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While we love heavy, complex board and card games, sometimes it’s nice to just relax and play something a little simpler. Something that doesn’t tax your brain too much, but can still be considered a true game with your actions and choices making a difference. The king in this category is probably Card Crawl, but there are others out there that fit the bill rather nicely as well. One of those is last year’s Solitairica from Righteous Hammer. A fun, fast roguelike that kept you coming back for more because of all the new content you could unlock. For those of us who, long ago, unlocked everything Solitairica had to offer, listen up! More content is on the way via an expansion: Primal Champions.
Solitairica is getting a major update on June 29th that will include both free and paid content. Let’s talk about the free stuff first. Everyone who updates will get the Epic Journey expansion which is a new format that unlocks once you defeat Emperor Stuck with a deck. You can then use that deck on an Epic Journey which bumps up the difficulty of the monsters, adds 10 more battles (for a total of 28!), beefs up the Emperor, and makes coins a bit tighter so you won’t be able to buy all the goodies you want. In other words, it will kick you in the teeth, which is all we ever wanted, really.
As for the paid update, there will be a $1 IAP that unlocks four new characters each with their own single-colored deck.
- Barbarian (Attack)
Bonus card destruction when heart is low, but be careful…overflowing attack energy damages you. An aggressive deck that encourages risky play.
- Vanguard (Defense)
Powerful armor spells, and the ability to spend your armor as a resource and destroy cards. High defense with an explosive counter strike.
- Acrobat (Agility)
The combination of an exclusive wild card spell, and a trait that always reveals the second card in a column, makes this the ultimate sequencing deck.
- Sorcerer (Willpower)
Exclusive destruction and healing spells that add disruptive cards to the enemies deck. Very strategic, with lots of fun decision making.
The most fun I had playing Solitairica was unlocking new characters and then trying to figure out their quirks and how to use their abilities to kill the Emperor. Getting four new ones is like getting an entirely new game, and I’m stoked.
You can pick up Solitairica now for iOS, Android, and PC/Mac. The new content will be here on June 29th, so make sure you have it installed and ready to go by then.