Hero Mages is a turn-based tactical strategy fantasy game that combines the fun of role playing games (RPGs) with competitive and cooperative cross-platform multiplayer gameplay. Designed and developed by a single individual driven to share his passion for gaming with the world, Hero Mages also blends the best elements of tabletop miniature and collectible card games.

*** GAME PLAY ***

Hero Mages is played from a top-down perspective allowing the player full visibility over the battlefield. Each player commands a party of three fantasy heroes, including a powerful mage. Equipped with a set of dice and a hand of cards representing magical spells, players take turns commanding their party of heroes. With the power to unleash the wrath of the elements, summon heinous creatures, and manipulate the world itself, the player's mage is their ultimate hero as they leverage skill, politics, and luck to eliminate their enemies and emerge victorious!

>Multiplayer: Cross-platform, realtime, and asynchronous turn-based multiplayer are supported! Play free for all, team, and cooperative games with up to 8 players per game from all over the world!
>Six campaign missions entertain your sense of fantasy RPG humor as the precocious characters of Papillion teach you how to play this simple yet compelling game
>Over 80 diverse spells and abilities offer limitless opportunities for creative strategies and intense, climatic struggles
>6 unique playable character classes to build your offline and multiplayer battle party (Sorceress, Fighter Mage, Warrior, Paladin, Rogue, and Bard) as well as special characters encountered in the single player campaign and used by the computer.
>Expand your playable character roster and create custom levels via In-App purchases
>Quick Battle – An offline, single player mode that pits the player in a randomly generated battle against the computer.
>Custom Battle – An offline, single player mode that allows you to create custom battle scenarios against the computer
>Robust multiplayer statistics tracking and leaderboards
>Play on any device! Hero Mages automatically adapts to fill the screen of your iPhone and iPad.
>Rejoin Live Games – Spectate live games or rejoin a game if you lose your connection


I am serious about my commitment to evolving this game and I take all player feedback to heart. If you have any issues with the game, please contact me using the support website before writing a negative review (I typically respond within the hour- seriously). Your positive reviews and encouragement are what keeps me motivated to continue producing quality content. Let me hear what you have to say!


D20Studios is a one-man team: it's just me, Ross! I am a passionate indie developer seeking to bring together the best elements of collectible card games (CCGs) like Magic the Gathering, tabletop war games like Warhammer and Warhammer 40k, and role playing games (RPGs) like Hero Quest, Dungeons and Dragons, and Final Fantasy Tactics.

Hero Mages is the culmination of a vision I began nearly six years ago as a physical board game incarnation with hand-painted miniatures, custom-made cards, and a bag full of D20's. With the support and encouragement of my friends and family, I took my passion to the digital realm to bring the characters of Papillion to life and deliver a unique game that can be instantly enjoyed on your favorite mobile device.

Thanks for checking out my game! See you on the battlefield!

What’s New

Version 1.8.8

Fixed multiplayer exploit that allowed players to re-roll sprint distances by reloading async games.
Recompiled to add 64-bit support

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Ken37421 ,

Great TBS

If you like turn based strategy games and or tabletop miniature battle games, this is your game. Look no further. It puts you right into the action with easy to understand rules and tutorials. It even has multiplayer. Hope there is added content later on. I also wish there were some sort of persistent level up mechanic and card collecting. But that's my one minor complaint. . . Well that and also I wish there were more main units. Buy it!

Thomaslfhewitt3 ,


Just what I've been looking for. I love how balanced all the characters are. I have a blast just setting it on random and enjoying using whoever I get. What sets it apart from outwitters and hero academy is the single player. Sometimes, I just want a quick game without waiting for so and so to hurry his turn up. Amazing work! I was happy to support it by buying expansions. Please add a character gallery so I can quickly reference what people do without having to exit the app.

dustymc ,

Awesome real time and async game!

This game is great for board game fans! I love it so much I have bought for my kindle as well ( tho the App Store version seems to run smoother). The live games are so much fun, but the async mode is perfect if your short on time. I also love the combos between character abilities, well thought mechanics! Get it you won't be sorry!


D20Studios, LLC
43.2 MB

Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish

Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
In-App Purchases
  1. Dark Avengers $1.99
  2. Arcane Disciples $1.99
  3. Map Saves Pack $1.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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