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16 Games You Must Play if You Love ‘Clash Royale’

Updated March 13, 2019
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Inspired by the success of ‘Clash of Clans’, Supercell made another strategy driven game but with a completely different approach. Instead of building a base, raising an army and then going to war–Clash Royale focuses more on the battle aspect of the game. You can have a deck of 8 warriors when you go for battle, the objective is simple– destroy the opponent castle’s while defending yours. Each warrior has it’s own Elixir demand, of which you only get one Elixir per second while battling someone online. These warriors mainly include– Prince, Giants, Knight, Baby Dragon and many more. You get these in the form of cards, which can be found in chests, which are given you as you keep winning battles. The more you play, the more lethal your battle deck get.

In the end, ‘Clash Royale’ was another major success for Supercell, not a lot of people expected them to come up with another game which is now as popular as ‘Clash of Clans’, if not more. If you have been playing ‘Clash Royale’ for a while now and you are looking for another game in the similar genre, here is the list of video games similar to Clash Royale that are our recommendations. You can play these games like Clash Royale on PS4 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, iphone, Android or even online.

16. Spellbinders

Spellbinders is very similar to Clash Royale, but the complexity has been toned down a little to make it more accessible to players who are new to the genre. There are no cards involved in the game, but the basic goal of destroying your opponent’s base before they destroy ours has been retained. The battlefield design is a lot like Clash Royale, but it has been turned into a left to right layout instead of the top-down style map seen in Clash Royale. You have access to mana and spells, and you can use them to dominate the battlefield. The games are much faster compared to Clash Royale, and the amazing graphics will make you come back for more.

15. Gwent

CD Projekt Red is known for its Witcher series of games and Gwent, is a spinoff game from the franchise. Gwent has been a part of the Witcher series as a mini-game, but the standalone title is far more complex and fun. The game also has a single player campaign which is purchasable as a standalone DLC as well (Thronebreaker). While Clash Royale focuses on taking down towers, Gwent focuses on scoring points. The game is very fun, and it has been simplified over time to make it easy to get into. When it first came out, the game had three different rows that you would need to tactically manage, and weather was a threat that you needed to keep in mind as well. Gwent has a number of visual improvements compared to the original card game that we played inside the Witcher games, and it can definitely be a whole lot fun. You have access to online matchmaking to play against the best players in the world, and there are plenty of rewards to grab if you climb up the ranks. The game is available for PC, Xbox One and PS4 with mobile and Nintendo Switch versions expected later in the future.

14. Elder Scrolls: Legends

If you are a fan of the Skyrim universe and wished for a CCG version of the game, well now you have it. Having played since the early beta, this Bethesda card game has been around since 2017 on all major platforms. You get to play as your favorite characters from Elder Scrolls, and it’s quite possibly one of the best TCGs we have seen till date. The game also mixes some MOBA elements as there is a lane system in place to make things much more interesting unlike something like Hearthstone, that has one lane only. The game’s monetization is where it gets difficult for some players as keeping up with the new expansions can be difficult. However, Legends is fairly rewarding and if you keep at it and starting grinding the levels out for more cards and in-game currency. There is also a blind draft mode similar to Hearthstone’s Arena where you get to pick from a selection of cards and make the best possible deck possible.

13. Fable Fortune

The Fable Franchise is known for its rich lore RPG mechanics. With Clash Royale and similar games making headlines, we got a spinoff game from Fables that mixes RPG elements with traditional collectible card games. Set in the Fable universe, you get to interact with your favorite characters and items which have now been turned into cards. The game came out in February last year, and it has done fairly well for a game that’s focused on offering a single-player experience. While finding multiplayer games can be a chore as the playerbase has thinned out over the months, you may end up facing the same opponent over and over again. There are a number of advanced visual effects, mechanics and gameplay elements that you need to understand and master if you want to be a card-slinger like no other. The game offers a great nostalgic trip for anyone who loves the Fable franchise, and you will be able to relive some of the best moments offered by the RPGs in the past.

12. Magic the Gathering: Arena

Magic The Gathering Arena or MTG: Arena is one of the best CCG games out right now. Brought to you by the same people who created the original trading card game, this is the best implementation of Magic in the digital format. The game has been pushing itself towards card game veterans, and if you love the original trading card game, you will definitely love this one. Prior to the release of MTG: Arena we had a number of online games that did have its niche playerbase but failed to capture the casual audience. This is not the case with the new MTG. The cost of entry is also much lower compared to the original CCG which can have cards that cost hundreds of dollars each. You can purchase packs in MtG and open them up for getting random drops. Unfortunately, there is no trading system, but you can disenchant extra cards and turn them into something more useful that you want using a virtual currency. The game is a lot of fun if you are someone who likes building new decks to have fun with and it is definitely an experience you don’t want to miss out on.

11. Artifact

Valve is known for its iconic games like Half-Life 2, DoTA, Counter-Strike and more but the studio has been focused on its digital marketplace Steam for years instead of publishing more games. With Artifact being announced at The International 2017, players were hyped for the game instantly as it would be the first game from the company in years. One of the unique things about the game is its trading system allowing you to sell cards that you open from packs for Steam currency. You can use the currency to buy more packs or other games on Steam. Despite it being a highly innovative step, it did not work out too well for the game. The game’s complexity is not for everyone if you are looking for a very challenging experience and do not mind a steep learning curve; Artifact is going to be your cup of tea.

10. Choas Battle League

‘Choas Battle League’ is also known as the poor man’s ‘Clash Royale’, because of its similarities with the game. It looks exactly the same as ‘Clash Royale’ and has similar features. The game obviously does not have the fighting characters of SuperCell, but still, it is fun to play and the battles are exciting and entertaining, to say the least.

9. Shadow Kings

The concepts behind ‘Shadow Kings’ sounds a lot like the movie ‘Lord of the Rings’, In the world filled with trolls, goblins and orcs you might fight back or the evil will take over. You are in charge of your own kingdom, manage it to the best of your abilities. Form alliances with dwarfs and elves to prepare for war against all the evil forces out there–before it gets too late.

8. Hearthstone

‘Hearthstone’, just like ‘Clash Royale’ combines the genre of card trading and real-time strategy battle. Similar to ‘Clash Royale’, you have to collect cards, prepare a deck which you think would be the best for battle. ‘Hearthstone’ is a little darker in its approach as compared to ‘Clash Royale’ but cannot match the graphics of ‘Clash Royale’. In the end, I would say go for this game if you want to play something a little more intense but with similar gameplay as ‘Clash Royale’.

7. Vainglory

‘Vainglory’ was developed by Super Evil Megacorp, and it is a free-to-play Andriod/IOS game. Unlike ‘Clash Royale’, In ‘Vainglory’ you don’t have the card for all your champions. This game has many modes, most famous of them is a 5 V 5 where you are enforced with 4 other players to take down the other team.

6. Cards and Castles

With ‘Cards and Castle’, Red Team Games cleverly combined the genre’s of card trading and Real-time strategy, and made a fun and exciting game. Vikings, Crusaders, Warlocks, Pirates, and Ninjas! are some of the cards that you can collect–all the cards are tradable. Collect these cards, make a deck and participates in battles with players from all over the world. This game doesn’t have the surreal graphics of ‘Clash Royale’, but still the gameplay makes up for it and the game gets very addicting as you start playing it more and more.

5. DomiNation

Choose between–Britain,Japan, France, Germany, Greek, China, Korea or Roman ,and lead your people through 13 different ages from the Dawn age to Cold War, with your base getting stronger and stronger with each age. General gameplay is similar to any other strategy game where you raise an army to raid other people base’s for any possible loot. What separates DomiNation from the rest of the games on this list is the concept of progressing your country through different ages until you get to the world war II which was introduced in December 2015.

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4. Battle Islands: Commanders

If you like playing games featuring the death and destruction of WWII, go ahead this game is for you. With ‘Batlle Islands: Commanders’, 505 Games eloquently combined the genre of WWII and Strategy and made a very addictive game. Real-time combats against players from around the world, battle in deserts and frozen battlefields to conquer your enemy. My playing experience with ‘Battle Islands: Commanders’ was bittersweet, while the game does have some serious action but at the same time it also suffers from slow update and server issues. All around I would say that this game is at least worth a try.

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3. Boom Beach

Another Supercell entry on this list, ‘Boom Beach’ draws more from ‘Clash of Clans’ then ‘Clash Royale’. You have to start from scratch, build a base, prepare troops for battle. ‘Boom Beach’ also has a reply feature which shows you the reply of the attacks on your base while you were offline which will help you in identifying weak spots in your defense. The battles are intense, rewarding and entertaining when you win, informative and brutal when you don’t. ‘Boom Beach’ hasn’t been able to replicate the success of ‘Clash of Clans’ but still it has a strong following of itself–some people will even argue that it is better than ‘Clash of Clans’(Never trust those people).

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2. Star Wars: Commander

Soon after Luke Skywalker destroyed Darth Vader’s death toy(Death Star), a war breaks out between the Rebellion and the Empire. The game allows you to pick a side and fight your enemies. Me, personally, I’m Team Empire, Yeah I know that they are the bad guys but I’ve always thought that they are a lot cooler–plus I get to work for Lord Vader(Seriously what else can you ask in exchange of your meaningless life). All jokes aside, ‘Star Wars: Commander’ is a solid entry on this list and is a must play if you are a star wars fan.

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1. Clash of Clans

As I’ve said earlier, ‘Clash of Clans’ is the foundation upon which ‘Clash Royale’ was built. They both share similar characters which have since become a trademark of SuperCell. ‘Clash of Clans’ is more construction based, you start from scratch and build your own town with upgrading your Townhall, Gold Mines, Elixir generators. Building a strong defense and raising an army are the main aspects of this game. Also, players can get together in Clans and then participate in Clan Wars which are highly rewarding when you win. ‘Clash of Clans’ is arguably the best Strategy game ever made, and ‘Clash Royale’ has cashed in on its success and made a strong following of its own.

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