Turn Based Strategy Games

A turn based strategy (TBS) games are strategic game but players take turns to complete task while playing. There is no time restriction for game players but rather they take turns for tactics and game operations. There are lots of mainstream turn based strategy games in market along with open source TBS games. Freeciv 4x game is an open source version of civilization series. The battle for wesnoth is an open source TBS game. Other examples of TBS games are poxnora, silent storm world at warl, uTanks, Unwar, etc. There are turn based strategy games that can play online through computer browsers. You can play various online flashed based fun turn based strategy games from different websites like canopian.com, arcadebomb.com, strategyfirst.com, etc and more.

Various free and open source TBS games recommended by us are TripleA Maps, Battle for Wesnoth, FreeCiv, Domination (Risk Boad Game), FreeCol, FreeOrion, Scorched 3D, Scid, Rise of Mankind: A new Dawn, etc.  You can download few recommended free TBS games from here. Those strategy games are having GPL license and thus permitted to download and use without any cost. If you have any GPL’d TBS games, send us to include it in this page.

  1. Freeciv – Freeciv is a Free and Open Source empire-building strategy game which got idea from the history of human civilization. This game starts in prehistory and your aim is to lead your tribe from the Stone Age to the Space Age
    License: GNU GPL
    Platform: Windows
    Download Website: freeciv.wikia.com
  2. Domination – Domination is turn based strategy board game similar to the well know game Risk or RisiKo. This game got a very good features including many maps.
    License: GNU GPL
    Platform: Windows
    Download Website: yura.net/projects/domination
  3. NetHack – NetHack is a TBS single player dungeon exploration game with great graphical and text interfaces.
    License: NetHack General Public License
    Platform: Windows
    Download Website: nethack.org
  4. FreeCol – FreeCol is a turn-based strategy game which got inspiration from the old game “Colonization” and similar to the moderan game “Civilization”. The goal of the game player is to built an independent country.
    License: GNU GPL
    Platform: Windows
    Download Website: freecol.org
  5. FreeOrion – FreeOrion is a turn-based strategy game which is free and open source. This game got inspiration from the old game “Master of Orion” and is based on space empire and galactic conquest.
    License: GNU GPL
    Platform: Windows
    Download Website: freeorion.org