10 best card games for Android

by: Joe HindySeptember 14, 2016

best card games for android
Card games are a fantastic form of entertainment. They work anywhere and everywhere, they’re small enough to fit into a bag for travel, and there are many different kinds of card games out there. It was one of the first seriously popular genres on mobile and it has evolved a lot since the good old day sof just playing Solitaire. Here are the best card games on Android!

AI Factory Limited best best card games for androidAI Factory Limited collection

[Price: Varies]
AI Factory Limited is a developer on Google Play that specializes in board games and card games. It has a variety of games to choose from, including Euchre, Hearts, Gin Rummy, Spaces, and Solitaire. All of these games have free version (with ads) and paid version to remove advertising. They’re not always much to look at, but they’re solid as a rock. These are great options if you need something simple that just works. Click the button below to check out the developer’s entire collection!

Download now on Google Play!

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ascension best android card gamesAscension

[Price: Free with in app purchases]
Ascension has been around for ages but it’s still one of the best card games available. This title is a fantasy card game similar to the likes of Magic the Gathering and Hearthstone. You’ll collect various cards and then build decks so you can duel other players. The base game contains more than 50 cards, each with their own set of powers. You can also purchase one of many expansion packs available in the game that unlocks additional content and more cards. DLC is one of the better ways to do in-app purchases, and you can play the game for free before you buy anything.

Download now on Google Play!

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card wars kingdom best card games for androidCard Wars Kingdom

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
Card Wars Kingdom is the latest Adventure Time themed card game from Cartoon Network. Like most freemium CCG titles, you’ll be tasked with finding a ton of awesome creatures and then using them to duel other players. The game features hundreds of characters to collect, level up mechanics to make them stronger, and an online PvP element to help keep things interesting. It is freemium which isn’t the greatest thing, but most players seem to enjoy it and its quirky humor quite a bit.

Download now on Google Play!

clash royale best card games for androidClash Royale

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
Clash Royale was released in early 2016 and immediately vaulted to being one of the most popular card games ever. This one plays a lot like Hearthstone and features many of the same mechanics. You’ll be collecting cards based on the characters of the Clash of Clans universe and then using them to duel other players. It has one of the healthiest online communities that you can find these days. You can even join a clan to share cards and challenge clan members. It’s a freemium game which is its worst quality, but everyone else has played it so why not right?

Download now on Google Play!

deckstorm duel of guardians best card games for androidDeckstorm: Duel of Guardians

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
Deckstorm: Duel of Guardians is DeNA’s venture in the card game world and it’s actually not half bad. Like most card games, it has a ridiculous collection of cards that you can use to build a deck. You then use that deck to march through the campaign modes or online against real people. Deckstorm’s PvP mode is made in such a way that duels only take five minutes which makes it great if you don’t have a lot of time. It’s freemium which sucks, but it should be a fun play for a while before that becomes a problem.

Download now on Google Play!

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exploding kittens best card games for androidExploding Kittens

[Price: $1.99 with in-app purchases]
Exploding Kittens is a relatively newer game and it’s already one of the best card games around. The way this one work is you play with two to five players. Each player draws cards until one of them gets an exploding kitten. If they don’t have a diffuse card, their game is over right there on the spot. You can also play local multiplayer or with strangers on the Internet. It’s a quirky and goofy little game with artwork done by The Oatmeal. It is a pay once game with the in-app purchases accounting for optional DLC.

Download now on Google Play!

hearthstone best Android card gamesHearthstone Heroes of Warcraft

[Price: Free with in app purchases]
Hearthstone Heroes of Warcraft is one of the most popular card games out there. With that comes a fairly large and loyal following of players that you can watch on Twitch or YouTube at your leisure. The game itself comes with hundreds of cards so that you can build some truly unique decks. It also features the ability to make multiple decks and duel them as you see fit. It gets semi-regular updates to include new content and the game is almost exclusively multiplayer. It’s free with in-app purchases, but it’s also cross-platform so you can play it on other platforms aside from your smartphone.

Download now on Google Play!

Pokemon TCG Online best card games for androidPokemon TCG Online

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
Pokemon TCG Online was actually around before the Pokemon Go craze swept up the world. It’s a fairly standard, but decent card game where you must collect Pokemon, create a deck, and then duel it out. It plays out like most Pokemon games where you’ll get to choose your starter and then continue from there. There are plenty of cards to collect and tournaments to join which helps keep things interesting. It’s not bad as far as card games go, even if it is a freemium game.

Download now on Google Play!

reign best card games for androidReigns

[Price: $2.99]
Reigns is one of the most unique card games on this list. In this one, you are tasked with ruling a kingdom. Each card that gets drawn is a decision that you have to make. You swipe left or right Tinder-style to render your decision. If you did good, you live for another year and if not, you die and you have to start over. The game isn’t as deep as others on this list, but it’s a fun little time killer that can get fairly humorous at times. It’s also a pay-once game which is getting progressively rarer in this genre.

Download now on Google Play!

triple triad best card games for androidTriple Triad

[Price: Free]
Triple Triad is a port of the actual card game from Final Fantasy VIII. For those who don’t know how that works, you play against an AI opponent and get five cards. Each player lays a card down trying to take down a card adjacent to it. The winner gets to keep a card from the opponent and vice versa. It’s not the most in-depth game out there as it is a mini game that was ripped out of a much larger (and older) game, but the nostalgia value is high and it’s a good little time killer. It’s completely free for now, but the developer does have in-app purchase support included which may show itself in a future update.

Download now on Google Play!

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  • bong hollywood

    Where’s shadow Era? This game have been on android with multimillion regular subscibers.

  • Marty

    The best Solitaire games I know of are from Brainium.

  • David Baláž

    I would love hearthstone on smartphone. But still it is only for tablets. Does anyone know if it is available on Nexus 6? or Note 4 ?They are close to 6inches.

  • jonesy

    “Scrolls” on android? Made by creator of minecraft – mojang?

  • Stevee

    I have a few of the AI Factory games they’re only a buck for the no ads version. Worth it .

    • Albin

      $3.25 for AI’s Go – GoDroid is ad and $ free and beats me every time.

  • McLaren F1P1

    President card game by Eryod Soft is one of the best president card games available, for those who know the president/a$$hole game!
    I wish there was a Yu Gi Oh card game for Android! Had some fun playing that long time ago!

  • Ez0rus

    YuGiOh has an official app finally call Duel Generation.. It’s pretty awesome, save for some force closin, but it’s early days

    • ShyVette

      Wow, went back 10 months. Why so angry? you have such a predictable agenda of hating on people who think differently than you. Maybe lighten up a little, practice tolerance and people wouldn’t hate YOU so much. Or not, you are however, entertaining so carry on. :)

  • Driver Decade

    Good thing even on cell phones, favorite card games are still remembered and played.

  • Luke

    I really like Grid Solitaire – literally play it everyday on bus to work https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.neonrevolver.gridsolitaire

  • Tia Hous

    android card games are amazing and out going! I love playing them.

  • George Mwenda Gits

    How did Free Cell miss in this listing https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.horizon.FreeCellSolitaire

    I love it and play it all time

  • FGJr112

    Soccer spirits is also great

    • Mik2622

      Was just about to comment that

  • fanch

    In the CCG family, Combat Monsters is awesome and free! http://www.rubicondev.com/combatmonsters/. Definitely a must try if you like strategic games. Huge possibilities of deck building with 2000+ cards and a very nice gameplay on a chess-like board with special tiles and plenty of different map layout.

  • John Crichton

    Archmage (only for Android) is awesome! It is kind of like Magic: The Gathering but not as complicated and games go pretty quickly. Plus the game is free with ads and only $.99 without ads.

  • Shrikanth Holla

    Why is Card Crawl missed in such posts all the time????? It is the best and simplest card game I have ever played.

  • LTZ

    I liked the format of Reigns but not the content. Seemed to hinge on evil luring. The cards get repetitive quickly too.

    Can anyone recommend anything?

  • Gumbopudding

    What I hate about most online mobile games, and many card games fall into this trap, is that there is only one reason to have multiplayer and it is not to make it fun. It is simply there so you can get your arse handed to you by somebody who paid more than you in hopes to encourage you to pay so it doesn’t happen again and so you can destroy those who don’t pay. As you get better you feel powerful..then you hit the pay wall(new update, platinum level cards!) So you do it again and keep hitting that wall over and over again just to get ranked higher. Some games out there have reports that top players have spent thousands of dollars to get there. Ugh.

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  • Frank Brown

    Card games always gain the interest of game lovers. They just need new and upgraded games whether they are card games or action games. Saljackenterprises developed action game for game lovers Project-X .

  • Prasant

    mortal kombat x is missing