Star Realms is a hugely popular space combat deckbuilding game.
Download and play today to find out why Star Realms is the winner of SXSW 2014 Board Game of the Year, 7 Golden Geek Awards from BoardGameGeek, including Best Mobile Game, and 2 Dice Tower awards!
"My readers are going to have a seizure about how good Star Realms is."
-Owen Faraday, pockettactics.com
“Good on all levels, thumbs up!”
-Tom Vasel, The Dice Tower
“This game is superb! I think it’s a brilliant game. Beautiful artwork, second to none.”
-Tim Norris, Grey Elephant Gaming
“What can I say? Star Realms is excellent.”
- Lenny, ISlaytheDragon.com
“I desperately wanted to play again and again. It's just consistently fun every time.”
-The Critical Boardgamer
Star Realms combines addictive deck building game play with exciting Trading Card Game (TCG) style combat!
Designed by Magic the Gathering Hall of Famers Darwin Kastle and Rob Dougherty (of the Ascension Deckbuilding Game), Star Realms provides tons of playability for free, and a one-time upgrade to be able play with your friends and more on any device.
•Universal Application: Play on iPhone, iPod, iPad, iPad Mini, and Ipad Air.
•Addictive Deckbuilding Game with Player VS Player Combat.
•Tutorial teaches you to play in minutes.
•Play VS the AI.
•6 mission campaign mode.
Full Game Additional Features
•Play the AI on 3 different difficulty settings.
•9 additional campaign missions.
•Battle friends face to face with Pass and Play.
•Online play with global rankings.
•Challenge a friend online.
- Bug fix for Gateship (now cannot acquire Hero cards)
Ratings and Reviews
Immersive, satisfying game with a few flaws
Super fun. Love the campaigns. Lots of variety. Definitely sufficient challenge. There's some problems, e.g. if you're mostly doing campaigns the process to buy the next expansion is more awkward than it should be, and some of the achievements seem very arbitrarily. I'm several expansions in and I've yet to encounter a game that I couldn't beat on hard mode, although sometimes it takes a lot of tries and good luck on top of good strategy. An undo feature (e.g. if you play a scout and then realize you wanted to use patrol mech's ability to scrap it) would be good. Also ally ability draws happen automatically, whereas I believe proper gameplay is you should be able to put off using the ally ability, for instance if you want to buy a card first. Also the log is all but unreadable, which is a problem because the opponent's gameplay is often too fast to follow easily. So, yeah there's some things that could be cleaned up or improved but I don't care because it's really fun. Incidentally I appreciate that star realms (the card game and the app both) give a sense of being fast-paced and urgent but aren't actually time-sensitive; if I need to pay attention to something else for a moment I can do that and come back to the game without needing to pause or ruining my chance to do well.
Plenty to do, even in the at the free level
This game is fantastic. From what I understand, it was created by one of the guys responsible for Magic: The Gathering, and it shows in the deck building and stacking of abilities. If you enjoy Magic, but don’t want to spend time on deck management or between games, check this gem out. You start with a basic deck each game and draft from a market in the center. As you learn the different factions, you learn what combinations work well together and get to a point where you can almost always find a good option in the market. I’ve only played the free version so far, and I’ve enjoyed it immensely. In fact, you can play the first campaign stage and then just play battles pretty much forever without paying anything. If you do decide to pay for content, it is reasonably priced in my opinion. A physical version of this game would cost around $20. There is a similar game called “Cthulhu Realms” if you’re into the Cthulhu mythos. My fingers are crossed for Hero Realms to come to the App Store.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for the glowing review!
After all these years, still a mediocre port
I enjoy playing Star Realms, but after all of these years the app still remains a mediocre port of a desktop application. Why are we tapping on arrows to scroll through cards on a touch screen device? This makes no sense and is extremely counterintuitive and cumbersome.
This latest updates makes the stealth needle morph into the card you clone. This is fine unless you want scrap the card you copied; you have to be careful to scrap the original and not the copy with no visual clues, just logically remembering that the original came first.
The AI is infuriating at the end of games. It will play out complete turns even when it can already end the game. Real fun when it has two battle screechers and you get to watch the painfully slow animation of shredding the whole tableau of cards twice (I have NEVER seen it scrap less than all of them) while you’re sitting there with 5 health and the computer already has 38 attack.
I have a notification badge on my iPad icon even though I have no active games. My friend does, too, so it’s not just me. So irritating. I’ve tried everything I can to delete it, but even removing the app and reinstalling only works until the next time I play online and then the notification is back.
I appreciate that one price unlocks tablet, phone, and desktop apps but I really wish they would put more effort into the iOS app.
- White Wizard Games LLC
- 526.6 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © White Wizard Games LLC
- In-App Purchases
- Full Version $4.99
- Gambit Set $3.99
- Crisis: Bases and Battleships Set $1.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.