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
May 29, 2024

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
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, App activity and 2 others
Data isn’t encrypted
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Ratings and reviews

44.6K reviews
Gavin Runeblade
January 25, 2024
Good game. Been playing on and off since it was new. Has a great free model, very fun even with limited cards, and there is a decent community playing. Watch the recent tournaments on YouTube to get a good feel for how it plays, this one is a lot slower than most cars games and has come from behind mechanics which helps you recover from a bad start. Could use better AI for those times when network isn't available, but overall it's fun.
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Daniel Garrison
February 3, 2024
Not only is the support staff shady in the event of an issue involving shadow crystals (real money), every time your app updates I have to reset my password. I'm writing it off now before I spend any more money. There are other games like this that are more reliable. Edit: This time your system is telling me my account doesn't exist... EDIT: been trying on and off since 2013, 10 Yrs later it let me log in. Last crystal purchase was never delivered, but it did save my cards, now crashes mid game.
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Lukus Shoffner
August 4, 2021
Overall a very good trading card game. The fall backs that i have noticed are the mechanics of the end step. When you have nothing left to do you still have to hit end turn. I especially like that you can earn various items to build your deck without having to spend money. Update: not the same game. Much harder than before. Still an amusing waste of time
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What's new

One of our more extensive updates in a long time! 16 new cards, over 60 balance changes, more rewards for hero leveling, in-game pic-a-card redemption...this is the update you've been waiting for to break the meta WIDE OPEN!