Magic: The Gathering is a game based on collectible cards, it is also known as The Magic or Magic Cards by the players. The game was made by Richard Garfield and released by Wizards of the Coast in 1993. It is, since then, the single biggest card game in the entire world in terms of the active players and cards sold.
The game has reportedly over 20 million players worldwide, and the company has created and sold around 2 billion cards between the years 2008 to 2016, which is considered as the golden era of this game during which it gained many new players.
A gameplay of Magic: The Gathering usually includes two or more players competing against each other to decide a winner. Everyone is considered as a wizard name planeswalker in the game. Every player gets 20 life points at the start of the game, and other player(s), through their cards, summon magic spells, creatures and use other methods to drain the opponent’s health as the game progresses.
This game might look like an ordinary card game, but it has many more cards and stricter rules than any other card game on the planet, and that makes it unique and somewhat difficult to play.
Two Different Formats
There can be two formats of play of this game. One is the constructed format, and the other one is limited format.
In constructed format, a player is allowed to choose his deck from a minimum of 60 cards, while the limited format allows every player to choose a deck from a compilation od completely random cards, with a minimum of 40 cards.
One might ask, why this game is not yet fully available on the digital platforms, well, looks like its impossible to code. Read this article named Magic: The Gathering” – Too Complex For PC Gaming Motherboards to get full information if you’re curious.