Best Card Battler Games on Steam

Steam currently has 1,183 Card Battler games available to download and play. Explore our list of the best picks ranked by Player Score. Our Player Score rankings are calculated directly from reviews left on the Steam store and will be updated in real-time as more players leave their feedback. Card Battler game rankings were last updated on 5/16/2024.

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1. Slay the Spire

We fused card games and roguelikes together to make the best single player deckbuilder we could. Craft a unique deck, encounter bizarre creatures, discover relics of immense power, and Slay the Spire!

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Slay the Spire holds the #1 spot for "best Card Battler game on Steam" with a Player Score of 97. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 156,306 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 152,951 positive reviews and 3,355 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $8.49 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $8.49
Release Date 1/23/2019
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Steam App Id 646570

2. Inscryption

Inscryption is an inky black card-based odyssey that blends the deckbuilding roguelike, escape-room style puzzles, and psychological horror into a blood-laced smoothie. Darker still are the secrets inscrybed upon the cards...

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Inscryption has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #2 spot for the best Card Battler games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 112,278 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 108,882 positive reviews and 3,396 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $19.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Inscryption on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $19.99
Release Date 10/19/2021
Franchise Daniel Mullins Games
Developer Daniel Mullins Games
Publisher Devolver Digital
Steam App Id 1092790

3. Balatro

The poker roguelike. Balatro is a hypnotically satisfying deckbuilder where you play illegal poker hands, discover game-changing jokers, and trigger adrenaline-pumping, outrageous combos.

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Balatro has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #3 spot for the best Card Battler games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 38,689 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 37,642 positive reviews and 1,047 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $14.99 to play and can be played and ran on both Windows and Mac systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $14.99
Release Date 2/20/2024
Franchise Playstack
Developer LocalThunk
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Steam App Id 2379780

4. Stacklands

Stacklands is a village builder where you stack cards to collect food, build structures, and fight creatures. 🃏 For example, dragging a Villager card on top of a Berry Bush card will spawn Berry cards which the villagers can eat to survive. 🃏 Play your cards right and expand your village!

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Stacklands has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #4 spot for the best Card Battler games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 23,274 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 22,478 positive reviews and 796 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $7.99 to play and can be played and ran on both Windows and Mac systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $7.99
Release Date 4/8/2022
Franchise sokpop
Developer Sokpop Collective
Publisher Sokpop Collective
Steam App Id 1948280

5. Monster Train

Monster Train is a strategic roguelike deck building game with a twist. Set on a train to hell, you’ll use tactical decision making to defend multiple vertical battlegrounds. With real time competitive multiplayer and endless replayability, Monster Train is always on time.

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Monster Train has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #5 spot for the best Card Battler games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 19,851 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 19,086 positive reviews and 765 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $4.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Monster Train on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $4.99
Release Date 5/21/2020
Franchise Good Shepherd Entertainment
Developer Shiny Shoe
Publisher Good Shepherd Entertainment
Steam App Id 1102190

6. ROUNDS

Rounds is a 1v1 rogue-lite shooter where each round gets more intense. The losing player of each round unlocks clever upgrades to create a better build to counter their opponent.

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ROUNDS has achieved a Player Score of 93, placing it in the #6 spot for the best Card Battler games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 28,170 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 26,789 positive reviews and 1,381 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $2.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play ROUNDS on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $2.99
Release Date 4/1/2021
Franchise Landfall Games
Developer Landfall
Publisher Landfall
Steam App Id 1557740

7. Griftlands

Griftlands is a deck-building roguelite where you negotiate, fight, steal or otherwise persuade others to get your way. Every decision is important, be it the jobs you take, the friends you make, or the cards you collect.

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Griftlands has achieved a Player Score of 92, placing it in the #7 spot for the best Card Battler games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 13,406 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 12,626 positive reviews and 780 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $19.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $19.99
Release Date 6/1/2021
Franchise Klei
Developer Klei Entertainment
Publisher Klei Entertainment
Steam App Id 601840

8. Library Of Ruina

"May you find your book in this place." Combat between the guests and the librarians breaks out as if it were on a stage. Defeated guests turn into books, and the Library grows onward. And eventually, get your hands on… The one singular, perfect book.

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Library Of Ruina has achieved a Player Score of 91, placing it in the #8 spot for the best Card Battler games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 26,534 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 24,750 positive reviews and 1,784 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $29.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Library Of Ruina on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $29.99
Release Date 8/10/2021
Developer ProjectMoon
Publisher ProjectMoon
Steam App Id 1256670

9. 觅长生

《觅长生》是一款想要还原真实修仙世界的开放世界角色扮演游戏。 在这里,你可以体验到从零开始一步步积攒修为突破境界的逆天修仙之旅,也可以体验到那些充满修仙味的故事和剧情。当然也少不了寻求奇遇、探索秘境,更可以和游戏中的角色互动,与人为善或是杀人夺宝全都由你自己抉择。

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觅长生 has achieved a Player Score of 91, placing it in the #9 spot for the best Card Battler games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 24,809 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 23,146 positive reviews and 1,663 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $14.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play 觅长生 on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $14.99
Release Date 1/12/2023
Developer Chalcedony Network
Publisher Chalcedony Network
Steam App Id 1189490

10. 热血大唐

《热血大唐》是一款文字策略养成类国风手游,具技能搭配、兵种相克、武将选择、答疑解密、国战策略等多种烧脑玩法。游戏以隋末唐初架空故事为大背景,你将作为一名出生寒门的小生,经历层层筛选,在严格的科举考试中脱颖而出,初入朝堂,涉世未深,要从最基础的处理政务做起,步步为营,利用自己的智慧步步高升,最后还天下一个太平!掌控权利,治理天下,再现大唐盛世!

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热血大唐 has achieved a Player Score of 91, placing it in the #10 spot for the best Card Battler games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 612 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 600 positive reviews and 12 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is completely free to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, there is no confirmed information regarding Steam Deck support for this game.

Release Date 4/24/2024
Developer 广州玖趣网络科技有限公司
Publisher 广州玖趣网络科技有限公司
Steam App Id 2718730

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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 24). Inscryption on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 26). Balatro on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 27). Stacklands on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 23). Monster Train on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 23). ROUNDS on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 23). Griftlands on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 19). Library Of Ruina on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 12). 觅长生 on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 24). 热血大唐 on Steam. Steam Store.

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