5 Great Card Games You Can Play On Steam
Card games are great fun, however, with the recent pandemic, actually getting people in the same room to play has become somewhat problematic (there are only so many times you can play with the family before it causes all-out war!) You could try your hand at Poker or Blackjack at various online casinos (although we would suggest checking out the casimba bonus code to get some extra credit), or you can head over to Steam which has a plethora of card games to choose from. Here are some of our favourites.
For many families, UNO was possibly the first card game they played outside of snap. The iconic game where the object is to match the colour or value of your cards to your opponents, eventually getting down to only one card in your hand. You can also use action cards to change things up, and foil the plans of the other players. This digital version of the game allows you to play in online multiplayer using the classic ruleset, or you can customise your experience with a variety of House Rules and match settings to ensure you and your friends never play the same game twice!
‘Wingspan’ is described as a “relaxing strategy card game about birds for 1 to 5 players”. Based on the 2019 Kennerspiel des Jahres board game, players compete to build up their nature preserves in a limited number of turns. Each bird that you add to your preserve makes you better at laying eggs, drawing cards, or gathering food. The deck includes 170 unique birds whose powers echo that of real-life. So your hawks will hunt, your pelicans will fish, and your geese will form a flock. Each bird you play extends a chain of powerful combinations in one of your three habitats. Your goal is to discover and attract the best birds to your network of wildlife preserves.
Animation Throwdown: The Quest for Cards
An interesting one for TV animation fans. Ever wanted to pit ‘Family Guy’s Peter Griffin against Bender from ‘Futurama’? How about Bob from ‘Bob’s Burgers’ against Hank from ‘King of the Hill’? Well, now you can! All those shows, along with ‘American Dad’, feature in this online collectable card game. There are hundreds of cards and combos featuring characters from each show, allowing you to optimize your deck, and create new combos as you fight in an epic card battle bacchanal.
The Elder Scrolls: Legends
If you’re a fan of The Elder Scrolls series, but want to take a break from questing in ‘The Elder Scrolls Online’, this might just be the game for you. The award-winning free-to-play strategy card game can be played solo in story mode, or against others online, and features familiar faces, creatures, locations and abilities across Tamriel. The gameplay is similar to other strategy card games, featuring hundreds of cards with unique abilities and special keywords that let you drain opponents’ health, power through the enemy’s defences, or pilfer their bonuses. Legends’ also has a unique rune-breaking mechanic, meaning some cards can even come into play during your opponent’s attacks, making for some heart-racing reversals!
Tabletop Simulator is a really interesting concept. Whilst you can play card games on it, you can also do so much more. The core of the system is a multiplayer physics sandbox. There are several classic games included such as chess, poker, and checkers. However, it’s power comes from the various DLC and community-created content.
There are mods creating board/card games based around the ‘Battlestar Galactica’ tv series, a mod that allows you to play the wonderfully cynical Cards Against Humanity, a version of the ‘Pokémon’ card game, and the ‘Star Wars Armada’ board game. There are also a huge array of original games you can try out in the DLC too. You can even play along in VR if you have the right equipment!
You can find all these card games and more over in the “card game” section of Steam.