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.
Added support for additional arena rewards
Added tournament game replay
Add Commander Choice when registering for tournament
Sort Command Deck cards by commander in card gallery
Add CoreSet to VsAi game if no expansions are selected
Rematch will use expansions from ended game
Powerful Backing event triggers Pact Dominion gambit
Incorrect text in Alliance/Nandi rules
Correct opponent name is set when using Rematch
Ratings and Reviews
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!
Devs - Please allow some suspense
First off, game is great. Probably one of the most successful boardgame ports I have played and I’ve played them all. Star realms is very easy to pick up and very approachable for new comers. I mainly play it online with a group of friends so I will not comment on the way the AI seems to manipulate decks.
Online async play on any platform is almost flawless. ALMOST. The reason for the title of this review and my major gripe is that the online play gives you spoilers. The list of ongoing games tells you the players Authority AFTER the upcoming turn. Meaning you will know if your opponent had an awesome turn even before you see it. That is disappointing. But what’s worse is that the game will tell you you have lost before you see the final turn. It’s way more compelling to have a little bit of authority left and draw a bunch of good cards hoping you can last one more turn and then watching your opponent draw every card in her deck and annihilate you. Instead you get an iPhone notification that you lost or the ongoing games icon changes to “YOU LOST”. Lame. Why not make all that update AFTER you watch your opponent’s turn? That is satisfying to all sides.
Anyhoo, I wish I could say that’s a minor gripe but I find it really disappointing. That said, I’ve still played dozens and dozens of Star realms and will continue to do so. Thanks.
Bugs make this Game hard to play
I really do like this game I think it’s an incredible deck builder and always have a ton of fun when I play in person with friends but the app has some problems.
My biggest issue with the app is one specific bug that happens to me 1/3 games. As far as I can tell the bug happens when my turn starts in a live game (arena or just online) when I am looking at what’s in either my opponents or my own discard pile or deck. What the bug does is prevent you from playing any cards for your whole turn. The only thing you can do is watch the turn timer tick down or go into the pause menus and end your turn. It has been a part of me losing 2 arena games in a row two weeks ago and I was very frustrated because it was an arena I paid my previous winnings to get into. This bug is debilitating and game ruining. In a game today I lost a great hand that would have allowed me to get in an excellent position and buy a command ship but because of the bug I got steam rolled as my opponent was able To get out three outposts and destroy me.
I hope this is something the devs can fix because I really do love the game and aside from a few other minor issues (not being able to unlock digital conent with codes or proof of purchase of the same physical cards, or arena being very expensive to play in) this could be a 5/5 app.
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- White Wizard Games LLC
- 457.6 MB
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 10.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- © Wise Wizard Games LLC
- In-App Purchases
- Full Version $4.99
- Gambit Set $3.99
- Crisis: Bases and Battleships Set $1.99
- Crisis: Events Set $1.99
- Crisis: Heroes Set $1.99
- Colony Wars $4.99
- Crisis: Fleets and Fortresses $1.99
- Command $1.99
- Cosmic Gambit $3.99
- Frontiers $4.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.