"Be prepared to spend hours commanding your ships into glorious victory or crushing defeat." -

"The AI regularly cleans my clock until it gleams." -

Hoist your sails and load the cannons as you embark for adventure on the high seas! Can you defeat your friends and best your enemies to become the Admiral of the Fleet?

Naval Tactics: Captains of the Spanish Main is set in the Golden Age of Sail, where stout ships of wood were crewed by even stouter men. Nations at peace and at war engaged in naval actions on the high seas. Naval Tactics brings the proud tradition of great naval board games such as Wooden Ships and Iron Men to iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch.


From the hexagonal playing field to the potentially game changing Captain's Cards, Naval Tactics is a board game to its very roots. To succeed you will need to take your time, think three moves ahead, and mind the weather gauge!


Powered by the online system used by Starbase Orion, enjoy one of the best multiplayer experiences on the App Store with asynchronous, turn-based matches, real-time chat, unlimited number of concurrent games, automated match-making, and more!


Naval Tactics prides itself on striving to capture the spirit of traditional naval combat in board game form. Configure your fleet using a variety of ships, from nimble Naval Cutters to massive Ships of the Line. Should you disable an opponent with bar shot or blast through their hull with double shot? Enterprising Captains will need to understand their vessels, their armaments, how they sail in relation to the wind, and the advantages of naval formations to best their fellows on the high seas.


Combining just the right amount of variety while maintaining a balanced engagement, Naval Tactics sets the bar for multiplayer naval combat on iOS. Choose your Captain's Cards, configure your fleet, outfit your ships, and embark on glorious battles knowing you will have to outwit your opponent to claim victory.


One cannot have a naval combat game without paying respect to the many true heroes who have shown their bravery on the seas. Live the Battle of Flamborough Head, the Constitution vs Guerriere, or the struggle at Trincomalee. More historical missions will be added in future updates!


• Age of Sail Naval Combat and Tactics
• Hexagonal Map with Fog of War
• Custom (Sandbox) Missions
• Historical Missions
• Simultaneous Turn-based Gameplay
• Single Player vs AI
• Top-notch Online Multiplayer
• Pass-and-Play Multiplayer


While it is quite common for apps to become “free for a day”, Naval Tactics is not one of those apps. The standard price for Naval Tactics is $7.99 USD; it will never run a “free for a day” campaign.

What’s New

Version 1.0.2

If you like what you see please make sure to review Naval Tactics with each update!

I would like to thank all of the players who joined the testing group to help make Naval Tactics the best it can be. VanderLegion, Diebo, sfx 51, Gosenbach, alzdragon, Elph, bmike, sirius 2525 (and all of you whom I missed!) thank you so much for your tireless efforts in helping improve the game!


• Updated for iOS 11 and 64 bit
* No longer able to target ships outside of visible range by tapping on their hex (at night)

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

Plus47 ,

Easy to pick up, hard to put down

This is a real gem as you might expect from Chimera - if you've enjoyed Pirates of the Spanish Main on a tabletop you'll love this. Deceptively simple on the surface, this is a game of real depth - easy to pick up, but keep a wary eye on the weather gauge, set your sails accordingly - always thinking 3-4 moves ahead. Shred the sails of your enemy and board them (but only if you've sufficient crew in shape to do it) or form line of battle, cross the tee and rake 'em stem to stern with the full arsenal of the age of sail and have them strike their colours. Already looking forward to type of updates Chimera have delivered in the past - 'Straight at 'em, Mr Mowett!'


Chimera Software, LLC
139.1 MB

Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


English, Chinese, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish

Age Rating
In-App Purchases
  1. Captain Arena Entry £0.99


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    Challenge friends and check leaderboards and achievements.

  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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