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 1.90

Bug fixes and improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
12.1K Ratings

12.1K Ratings

HeyPlsListen ,

Here’s an Idea for you

I Love this game. It is endlessly amazing, very fun, well made, and well directed. The story is captivating, the writing is outstanding, and despite how much reading is involved, I never find myself bored when going through routes. I absolutely adore how open the game is, since most romance-themed visual novels tend to lean more towards females and females alone. Generally heterosexual ones. It’s really nice to see the female routes, and the intwining relationships between the different characters. Along with how carefully you made it to where your Mc can be anything and anyone you want. You can pick pronouns, and decide their personality, and that’s probably one of the best parts.

However, as thousands of people have said, the coins are an issue. You get thirty per week, I’m sure nobody wants to wait for over a month to do one singular option. I wonkt ask for you to make anything cheaper, I know it costs a lot to run something like this, and that you all need to eat. My suggestion is simple. Make the daily coins go up in intervals of five.

Day one should have 5 coins. Day two should have 10. etc. Day six could end wit 30. This way, not only will you cut down on all the complaints about money and improve play, but people will feel rewarded for keeping up a streak through an entire week. It also, hopefully, won’t hinder your money-making. It doesn’t have to be five, it could be two. Just increase the amount of coins you get per day.

Matt Flanagan ,

Be Prepared to No Longer have A Life

Once you start playing this story, it’s addicting and immersive. For the next month or so, at least, it’s all you’ll think about. “Oh have my keys regenerated?” “Time for heart hunter!” and “I can’t wait for the next book to come out!” will be frequent thoughts. The diversity of the characters, their dialogue, and personalities are amazing. Even though they’re fictional, it’s easy to fall in love with one or more of them. The inclusivity of everything is to die for. The plot is really good at incorporating romance as well as developing an adventure. I absolutely adore the soundtrack. There’s only a few complaints that I have, and seemingly enough others as well. The paid scenes- way too expensive. The price either needs to be knocked down or coins need to be able to be acquired easier in game. The time needed for keys to regenerate should be less. Waiting three hours for one key??? It’s a bit infuriating to be honest. My last “complaint” is more of a concern. I hope the devs aren’t rushing or overworking themselves to release new books, most of the fan base would rather wait a little longer than having a thrown together chapter. :) Personally, those are the only areas I feel that need improvement. The art style is gorgeous and I really enjoy learning about Tarot cards as well as magic. I’d definitely recommend playing this, I don’t normally play games such as these but I really enjoy The Arcana.

ExoticZest ,

The coins....

I really do like this game it has an amazing story I’ve read through almost all of them completely and it just amazes me, the art, the story is so good, it’s LGBTQ+ friendly but the bad part of it all is that any good choice that you want to make in the game has to be purchased by coins which when you try to earn, you don’t receive nearly enough to make even one choice throughout one chapter with the spin wheel. You have to spend a crazy amount of money on app this just to read a bolder choice. There are times that I have spent money on this game because I want to read the bold choice, I want to be able to kiss or do something with the character that I’m reading about that isn’t a lame, boring choice that leads to nothing more and makes the story quite lackluster in the fact that it’s supposed to be a romance story but you really feel like there’s no romance involved because you have to pay money to make a good choice. I’m still going to keep up with this game and I’m so going to read new chapters that come out and what-not but I just feel like it would be better if you gave people the opportunity to earn more coins, lower the price that you have to pay for coins or lower the amount of coins you have to pay to make a good choice because they get quite pricey for the little amount of coins that you do receive from the free spins. Other than the coin issue, this is an amazing game and I really do love it and I can’t wait to see what else you guys come out with.


Nix Hydra Games
258.8 MB

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



Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
In-App Purchases
  1. Coin Pack 2 $4.99
  2. Coin Pack 1 $1.99
  3. Coin Pack 5 $9.99


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