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PC (Personal computer) - one of the most popular home platforms and the only one which doesn’t offer playing video games as its main purpose. PC was born in the 1970s, but it is impossible to give an exact moment of its birth or even a name of its creator. However, IBM is the one who gave computers their present shape, using, at the beginning of the 1980s, an idea of open architecture – which is today one of the most important differences between computers and consoles.

The foundations of PC as a gaming platform are currently systems of digital distribution of video games (Steam, Origin, Uplay) and MMO games that mostly work in f2p (free-to-play) model.

Hearthstone (PC)
Hearthstone (PC)

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.

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Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf (PC)
Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf (PC)

Strategy 21 September 2017

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Gwent: The Witcher Card Game (PC)
Gwent: The Witcher Card Game (PC)

Logic 21 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.

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Hand of the Gods: SMITE Tactics (PC)
Hand of the Gods: SMITE Tactics (PC)

Strategy TBA

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.

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The Elder Scrolls: Legends (PC)
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.

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Video Strip Poker HD (PC)
Video Strip Poker HD (PC)

Logic 08 November 2013

An adult card game developed by Torquemada Games. The players participate in games of the eponymous strip poker with one of several beautiful women. The girls have different types of beauty – Asian, African, American, and European. The stake of every game is the opponent’s clothing, which he has to take off once she’s lost her pool of money, although she can buy her clothes back if recovers her funds. Compared to the previous works of the studio, the developers managed to increase the level of interactivity – in Video Strip Poker HD, the girls have a set of varied reactions to possible situations. The artificial intelligence was also enhanced, while the game is easier to play thanks to the clear interface.

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Yu-Gi-Oh! Power of Chaos: Yugi The Destiny (PC)
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.

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Yu-Gi-Oh! Power of Chaos: Kaiba the Revenge (PC)
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.

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Might & Magic: Duel of Champions (PC)
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.

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Warbands: Bushido (PC)
Warbands: Bushido (PC)

Strategy 15 September 2017

A board game taking place in Japan during the feudal period and the debut production of Russian developer Red Unit Studios. Warbands: Bushido is a board game enabling us to assume the role of one of the daimyo ruling provinces of Japan during the Sengoku Period. The quest to gain power and influence will involve battles of large military forces, as well as espionage and convert assassinations. Aside from the major players, the land is roamed by numerous smaller parties such as samurai, ronin, ninja clans, pirates, or mercenaries. The action is seen from an isometric perspective, while the map is divided into hexagonal fields. The combat is turn-based – each side throws dice to deal damage and perform special actions. Moreover, we can utilize action cards, offering bonuses such as additional critical chance or more action points. Morale is also an important factor, increasing the effectiveness of our units.

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Strip Poker Exclusive (PC)
Strip Poker Exclusive (PC)

Logic 26 February 2004

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Fable Fortune (PC)
Fable Fortune (PC)

Logic March 2018

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.

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Etherlords II: Second Age (PC)
Etherlords II: Second Age (PC)

Strategy 30 September 2003

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Pathfinder Adventures (PC)
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.

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Video Strip Poker Supreme (PC)
Video Strip Poker Supreme (PC)

Logic 12 July 2006

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Brydz 99 (PC)
Brydz 99 (PC)

Logic 30 June 1999

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Hand of Fate 2 (PC)
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.

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Armello (PC)
Armello (PC)

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.

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BattleForge (PC)
BattleForge (PC)

Strategy 24 March 2009

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Dragon Front (PC)
Dragon Front (PC)

Logic 24 October 2017

A collectible card game developed by High Voltage Software. The game combines traditional fantasy themes with dieselpunk aesthetics. Dragon Front has no plot and the gameplay focuses mostly on participating in duels. The battles take place on 4x4 boards and the rules were inspired by the Dejarik game known from the fourth episode of Star Wars. The player can select from four unique factions with different attributes, mechanics and battle strategy. There are more than a hundred of spells and 300 different characters available in the game. Among them there are various battle creatures and powerful heroes who, after summoning, can change the outcome of many battles. Dragon Front was created with virtual reality sets in mind, allowing the players to immerse themselves in the game world even more than usually.

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