Eternal Card Games is a free-to-play fantasy-themed card strategy game in which you marshal an army of varied characters and powers to defeat your opponents and claim the vacant Eternal Throne. Fans of physical or digital card games like Magic: the Gathering or Hearthstone will recognise a lot of the basic assumptions behind Eternal's gameplay, but the game puts its own spin on the genre, with mechanics that are fast-playing and simple while still leaving room for tactical challenge.
Six-guns and sorcery
The basic assumptions in Eternal Card Games will be familiar to most card game players: you play cards that generate resources, then use those resources to play cards that damage your opponent or grant special abilities. Developers Direwolf Digital have drawn on the expertise of veteran competitive TCG players to create a system that offers strategic depth and flexibility; the basics are simple, but the advanced strategy, especially the interactions between the Power and Influence resources, can be very subtle. Although this game does offer card purchases, deck building is fairly inexpensive and there are no parts of the game that can only be unlocked by spending real money. Card art is characterful and slickly produced, if not exactly distinctive-looking.
Fill your hand
If you like trading card games, Eternal Card Games is an exciting new entry into the field and well worth checking out. It's easy to play, offers challenging strategy and looks good.