If you like Slay the Spire, try Library of Ruina

Library of Ruina is, similarly to Slay the Spire, a card battler. However, instead of controlling one unit, you usually control a small squad with individually customizable builds. LoR is a story focussed game based on the events of Lobotomy Corp. Prior knowledge is however not necessary to play LoR. I highly recommend this game and it's one where I would advise to go in without spoilers.

Why I recommend this:

-Great story and characters

-Scratches the itch for a challenging card battler

-Large build variety

-Memorable boss fights

-Each story mission/chapter is replayable

What might be a deterrence:

-The difficulty spikes can be frustrating

-Builds will need upgrades throughout the game to stay relevant.

-Story and character development starts of slow

-Can be slightly grindy as upgrades are somewhat randomized on mission rewards

To get all of the endings, it took me a bit over 100 hours.


  • Monster Train is also a really good deck builder

  • Slay the spire is great! So I might give this one a chance as well. Looks quite good. Thanks for the suggestion