Best Deckbuilding Games on Steam

Steam currently has 1,272 Deckbuilding 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. Deckbuilding 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 Deckbuilding 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 Deckbuilding 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 Deckbuilding 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. Arrow a Row

Arrow a row is a game in which you shoot arrows (of course) in a row! or maybe two rows! (maybe three?) Choose your power-ups and defeat the Boss.

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Arrow a Row has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #4 spot for the best Deckbuilding games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 14,195 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 13,788 positive reviews and 407 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is completely free to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Release Date 8/20/2023
Developer Lonerangerix
Publisher Lonerangerix
Steam App Id 2495980

5. 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 #5 spot for the best Deckbuilding 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

6. 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 #6 spot for the best Deckbuilding 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

7. 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 #7 spot for the best Deckbuilding 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

8. I Was a Teenage Exocolonist

Spend your teenage years on an alien planet in this narrative RPG with card-based battles. Explore, grow up, and fall in love. The choices you make and skills you master over ten years will determine the course of your life and the survival of your colony.

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I Was a Teenage Exocolonist has achieved a Player Score of 93, placing it in the #8 spot for the best Deckbuilding games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 2,823 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 2,740 positive reviews and 83 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $24.99 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 $24.99
Release Date 8/25/2022
Franchise Northway Games
Developer Northway Games
Publisher Finji
Steam App Id 1148760

9. Cobalt Core

A sci-fi roguelike deckbuilder with a deep new single-axis spin on tactics games! Dodge missiles, line up your cannons, and blast 'em out of the sky... Then get to the bottom of these time loops, before it's too late!

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Cobalt Core has achieved a Player Score of 92, placing it in the #9 spot for the best Deckbuilding games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 2,329 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 2,249 positive reviews and 80 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

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

Steam Price $19.99
Release Date 11/8/2023
Franchise Brace Yourself Games
Developer Rocket Rat Games
Publisher Brace Yourself Games
Steam App Id 2179850

10. 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 #10 spot for the best Deckbuilding 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

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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). Arrow a Row 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 26). I Was a Teenage Exocolonist on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 23). Cobalt Core on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 23). Griftlands on Steam. Steam Store.

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