Card City Nights is not a traditional card-trading game. It's an adventure game with zany characters to meet and weird locations to explore. In the center is our new card battle system that breaks away from the fantasy TCG mold with connecting cards to form combos.
User reviews: Very Positive (533 reviews)
Release Date: Feb 14, 2014

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"Cheap and cheerful single-player card battler with a colourful aesthetic and a neat puzzle-board framework. Soundtracks not half bad either."
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“Effortlessly charming .. a simple yet rock-solid addition to the genre that's well worth a play.”
Jay Is Games

“The real hook is the CCG that serves as the game’s engine. Fortunately, it’s fantastic.”
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About This Game

Card City Nights is an adventure through a city filled with card-nuts and lunatics. Battle for the 8 legendary cards to enter the biggest competition this city has seen yet.

CCN is not a traditional card-trading game. It's an adventure game with zany characters to meet and weird locations to explore. In the center is our new card battle system that breaks away from the fantasy TCG mold with connecting cards to form combos.

* 8+ hours of gameplay in a singleplayer adventure
* Connect cards to form combos
* 180 unique cards with characters from the Ludosity universe
* No IAP's in this game! You collect booster packs by simply playing the adventure from start to finish
* An amazing soundtrack in a blend of Jazz and Hiphop

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 2
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.6
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 2
    Minimum:
    • OS: Debian 6.0 based distros
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 2
Helpful customer reviews
17 of 21 people (81%) found this review helpful
18.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2014
Let me start off by saying that this game is underpriced. $3.99 for this gem of a game? Unheard of in this day and age! I enjoyed this game from beginning to end. The unique artwork and character dialog fits the tone of the entire game. There are a lot of unique characters with crazy and varied personalities. The way they battle during matches also happens to be in sync with their character. Each fight is more like a puzzle piece and the same strategy can't be used for every battle in the game. For those who are looking for true randomness in each battle in reference to the opponent's card might have to look elsewhere. The story is your typical I need to win the card battle tournament at the end but how it's presented is what makes this title unique. Of course there are the usual twists and turns during the whole event. The music is also amazing and is a mix of both melodious and upbeat jazz styled tunes.

Do yourself a favor and purchase the soundtrack. You'll have the manually search for it on Steam since it does not show up under the game's main page as DLC. Get it here http://store.steampowered.com/app/285150/

I've played my fair share of card battle games in my day. Everything from Magic the Gathering to Yugioh to Pokemon to SNK vs Capcom Card Fighters and more! This game's mechanics is totally different from them all thanks to the grid like interface which quite frankly was refreshing to me. Get this game! The only feature it lacks is multiplayer. It would be amazing if this could be added in a future update or even as part of a sequel. Despite all of that this game is an absolute steal for the price! Buy it!
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 24
I've tried Hearthstone, the free to play Magic game, Scrolls by Mojang. I like this game better than all those. Even if it didn't have story mode (which is nice), the way in which you have to play cards makes it have more of a puzzle element.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
12.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 27
Like a hidden gem, super cheery and chill.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 24
Great bit of fun. Spent most of a day playing it, unlocking cards, making decks and playing with them.

Big fat defence deck seems to always beat the AI, but didn't really bother me too much.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
A somewhat underpriced casual card game. 3.99e normal price is quite low for a game this good. You get a lot of value for that money with this game.

Best played in short bursts when you got some extra time on hand or while doing something else on the side.

Does not take itself as seriously as the MtG games do and you can play this with your kids.

Difficulty is generally quite low until you start to against the legendary card holders for real. they will challenge you and force you to go gather better cards to be able to beat their strategy. Deck building is also a must but the default deck gets you quite far.
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
16.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2014
Oh my god, where to start? This is one of my favorite games that I own, hence the 8/8 achievments.
This is a virtual card game, It has a 3 by 3 grid where you connect 3 symbols (shown on the card) of any of the 4 types: attack, defense, revive, and neutral. You have all sorts of variation in cards, making it always interesting. You can get booster packs, which give you 5 cards, which you can either put in your deck of 40, recycle into new packs, sell, combine, etc. I love just marveling at my large collection of rare cards, and going to destroy some AI enemy I have already dominated 30 times because, even with the easiest enemies, it never gets old.
There is no multiplayer, but frankly, it does not matter to me, the AI is fun enough.

Final Verdict: Buy or I kill you.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 29
Great little game, reasonably short but has a surprisingly large amount of depth in the card play. Coming from a MTG background some of the mechanics are really interesting and you can customize your decks to do wacky and crazy things. Highly recommend.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
17.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 17
Fairly unique, great player progression, quirky characters, diverse strategy and gameplay that's simple to understand and still gives a challenge or two. I love this game. I love mustaches.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
19.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 21
Reminiscent of older card-centric adventure games, Card City Nights carries you through a self-aware and contrived adventure to collect eight unique pieces from different bosses, and to challenge a final boss for a defined reward. The card game itself is fun and varied, and leaves many opportunities for customising one's own deck. While a direct and offensive tactic can be used to beat most opponents, each uses different strategies that can seriously complicate such an approach, making it optimal to research tactics and learn more about the individual card synergies.

There is no penalty for losing and always a reward for winning, so it's very much so a gentle game for those who may be unfamiliar with battling card games in general, making it playable and appealing for new or veteran players alike.

The music is enjoyable and adds flavour to the already living world, and the artwork is unforgettable and appealing, in that "trying hard to look like it isn't trying hard" way. The palette choices and composition are aesthetically pleasing and give the world a setting all its own, despite borrowing elements from many other games that the developers have made. The default gender for the player character and most npcs is female, with most characters being confident and punkish, breaking the common representation of female characters in video games as passive, mousey, and largely helpless.

I loved this game every moment that I played it, and though it can be frustrating to find an opponent who is difficult to beat, that just requires more familiarity and effort with your deck. It's seriously a steal at its price.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 19
Wasn't expecting much after receiving this game (as well a DRM-free copy and print and play pdf version) along with other stuff on recent Humble Bundle sale. But it captured my attention. A cute little card game with a unique twist and simple gameplay, but still having some brain crunching in deck building. At first it was a bit awkward to get used to this spacial placement of cards in a grid and connections between them. Especially when trying to figure out which cards with how many connections and what directions do you need while building a deck. Btw, don't make too many decks as you will have 25 cards wasted per deck, if you don't really want some of them anymore. No way to delete a deck and get back those 25 cards. I needed just one to complete the game and it stayed 70% unaltered for second half of the game. Either i'm so good at deck building or i was lucky to strike the attack/defence/trick balance early. Only in the end i faced an intended roadblock and was forced to switch to a secondary all attack deck and then wiped that last foe easily. You might need a second deck to complete some achievements. I wasn't so lucky (if possible at all) to receive a card with 8 connections, so doing 9 cards combo and 10 attack combo would be easy. But i had fun completing them with just a 5 connections card. That was tough, luck involved, but satisfying after all.

Now i'm sitting and looking at print and play pdf and thinking that i would rather pay for published game. But maybe i will print it to play with my friends.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 17
Card City Nights is the most unique card battle game I have ever played. It is fun and interesting and different fro the dozens of Magic: The Gathering clones out there. It is also set up to play much like an RPG. You will progress and get new and better cards and fight harder enemies and defeat bosses and add their trophies to your deck. It is really fun and easily worth the price of admission.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 22
Enjoyable short card game. Just long enough, and easy to 100%. The mechanics are simple, but good deck-building is an absolute necessity if you intend to have a good win/loss ratio. Sadly, the final boss had to be given a cheating mode rather than having a really good AI in order to be difficult enough.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
19.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 24
A quite interesting casual card game. This is very different from any other card games that I've ever played. It has fun and original gameplay mechanic. The graphics, story, and characters are weird in a good way. The soundtracks are good and they fit the graphics well. However, this game lacks of multiplayer feature. I think it'd be fun to play against real player.

About the enemies, you'll find them easy to beat in early stage of the game because they only play standard cards. I can make sure you will make a good deck quickly enough because it's easy to get the gold to buy the cards you want/need. You can also get booster packs by defeating certain enemies. At later game, the bosses have ridiculously strong cards in their decks. It's kinda a puzzle on how to create a specific deck to beat a certain boss which I think that's the most challenging part of the game. But of course, luck is always involved in every card games.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 22
This is an innovative and fun card game; the mechanics of which are unique and interesting. Everything from the deck building to the cards theme is enjoyable. There's not much story to the game but you don't really mind too much. Theres lots of different styles of plays to be explored and you can't just stick to the one for every encounter. The game seems to have have potential to be played through multiple times with its puzzle-esque gameplay. I would reccommend this game to anyone who's a fan of card or puzzle games.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
31.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
This turned out to be a reeeeally fun game. It's a CCG set in a modern world small town with a cute story wrapped around it. You collect booster packs via duelling NPCs in the game, buy individual cards from the in-game store with gold coins that you get as you duel or explore, and form decks using one of a few varying strategies to finish the story and defeat all your opponents. I read other reviews that said defence decks were great, I used an offensive/disabler deck that worked well from start to end too. It's not grindy at all, you can easily play start to end without sitting around and grinding certain cards or something, though you can if you want to as well.

But there are a number of strategies you can employ to build your deck around, which is a neat concept, though there's little advantage in not maxing out the size of your deck, and the AI can be spotty in places, though it's not entirely horrible. The card combining system I found to be a little wonky too, although I didn't play with it fully.

Love the art, dig the character writing, and the music is fun and addictive and on both Spotify and Steam, apparently.

It took me about 8-10h of casual playing to finish the game, the rest of the time it was just sitting idle behind some other games, which is why the gameplay time is a little inflated.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
12.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 26
I must say this piece quite impressed me. Funny single player card collecting pice. Would REALLY enjoy multiplayer spin-off or pretty much any other addition that would make this longer/filled with more strategies/etc., but still I can suggest this without any doubts as a really nice game for a Sunday afternoon.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
14.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 23
Rating: 7/10

One big surprise for me.
I was addicted to this game after first time playing. It has very unique style of combat with cards, as well as the humor and graphics. What I also like is that it wasn't "collect them all" style.
If you like at least a little card games, you should try it. I bought this game for fun in 1$ bundle and was very pleased.

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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
Ey yao boys and girls, its CARD CARD CITY!!!!! nights.

Other than card gods, there is no end game value. However I enjoyed the entirety of the game, as pretty much every single location has interesting characters, who have distinct play styles (even though sometimes the opponent is garbage).

You will probably not find every card before finishing the game, and you probably won't be motivated to find them. I didn't really get into the card recycling mechanic, as I had a winning deck from the get go.

Deck management is straightforward, if not a little tedious, and there isn't any reason why you shouldn't just choose the best cards in your inventory, (ranging is quality from rare, uncommon, and common), meaning if you find good cards early on, you don't really need to change it.

Art style is lush, and the music is funky. CARD CARD CITTTTTYYYYYY!!!!! nights is great.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 20
this game is just silly and fun and i love it

the music is jazzy and nice to listen to as is

the game's card play is nice its unique while some matches are just outlast them and dont need any sort of stratigy to win some can use some setup

its fun delightfull pretty easy to pick up
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 21
Card City Nights is a fun and challenging single player grid base card game. In the game you play as a kid who just found out about a new card game that has become real popular. By playing with some kids you find out about 8 Legendary cards that if all collected let you face the card king. The gameplay is a 3-3 grid per player where you place cards with arrows any try to connect them for combo effects. There are 4 different types of cards Attack (damage/disable), Defense (heal), Revive (recover disable) and Neutral (any). Comboing cards and using special effects makes the game a blast. You can build your deck however you want and there are a lot of ways to beak opponents such as milling, (removing cards from deck) or board crowding (filling up opponents board). Every deck has its weakness and even the best player is vulnerable. The cards themselves are past games the developer has done and its adds nice style and character to the game. The price for the game itself is a steal at 4 dollars due to the game lasting 12+ hours. Overall if you have any interest in card games or want to see a new version of Triple Triad pick up this game now!
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