Category Archives: Card

'Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft' for iPad Review - Shuffling for Zul'jin

Blizzard Entertainment has a long line of releases with serious stories, usually focusing on the fate of the world or racial warfare. The Warcraft franchise has a few nods to comedy here and there with creatures like the Murlocs and the Pandaren, but for the most part, big bads like the Lich King still run the show. Comparatively, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft [Free (HD)] is a card game where you can summon an angry chicken and peck your enemies to death. As you can imagine, it's a ton of fun...

After a fairly brief soft-launch period, Blizzard's Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft [Free (HD)] has finally arrived in the US App Store. Hearthstone is a card battling game set in the Warcraft universe. It was announced at PAX East last year, and went through a rather lengthy beta testing period on desktop. That beta test was eventually opened up to include anyone, and last month the beta finally ended and Hearthstone was released on desktop. Earlier this month Hearthstone officially soft-launched for iPad in select regions, and it was assumed it would be at least a month or two before it was released worldwide...

Earlier this morning at PAX East, Blizzard announced a new single player campaign for their breakout free-to-play card battler game, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft. The new mode is called “Curse of Naxxramas" and takes place in an ancient necropolis of the same name. This will be the first bit of single player content for Hearthstone (not counting the game's brief tutorial or practice rounds against the AI)...

'Street Fighter' Dev Releasing Card-Battler 'Yomi' on iPad Next Week

Yomi is a tabletop card-battling game that takes place in David Sirlin's Fantasy Strike universe. At some point, Sirlin made a Unity-driven version and threw it up on the Fantasy Strike website, but according to a new post on his forums, it's also coming to iPad next week...

When you think of card games, you usually think of sitting at a table, real or virtual, with other people, shooting the breeze and enjoying a nice, strategic social activity. It's not all that shocking, then, that most video card games are also geared towards multiplayer, with single player usually amounting to little more than an AI opponent you can practice on to learn the rules of the game in order to get ready for the real thing. Every once in a while, though, you get a game that really makes a strong effort to flesh out the single player experience into something resembling a proper game on its own. Sometimes the game does this by adding increasingly naked ladies, sometimes it throws in familiar characters from other games complete with entertaining banter, and other times it fits a bit of a quasi-RPG shell around the card battles. Card City Nights [$1.99] uses two of those three methods. The latter two, specifically. There are no increasingly naked ladies in this game...

If you can tear yourself away from the awesome Calculords for a few minutes, and are looking for another sweet card-based iOS game, then allow me to point you in the direction of the newly-released Card City Nights [$1.99] from Ludosity. In Card City Nights, you'll embark on an adventure to collect 8 legendary cards in order to battle the game's final boss. You'll earn those cards by facing a colorful cast of characters, and along the way unlock more than 180 different cards to use...

The "Hot Games" list in our TouchArcade app [Free] as well as right on our website is always a great tool for gauging what games our community is currently buzzing about. Over the weekend, the Hot Games list brought Calculords [Free] to my attention, and I'm very thankful that it did. Calculords is the first game from long-time games journalist, comedian, and all-around cool dude Seanbaby, and it's quite impressive for a first effort...

We’ve seen somewhat of a resurgence in decent tower defense titles lately. But as Eli recently mentioned in our podcast, it can be tough to stand out in the crowded genre. Man at Arms TD [$1.99 / $4.99 (HD)] by Inert Soap does a great job of making not by dramatically changing tower defense, but by incorporating an incredibly deep card system that works behind the scenes. Combine that with an impressive suite of multiplayer options and Man at Arms offerings easily outweigh some of its superficial flaws...

Hello, reader. Would you consider yourself a broad-minded gamer? Are you willing to look past an unusual and potentially embarrassing theme in exchange for quality gameplay? If so, how far are you willing to go? Tanto Cuore [$0.99], the latest trading card game adaptation from the folks at Playdek, will likely provide answers to those questions you may never have thought to ask yourself. For my part, I know I discovered a new line for my own tolerances...

Party games are played in groups as the name suggests. Generally lacking in deep mechanics, the goal is interaction over strategy. The physical version of Wits and Wagers is an excellent party game. It takes the blandness of trivia games and mixes it with an excellent betting mechanic. You no longer have to know the right answer, just which of your friends has the answer. I scoffed at the idea of Wits and Wagers: Trivia Party [Free]. Can this highly social game work on an iPhone? Let’s break it down...

Last month Konami announced a new card-battling game based in the Star Wars universe, and today Star Wars Force Collection [Free] has gone live in the App Store. Force Collection allows you to build a team of characters and vehicles spanning all six of the Star Wars movies, and then battle it out by either choosing to play on the side of the Jedi Order or indulge in your inner evil by joining the Dark Side. Beyond that, your cards can be upgraded to expand on each of their unique features and abilities...

Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf is the name of yet another new WH40K game coming down the pipes for a multi-platform release. Due out in 2014 on PC, iOS, and Android, Space Wolf is a free-to-play CCG that tasks you with commanding the Space Wolves legion against an interesting assortment of foes: the traitor legion the Word Bearers and the Necrons. ..

It's been a few months, but we're still not quite over the shock that Blizzard is making an iPad game. It doesn't help that Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft looks so rad, either...

One of my weaknesses, I shamefully state, is my love of superheroes. As a young lad, I was an unabashed fan of both of the major capes companies, and that nostalgic affection sometimes leads me to buy into things I wouldn't normally dream of. So, my secret confession is that whenever anything Marvel or DC pops up, I check it out for at least a little while, and that includes Marvel: War of Heroes [Free]. Judging by its position on the charts, I'm not the only one who put some time into it, and it seems like plenty of people out there are still trying it out. Like many of Mobage's offerings, there isn't exactly a ton of strategy to be found in the game, but I do have ten tips to get you on the road to enjoying the game without spending cash...

If you're in the back seat of a car right now on the way back from Grand Prix Las Vegas like a few friends of mine and still want to play more Magic, you're in luck- Magic 2014 is on the verge of a worldwide release this evening. It just hit the New Zealand App Store, and is slowly filtering across the rest of the App Store regions before appearing in the USA at 11:00 PM Eastern tonight...

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