games. Don't let the genre fool you, this spin-off still has plenty of stealth elements to keep you on your toes. Your goal as the barcoded assassin is to infiltrate heavily guarded locations and eliminate you mark as efficiently as possible. Navigate cleverly designed stages with hidden passages and off-limit rooms. There are also different enemy types to contend with, each with its own tells and behaviors to watch out for.

There's not only one but several ways to complete each stage and you can choose to go with stealth or force your way into enemy strongholds. Use a disguise, distract the baddies and use your sniper rifle to crush them from afar. If you want the gung ho approach, you can also go guns a'blazing with Agent 47's Silverballers.

Outwitters

Outwitters

Ready to pit your wits against your friends or try playing a game against strangers? Outwitters is an asynchronous strategy title where you take turns giving orders to troops in 1 versus 1 or 2 versus 2 matches. Whoever destroys their opponent's base first wins the game. There are four races to choose from and master, each with their own powerhouse to help you dominate the board. Will you choose to teleport your way to victory, brainwash foes into submission or use simple brute force.

Add friends using your Game Center account and even chat within the app. More interested in finding opponents? The game's matchmaking and league placement ensures that you'll always have someone worthy to challenge. Want to get to the top of the leader boards? Take advantage of new seasons. Best of all, it costs nothing to download and even features cross platform play.

Hero Academy

Hero Academy

Pit your skills against friends in Hero Academy, a bite sized strategy title from the creators of Halo Wars and Age of Empires. It features a diverse number of teams and units, accessible asynchronous game play and cross platform play. Enjoy its colorful visuals while testing your tactical prowess in a world where swords and sorcery thrive. Will you choose to side with the council of humans or be a champion for the Dark Elves? Whoever you choose, your goal remains the same. You must lead your team to victory by protecting your crystal at all costs.

The one-on-one battles may be played against both friends and strangers. The core version of the game costs nothing to download and kicks off your Hero Academy experience with a free starter team. You have the option to expand your roster with new teams or customize the ones you already have. With cross platform capabilities, you can challenge opponents not only on the iOS but on Steam and Mac as well. Chat with them in-game to improve your tactical prowess and get alerted whenever you have turns available through push notifications.