The Best Rogue-like-deckbuilder Games

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Luck be a Landlord (2021)

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Linux Mac OS PC Windows IOS iPhone Android

Luck Be A Landlord is a thrilling game where luck is everything. As the player, you have one coin left and your landlord is knocking at your door. You insert the coin into a slot machine and hope for the best - it's a roguelite game which means each time is different. You can add symbols and items to the machine to create interesting build strategies. With a terrible landlord to defeat and a dog to pet, this game is a must-play for anyone who loves a challenge.


What we like:
  • Well designed game
  • Interesting upgrades
  • Relaxing
  • Modern day Solitaire
What could be improved:
  • No meta progression
  • Pure luck, no way to influence runs
  • Not a true roguelite
  • Can fuel gambling addiction

  • rogue-like-deckbuilder
  • rogue-like
  • deckbuilder
  • gambling
  • auto-battler
  • capitalism
  • procedural
  • resource-management

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Ruff Ghanor (2024)

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Xbox Series X Xbox One PC Windows Nintendo Switch

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

3

Vivid Knight (2021)

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Nintendo Switch IOS iPhone PC Windows Mac OS Android

Join Crystal Princess Amelie on her quest to defeat the Black Witch and free her friends from jewel prisons in Vivid Knight, a dungeon-crawler game with auto-chess mechanics. Build a team of up to six fighters, collect powerful jewels, and activate unique symbol abilities to help you defeat monsters and progress through the dungeon. The game's cute anime-style graphics make it an enjoyable adventure for any player looking for a fun and replayable game.


What we like:
  • No microtransactions
  • Fun and colorful graphics
  • Allows for a lot of different party approaches
  • Wide pool of unlockable characters and items
  • Unique gameplay mechanics
What could be improved:
  • Bonuses and debuffs hard to understand at first
  • Limited movement points may be frustrating
  • Dungeons may not be too difficult for seasoned roguelike players

  • rogue-like
  • rogue-like-deckbuilder
  • dungeon
  • deckbuilder
  • auto-battler
  • party-building
  • dungeon-crawler
  • choices
  • strategy
  • anime
  • cute
  • inventory
  • management

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ROUNDS (2021)

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Android Xbox Series X Xbox One PC Windows

Rounds is a 1v1 rogue-lite shooter where each round gets more intense. The losing player of each round unlocks clever upgrades to create a better build to counter their opponent.


  • 2d
  • rogue-like-deckbuilder
  • card
  • deckbuilder
  • battler
  • rogue-like
  • party
  • fight
  • scroller
  • pvp
  • multiplayer
  • twin-stick
  • platform
  • local
  • physics

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Card Hog (2020)

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Android IOS iPhone PC Windows

Get ready to explore the dungeon in Card Hog, where you can choose your own hog and battle enemies with a variety of weapons and magic. With multiple game modes, dozens of enemies and bosses to fight, and over 100 cards to discover, there's no shortage of adventure. Show your creativity by customizing your hog's outfit and enjoy local multiplayer modes while the online mode is on the way. With more content and updates on their way, join the Early Access journey and experience the exciting world of Card Hog today.


What we like:
  • Casual and quick gameplay
  • Unique concept of being a card inside a grid of cards
  • Lots of different modes to play
  • Devs are active and listen to player feedback
  • Simple design and easy to understand gameplay
What could be improved:
  • May require a lot of grinding to unlock everything
  • Boss fights can feel too easy
  • No multiplayer mode yet

  • turn-based
  • rogue-like-deckbuilder
  • deckbuilder
  • battler
  • card
  • rogue-like
  • semi-casual
  • dungeon
  • strategy
  • funny
  • dungeon-crawler

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Vault of the Void (2022)

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PC Windows

Vault of the Void is a challenging card-based game that rewards improvement. You build a deck and navigate a hex-based grid to defeat enemies. With a variety of mechanics to master and cards to upgrade, the game offers complexity and depth. Although it may be overwhelming for newcomers, players familiar with deck building will find much to love in Vault of the Void.

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What we like:
  • Strong base mechanics that expand with classes and modes
  • Great rogue-like deck builder
  • Fun card game with synergies and character builds
  • Lots of unlocks and visual rewards
  • Flexibility of deck swapping and mana mechanic
What could be improved:
  • Steep learning curve
  • Lack of narrative
  • Overwhelming for newcomers

  • deckbuilder
  • card
  • rogue-like
  • rogue-like-deckbuilder
  • battler
  • choices
  • procedural
  • board-game
  • isometric
  • top-down

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Castle Morihisa (2022)

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Nintendo Switch PC Windows Android IOS iPhone

"Castle Morihisa" is a roguelike featuring strategic deckbuilder. You need to build up your deck through constant battles, acquire powerful talents, and wield the power of the Fallen Heroes to unveil the truth behind the rebellion in Castle Morihisa.


  • turn-based
  • rogue-like-deckbuilder
  • card
  • battler
  • deckbuilder
  • rogue-like
  • dungeon-crawler
  • procedural
  • replay-value
  • strategy
  • tactical

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Nitro Kid (2022)

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Mac OS PC Windows

Synthwave roguelike deckbuilder set in the neon 80's. Pick your agent. Build your deck. Hit card combos and fight through the floors of INFINITY tower. Featuring 30+ fresh Synthwave tracks by LudoWic, Tonebox and Jules Reves.

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  • rogue-like-deckbuilder
  • card
  • turn-based
  • deckbuilder
  • arts
  • rogue-like
  • martial
  • battler
  • 1980s
  • isometric
  • mouse
  • soundtrack
  • tactical
  • sci-fi
  • synthesizer-driven

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Mech Armada (2021)

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Xbox Series X Nintendo Switch Playstation 5 Playstation 4 PC Windows

Create and command custom Mechs to outmaneuver The Swarm in this post-apocalyptic tactical turn-based rogue-lite. Leverage the terrain, learn each Mech's unique skills and use strategy and resources to survive an ever-changing series of battles to give humanity hope.

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  • turn-based
  • rogue-like-deckbuilder
  • rogue-like
  • mech
  • deckbuilder
  • procedural
  • post-apocalyptic
  • character
  • customization
  • isometric
  • strategy
  • sci-fi

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Tamarak Trail (2024)

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

In this deck-building roguelike, you'll use a customizable dice set as you battle through randomly generated trails - full of loot, mysteries, and danger to protect inhabitants from the evil that has corrupted the trail.


  • deckbuilder
  • rogue-like
  • rogue-like-deckbuilder
  • turn-based
  • battler
  • dice
  • card
  • hand-drawn
  • dungeon-crawler
  • replay-value
  • strategy
  • procedural

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