Scrolls PC

Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. CD-Action
    Mar 4, 2015
    80
    I strongly urge you to give Scrolls a chance, especially that there’s a free demo available and the full game costs next to nothing. [02/2015, p.54]
  2. Games Master UK
    Feb 22, 2015
    79
    A clever card battler that's fantastic for genre fans, but too hard to pick up to win many new ones. [Mar 2015, p.70]
  3. Dec 22, 2014
    78
    If you can stomach the plodding matches, Scrolls delivers a rewarding melange of collectible card and tabletop gameplay.
  4. Dec 14, 2014
    78
    A pretty, well-crafted, and well-intentioned chore, but a chore nonetheless.
  5. It seems that after Hearthstone’s success even Scrolls’ developers have lost all interest in their game. [Feb 2015]
  6. Jan 15, 2015
    75
    Sadly the multiplayer is the worst aspect of the entire game. And this is something you have to consider for a card game.
  7. Meristation
    Jan 6, 2015
    75
    Quotation forthcoming.
  8. Dec 22, 2014
    75
    Scrolls has a great system, with old and new rules that work perfectly combined. It needs a more intuitive deck builder and a way to attract new audience, for a game that can take a bit long to begin to enjoy.
  9. Dec 22, 2014
    74
    Scrolls delivers a well-executed digital marriage of a collectible card game and board game with the potential for deep strategic play in the way those parts work together.
  10. Feb 13, 2015
    70
    While its an advancement on Hearthstone mechanically, if Hearthstone is the standard for the genre these days, then invariably Scrolls becomes one for CCG veterans only.
  11. Edge Magazine
    Feb 7, 2015
    70
    You'll need to protect your best troops as much as your idols, positioning blockers so that your big hitters can wind up. [Feb 2015, p.116]
  12. Jan 8, 2015
    70
    Scrolls may not be the next Minecraft for Mojang but it proves that the studio still has got a pretty unique way of thinking. The best part of Scrolls is the way that it combines a traditional board game with a digital card game. Everyone that enjoyed Hearthstone should take a closer look.
  13. Jan 5, 2015
    70
    Scrolls shouldn't be your introduction to collectable card games; Hearthstone serves that purpose far better. In fact, you should probably pop in Final Fantasy Tactics or Disgaea should you need a primer on Scrolls’ strategic concerns. But if you crave a challenge and a new type of CCG experience, Scrolls may fulfill that role.
  14. Jan 25, 2015
    60
    I can’t shake the feeling that Mojang lives (or, rather, lived before the Microsoft buyout) in the perpetual brainstorm mode, as if everyone on the development team shouts their suggestions, and then, instead of sifting through them and selecting the best ones, they just go ahead and cram everything in the final product. Maybe Minecraft actually benefited from this chaos, but for Scrolls, which has been stuck in a quagmire of half-baked ideas for two years, this approach brings nothing but death.
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 44 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 17
  2. Negative: 3 out of 17
  1. Dec 15, 2014
    10
    Scrolls is an great, deep strategy game that I recommend to everyone! At the very least you can try the free demo version and get hooked. AtScrolls is an great, deep strategy game that I recommend to everyone! At the very least you can try the free demo version and get hooked. At only 5 USD, Scrolls offers enough content to keep you occupied for a long time. You will have fun collecting all the Scrolls, beating trials, and unlocking achievements. What sets Scrolls apart from other TCGs is the board. It adds a whole new element of strategy, and the little creatures look awesome as they are summoned too! The game has a lot of social aspects like chats, trading with other players, and multi-player quick and ranked matches for a high replay value. I've been playing Scrolls for a year and a half and I still can't get enough of it. The people in the community are incredibly nice and helpful compared to other games too. Fun, varied gameplay will have you Scrolling for months! Full Review »
  2. Dec 15, 2014
    10
    Strategy, CCG, collecting, awesome community, hardcore gameplay, big esports potential. Those are just few things that define what Scrolls is.Strategy, CCG, collecting, awesome community, hardcore gameplay, big esports potential. Those are just few things that define what Scrolls is. With amazing development team behind it I have high hopes for Scrolls future. Full Review »
  3. Dec 23, 2014
    8
    Scrolls is a surprisingly deep tactical card game. Units are placed on the board, and you then have to manage positioning, attack countdowns,Scrolls is a surprisingly deep tactical card game. Units are placed on the board, and you then have to manage positioning, attack countdowns, board modifiers, creature buffs and debuffs, unique abilities, and attempting to guess what your opponent is going to do next. This isn't so much a traditional card game as it is a complex chess match.

    For those who enjoy tactical games, this is an absolute must to play, but it is rather hard to get into. Currently there are 360 cards in the game, and each of them have their own rules that affect the match in a different way. For example, one creature might have to wait 2 turns to attack after it is placed on the board, another will be able to attack as soon as it's played, while yet another will only attack after you have played 'x' number of creatures after it. Having to remember how each card works is quite a challenge for a new player, so many early matches involve using the entire 90 second turn to figure out how to react to an opponent's play. This means that matches between new players can take up to an hour sometimes, which turns off a lot of people. Comparatively, a normal match between players who know the rules, and their decks, takes an average of 15-20 minutes.
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