A Romance/Mystery story game set in a mystical tarot world. Romance your favorite characters, or choose one of them to give you a tarot reading from a variety of enticing choices.

You are a prodigy of the magical arts, left to your own devices by your wandering mentor. Make choices that shape your story as you fall headfirst into a whirlwind adventure, filled with a colorful cast of characters who all have one thing in common: their interest in you.

Delve deep into the heart of intrigue, and uncover a murder mystery that still hangs over the city like a shroud.

Be careful what secrets you reveal and what choices you make… yours is not the only fate that hangs in the balance. Magic, romance and mystery await. Who will you choose to love and who will you choose to condemn? How will your story unravel?

The Arcana is a luxurious and interactive visual story and otome inspired dating sim. It also offers a variety of mystic Tarot readings from your choice of favorite characters. You can choose your own romance, story, and date your choice of characters. The mystery unfurls in 22 books (or episodes) that correspond to the 22 Major Arcana cards in Tarot.

Inside The Arcana, a player in search of love, romance, magic, mystery and Tarot readings can:

- indulge in a romance with a character of your choice (or romance them all!)
- make choices through an otome-inspired, interactive murder mystery story
- choose your own pronouns and be whoever you want to be
- play a dating sim with a twist
- enjoy your choice of mystic Tarot readings (general life, love, career and happiness): choose your cards and learn what mysteries they reveal
- fall in love...
- earn postcards and prizes in our Heart Hunter mini game

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The Arcana

What’s New

Version 1.96

Portia's Book 19 - The Sun - is here!

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings


Easier way to get coins

Ok so the game is good and all but we need an easier way to get coins cause not everyone has the money to buy coins so could you make an easier way like a mini game or ads but one other thing why do you have to pay for the trinkets like we got it so like why can’t we just have it so yea that’s all and please consider this.
From, most of the people reviewing 🙃

Amarisa~ ,

The Keys Dude...

The keys take wayyyyyyy too long to refill

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The Arcana visual novel is a magnificent piece of work that is truly a joy to partake in. The art work is absolutely gorgeous! With lots of diversity, different ethnic backgrounds with fashions from all over the world. Not to mention the AMAZING amount of gender diversity, with the option to go by they/them and it not affecting the gameplay as well as one of the major love interests also being non-binary, and the relatively invisible lines between masculinity and femininity.
Visually it astounds me but it does on an intellectual stand point as well. Some might say that the writing isn’t extravagant enough, but in its simplicity you can see the true colours of the characters and that each person has depth and real relatable emotions, likes, and phobias.
The setting of the game as well is very beautiful, as it doesn’t come from one distinct background but many different inspirations. In a kingdom ruled by a widow that was destroyed economically by the former count, it demonstrates a realist setting for a place that needs development, with real potential. To say all that, not a single detail has been missed in the creation of this game and for that I applaud Nix Hydra.

For those complaining about cost; the gameplay is not horribly affected by not choosing paid choices, the romance is still quite there and the development of the relationship is not hindered.

Also consider that apps like this, with this much detail, cost money? The creators are not money hungry, they have artists, writers, marketers, producers, and more, to pay.

Just enjoy the game!


Nix Hydra Games
275.8 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
In-App Purchases
  1. Coin Pack 1 $2.79
  2. Coin Pack 2 $6.99
  3. Coin Pack 5 $13.99


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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