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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...

'Alice' Dev Spicy Horse Reveals New Collectible Card Game

It's hard to think of a more unimaginative name for a video game than Hell Invaders, but don't hold that against Spicy Horse. It's just the working title for its Next Big Thing, a collectible card game with RTS mechanics. That caught you off guard, didn't it? This certainly isn't the type of game that I thought it would try to tackle coming off the latest Alice, but hey, I'll take it. Just look at those graphics. The spit and polish in the visual arena already puts this leagues ahead of other CCGs...

It seems like as poker surges in popularity games that utilize familiar poker mechanics to do non-poker-y things have been popping up all over the place. My personal favorite(s) still are Sword & Poker [$2.99] (and its sequel/expansion Sword & Poker 2 [$3.99]) but the recently-released Alice of Hearts [Free] sure is a worthy contender in this weird genre, especially at the current asking price of free. Like other poker battlers (That's a genre, right?) gameplay revolves around using cards from your Scrabble-like rack of cards and placing them on a grid to form the best hands you can. It sounds simple, and to some extent it is, but there's a surprising amount of strategy that goes in to these games as your opponent can also use these cards after you place them. So, while you might think you're super clever playing a three of a kind, you need to consider that you could potentially be giving your opponent the opportunity to counter with a full house...

Coming Tonight: GRL Games Amps Up Their Card Catalog With 'Rocket Patrol'

Back at GDC, we got all up in GRL Games' latest card game, Rocket Patrol. It's coming out this evening, and as we described it before, the game is a turn-based strategy game that's just dripping with retro sci-fi charm. Like most card games, it's easier to just get an idea of what to do by watching someone else play it:..

Have you ever found yourself playing Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes [$4.99] and wishing it was less of a puzzle game and more of a card game? (Hey, that might be the case for someone?!) You're in luck, as Ubisoft just released the iPad-only card game Might & Magic: Duel of Champions [Free (HD)]...

PAX East: 'Magic 2014' Hands-On

PAX East: 'Magic 2014' Hands-On

March 22nd, 2013 1:19 PM EDT by Eli Hodapp in Card, Games, iPad Games, Upcoming Games
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One of the first things I checked out at PAX today was Wizards of the Coast's Magic 2014. If you like the 2013 iteration of the game, well, you're in luck as it is mostly the same with very minor tweaks and improvements. The main difference is an all new set of cards, and if the release timing works out how Wizards hopes it will actually have all sorts of new cards before they even see a paper release in the upcoming M14 card set...

PAX East: Blizzard Announces 'Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft,' A CCG for PC, Mac, And iPad

This is incredible. Blizzard Entertainment's big game reveal at PAX East is Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, a free-to-play collectible card game that's coming to PC, Mac, and eventually iPad. Let this one sink in for a moment: Blizzard, the studio behind some of the biggest and greatest PC titles ever, is going to put a game on iPad. Wild!..

'Magic 2014: Duels of the Planeswalkers' Announced, Playable At PAX East

We're guessing this news is going to make a Boston-bound Eli happy. Wizards of the Coast have just revealed Magic 2014: Duels of the Planeswalkers is indeed coming, and it'll be at PAX East this week. The game, which is set for release across iPad, Android, XBLA, PSN and Steam, will feature 10 new decks, 15 new encounters, 10 new puzzle challenges, and a new game mode. It'll also give players a first look at 2014 Core, which is cool...

The Sword & Poker games are ancient by today's standard, but, man, we couldn't get enough of them back in 2010. We reviewed both the first and the second game three years ago, but here's the gist of the game(s)- Imagine a game dripping with RPG trimmings, but all of your battles are played on a grid of cards where you have to make poker hands in order to attack monsters and crawl through dungeons...

2012 had a lot of cool surprises and good games, as you've probably noticed. But not all of those good games could be neatly categorized. This post is for the weirdos, the games that straddled too many genre lines or are members of genres that have too few rad games to sufficiently flesh out a "best of" post. ..

If you're a fan of card games on the App Store, there's a good chance you've heard of Playdek. Creators of the competitive card game Ascension [Free], we gave it acceptable marks when it debuted over a year ago. Now, Playdek has partnered with Looney Labs to create an iOS port of Fluxx [$2.99], a more casual-oriented game than its previous offering. Assuming you're in the mood for a game more reminiscent of Uno than Magic, Fluxx may be worth checking out...

Back in the fourteenth century, a hot new device hit Europe: it was pocket-sized, and people used it for entertainment as well as divination, and in order to make poor financial decisions. Playing cards were hot (and expensive) and it was amazing all the things you could do with them. The more things change, the more they stay the same. Reiner Knizia: Card Buster [$0.99] is optimized for iOS, but it will also run on a deck of playing cards, if you still have them...

Square Enix' Guardian Cross [Free] is exactly the game it wants to be. Coming from me, that would usually be a compliment, but in this case, it's more of a sigh and a shrug...

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