Mine Cards is an idle deckbuilding game. Gather resources and buy cards to improve your deck and reach level 100 of the mine!


  • Buy the Old Pickaxe to start mining resources.
  • When you draw an Upgrade card, it will automatically improve the top card in your discard pile (e.g. 1 Stone -> 2 Stone.)
  • Be sure to buy some Dynamite so you can use the Remove Card option to slim down your deck.
  • It starts a little slow, but hang in there and buy high-level resources when you can!

Note: There is no audio or music.

Created in 48 hours for Ludum Dare #48, for the theme "deeper and deeper."

Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars
(138 total ratings)
GenreCard Game
TagsDeck Building, Idle, Incremental, Ludum Dare, Ludum Dare 48
LinksLudum Dare


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I guess I got under 10 minutes? Maybe? Nope. ~15. I shouldn't have bought those free 1 Stones in the beginning!

Deeper and Deeper indeed! In mechanics and literal Down!

And my second attempt is ~10 minutes. Possibly 9:something. Certainly not 11.


make upgrades upgradeable


cool game. would love to see more levels


Great idea and execution!

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Nice game, thanks.

I suggest adding time measuring, so people can compete for the best time when replaying the game. Now I have to measure it myself.
Of course also global time chart for all players would be cool :), but I guess that would be much more work.

PS: My best time is 10:19 so far. What's yours?


Super fun game!!, i just wish it was longer

yey i won after buying 1000 stair cards



I have made a terrible mistake.


hehe caveman style



I love the gameplay but wish it was longer would play way more if I could!


Simple concept, it is a good game.


Nice game :D



Super, thanks !


i have only one card is my deck that is a go deeper card because i can

(btw good game)


I ended with 199 Go deeper cards


I wish there were a timer so I could post my time. After just 3 plays I can beat it in a bout 5 min


Phenomenal! This is great for a game jam - would love to see a larger version. This mechanic is so unique!

Really good game!!


This game had a fantastic Idea, nice graphics and fluent animation.

I really enjoyed it, though it was sadly a little short. But for having been made within 48 hours, really good. (I can't even make a basic map within 48h. Sob.)

is this game very good and addictive when you are going to bring a version for windows to download?

The animations are pretty smooth / Good game idea / Working very well

i really enjoyed it 

i upgrade an upgrade card

Not bad-

Good job!



this game is alot of fun the only thing i dont really like is that you dont have to play the whole game to win. you could just afk for like a hour and win. 5/5 tho


the RNG for the starting cards is nuts. you can easily start with a couple of stairs and win within a few minute


A pretty solid time waster. i can see this type of idle deckbuklder being pretty fun if expanded upon so this is a good basis i wish it was a little more fleshed out but this feels more like a tech demo for the merger of genres and as it is i like it. maybe add like a speed run or timer to compare your fastest times getting through all 100 deckj shuffles and final score after the fact 


Was kinda hoping upgrade would do something to stairs



yes card tower

I didn’t even destroy everything.

I got the victory screen for some reason…..

it’s really cool. I don’t really know what I’m supposed to do? But it’s fun nonetheless :3

great little game, wish it was longer, but good job :D


To destroy your last card you need 2000 dynamite, but the max of any resource you can have is 999...

That sounds more like a feature than a bug.


the goal is to get to level/floor 100 not to have no cards.

soooooooo great but sad its so short wish there was a full game of this with more long term goal.

Please, make a downloadable version for PC.


nice little experience, I'm not 100% sure how much time I saved by playing it actively as opposed to buying nothing and just waiting for the deck to shuffle 100 times. still it wasn't a bad time and is one of the more "active" idle games.

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