How about a popup confirm / cancel when choosing a card with the same contents as the card hover (translated text and big card pic)?
If I do this for mobile, we would have to do it for all. Otherwise people who've played on mobile will probably click a card expecting to just read it if they play on desktop.
I don't think it'll slow things down much. I've seen people accidentally click the wrong card too which this will help with.
Any strong opinions on this?