Regardless of how meek and idle we are, we've all fantasised about what it would be like to call the shots on a grand scale.
Whether we're sat in a gridlocked city dreaming up the perfect congestion-free layout, or simply plotting a destructive military strike to level it completely, there's something to be said for planning and executing a large-scale operation.
Which probably explains the draw of the mobile strategy game. It's surprising how deep the best of them can be, given the relative limitations in control and processing power of your average mobile phone. At the same time, the more considered pace often suits the platform to perfection.
Here's a list of some of Pocket Gamer's favourite mobile strategy games.