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. However, they can be boiled down into three varieties. There are your classic card games like Poker, Spades, and Solitaire. Then, you have more complex card games like Hearthstone, Clash Royale, and Reigns. Finally, you have your party card games like Exploding Kittens. We have a selection of both varieties on this list so let’s get right to it. Here are the best card games on Android!


AI Factory Limited card games

Price: Free / Varies
DOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAY
AI Factory Limited is a developer on Google Play. They make tons of card games and board games. Some of their offerings include Euchre, Spades, Solitaire, Gin Rummy, and Hearts. The games aren't overly complex nor are they much to look at. However, they are rock solid. It's a good way to get some simple card games on the cheap. They don't take up much space on your phone and they just work. You can get them for free if you don't mind ads. The paid version removes the advertising.
DOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAY
AI Factory Limited card games

Clash Royale

Price: Free with in-app purchases
DOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAY
Clash Royale is 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. That's not great, but at least it still plays well.
DOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAY

Clue

Price: $1.99 with in-app purchases
DOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAY
Clue is a mobile remake of the classic board game. Players shuffle about a map, collect clues, and try to guess the killer's name, weapon of choice, and place of the murder. Players collect various cards with the suspects, tools, and locations. They then play one of each to guess the murderer. It's a fairly faithful port of the original board game. There are additional micro-transactions in the game as well. However, they are wholly optional after you pay the $1.99 for the main game. We would like to include something like Uno. However, the mobile versions of a lot of those simple card games got wrecked by the freemium business model. Clue may be stretching the definition of card games a little bit, but it's still a good game.
DOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAY

The Elder Scrolls: Legends

Price: Free with in-app purchases
DOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAY
We're calling our shot a bit with this one. It still isn't out officially just yet (at the time of this writing). However, we have played the game. It's one of the better card games for sure. It competes with games like Clash of Clans and Hearthstone. You'll collect cards, build a deck, and then duel opponents. It has a campaign mode, an online PvP mode, and more. The mechanics include lanes to add an extra strategical mechanic to the combat. It'll be good whenever it eventually comes out. You can pre-register now at least. Or, maybe if you're reading this later, it might actually be out.
DOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAY

Exploding Kittens

Price: Free / $1.99+
DOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAY
Exploding Kittens is one of the newer card games. This one is actually a successful Kickstarter project. 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. The artwork is by The Oatmeal. Overall, it's a quirky little game. It is a pay once game. You can also buy DLC as in-app purchases.
DOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAY


Hearthstone

Price: Free with in-app purchases
DOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAY
Hearthstone 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. That helps add some variety into the game. It gets semi-regular updates to include new content and the game is almost exclusively multiplayer. It’s free with in-app purchases. You can also sign up for a Battle.net account and play your save file on PC. This one is rather old, but it's still pretty good.
DOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAY

Microsoft Solitaire Collection

Price: Free / Up to $9.99
DOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAY
Microsoft Solitaire is one of the most popular card games ever. Those who had a PC in the 1990's and 2000's no doubt remember playing Microsoft Solitaire. This is a refresh of that old game. It includes the original Solitaire along with four other variants. That includes Freecell, Tripeaks, Spider, and Pyramid. The game also includes daily challenges, Xbox Live achievements, and cross-platform support with Windows 10. It even has the original victory animation from the old PC days. It's a good card game that works. The only real complaint we saw were the annoying advertisements.
DOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAY

Reigns trilogy

Price: $2.99-$3.99 each
DOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAY
Reigns is a trilogy of popular card games. The premise is the same between all three games. Players are presented with a scenario on a card. The player swipes the card left or right to answer yes or no. The goal is to rule your kingdom for as long as possible. The first game provides the most basic experience. Meanwhile, the second game (Reigns: Her Majesty) and the third game (Reigns: Game of Thrones) add more game mechanics, actual story line, missions, and all kinds of extra mechanics. They are all relatively inexpensive and none of them have ads or in-app purchases. Reigns: Game of Thrones is the most recent so we linked it at the button above.
DOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAY

Say WHAT?

Price: Free / Up to $9.99
DOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAY
Say WHAT? is, well, a mobile clone of the popular Cards Against Humanity game. We would list CAH here if it had a mobile version, but it does not. Say WHAT? lets you play games with various people with the usual array of raunchy, potentially offensive cards. You can play with friends or with random people as you choose and the game has a bunch of cards. That basically fulfills all of the qualifications. Cards Against games aren't complex, really. If this one doesn't work, try Evil Apples or Words Against Humanity. Both of those are solid substitutes as well. They are all free with optional in-app purchases that usually include card packs, the ability to remove ads, and some other stuff.
DOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAY
Say WHAT?

RWBY: Amity Arena

Price: Freemium
DOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAY
RWBY: Amity Arena is one of the newer card games on the list. It's a lot like Hearthstone, Clash Royale, and similar games. You collect a variety of cards from the RWBY universe and duel it out against online opponents. The game boasts dozens of collectible cards, online multiplayer (obviously), tournaments, leaderboards, and some other game play features. The matchmaking definitely needs some work and there are the occasional balance issues. We don't think it's pay-to-win, but we can definitely see why some people would say that. However, it's otherwise a fun little time waster card game, especially for fans of the RWBY series.
DOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAY

If we missed any of the best kids games for Android, tell us about them in the comments! You can also click here to check out our latest Android app and game lists!

Comments
Read comments