Cards and Castles

Last Updated on by Samuel Franklin

  • Easy to grasp but plenty of depth – Art style
  • Free to play progression is just a tad too slow

Cards and Castles links together the trading card game genre with tactical strategy to create a title that has strategy hiding in every corner. Grab your digital cards, build a deck and place them carefully on the grid based map as you challenge other players armies with your own.


Set within a fantasy landscape Cards and Castles has a cartoon theme to its art style. Each match pits you against your enemy on a grid landscape which features your castle and two guard towers which once captured can give you a small bit of defence. Players must defend their castle while attempting to reduce the enemies castle hit points to 0.

In order to achieve this you’ll arm yourself with a 40 card deck which contains a mixture of units, spells and buildings that aligns with your strategy. Units are your main damage dealers while spells and buildings are more support orientated. At the start of each turn you’ll draw one of these cards and be able to play cards from your hand accordingly.

Each unit on the field can move and attack each turn given an opponent is in range which generally means an adjacent square unless it is one of the few ranged unit cards. Another unique feature of the game is the tack back button which allows you to redo your turn (limited use each game) if you make a mistake which keeps the experience more casual than comparable trading card games.


Matches can take around 15 minutes with the victor generally being the player that can maintain control of the game board and keep their opponent on the back foot, a well timed lucky card draw also helps matters.

Additional features include a vast single player campaign to enjoy, faction based cards and card crafting which round out this impressive trading card game title.


  • Free to play trading card strategy game.
  • Play on iOS, Android, Windows and Mac.
  • Use unit, spells and building cards to create a strategy.
  • Large single player campaign and fun PvP.
  • Cartoon art style that keeps everything casual.



Review Platform: PC

This review was first published on June 28, 2014. It may have been updated since to reflect new information, platform releases, links and videos as at the updated date at the top of this page. Review scores are not changed as part of this update process, to learn more read our update policy.

Written by
Samuel Franklin
Samuel Franklin is the founder and lead editor of the Games Finder team. He has worked in the gaming industry since 2008 publishing content on the likes of YouTube, GameSkinny, Hubpages and other media outlets as a guest author. He has over 3 million views on his YouTube channel, SeelyonGaming.

Samuel actively enjoys video games across all genres and platforms, watching the trends of the gaming industry and following the independent development scene in particular. Games Finder is also a Steam Curator and featured in the aggregate review data of MobyGames and Neoseeker.

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