Review: Star Realms

Star RealmsSince Dominion hit the scene back in 2008, there has been no shortage of deck building games on the market. Each of these provide their own unique spin, whether it’s making them co-op, adding in superheroes, or even going as far as to replace the cards with dice!

One of my favorites of the group is Star Realms, a two-player deckbuilding game released in 2014. There are many ways in which this game sets itself apart. The theme is used very well here, and those who are into spaceships and alien lifeforms will love the artwork and style. This gameĀ also has a different way to win from most deckbuilders. Instead of collecting a certain number of victory points, your job is to destroy your opponent. You spend each turn attacking and adding new ships and bases to your fleet, until you’re eventually trading intense blows from turn to turn.

Sound interesting? Check out our video review for more information on this fun little game.

You can find Star Realms at your local game shop or order it today through Amazon.


  • Great interaction between players
  • Well-paced
  • Fantastic artwork!


  • Powerful cards at the beginning can bring an end to a game quickly
  • Definite advantage for more experienced players