Collectible card games are not lacking these days. Hearthstone might be the market leader that nobody can overthrow, but that doesn’t mean other releases aren’t worth a shot. Let’s check out Faeria, a card game developed by Abrakam SA. You can play it for free on both PC and mobile devices, but as you might expect, there are in-game purchases available.
Are You Ready for a 1vs1 Showdown?
Faeria is a card game that takes place on a hexagonal board. The twist is that you will create this board as you play. The matches are classic 1vs1 battles with two players on the opposing side. You take turns in placing one tile at a time on the hexagonal grid. The ultimate goal is to reach the opponent and inflict damage until they run out of health.
The board is entirely watery, but with four fountains that produce magical points called faeria. You will need these to cast spells and summon things. It is needless to say that it is essential to put these tiles under your control. That puts an additional strategy layer into the match. You not only have to think about battling your opponent, but you need to be careful in managing territories.
Choose Your Cards Wisely
You have several types of tiles that you can place. The neutral land allows you to place two tiles at once. However, the special land is what you should aim for. Although you can place just one at a time, they will enable you to summon stronger minions that can inflict more damage. Special types of land include deserts, forests, lakes, and so on. A tip I can give to newbies is to specialize your deck, at least until you get enough strength and experience to learn how to mix and match.
Aside from special land tiles, you can also play special cards. These may require having placed the required amount of land of two or more types. However, they can often be game-changers and turn the tide of the battle to your advantage.
Not Much Room for Surprises
We need to be honest now, however, and say that there is a small chance to overturn things. If you think you are heading toward a defeat, that’s probably true. Unfortunately, that means the opening is the only truly exciting part of the battle (unless you are winning). That may also lead to your opponents forfeiting the match before it ends. Fortunately, there are plenty of solo missions available and the AI is fairly challenging.
Let’s also mention that the graphics in Faeria is quite nice for a card collectible game. You cannot expect too much, but there is enough variety and the animations are smooth and visually attractive. The game does not follow a greedy pay to win formula, but there is no doubt that purchasing a Steam pack may help you speed up your progress.