CardWarden 4+

Michael Azzara

Designed for iPad

    • 4.1 • 12 Ratings
    • $1.99

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"CardWarden really is amazing, every budding game designer should be using it."
- Chris Darden : Board Game Designer (Dungeon Roll).

- Pocket Tactics' Games of the Month: September 2013 -

** iPad 1 users, if you are experiencing problems launching the app, please see for assistance.

The CardWarden allows you to create, import and play card games on your iPad!
Now you can take entire boxes of cards with you wherever you go.

Features Include:

Card importer to quickly and easily import any card image.
Supports pinch to zoom, rotate and pan gestures.
Manual controls for fine tuning scale and rotation of card images.
Access images from the iPad Photo Album or built-in camera.
Organize cards across 10 boxes for storage.
Store up to 1000 card images per box.
Adjustable back images supports multi-back and double sided cards.
Copy and paste entire contents of boxes including card images, decks and save games.
Unique Deck Editor requires that any card image be imported only once even if a game uses multiple copies.
Create decks by simply tapping card images.
Create up to 120 decks per box with 120 cards per deck.
Name and save decks.
Press and hold in the Deck Editor to preview card images.
Easily clear/remove cards from decks.
Built in Randomizer companion for playing physical card games.
Fully featured Game Table for playing games.
Play Online with Voice Chat.
Programmed with OpenGL for fast and smooth gameplay.
Easily add decks created in the Deck Editor.
Swipe across a deck to deal cards.
Touch and drag a single card or overlapping cards.
Touch and hold a deck to move it.
Cards can be dealt face up or face down.
Six sliding trays for storing cards offscreen for more space or multiplayer pass and play.
Multiple card scales for added real estate.
Tap cards to see a zoomed in image of the card.
Tap cards and decks for instant options to all major card playing functions including:
Flip (flip card/deck over)
Top To Bottom (move a single card to the bottom of a deck)
Shuffle (instantly shuffle a deck of cards)
Make Deck (turn one or several cards into a deck)
Destroy (remove a card/deck from play)
Rotate (turn a card/deck 90 degrees)
Add/Remove Tokens (add/remove white and red token values from cards)
Browse/Search decks for specific cards and simply drag them to the Game Table.
Double Tap to rotate cards/decks.
Drag cards to decks to add them to it.
Random Number Generator to simulate dice from min 2 (coin toss) to max 20 (d20).
Import custom images for new table surfaces.
Load music for a looping soundtrack.
Save and load games.
Auto-Save and more…

What’s New

Version 1.516.6403

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

Bug Fix for capturing token shapes in the Card Importer

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Grudunza ,

Great app for card games

This is a really great app for being able to play card games on your iPad. I travel a lot and like to bring some solo-playable designer card games with me, like Lord of the Rings (the LCG), and Shadowrift and others. This will be much better than cramming them into my suitcase. The developer seems very eager to update the app, which is great.

Thinking long-term, I would like to see this change from the framework involving the different "boxes" to be able to just import cards and make decks and play with decks from all imported cards. As it is, there is no way to use anything from one box with anything from another box, which can be limiting. I'd also like to see a lot more space available than the 480 cards (120 per 4 boxes). But regardless of that, this is really nice to have and very much worth the price, IMO.

YT2000 pilot ,

Great app, but limited card pool size

I love this app for being able to play the Lord of the Rings LCG game that I own. The biggest downside to this app is the fact that each game box is only limited to 1000 cards. I know that sounds silly, but when you see how enormous the card pool is for LOTR, this size starts to look pretty small in comparison. If the size limit could be increased to say 5 or 10 thousand this would greatly help make this app a 5star rating in my book 🙂

David T Wilcox ,

Terrible UX

Can’t import multiple photos simultaneously, had to try importing 120 photos individually through a tedious multi-step process. Then making a deck was the same terrible experience, where the card images were too small to see and the scrolling UI gave no indication where you were in your card box. After that, the game table was too small to read the card faces. How is this supposed to be used? I’m on an iPad Pro 12.9, so it isn’t screen size.

App Privacy

The developer, Michael Azzara, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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