10 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 adventure. Space Food Truck is not content with operating in a single genre and instead mixes rouge like gameplay with card games, strategy and even cooking. All of these elem...[Read Review]

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Hearthstone

Hearthstone (originally Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft) is a free digital card game from Blizzard Entertainment which focuses on a simplification of the genre while retaining enough depth (in the right areas) to allow for a competitive scene to exist and thrive. Released originally in 2014 Hearthstone has continually been expanded with new expansion packs to broaden the range of cards and overall strategies that players can leverage while also maintaining an audience of players well into the mi...[Read Review]

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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 additional damage, the Enchanter who will enhance cards and the Healer who can heal wounds. All of these special moves will build up over the course of a match and can quickly turn t...[Read Review]

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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 additional features that add extra depth and longevity which eventually settle the game in the middle of casual and hardcore. Regardless of where you sit on this scale the well-de...[Read Review]

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8.4 User Avg (13 votes)
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Deck Heroes

Lead your heroes and creatures to victory in the deck based mobile title, Deck Heroes for Android and iOS. Featuring hundreds of collectible cards from one of the four game factions ensures plenty of deck variety and thus strategy within the palm of your hand. While including raids and competitions for players to challenge others in the PvP arena Deck Heroes is based on a foundation of single player quick play sessions. With this fast gameplay and single player focus the majority of your battles...[Read Review]

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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 trading card game (TCG) genre which makes it perfect for the mobile game environment or players that are interested in the genre but not sure where to start. Unlike other game...[Read Review]

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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 threat players will have to create the ultimate deck of noble Imperial warriors to complete the campaign driven experience that is on offer. When you decide that you want to ...[Read Review]

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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, American Dad, King of the Hill and Bob’s Burgers Animation Throwdown mimics the formula of similar free to play games although offers a unique skin on top. Choosing your charac...[Read Review]

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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 has their own great card designs and general strategy from Earth which orientates towards protective spells to Gravity that focuses on momentum and redirecting attacks and En...[Read Review]

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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 different cities for a total of nearly 100 stages to beat. Outside of this core campaign players can also fight in PvP battles, join guild wars or tackle the unique team based assau...[Read Review]

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4.3 User Avg (15 votes)