Put your deck building skills to the test with these card battle games
Card-based battles can take on new and interesting life in a video game. Each of the following games features in-depth strategy, imaginative art, and clever card use!
Even if you’ve never heard of the term “deckbuilding” before, the following selection can serve as a good entry point into a world of strategy and small rectangles. We hope you find something you like!
(At the very least, you won’t need to lug around a binder full of cards with these decks. Or, you know, trade with someone who said they had a rare holographic version of a card, but it ended up being a piece of cardboard wrapped in foil with a bad design taped to it. Never like this has ever happened before…)
Voice of Cards: Roar of the Island Dragon
Experience an RPG set in a world of swords and sorcery, told entirely through cards. The story follows a self-proclaimed hero as they set out to slay a newly awakened dragon, presented in a tabletop RPG style.
First Class Monster Train
Monster Train brings a strategic layer to roguelike deckbuilding, with a tactical twist: Defend not one, but three vertical battlefields simultaneously as you fight to protect the final pyre from the forces of heaven. No game is ever the same, it’s a new challenge every time!
kill the arrow
Create a unique deck, encounter bizarre creatures, discover relics of immense power, and slay the arrow! You’ll discover hundreds of cards to add to your deck with each attempt at Ascending the Spire. Select maps that work together to effectively eliminate enemies and reach the top.
Ok, you got us – this one is not a battle game. Instead, you play as bird enthusiasts – researchers, ornithologists, ornithologists and collectors – seeking to discover and attract the best birds to your network of wildlife sanctuaries. Each bird extends a chain of powerful combinations in one of your habitats.
With its living tableau, Faeria will challenge you with truly strategic card battles. Build exciting decks and shape the battlefield as you fight epic battles. Raise mountains, build forests, fill lakes or mine desert sand. You choose your own path to victory…literally!
Become a giant walking dice and fight to the end of an ever-changing dungeon! Can you escape the cruel whims of Lady Luck? You’ll play as six different characters, each with their own playstyles and abilities. Master each class and figure out which one best suits your style.
Signs of the sojourner
Signs of the Sojourner is a narrative card game about connecting with people. Your deck is your character, reflecting your experiences and shaping your relationships. You’ll encounter upbeat stories, compassionate characters, and delightful surprises in a world where climate change has made life difficult.
Thronebreaker: The Witcher’s Tales
Thronebreaker is a single-player role-playing game set in the world of The Witcher that combines story-driven exploration with unique puzzles and card battle mechanics. Faced with an impending Nilfgaardian invasion, Meve is forced to enter the warpath and embark on a dark journey.
SteamWorld Quest – Hand of Gilgamech
Lead a band of budding heroes through a hand-drawn world and intense battles using only your wits and a handful of cards. Face all the threats that come your way by creating your own deck by choosing from over 100 unique punch cards!
Fight and negotiate your way through a broken down sci-fi world. Every decision matters, whether it’s the jobs you take, the friends you make, or the cards you collect. Death comes quickly, but each room offers new situations and strategies to explore.
Shadowverse: Champion’s Battle
Team up with characters from the Shadowverse anime in this card battle game. With new summon animations and exclusive cards, battle your rivals in story mode or go online* to challenge your friends!