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Guardians of Graxia takes on the form of a card-based board game set in a floating island environment high in the sky of the Graxia world. Releasing with four powerful Guardians that will guide your armies into battle, charge onto the battlefield by laying out your forces strategically.
Release Date: Nov 10, 2010
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About the Game

Guardians of Graxia takes on the form of a card-based board game set in a floating island environment high in the sky of the Graxia world. Releasing with four powerful Guardians that will guide your armies into battle, charge onto the battlefield by laying out your forces strategically. Gameplay advances in turns by selecting new unit and spell cards to place and move on the tiled map surface. Win by completing any of the numerous skirmishes, or by defeating Draknal Trueblood in the game's initial campaign!
The floating continents are filled with the cities and dens of dozens of magical races, including Dragons, Dwarves, Elves, Goblins, Humans, and many others. Guardians are the only ones able to create magical portals which are the sole means to cross from one drifting continent to another. The various creatures are constantly at war with each other through using their Guardians and armies via the portals. Use these portals to transport your armies and conquer the land found on the other side!

Key features:

  • Combines the best of a card game and board game in a PC format.
  • Dynamic gameplay using cards and map tiles in a floating continent environment.
  • Single-player skirmish and campaign modes available.
  • Highly replayable with over 240 Unit and Spell Cards.
  • Game card creatures include: Dragon, Dwarves, Elves, Goblins, Humans, Orcs, Skeletons, Wisps, Wraiths and many more!
  • Guardians are represented in the game as primary player units that command your armies into battle!
  • Built to be expanded with additional map packs and other content updates.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7
    • Processor: 2.0Ghz Intel Pentium 4
    • Memory: 512MB (1GB for Vista)
    • Graphics: Shader 2.0, 256 MB
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 600 MB
    • Sound: Direct 3D
Helpful customer reviews
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1,269 products in account
172 reviews
82.6 hrs on record
Nice graphics, good ideas for the units, end of positive points. Interface is clunky, you have to guess things out. Descriptions of the cards don't give you enough information. Animations during the combat phases slow down an already extremely slow game - the AI takes forever to move one card. Goals are impossible to reach because each map is timed and the AI cheats on everything - they can slay five of your units with the weakest of theirs. Maps are thought as bottlenecks : only one strategy, only one direction to go.

A frustrating experience I'd recommend only to my worst enemies.
Posted: April 23rd, 2014
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1,116 products in account
495 reviews
1.9 hrs on record
I just can't seem to grasp the fundamentals of Guardians of Graxia at all. I don't understand how battle outcomes are determined. I don't understand card sacrifices. It doesn't feel intuitive and often times it just comes off as a completely user unfriendly card game. I have managed to work through several of the tutorials but I still haven't been able to make sense of the results.

I can accept that there are just some games I'll never get, and this is one of them. Thankfully there's plenty of alternatives out there.
Posted: January 29th, 2014
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
69 products in account
9 reviews
0.4 hrs on record
Well, nope .. Not a game for me ~
Posted: March 28th, 2014
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
44 products in account
11 reviews
1.0 hrs on record
I like the whole idea of the game, but just the fact that it is such a slow turn-based game is what got me. And to add on to that, most the the AI units are OP and you have to have alot of mind power to overcome them.
Posted: March 30th, 2014
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
863 products in account
2 reviews
2.4 hrs on record
Beginning the game

I've been playing for a couple of hours and I really have no clue what is going on. I get the basic mechanics but the details are not available in an explanation anywhere, such as what does a portal do and how do I use it?

I've done my years playing trading card games and I get they can be very complicated. So big fail on getting the player up to speed on the details of the mechanics, but I don't mind learning by experimenting if I have to, if the reward is a fun game.

Then drops the other shoe

The problem with experimenting to learn the mechanics is that the game moves so slow for every little thing. Then, the UI works, but interacting with it is painful. Like if you click the wrong card, does ESC back you out or right click? Because one works in one situation and doesn't in another. Overall it just becomes frustrating.

Then I get to the 2nd scenario and the huge giant just pummels my guys from afar with boulders (8 wounds jeeze) and 2 of the units they gave me, at the opposite end of the board no less, are dead within the first 2 turns. I still don’t know how to use portals, and it seems it would be useful here but it doesn’t work.

This is when I realize:

1) After 2 rounds and 2 hours, I don't know how to play this game well enough to compete even with a bad AI.

2) Trying to fight with bad UI, lack of any kind of decent instructions and the punishingly slow game progress is simply a waste of my time.

3) This game was probably a waste of money.

I say probably, because the strategic board game/TCG hybrid is interesting to me and is in my niche. It is conceivable that if I knew how to play it, I could get past all the bad (though the bad is terrible), and get some of my money's worth out of the game.

I hated Blood Bowl when I first played but, after watching some experts play through it, I got it and I ended up enjoying the game. Maybe this game could be that, but there is no such walkthrough to watch, no wiki to read, nothing.

Skip this game or trade it instead of activating it on Steam.
Posted: February 28th, 2014
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59 of 66 people (89%) found this review helpful
559 products in account
8 reviews
24.1 hrs on record
Some interesting concepts here but it doesn't come together for a fun experience. The campaign is very short, the card mechanics are too reliant on sacrificing cards to boost your creatures, no deck building and the scenarios are always stacked against you. That second item (saccing cards) really ruined the game for me. I have no problem with playing cards to give you bonuses but what you are doing here is not casting a spell. You just discard it and your creature gets a bonus. Many, many battles are won by who can sacrifice the most. Not fun at all. With some tweaking this could have been a good game but it falls short. You are better off spending your time and money elsewhere in my opinion.
Posted: December 14th, 2013
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