The Best Card Games

Update : Ruff Ghanor added at rank #5.
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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
  • turn-based
  • strategy
  • jrpg
  • anime
  • hero
  • trading
  • battler
  • player-designed

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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
  • battler

3

Nitro Nation Drag & Drift (2024)

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Mac OS PC Windows IOS iPhone Android

Explore in 3D stages as you discover a mysterious world with abandoned structures from a past civilization. Copy enemies’ abilities like the new Drill and Ranger and use them to attack and explore your surroundings. Save the kidnapped Waddle Dees from the ferocious Beast Pack alongside the mysterious Elfilin.


  • turn-based
  • card
  • diplomacy
  • strategy
  • racing
  • grand-strategy
  • rpg
  • japanese
  • wargame
  • cooperative
  • immersive
  • real-time
  • 4x
  • military

4

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

5

Ruff Ghanor (2024)

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Xbox Series X Xbox One PC Windows

Ruff Ghanor is a Deckbuilder game with Roguelite elements, where each collected card represents a crucial action in your journey. Build the perfect deck, strategize, and create powerful synergies as you progress to face your destiny.


  • rogue-like-deckbuilder
  • card
  • rogue-like
  • battler
  • deckbuilder
  • faith
  • lore
  • trading
  • fantasy
  • story
  • hand-drawn
  • dragon
  • magic
  • atmospheric
  • strategy

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Angry Birds 2 (2015)

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early access Android Mac OS PC Windows IOS iPhone

Angry Birds 2 is a new addition to the popular franchise that offers 140 challenging levels, impressive graphics, and new features. The game may be free-to-play, but it still provides a fun and engaging experience for those who enjoy the bird-flinging puzzle genre. The added picture-in-picture close-up for birds adds a new level of emotion to the game. While there are some freemium aspects, the game is still a solid choice for fans of the franchise.


What we like:
  • 140 challenging levels
  • impressive graphics and new features
  • picture-in-picture close-up for birds adds a new level of emotion to the game
  • free-to-play
  • engaging experience.
What could be improved:
  • Freemium aspects such as lives, consumable resources, gems, and video ads can detract from the playing experience
  • awkward for kids
  • may turn off some fans who enjoyed the franchise's earlier days.

  • physics
  • puzzle
  • card
  • rpg
  • strategy
  • out-of-this-world
  • slow-motion
  • boss-fight
  • casual
  • arcade
  • turn-based
  • challenging
  • classic
  • arena

7

Bingo Blitz - Bingo Games (2023)

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Get excited by traveling the World with Bingo Blitz. Get DAILY Extra Goodies - This is EPIC Bingo, Just For You. Play epic bingo side games worldwide, including bingo slot machine spins.


  • card
  • japanese
  • rpg
  • turn-based
  • strategy
  • jrpg
  • old-school-play
  • anime
  • trading
  • battler

8

Conjury (2023)

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Collect cards, weapons, and items as you make your way through this fast-paced deck building rogue-like to escape the eternal darkness of Lumtham woods.


  • card
  • rogue-like
  • shooter
  • battler
  • pve
  • first-person
  • dark
  • arena
  • steampunk
  • trading
  • fps
  • noir
  • deck
  • strategy
  • turn-based

9

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
  • horror

10

Clash Royale (2016)

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early access IOS iPhone Mac OS PC Windows Android

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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