Shadow Era - Trading Card Game

Shadow Era - Trading Card Game

1,000,000 - 5,000,000 downloads

  • Gorgeous artwork
  • Typical flaws of the genre
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Expert's Review

"Onward to victory! though maybe we have to sacrifice someone before... any voluntaries?"

Reviewed by / Apr 26, 2013

A multi-platform fantasy trading card game.

Shadow Era brings the essence of collectible card games to a multiplatform arena where players can play by his own on an individual campaign or chase foes to duel. By the way, you earn and buy cards to strengthen your deck while looking for the rarer and most powerful cards.

Does it look like that-game-you-already-know that started-it-all? Hell, yes.

There are flunkey cards, stuff cards and ongoing abilities. Heroes and lackeys have attack and defense values and odd skills to lure, disembowel and bury their foes, which is always welcomed in fantasy games, don't you think?

UI is as eye-catching as cumbersome: you can't pinch in or out. You can't swipe or drag either, having to aim to a tiny camera button at the bottom. Rules are quite straightforward and can be learnt in a few minutes by anyone who has already played a TCG. If not, well, it's easy when taught or you know the arcane secret of trial and error. Strategies can be learnt on the go, as there are few enough variables as to not overwhelm players but not too few as for bore'em.

Shadow Era may be as fun as any other of its tangible counterparts. Having both modes -solo and duel- is a big vote in favor. It can be played for free as long as you haven't your heart set on this or that rare armaggedonish card. It's worth a try to revive old (or not-so-old) times, if you like and play TCG nowadays or if you want to have a first contact with them. However, experience might be disappointing when compared to top-notch arcade-like or modern strategy games. It's up to you. In fact, it's your turn to play, Mulligan allowed.

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Developer's original description available here
Shadow Era is a full-scale, 'MTG style', free to play collectible trading card game featuring gorgeous card art and deep strategy, while still being easy to learn and have quick battles on the go.

Now with almost 4 million players worldwide!

"A fantastic representation of what freemium games should be." - Touch Arcade

"Shadow Era is a must-download for fans of CCGs." - TUAW

"Shadow Era is a deep CCG that's easy to pick up, but nearly impossible to put down." - Slide To Play (4/4)

"Shadow Era is a game that you won't want to miss out on." - No DPad ("Must Have")

"The presentation and complexity of the game is absolutely stunning" - AppSpy

"Shadow Era proves that digital CCG's can be just as much fun as their real world counterparts" - Gamezebo

Start your campaign by choosing your Human Hero, and get a free starter deck. Battle with AI opponents or other players to earn more cards, try out new classes, and even play as one of the evil Shadow Heroes. Your progress and cards will be saved on the server and can be accessed from any device or play on the web right in your browser!


- amazing card art to rival even the top trading card games
- currently more than 550 cards in 3 sets, with more being added constantly
- cross-platform multiplayer battles
- fantastic 3d graphics and special effects
- amazing custom soundtrack

Please visit for the game rules, full card list, tutorials, active forums or to play online in your browser.

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Comments and ratings for Shadow Era - Trading Card Game
  • (66)

    by Jake Schurder on 02/11/2014

    Well balanced, frequently updated, good price (even for those who choose to buy booster packs)

  • (66)

    by TechnikMusic on 02/11/2014

    Really loved the game, most recent update caused it to not open and thus, I am saddened... fixes... fixes are in order one would hope

  • (66)

    by Lewis Carey on 01/11/2014

    I have downloaded the game when I click on it to play it goes back to the screen I was on and doesn't open the game

  • (66)

    by Morgan Dorado on 01/11/2014

    I keep coming back to this game over and over... it's that good.

  • (66)

    by John Love on 01/11/2014

    Well I give it a five but do have one problem. Should have more ways to gain soul gems so we can buy more packs. Some of the card you have are not worth the gold. They really do nothing to help your deck. So that is my only problem. But over all it is a 5 star rated game.

  • (66)

    by Jason Foley on 01/11/2014

    Great time killing game, draws you in. Free to play with ad watching and offers. Decks seem interesting and varied. Does not kill phone battery as much as magic either, and is free. All good.

  • (66)

    by marc narvas on 01/11/2014

    Its a ccg. Can buy packs, decks, or cards. Easy to understand gameplay and rules. One feature that I like about it is that you can drag the card to use it. Makes gameplay faster like a real life tcg.

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