The Best Card Games for IOS iPhone

Update : Balatro added at rank #1.
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Balatro (2024)

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PC Windows IOS iPhone Android Mac OS Xbox One Playstation 5 Nintendo Switch Playstation 4 Xbox Series X

Balatro is a thrilling blend of poker and roguelike deck-building that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Master the art of poker hands and harness the power of unique Joker cards to outsmart your opponents. Explore a dazzling world filled with challenges, upgrades, and the addicting rush of unlocking new strategies with every play. Are you ready to take on the ultimate card battle?


What we like:
  • Unique blend of poker and roguelike mechanics
  • Deep customization with Jokers and booster packs
  • Engaging boss mechanics that add to the game's challenge
  • High replay value with endless run and challenge modes
  • Accessible to newcomers while offering depth for veterans
What could be improved:
  • Reliance on luck can lead to frustrating runs
  • High difficulty curve may deter some players

  • card
  • rogue-like
  • rogue-like-deckbuilder
  • deck
  • deckbuilder
  • turn-based

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Loop Hero (2021)

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PC Windows Mac OS Linux Nintendo Switch Xbox One Xbox Series X Android IOS iPhone

Loop Hero is a rogue-like adventure RPG strategy card game featuring a top-down deck & dungeon-building auto-battler with resource and settlement management systems. The player must traverse an ever-looping route to defeat rivals and build the world around them while managing their resources, equipment and buffs.


What we like:
  • Easy to understand mechanics
  • Aesthetically minimalistic package
  • Procedurally generated path
  • On-the-fly item management
  • Resource management systems
  • 8 bit 80's goth flair soundtrack
What could be improved:
  • Dusty blue & orange colour palette may not be to everyone's taste
  • 40% resource tax when leaving the loop
  • 30% of resources lost when dying

  • card
  • rogue-like
  • tile
  • boss
  • rpg
  • deckbuilder
  • battle
  • pixel
  • strategy
  • endless
  • vampire

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Slay the Spire (2019)

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PC Windows IOS iPhone Android Nintendo Switch Playstation 4 Xbox One Linux Mac OS

Slay the Spire is a rogue-like game in which you battle your way up a spire, choosing from multiple directions and facing random events, fights and resting spots. Combat is essentially a single-player card game where you use cards to damage enemies, buff yourself or protect against enemy damage. Each of the four characters have their own play style and unique gimmicks. You can also find relics that provide passive bonuses to help you progress further in your run.


What we like:
  • Easy to learn mechanics
  • Engaging decision making
  • Fun build variety
  • Gradual difficulty ramping
  • Meaningful choices throughout the run
What could be improved:
  • Some builds are locked out at higher ascensions
  • Max-level ascensions can take hours to complete

  • card
  • rogue-like
  • deckbuilder
  • rogue-like-deckbuilder

4

Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel (2022)

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85
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PC Windows Nintendo Switch Xbox One Playstation 4 Playstation 5 Xbox Series X Android IOS iPhone

Get ready for Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel, the ultimate digital card game with over 10,000 unique cards! Experience fast-paced duels, build powerful decks, and challenge players worldwide. Immerse yourself in captivating stories and enjoy the stunning HD graphics and dynamic soundtrack. New or seasoned, this game has something for everyone!


What we like:
  • Player-friendly ecosystem
  • Every card attainable through Craft System
  • Impressive visuals and sound effects
  • Fun Solo Mode
  • Ample customization options
What could be improved:
  • Lags behind TCG/OCG
  • Only best-of-one matches
  • Can feel repetitive with top decks

  • card
  • competitive

5

MARVEL SNAP (2022)

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IOS iPhone PC Windows Android

Dive into the Marvel Universe with MARVEL SNAP, a thrilling collectible card game. Build your deck with your favorite superheroes and villains and outsmart your opponents in quick, 3-minute matches. Experience the unique 'SNAP' mechanic to double your rewards and play at over 50 iconic locations. It's strategic, competitive, and a whole lot of fun!


What we like:
  • Quick, fun matches
  • Lots of strategic options
  • Playable without spending money
  • Rich in Marvel lore
  • Unique 'SNAP' mechanic
What could be improved:
  • Pay-to-win elements
  • Game-breaking bugs

  • card
  • battler

6

Monster Train (2020)

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90
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IOS iPhone Nintendo Switch PC Windows Xbox One

Monster Train is a deck building game set in Hell, where you must defend a flame on the Boneshaker train from the forces of the Gilded Wing. With beautifully animated scenes and fantastic voice-overs, you will use monsters and spells to manage two key resources while battling across three floors. Unlock more clans with unique cards and tactics as you level up and make choices between battles that will have a huge impact on your run.


What we like:
  • Engaging balancing act between resources
  • Unique strategies available through unlockable Clans
  • Characters and Artifacts
  • Three separate upgrade paths for each Champion
  • Variety of special events scattered throughout run
What could be improved:
  • May lack variety after long hours of play
  • Could be overwhelming for some players due to complexity

  • card
  • rogue-like
  • deckbuilder
  • deck
  • turn-based
  • strategy
  • rogue-like-deckbuilder
  • battler
  • demons

7

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
  • battle
  • real-time
  • deck
  • strategy

8

Card Shark (2022)

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Nintendo Switch IOS iPhone Android PC Windows Mac OS

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

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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.


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

10

Pirates Outlaws (2019)

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Android PC Windows Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch IOS iPhone Xbox One Mac OS

Pirates Outlaws is a roguelike card game in which you navigate dangerous seas and challenge their masters. Your expedition will be full of ambushes and will not be easy. Build your deck and combos to become a reputed pirate.


  • card
  • pirates
  • rogue-like
  • rogue-like-deckbuilder
  • deck
  • deckbuilder
  • turn-based
  • battle
  • boss

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