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UFC 5 (2023)

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Android Mac OS PC Windows Xbox One

EA SPORTS™ UFC® 5 is as real as it gets. Powered by Frostbite engine’s advanced rendering capabilities. All-new authentic damage system brings intensity and strategy of a fight to life. New Transition-Based Submissions make grappling feel more fluid and realistic.


  • turn-based
  • strategy
  • card
  • diplomacy
  • rpg
  • grand-strategy
  • wargame
  • japanese
  • immersive
  • 4x
  • sport
  • military
  • tactical
  • cooperative

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Black Book (2021)

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PC Windows Mac OS Xbox One Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch

In Black Book, you take on the role of a witch named Vasilisa in her quest to revive her lost soulmate by finding the Black Book, an ancient, powerful text. The game features a unique, card-based combat system and a rich storyline inspired by Russian folklore. You'll face challenges, help townsfolk, and battle demons, all while navigating the cultural and historical elements of 1800s Russia.


What we like:
  • Immersive storyline
  • Unique card-based combat system
  • Rich cultural references
  • High-quality artwork
  • Engaging side quests
What could be improved:
  • Lack of tutorials
  • Tricky combat mechanics
  • Occasionally poor character designs
  • And some issues with auto-run feature

  • card
  • deckbuilder
  • turn-based
  • mythology
  • demons
  • rpg
  • rogue-like
  • fantasy
  • battle

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Card Shark (2022)

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Nintendo Switch Mac OS PC Windows Android IOS iPhone

Step into the shoes of an 18th-century French card shark in Card Shark! Outsmart your opponents and cheat your way to the top with a variety of cunning tricks. Uncover a royal conspiracy while enjoying the game's stunning visuals and immersive score. Can you become the ultimate master of deception?


What we like:
  • Innovative gameplay mechanics
  • Engaging and varied storyline
  • Beautifully crafted artwork and animations
  • Realistic and fun cheating techniques
  • Immersive experience with a compelling presentation
What could be improved:
  • Controls can be unintuitive
  • Gameplay can feel like an extended tutorial
  • Some techniques may feel gimmicky
  • Repetitive sequences can waste time

  • card

14

I Was a Teenage Exocolonist (2022)

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Linux Nintendo Switch Playstation 5 Playstation 4 Mac OS PC Windows

Spend your teenage years on an alien planet in this narrative RPG with card-based battles. Explore, grow up, and fall in love. The choices you make and skills you master over ten years will determine the course of your life and the survival of your colony.


  • card
  • deckbuilder
  • choices
  • sportball
  • narrative

15

Clash Royale (2016)

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early access IOS iPhone Android PC Windows Mac OS

Various minor bug fixes and improvements are made to the game. The game has been updated to include the latest version of the Android mobile operating system. There are also a number of minor improvements and bug fixes.


  • card
  • strategy
  • battle
  • real-time

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Brawl Stars (2018)

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Android Mac OS PC Windows IOS iPhone

December 2022 - February 2023. Brawl Boxes and drop chances are GONE. Collect Credits and unlock Brawlers you want on the Starr Road. New Brawl Pass Season featuring Mandy (Chromatic), the Candy Queen.


  • card
  • japanese
  • rpg
  • moba
  • shooter
  • multiplayer
  • strategy
  • turn-based
  • anime
  • jrpg
  • hero
  • trading
  • player-designed
  • battler

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METAL GEAR SOLID 2: Sons of Liberty - Master Collection V... (2023)

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PC Windows Xbox One

Reintroduce yourself to the plantlike Pikmin and strategic gameplay that this charming series is rooted in. From finding a way home to collecting treasure, Olimar must partner with a parade of Pikmin to survive the harshest of conditions. Both games support optional motion controls for more options when guiding your floral friends.


  • rpg
  • japanese
  • card
  • strategy
  • turn-based
  • jrpg
  • battler
  • truck
  • trading
  • simulation2018
  • pvp
  • cover-ups
  • multiplayer
  • anime

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Wildfrost (2023)

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Nintendo Switch PC Windows

Wildfrost is a tactical deckbuilding game set in a world plagued by an eternal winter. Gather a band of heroes, defeat enemies, and restore balance to the world. The game features procedurally generated maps with dynamic attack counter system adds depth and suspense to the gameplay experience. Easy to learn but hard to master, making it great for both new and seasoned players.


What we like:
  • Visually engaging and unassumingly complex
  • Flawless UI/UX
  • Great value for its asking price
  • Somewhat simple in its formalities, but every battle is oddly simple once you understand how to play.
What could be improved:
  • Lack of an in-game glossary
  • Steep learning curve
  • Can be time-consuming
  • Death is all but assured
  • May need some substantial DLC or post-launch updates to reach the heights of its peers.

  • card
  • deckbuilder
  • rogue-like
  • rogue-like-deckbuilder
  • turn-based
  • battler
  • tactical
  • battle

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Fights in Tight Spaces (2021)

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Xbox One Nintendo Switch PC Windows Playstation 4

Get ready to unleash your tactical mind with Fights in Tight Spaces! This deck-building game combines turn-based strategy and brawler elements to create an intense and thrilling experience. With its minimalist art design, varied enemies, and extensive player card options, Fights in Tight Spaces is a must-play for fans of card battlers and roguelike games. Play now and prove your worth!


What we like:
  • Satisfying attack animations
  • Varied movement, ability, and attack cards
  • Lots of enemy types with unique attributes
  • Fast gameplay loop with a decent path mechanic
  • Fun John Wick-style combat with a cool soundtrack
What could be improved:
  • Too much information given at the start
  • Some decks seem to be better than others
  • UI not always clear
  • Lack of unique card pools for each starting deck

  • deckbuilder
  • card
  • turn-based
  • tactical
  • action-movie
  • fight
  • rogue-like-deckbuilder
  • rogue-like
  • strategy
  • deck

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The Witcher Tales: Thronebreak (2021)

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Nintendo Switch Playstation 4 PC Windows IOS iPhone Android

Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales is a single player role-playing game set in the world of The Witcher, featuring narrative-driven exploration, puzzles and card battle mechanics. Follow the story of Meve, Queen of Lyria and Rivia, as she sets out on a quest to reclaim her land from an invading Nilfgaardian army. Explore a vast map full of hidden areas and collect resources to upgrade your camp for added bonuses. Engage in exciting card battles with unique cards and special abilities to defeat your opponents.

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What we like:
  • Rich story with interesting characters
  • Compelling RPG
  • Fascinating card battle mechanics
  • Unique puzzles
  • Accessible for newcomers
  • Beautiful visuals and audio design
What could be improved:
  • Card battles may not be appealing for all players
  • Limited deck size makes for interesting choices but can also be limiting

  • card
  • battle
  • rpg

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