Collectible Card Games are a staple of the tabletop game genre. After all, who doesn\u2019t want to collect cool cards and battle other people with them, or to just show off your cards and watch the envious masses drool in awe at your complete collection? Well that\u2019s part of the draw of these games. \r\nAnd now, you can experience the same thing in your mobile. Without further ado, here are 20 of the best Collectible Card Games available in android and IOS phones right now.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n \r\nTop 20 Mobile Collectible Card Games (CCGs)\r\n \r\n1. Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft\r\n\r\nSome would say that when Hearthstone came out for the PC and eventually the Android and IOS phones is when Online CCG REALLY took off, and they\u2019re probably right. Based on the popular Warcraft Series, Hearthstone allows you to play as your favorite characters as they\u2026 Relax and play card games with each other?\r\nSeems like a pretty weird premise right? Well, you\u2019d think that, but it works. You collect cards related to each Warcraft character and use them to defeat your enemy, pretty standard for a card game. \r\nThis game\u2019s the one that started the CCG phenomenon on the internet. Because of the popular Warcraft brand, people flocked to Blizzard\u2019s new game and it\u2019s still flourishing with over thousands of players, whole decks of collectible cards to wage battle with, and several expansions to sink your teeth into. Truly a great game for a CCG fan.\r\n \r\nHearthstone is available for free with IAP\u2019s in Apple Appstore and Google Play.\r\n \r\n2. Shadowverse\r\n\r\nNow Shadowverse is a dark horse. With the wake of Hearthstone carving a path for other CCG\u2019s to follow, it actually has a tiny bit of a flaw. Hearthstone cards are incredibly hard to get just through playing, and you usually have to pay some money in order to get some of the more powerful cards. Shadowverse however, is more generous with the cards. There\u2019s still some pay to win mechanics there, which is almost a given on games today much to a bit of my disappointment, they do have a mechanic where you can temporarily own the more powerful cards if you have an easily acquired currency. This allows experimentation for people who want to test out deck builds to see which build is more their fancy.\r\nIn effect, Shadowverse is a game that will test your skills not only in deck building, but also in strategy. The battle is usually decided even before the game begins, as your build can sometimes be anathema to your opponent\u2019s or vice versa, making you go back to the deck builder to adjust your deck again over and over. Still, Shadowverse is one of the best CCG\u2019s out there.\r\n \r\nShadowverse is for free with IAP\u2019s in Apple Appstore and Google Play.\r\n \r\n3. Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Links\r\n\r\nFrom anime, to real cards, to an online game. Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Links allows you to create your own Yu-Gi-Oh deck and battle notable characters from the animes, and allows players to fight other players to test out their deck builds against each other. With an almost complete list of Yu-Gi-Oh cards and more being added when new cards get released, the game will tickle the nostalgia bone of those that want an authentic Yu-Gi-Oh experience.\r\n \r\nYu-Gi-Oh Duel Links is available for free with IAP\u2019s on Apple Appstore and Google Play.\r\n \r\n4. Clash Royale\r\n\r\nFrom the same developers who made Clash of Clans comes Clash Royale, a CCG game based on the Clash of Clans games. Supercell's free-to-play Clash Royale may be a surprising addition to a list of old-school card games, but it features a cool mix of card management and tower defense, all within tight, 3-minute rounds. Using a variety of unit cards played on a tower-defense style map, players must carefully balance offense and defense in quick-play rounds where a single misplay can swing an entire match.\r\n \r\nClash Royale is available free with IAP\u2019s on Apple Appstore and Google Play.\r\n \r\n5. Meteorfall: Journey\r\n\r\nA deck-building rogue-like games that blends both Reigns and Adventure Time, Meteorfall: Journeys is a fast-playing card RPG where you choose a hero to take down the Uberlich. Each battle is a balancing act between attacking and regaining stamina and spell charges. You swipe right to play a card or left to skip your turn, regaining energy by resting. As you progress, you can unlock new cards or upgrade existing ones, while facing a variety of random challenges. With five different heroes to play, each with their own cards and playstyle as well as a host of randomized quests, challenges and combat encounters, Meteorfall offers a lot of replayability.\r\n \r\nThe game\u2019s available on Apple Appstore and Google Play for $2.99.\r\n \r\n6. Card Thief\r\n\r\nTinyTouchTales takes a sneakier turn to their Card Crawl sequel with Card Thief. As an ingenious burglar, players sneak past guards, traps and torches while trying to steal as much treasure as possible. Players go through a 3 x 3 grid, with each move having the potential of draining your thief's stealth value. Players must balance risk and reward, nabbing treasure, eliminating guards, and looking for places to hide, while trying to make their way out of each castle. While it's not as beginner-friendly as Card Crawl, Card Thief's more involved mechanics, daily challenges and quick play time makes it a mobile puzzle winner.\r\n \r\nCard Thief is available on Apple Appstore and Google Play for $2.99.\r\n \r\n7. South Park: Phone Destroyer\r\n\r\nIf you\u2019re a longtime fan of South Park, then this CCG is for you. You get to see South Park in all its crass glory through the lens of a trading card game. And. Its. Hilarious.\r\nFrom the awesome visuals plucked straight from the original show, to the gameplay with shades of card games and Fractured But Whole (Heh\u2026), to the off-brand humor that characterized the show itself, to fans of South Park, this is a homage to what the show\u2019s all about.\r\n \r\nSouth Park: Phone Destroyer is for free with IAP\u2019s on Apple Appstore and Google Play.\r\n \r\n8. Exploding Kittens\r\n\r\nNow this\u2026 is a bit of a weird and different one. Exploding Kittens is what Russian Roulette would be if there\u2019s cats and cards involved. You and up to four other players take it in turns pulling cards out of a deck until someone gets an Exploding Kitten card. At this point they explode and are out of the game \u2013 unless they have a Defuse card to prevent the explosion. There are numerous other useful cards that can help mitigate explosions too, in this fun and intense card game.\r\n \r\nExploding Kittens is available for $1.93 on Apple Appstore and Google Play.\r\n \r\n9. Pok\u00e9mon TCG\r\n\r\nWho remembers the Pok\u00e9mon Card Game? Well, it was a thing once upon a time, and thanks to Pok\u00e9mon TCG, you\u2019ll have the chance to experience it again. Players can create their own decks and battle it out with others, collect various Pok\u00e9mon and legendaries and just have fun. However, one takeaway of this is that only tablet users can experience this game as smartphone screens aren\u2019t enough. Still though, this TCG is one to watch.\r\n \r\nPok\u00e9mon TCG is available for free with IAP\u2019s on Apple Appstore and Google Play.\r\n \r\n10. Animation Throwdown\r\n\r\nThis is what happens if Family Guy, King of the Hill, American Dad, Futurama, and Bob\u2019s Burgers were to have a videogame lovechild. The game allows you to throwdown with other players using cards based on the five series I mentioned, it\u2019s for those that like South Park\u2019s addition in this list, appreciate the crassness and humor that these series can elicit from the ones that like it. If you do enjoy those things, then this is a treat.\r\n \r\nAnimation Throwdown is available for free with IAP\u2019s on Apple Appstore and Google Play.\r\n \r\n11. Ascension - Best Collectible Card Games\r\n\r\nNow Ascension is one of those games that need a separate account (Playdek) before you can actually play it, but once you do, expect hours of single player gameplay, bonafide deck building, and a pretty expansive multiplayer. Made by 3 Magic: The Gathering tournament champions, and thus draws inspiration from the base Card Game itself, Ascension is a game that can hook you into the story.\r\n \r\nAscension is available on for free with IAP\u2019s on Apple Appstore and Google Play.\r\n \r\n12. Night of the Full Moon\r\n\r\nNow here\u2019s something that\u2019s TECHNICALLY a CCG. Night of the Full Moon puts you in Red Riding Hood, who finds out that her grandmother has disappeared and goes to find her, along the way you must battle ferocious enemies using cards that you\u2019ll collect. Little Red Riding Hood isn\u2019t so little anymore, and the stakes are high in this game.\r\n \r\nNight of the Full Moon is available on for free on Apple Appstore and Google Play.\r\n \r\n13. Star Realms\r\n\r\nFor those who like both deck building and space exploration, Star Realms is their game. With an expansive campaign and PVP, Star Realms allows you to explore the universe all the while expanding your deck, and units. If this is your cup of tea, then get this game.\r\n \r\nStar Realms is available on for free with IAP\u2019s on Apple Appstore and Google Play.\r\n \r\n14. Brave Hand\r\n\r\nWho says single player games are dead? Brave Hand is a gorgeous game that prides itself on their single player experience. You go through the story, all the while unlocking the secrets of the Guardian and the Wanderer. It\u2019s a pretty elaborate game, with incredible art and gameplay. So if you want something intimate, then Brave Hand is for you.\r\n \r\nBrave Hand is available on for free on Apple Appstore and Google Play.\r\n \r\n15. Solitairica\r\n\r\nCan you combine Solitaire, roguelike gameplay, and deck building? Well, that\u2019s what Solitairica has answered in a positive. It\u2019s a genius card game that combines Solitaire with a roguelike. You\u2019ll battle enemies, collect new gear, and upgrade everything just by playing Solitaire. If you want something unique, then Solitairica has you covered.\r\n \r\nSolitairica is available on for free with IAP\u2019s on Apple Appstore and Google Play.\r\n \r\n16. Battlejack - Best Collectible Card Games\r\n\r\n\r\n \r\nYet another reimagining of a card game, Battlejack is Blackjack with deck building and battles. Combine that with an expansive story and enormous dungeons, and Battlejack is a game that can take your time. So it might be best to hunker in.\r\n \r\nBattlejack is available for fee with IAP\u2019s on Apple Appstore and Google Play.\r\n \r\n17. Stormbound: Kingdom Wars\r\n\r\nStormbound provides a fresh new spin on the Clash Royale formula by introducing four different lanes to attack down. You\u2019ll still play cards using an energy system, forming strategies to bring down your opponent. This time though, you\u2019ll have four lanes to manage rather than just two. Adding more depth and strategy to the mix.\r\nThis game is going to test your skill in the genre.\r\n \r\nStormbound is available for free with IAP\u2019s on Apple Appstore and Google Play.\r\n \r\n18. Teppen - Best Collectible Card Games\r\n\r\nTeppen is something of a wild card. It\u2019s a new game with similar mechanics to the other games on this list with one small difference: The game introduced real-time elements on the battle system. This fresh take on the CCG genre allows it to stand alongside some of the more popular entries on this list.\r\n \r\nTeppen is available for free with IAP\u2019s on Apple Appstore and Google Play.\r\n \r\n19. Elder Scrolls: Legends\r\n\r\nAnd now for an Elder Scrolls CCG. For fans of the Elder Scrolls Series this game\u2019s got it all, but in a Collectible Card Form. You\u2019ll be able to use some of your favorite Elder Scrolls characters and duke it out with other players. Gameplay wise, it\u2019s similar to Hearthstone with the difference of having two lanes to keep track of. This adds a layer into the strategy of the game which would tickle the fancy of some hardcore players. With regular updates and a faithful playerbase, this game is for people who wish for an Elder Scrolls experience on the go.\r\n \r\nElder Scrolls: Legacy is available for free with IAP\u2019s on Apple Appstore and Google Play.\r\n \r\n20. Eternal - Best Collectible Card Games\r\n\r\nYet another Hearthstone alternative but more F2P friendly. Eternal has an almost identical premise and gameplay as Hearthstone, but with the cards being a bit more accessible for F2P players. This game\u2019s for those that want to play something like Hearthstone but wants to get in to the meat of things.\r\n \r\nEternal is available for free with IAP\u2019s on Apple Appstore and Google Play.\r\n \r\n\r\nFor more top 20 gaming reviews, we've got you covered with all mobile gaming genres on Cellular News!