Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links is a free-to-play mobile CCG where players summon monsters via cards and win by lowering the opponent's Life Points to zero. Play through the solo campaign, compete in online PvP, and collect cards to build stronger decks.
Type: Mobile CCG
Release Date: January 11, 2017
Pros: +Collect hundreds of cards. +Single player and PvP modes. +Interact and play against celebrated Yu-Gi-Oh characters.
Cons: -Pay-to-win. -Server and bug issues. -Gameplay limited to three slots for monsters and spells.
Digimon Heroes is a mobile CCG RPG where players collect over a thousand different Digimon to raise and train. Make a name for yourself on File Island by mastering combat, matching cards in threes to unleash powerful attacks.
||Publisher: Bandai Namco
Type: CCG RPG
Release Date: January 27, 2016
Pros: +PvP arena (unlocks at Level 40). +Over 1000 Digimon to collect. +Digivolve and digifuse Digimon.
Cons: -Pay-to-win. -Names of Digimon mixed between English and Japanese translations. -Update issues.
Otogi: Spirit Agents is a CCG RPG where players are Spirit Agents charged with eliminating evil energy running rampant in the world. Collect spirits in the form of cards and put together a team of four to tackle enemies in fully voice-acted stories and quests.
||Publisher: Mitama Games
Type: Mobile CCG RPG
Release Date: September 20, 2016
Pros: +Large pool of cards to collect, each with unique abilities and 3D models. +Great voiceovers and art. +Enhance and level up cards.
Cons: -Font and feel of UI feels old and clunky. -Very hard to farm premium currency. -Events are too long (two weeks). -Pay-to-rank.
Age of Ishtaria is a TCG RPG where players collect cards of varying rarities and form decks to duke it out in a unique combat system. Evolve cards, trade units in the Bazaar, and compete in weekly events for rewards.
||Publisher: Silicon Studio
Type: TCG RPG
Release Date: October 16, 2014
Pros: +Deep card pool to collect. +Premium currency is farmable. +Unique combat system. +Great artwork for cards.
Cons: -Trade system is difficult and inefficient. -Cards attained through packs with fixed chance to draw rare units. -Gameplay can be repetitive.
Shadowverse is a multi-platform online CCG that features seven distinct character classes, each with unique deck mechanics. Collect 400+ cards detailed with appealing anime-inspired art, then strategically play and evolve them in combat to defeat your opponent.
Type: Multi-platform Online CCG
Release Date: June 17, 2016
Pros: +Seven distinct classes. +Highly polished graphics. +Great artwork. +Unique evolution system. +Minimal RNG in gameplay.
Cons: -Can't trade cards. -Some assets recycled from Rage of Bahamut.
Krosmaga is a strategy card game in which players summon minions on a lane-based playing field, to destroy their opponent's towers. Play as one of twelve colorful gods determining your decks playstyle, and wield minions and spells from the Wakfu and Dofus universe.
||Publisher: Ankama Games
Type: CCG Strategy
Release Date: February 22, 2017
Pros: +Dofus and Wakfu universe. +Colorful aesthetic. +Easy to learn, difficult to master.
Cons: -Dunegon-runs require currency. -Some matchmaking issues.
Clash Royale is an online CCG on mobile devices with cartoony graphics, MOBA/Castle Defense style gameplay, quick 1-4 minute matches, strategic real-time PVP battles, lots of cards to collect featuring Clash of Clans characters, and a competitive PVP Arena system.
Type: Mobile CCG/MOBA
Release Date: March 2, 2016
Pros: +Easy to pick up and play. +Many cards to collect. +Strategic, real-time battles. +No Stamina system.
Cons: -Lengthy “Chest Opening” system. -Pay-to-win aspects. -May feel too simple.
Star Realms is a strategic deckbuilding MMO based on an award-winning trading card game that combines fast-paced deck building with strategic TCG-style combat. Pick up the game's easy-to-learn mechanics and play through the campaign, or fight other players and A.I. in fast-paced matches.
||Publisher: White Wizard Games
Type: Strategy CCG
Release Date: March 8, 2016
Pros: +Based on award-winning CCG. +PvP and PvE modes. +Easy to learn. +Cross-platform.
Cons: -Most content behind paywall. -UI designed mainly for mobile. -Generic sci-fi theme.
League of Angels - Fire Raiders, sequel to the popular browser-based League of Angels, is a mobile card strategy MMORPG playable on iOS and Android. Create the ultimate RPG party with characters collected from cards, then equip and upgrade them to become powerful enough to vanquish the Devil Army.
Type: Card strategy MMORPG
Release Date: December 10, 2013
Platforms: Android & iOS
Pros: +Unique mix of genres. +Numerous characters to collect. +Clean, cute visuals.
Cons: -Art and music stolen from other games. -Some game modes are AFK only.
SolForge is a digital collectible card game that pits two 30-card decks against each other with the aim of lowering the opponent's health to zero. The game is notable for being co-designed by Richard Garfield, the creator of Magic: The Gathering.
||Publisher: Stone Blade Entertainment
Type: Mobile/PC CCG
Release Date: May 31, 2016
Pros: +Polished graphics and UI. +Easy to pick up, hard to master. +Three or more card levels.
Cons: -New cards are usually overpowered. -RNG-reliant mechanics. -Simultaneous matches slow down gameplay.