Battlejack is the next big card game to hit the mobile scene, and we have to say, it's a blast. It's blackjack with an RPG twist. Play cards to cast spells and summon monsters to help you in your quest, but if you go over 21 you're out of luck. It combines strategy and lucky into one neat little package.
But did you know that there are many other games out there that mesh classic card games with more contemporary RPG elements? Here are four of our favorites.
This deceptively difficult card battler combines Solitaire with rogue-like RPG elements to create something quite special. Players collect and upgrade cards, create spell combinations, and much more to defeat foes in a surprisingly intense game of solitaire. There's a good deal of wit in there, too, that will have you chuckling along as you play through the game's story.
We fell in love with Miracle Merchant for its charming hand drawn artwork, but it's a fine solitaire-like in its own right. Players draw cards to fulfill customers' potion orders, creating interesting combos in an attempt to earn as many points as possible. The game's rather addictictive thanks to the sheer number of potions you can concoct.
From the same fine folks who made Miracle Merchant, Card Crawl is an imaginative dungeon crawler that meshes everyone's favorite classic RPG tropes with a tactical card game you won't want to put down. Players place three randomly dealt cards on the board, which can be anything from weapons, to potions, to enemies, before you can draw a new one. If you can clear the entire deck without losing all of your HP, you've won!
Card City Nights
Card City Nightsis a bit farther removed from the high fantasy stylings of the other games on this list, but it's chock full of pop culture references and some serious strategy. Players play cards on a 3x3 grid in an attempts to create combos to defeat their opponents. As you progress, you'll unlock new cards, granted more options for how to play. It's insanely addictive.
Have you tried any of these games? Which ones are your favorite? Let us know in the comments below.