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Great Card Games from The Board Game Box

Everyone loves a got card game don't they? If you have a pack of cards in your pocket the world is your oyster to instantly play a quick game of snap or amaze your friend when you hide the Queen. If, however, you prefer your card gaming to be a little more involved and interesting and want to build civilisations or a collection of colourful birds then we have a list of the top card games for you. From 7 Wonders Duel to Wingspan they is a game of cards here for everyone.

Co-operative board games

Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization

Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization is the new edition of Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization, with many changes small and large to the game's cards over its three ages and extensive changes to how military works. Through the...

2 - 4

players

120 - 120

minutes

14+

ages

Aeon's End: War Eternal

Gravehold remains the last bastion of The World That Was. As the otherworldly incursions from the creatures known only as The Nameless intensify, a cadre of strange survivors emerge from the void itself. Will they be Gravehold's salvation or its undo...

1 - 4

players

60 - 60

minutes

14+

ages

The 7th Continent

It's the early 20th century. You have decided to sail back to the newly discovered seventh continent to attempt to lift the terrible curse that has struck you since your return from the previous expedition. In The 7th Continent, a solo or co...

1 - 4

players

5 - 1000

minutes

14+

ages

Arkham Horror: The Card Game

Description from the publisher: Something evil stirs in Arkham, and only you can stop it. Blurring the traditional lines between roleplaying and card game experiences, Arkham Horror: The Card Game is a Living Card Game of Lovecraftian myster...

1 - 2

players

60 - 120

minutes

14+

ages

7 Wonders Duel

In many ways 7 Wonders Duel resembles its parent game 7 Wonders as over three ages players acquire cards that provide resources or advance their military or scientific development in order to develop a civilization and complete wonders. What...

2

players

30 - 30

minutes

10+

ages

Underwater Cities

In Underwater Cities, which takes about 30-45 minutes per player, players represent the most powerful brains in the world, brains nominated due to the overpopulation of Earth to establish the best and most livable underwater areas possible. ...

1 - 4

players

80 - 150

minutes

12+

ages

Wingspan

Wingspan is a competitive, medium-weight, card-driven, engine-building board game from Stonemaier Games. You are bird enthusiasts—researchers, bird watchers, ornithologists, and collectors—seeking to discover and attract the...

1 - 5

players

40 - 70

minutes

10+

ages

Aeon's End

The survivors of a long-ago invasion have taken refuge in the forgotten underground city of Gravehold. There, the desperate remnants of society have learned that the energy of the very breaches the beings use to attack them can be repurposed through ...

1 - 4

players

60 - 60

minutes

14+

ages

Everdell

Within the charming valley of Everdell, beneath the boughs of towering trees, among meandering streams and mossy hollows, a civilization of forest critters is thriving and expanding. From Everfrost to Bellsong, many a year have come and gone, but the...

1 - 4

players

40 - 80

minutes

13+

ages

Star Realms: Colony Wars

Colony Wars is a deckbuilding game in the Star Realms series which is both a standalone box set for two players (featuring an 80-card trade deck, as in the original) and an expansion for the base Star Realms set that allows it to be played as a four-...

2

players

20 - 20

minutes

12+

ages

Android: Netrunner

Welcome to New Angeles, home of the Beanstalk. From our branch offices in this monument of human achievement, NBN proudly broadcasts all your favorite media programming. We offer fully comprehensive streaming in music and threedee, news and sitcoms, ...

2

players

45 - 45

minutes

14+

ages

Inis

Inis is a game deeply rooted in Celtic history and lore in which players win by being elected King of the Island (Inis). Players can try to achieve one of three different victory conditions: Leadership: Be the leader — i.e., ...

2 - 4

players

60 - 90

minutes

14+

ages

Legendary Encounters: An Alien Deck Building Game

Legendary Encounters: An Alien Deck Building Game, based on the four movies of the Alien series, is a fully cooperative game with original art. While based on the Marvel superheroes version of Legendary, the two games will be compatible but cannot be...

1 - 5

players

30 - 60

minutes

17+

ages

7 Wonders

You are the leader of one of the 7 great cities of the Ancient World. Gather resources, develop commercial routes, and affirm your military supremacy. Build your city and erect an architectural wonder which will transcend future times. 7 Won...

2 - 7

players

30 - 30

minutes

10+

ages

Race for the Galaxy

2018 UPDATE: The second edition of the game is improved for color-blindness and includes 5 revised cards from the original version and 6 New Worlds promo homeworlds. The promo homeworlds and first edition compatible Revised Cards are both available f...

2 - 4

players

30 - 60

minutes

12+

ages

Dominion: Intrigue

In Dominion: Intrigue (as with Dominion), each player starts with an identical, very small deck of cards. In the center of the table is a selection of other cards the players can "buy" as they can afford them. Through their selection of car...

2 - 4

players

30 - 30

minutes

13+

ages

Century: Golem Edition

Century: Golem Edition is a re-themed version of Century: Spice Road set in the world of Caravania. In Century: Golem Edition, players are caravan leaders who travel the famed golem road to deliver crystals to the far reaches of the world. Each turn,...

2 - 5

players

30 - 45

minutes

8+

ages

Evolution: Climate

Evolution: Climate is a standalone game that introduces climate into the Evolution game system. In Evolution: Climate, players adapt their species in a dynamic ecosystem where food is scarce, predators lurk, and the climate can swing between...

2 - 6

players

60 - 60

minutes

12+

ages

Mage Wars Arena

What would it be like for Mages of vastly different schools and philosophies of magic to come together in an arena and fight to the death? How would an Illusionist battle a Druid? Or a Warlock fight a Beastmaster? Or a Priestess fare against a Wizard...

2

players

90 - 90

minutes

13+

ages

Codenames

Two rival spymasters know the secret identities of 25 agents. Their teammates know the agents only by their CODENAMES. In Codenames, two teams compete to see who can make contact with all of their agents first. Spymasters give one-word clues...

2 - 8

players

15 - 15

minutes

14+

ages

Codenames: Duet

Codenames Duet keeps the basic elements of Codenames — give one-word clues to try to get someone to identify your agents among those on the table — but now you're working together as a team to find all of your agents. (Why you don't alrea...

2 - 4

players

15 - 30

minutes

11+

ages

Nations

From the humble beginnings of civilization through the historical ages of progress, mankind has lived, fought, and built together in nations. Great nations protect and provide for their own, while fighting and competing against both other nations and...

1 - 5

players

40 - 200

minutes

14+

ages

Hero Realms

Hero Realms is a fantasy-themed deck-building game that is an adaptation of the award-winning Star Realms game. The game includes basic rules for two-player games, along with rules for multiplayer formats such as Free-For-All, Hunter, and Hydra. ...

2 - 4

players

20 - 30

minutes

12+

ages

Dominion

"You are a monarch, like your parents before you, a ruler of a small pleasant kingdom of rivers and evergreens. Unlike your parents, however, you have hopes and dreams! You want a bigger and more pleasant kingdom, with more rivers and a wider va...

2 - 4

players

30 - 30

minutes

13+

ages

The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game

The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game is a cooperative adventure game in which the players attempt to complete a scenario, each with three heroes of their choice and a deck of allies, events and attachments to support them. Each round, players send th...

1 - 2

players

30 - 60

minutes

13+

ages

Targi

Theme and overview: Unlike in other cultures, the desert Tuareg men, known as Targi, cover their faces whereas women of the tribe do not wear veils. They run the household and they have the last word at home in the tents. Different families ...

2

players

60 - 60

minutes

12+

ages

The Resistance: Avalon

The Resistance: Avalon pits the forces of Good and Evil in a battle to control the future of civilization. Arthur represents the future of Britain, a promise of prosperity and honor, yet hidden among his brave warriors are Mordred's unscrupulous mini...

5 - 10

players

30 - 30

minutes

13+

ages

Star Realms

Star Realms is a spaceship combat deck-building game by Magic Hall of Famers Darwin Kastle (The Battle for Hill 218) and Rob Dougherty (Ascension Co-designer). Star Realms is a fast paced deck-building card game of outer space combat. It com...

2

players

20 - 20

minutes

12+

ages

Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game

Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game is set in the Marvel Comics universe. To set up the game, players choose a mastermind villain (Magneto, Loki, Dr. Doom, etc.), stack that particular villain's attack cards underneath it, then modify the villain ...

1 - 5

players

45 - 45

minutes

14+

ages

Tichu

Tichu took much of its rules and mechanics from Zheng Fen. It is a partnership climbing card game, and the object of play is to rid yourself of your hand, preferably while scoring points in the process. The deck is a standard 52-card pack wi...

4

players

60 - 60

minutes

10+

ages

Secret Hitler

Secret Hitler is a dramatic game of political intrigue and betrayal set in 1930s Germany. Each player is randomly and secretly assigned to be a liberal or a fascist, and one player is Secret Hitler. The fascists coordinate to sow distrust and install...

5 - 10

players

45 - 45

minutes

13+

ages

Hanamikoji

Welcome to the most famed Geisha street in the old capital, Hanamikoji. Geishas are elegant and graceful women who are skilled in art, music, dance, and a variety of performances and ceremonies. Greatly respected and adored, Geishas are masters of en...

2

players

15 - 15

minutes

10+

ages

Summoner Wars: Master Set

Summoner Wars is a fast-playing, action-packed card game for 2-4 players in which they take on the role of Summoners: powerful beings who harness the power of mysterious Summoning Stones to lead their race to conquest on the war-torn planet of Ithari...

2 - 4

players

30 - 60

minutes

9+

ages

Jaipur

You are one of the two most powerful traders in the city of Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, but that's not enough for you because only the merchant with two "seals of excellence" will have the privilege of being invited to the Maharaja's ...

2

players

30 - 30

minutes

12+

ages

Sushi Go Party!

Sushi Go Party!, an expanded version of the best-selling card game Sushi Go!, is a party platter of mega maki, super sashimi, and endless edamame. You still earn points by picking winning sushi combos, but now you can customize each game by choosing ...

2 - 8

players

20 - 20

minutes

8+

ages

Magic: The Gathering

GAME SYSTEM This entry is to allow for discussion/rating of the game system as a whole. It is not for a specific product or release. Versions will appear on the individual item pages...

2

players

20 - 20

minutes

13+

ages

Glory to Rome

In 64 A.D., a great fire originating from the slums of Rome quickly spreads to destroy much of the city, including the imperial palace. Upon hearing news of the fire, Emperor Nero Caesar races back to Rome from his private estate in Antium and sets u...

2 - 5

players

60 - 60

minutes

12+

ages

Dixit: Odyssey

Dixit Odyssey is both a standalone game and an expansion (Dixit: Odyssey (expansion)) for Jean-Louis Roubira's Dixit, which won Germany's Spiel des Jahres award in 2010. Game play in Dixit Odyssey matches that of Dixit: Each turn one player ...

3 - 12

players

30 - 30

minutes

8+

ages

Splendor

Splendor is a game of chip-collecting and card development. Players are merchants of the Renaissance trying to buy gem mines, means of transportation, shops—all in order to acquire the most prestige points. If you're wealthy enough, you might e...

2 - 4

players

30 - 30

minutes

10+

ages

Imperial Settlers

Settlers from four major powers of the world have discovered new lands, with new resources and opportunities. Romans, Barbarians, Egyptians and Japanese all at once move there to expand the boundaries of their empires. They build new buildings to str...

1 - 4

players

45 - 90

minutes

10+

ages

Bruges

Bruges in the 15th century – culture and commerce flourish and make the Belgian Hanseatic city into one of the wealthiest cities in Europe. In Bruges (a.k.a. Brugge or Brügge depending on the country in which you live), players as...

2 - 4

players

60 - 60

minutes

10+

ages

Seasons

The greatest sorcerers of the kingdom have gathered at the heart of the Argos forest, where the legendary tournament of the 12 seasons is taking place. At the end of the three year competition, the new archmage of the kingdom of Xidit will be chosen ...

2 - 4

players

60 - 60

minutes

14+

ages

Battle Line

Two opponents face off across a 'battle line' and attempt to win the battle by taking 5 of 9 flags or 3 adjacent flags. Flags are decided by placing cards into 3 card poker-type hands on either side of the flag (similar to straight flush, 3 of a kind...

2

players

30 - 30

minutes

12+

ages

Arboretum

Arboretum is a strategy card game for 2-4 players, aged 10 and up, that combines set collection, tile-laying and hand management while playing in about 25 minutes. Players try to have the most points at the end of the game by creating beautiful garde...

2 - 4

players

30 - 30

minutes

8+

ages

Modern Art

Buying and selling paintings can be a very lucrative business. Five different artists have produced a bunch of paintings, and it's the player's task to be both the buyer and the seller, hopefully making a profit in both roles. He does this by putti...

3 - 5

players

45 - 45

minutes

10+

ages

Century: Spice Road

Century: Spice Road is the first in a series of games that explores the history of each century with spice-trading as the theme for the first installment. In Century: Spice Road, players are caravan leaders who travel the famed silk road to deliver ...

2 - 5

players

30 - 45

minutes

8+

ages

The Resistance

The Empire must fall. Our mission must succeed. By destroying their key bases, we will shatter Imperial strength and liberate our people. Yet spies have infiltrated our ranks, ready for sabotage. We must unmask them. In five nights we reshape destiny...

5 - 10

players

30 - 30

minutes

13+

ages

Dixit

2010 Spiel des Jahres Winner One player is the storyteller for the turn and looks at the images on the 6 cards in her hand. From one of these, she makes up a sentence and says it out loud (without showing the card to the other players). ...

3 - 6

players

30 - 30

minutes

8+

ages

San Juan

San Juan is a card game based on Puerto Rico. The deck of 110 cards consists of production buildings (indigo, sugar, tobacco, coffee, and silver) and "violet" buildings that grant special powers or extra victory points. Cards from the hand ...

2 - 4

players

45 - 60

minutes

10+

ages

Love Letter

All of the eligible young men (and many of the not-so-young) seek to woo the princess of Tempest. Unfortunately, she has locked herself in the palace, and you must rely on others to take your romantic letters to her. Will yours reach her first? &...

2 - 4

players

20 - 20

minutes

10+

ages