Collectible Card Games have been hugely popular for decades. Although physical Collectible Card Games remain popular, they have also become huge as digital games in a fiercely competitive market. Here we present the list of the Best Free Mobile Phone Card Games for Android and iOS which are currently available to play.
Hearthstone has established itself as one of the top players in the digital Collectible Card Game universe. Released in 2014 by Blizzard it is based on the World of Warcraft universe.
Expansions are released regularly with in-game quests and events available to help you build out your deck. Of course, you can also use real money to purchase additional card packs.
Additionally, there is a very buoyant competitive scene. Huge cash prizes are available for those at the pinnacle of the game.
Legends of Runeterra
This is one of the newer entries on the list, having only been released by Riot Games in April 2020. However, despite its young age, this game is already full of deep lore. It is based in the universe of the massively popular MOBA game League of Legends which gives it that instant feeling of depth.
For fans of LoL, they can play with all their favorite Champions from the MOBA version. Legends of Runeterra is also one of the most accessible mobile phone Collectible Card Games for F2P purists.
There are no random booster decks, instead, you purchase the specific cards you want with various in-game currencies. Additionally, Riot Games have reduced the advantage obtained by big spenders by limiting the number of rare cards that can be bought each week.
Gwent: The Witcher Card Game
For fans of The Witcher, they will be very familiar with the collectible card game, Gwent, found within the main game series. It proved so popular with fans that developer CD Projekt Red has released it as its own standalone game.
Initially released in 2018 on PC, it was more recently brought to iOS mobile phones in 2019 and Android mobile phones in 2020. In this mobile phone card game, games take place over 3 rounds, with each round won by dominating the board with the most points at the end. The first to 2 round wins takes the game.
There are daily quests and a battle pass system to reward players the more they game. You can also complete a single-player campaign to unlock premium cards. The official World Masters competition also ensures a thriving competitive scene with the season 1 winner taking home $119,000.
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Eternal is unique in this list of the best mobile phone card games for iOS and Android in that it is the only one not based on an already very popular franchise or universe.
It is quite an achievement in the competitive landscape of digital collectible card games to survive and thrive from such humble beginnings. Indeed, just look at the fate of Artifact from the Dota universe, even with its huge backing from Valve.
As is usual, the focus in Eternal is on PvP with game modes such as Throne, Casual, Expedition, and Draft. Throne is the main game mode and features a monthly leader board ladder with prizes dependent on how well you finish.
Rewards include rare cards and in-game gold which can be exchanged for card booster packs. These also form a route to the annual Eternal World Championship with prizes of up to $100,000.
WWE Supercard is very different from the other best digital Collectible card games for cell phones in this list. It is created by 2K Games and is based on the WWE TV show.
Currently, in its 8th season, players collect Wrestler cards and add them to their deck to take part in PvP and PvE game modes.
There is a very generous reward system for free players. With patience, you can create a quality deck with little to no money spent.
The gameplay is very passive with simple “Top Trumps” style rules. Therefore, it is ideal for more casual gamers. Here at One Chilled Gamer, we have also published many WWE SuperCard Guides to get you started.
Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links
Of course, no list of the best free mobile phone card games for Android and iOS would be complete without mentioning Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links. This game was first released in 2016 by Konami and is based on the Yu-Gi-Oh universe.
Yu-Gi-Oh has an extremely loyal fanbase and the success of this game can attest to that. Players build decks of 20-30 cards and take part in “Speed Duels”. Essentially a streamlined version of the physical card game rules.
Compared to some of the other games on this list there is a large PvE component with many NPCs to duel against. Beating these NPCs is a great way to obtain rare cards. Cards can also be purchased from the Card Trader or obtained in booster packs. There is also a PvP ladder for even greater rewards.
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