Card games are a fantastic form of entertainment. They work anywhere and everywhere, they’re small enough to fit into a bag for travel, and there are many different kinds of card games out there. Almost everyone has played a card game on mobile. They’ve been around since before smartphones. They’ve evolved quite a bit since the old days. Here are the best card games on Android!
AI Factory Limited is a developer on Google Play. They make tons of card games and board games. Some of their offerings include Euchre, Spades, Solitaire, Gin Rummy, and Hearts. The games aren’t overly complex nor are they much to look at. However, they are rock solid. It’s a good way to get some simple card games on the cheap. They don’t take up much space on your phone and they just work. You can get them for free if you don’t mind ads. The paid version removes the advertising.
Card Wars Kingdom is the latest Adventure Time themed card game from Cartoon Network. It plays like most freemium CCG titles. You’ll collect cards and use them to fight opponents. The game features hundreds of characters to collect, level up mechanics to make them stronger, and an online PvP element to help keep things interesting. It is freemium which isn’t the greatest thing, but most players seem to enjoy it and its quirky humor quite a bit.
Clash Royale is one of the most popular card games ever. This one plays a lot like Hearthstone and features many of the same mechanics. You’ll be collecting cards based on the characters of the Clash of Clans universe and then using them to duel other players. It has one of the healthiest online communities that you can find these days. You can even join a clan to share cards and challenge clan members. It’s a freemium game. That’s not great, but at least it still plays well.
We’re calling our shot a bit with this one. It still isn’t out officially just yet (at the time of this writing). However, we have played the game. It’s one of the better card games for sure. It competes with games like Clash of Clans and Hearthstone. You’ll collect cards, build a deck, and then duel opponents. It has a campaign mode, an online PvP mode, and more. The mechanics include lanes to add an extra strategical mechanic to the combat. It’ll be good whenever it eventually comes out. You can pre-register now at least. Or, maybe if you’re reading this later, it might actually be out.
Exploding Kittens is one of the newer card games. This one is actually a successful Kickstarter project. The way this one work is you play with two to five players. Each player draws cards until one of them gets an exploding kitten. If they don’t have a diffuse card, their game is over right there on the spot. You can also play local multiplayer or with strangers on the Internet. The artwork is by The Oatmeal. Overall, it’s a quirky little game. It is a pay once game. You can also buy DLC as in-app purchases.
Hearthstone is one of the most popular card games out there. With that comes a fairly large and loyal following of players that you can watch on Twitch or YouTube at your leisure. The game itself comes with hundreds of cards so that you can build some truly unique decks. It also features the ability to make multiple decks. That helps add some variety into the game. It gets semi-regular updates to include new content and the game is almost exclusively multiplayer. It’s free with in-app purchases. You can also sign up for a Battle.net account and play your save file on other platforms.
Microsoft Solitaire is one of the most popular card games ever. Those who had a PC in the 1990’s and 2000’s no doubt remember playing Microsoft Solitaire. This is a refresh of that old game. It includes the original Solitaire along with four other variants. That includes Freecell, Tripeaks, Spider, and Pyramid. The game also includes daily challenges, Xbox Live achievements, and cross-platform support with Windows 10. It even has the original victory animation from the old PC days. It’s a good card game that works.
Pokemon TCG Online is an online version of the classic Pokemon trading card game. The game lets you collect Pokemon cards. You build decks, challenge opponents, and try to win. You can even trade cards with other players online. There are a variety of ways to earn new cards. You can even build your own decks using the cards you get. There is even an AI opponent you can practice your new decks with. Other than that, it’s a fairly basic game. It is a freemium game, so prepare yourself for that. There are some decent freemium Yu-Gi-Oh games too, if Pokemon isn’t your thing.
Reigns and Reigns: Her Majesty are two popular strategy card games. You play the role of a ruler. Each card is a situation. Your job is to pick whether to approve or deny the action on the card. The decision determines if you reign supreme for another month. The original game is basically just that. Reigns: Her Majesty adds a few additional things, but retains most of the core mechanics. Both games run for $2.99 with no in-app purchases or ads. They’re not as deep as something like Hearthstone or Clash Royale. However, the games are a bit less basic than your usual card games.
Triple Triad is a port of the actual card game from Final Fantasy VIII. You’ll match up against an opponent. Each opponent will have five cards of various power. Each player lays a card down trying to take an adjacent card. The winner is the player with the most cards on the board at the end. It’s a mini-game from a much older game. Thus, don’t expect a ton of depth. The nostalgia factor here is real, though. It’s free to play right now. There are no in-app purchases yet, but the developer may add some in a future update.
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