The Best Card Games

Update : Ruff Ghanor added at rank #32.
1

Balatro (2024)

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PC Windows Mac OS IOS iPhone Android 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
  • battler

2

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

3

Slay the Spire (2019)

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

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

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

5

Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel (2022)

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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

6

Inscryption (2021)

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PC Windows Xbox Series X Xbox One Nintendo Switch Linux Mac OS Playstation 5 Playstation 4

Inscryption is a digital card game full of charm, humor, and mystery. You move a token on a board one step at a time, encountering different sets of cards, items and buffing your existing ones. Engage in simple turn-based battles against AI foes and take on boss battles for an extra challenge. Uncover hidden secrets in the form of items, cards and lore as you progress through each act.


What we like:
  • Simple gameplay dynamics
  • Addictive
  • Strategize for victory
  • Interesting story
  • Rough-like elements to help you progress
What could be improved:
  • Luck dependent
  • Potential for missed secrets in playthroughs

  • card
  • deckbuilder
  • rogue-like

7

Neon White (2022)

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Nintendo Switch Playstation 5 Playstation 4 PC Windows

Neon White is an exciting game that combines elements of first person shooter, platformer, and visual novel. You play as White as you explore Heaven and take on demons in an arena-style battle for a chance to stay in Heaven for a year. Along the way, you'll discover secrets from your past and develop relationships with other characters.


What we like:
  • Fast-paced action
  • Satisfying weapons with unique abilities
  • Great writing and voice acting
  • Fun characters to get to know
  • Humorous nods to contemporary memes
What could be improved:
  • Predictable plot line at times
  • Some levels can be difficult to figure out the first time through without hints
  • Boss fights are too long without checkpoints

  • card
  • demons
  • first-person
  • shooter
  • platform
  • anime
  • visual-novel
  • parkour
  • fps
  • assassin

8

The Cosmic Wheel Sisterhood (2023)

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Nintendo Switch PC Windows

Step into the enchanting world of The Cosmic Wheel Sisterhood, where you, as Fortuna, a witch in exile, form a pact with a forbidden creature to regain your freedom. Craft your own Tarot-like cards, delve into the pasts and futures of your Witch friends, and uncover a political plot that will shape the fate of the Cosmic Witch society. With a captivating narrative, beautiful visuals, and enchanting music, this game will keep you spellbound.


What we like:
  • Engaging story with impactful decisions
  • Well-developed characters with intriguing twists
  • Trans-friendly representation
  • Beautiful art and design
  • High replayability due to choices that matter
What could be improved:
  • Gameplay doesn't meet expectations
  • Disappointing ending
  • Difficulty in collecting certain energy

  • card
  • narrative
  • pixel
  • interactive
  • deckbuilder
  • fiction
  • politics
  • political
  • crafting
  • visual-novel

9

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
  • battler
  • rogue-like-deckbuilder
  • demons

10

Marvel's Midnight Suns (2022)

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Playstation 5 Xbox Series X PC Windows Playstation 4 Xbox One Nintendo Switch

Marvel's Midnight Suns is a turn-based tactics game featuring superheroes and card-based combat. You must stop Lilith, the Mother of Demons, by creating a custom character and meeting familiar and new heroes. With dynamic battles, customizable characters, explorable hubs with secrets, and comedic banter between characters, it has something for everyone.


What we like:
  • Dynamic card combat system
  • Robust customization options
  • Fully explorable hub with secrets
  • Humorous jokes between characters
  • Unique abilities for each hero
What could be improved:
  • Bloated with currencies and resources
  • Poor visuals for idle animations
  • Visual bug for concealed units
  • Occasional freezing/crashing when saving manually

  • card
  • tactical
  • superhero
  • turn-based
  • strategy
  • battle
  • rpg
  • combat

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