Book of Beasts – Game review

Book of Beasts is a free-to-play Collectible Card Game releasing on Steam, IOS and Google Play Store. It is nothing like Hearthstone, Magic, Yu-Gi-Oh, and the likes. It’s more like a Puzzle game.

Your Deck consists of 20 cards. Each turn you draw up to four cards. You can play all of them on the field. Each card has (a) different element(s). There is fire, water, air, earth, and spirit. A card can have different elements on each side which means you will have a card you can connect to another fire card and have a connection to a water card at the same time. You can’t play a card if you can’t connect it to another one.

Playing a card and connecting it to another gives you points. Each turn you’ll gain points for every connection. After the first player played his last card, the other player will gain one more turn. After that, the game ends. The player with the most cards wins.

The game is easy to learn and hard to master. It’s really simple and you can come up with different strategies.

What About Micro-transactions?

At the moment, micro-transactions are pretty fair. You can buy gold with money and with gold, you can buy booster packs. You can also buy all cards of the first season for around 13€. This is pretty fair as the game is free and you can get all cards by just playing the game.

AI

The AI is server-based. Whenever the servers are down or your internet doesn’t work, you can’t play the game at all. This sucks to be honest but it probably prevents cheating / botting to get all cards without really playing.

Overall, the game is light on content. There is no story mode. You can either play against the AI or online. If you’re really into the game and the community is lively, you’ll probably have fun playing online (I don’t know if there are ranks and rewards in every season since I wasn’t able to play online).

Playing against the AI will be boring fast since there are no more than four different enemies right now.

Also, there are around 60 different cards in the game right now. That seems rather low.

Summary

Personally, I didn’t feel encouraged to play the game more. There was no challenge mode, no story mode, or something comparable to get me to play. The game itself wasn’t really fun nor addictive. I mean, I had fun playing a few matches. But that’s it. It’s more like a puzzle game than a deck builder/battler (although, the game doesn’t want to be one!!!).

Don’t get me wrong. This is a strategic card game for sure – but it just wasn’t for me and if you’re not into puzzle-like games, it probably won’t be something for you either.

As the game is free-to-play and the micro-transactions are fair, I recommend trying the game out even though it’s light on content right now. You have nothing to lose besides a few minutes. It’s not a bad game by any means, I’m personally just not the audience for this one.

30 views

Leave a Comment