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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Denison chapter.

Any gamer girls out there? (I promised I just used that term ironically.) If so, I have a game recommendation! If you’re looking for a non-FPS deck-building game, look no further than Slay the Spire! It’s an odd title–I had a really hard time remembering it for some reason–but it’s an amazing game and surprisingly addictive.

It’s fairly simple: you pick one of three characters (there’s a fourth one you can unlock), who each have different skill-sets. You defeat enemies by playing different cards in a deck, and after each enemy is killed, you can choose which additional cards you add to help you defeat tougher enemies. There’s potions, relics, shops, bosses, and event rooms.

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In addition to the game design and visual, the game’s replayability is its biggest strength. It can feel repetitive battling enemies the same way over and over again, but the diversity of the cards, skill-sets, and relics makes the game much more interesting and makes you want to try again even after a frustrating defeat. You have to constantly apply strategy, but with each unique deck you have to think of different tactics. It manages to work, and work well.

It can be rather time-consuming, but it’s well worth a try! You can find the game on Steam, and it’s available for Windows, Mac, Linux, PS4, Xbox One, and the Switch. (There’s an iOS version too, but it’s apparently not as good.)

Hey there! I'm a Creative Writing major/aspiring scriptwriter from outside of Boston. I love to write, travel, listen to music, go to concerts, and nap. I still don't know what my spirit animal is.
Claire is a Cleveland native in her fourth & final year at Denison University and is excited to continue her role as the Co-President for the Denison chapter! While she studies Spanish and Political Science, she loves to write in her spare time. She wants to emphasize topics that she is passionate about, spread positivity and optimism in the world, and connect with people through her writing. When she isn't writing or studying, you can find Claire spending time with her family and friends, staying active, enjoying the outdoors, or listening to music.