Logic 11 March 2014
A card logic game set in the fantasy universe of Azeroth, known from the Warcraft franchise. The game was developed by Blizzard Entertainment company, who mention the cult card game Magic: The Gathering as one of their major inspirations. Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft lets you pick one of the nine available character classes and build you own deck of cards, which you can use in battles against the AI (tutorials) or living opponents (duels, tournaments). Gameplay mechanics are based on a set of easy to learn rules. Victory is rewarded with new cards. The game is based on free-to-play model with optional microtransactions, which means that although you can play Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft for free, some elements require payment.
Gwent: The Witcher Card Game (PC)
Logic November 2017
A stand-alone version of collective card game (CCG) that debuted in the bestselling RPG, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, by CD Project RED, and quickly became acknowledged as one of the best minigames in history. In Gwent: The Witcher Card Game players compete against each other with progressively collected decks of cards from five different factions. As in most CCG, the gameplay is turn-based, but quite unusually, the player’s objective is to gather more attack points than opponent. Cards are placed in three different rows, respectively for melee soldier, ranged units and siege machines like catapults. Our army’s strength can be both increased and decreased with special cards, unique skills of commanders or weather effects. Aside from complex multiplayer mode, the game also offers an episodic story campaign.
Hand of the Gods: SMITE Tactics (PC)
A turn based strategy game with card game elements. Smite Tactics is set in the universe of the popular MOBA game Smite. It takes place in a magical land, in which mythological deities fight each other. A battle in Smite Tactics features two deities chosen from a large pantheon. Each deity has unique abilities and can summon additional units onto the battlefield by using the right cards. The actions take place alternatively until one side wins. The game also features a leveling-up system — each won battle earns you new cards and experience points, which you can use to upgrade your stats. The game focuses on multiplayer battles, featuring various leagues and online rankings. There are also story campaigns for single player fans, in which you play against the AI. The visuals of Smite Tactics utilize the advanced Unreal Engine 4.
The Elder Scrolls: Legends (PC)
Strategy 09 March 2017
A strategy card game set in the universe of a well-known RPG series that has been developed since 1994 by Bethesda Softworks. In terms of game mechanics, The Elder Scrolls: Legends takes after the competing Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, and the gameplay comes down to dueling with a self-built deck of cards representing heroes, equipment, spells, skills etc. The game combines storytelling elements and characters known from previous installment of the series, such as the legendary Morrowind, Oblivion, and Skyrim, as well as The Elders Scrolls Online.
Fable Fortune (PC)
A card game set in the universe known from the Fable series. The title was developed by Flaming Fowl, a studio that consists of former employees of Lionhead Studios – the creators of the previous entries in this popular franchise. As in other games of the genre, the gameplay focuses on duels played by using cards collected by the player in the game. The player can select from many heroes with different abilities and bonuses that can be used during the duels. The battles have not only a story background, but specific tasks to complete as well. The player must frequently choose between good and evil and his decisions determine the look of the protagonist and list of available units. Fable Fortune can be played alone or in multiplayer mode – the game contains both cooperation and competitive modes.
Yu-Gi-Oh! Power of Chaos: Yugi The Destiny (PC)
Logic 28 November 2003
A digital adaptation of a popular collectible card game, Yu-Gi-Oh!, which originates from the manga of the same title. It was developed by Konami and presents further adventures of Yugi, a boy well-known to all fans of the franchise, who collects the Duel Monsters cards and is deeply fascinated with this game (which involves battles between various summoned creatures). His obsession leads to a chain of surprising events — the emissaries of evil will materialize the monster cards in the real world and use Yugi’s skills to achieve their wicked goals. The protagonist’s task is to defeat his opponents and save the world from certain doom. Yu-Gi-Oh! Power of Chaos: Yugi the Destiny was designed to be as faithful as possible to the rules and other aspects of the real game, so the battles fought in-game actually do not differ from those fought in the real world. The advanced artificial intelligence makes our enemies react adequately to our moves as well as take initiative when possible.
Yu-Gi-Oh! Power of Chaos: Kaiba the Revenge (PC)
Logic 06 April 2004
Another digital adaptation of the famous Yu-Gi-Oh collectible card game, which can be treated either as an expansion pack for its 2003’s predecessor or a standalone production. In the game, we once again assume the role of Yugi Muto. This time around, the protagonist has to face his nemesis, Kaiba, and fight subsequent duels in the locations known from the TV series, all belonging to the sinister Kaiba Corporation. Yu-Gi-Oh! Power of Chaos: Kaiba the Revenge offers more than 300 new cards that allow the player to build even mightier decks. During a duel we can apply various combinations and tactics — from straightforward monster attacks to setting traps and casting spells that deprive our enemies of initiative. The game retains the visuals style characteristic of the animated TV series. The game boasts an enhanced artificial intelligence, intuitive interface as well as an extensive tutorial for beginners.
The Elder Scrolls: Legends - Heroes of Skyrim (PC)
Strategy 29 June 2017
The Elder Scrolls: Heroes of Skyrim is an expansions to the The Elder Scrolls: Legends card game from Bethesda Softworks. The expansion introduces over 150 new cards with characters and monsters from The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, with Aela the Huntress, J’Zargo, Delphine, and dragon Alduin and Paarhurnax being among them. Heroes of Skyrim, however, introduces not only new cards, but also new gameplay mechanics. Dragons, for example, are available for decks of all attributes and most of them rewards us for decks made of various reptiles. This add-on also adds the famous Shouts to the base game. They have three power levels. The more we use them, the more powerful they get. Compantion cards is the last thing on the change list. They work as a modification of the Change ability take the form of a beast after a rune is destroyed. The Elder Scrolls: Heroes of Skyrim introduce a couple of new themes for the game, like College of Winterhold or Civil War.
Might & Magic: Duel of Champions (PC)
Logic 18 December 2012
Update – As of October 31, 2016, the game servers are now inactive. An online card game taking place in the Might & Magic universe, a popular fantasy universe known from cult-classic franchise of cRPGs and turn-based games. The game from Ubisoft Montreal focuses on player on player duels using pre-made card decks containing various types of military units and battle spells. Each army is led by a hero whose abilities determine what kind of units and spells to use. The battles take place on a 4x4 board that is used to throw the cards, while our objective is to deprive our opponent of all his health points. Each won duel is rewarded with experience points and virtual currency that can be used to add new cards to our deck. The game introduces cross-platform play for PC and mobile users as well as rich selection of social media interactions.
Shadowverse: Wonderland Dreams (PC)
Strategy 29 June 2017
Shadowverse: Wonderland Dreams is the fifth DLC for the 2016 collector's card game Shadowverse that was developed by the Japanese studio Cygames. The expansion does not introduce any gameplay changes, but comes with 104 new cards among which we will find neutral cards and those that are exclusive to each of the seven available classes. All of the new cards refer to classic fairy tales and fantasy stories like Don Quixote, Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella, The Wizard of Oz, and many others. Wonderland Dreams also allows us to create a completely new and previously unavailable deck of cards.
Pathfinder Adventures (PC)
RPG 15 June 2017
A card game with strong RPG accents. It is an adaptation of the table game Pathfinder Adventure Card Game. The title was created by the experienced studio Obsidian Entertainment, creators of such games as Pillars of Eternity and Fallout: New Vegas. Pathfinder Adventures is a free-to-play game with microtransactions. It takes the player to a fantasy realm called Golarion which is filled with magic, monsters and inhumans. Pathfinder Adventures is based on the Rise of the Runelords campaign known from the paper original. The player is tasked with stopping an attempt to resurrect the despotic Runelords. Gameplay of Pathfinder Adventures is based on the original game and all interactions, including combat, are presented as a card game. One can play the game alone or in cooperation mode for up to four players, each of whom controls a character belonging to one of the available classes. Thanks to different abilities that can be additionally developed, the characters supplement each other. What makes the game even more interesting are interactive cutscenes during which the player is making story decisions.
Orcs Must Die! Unchained (PC)
Action 19 April 2017
A spin-off to the humorous series of action strategy games that focus on fighting Orcs. This time the developers from Robot Entertainment mixed in even more genres by adding MOBA and card games elements. The game focuses on multiplayer and uses a free to play distribution model with microtransactions. Two factions face each other in the game – the Human Order that was rebuilt after the events shown in the second game and the Unchained, faction that consists of various monsters. Two 5-person teams fight against each other and the gameplay focuses on defending the base and attacking enemy stronghold. Each character has unique abilities that allow him for example to build and upgrade various traps and obstacles or sabotage enemy structures. Units and equipment are used by selecting cards obtained during battles.
Strategy 01 September 2015
An unusual combination of a digital board game, a card game, and a turn-based strategy with RPG elements. Funded partially by a Kickstarter campaign, Armello is a game by independent Australian artists and developers from League of Geeks studio. Armello is set in a fairytale-like fantasy world populated by anthropomorphic animals. There are four clans striving to take away the power from the corrupted king. Gameplay centers on exploration, accomplishing missions, and combat. In turns, heroes move around a procedurally-generated hex board. Not only do you supply your characters with better and better equipment, but also assemble a deck of cards. They can give you different kinds of items and actions that can be taken during a combat. Armello allows you to play against AI or other players. Visuals combine 2D and 3D elements and the fairytale-like atmosphere resembles animations made by Disney. The soundtrack was composed by Michael Allen and Lisa Gerrard known from Dead Can Dance band.
Hand of Fate 2 (PC)
RPG November 2017
A new installment of an unusual RPG from Defiant Development, enriched with board and card game elements. Similarly to its predecessor, the player is tasked with taking on the challenges created using cards rolled by a magical enemy, called The Dealer. Thanks to the efforts of the previous protagonist, he was defeated, but the hero was0 corrupted by his own power, and became a bloodthirsty tyrant. The Dealer returns to train a new hero, capable of facing his predecessor. The overall idea for the gameplay had remains unchanged, but a number of new elements have been introduced. Hand of Fate 2 introduces an additional plane to the game map, instigating more situations with potential encounters – that part of the game received additional requirements such as time-oriented objectives. Aside from that, our hero doesn’t have to be alone anymore – we received an ability to recruit comrades, and create a party.
Luckless Seven (PC)
RPG 29 August 2017
An original combination of an old-school isometric RPG with an adventure and a card game. It is the first product created entirely by the independent studio Deckpoint. The team is led by a skin creator for the popular FPS Counter-Strike - Jesse Kooner. The player assumes the role of a young male protagonist, who chooses gambling over routine daily work. Along with his friends, he traverses the fictional country of Arithia, participating in subsequent Ekosi tournaments - a variation on the classic Black Jack, allowing the players to affect the results with their own cards. However, Luckless Seven does not focus solely on playing a card game, for it was given the shape of an RPG, featuring an extensive storyline. Thus the player completes different assignments, talks to various characters and develops the protagonist as well. Also, interacting with the team members and making choices which affect their future is a significant part of the game.