Draconian Wars is the most strategic and challenging card game. Every card available; no additional purchases or microtransactions. Bring it all to the table. Take the challenge, command armies of zeppelins and robots or unleash the fury of the ancient dragons. The fate of Hyperborea lies in your hands.
User reviews: Mixed (43 reviews) - 41% of the 43 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 28, 2014

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Are you ready for a new level in online card games? Draconian Wars is possibly the most strategic and challenging online card game out there. Engage in fierce combats, manage your limited resources and outmaneuver your opponent.
Draconian Wars is a game of combat, resource management and battlefield tactics. The battlefield is the lands and skies of Hyperborea, an exotic continent rich in natural resources, with a wide variety of ecosystems and full of amazing and terrifying creatures.

During thousands of years Hyperborea has been under the uncontested control of the Draconians, but now the Technocrats have arrived to the shores of the continent and they claim what once was theirs. The control of the land is what will bring victory to one or other. The Draconian extract their magic power from the earth, consuming the live and the natural resources around them. On the other hand, the power of the Technocrats comes from carbon and steel, both equal abundant in Hyperborea.
A battle for supremacy over Hyperborea has begun and one thing is clear, no matter who wins, the scars on the lands of Hyperborea will last for centuries.

In Draconian Wars players build their decks of 50 cards and try for their opponent to run out of resources. They can accomplish this by controlling as much areas of hyperborea as they can, or just crushing the opponent in battle.
Players have a mixture of ground and air units to spread terror across the lands of Hyperborea. Also, they have a lot of surprises that can change the fate of any battle. The options are endless.

Key features

  • No boosters! Every card included in the game.
  • Two different factions: Draconian and Technocrat. Each faction has completely different strategies.
  • 150 Unique cards available as you progress in the game.
  • Online mode and two different single player modes: Skirmish and Challenge.
  • Fully customizable decks.
  • Extensive tutorial mode to learn all the mechanics
  • Achievements, leaderboards and trading cards

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8
    • Processor: Intel® Pentium® D or AMD® Athlon™ 64 X2
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB DirectX 9.0 compatible or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
In it's current state I cannot recommend this game. I will change my review if the issue that makes it unplayable is addressed. The cards and fonts in game are completely unreadable. Not to the extent that I am complaining about the quality of the font. The text is completely illegible. I couldn't read it if I wanted to. A forum post from a developer stated this is not a bug and that you have to use your mouse wheel to zoom into the card. I can't read the title of the card or any portion of the text, so why would I want to constantly be zooming in and out of my cards to know even which one to choose?

This is a case of the UI not being designed properly to scale with resolution. If they fix this I'll certainly revisit the game and try it out as the premise did sound interesting. Sounding interesting is of no use if it is unplayable.

I will add a couple of screenshots to my profile showing what I am talking about. I also checked and this is indeed made with Unity. If you need some help fixing this friend me and send me a message. I won't spend a lot of time helping, but I may be able to make some suggestions. I'll also need to know if you're using the new style UI, the old style, or something like NGUI.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 16
This is one of the few games in which I recommend going through the tutorial. The mechanics are a bit more in depth than they first appear, so it is very easy to get lost if you just try to jump into it. Once you understand the mechanics, the game becomes very rich in play style and possibilities.
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
Hats off to people who have mastered this game.

Think twice before plonking down money for this. Compared to just about any other card game on steam this game relies mainly on the complexity of rules as the main element instead of simple base rules mixed with complexity of card combinations. Card combos can be complex too but you will never really get there unless you invest a lot of time to figuring out the smaller details of mechanics first.

Speaking of mechanics - i have done the tutorials many times but i still seem to get myself many times into situations where i don't have the slightest clue to why a certain move cannot be used when i want to. Am i not following the rules or the UI doesnt show me what i can do? i have no idea. I read some guides. lurked the forums. confusion did not clear away. 'Dont do too soon x'. 'Dont try too late y'. very interesting but so confusing.

In the end i really dont care if this is the 'best game' on the block for the people who really like card games - and looking at the hours played and positive comments it does seem to be some people's favorite. Entertainmnet value and fun has already been sacrificed here so the praise this game gets from the punishment liking veterans is just lost on me. Fun is essentially zero and thus this game gets the bottom feeder position in my card game library. I am sure it doesnt belong there but i really don't see any way i can bring it up from there either with the ever tightening competition in the card games section on Steam as there ARE very good alternatives if you have played your MtG:s and want to try something else.

Technically i have not found anything wrong with the game. It works without crashing and graphics are really nice.

Be warned - you dont see the complexity from the trailers. only when you try to actually learn the rules and play. I actually wish i could give a neutral review for this game as i hate to trash it but since it does cost some money and it doesn't really relay the complex nature of it correctly then a negative review it is then.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
37.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
This should be quite a good game - you have a collectible (purely through playing the game) card game with some pretty innovative gameplay - your "mana", life, spells, troops, equipment and the fortunes of war are all represented by the one pack of 50 cards chosen from your collection. There are two sides, the Technocrats and the Draconians, as well as some shared neutral cards both can use, and things are pretty well balanced and interesting, with a number of different viable deck builds that can be put together as you accumulate more cards.

Playing a battle is fairly straightforward generally, although the combat system takes a little getting used to, there is one main issue I have here which is when your opponent attacks you, you have very little time to react and choose cards whereas when you attack you have no time limits at all - I think there is a pause to stop the timer but I never remember it. Particularly when playing the AI this seems unnecessary, especially given when it is your turn certain cards you have in play that have abilities you can activate then on your turn the turn progress stops every step of the way and you have to manually advanced, but then when it switches to the AI turn it just whizzes through without stopping most of the time. Still this is a relatively minor quibble with the control system.

So the main problem - AI freezing. Repeatedly while playing through a battle, and with no clear pattern, you fire off an ability, or launch an attack, or the computer has to produce at the beginning of the turn, and the computer just stops an thinks about it for minutes, probably forever. The only option you have is to concede the game, no matter how close you were to winning. If this happened very rarely, it would be very annoying, but given it has just happened 3 out of the last 5 games I have played, it really makes the game impossible to recommend (and fixes seem very unlikely at this point).
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47 of 52 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
61.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 28, 2014
Edit: The second patch fixed multiplayer, the only major isusue i had so far. The devs are actually trying to improve the game (I mentionned some quirks about the in game shop and they were fixed) and are actively playing with the community and listening to what it has to say, i can only hope the playerbase expands now.

As an avid CCG player, I feel Draconian Wars brings a refreshing twist to the card games genre, the mechanics are well thought of and quite fun. As they say, it's probably the most strategic card game out there. It's pretty hard to compare to other games and that's a good thing. The atmosphere reminds me a bit of Infinity wars, and the combat system and spell stacks are a little bit like MTG. There is much more management and thinkering to be done than in other card games IMO. I had a lot of fun playing the game so far.

Except for a couple of minor bugs on release (which were patched less than an hour or two after) the game runs well.
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