Category Archives: Card

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 [$2.99], 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...

E3 2013: 'Magic 2014' Adds New Sealed Deck Game Mode

We got a look at Magic 2014 back at PAX East, and I couldn't help but be a little disappointed by the fact that back then the demo they showed basically amounted to Magic 2013 with a few new cards. But, that's not the case anymore. The upcoming version is adding a sealed deck game mode, where you actually crack open six booster packs and come up with your own custom deck to play. Check it out:..

It's been an App Store eternity since cross-platform CCG Shadow Era [Free] was released way back in 2011, where it got a fair amount of press in the gaming media, and some delicious kudos from us at TouchArcade.  Since, the free-to-play Shadow Era has released physical cards, held a national tournament, and released its first expansion, Dark Prophecies [Free] to little fanfare outside of Shadow Era's own forums...

Telltale Games is on a high after their humongously successful Walking Dead: The Game [Free]. If you doubt that, go here to check out the ridiculous amount of awards it has won. Any game that releases after a massive hit always has a harder time living up to expectations which is why it was probably smart of Telltale Games to release another one of their most popular IPs to help offset the expectations. Enter Poker Night 2 which hit the App Store Thursday night. Sadly, they seem to have fallen victim to the classic Telltale blunder of releasing iOS ports that are choppy, glitchy, and overall just not up to snuff with any other version of the game...

Rootwork [$4.99] bills itself as a Sophisticated Card Game, but what that means is left open to interpretation. It isn't a deck building game, a collectible card game or even a multiplayer experience. It's a solo game about being lost in the woods and staving off fear while you find your way home...

As both a lover of retro 1950s sci-fi design and an enthusiast of gaming history, it was inevitable that Rocket Patrol [Free (HD)] would snare my attention in its tractor beam. This recent, iPad-only release by GRL Games is a descendant of the classic card games Touring (1906) and the French-designed Mille Bornes (1954). Those games took two players on a head-to-head, cross-country automobile race, avoiding fender benders and flat tires along the way. Rocket Patrol trades wheels for warp drives, taking that competition into the final frontier...

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