Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales
Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales is by the same developers as Gwent. Also set in the world of The Witcher, this game gives you a single-player experience, that includes deck building, puzzle mechanics and card battles. Though this game does have a lot of roleplaying elements, there are card battles in order to overcome your opponents, giving you a break from exploring the world. Certainly one of the best collectable card games for Switch!
Slay the Spire
Slay the Spire is one of my personal favourite collectible card games. The game gives you a procedurally generated world, where you will face off against enemies, choose what path you want to take, upgrade your cards and burn ones you don’t want, and continue forward. Your deck changes and grows based on your decisions and the paths you take. If you die, you get to restart, but as it’s a procedurally generated game, each run feels different and unique! Slay the Spire is full of challenges and fun to have.
Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution
Yu-Gi-Oh! is a collectible card-based game that you can play in real life, so it’s only natural that there are digital versions of the game. If you are a fan of anime, you can find yourself playing through various storylines of the individual characters that you will recognize. You can find cards from the series inside the game, allowing you to play in duels against enemy AIs or online, against your friends or other people who feel they have the best deck around. This game also has a massive card pool for you to play around with and discover.
Signs of the Sojourner
Signs of the Sojourner is a bit of a different game, compared to others on this list. This game has you building a deck through conversation, and instead of battling against other people, you are actually trying to communicate with them so that they can have a conversation and try to help you. In Signs of the Sojourner, you will be travelling around, collecting items and interacting with loads of characters. It’s not as intense as battling against an opponent, but it’s a unique take on deck-building!
Nowhere Prophet is similar, in some ways, to Slay the Spire. It is also procedurally generative, with you building up your deck and taking on various enemies as you go. Instead of fighting in some magical place, you are in the wastelands, where you need to lead a bunch of refugees to safety, fighting against machines and thugs who are in your path. You can find lots of different cards to add to your deck, people to recruit to help you, various loot, and more as you travel across the wasteland.
Faerie is a turn-based, collectible card game with a lot of strategic elements, where you need to place down the board, as well as play cards and gather resources in order to win matches. As the board is ever-changing, with each placement, there is a lot to think about. Building the battlefield is what makes things unique, and the game has both a solo complaining, as well as some co-op missions and the option to go against other enemies. This game is free to start playing, but you can end up sinking quite a substantial amount of money in the game through in-app purchases.
Lightseekers is another free to play collectible card game, but you might end up spending money later down the line if you enjoy the game. This one has you selecting a hero from the world of Tantos, learning their story, and then use their playstyle and deck of cards to defeat your opponents. Each of the heroes has a different playstyle, as they follow a specific subset of magical energy. There are six in total, which are all quite different, so you can stick to one or master them all.
Mystic Vale allows you to collect cards and craft with them, to make your deck better suited to your needs and playstyle. This game has you taking on the role of a druidic clan, where you need to heal the Valley of Life, which has been slowly dying and gotten itself into quite a state. The unique aspect to this game is card crafting, which really gives you more control over your deck and allows you to take cards that may not be the best for you and make them into something more useful.
Eternal Card Game
Eternal Card Game looks quite similar to Hearthstone when you see the screenshots of the game itself, and plays exactly how you’d expect it too. You can build up your deck, play as heroes and challenge other players to see who has the better deck. There are tons of different cards and choices in this game, as well as counterspells, tactical combat cards and so much more. It’s a pretty nice addition to the genre and is also free to start.
One Step from Eden
One Step from Eden is a strategic deck-building game with a bunch of real-time action elements thrown in, where you need to quickly battle against enemies, watching the screen light up with attacks and attempt to keep yourself alive. You can choose if you want to destroy everything in your path or if you want to have mercy on the people you meet with. One Step from Eden feels extremely intense and is an interesting mix of genres!