This beautiful Norse fantasy game, along with its predecessor, pitches you into tactical turn-based battles, but it also asks you to make tough decisions about the make-up of your travelling party and whether to intervene in key events.
We don't often praise a game for not being particularly mobile-centric, but in Chaos Reborn's case that's a virtue. This is a deep and involving strategy game that's going to punish your mistakes and reward you for smart thinking.
There's no FTL on Android as yet, but Out There is a fine alternative. It's a succession of tough strategic choices as you hop from star system to star system, scavenging for materials and engaging hostile aliens.
Frozen Synapse Prime is a turn-based strategy game with a twist - both you and the other player move at the same time. As such, it's as much about predicting what your opponent is going to do as responding to their moves.
Battleplans blends elements of RTS, MOBA and base defence together with an appealing cartoon art style. The result is an appealingly accessible strategy game that remains just the right side of casual.
Greed Corp HD might have started life on Xbox Live Arcade, but it finds a more natural home on Android. Mixing strategic play with a deep boardgame aesthetic and a meaty single player campaign, there's loads to be getting on with.
Strategy games don't have to be about war and violence. Motorsport Manager Mobile 3 has you planning out an elite racing team's path to victory, and it's every bit as enthralling as the other games on this list.
Here's another game that does something meaningful with the blueprint set out by Clash Royale. Stormbound: Kingdom Wars adds a little boardgame magic to make for an intriguing pocket strategy experience.
An accessible midcore strategy game that's packed full of visually striking skirmishes, with hulking titans fighting alongside teeny-tiny armies. Dawn of Titans isn't the full-on RTS it might look like, but it's still fun.