How do you even define a mobile strategy game in 2019? The old real time/turn-based terminology is no longer particularly helpful.

These days you'll find card games, board games, and RPGs that could all have strategy elements deep in their core. Everything's cross-pollinating right now, and we kind of like it.

It does make producing a definitive top 5 list rather tricky, though. So rather than agonise too much over it, we've simply followed our guts and selected five Android games with a vaguely strategic heart that we've enjoyed playing in 2019.

Don't agree? We'd be surprised if you did. Let us know which Android strategy games you've been playing so far this year in the comments below.