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Do you mean like directly fighting other players as opposed to just playing a card that might make them discard a card or something?

You might want to have a look at Arctic Scavengers or of course Star Realms. If you prefer fighting through area control instead of just playing cards maybe Trains.
 
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Nightfall is one I've recently fallen in love with.

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Ascension: Deckbuilding Game 1-4p
Star Realms 2p
Cthulhu Realms 2-4p
they all seem the same to me except theme
 
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Skrell wrote:
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For direct combat, the best I'be played is Nightfall. It's difficult to find a complete set (Most of the difficulty is in acquiring Eastern Skies and the promos) now, so if you're a completionist, I'd avoid it. If you don't mind anime-style art, Kanzume is a similar game that should still be available (you can still get it direct from Japanime, not those crazy guys on Amazon or Ebay).

For Nondirect combat, Thunderstone is another choice, but it's also kind of out of print now as well.

You're basically stuck with Acension now, I think.
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not much for words are ya?
perhaps A Few Acres of Snow?
where the combat mechanic is deck building?
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+1 Arctic Scavengers
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Star Realms: Great game and can not wait until I can get my hands on the new expansion.
NightFall: I have not played this yet, purchased two months ago with a expansion.
Kanzume Goddess: My first Kickstarter and my first deckbuilder. With the art it is not that easy to get it to the table with my gaming circles.
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While I have A Few Acres of Snow for four years now I still have yet to play, but it was the first to pop into my mind.
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dbuffett wrote:
Star Realms: Great game and can not wait until I can get my hands on the new expansion.
NightFall: I have not played this yet, purchased two months ago with a expansion.
Kanzume Goddess: My first Kickstarter and my first deckbuilder. With the art it is not that easy to get it to the table with my gaming circles.


I just went and checked out the art for Kanzume, they certainly went over the top (haha pun) with that game. I could see how it wouldn't get to the table for some players (I certainly wouldn't bring it to game night!). The art is well done, however, I will give them that.

Artic Scavengers does come to mind for a suggestion for the OP, and it's easy to get now.
 
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May be hard to find for awhile, as it just got distributed to the backers, but Emergents: Genesis is a deck building game in which you directly fight the other players. Worth a look, perhaps. I've yet to play it, but I've heard a few good reviews.
 
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Nightfall is the obvious choice As others said, it seems difficult to find.
I have not played it, it is sitting on my shelf because it is a particular kind of game.

I played Blood Bowl: Team Manager – The Card Game, and I think it is a great game. It uses the deckbuilding mechanism, but it is not the focus; also there is not much "engine building", that for at least some people is a key part of "deckbuilding games". ("Well, this is not really a deckbuilder...")

Also you could look into Rune Age.
(One of my all-time favourites.)
It has different scenarios (=game modes). Excluding the co-op scenario, the others need players fighting each other's for resources, and one has the win condition "being the last player alive"
Again, more focused on timing than on crafting an engine.

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CapCom Street Fighter Deck-Building Game Is a nice, simple single-currency deckbuilder with "attacks" mostly about messing with your opponents' decks and hands.
 
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