I spent many years of my childhood collecting, trading and playing card games but one that sticks out the most for me is Magic: The Gathering. I remember it like it was yesterday, waiting to for the latest issue of InQuest magazine to arrive as I worked on perfecting my deck. I would read each issue at least twice and it was always close by just in case I needed it. Many hours spent playing with friends, perfecting strategies, and honing my skills.
If you have never played Magic: The Gathering and your a fan of games like this, then you should definitely check it out.
In Magic: The Gathering (MTG), you (the player) are a planeswalker, which is a powerful wizard who fights other planeswalkers for glory. You fight your battles by using spells and summoning creatures.
In order to cast these spells and summon these creatures to destroy your opponent, you need to gather mana. Mana is generated through the use of Land cards. There are 5 types of magic used in the game, White: The Color of Justice, Blue: The Color of Wisdom, Black: The Color of Ambition, Red: The Color of Chaos, and Green The Color of Nature. The type of magic you choose to play will determine the type of land you use to gain mana.
The popular card game is still very much alive today and is played both for fun and for competition. Although nothing beats the card game it self, one of my favorite ways to play is on the computer.
The latest version is Magic: The Gathering Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013. The game offers a solid tutorial that should help you get going if you’re not familiar with the game play. This edition will feature ten new decks, a new multiplayer mode named “Planechase”, and new puzzle challenges. The game contains some really nice artwork and the UI flows well. Backgrounds are made up of rich 3D environments, and the game also features narrated storyline.
Magic the Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 is available for iPad, Xbox, PlayStation, and PC users can download the game on Steam for $9.99 and the Special Edition is available for $19.99. More details on Magic: The Gathering the card game and the video game version are available on the official site here.
It’s so freakishly addicting. They don’t call it cardboard crack for no reason!