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Hearthstone's latest update is a bit of a snoozefest

Posted by Campbell Bird on January 27th, 2020
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarstar :: PERFECTLY (WAR)CRAFTED :: Read Review »

Back in May last year, I wrote about how Hearthstone felt like it was trying to reach more casual players with the release of The Dalaran Heist—a single-player expansion that focused less on theorycrafting the perfect deck and more on experimentation and play. A lot has happened in the game since then, including the release of a new game mode that seeks to capitalize on the popularity of auto chess games like Dota Underlords.

I wouldn’t say any of these updates have made Hearthstone any friendlier or more accessible as The Dalaran Heist did, but they have given players different ways to engage with the game’s cards in new and neat ways. Keeping all of this in mind, I was pretty excited to hear that another single-player expansion was coming to Hearthstone. But—now that it’s finally here—Hearthstone’s latest update, entitled Galakrond’s Awakening, feels like a return to basics for Blizzard in a way that feels a bit disappointing.

Steam Link Spotlight - Faeria

Posted by Campbell Bird on August 7th, 2019
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

If you’ve been following 148Apps.com for a while, chances are you’ve seen me talk about Faeria. I reviewed it when it initially came out on iOS, and again when The Adventure Pouch: Oversky came out. I also put the game on my best games of 2017 list.

It may go without saying that I really, really like Faeria. Its mix of turn-based strategy and collectible card-battling is unique, and the game itself is gorgeous. Since its release, I don’t think I’ve played a card game that grabbed me in quite the same way.

TEPPEN guide - The three best decks in TEPPEN right now

Posted by Campbell Bird on July 17th, 2019

TEPPEN’s unique take on the collectible card game genre is exciting. It’s just over a week old, but that isn’t stopping lots of folks from speculating about the long-term viability of the game, as well as changes and additions that will happen over time.

In the days since release, though. One thing is becoming clear. TEPPEN’s first set of top tier decks have emerged, and boy are they dominant. In checking out any community talking about TEPPEN, there are three main deck types that anyone is talking about, and it’s because they’re extremely powerful, to the point that many think some rebalancing is in order. See below for which decks we’re talking about:

TEPPEN guide - Tips and tricks for new players

Posted by Campbell Bird on July 12th, 2019

TEPPEN is a wild game that nobody asked for, but I’m sure glad it exists. Who would’ve thought that a CCG featuring Capcom characters could be so cool and weird?

In case you’re not completely sure what TEPPEN is, make sure to check out our review where we explain this wacky game. Then, come back here for some beginner tips that might help you as you start playing the game.

TEPPEN review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on July 8th, 2019
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: CAPCOM CARDS
TEPPEN is a surprisingly fun collectible card game that makes good use of Capcom characters.
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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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Lightseekers review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on August 1st, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: SEEK ELSEWHERE
This version of Lightseekers does not do the card game justice.
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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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Faeria The Adventure Pouch: Oversky review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Campbell Bird on August 21st, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: CONTINUED HEXCELLENCE
The Adventure Pouch: Oversky is Faeria at its best yet.
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The Elder Scrolls: Legends review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on April 3rd, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: NOT SO LEGENDARY
Bethesda's Hearthstone competitor is solid, but looks and feels a little flat.
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BattleHand guide - Tips and tricks to help you build a strong party and deck

Posted by Glen Fox on January 7th, 2016

BattleHand is a brand new mobile action RPG card battler that just launched on iOS and Android. It challenges you to build a party of typical fantasy heroes and a powerful deck of combat cards for each of them before setting out on an adventure full of turn-based battles.

ThoughBattleHanddoes a pretty good job of easing you into its unique brand of deck and character building, it can still feel a little overwhelming at first - particularly for genre newcomers. With that in mind, we've compiled a few tips and tricks to help you get started.

Outcast Odyssey is a hybrid mix of CCGs and dungeon crawlers

Posted by 148Apps Staff on December 18th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Outcast Odyssey is hybrid mix of collectable card games (CCGs) and dungeon crawlers out now on iOS and Android.

It contains a lengthy single player campaign with over 40 islands to explore and battle through. Each of these has its very own dungeon to raid, as well as hidden treasure to find and unique enemies to battle.

You're going to need a strong deck if you plan on walking away from a fight though. Thankfully, there are over 300 cards to collect, all of which can be evolved and fused to strengthen them for the battles ahead.

Spellstone Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on September 21st, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: EASING YOU IN
Spellstone is an ideal card game for newbies, but could do with more... something.
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Card King: Dragon Wars Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on August 2nd, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: GRIPPING
Mix Pokemon and Hearthstone, and Card King: Dragon Wars is what you get.
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Mario Italiano Four Families Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Jennifer Allen on June 18th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: COLORFUL CARDS
Mario Italiano Four Families goes for looks over practicality, but it's a quite fun card battler.
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