It's no easy thing to tell MMORPG and TCG (Trading Card Games) players apart. Their audiences are pretty similar and quite open to a little crossover between genres. Card games aren’t just for hobby shops anymore. Now you can play with your friends on your PC from almost anywhere. What are you waiting for?
Magic: The Gathering Online
As the direct online adaptation of the popular paper game, Magic: the Gathering Online uses a virtual economy mirroring the paper market. Packs of trading cards can be purchased for prices matching their physical equivalent, and events/tournaments require entry fees in order to participate.
Originally released in June 24, 2002, Magic Online was originally developed by Leaping Lizard Software before development was taken in-house by Magic publisher Wizards of the Coast. A wide range of game rooms will allow players of different levels to find just the right environment for them, from casual pick-up games to highly competitive tournaments.
HEX: Shards of Fate
Cards, strategy and action. You begin by choosing a race and class, which affects the cards and abilities you start with, and has further implications in the campaign mod. At present the play options are a standard versus mode and a built-in tournament format.
It uses 60-card decks, enables you to play cards on your opponent’s turn, its creatures go back to full health at the end of combat, and a lot of other stuff that will feel unfamiliar for Hearthstone players.
SolForge takes inspiration from Yu-Gi-Oh and MOBAs. Its decks are comprosed of cards that level up as they are placed in one of five lanes. You can only play two cards a turn and, at the end of each, you discard your hand and draw five new ones.
You have five slots for creatures, most of which can’t move once they’ve been played. Each turn, every creature that can attack does so, trading damage with the creature directly opposite it. If there isn’t a creature to take the hit, they deal damage to the opponent’s health, which starts at 100. There are many creatures and cards that take advantage of being adjacent to other creatures or in a specific spot on the playing field.
More advanced than other similar games, Spellweaver uses advanced mechanics to appeal to more hardcore players. It features the fast-paced gameplay that digital CCG fans of Hearthstone would enjoy, with the complex board states and a greater degree of interactivity that fans of Hex or Magic: the Gathering would appreciate.
This game is more complex than most digital card games. For example, to summon a creature you need the resource cards, but you also need to be a certain level. This makes for more unique deck compositions, as you will need to decide if your deck will be a resource or level focused deck, or even a mix of the two.