Best Card Games for Nintendo Switch 2022
Card games have brought joy to people for hundreds of years, transforming something as simple as paper into complex systems that test our minds and critical thinking skills. However, they come with their own set of issues, as cards can be loose and tend to get lost or damaged.
Luckily for Nintendo Switch fans, it’s now possible to keep these games in one place on your console. Here are the best games that feature cards on the system.
Set in 18th century France, you play as a young man accompanying the sleazy Comte Saint-Germain across the country, learning card tricks along the way to swindle the unsuspecting wealthy.
From simple sleight of hand to full deck swapping, you’ll not only need to complete a series of tasks to complete your trick, but you’ll also need to be fast. The slightest hesitation can make your opponents suspicious, which can lead to your death if you are not careful.
Donate to the Resistance with your winnings to change France forever. And be careful not to spill this wine!
Voice of Cards: Roar of the Island Dragon
Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars is an RPG placed on a virtual table where everything is made of cards. Landscapes, player characters, and items in shops are all made of maps, all beautifully illustrated.
Battles take place on a velvet-covered table, with potions, attacks, and special moves being cards whose damage and effects are sometimes determined by the dice you roll. Explore damp caves, quaint towns, and uncover the mystery of the dragon you and your party have decided to slay.
Shovel Knight: King of Cards
Shovel Knight: King of Cards is the fourth and final single-player campaign in the Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove collection. For those who purchased the original Shovel Knight, King of Cards is available for free once the game is updated. However, the campaign is also available for individual purchase if you are not interested in other games.
Although this game is a platform game with a built-in card game, I highly recommend it for both aspects. Before joining The Order of No Quarter, the arrogant King Knight embarks on a journey to become the best player in the land, with the goal of building his deck and mastering Joustus’ game.
Clubhouse Games: 51 World Classics
Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics isn’t just one game, it’s 51 games! Among these titles, there are 11 card games: Hanafuda, Texas Hold ‘Em, Blackjack, Last Card, President, Sevens, Takoyaki, Speed, Matching, Pig’s Tail and War.
You can play against CPUs or in local and online multiplayer mode with others. For those playing at home with friends and family, only one copy of the game is needed to play. Other players can get in on the action using the Guest Pass app, available as a free download. For some multiplayer games, one console per person is required.
kill the arrow
In this deck-building roguelike game, players test their wits by creating select cards that ultimately decide their fate. As with many roguelikes, death isn’t the end and only makes you stronger. Learn enemy attack patterns and select cards from your arsenal, expanding and fleshing out your deck as you go.
Climb the titular spire, no two courses being identical, while experiencing different bridge pools and increasingly difficult challenges.
Signs of the sojourner
Signs of the Sojourner is a unique game that includes both visual novel and card-based elements. After your mother dies, you decide to take over her caravan shop. However, you have to travel far and wide to acquire goods to sell, meeting new people along the way.
Match personality symbols to your interlocutors like a domino to build a relationship with them and buy items for your mom’s trailer shop. The matching mechanics are surprisingly deep, with story and dialogue to match.
Thronebreaker: The Witcher’s Tales
Set in the world of various Witcher games, Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales is a card game that features a complex and exciting story. Gameplay centers around visual novel elements and is backed by an updated and improved version of Gwent, the card game that has taken Witcher fans by storm.
Don’t let the gorgeous art style fool you – Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales asks players to make tough decisions about their soldiers and alliances, testing their strategic skills to their limits.
You know it, you love it, it’s the iconic UNO, where the name of the game is lose all your cards! This classic card game lets you match numbers and colors to each other, with one or two jokers.
It’s easy to learn, but hard to master, and managing your cards will be a top priority. Play solo, locally and online with others for a satisfying experience. Above all, be careful!
SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech
SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech takes an RPG and fills it with action-packed maps. Assemble a party, choose up to eight cards per player, and manage each deck as you pass through hordes of enemies to complete your quest.
Set in a stunning steampunk world, SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech builds on the critically acclaimed SteamWorld game series while breathing new life into it with new mechanics.
Shuffle your library
Card games offer their own unique challenge in that they test your cognitive skills rather than your button-mashing skills. Slipping into a stream as the cards appear on your screen is not only cathartic but extremely satisfying.
My favorite of the bunch is Card Shark, because there’s nothing I love more than developing simple skills to pull off complex heists. The stakes are high and there’s even a permadeath mode, for those who like a challenge.
For platformers, Shovel Knight: King of Cards is a joy to play. King Knight, despite his heavy armor, offers smooth movement through each level. The writing is witty and made me laugh many times over, and Joustus is a deceptively simple game that had me scratching my head many times.
If you’re looking to get your money’s worth, Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics has over 10 card games to learn and master, plus 40 more! You’ll want to pull this one out at parties to challenge your friends or jump into an online multiplayer session to up the ante.
Whether you’re looking for a relaxing card game or a high-stakes RPG to test your wits, there’s more than enough to discover on your Nintendo Switch.