Thursday, May 25, 2006

Collectable Card Games/ Tradable Card Games

A introduction to CCGs in eight links

  • Wikipedia Article

    A collectable card game uses cards to represent different elements in a game. This article explains what this genre is for anyone unfamiliar with this type of game

  • Magic

    The most popular, and one of the first Collectable Card games was Magic. Created by Wizards of the Coast in the 1970s this game is still played by many gamers, and know to everyone. This tutorial takes the visitor through the different terms used by gamers, with short explanations of the meanings.

  • Board Game Geek

    This is a fan based review site for all table top games. One category is Card Games, which highlights every CCG/TCG made, with comments from players, and general descriptions of the specific game.

  • Decipher

    One of the many companies that creates games is Decipher. They make Star wars TCG and Lord of the Rings. This site explains how to play a CCG. Following the step by step guide will give a visitor a sense of how most CCGs are played.

  • Game of Thrones

    Most CCGs are more than just decks and rules. Most of the games have elaborate stories that influence the production of cards. Game of Thrones, Legend of the Five Rings, and Magi-Nation” are all examples of games with a strong sense of story.

  • Pokemon

    A collectable card game popular with younger players. This game has been the now despised first game for a large portion of the CCG community. This site has an online tutorial that demonstrates game play visually, and audibly.

  • Dragon Ball Z

    Another game many gamers begin with is Dragon Ball Z. Like Pokèmon, it is part of a merchandise franchise. The CCG is not very respected, but the tutorial explains many of the same mechanics found in other CCGs. This would be another tutorial usable in addition to the previously mentioned

  • CCG Workshop

    This site features downloadable software that allows players to play their favorite games with out the limitations of rare cards, or lack of players. While allowing players to create dream decks to compete and keep games alive after the company bankrupts, this service does cost, but no more than a monthly fee to Everquest or World of Warcraft

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