The King's League (mobile)
It's been years since the king has sat on the throne of Kurestal Kingdom. His heirs are no longer living, though, so to find the next leader, the king has issued a challenge. Whoever wins The King's League will challenge the king himself and emerge with a shiny new throne to call their own! The mobile version of the 2011 browser game works quite well on touch screen devices, and it still provides serious challenge while looking just as cute as a button!
The King's League is a strategy game at heart, challenging you to recruit and train heroes from across the kingdom to capture territory and complete quests. You'll spend most of your time managing your troops and training them to better their skills, from soldiers buffing up at the gym to archers learning to play chess. You have a limited number of days between matches as well as limited funds, so you have to manage your people carefully or wind up broke and weak, ready to lose the fight in an epic sort of way!
Battles play out on their own, allowing you to sit back and watch the fruits of your strategic troop management skills. Bet you're glad you watched that YouTube video about being a good team leader! Soldiers also have to be fed and paid each month, so you have to keep a sharp eye on your cash and not spend it all on training. All in all, it works out to be a fantastic and surprisingly cerebral experience, one that performs exceptionally well on portable devices.
NOTE: This game was played and reviewed on a NOOK Tablet. Game was available in the North American market at the time of publication, but may not be available in other territories. Please see individual app market pages for purchasing info.