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Star Realms

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Star Realms is a hugely popular space combat deckbuilding game. Download and play today to find out why Star Realms is the winner of SXSW 2014 Board Game of the Year, 7 Golden Geek Awards from BoardGameGeek, including Best Mobile Game, and 2 Dice Tower awards! (note: full version is required to play online)
Star Realms combines addictive deck building game play with exciting Trading Card Game (TCG) style combat!
Designed by Magic the Gathering Hall of Famers Darwin Kastle and Rob Dougherty (of the Ascension Deckbuilding Game), Star Realms provides tons of playability for free, and a one-time upgrade to be able play with your friends and more on any device.
Free Version
•Playable on Mac OS/X and Windows through Steam, also available on iOS and Android.
•Addictive Deckbuilding Game with Player VS Player Combat.
•Tutorial teaches you to play in minutes.
•Stunning visuals.
•Play VS the AI.
•6 mission campaign mode.
Full Game Additional Features
•Play the AI on 3 different difficulty settings.
•9 additional campaign missions.
•Battle friends face to face with Pass and Play.
•Online play with global rankings.
•Challenge a friend online.
•Play against opponents regardless of their operating system

Release date
White Wizard Games
White Wizard Games
Age rating
10+ Everyone 10+

System requirements for Android

4.0 and up

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows XP SP2+
  • Graphics: DX9 (shader model 2.0) capabilities; generally everything made since 2004 should work.

System requirements for macOS

  • OS: Mac OS X 10.8+
  • Graphics: Generally everything made since 2004 should work.

System requirements for iOS

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, iPhone 1 1, iPhone 1 1 Pro, iPad Seventh Gen, iPad Seventh Gen Cellular, iPhone 1 1 Pro Max, iPhone SE Second Gen, iPad Pro Second Gen, iPad Pro Second Gen Cellular, iPad Pro Fourth Gen, iPad Pro Fourth Gen Cellular, iPhone 1 2 Mini, iPhone 1 2, iPhone 1 2 Pro, iPhone 1 2 Pro Max, iPad Air 4, iPad Air 4 Cellular, iPad Eighth Gen, iPad Eighth Gen Cellular
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Last Modified: Nov 13, 2023

Where to buy

App Store
Google Play

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Star Realms reviews and comments

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Microsoft from French
There's a world that's not a real free to play. they can come and shine your free pumps if you want to... the game is playable free solo against the AI only. It allows you to test it well to see if you want to buy it. Once purchased, we have access to a campaign MODE against AI which allows to see a little all the ways to play with different modes. It is very well thought out. It works well, except in a part where you can play directly the cards that you have just acquired. It's the only time the AI is in the West. otherwise the 95% of the game in the field, the AI is tense to beat (for me). PASS to PLAY MODE to play 2 on the same screen. ONLINE MODE against other players. You can also choose the extensions and modes that you want to activate or not for the game. the player's lap time can be blocked at 3min Max or 48hmax. which allows to make a lot of party at the same time taking its time. the game is really nice. I am a fan of starwars TCG with space/terrain/personal tray. and I find this universe in Star realms the MEGAPLUS, the game is playable on several platforms with the same account (steam, Android, IOS). no need to buy it 3 times
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Microsoft from Swedish
Great game, perfectly OK UI. It is not sticky and you can change The speed. Works very well and starts up quickly. Can be played both live and with 48h Svararstid. Fun campaign mode. Costs a little to get new cards and new assignments, but it is not random and the foundation is good. You build a deck during the game and not before, which I like.
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Microsoft from Norsk
It's a solid game and the game is pretty good. Only issue is that games can be slow at times because players "stall" games in hopes that players disconnect. Sometimes the app can be instable itself and incur a loss. These are however minor issues compared to the total package the game offers. Very fun and addictive if you buy into enough expansions to keep gameplay varied and challenging!
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Microsoft from Danish
This is perhaps my most used app on my iPad, and I love that they let a buy an expansion somewhere and use it everywhere, therefore I have also bought all the expansion they have made. It's still the cheapest game I have when you count how many hours I've played with how little I've spent on buying all expansions. The only wish I have is some small UI improvements, but it is small things that absolutely do not deter me from playing.
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Microsoft from Deutsch
Don't Understand the 1 Star Rating of General Saubaer, the Game probably can't really. Even if he's the Missions are too heavy for him so the online mode after various Updates is now really awesome. Even with Criticism you can not only give 1 Star Real Crazy the Nick lol. (Clearly in Rl it's always better) For me, an ongoing Improvement, which is missing from a lot of Games. Bought it immediately when it came out and at that time I would have given 3 Stars but after all the Updates smooth 5. A pointed Implementation by now.
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Microsoft from Swedish
This change to the UI is really annoying. It got flashier, but Star Realms didn't need flash. It was a good game, a great game even. A deck building game that's easy to learn and quick to play. The UI was utilitarian and showed one what one needed to know, with the tap-hold to magnify a specific card. Now I can't play it because the game flashes bright green "YOUR TURN"(yeah, I know), flashes white around playable cards (which is all cards in you hand) and instead of one place where one can see turn stats (money to buy cards and attack value) it keeps flashing those as we ll. This game gave me a headache.
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