If You Like Hearthstone, Then Play This!

Is there anything better than deck building card games?

Maybe, but turn based card collection games are more popular than ever, and perhaps the one of the most popular is Hearthstone by Blizzard Entertainment. It’s so popular, in fact, that it has become a competitive eSport with cash prizes. Hardcore gamers and casual players alike enjoy Hearthstone, and it’s easy to see why. Hearthstone forged a path of its own by creating sped-up gameplay in the form of cutting any reactions from the opposing player turns, as well as setting a timer for each player's turn.

With a fantastic user interface, and several modes of both multiplayer matches and single player campaigns, this card game is easy to play, but hard to put down. That being said, if you’re looking to take a break from Hearthsone, we’ve put together a list of games which will satisfy gamers who are looking for something new in deck building games.


Game Trailer: Spellweaver Steam Trailer

If you’re searching for something true to the classics of the digital card game genre, then look no further than Spellweaver by developers Dream Reactor. This card game thrives off complex strategy and layered depth in terms of gameplay mechanics. Veteran card fans and casual players alike will find Spellweaver a rewarding card game experience.

While Spellweaver stays loyal to the classical mechanics associated with the genre, like Hearthstone, it has some unique gameplay features which keep matches fast paced and interesting. One such example is Spellweaver's combat system, which features creature speed. Creature speed dictates how much time is spent in rounds. Fast creatures allow you to control combat goes, but they have generally weaker stats. Like all tanks, slower creatures are bigger and stronger, but easier to outmaneuver.

Get it Here: https://store.steampowered.com/app/429680/Spellweaver/


Neurodeck: Psychological Deck Builder
Game Trailer: Neurodeck - Reveal Trailer

Do you have any phobias? There are plenty of things in this world that are fear inducing, but you can face them head on with Neurodeck: Psychological Deck Builder by developer Tavrox Games. This unique deck building card game features monsters inspired by real life phobias. Unlike most of the other games on this list, Neurodeck doesn’t feature a multiplayer mode, but don’t let that discourage you from checking it out.

Players will explore a psychologically influenced maze hiding cards and improvements that will culminate in defeating the character’s fears. Deckbuilding will happen as you progress through the game. Light RPG mechanics allow players to customize character stats and skill sets. While this deck building game may be a little different than Hearthstone, it is one worth trying. Neurodeck is available for pre-Order, with a release date promised early 2021.

Add to Your Wishlist: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1253860/Neurodeck__Psychological_Deckbuilder/


Animation Throwdown: The Quest for Cards
Game Trailer: Animation Throwdown: The Quest for Cards - Steam Launch Trailer

Have you ever wondered who would win in a fight between Bobby Hill and Louise Belcher? Well, you can find out. If you are a fan of adult animation like Bob’s Burgers or Futurama, you will be interested in the next game on our list. In Animation Throwdown: The Quest for Cards, by developers Synapse Games and Chinzilla, players will take their favorite characters from form of media to another and pit them against each other.

Locations from the five different shows are featured in 30 chapters of RPG style adventuring. On top of single player options, there is a PVP option as well as regular weekly events. This card game is much more casual and carefree versus the other games on this list. If you are looking for a game which is simple, fun, and will make you laugh, then check Animation Throwdown out!

Get it Here: https://store.steampowered.com/app/591960/Animation_Throwdown_The_Quest_for_Cards/


Causa, Voices of the Dusk
Game Trailer: Causa, Voices of the Dusk Early Access Trailer

The most exciting thing about playing new card games is when developers introduce simple gameplay mechanics which completely change the strategy in PVP combat. In Causa, Voices of the Dusk, the developers over at Niebla Games have done just that.  

Causa, Voices of the Dusk boasts unique tactical gameplay with complex strategic options. For example, players can sacrifice cards from their hand or the board to build up resources. They’ll also be able to bring sacrificed cards back to the game, which keeps both sides on their toes in terms of tactics. This game is currently still in early access, but you can still enjoy it until the full version is released.

Get it Here: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1034040/Causa_Voices_of_the_Dusk/


Legends of Runeterra
Game Trailer: Legends of Runeterra: Official Launch Video | “BREATHE”

If you are a fan of League of Legends, then the final game in our list is one you must check out. Legends of Runeterra, by Riot Games, is set within the League of Legends universe, featuring both locations and characters from the popular multiplayer battle arena game. Despite being less than a year old, Legends of Runeterra has become quite popular with both League of Legends fans and card game enthusiasts alike.

On top of a variety of unique game features, Riot Games decided to forego the requirement of players buying “blind decks.” This is so developers can change up the game without worrying about damage to players who had invested in decks which may lose strength.

Get it Here: https://playruneterra.com/en-us/


So, what do you think? Are you an avid deck builder? Did we miss any games? Let us know in the comments below.