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Shards of Infinity review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on May 7th, 2019
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: INFINITE TACTICS
This digital deck-builder is a great title for genre veterans and curious newcomers alike.
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Spellsword Cards: Origins review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on May 3rd, 2019
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: METEORFALL MIMIC
This solo, portrait-mode card game bears more than a little resemblance to another game.
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Solar Settlers review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on April 12th, 2019
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SOLAR SYSTEMS
It may not be the prettiest card game out there, but Solar Settlers is a unique and satisfying solo card game that’s worth exploring.
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Spellsword Cards: Demontide review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on April 8th, 2019
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: HEARTHSTONE FOR ONE
This generically named collectible card game packs in almost every single-player mode you can think of into a fairly priced package.
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The best superhero game on mobile

Posted by Campbell Bird on April 4th, 2019

I don't know if you know this, but superheroes are Kind of A Big Deal. Every other week it feels like a new Marvel movie is coming out and the hype train for each release is undeniable. Just look at how the upcoming Avengers: Endgame broke sales records and sales sites at the same time within hours of tickets going on sale earlier this week.

I’m not here to talk movies though. That’s not what this site is about. Alongside releases in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (or MCU, if you're so inclined) are a plethora of the media tie-ins, not the least of which are mobile games, and I’m writing this to tell you that yes, indeed, there’s a fantastic superhero game that trumps all others, and you should all be playing it if you want your superhero fix. The only thing is, it's probably not a game you'd suspect.

There may be some decent Marvel mobile games out there. Heck, some might even be considered “good.” That said, the absolute best superhero game on iOS actually has no affiliation with Marvel, DC, or any other actual comic book publisher. Do you know where I'm going with this?

Cultist Simulator review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on April 2nd, 2019
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: GIVES PAUSE
Cultist Simulator is a rich and mysterious card-based adventure game that will likely test your patience.
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Pirates Outlaws review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on March 8th, 2019
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: SLAY THE SEAS
Pirates Outlaws would be one of the best card-based dungeon-crawlers around if it weren’t for two specific issues with it.
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Card Crusade review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on March 5th, 2019
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: QUICK CARD COMBAT
Card Crusade excels at providing fast-paced card combat.
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Miyamoto review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on December 28th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: CONFUSED CARDS
Minimalism makes Miyamoto striking, but also a little confusing.
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Mind Cards review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Campbell Bird on July 30th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: FREE YOUR MIND
Mind Cards is a really solid (and completely free!) solo card game.
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Trex VIP review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on June 7th, 2018
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: VEXED BY TREX
This card game can be a pretty good time, but this digital form of it has a few too many issues.
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Meteorfall guide - Tips for the Card Crawling Initiate

Posted by Campbell Bird on January 26th, 2018

Meteorfall: Journey is a card-based rogulike that we love the super tight design of. It can be tough as nails, but there’s something about it that makes it compelling nonetheless. Here are a few tips that might keep you alive a little longer on any given run of Meteorfall:

Optimize your deck

In Meteorfall, your hero is only as strong has the cards in their deck, but that doesn’t mean you should just pick up any old cards and add them to the mix. The key to doing well in the game is making sure your hero draws all the cards you want and none of the ones you don’t. That means you should be choosy about what you put into your deck, and even remove cards if they don’t seem like they’re pulling their weight.

Cash rules everything around me

If you have the right amount of money, you can turn almost any run of Meteorfall around. You never know when a Store or a Blacksmith is around the corner, so be sure to bank your coins and spend them strategically on upgrading or buying new cards that can give you an edge moving forward. Be careful though. Your score at the end of a run is governed by how much money you collect, so be sure not to spend too much if you want to post a high score.

Look out for the boss

In general, it’s wise to fight enemies to level your character and gain experience, but if you aren’t too careful, you can find yourself face to face with a boss with only a handful of hit points left. This is an easy thing to avoid thanks to a little counter in the lower right of the screen, but it can be just as easy to forget and charge ahead, which could prematurely end your run.

Play to your strengths

You can choose to play Meteorfall with one of four different characters, and all of them excel at different styles of play. Bruno is a warrior that is good at dealing damage through basic attacks, Greybeard is a powerful wizard that can take advantage of spell synergies in a few different ways, Mischief is a plucky rogue that can deal a lot of burst damage and gain a lot of potions, and Rose is a healer that can drain her life to hurt enemies before healing back up with relative ease. Each character takes a little bit of practice to get a handle on them, but taking advantage of each hero’s strengths is the ultimate key to success in Meteorfall.

Meteorfall: Journey review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on January 25th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarstarstar :: SHUFFLING THINGS UP
This dungeon-crawler draws inspiration from Reigns. It’s an odd choice, but it really works.
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7 Wonders review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Campbell Bird on December 6th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: MOSTLY WONDERFUL
It’s great to have a mobile version of 7 Wonders finally, but it’s still not quite as good as the real thing.
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South Park: Phone Destroyer review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on November 9th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: CLONE DESTROYER
South Park: Phone Destroyer is an ok Clash Royale clone, but does precious little with its license and feels overburdened with free-to-play hooks.
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