Faeria is truly one not to miss out on, not only is it a good answer to not having Hearthstone on Linux, but it's also healing my wounds over Scrolls never officially coming to Linux and then getting shut down.
The hook in Faeria is that you build the board as you play. So you place tiles like plain land, forests, lakes, mountains and deserts. You then place creature or structure cards down and make moves and attacks. There's a lot of strategy to it rather than basing lots on random numbers, but the games don't take too long so it's really quite fun.
I've been playing it on the highest graphical setting at 4K resolution without a problem, but it's not surprising as there isn't always much going on. I don't mean it's boring to look at though, far from it. It's very engaging!
It has very few negative reviews, and I'm really not surprised as it hooked me in right away.
I fear this game is going to suck my life away, as it's really awesome. The boards look incredible:
It takes some ideas directly from Hearthstone like cards with "Taunt", but they have their own spin on it. Any cards next to it must fight that card first.
Once the game leaves Early Access it will be free to play, but buying into it now gains you a ton of booster packs. This is one of the few times I am okay with microtransactions, as it very much emulates how real card games work.
I think this guy knew what he was doing with his deck:
I lost that game
I look forward to playing against your decks.
I will be extremely surprised if this game doesn't become massively popular, as I think it's fantastic.
About the game
Faeria combines the core values of Strategy Card Games together with a Living Board, giving you the ability to shape the board as you play to create mind-blowing strategies. Each game of Faeria is not only unique, beautiful and fast-paced but also highly competitive.
It doesn't have a Linux icon just yet, but don't let that stop you. It has a Linux version on Steam right now, and it's great.
About the author - Liam Dawe