Shadow Era - Trading Card Game

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About this game

Now your favorite online Collectible Card Game is under New Ownership!

Shadow Era is now more rewarding with a faster continuing development schedule than ever before!

Shadow Era is the full-scale, cross-platform collectible trading card game that you've been looking for, with the most generous free-to-play system out there!

Start your campaign by choosing your Human Hero, and get a free starter deck. Battle with AI opponents or other players in real-time PVP to earn more cards. Your progress and cards will be saved on the server and can be accessed from any device! You must decide which strategy to use as you build your deck, in one of the most balanced card games out there!


"A fantastic representation of what freemium games should be." - Touch Arcade

"Shadow Era is a must-download for fans of CCGs." - TUAW

"Shadow Era is a deep CCG that's easy to pick up, but nearly impossible to put down." - Slide To Play (4/4)

"Shadow Era proves that digital TCG's can be just as fun as their real world counterparts." - Gamezebo

Version 4.501 is NOW LIVE!

26 New Cards finishing the Campaign Expansion Packs, paving the way for the next expansion - already in the works.

New Monthly Contests offering players an opportunity to become a card in the game!

Many balance changes making some cards previously in the game much more playable.

The first appearance of Dual Class cards.

Wild and Outlaw Tribes are now competitive with your other favorite tribes in the game.

More inter-class balance is achieved in this release, allowing all classes to be played at top-tier levels!


Free To Play
Shadow Era is widely considered one of the most generous free-to-play card games out there. You won't find any "pay to win" here! In fact, some of our top competitors haven't spent a dime.

More Than 800 Cards
Unlike other CCGs, we don't believe in ban lists or card rotations! We carefully balance all cards to make them viable and also fun to play.

Amazing Card Art
The dark fantasy art style is sure to wow you, with high-quality artwork that rivals even the top trading card games with huge budgets!

Game Spectating
Whether it's just cheering on your friends in battle, or watching World Championship matches, in Shadow Era we let players join games in progress. You can also search up past matches to view replays and learn new strategies from top players or try to pinpoint your mistakes.

Cross-platform PVP
With support for PC, Mac, Android, and iOS, players can battle each other no matter what platform they're playing on. What's more, you're free to change devices and all your cards and data will follow you.

Great Community
We have a great and welcoming community in Shadow Era, who are here to help with deck ideas or pointing you to suitable guilds. What's more, the community is highly involved in the development of the game at all stages. Finally, a game where your opinions matter! After all, Shadow Era is made for the players.

Please visit for the official game rules, full card list, tutorials, and forums.
Updated on
Dec 30, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Personal info and App activity
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Personal info, App activity and 2 others
Data isn’t encrypted
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50.6K reviews
Joshua McOwen
November 13, 2022
I've tried for a while to make this game worth it, but the primary flaw in Shadow Era is a lack of card diversity. It's a one-note game that doesn't allow for innovative deck creation. Since 2011, the game came out with 4 expansions and they all have the same feel. There's not enough player control. Players can do nothing on another players turn and it's easy for one player to take control of the game and prevent the other from getting a foothold.
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Bryan Koenig
November 17, 2022
I've been playing this game off and on since 2011 lots and lots of changes over the years I wish we had more heros added like 5 to 8 a year , I wish the main blue made would go back to hitting everyone for 4 at once or have it build up costing more with an overload ability built in so if you save up extra it's stronger in some way give it too all characters. And if you guys could please give me 2 legendary with 4 packs to open that would be great! Thank you for your time
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A Google user
January 3, 2020
Overall it's a well designed game, and it seems balanced. The only complaint I have is that as a free player, it takes alot of grinding to get booster packs. Each game takes between 10 and 15 minutes typically, and after the first couple of levels it takes dozens of them to get a level, which only amounts to 1/4 of a new booster pack. It's hard to get into multiplayer (which rewards better) when I still don't have a decent collection of cards to experiment with.
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What's new

Two New Legendary Characters and a great many bug fixes, buffs, and a couple of nerfs.