Top-10 Card Games: Must-Haves for Your Phone

Steve Nielsen


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China invention of the Tang dynasty times. Spreading all over the world in late 1300’s. Mass production after Johann Gutenberg invents the movable-type press in 1440. One of the greatest Medieval entertainment and a top luxury amusement which only aristocrats could afford. We are talking about playing cards, one of the most famous games of all times and folks. The game with a four-suit system, royalty, and a concept of taking tricks is still popular nowadays. It has experienced some changes and appears in different variations in our time. And with the smartphone era, it is available anytime and anywhere. Choose your favourite one from the list and enjoy an ancient game in a modern performance on your gadget.

1. Hearts

Hearts card game screenshots

Hearts is a classic playing card game. It is well-known worldwide by different names. In India, it is called Black Queen, and the Turkish call it Queen of Spades. You also might hear such names for the game as Chase the Lady,  Rickety Kate or Black Lady. Hearts has wide popularity both in real and virtual versions. This game was meant for four players and taking tricks while playing. The rules remain the same in the mobile version. Hearts app is characterised by a classy graphics, super smooth gameplay, highly scalable difficulty and other features. Playing Hearts on your mobile is a right thing to do!

2. Gin Rummy

Gin Rummy card game screenshots

Gin Rummy is one of the games that are good for almost everyone with its not excessive complexity. It is a simple card game which you get on the cheap or buy a paid version if you want to get rid of the advertising. Gin Rummy looks stable and doesn’t take much space on your phone. You can switch on a multiplayer mode and play with millions of users from anywhere in the world. Fight them in a championship and win a virtual jackpot.

3. Card Wars Kingdom

Card Wars Kingdom card game screenshot

Card Wars Kingdom is the latest game from Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time. It is not a classic card game. Nevertheless, you will continuously deal with cards. Collect them and become a hero of card wars. With the help of spells and superpowers, you will create own combat system and bash your opponents. Choose and play for one of your favorite Adventure Time characters. It can be Finn, Jake, BMO, Princess Bubblegum, Marceline, Purple Princess or any other whose abilities you would like to possess. Each hero has individual cards (that is why we call it a card game) which can completely change the result of the game.

4. Clash Royale

Clash Royale card game screenshots

This is one of the most popular card game apps ever! You will collect cards from the Clash of the Clans game universe for duelling other players. The process includes passing different maps with different spells and defences. The clans will fight with royalties, so create your clan and win the glory defeating it. Besides the princes and the knights, you will meet here an Inferno Dragon; you can get his card for 4 Elixirs. He might manage a great destroy, so you’d rather want to have him on your side. By joining Clash Royale game, you will also get involved into one of the broadest online communities; it is a significant feature of this game.

5. The Elder Scrolls: Legends

The Elder Scrolls: Legends card game screenshot

Join the strategy card game based on the legendary The Elder Scrolls series. You will get into a Skyrim world with dangerous dragons and warlike characters. First, you will collect cards, build a deck and then join the duel with your opponents. Enjoy a variety of game modes and increase their complexity by using winning tactics. By extending your card collection, you can get more in breathtaking online combats. It will take all your courage and thoughtfulness to survive in Skyrim.

6. Exploding Kittens

Exploding Kittens card game screenshot

Surely, you know the Russian roulette, an exciting and risky game of chance. Exploding Kittens has the same principle in basis. Unlike Russian roulette, you will get not a shot but an exploding kitten card if you are not lucky. You can play it with a company from two to five people. Do it with strangers or with friends; all the players will see a marvellous deck developed specially for the game. Each of you will draw a card until someone gets an exploding one. And that means the end of the game for you. But don’t worry, there is always a chance to start everything from the beginning.

7. Triple Triad

Triple Triad card game screenshot

This mini-game is a reminiscence on Final Fantasy VIII. We should say, it is more nostalgic than strategic. In Triple Triad you have an opponent to fight with. Initially, each of you has five cards of different powers. This is how the fight of ‘reds’ and ‘blues’ begins. Your task is to gather more cards than your opponent does. At the end of the game, the winner is the person who colored the deck of ten cards in his color.

8. Reigns: Her Majesty

Reigns: Her Majesty card game screenshot

Reigns: Her Majesty is a sequel of a cult strategy game Reigns. In both games, you have a variety of cards, each of them means a particular situation. By approving or denying the action of the card, you manage your reign mission. You will face new challenges and tasks with the era of the cultural renaissance. Nevertheless, there are still foes and detractors which will plot and intrigue behind you. By implying weighted political decisions and using mystical features, you can reach peace and balance in your kingdom.

9. Hearthstone

Hearthstone card game screenshot

Meet one of the most popular card games for your mobile. It seems easy at first sight, but don’t ensnare to oneself. Anyway, it will capture you from the first minutes and won’t release until the end. By collecting the deck, you sharpen the skills and get an ability to fight your enemy with powerful spells. There are hundreds of cards so you can create some truly unique decks. Be sure for its safety; the pack is assigned to your character. So it is always with you on any device.

10. Pokemon TCG Online

Pokemon TCG Online card game screenshot

Pokemon TCG Online is an intelligence-boosting online version of the classic Pokemon trading card game. When you start, you choose the cards from Grass, Fire and Water decks. Unlocking new cards in the game process, you collect unique Pokemon cards, build decks with them, and fight your opponents. To earn these cards, pass the missions or buy them at other players. Creating own card collection is the best way to personalize the game.

Could medieval people just imagine, that someday the playing cards won't be made of paper? That people would play it all over the world without even seeing each other. "A fantastic dream", would a sophisticated court lady say and continue meditatively playing cards in solitaire.