Warhammer Age of Sigmar is a hugely popular tabletop game but if you’re looking for something a little more portable, then try Realm War.
Real-time online multiplayer battles will be familiar to anyone that has played other titles in the genre, like Clash Royale. But even if you’re a novice, it doesn’t take long to get to grips with Realm War.
To win, you need to have earned the most victory points by the end of each three-minute battle. Gaining these points is a matter of using your warriors to destroy your enemy and their protective spire. Score a total of three victory points to win outright, or simply try to have more than your opponent before the timer runs out.
You send your heroes out to fight by dragging the relevant cards to the battlefield and watching them go – occasionally using special powers to help them. Victories gain you points as well as new heroes to upgrade and use in battle, plus you can change your deck of characters outside of battle as much as you like.
Realm War is a real visual feat too. There’s astounding detail in these 3D battles and if you’re playing on iPhone XS or XS Max you’ll see improved graphics.
Similarly impressive are the game’s AR modes, for those using iOS 12. These include Replay, where you can watch and share your best battles with friends, and Battle which allows you to take on a friend in a live scrap using a shared AR space.
Modes like these simultaneously capture the player-against-player spirit of the physical game while retaining all the digital advantages mobile offers. This game truly brings the Age of Sigmar to life.