Category Archives: Card

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...

'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...

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