Slay the Spire - Buyer's Guide

Discover a mesmerizing blend of deck-building and roguelike exploration in Slay the Spire. With over 1400 hours played, it's hard to stop playing. A must-play for fans of the genre.
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Immerse yourself in a mesmerizing blend of strategic deck-building and roguelike exploration as you ascend the ever-changing Spire. Design a formidable deck, outsmart mystical creatures, and unearth ancient relics of immense power. With four unique characters and thousands of cards to discover, each attempt at reaching the top is a tantalizing puzzle to solve.

Should I play Slay the Spire in 2024?

The good

The overwhelming majority of reviewers have praised Slay the Spire, with many describing it as a “masterpiece”, “undeniably the best” and a “game that defined its archetype”. Reviewers have praised the game’s depth of strategy, perfect balance, and charm. Many have noted that the game is easy to play, but hard to master, making it a great game for both casual and hardcore gamers.

The bad

Some reviewers have noted that the game’s controls can be frustrating on mobile devices, but this is a relatively minor complaint.


Based on the overwhelmingly positive reviews, I would highly recommend Slay the Spire to anyone looking for a great deckbuilder game. With over 1400 hours played, one reviewer notes that the game is “hard to stop playing” and another mentions that they’ve spent many nights staying up too late due to the game. The game’s charm, strategy, and replayability make it a must-play for fans of the genre.

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