10 Best Collectible Card Games
What’s just as thrilling as defeating that boss you’ve been trying to beat for the past half hour? What’s that much more rewarding after you spend weeks trying to complete? A card collection of course! Not just any card collection, but one found in video games where the card games come alive with all the excitement and satisfaction of any boss fight. These are our top 10 collectible card video games, that you should really consider playing.
Uncharted: Fight for Fortune
Similarly, SIE Bend Studios’ PSVita collectible card video game, Uncharted: Fight for Fortune, pits players against each other using characters from the critically acclaimed Uncharted series. The aim of the game is to use your cards to reduce your opponent’s health. Unlock cards by playing through the main series, watching the Eye of Indra mini-series, and playing the Golden Abyss. Besides Nathan Drake, you’ll find characters such as Elena Fisher, Riki Raja, and Doughnut Drake…because why not. It’s a fun little collectible card game for those who just can’t get enough of the Uncharted world.
Sentinels of the Multiverse: The Video Game
Play this one either by your lonesome or with friends. Use your basic set of heroes and defeat the villain with world domination on his mind. Based on a board game, Sentinels includes a variety of heroes, villains, environments, all of which affect the field and battle and make for an exciting card match.
Another turn-based card (or scrolls) game, Scrolls features four types of cards: creatures, spells, structures, and enchantments. It features both a single-player and a multiplayer mode, the latter of which limits each turn to 90-seconds. During that time, you’re can either move a creature, use a spell or enchantment, or sacrifice a scroll to draw two new ones or gain resource points. The aim of the game is to destroy three out of your opponent’s five idols.
Lord of Vermilion Series
You play one a handful of humans who survived the ‘Great Collapse’, a catastrophic event borne from the greed of one man, holder of the omnipotence-giving vermilion stone— a Lord of Vermilion. You customise your character and use your card units to build an army and bring peace back to the world. With such a fantasy rich story, and the option to play single-player or multiplayer, Lord of Vermilion is certainly one of those games you have to try if you’re searching for an engaging, strategy-building, collectible card game.
Pokemon TCG Online
Before Pokemon GO, kids used to collect Pokemon cards and battle each other on the playground. But that was more than a decade ago. Nowadays the Pokemon collectible card game is played on whichever device you might choose to play on. There is training available in the game for those who may never have tried games like this before, so you’re ready for battle against a friend. With all the satisfaction of a Pokemon battle available to you here, if you and your friends like Pokemon but don’t like to travel, then choose Pokemon TCG Online.
The Elder Scrolls: Legends
If you’re looking for something a bit more magical, you might be interested in The Elder Scrolls: Legends by Dire Wolf Digital, a collectible card game which compresses the entirety of Tamriel into a fun card battle in which everyone begins with one mana point and the second player receives a mana potion to even things out. It’s an exciting way to battle without relying on joysticks (or a mouse) and button mashing.
Magic Duels: Origins
When talking about fantasy card games, the first thing that usually comes to mind is something similar to Magic: The Gathering— dice, cards, and a slew of colourful characters battling it out in a group’s collective imagination. Magic Duels: Origins was developed with aid from Wizards of the Coast so as not to get lost in the rich lore. With a variety of genres across the series of games, and a dozen expansions, Magic: The Gathering is one of the best collectible card game to get into if you want to begin with a classic trading card legend.
A recently released collectible card game is the free-to-play turn-based-strategy Duelyst, wherein you play against another across a battlefield using minion and spell cards to claw your way toward the enemy general, whose defeat signals your victory. If you’re not used to this sort of thing, worry not, Duelyst includes a practice mode and a tournament mode.
Introduced in The Witcher III: Wild Hunt, this incredibly addictive card mini-game pits two players against each other, armed with their respective card collections of faction-based characters. There are four factions— Northern Realms, Nilfgaardian Empire, Scoia’tael, and Monsters (five if you count the Skellige deck which was introduced in the Blood and Wine DLC), and hundreds of cards to collect. Each game played on a board (for the benefit of you, the player. In-game, it’s depicted as being played on any surface. Gwent players are talented that way), divided into two sides, with each side divided into three lanes— melee cards, ranged cards, and siege cards. Whoever has the most points on their side at the end of each round, wins. That’s a lot more difficult than it sounds, considering the amount of strategy you have to put into the game. Do you use the weather card now or later? Should you lose this round to save that special card for the next, or risk it? Gwent is incredibly fun and surprisingly frustrating at times. That’s why, in the case of The Witcher III, you come for the epic characters and monsters, and stay for the amazing collectible card game know as Gwent.
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
Quite a popular collectible card game, and free-to-play to boot, Hearthstone has a lot to offer to both the casual collectible card game player, and fans of the genre. Blizzard’s turn-based game builds on the established lore from the Warcraft series, and as similarly releases quite a few expansions. Hearthstone allows you to disenchant your cards and form new ones with which to battle your friends. Use mana crystals to cast spells and call for assistance from minions, use your cards wisely and gain more through each victory, or through microtransactions…whichever way you choose to play it.