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The Hunger Games: Panem Rising Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Nadia Oxford on January 21st, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: LEAVES YOU HUNGRY FOR MORE
The Hunger Games: Panem Rising features lovely card artwork that should resonate with Hunger Games fans, though the game itself is nothing special.
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Sentinels of the Multiverse Review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Rob Thomas on October 23rd, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SENTINELS ASSEMBLE
Greater Than Games' tabletop classic, Sentinels of the Multiverse swoops in to save the day on iPad. It's super!
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Rise of Vigil Expansion Released for Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer

Posted by Jessica Fisher on July 24th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: COLLECT THIS :: Read Review »

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.

Mars Needs Mechanics Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Rob Thomas on March 14th, 2014
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: NEEDS TINKERING
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

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Carter Dotson on February 14th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: COOL DWEEB
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

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Stacy Barnes on January 14th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: NOT THE BEST BET - YET
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 Rob Rich 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.

Rivals for Catan Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on July 2nd, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: FEELS LIKE WORK
There's a good card game here, it's just buried under a ridiculously unfriendly interface.
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Star Trek Rivals Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on May 17th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: SET PHASERS TO TRASH-TALK
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

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Campbell Bird on April 24th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: ROCKET PAY-TROL
Try to outwit (or outpay) your opponent in this card-based race across the galaxy.
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War of the Fallen Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Carter Dotson on April 19th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: FALLING DOWN?
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

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on April 4th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: SUCKER PUNCH
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

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on March 22nd, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: FAST PACED CARDS
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

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on March 21st, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: ANGRY CARDS
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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Favorite Four: Card Games

Posted by Jennifer Allen on March 18th, 2013

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.

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.

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.

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.