CCG & TCG
Move over Yu-Gi-Oh!, there are some rainbow colored ponies that need table space. It had to happen with a property as popular as My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Now Equestria’s favorite citizens are arriving on tabletops everywhere in a new card game from Enterplay. The goal of this game is to be the best more »
Pokemon X and Y are instant money. They’re fantastic games, and include a lot of new concepts like Mega Evolution, the Fairy type, the Player Search System, and more. Which makes it only natural that other Pokemon games would adapt to the changes and factor in these gameplay elements in their own way. In short, more »
Magic: The Gathering’s worlds feature fantasy creatures and wizards, but its faraway lands often have familiar themes. The Innistrad block, for example, focused on Victorian-era horror beasts such as vampires and werewolves. Kamigawa featured Japanese mythology, and its mechanics included things such as bushido and ninjitsu. Next up is a setting based on Greek and Roman more »
Move over Candy Crush Saga, there is a new freemium juggernaut. Card Hunter is a project from Magic: The Gathering creator Richard Garfield and Irrational Games’ co-founder Jonathan Chey. It’s a hybrid of collectible card gaming, roleplaying and board gaming. You choose characters from the typical fantasy archetypes of wizard, warrior and cleric and begin more »
Big news from Japan today, as Pokemon is getting its own show. I mean an actual, big, E3/Tokyo Game Show kind of event. It’s being called the Pokemon Game Show, naturally, and will give attendees a chance to see the latest games before everyone else. Get ready to be jelly, everyone who doesn’t live in more »
Magic: The Gathering (M:TG) is the kind of game you can play seriously for years. This is a good thing, as the more you play, the more cards you have, giving you more ways to beat your opponents. A newcomer to the game, however, is often hopelessly overmatched when he comes to a hobby shop or online, as his paltry collection of a 100 cards or less is no match for the 10,000+ card collections typical for a veteran.
Magic: The Gathering (M:TG) is a huge game, with literally thousands of creatures and spells. While its original design even worthing of a patent or two, ultimately it’s always been a fairly derivative game. I mean, the top monsters are vampires, dragons, and goblins…you don’t have to know much fantasy lore to be familiar with THOSE guys. If I had a vote for the most uniquely iconic creature of M:TG, it would go to slivers.
Magic: The Gathering (M:TG) single-handedly changed the face of gaming, adding a genre, collectible card games, unlike anything that came before. Every gaming convention sports tournaments, and there are now hobby shops all but devoted to this one game. It’s no surprise, then, that M:TG is finally receiving official recognition of its impact on our culture at Seattle’s EMP museum’s Fantasy: Worlds of Myth and Magic exhibit.
Spicy Horse Games, the developers behind Akaneiro: Demon Hunters, just revealed its next project. It’s currently called Hell Invaders, and it’s a card combat game with a real-time strategy twist. It’s going to be released this fall for PC, Mac, Linux and tablets. One of the things that will make Hell Invaders different from the more »
It’s time for the PlayStation Network Gamers’ Choice Awards 2013 voting. When the PlayStation Store updates on February 19, 2013, people can cast votes for the games they “liked” the most. It’s a popularity contest, pure and simple. However, it’s a special kind of popularity contest and we all have to vote smart if we more »
The King of Iron Fist tournament is now ready for your phone or tablet, but not in the usual way. Tekken Card Tournament will have two phases. There’s a free-to-play online game for phones, tablets and browsers, and physical booster packs. Namco Bandai says to expect the online component in the next few weeks, with more »
Return to Ravnica is the latest expansion to Magic: The Gathering, and it’s big, weighing in at 274 cards (with some reprints)…