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  • Summary:

    With its unique living board, Faeria will challenge you with truly strategic card battles. Craft your deck, shape the battlefield, and fight for victory! A strategy game like no other. Build exciting decks and shape the battlefield as you fight epic battles. Raise mountains, build


    With its unique living board, Faeria will challenge you with truly strategic card battles. Craft your deck, shape the battlefield, and fight for victory!

    A strategy game like no other. Build exciting decks and shape the battlefield as you fight epic battles. Raise mountains, build forests, fill lakes, or harness the sands of the deserts. You choose your own path to victory.

    Enjoy 100+ hours of solo content, co-operative missions, and puzzles! Explore a vast array of challenges that reward you in return. Journey through the Oversky and defeat devious World Bosses - or even play enemy AI in draft mode!

    Enter Pandora, Faeria's unique draft mode that where your deck-building skills are put to the ultimate test. Choose to play against the AI or put your deck to the ultimate test in PVP. Earn rewards based on how well you do. It’s the perfect way to increase your collection, or just have fun!
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Aug 24, 2020
    90
    Faeria is packed with content without coming across bloated. It’s complex without ever feeling confusing or intimidating. Most importantly though it’s a fun and exciting time combining card and board game mechanics wonderfully.
  2. Aug 13, 2020
    90
    Along with the expected multiplayer modes (ranked and casual battles), Faeria delivers a compulsive, interesting and frankly enormously fun card battle experience. While not the easiest game to explain, it's an impressive teaching tool for itself, but never feels overwrought or tiresome in said education. Of the card games we've enjoyed on Switch, Faeria is easily the highlight of the bunch so far, and it deserves to do well. It's a full-featured package and stands out as an excellent card/board/strategy experience. If you want to play a fantasy card game on Switch, buy this one first.
  3. Aug 17, 2020
    90
    Faeria is a thoroughly enjoyable strategic card battler that’s consistently fun to play. This multifaceted game feels like one you can play for the next few years and not get weary of it.
  4. Aug 21, 2020
    80
    Faeria is as enjoyable as it is deep, offering many hours of solo content, with the option to compete online if you so choose. The combination of board and card game is a lot of fun to play and new cards are unlocked at a fast, exciting pace.
  5. Sep 8, 2020
    80
    Other than a few slight problems I would recommend this to any card game fans out there, it stays true to everything we love about card games while adding its own unique twist. Abrakam has done a great job accomplishing their goal for Faeria; by focussing development on its extensive single player mode, it gives me hope for developers to implement something similar in their own card games for the future increasing replayability and attracting more of a casual scene to an often competitive genre.
  6. Aug 31, 2020
    80
    Faeria is one of the best examples of a turn-based card game available yet on the Switch eShop. With various game modes, unlockables and cards to track down and unlcok, this one will keep you hooked for hours to come. It’s a hell of a lot of fun, and a joy to play.
  7. Sep 1, 2020
    60
    While I enjoyed playing Faeria, and will continue to enjoy playing it, the laggy gameplay and required internet connection creates enough friction for me to know that I won’t be playing for hours on end. It’s a fairly decent game, but with its flaws on Nintendo Switch I don’t think it’s going to be a classic CCG anytime soon.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 12
  2. Negative: 3 out of 12
  1. Sep 1, 2020
    10
    Incredible card game. This is the definition of a gem. Great single player and multiplayer. Co-op fights, exciting puzzles, draft mode,Incredible card game. This is the definition of a gem. Great single player and multiplayer. Co-op fights, exciting puzzles, draft mode, there's so much content on the base game alone. If you enjoy card or strategy games get this one. Expand
  2. Oct 4, 2020
    10
    If you enjoy playing Magic the Gathering you should definitely consider playing Faeria! It combines interesting creature-based combatIf you enjoy playing Magic the Gathering you should definitely consider playing Faeria! It combines interesting creature-based combat mechanics with strategic board occupation and resource management. Magic players will automatically feel very comfortable with the combat system but new players should not feel intimidated. I have been playing Faeria for 8 days solid now and here are the things I like most about it:
    1. The look / sound / feel of the game world is beautiful and immersive.
    2. The game 'tutorial' is actually just a series of puzzles which teaches you new mechanics at your own pace.
    3. The 4 different 'suits' of cards all play quite differently which keeps things fresh.
    4. It's fun cracking chests for new cards and they are generous with how regularly you earn new chests.
    5. There is also quite a generous 'crafting' system for acquiring new cards.
    6. There are quite a number of interesting and varied game modes to explore.
    7. The power level of the cards seems very well balanced. Unlike in Magic the Gathering, you don't need to build a deck full of 'bomb rares' to enjoy success.
    I am really pleased I decided to try Faeria. It is a fun, balanced and carefully constructed strategy game set in a beautiful game world. While I cannot disagree with other reviewers who have criticised the necessity to be permanently connected to the internet to play, this is no different to playing Magic Arena at home on your laptop, so don't let this deter you from trying Faeria.
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  3. Nov 16, 2021
    10
    This is the only professional online CCG with a pay-to-play model:
    You unlock all cards with one-time-purchases, and then collect them
    This is the only professional online CCG with a pay-to-play model:
    You unlock all cards with one-time-purchases, and then collect them ingame. Which alone is a HUGE advantage over all the other pay2becompetitive card games, and makes playing the game a LOT cheaper in the long run!
    The controls take a bit to get used to, but then, work intuitively and like a charm!

    Quality-wise, Faeria is bursting with content, that can be played alone, vs players and cooperatively, and keep you busy for a long time.
    The mechanics are deep and clever, and deep thinking and optimal play are highly rewarded.
    And finally, there still is an active online community, that you can play with and against.

    This is my favourite card game, and i recommend it whole-heartedly!
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  4. Aug 16, 2020
    7
    A solid digital CCG/board game hybrid with attractive visuals, pleasant music, and a wealth of complexity and strategic depth, marred by itsA solid digital CCG/board game hybrid with attractive visuals, pleasant music, and a wealth of complexity and strategic depth, marred by its 'always online' requirement, awkward UI, and day one DLC that's more expensive than the base game. Expand
  5. Aug 18, 2020
    6
    Good Game, but 'always online' for single-player brings it down from a very high 9 to a disappointing 6.
  6. Feb 15, 2021
    6
    Tried to get into it but it’s too slow and boring. Thought it was going to be more like a pvp slay the spire, but creeping slowly across theTried to get into it but it’s too slow and boring. Thought it was going to be more like a pvp slay the spire, but creeping slowly across the board and waiting for your enemy play their damn turn is just exhausting. Expand
  7. Aug 19, 2020
    0
    Warning- Requires internet to play single player game and kicks you to restart if sleep during mid-match. Not acceptable for a single playerWarning- Requires internet to play single player game and kicks you to restart if sleep during mid-match. Not acceptable for a single player game that could easily be offline. No chance they fix this. Expand

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