13 Games Like Magic The Gathering

Games Like Magic The Gathering Our assortment of card games like Magic: The Gathering (MTG) lists the best digital collectible card games that bring this classic genre into modern times.

Magic: The Gathering (or simply Magic) is one of the original trading card games and is often credited with pioneering the genre in many regards. Despite being originally released in 1993 the game still commands a following in the millions of players, in part thanks to the release of Magic: The Gathering Online (MTGO) in 2002 and the countless games inspired by it in both the physical and digital game markets.

In MTG games players will face off against other players with the goal of reducing their opponents life points to 0. Your weapons in this battle are the cards that you possess in your deck which will allow you to summon minions for battle or cast devastating spells upon your enemy. These themes are now common practice to the card based game genre although have been reinvented by subsequent similar games.

Relying on part luck and part skill by the player (in terms of deck design and overall strategy) Magic: The Gathering has stood the test of time as an addicting card based experience with strategies continuing to evolve with the overall meta.

The card games like Magic that you’ll find listed below all offer similar gameplay to MTG but have their own spin on the genre. From different settings to different core rules there is plenty of variety in the options below for Magic fans looking for an alternative to the original card game.
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Space Food Truck

Imagine you find yourself in a procedurally generated galaxy at the wheel of a spaceship hurtling through space to find exotic ingredients, craft recipes and delivering them to your waiting customers. This is the setting of Space Food Truck which pairs with co-operative gameplay and deck building to round out this galactic ...[Read More]

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Hearthstone

Hearthstone (originally Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft) is a free digital card game that has quickly gained a following of millions of players. With an impressive level of strategic depth combined with the hunt for cards to fill your deck Hearthstone promises hundreds of gameplay hours. As the name suggests Hearthstone pul...[Read More]

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Little Alchemist

Craft cards and battle other players in the addictive Little Alchemist. Available for free on iOS and Android the title offers several hundreds of cards to collect and transmute. Little Alchemist offers 3 different classes which you’ll select at the start of the game. The Elementalist who will burn enemies for additio...[Read More]

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Hex: Shards of Fate

Hex: Shards of Fate is a MMO trading card game born from a very successful Kickstarter campaign, which at the time was just shy of the top 10 most funded video games on the platform. Hex borrows heavily from other card games which ensures a familiar formula is the foundation of this title. What Hex does offer though is addi...[Read More]

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Deck Heroes

Lead your heroes and creatures to victory in the deck based mobile title, Deck Heroes. Featuring hundreds of collectible cards from one of four factions ensures plenty of deck variety and thus strategy. Opting to focus on fast gameplay and a single player campaign the majority of your battles in Deck Heroes will last only a...[Read More]

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Urban Rivals

Urban Rivals offers a unique trading card game that can be played in your browser or on your mobile device (iOS and Android). Designed to be fast paced players will enjoy stylish battles that will last only a few minutes but still deliver a great strategy experience. Urban Rivals is much more casual than other games in the ...[Read More]

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Heroes of Camelot

In Heroes of Camelot players must reclaim Camelot from the evil Black Knight using their own customised deck of card characters. Set in a fantasy world you’ll use medieval warriors to face all sorts of mythological beast and undead opponents. Heroes of Camelot is a stage based experience that takes players through 10 differ...[Read More]

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Duelyst

If you mixed together hero collecting and turn based strategy into one game the result would be Duelyst, a free to play card game available on PC and Mac that has been around since August 2016. Opting for short matches of around ten minutes Duelyst is a fast paced experience in a strategic genre. Each game within Duelyst pl...[Read More]

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Card Wars – Adventure Time

With over 500,000 downloads on the Google Playstore alone, this card game based on the popular cartoon Adventure Time has attracted not just children, but adults from around the world. Card Wars – Adventure Time started off as a game played by cartoon characters Finn and Jake. Similar to the cartoon, there are creatur...[Read More]

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Animation Throwdown: The Quest for Cards

Animation Throwdown: The Quest for Cards brings your favourite animated characters into a simple card collecting mobile title. With hundreds of characters and all the TV show references that one would expect to see combined with the simple to grasp gameplay it’s worthy of a try. Featuring Family Guy, Futurama, America...[Read More]

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Star Crusade CCG

Star Crusade CCG takes the free to play digital card games into the sci-fi realm with an experience orientated around six factions battling for control over the unclaimed sector of space. Packing over 350 unique cards from first release Star Crusade this CCG title has the depth that veterans in the genre desire. Said six cl...[Read More]

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Elements

Command the elements with Elements, a free card game available to play within your browser. Join the friendly and dedicated community that has gathered around this title that has a Magic: The Gathering vibes to its design. Elements offers up a deep fantasy setting with 12 different elements from players to choose from. Each...[Read More]

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Tyrant Unleashed

Tyrant Unleashed mixes card based strategy with fast paced battles to create a science fiction trading card game that is sure to entertain regardless of your chosen platform (browser, iOS and Android). Set close into the future players will be fighting against Typhon Vex who leads the cunning Raiders faction. To combat this...[Read More]

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