Best Card Games of 2013

Best Card Games of 2013' align=Here's a look back at some of the most highly-regarded card games of 2013. These games are primarily commercial card games (as opposed to traditional card games), since that's the type of games that publishers most often produce.

Cavemen: The Quest for Fire

Cavemen: Quest for Fire is a whimsical card game of strategy and cunning set pre-history. Each player is a tribal leader who competes for opportunities to hunt dinosaurs, expand their influence, and discover new technologies. Be the first to discover fire and usher in the age of modern humanity!


Coup is a quick-playing card game of bluffing, bribery and manipulation for two to six players, in which you play the head of an Italian family in a city-state run by a weak and corrupt court. You need to manipulate, bluff and bribe your way to power. Your object is to destroy the influence of all the other families, forcing them into exile.


Hanabi is a cooperative card game in which players work together to build a spectacular fireworks display. But you can only see your own cards. Players must give and receive vital information in order to play the cards in the proper launch sequence. Helping each other play the right cards at the right time is the key to creating an unforgettable show and avoid being booed by the audience. From R & R Games.


The woods are old-growth, dappled with sunlight. Delicious mushrooms beckon from every grove and hollow. Morels may be the most sought-after in these woods, but there are many tasty and valuable varieties awaiting the savvy collector. Bring a basket if you think it's your lucky day. Morels is a strategic card game for two players.

Pathfinder Adventure Card Game

Pathfinder is a cooperative card game that pits one to four heroes against the traps, monsters, deadly magic, and despicable foes in the ancient land of Varisia, where dark magic once more thrums amid crumbling ruins, giants gather in titanic armies, cultists murder in the name of foul deities, and maniacal goblins plot a fiery end for a peaceful town. The Pathfinder Adventure Card Game is an expandable game, with the first set containing nearly 500 cards.

Snake Oil

This wacky word card game is set in the old west, where wily snake oil salesmen attempt to convince customers to buy the most dubious products. One player draws a card and becomes the Customer while the other players each select two Word Cards from their hands to create a product to pitch to the Customer. Laughter erupts as each player attempts to persuade the Customer that their item is the best! The Customer picks their favorite item and that player is awarded the Customer Card. The player with the most Customer Cards wins!


In Uchronia, you are the patriarch of a great Uchronian noble house, competing with the other houses that commit their wealth to building the city, enriching it with new constructions and striving to win over the people. Uchronia is a fun strategy card game for 2-5 players, with lots of replay value.


This should in no way be considered a definitive list, but it should be enough to give you a taste of some of the top games of the year. The games are listed in no particular order, except alphabetical:

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