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Posted: 5 days ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer.


Card Shark is an adventure game about a French 18th century con artist. With your partner, you go from location to location swindling politicians and royals with the devious card cheat mini-games you learn. It looks like a card game, but actually it's a heist game where you trick people to win. This at-table tricks are paired with exploring the world, talking to the people you meet and getting involved in other violent misdeeds.

Play involves a combination of card playing and adventuring. You steadily cheat your way to the top of 18th-century French society. To do so means you need to master a range of deceptions with card marking, false shuffles, deck switching and false deals. This grants you money to buy your way into the closed world of high-stakes tables.

As you work your angle you discover other suspicious mysteries to solve. From small towns, remote mansions to luxurious lounges, you immerse yourself in the ornate world of 18th century high society. To get to the bottom (or top) of things you'll need cunning, intrigue and deceit.

But care is needed as you encounter politicians, petty thieves, mystics, and scammers. When is it okay to break rules and how much is too much? It's a game where you’ll need to play your opponents better than you play your cards.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Release Date: 02/06/2022

Platforms: PC and Switch

Genres: Adventure, Brain Game, Narrative and Push-Your-Luck

Pieces: Cards

Developer: Nerial (@Nerial)

Players: 1




We haven't documented duration data for this game yet.

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 for Moderate Violence.

Rated for younger players in the US where it is ESRB EVERYONE 10+
Although the game is themed about gambling card game. However, you don't actually play the card games here. What you actually do is learn tricks to win and how to perform mini-games. This is why it has a lower PEGI rating (if it did teach you how to gamble it would be PEGI 18).

Skill Rating

12+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game.


Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.


We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Card Shark Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@Nerial) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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