If you didn’t know, it’s been quite the year for digital card games. From the instant success of Marvel Snap, going on to pick up the mobile game of the year award at Geoff Keighley’s prestigious TGAs, to Yu-Gi-Oh! releasing not one but two brand new titles, and two massive Hearthstone updates in between, it’s been twelve months to remember for all of us deckbuilding duellists, with the genre more popular than ever before.
Without any doubt, Marvel Snap has to be the highlight of 2022’s cavalcade of digital card game goodness, providing a brand new alternative to titles like Hearthstone with a roster of heroes that many of us know and love. The project had been a long time coming before its October release date, with former Hearthstone developer Ben Brode leading a team of merry devs to create the new studio Second Dinner as part of the process.
Our Marvel Snap review described the game as “a must-play for Marvel and CCG fans alike” and it seems that you were listening, with the title earning over two million dollars in its first week. Since then, plenty of players have flocked to the superpowered CCG, with successful seasons themed around Miles Morales’ Spiderman, Black Panther, and the iconic Silver Surfer.