Who doesn’t love the challenge of trying to complete a card collection? Playing trading card games is a great opportunity for social interaction; and its really great fun. Here are the best trading card games around:
Magic: The Gathering:
Magic: The Gathering was developed by Richard Garfield as a portable means of keeping people occupied while waiting in lines at gaming conventions. It was mainly inspired by the Dungeons & Dragons method of tabletop gameplay where a pencil and great imagination is required to fully enjoy the game. As of 2011 it has approximately twelve million players.
Yu-Gi’s 2000-8000 life point system was a simple twist on the hit point systems of other card games, but it made Yu-Gi’s gameplay feel more significant due to the large numbers revolving around most in-game actions.
Pokemon: Trading Card Game:
In this game, players take on the role of a Pokémon trainer, using their creatures to battle. Players play Pokémon to the field and use their attacks to reduce the opponent’s HP. When a Pokémon’s HP is reduced to 0 it is knocked out and the player who knocked it out takes a Prize card into their hand. A player may win the game in 3 ways; by collecting all of their prize cards (initially 6, some cards can increase this), if their opponent runs out of Pokémon on the field or if at the beginning of their opponent’s turn there are no cards left to draw in the opponent’s deck.
World of Warcraft: Trading Card Game:
Matches revolve around your single hero card that is meant to symbolize your character in the MMORPG. As a result, combat is much more direct. Rather than announcing that you’re attacking with X amount of creature cards, your one character and its assists/party members focus on one thing at a time.
Legend of the Five Rings:
The actual card mechanics of L5R focus on building your stronghold. There are also dynasty and fate cards which you may use to alter the future of your stronghold and surrounding land. Personality cards are based on actual characters of L5R lore, who grow and change during the matches as they do in the stories.
What are your favorite trading card games?
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