Age of Rivals from Roboto Games is available for Android, iOS, and Steam. You will need to purchase each separately but you can link your account so you can play across all platforms. This is a great game and I highly recommend it.
After watching the video and reading a couple of articles on the game, I decided I needed to give it a try. There is a lot “going on” int he game and it will take you probably a couple of games to get the hang of it but it is worth it. Before I get into my review, here are some key points:
- Play as 12 unique characters
- Unlock over 200 cards
- Ranked public matchmaking
- Private friend matches
- Alliances with other players
- Daily missions
- No in-app purchases
- Challenge yourself with bonus DLC single-player content
The developer has put together a great website with a lot of good info, forums, etc. to help you with the game. I had a slight issue with my game after one of the many updates but the developer promptly took care of it for me. I especially recommend you read why he created this game. (It is always neat to see why and how a developer creates a game.)
So on to the game. How does it work? The game is broken down into 4 rounds. Each round you will build your civilization, conquer others, battle your opponents, and build up your culture and economy. The game has 9 card types: Infantry, Mounted, Ranged, Underworld, Artistic, Holy, Civic, Fortified, Economic. There are also different leaders you can use to provide your civilization with some special abilities.
You goal is to have the most points at the end of the game. So how will you do that – emphasize economics? military, a little of both? Each round you will need to figure out what you want to emphasize and maximize your point totals. The game is not overly “taxing” or super difficult to figure out. I would call the game a casual, strategy game that will entertain.
When you purchase the game, you have all you need. You will unlock cards and leaders as you play and earn coins. There are no ads or videos to watch. The more you play, the better you will get, and more options you will have.
The game is fun and affordable and if you enjoy CCG, strategy, multiplayer games, then Age of Rivals is for you. For such a “small game” there is a so much you do as you play. The developer has spent a lot of time building and perfecting the game, which is evident in its design.
From the developer: “Age of Rivals combines the most fun aspects of our favorite board games and CCGs in a unique way” I would agree 100% with that statement.