Hero Realms is a fast-paced and exciting deck-building card game perfect for fantasy-themed game fans. It is strong in theme to attract seasoned trading card game players but also easy enough to attract newbies. It can be played with 2 to 4 players, each taking on the role of a hero trying to defeat their opponents.
The game is easy to learn but challenging to master, with a good balance of luck and strategy. Each player starts with a small deck of cards like a basic weapon and a few coins, which they can use to purchase more powerful cards from a central marketplace. Also, at any time during their turn, a player can buy fire gems which can be used for both buying and attacking.
As the game progresses, players can customize their decks by adding new cards and removing weaker ones. This creates a dynamic and ever-changing gameplay experience that keeps things interesting. The players can choose cards from four factions: The Guild, Necros, Imperial, and Wild. They are free to mix however they like; however, the benefit of acquiring cards from the same faction gives extra bonuses when they are played together. For example, combining Imperial cards can restore their life points significantly, or combining Necros cards can eliminate the weak cards from the deck.
Different Game Modes
One of the unique features of Hero Realms is its ability to be played as a standalone game or combined with other sets to create a larger game with more players. This adds even more replayability to an already great game. There are different game modes:
- The free for all: Everyone can do as they like, so ganging up is a possibility, and we don’t recommend this type of play unless it is a friendly match.
- Hunter-first-blood: Everyone attacks their opponent on the left, and when their opponent is defeated, they win the game. This mode is suitable for beginners because it is short and multiple games can be played so the players may discover the game and gain experience.
- Hunter-last-one-standing: This is the game mode we recommend because it is the most interesting one. Basically, it is the same as Hunter-first-blood, but now the game continues until all but one of the players are eliminated. The combos the final two players pull off at the end are amazing to watch.
- Hydra: This is the same as a two-player free for all, but now the players are in teams of two. They can share their resources, but each player can decide individually for their turn. We recommend this mode once all players understand the game because some alpha gaming might occur if someone does not understand the game, and then it feels like two players are playing against one, which is no fun for the new player.
- Emperor: This mode is only available if two game copies are purchased. Players are divided into teams of 3 vs. 3, each with one Emperor and two commanders. The team who first eliminates the opposing Emperor wins the game. This mode is for the game’s hardcore fans, and it is much more strategic and exciting than all of the other modes. We won’t spoil anything more it is best to be discovered on your own.
The artwork and design of the game are top-notch, with beautifully illustrated cards and a well-designed game board. The high quality and durable components make it a great addition to any gamer’s collection. Veteran magic, the gathering players will appreciate the art because it is similar to the five colors of magic in that game.
Overall, Hero Realms is a fantastic game that combines strategy, luck, and fantasy elements to create a highly engaging gameplay experience. Moreover, the most exciting thing is that the game is free on the Steam platform for anyone to try it out. However, if you like more than the basic version, you must purchase the upgrade packs and boosts which are also available as a purchase for the non-electronic version as well. Whether you’re a seasoned gamer or new to the world of tabletop games, this is one worth checking out.