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Roguebook (2019) is a fighting game where you build a deck of heroes to go on an adventure. It draws on Slay The Spire style battles, but with a world to explore where you discover shops, relics, new cards and power-ups.

You find yourself trapped in the Book of Lore of Faeria and must lead your two heroes to victory by exploring the world to build your attacks and unlock more areas. Along with the collecting and powering up, each battle requires you to select a set of cards well-fitted to each enemy.

It's novel because there is no set path to the next challenge or the end of the stage. On each page you use magical brushes and special inks to fill in the world map and discover its secrets. You can choose to paint a direct line towards the final boss, or try to puzzle out the best ways to use every drop of ink to explore as much as possible.

As you progress you learn about your different heroes. Each one has a collection of 50 or so cards, a personal relic and a unique skill tree. You learn how their cards and powers work together so you can intelligently combine different attacks for complementary effects. You can also deploy allies into each battle, to assist with the current fight.

Each time you play through it is different. Not only the heroes you choose but the construction and layout of the world. As you repeat runs things evolve. New challenges become available as you unlock new cards and relics, encouraging you to discover new combos and try new strategies.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Roguebook 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 12 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Battle and Sequencing game with Adventure, Fighting and Strategy elements. This is a single-player game.


Play Time: This game will take between 20 hours and 25 hours to complete.


Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for Mild Violence.

Skill Level

8+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Younger players need to be able to deal with multiple systems at the same time. Making key choices to build your deck of heroes is also important.


Roguebook usually costs £19.99 to £22.49.


Switch Store Switch £22.49
Steam Store PC £19.99
PlayStation Store PS4 Free Free

PS Plus Extra

XBox Store Xbox One -
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 06/06/2019, updated in 2022

Out Now: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Battle, Sequencing (Adventure, Fighting and Strategy)

Accessibility: 34 features

Components: 2D Side-On, Cards and Hand-Made

Developer: Play Roguebook (@PlayRoguebook)

Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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