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Age of Rivals

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Deep civilization-building strategy in a fast-paced card game.
You know those games where you spend 10 hours building up a huge civilization with a carefully balanced economy, military, culture and defense so you can prove that you are the greatest ruler ever? Age of Rivals is like a 10 minute version of that. With cards.

There are many paths to victory in this competitive card drafting game featuring 12 unique characters and hundreds of cards ranging from great pyramids and war elephants to sneaky spies and crafty merchants.

Age of Rivals was inspired by boardgames like 7 Wonders and Dominion and CCGs like Hearthstone. We designed it to be ideal for 2 players to play in 10 minutes, and we emphasized depth and replayability.

And unlike many CCGs, all cards unlock at a constant pace, and you never get duplicate cards you don't need. There are no in-app purchases.The anti-deck building CCG.
Having only minimal control over your deck encourages endless variety in each game and puts the focus on in-the-moment tactical decision-making. You may go heavily offensive one game with an arsenal of war machines and in the next game find yourself emphasizing artistic achievement and burglary. It’s all about trying to put together clever card combinations to counter what you think your opponent might do.

Perfectly balance your city’s culture, military, defense and economy to outwit your opponent and win!Key Features
  • Play offline or online - no account necessary for single-player
  • Play as 12 unique characters
  • Unlock over 200 cards with unique special abilities
  • Ranked public matchmaking (requires registering a free account)
  • Private friend matches
  • Alliances with other players
  • Daily missions
  • Monthly tournaments
  • Single player challenge levels
What Players Are Saying
  • “this game is intoxicating ... in the best possible meaning. the balancing is close to perfect and the card exchanging rule makes every game different and never unbalanced. 10/10 magna cum laude. “ - Lobbod
  • “I think this is a great card game that also incorporates a nice board game style to it” - narayan999
  • “A very dynamic game with different ways to achieve victory. No best strategy to win, no grinding required, luck factor is not so relevant: you just have to be smarter than your opponent :) Definitely worth your free time.” - crodino
  • “What separates this brilliant game from 7 wonders is its emphasis on military, which is closer to civilizations in real life. This game carefully balances economy, military, and growth elements well and deserves 5 stars.” - SuperBigDay
  • “Well designed game, excellent card system.” - Zalgocomes
Will I like Age of Rivals?
  • If you like the idea of a fast-paced card game version of Civilization, then yes!
  • If you like board games like 7 Wonders and Dominion, then yes!
  • If you like like the part of a CCG where you try to tactically outwit your opponent more than you like the part where you have to build a 30 card deck, then yes!
Release date
Roboto Games
Roboto Games
Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for iOS

iPhone 5, iPad Fourth Gen, iPad Fourth Gen 4G, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPad Air, iPad Air Cellular, iPad Mini Retina, iPad Mini Retina Cellular, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Cellular, iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini 3 Cellular, iPod Touch Sixth Gen, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Mini 4, iPad Mini 4 Cellular, iPad Pro, iPad Pro Cellular, iPad Pro 9.7, iPad Pro 9.7 Cellular, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPad 6 1 1, iPad 6 1 2, iPad 7 1, iPad 7 2, iPad 7 3, iPad 7 4, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad 7 5, iPad 7 6, iPhone X S, iPhone X S Max, iPhone X R, iPad 8 1 2, iPad 8 3 4, iPad 8 5 6, iPad 8 7 8, iPad Mini 5, iPad Mini 5 Cellular, iPad Air 3, iPad Air 3 Cellular, iPod Touch Seventh Gen

System requirements for macOS

  • OS: 10.8+
  • Processor: 1.5 GHz
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 150 MB available space

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: 2 GHz
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • DirectX: Version 9.0
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 150 MB available space

System requirements for Android

4.4 and up
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Last Modified: Aug 28, 2019

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Age of Rivals reviews and comments

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Microsoft from Deutsch
If you want to know what this Game is all about, check out the two Trailers for the Game, which give good again what this Game is about. Basically, I would describe it as a "civilization draft card game." First, a total of 16 Cards are drafted together in 3 Rounds, which will then compete against each other in the final 4th round. You can go different Ways to end Up having the most Points of victory: Either you build entirely on military Strength and collect Combat Units, or you rely on the Construction of prestigious and Culturally rich Buildings such as Theatre or Temples, or you go The Villain's Path and collects dodgy Figures that decimate the opposing Cards or builds solid Walls that can repel enemy Attacks ... So There are a Lot of Strategies that can be pursued. The Core of the Game is to select the one Card from 4 Cards in the given Situation, which can best support the Strategy in the Future or even only in the next Fight. Here is my Rating: Graphics--could be better (all Cards show depending on Their Affiliation to a Category) the Same picture, but the presentation is consistent and not ugly with the "Glass Window" look. 4/5 Music-very atmospheric, changing orchestral musical Accompaniment with partly beautiful Melodies. 5/5 play schedule-initially a bit steep Learning Curve, even if the Tutorial covers the essential Parts well. In the future, a strategic Depth, which is a high replay value, will be opened up in the Further Course. 5/5 If you are looking for a small Game for the "Quarter of an Hour in between," you can't falsify with Age of Rivals. Especially in the Steam sale, the Game is a good Bargain and worth every Penny.
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Microsoft from Danish
Great strategic card game. Lots of replayability, online works a charm and great and active developers. Highly recommended.
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Microsoft from Norsk
This looks like a great game, but I cannot play it because I cannot distinguish the red frames that distinguish discounts from taxes.
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Microsoft from Spain
Easy to play and hard to master. Difficult Level is difficult, so it keeps you playing and playing. A Lot Of replayability. It Requires more missions.
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Microsoft from French
[+] fluid, fast [+] many good ideas [+] Nice graphics [+] tutorials and book of rules well done [-] consumes too much battery (a star removed because of that)
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Microsoft from Spain
It'S A different approach to card games. The games last 10-15 minutes and the strategy used in each game varies from one to another according to the cards you touch. Very Addictive.
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Microsoft from Deutsch
Strongly modeled on the Board Game "Seven Wonders" with some interesting Combat Mechanics. It's a Mix of just that and a Trading Card Game. So Far, it's a lot of Fun. Recommended!
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Microsoft from Dutch
This is a simple to learn game. You don't have to buy extra stuff. Everything comes Gelijdelijkaan available. Lots of variation, always exciting. You can play against the computer or live. For The latter you need some practice.
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Microsoft from Swedish
This game has interesting cards and good mechanics, but the there is no deck building or other strategic elements outside the matches. Everyone plays with the same cards, and each match your deck is drafted randomly. This ruins the experience for me, since it means you can’t make strategies in advance. You don’t even know what cards are in your deck until after the match.
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Microsoft from Swedish
At first appearance the game looks very polished, but it isn’t. First, it’s not made for the iPad aspect ratio, so you get ugly black borders and not a full screen experience. Second, basic things like highlighting your own player area and highlighting which card you can select is missing. When I first began to play, i tried to select cards in my opponents hand because both sides look identical. Also, you sometimes switch cards, but not always. The game never tells you when this happens (unless you look up the rules and memorize them). Finally, this game used currency. For what end, I have no idea. I see no progression. You collect cards (I think), but you never construct decks (I think). Either way, I just want to play, so these coins you get are just in the way for me.
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