Collectible cards come to life in this tactics and CCG hybrid! Collect cards, build decks, and challenge players head to head on a Tactical Game Board. Play as Vikings, Pirates, Ninjas and more!
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Mixed (592 reviews) - 69% of the 592 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Dec 18, 2015

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February 12

Archanon War Preview

We are excited to release a preview of the cards being released this thursday! Click here to see some of the cards:

DRAG is a new ability that pulls a target forward after attacking - the opposite of knockback.
COMBO is an ability that activates after attacking.
DRAMATIC ENTRANCE means the minion is played to the center of the map.

We also have PATCH NOTES for upcoming balance and mechanics improvements:

The global moratorium on direct castle damage has been lifted! We feel this restriction is no longer necessary and can make for clearer, more interesting damage cards based on this distinction. Several cards have been rebalanced around this change, and all random target mechanics now have a chance to hit the castle.
CHAOTIC STORM - Cost increased to 2.
INFERNAL FURNACE - No longer deals damage every turn. Cost reduced to 2.
ICEWEAVING - Damage increased to 2.
FLAME - Cost increased to 2, can now hit castles.
SUNBURST - Can now hit castles.
SACRIFICE - Cost reduced to zero, damage reduced to 2.
DRAGON BOLT - Cost increased to 3, can now hit castles.
FLAMES OF ETERNITY - Cost increased to 4, can now hit castles.
SWIFT JUSTICE - Can now target the castle.

Enchant targeting rules have been more streamlined for balance and gameplay purposes. Most enchants now only apply to MELEE COMBAT MINIONS. The following cards have had their targeting restricted to melee combat minions:

BLAZING SWORDS - Changed to "3g: Give your combat minions +2 attack this turn."
MASTER THIEF - Ability changed to INVEST (1), which grants gold on your next turn.
PLUNDER - Changed to "Deal 2 damage and INVEST (1)"
LIGHTNING BOLT - Changed to "3g: Deal 3 damage."
KNOCKOUT - Cost reduced to 2, and price penalty for enemy removed.
FILTHY PEASANT - Changed back to a basic 2/3 unit.
LUMINARUS - Cost increased to 6.
KING KAIJU - Cost increased to 8.
TITAN WATCHER - Stats reduced to 6/5.
SALAHAR SPITEFISH - Cost increased to 2.
CRUMBLING ARCHIVE - HP reduced to 2.
PACIFISM - HP reduced to 4.
SHATTERING STRIKE - Cost increased to 1.
RALLY THE TOWN - Now 5g and summons three peasants.
STABLES - HP reduced to 2.
DRAGON TEMPLE - Cost reduced to 2, HP reduced to 2, HP bonus reduced to 1.

And finally, we will be releasing a new, limited time smaller preorder bundle later today!

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January 17

Upcoming expansion, THE ARCHANON WAR

The Cards and Castles team is excited to announce our upcoming expansion, THE ARCHANON WAR, set to release in mid-February! Long ago, the evil mage Archanon, Lord of Chaos, was banished beyond the Door of Madness in a great battle, thought to be trapped there forever. But he has somehow returned, and brought chaos once again to the land of Carderia! Archanon's return will feature over 40 cards as well as new content and goodies including:

- A new desert-themed game map!
- New music tracks!
- New spell mechanic REBOUND!
- The release of all previous event cards!
- Many AWESOME new legendary and epic cards with unique new mechanics!

If you can't wait for THE ARCHANON WAR, preorder it now from the shop at a big discount and also get Archanon's lair, the COBRA CASTLE, as an immediate reward!

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“'Cards and Castles' is Like 'Hero Academy' Meets 'Hearthstone'”
Touch Arcade

“The game is good, the cutesy visuals are appealing, and adding the units’ field movement into the mix — opposed to Hearthstone’s static cards-on-a-table schtick — is refreshing and adds an extra layer of strategy...”

“While Cards and Castles is certainly not the first game to combine deck building and turn-based strategy, it offers a refreshing view on just how fun it can be.”

About This Game

Collectible cards come to life in CARDS AND CASTLES! Collect cards, build decks, and compete against other players in strategic tactical battles. Your cards turn into expressive animated characters when you play them on the game board. Position your pieces carefully and strike when the time is right!

  • Get free cards every day just for logging in!

  • Rank up and earn special rewards by competing against other players. The innovative SUDDEN DEATH mechanic ensures your matches never drag out!

  • Combine up to two factions for unique deck combos. Play as Vikings, Crusaders, Pirates, Warlocks and Ninjas!

  • Collect newly released cards every month!

  • Compete in weekend Draft Tournaments for great prizes!

  • Play on Steam, Mobile or Tablet all with the same account. Cards and Castles is a fully cross platform game!

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 1000 MHz
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 1000 MHz
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • OS: OS X
    • Processor: 1000 MHz
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • OS: OS X
    • Processor: 1000 MHz
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
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