There used to be a time when playing card games was only done face to face among friends or at a casino. However, nowadays, the new way to play card games is via a smartphone, tablet or online; with players from literally all over the world. But which are the card games you don’t want to miss out playing on Apple’s newest iPhoneX?

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is a fast-paced strategy card game. The game enables players to challenge others based all over the world to duels, where strategy must be carefully planned and thought out for the player to achieve victory. There is also the option to play the ‘Arena’ game mode, where a deck must be improvised, and the aim is to survive as many duels as possible. Each round a card is played which gives the player a chance to summon creatures to attack their rivals and reduce their life points.

PartyCasino Blackjack

Blackjack is one of the most famous card games in the world and has become a favourite in the world of gambling. This card game is played against the dealer of the house and the aim is to score 21 or less with the cards you are given, whilst scoring more than the dealer. There are many different ways this can be played on the iPhone X but the best way is via the PartyCasino app, which gives you many different varieties of the game for the user to try their hand at, even live Blackjack games can be experienced with a live dealer via the application.

The Elder Scrolls: Legend

The Elder Scrolls: Legend is a strategy-based card game which revolves around Bethesda’s series of role playing games. It is a game of magic, monsters, strategy, tactic and skill. The game features hundreds of cards with unique abilities which let the player drain the health and power of opponents.

Card Thief

Card Thief is a stealth card game in the style of solitaire, played with a deck of cards. The player acts as a thief and moves through the deck of cards, trying to be as stealthy as possible. The thief card is moved around the virtual board, dealing with traps, enemies, torches and other various items. The objective is to clear out the cards to get through the deck, eventually also picking up the treasure chest.

Exploding Kittens

The digital version of the very popular and innovate card game Exploding Kittens. The goal of the game, which has often been compared to Russian Roulette is to avoid the exploding kittens, whilst attempting to pass them off to your opponents. The iPhone X version of this game includes the use of multiplayer game play, across multiple phones, with two to five players who must be connected via bluetooth or an ad-hoc network.

Pathfinder Adventures

Pathfinder Adventures is the digital arm of Paizo’s Pathfinder adventure card game, which is a mixture of deck building and role play. The deck of each player represents a fantasy adventurer’s weapons, gear and abilities. The player must use their card to defeat a series of quest decks and themed locations. The app is made up of exciting animations and backgrounds and takes away the intricate set up of the paper version of the game.

Tim Jousma

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