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Lost Portal CCG Review for 2016

After several years of development, Lost Portal launched in February of 2016 and after some great feedback from the community and a number of updates throughout the year, has had some critical success:

  •  5-star review from Pocket Tactics
  • 95% of reviews on the App Store gave Lost Portal 4 or 5 stars (87% are 5 stars).
  • Top 10 listing with 5-minute mobile games
  • #2 Listing at Stately Play
  • Lost Portal was  considered for card game of the year over at Pocket Tactics (congratulations to Concrete Jungle)!  An honor to even be considered amongst so many amazing games this year.
  • Lost Portal reached top 10 on the paid card game charts on the App Store  in 31 countries (#1 in 10 countries).

I hope you all enjoyed playing Lost Portal in 2016.  I am looking forward to 2017, which will see the first expansion that will include a new town and new cards.

Version 1.1.2

Version 1.1.2 has been submitted to Apple for review. I’ve gotten some reports of crashes in v1.1.1 and this update has some bug fixes that hopefully address those issues.

Aeon Symbols

The next update includes aeon symbols for all of the colors in the game: black, red, blue, green, gray (no color) and gold (all colors).


Lost Portal CCG version 1.1.1 is available on the Apple App Store.

In addition to new aeon icons, this update includes additional help / tutorials for each screen.  You can also now change difficulty levels in the middle of a campaign, along with other things like your portrait, color affinity and name.

Update 1.1.0 Available

Update 1.1.0 is available, which includes the following:

Deck Editor Improvements
– New button to sort cards by cost/color vs. card Id
– New buttons to add/remove cards from the detailed card view
– New button that opens the new Deck Manager

Deck Manager
– Increased number of deck slots from 4 to 5
– Select a separate card back for each deck
– Name each deck
– Copy an existing deck to an open deck slot
– Delete a deck

Creature Attack Animations modified
– Tweaked the creature attack animations to make it more clear when the player receives damage

Version 1.0.9 Available

Forest of SotariaUpdate 1.0.9 is now available on the App Store.  This update adds new end-game content for after you complete the main campaign, as well as other enhancements and improvements.

This includes:

– 5 additional portraits to chose from when starting a new character
– 2 new bosses, each with an awesome new Avatar card
– Level cap increased to 32.
– A new dungeon, Lost Tomb, that unlocks after completing the main quest.
– A new Ancient Portal that opens to new destinations and dungeons, including the forest of Soltaria and the Ruins of Aryn.
– A new desert tile set
– Fixed Flux Storm ability
– Fixed Enlightened ability
– Now dismiss large version of a card with swipe up/down, pressing outside of the card or pressing any corner
– Card drag improved on older devices
– Improved some background assets for iPhone Plus
– Altered filters to start off as “off” to more easily filter to what you want to see in deck editor, etc.
– Fixed stats in deck editor for 6+ casting cost cards
– Tweaked green starter deck
– Demonic Code casting cost dropped from 3 to 2
– Fixed description of Conflagration and changed to 10 damage to all creatures.
– Other bug fixes



Welcome to Lost Portal CCG


Map-WorldMapPocket Tactics gave Lost Portal an honorable mention during its CCG Week!  Check it out here on  Pocket Tactics website.

Update 1.0.8 is available now!  All bosses now have Avatar cards and now you can open large versions of cards with a single tap instead of double-tapping!


Lost Portal CCG is a digital card game developed for iOS.  The game involves exploring dungeons and fighting AI enemies and bosses, collecting treasure and leveling up your character to gain new abilities.

This web site provides information about Lost Portal and how it is played.

Here is a short CNET Review of the game as one of the best mobile games of February 2016!  The author stated:

“Of all the games I tested for this month’s round, Lost Portal is the one that sucked me in the most.”



Version 1.0.6 is now available in the App Store, including 5 new cards to bring the total up to 200 cards.  This update also includes a 4:1 aeon exchange mechanic, where 4 aeons of one color can be used to pay 1 aeon of another color.  This can be done twice for one card being cast and can help create multi-color decks.

These are a new type of card called Avatar cards, that must be won from an enemy.  They can’t be found in card shops or forged.  These new cards have no color, which means they can use any color aeon available to cast.  These new cards can be added to any deck.




I’ve started a collection of helpful gameplay information here:  Game Play

Here is a video of the duel gameplay: