Magic: The Gathering is Experiencing a Renaissance

 That’s right folks, Magic: The Gathering is not only still around, but it is still growing into a lumbering behemoth the likes of which it seems like will never be taken down. It’s hard to believe it, but the 26-year-old card game is experiencing a renaissance. Competitors have risen to claim their share of the TCG pie, but no one has ever managed to topple Magic’s hold on the format nor best it by improving upon its design. Blizzard’s own Hearthstone has suffered from a drop in playerbase support over the years, despite the developer doing their utmost to keep expanding […]

How Can Competitive Card Games Keep It Fresh?

If there is one style of game that has proven it can stand the test of time, it’s card games. Competitive, trading, classic, and even basic card games – it doesn’t matter what flavour they come in, people adore to play them. As one of the oldest formats in the realm of gaming, card games have run just about every gamut possible – so what is a developer to do when they set out to make something new and original? The truth is, they don’t. Like most genres, innovation comes in very, very small bursts – and oftentimes under the […]

A New Future: Magic ARENA

Magic: The Gathering – the game that started it all. No other game has been as influential on the trading card game market than the one that literally laid the groundwork. Yet, Wizards of the Coast have lagged significantly behind other entries in the field – such as Hearthstone. Yet that is all set to change. Big things have small beginnings, but in this case, Wizard’s of the Coast is about to drop a monolith on the gaming world. Although there were attempts to break into the digital realm via annual releases, Wizards never managed to establish a large enough […]