Parents' Guide to

Shadow Era

By Erin Bell, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Compelling online collectible card game has unusual twists.

Game Mac , Windows 2011
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Shadow Era is a compelling and well-balanced card game that will appeal to gamers who enjoy collectible card games and the strategy they involve. The game is cross-platform, meaning players can access their deck from any supported device, and play against opponents on different devices -- the only catch being that said device must be connected to the Internet. Shadow Era could use better in-game tutorials instead of driving players to online help files to learn the game's nuances, but overall it's fairly easy to pick up and play.

It's quite possible to enjoy the game without spending real-world money, and players can still build a respectable deck by spending the in-game coins instead of the premium currency. However, earning coins is a much, much slower process that will require a very hefty time investment that not all players might be willing to make.

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