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Games Like Clash Royale Everyone Needs to Play

Games Like Clash Royale

We’ve played thousands of 1v1 and 2v2 games of Clash Royale at this point; it’s actually been almost 7 years since the game came out in 2016! Without ignoring all the countless hours of fun this card-game-turned-RTS has given us over the years, I’m not alone in wanting something new, right?

If you feel like you’re in the same boat, I have good news for both of us; there are a lot of other games that will captivate you, just like Clash Royale, while still providing a new experience! Let’s get our list started with the first game:

1. Plants vs. Zombies: Heroes

Plants vs. Zombies: Heroes

If I had to tell you the most unique thing about Plants vs. Zombies: Heroes, it’s that it’s the only game where you get to see an army of plants and zombies battling it out with superpowers!  I mean, who wouldn’t want to see a pea shooter shoot a beam of plasma or a zombie summon a horde of undead chickens to do their bidding? It’s absolute madness, but hey, that’s what makes it so darn fun!

The core gameplay here is like a tug-of-war between a plant and a zombie, but instead of a rope, they use their own faces (of course) to pull each other back and forth! It’s like watching a bizarre game of facial gymnastics (is that a thing?). The plants have to defend their turf with defensive plants while the zombies, naturally, will try to break through with all sorts of messed up undead. And if that’s not enough, there’s a bunch of superpowers to be used as well! They’ll help you gain an edge over your opponent.

The familiarity you’ll love here coming from Clash Royale is the real-time strategy. Plants have to be placed – you guessed it – in real time as zombies approach, and you’ll have to be pretty careful where you put them so they don’t get eaten by the zombies! The plants are also given in the form of cards, so there’s a lot to love here as a Clash Royale veteran.

If this sounds like your next obsession, you can try Plants vs. Zombies: Heroes on Android and iOS.

2. Spellbinders


Alrighty, get ready for a spell-tacular adventure with Spellbinders! First, you gotta choose your hero – and no, “pizza delivery guy” isn’t an option. You gotta pick a badass magical creature like a fire-breathing dragon or a lightning-shooting phoenix.

Once you’ve got your hero, it’s time to get your spell on. You’ll be flinging spells at your opponent like you’re throwing snowballs on a winter day. But be careful because your opponent is flinging spells right back at you like a game of dodgeball gone wrong.

If you want to win, you gotta be sneaky like a ninja and strategic like a chess grandmaster. You’ll need to gather resources like a squirrel hoarding nuts for the winter and use them wisely to cast spells that’ll knock your opponent’s socks off!

Alright, now let’s talk about Spellbinders and Clash Royale. With Spellbinders, you’ve got a game where you play as a wizard battling other wizards with spells and magical creatures. That’s sure to remind you of Clash Royale since you also had cards and a real-time strategy experience there. But! Spellbinders doesn’t make you collect cards; it makes you a powerful wizard who can control the forces of magic itself.

Does that sound just a tad bit cooler? Maybe so! If you’re interested, the game is available on all phones and even the Nintendo Switch, so feel free to choose the platform of your choice and get wizardin’!

3. Hearthstone


Ah, Hearthstone – a magical card game that’s so addictive it’ll leave you with more broken dreams than a magician’s assistant! In a nutshell, Hearthstone is a game where you build a deck of cards and then use those cards to battle other players in a virtual arena. It’s like a combination of poker, magic, and… well, a crippling gambling addiction.

Oh, and don’t let the cute cartoon characters fool you – this game can be seriously intense! You’ve got to strategize, predict your opponent’s moves, and hope to RNGesus that you don’t get stuck with a bunch of useless cards, something we’ve dealt with too often in Clash Royale.

Compared to Clash Royale, you’ll find a lot of similarities in Hearthstone. The biggest one of them all – you collect cards and use them to battle other players, trying to destroy their towers and reign supreme. It’s like a tower defense game but with cards instead of towers. That’s… pretty much the same thing you do in Clash Royale but with more giant skeletons and less magic!

Also, random sidenote, just when you think you’ve got it all figured out, Blizzard releases a new expansion with a bunch of overpowered cards that completely break the game. It’s like trying to catch a greased-up pig – you might get close, but you’ll never actually win! Don’t let that discourage you, though; it adds to the fun for me! To try Hearthstone, you’ll need any PC or Phone near you because the devs gracefully decided to support both Android and iOS.

4. Tower Conquest

Tower Conquest

Picture this: You’re playing an ordinary game of Jenga, but instead of trying to stack wooden blocks without toppling the tower, you’re trying to stack armies of mythical creatures and siege weapons without getting your butt kicked by the enemy! Okay, I don’t think that analogy worked out quite how I’d hoped, but it gets the job done.

In Tower Conquest, you build up your own little army of goblins, ogres, and other creepy crawlies and then send them charging toward your opponent’s base, hoping to do enough damage to knock it down. What’s the kicker? Your opponent is doing the same, silly! There’s a lot of strategizing to do – should you attack and risk facing an impenetrable defense or sit back waiting for a horde to swarm your own defenses? It makes things exciting!

Looking at it side by side with Clash Royale, they share the primary similarity that they’re both deck-building games where you use the decks to battle other players. Also, they’ll both have you destroy your opponent’s tower, so you’re right at home with your hatred for opposite-sided towers from Clash Royale.

Tower Conquest does a lot of things right and, in my opinion, has the same magic that Clash Royale does but with its own spin on it! If you’re looking for something very similar to Clash Royale but want a fresh perspective on things, Tower Conquest is waiting for you on Android and iOS.

5. Cards and Castles

Cards and Castles

Cards and Castles is a game that combines the thrill of card games with the excitement of medieval warfare in the best possible way you can think of. How, you ask? Well, first of all, the game revolves around building your own deck of cards and using them to battle against other players. But this is not just any card game – oh no, this is a card game on steroids.

You start off by building your own castle, which is like your home base. You can decorate it with all sorts of medieval knick-knacks, like suits of armor and catapults. But don’t get too comfortable because your opponents will be aiming to destroy it with their own armies of soldiers and spells just to make things interesting!

Cards and Castles also have a ton of similarities with Clash Royale. First off, both games are all about using your wits and your cards to defeat your opponents. Secondly, you’ll find a strong emphasis on building and upgrading your decks in either of them, too.

Just like you’re used to from all the years of Clash, you’ll need to carefully choose which cards to include in your deck and level them up over time to become a true card-slinging champion here as well. You’re going to feel yourself becoming a card-collecting wizard, only with less Harry Potter and more medieval warfare! To try out Cards and Castle, you can download it on Mobile and PC.

6. Deck Heroes

Deck Heroes

Right off the bat, I have to tell you about the most unique thing about Deck Heroes, which is the creatures you encounter in this game. Seriously, you’re not just collecting knights and wizards here; oh no, you’re collecting dragons, demons, and all sorts of fantastical beasts! You get to fulfill your dream of being a Pokémon trainer, but you’re going to be catching and commanding fire-breathing monsters.

But that’s not all! Deck Heroes also has a unique gameplay mechanic where you can strategically place your creatures on a battlefield to attack your opponent’s hero directly. The utter chaos and unpredictability this brings are just unreal, and let’s face it, mythical creatures make everything better.

Coming from Clash Royale, you’ll find that both games feature a range of different cards to collect and use in battle. You’ve got your knights, your archers, your wizards…sound familiar? But in Deck Heroes, you’ve also got your dragons, your demons, and even your undead minions. It’s like Clash Royale but with a fantasy twist!

And, of course, both games have that same thrilling feeling of battle. You have to outsmart your opponents and use your cards strategically to win. Sound fun? That’s because it is! Try it out on your Android or iPhone today.

7. Castle Crush: Epic Strategy

Castle Crush: Epic Strategy

So, Castle Crush: Epic Strategy is all about building and upgrading your deck of cards, no surprises there. You collect different cards, each with its own unique strengths and abilities, and then use them to battle against other players. But here’s where things get interesting!

In Castle Crush Epic Strategy, you don’t just play your cards and hope for the best. You actually get to control your units in real-time battles, which was pretty darn cool for me. You strategically place your units on the battlefield and direct them to attack your opponent’s castle.

Now, let’s talk about the similarities between this and Clash Royale. For starters, both games have that same thrill of building and upgrading your decks, as is a staple in the genre, and you’ll find a nice and wide range of different cards to collect and use in battle as you’d expect. Lastly, no Clash Royale alternative is complete without some high-intensity battle gameplay, and you’ll get plenty of that here with all the explosions and dragons!

If this sounds like your kind of game, you can try it out on both an Android and an iPhone.

8. Rise of Legions

Rise of Legions

Now, one of the lesser-known things I want you to know about Rise of Legions is that it has a pretty unique resource management system. Unlike other strategy games where you collect resources like gold or wood, in Rise of Legions, you collect “soul crystals.” These crystals are used to summon your units onto the battlefield, so you’ve got to manage them carefully! Now that I think about it, this might not be that unknown of a fact…it’s actually kind of a core mechanic…anyway, moving forward!

Let’s talk about the similarities between Rise of Legions and Clash Royale. One thing that people often report, and I agree with, is the fast-paced, real-time battles. In both games, you need to be quick on your feet (or fingers, hehe) to outmaneuver your opponent and win, so you’ll be hooked the whole time.

Another similarity I found is the unit-based gameplay – you collect and upgrade different units to use in battle, and you’ve got plenty to choose from: your archers, your knights, your wizards…all the classic fantasy fare! But in Rise of Legions, you also get to use mythical creatures like dragons and demons, and as I’ve said a couple of times, who doesn’t love a good dragon or demon?

Finally, both games have that same feeling of excitement and anticipation as you wait for your opponent’s move. You’re constantly on edge, wondering what card or unit they’ll play next – are they bluffing? Do they know you’re bluffing? It’s poker without ever having to gamble!

To play Rise of Legions, you’ll need a Windows PC, so this is an alternative for those of us on the fence about transitioning to the other platform.

9. Krosmaga


In a nutshell, Krosmaga is a mix of strategy, card game, and tower defense; all rolled into one crazy fun package! You play as a powerful god, summoning all sorts of crazy creatures and spells to battle against your opponents. As for characters and creatures, you can choose whatever you like, from dragons, demons, knights, and of course, even fairies! All of this is flanked by a wonderfully magical setting that’s full of explosions and action.

Oh, and I haven’t even gotten to the most interesting part – in Krosmaga, you’re not just playing cards willy-nilly. No, sir, as it has become a bit of a trend at this point, you actually get to control your units and battle against your opponent in real time. I don’t know about you, but for me, the less I have to rely on AI to do my bidding for me, the better I can play.

Looking at the similarities this game has with Clash Royale, it’s kind of like looking at two cousins who just can’t stop copying each other’s fashion sense! They both have a similar style of gameplay, with players building decks and battling it out in real-time strategy matches.

That’s not all; they both also feature a cast of colorful characters and creatures, each with their own unique abilities and strengths. Personally, I think that’s all that this game needs in common with Clash because what sets it apart is what makes it special!

Krosmaga has that French flair, with characters straight out of a comic book and a funky jazz soundtrack. Meanwhile, Clash Royale has more of a medieval vibe, with knights and dragons and all that good stuff. If Krosmaga sounds like your next adventure after Clash, you can play it on Mobile and PC.

10. Vainglory


Oh, Vainglory, how I love thee! This game is basically a big ol’ multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA), where players team up to demolish their enemies’ base. If you ever loved playing Capture the Flag, this is pretty much the ultimate form of that!

And let’s not forget the stunning graphics! Seriously, it’s like watching a Pixar movie come to life, with vibrant colors and smooth animations that will make your eyes pop every time you stop to admire it. This game isn’t just a pretty face, though; it packs some serious gameplay too.

In Vainglory, you’ll need a ton of skill and teamwork to succeed. Picture trying to herd a bunch of cats while juggling flaming chainsaws – not easy, but oh so satisfying when you pull it off! And the best part? You get to do it all with a bunch of other players (hopefully friends) who are just as crazy and dedicated to the cause as you are.

Compared to Clash Royale, Vainglory is one of those alternatives that have a few similarities with it but focuses on shining on its own more. While both games are played on mobile devices, that’s pretty much where the similarities end. Vainglory is a MOBA game where players team up to battle it out in a strategic, real-time arena. Clash Royale, on the other hand, is a real-time strategy game where players duel with decks of cards.

Still, it deserves a spot on this list as a refreshing mobile-game alternative for Clash players without taking you too far out of the way. To try it out, you can get it on your phone and PC.

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That’s everything from our side! This article covered 10 pretty fun and similar games to Clash Royale, but I’m certain we’ve probably still missed a deserving mention or two. So, what’re your thoughts? Did you find your next favorite on this list? Let us know! Until then, may RNGesus continue to bless you, and remember to always have fun when you play!

Danish Javed

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Danish Javed

Obsessed with everything from Rainbow Six Siege and Valorant to Dota 2 and Rocket League, Danish is a competitive gamer at heart. Committed to creating exciting content about the latest trends in gaming, he is always on the lookout for the next big thing. Learn More

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