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Rise of Vigil Expansion Released for Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer

Posted by on July 24th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Playdek and Stone Blade Entertainment have released Rise of Vigil – an in-app expansion for the iOS card game Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer. The expansion adds a new energy shard mechanic, which gives players the ability to upgrade heroes, monsters, and constructs. This changes the dynamic of certain cards; making weaker ones potentially much more powerful.

Rise of Vigil also includes 46 new center deck cards; including 11 new Monster cards, 24 new Hero cards, 11 new Construct cards, and new starting deck art as well as new background theme art and music.

Joel Goodman, CEO of Playdek says,  “We’re excited to release this new expansion to the popular Ascension series and we thank fans for waiting. The new energy shard cards energize the gameplay by making players rethink old strategies.”

You can download Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer for free, and purchase the Rise of Vigil in-game update for $3.99.

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Mars Needs Mechanics Review

Mars Needs Mechanics Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
To win a seat on mankind's first trip to Mars, a handful of steam engineers compete in a contest of market savvy. But first someone needs to fish the wrenches out of this tabletop adaptation's gears.

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Card Wars – Adventure Time Review

Card Wars – Adventure Time Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Card Wars is fantastic up until the free-to-play aspects become apparent, which is a problem in a game that has an up front cost.

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Showdown: The Card Game Review

Showdown: The Card Game Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Showdown: The Card Game is admittedly addictive, however app glitches and a non-intuitive set-up hinder the experience.

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Summoner Wars is Getting a Price Overhaul, Along with a New Expansion

Posted by on August 2nd, 2013
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

One of Playdek’s most popular iOS card games, Summoner Wars, is going through a few changes this Monday (8/5).

The most immediately noticeable difference will be the price; or rather the inclusion of one. Playdek is removing the freemium model and making the base game $0.99, with online play available right out of the box, so to speak. A “Lore” menu is also being added so that players can look up background and strategy information, and a new AI opponent is being included for those more interested in solo play.

The expansion will be available through an in-app purchase of $2.99 and includes two new armies: the Benders (pyromancers) and the Mountain Vargath (goatmen). The former focuses on controlling the actions of their rivals, while the latter is all about brute strength.

Both factions and new base game features will be available on Monday.

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source: Playdek
Rivals for Catan Review

Rivals for Catan Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
There's a good card game here, it's just buried under a ridiculously unfriendly interface.

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Star Trek Rivals Review

Star Trek Rivals Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Star Trek Rivals is a card game many have seen before, but it's still a heck of a lot of fun regardless.

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Rocket Patrol Review

Rocket Patrol Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Try to outwit (or outpay) your opponent in this card-based race across the galaxy.

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War of the Fallen Review

War of the Fallen Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
War of the Fallen is a card game with some compelling elements, but it is just a bit shallow.

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Tekken Card Tournament Review

Tekken Card Tournament Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
It's tragically funny when a concept that shouldn't work actually does, but ends up not being any fun thanks to a punishing IAP economy.

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Solitaire Blitz Review

Solitaire Blitz Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
A Facebook favorite comes to iOS, but on this format, it's not the King of the Card Game pack, just yet.

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Order & Chaos Duels Review

Order & Chaos Duels Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Order & Chaos Duels is a beautiful and fun strategic card game at its core, but the solo campaign is horribly unbalanced.

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Card games are one of the oldest methods of gaming out there, so it’s no great surprise that they’ve converted well to modern technology such as our beloved iOS devices. The App Store is overflowing with different card games, ranging from typical solitaire games to trading card titles. We’ve taken a look at our four favorite card games out there, at the moment.

Fairway Solitaire
Fairway Solitaire is a modern interpretation of the classic card game of Solitaire. Free and backed up with some very tempting in-app purchases, it offers a huge number of different solitaire games, all based around the game of Golf Solitaire. There’s even a glimpse of a story through a mischievous gopher out to cause havoc on the gold course. Even better, there’s regular new content thanks to a new courses each day. It should keep both puzzle and card game fans happy for many, many hours.

FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2012-02-15 :: Category: Games

Rage of Bahamut
It’s far from the prettiest of card games out there, but Rage of Bahamut has proven to be quite the phenomenon. It’s even hooked the site’s Rob Rich since he reviewed it last year. A trading card game full of mystical creatures and magical items, there’s a surprising amount of strategical depth to it. Just don’t expect it to use iOS’s graphical prowess to its full potential.

FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2012-05-15 :: Category: Games

Assassin’s Creed Recollection
Moving onto a card game that does use some of the graphical potential of iOS devices, Assassin’s Creed Recollection is ideally suited for fans of the Assassin’s Creed world. A war between the Templars and Assassins is brewing in this real-time card game, with plenty of information about the titles available to unlock. There’s a story mode, too, offering hours of intriguing missions and political battles.

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+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-12-01 :: Category: Games

Full Deck Pro Solitaire
Returning to traditional card gaming, Full Deck Pro Solitaire is a solitaire game that dispenses with all the bells and whistles that Fairway Solitaire comes with, sticking to pure cards. A variety of different games are available within, such as Klondike 3 Card Pyramid, Spider, Golf and Freecell. There’s an extra pack to buy, too, including my all time favorite variety: Grandfather’s Clock. Those after the classic one player card game experience should revel in this.

$0.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2012-09-11 :: Category: Games

Immortalis Review

Immortalis Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Immortalis does a few things differently and the rest pretty much the same, but none of that gets in the way of having a good time.

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Penny Arcade the Game: Gamers vs. Evil Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
So, how does Penny Arcade's second iOS game hold up? Exceptionally well, I'd say.

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Fluxx Review

Fluxx Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
This digital rendition of an absurd party card game is missing some of the magic, but it's still a pretty good time.

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Solitaire Kingdom Supreme Review

Solitaire Kingdom Supreme Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Apparently combining familiar classics with loads of unlockables and all sorts of wacky and interesting modifications is just funkitron's "thing."

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Governor Of Poker 2 Review

Governor Of Poker 2 Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Governor of Poker 2 is a poker game that's a distinctly casual affair.

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I profess I tend to spend a decent amount of time playing virtual solitaire these days, mostly thanks to some ridiculously early commutes. So it’s a game I’m quite familiar with, although I haven’t come anywhere close to mastering it. Why is this significant? Because Popcap is bringing their popular Facebook adaptation, Solitaire Blitz to iOS and I’m expecting to have a grand old time with it.

The rules of Solitaire Blitz are both familiar and totally new. Players still have to empty their cards into piles by following a particular sequence, but suits and linear progression don’t matter anymore. A King can be tossed on a Queen, to be followed by another Queen, then a Jack. Or it could go 2, 3, 4, 3, 2, Ace. But while this might sound like the challenge has been sucked out of the classic solo card game, the fact of the matter is it still makes for an intense game. Mostly thanks to the never pausing 60-second time limit and slots (up to four) for placing cards that have to be unlocked.

It makes for some rather frantic card shuffling as you attempt to spot anything and everything that can get tossed on a pile, attempt to plan ahead to avoid getting stuck, and search out any cards featuring a key icon that will unlock those essential extra card slots. All of this while the clock keeps ticking down. No specifics have been given regarding price yet but we can all look forward to one of the most intense games of solitaire ever this November.


Solebon Pro Solitaire Review

Solebon Pro Solitaire Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Solebon Pro Solitaire features 134 different card games, but its lack of features makes it difficult for gamers to shell out their extra cash.

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Fantasica Review

Fantasica Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Fantasica is a freemium collectible card game that actually puts more emphasis on the "game" part. Which is wonderful.

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Lost Cities Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Lost Cities is every bit as fun and interesting as any other Reiner Knizia game. But wait, there's more!

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Blackjack King Review

Blackjack King Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Blackjack King represents the game well, but it doesn't quite live up to its noble title.

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Just about everyone in the world dreams about having super powers. Flight, strength, x-ray vision, that kind of stuff. While DeNA (think Mobage) and Marvel Entertainment’s upcoming Marvel: War of Heroes may not bestow impossible abilities to its players, it does put them in charge of a slew of iconic heroes.

Assuming the role of a S.H.I.E.L.D agent players will collect cards featuring various Marvel heroes and craft their own super team. Powers and abilities can be fused and upgraded as well, making an already powerful legend even more so. If you’re thinking it sounds similar to the more than a little popular Rage of Bahamut, that’s because it is. And because it’s being crafted by the same developers. Although the story – which is a thing that actually exists in this freemium card game. I know, right? – is all original and comes directly from Marvel itself. As does the art, actually, which is ridiculously awesome.

Marvel: War of Heroes is due to hit the App Store this fall. Anyone with even the slightest interest will be able to check it out for free, but those of us who are already curious can head over to the official website to pre-register. Why? Because it earns a free rare card, among other things. And if there’s one thing I’ve learned from playing similar Mobage titles it’s that rare cards, no matter how useful they might be to my strategy, can pay off big. Also it might actually be really cool.

Michael Schacht’s Gold! Review

Michael Schacht’s Gold! Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
It's simple and could really do with the ability to play with another person instead of the computer, but it's still quite the fun little card game.

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Reiner Knizia’s High Society Review

Reiner Knizia’s High Society Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Hobnobbing with high rollers can be lots of fun but make sure to keep a firm grip on that shirt.

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Michael Schacht’s Web of Power Card Game: The Duel Review

Michael Schacht’s Web of Power Card Game: The Duel Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
It's an interesting mix of domination strategy and Chinese tile-collecting, but it can be more than a little daunting at first.

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Poker has kind of taken the country by storm over the past several years. It’s made its way into all manner of media, obviously including video games. So what makes this particular digital rendition of card-based gambling worth checking out? Quite a lot, it turns out.

All of the expected options are available in World Series of Poker, such as Texas Hold ‘Em and even Omaha Poker, but there’s a slew of more social-oriented features that are actually pretty awesome. Every player has an account that automatically tracks virtually every aspect of their games; thus helping them to better understand their own play style through statistics as well as allowing them to show off their skills with a number of different trophies such as special tournament rings.

It’s easy to tell what a player needs to work on (i.e. too much folding, not enough folding, etc.) at a glance, but what’s also cool is that really good players can gain access to a special league of games that are only available to others that have earned the same honor. In other words, seriously good poker players won’t have to worry about finding themselves in a game full of casual players. It’s also easy to find, invite, and join games that are already in progress. Each game is represented with a table, and players have only to tap an open seat to invite a buddy or two. And it’s just as easy to join a game.

I wasn’t able to procure any pricing information, but World Series of Poker will be available on the App Store “soon.”

There is a new app/accessory hybrid for card gamers that is changing the rules. Or at least it aims to. Bicycle Jacked Up! Interactive Card Games gives traditional cards a very 21st century twist.

The special playing cards made by the well-known Bicycle brand are available at most major retailers or can be purchased directly from their web site. Right now card lovers can buy War, Solitaire or Hearts for around six dollars each, and the cards come with a special iPhone stand. When used with the iPhone or iPad app, Jack the Joker hosts a multi-media “adventure” that adds both comedy and gameplay variations to the classics along with live card games. We love the way the app switches up the rules of these familiar games to add variety and replay value.

Don’t have the special cards yet? The apps can also be used to keep and share scores for several players at once. If you grab a deck, be sure to let us know what you think in the comments.


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Released: 2012-04-26 :: Category: Games

FREE!
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2012-04-26 :: Category: Games

Big Win Blackjack Review

Big Win Blackjack Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
It feels a little empty, but Big Win Blackjack is still a worthwhile game of twenty-one.

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