I just had one of those moments where I instantly fell in love with a game. Calculords is my kind of strategy game but I can see it not being for some people. Here is the premise, it’s a turn based combat game with a a CCG (over 200 cards) thrown into the mix, oh and it’s also a math game. Yep, strategy, CCG, and math. This is some seriously nerdy stuff folks.
You’ve got three rails that you can deploy troops onto, the goal is to get across to the other side of the screen and destroy the base of your opponent all while defending your base from his attacks. But here is where things get particularly interesting, in order to deploy your troops you must create an equation from the pool of numbers you have available that equals the deploy power of the troop. If you manage to use up all your numbers you get an extra set of numbers to deploy more troops!
So you’ve got a game that makes you think about what type of deck you want to build/play, then you need to think about how you want to deploy your troops, and on top of all of that you need to crunch numbers in order to deploy the most troops using equations you build! As you beat levels you unlock more powerful cards to further crank up the deck options. The game is also free on iOS, with a yet to be announced Android release in the future.
Yes there are some in app purchases you can make but they all seem fair and reasonable. One allows you to shut off apps and increase you change of getting rare cards in addition to getting an extra card for each win($1.99) and then every other purchase is a premade deck you can grab is you want to instantly up your collection for $1.99 a pop.
I’m really so impressed with this game and can’t wait to sink a whole bunch of hours collection cards and mathing my enemies to death!