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Kard Combat ™

By Hothead Games Inc.

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"Gaming App of the Day" - Kotaku

TOP 10 Card Game in over 100 countries

Kard Combat is a FREE single and multiplayer card game where you confront one rival after another in exciting card duels.

Co-designed by Richard Garfield, creator of Magic: The Gathering game, Kard Combat is one of the highest-rated strategy card games on the App Store.

★ Fight your way up the Tower in a 33 battle campaign.
★ Choose from 8 playable characters, each with unique tactics.
★ Play online multiplayer battles in either timed or regular game modes.
★ Practice your skills in Single Duel mode.
★ Solve seemingly impossible puzzles in the formidable Challenge Mode.
★ Collect over 120 hand-painted cards from former Magic artists.

★★★★★★★★★ 1.3 update information ★★★★★★★★★★

1.3 update includes support for iOS 5. This update takes advantage of new features in iOS 5, implementing an asynchronous, turn-based multiplayer games mode using Game Center.

Players can now also earn new powerful cards for their decks by recruiting their friends to the game, using the in-game friend referrals system. There are 3 new cards to earn:

★ Baphomet card - Increases the damage from all the owners spell cards by 50%.
★ Vassal of Water card - Heals 10 life to owner when summoned. Water mana growth +1. Attack equals water mana.
★ Traitor card - Destroys targeted opponent’s card.

Additional new 1.3 features include:
★ A new 'Pass and Play' multiplayer mode for playing against friends on a single device
★ Option to auto-complete all of the mage sets for players who purchase the full unlocked game

What's New in Version 1.30

+ Game Center turn-based multiplayer
+ Three new powerful cards available via friend referrals
+ Local pass and play multiplayer mode
+ New look and feel to the game menus
+ UI improvements to the Mage Select screen


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Customer Reviews


Tragic: The Garnering, with some significantly different game mechanics.
The gameplay is great, and removes the need to continually attempt to get new cards or multiples of cards. Of course, the thing that made Tragic great and competitive was the deck-building aspect of the game, and this is completely removed from this game.
I think I only paid £3.99 for the full game, but beware clicking the button that says 'apply all cards etc to all mages', as essentially this makes the game too easy with no scope for development.
I wiped the application off, reinstalled it and clicked 'restore', which put me back to the start without the cards and extras for each Mage. You do have to start again though.
Aside from the silly name, the game is very playable, and when I get bored of the main game, I'll have a go at playing online.

starting free is a major bonus

as said in many other reviews, this is a must have game for anyone with affinity for Card games (similar to Magic et al)
Buying the full version is a serious option, as the game seems to have much more to offer.
It does not get full 5 due to some bugs in duels (particularly online) / cards effects. also the interface could be smoother / more appealing. but well done all round, and great concept!
keep it up devs!

Good game

I have been playing this game for almost a year now. Like it a lit but still have loads of bugs that seems not to be getting fix anytime soon. A game that suppose to be over as a player exceed the alowed time for his turn dont go off as victory and it just gets stuck and u end up quiting games u suppose to be winning and other issues. Apart from that, a must have game!

Kard Combat ™
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • £0.69
  • Category: Games
  • Updated: 03 November 2011
  • Version: 1.30
  • Size: 20.2 MB
  • Language: English
  • Developer: Hothead Games
Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
  • Frequent/Intense Horror/Fear Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes

Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.1.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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