Magic the Gathering (Magic: The Gathering CCG (and expansions))
Average rating 8.02 BGG average rating 7.44
Last played 8-Feb-2004 Players 2 - 5
Total plays 44 Designer
Weight 4 Year 1993
Playing Time 20 mins BGG Entry BoardGameGeek

Player # plays # wins Average rating Last played
Andy 26 13 7.81 8-Feb-2004
Oggie 25 12 7.60 12-Aug-2003
Paul 13 9 7.62 31-Jul-2001
Steve 23 17 8.57 2-Jan-2004
Tel 37 22 8.27 8-Feb-2004

 
From the official website: In the Magic game, you play the role of a planeswalkermdash;a powerful wizard who fights other planeswalkers for glory, knowledge, and conquest. Your deck of cards represents all the weapons in your arsenal. It contains the spells you know and the creatures you can summon to fight for you.br/br/This is the grandfather of the collectible card game (or CCG) genre. Cards are categorized as common, uncommon, rare, and mythic rare. Players collect cards and build decks out of their collection.br/br/Players build a deck of cards and duel against an opponent's deck. The first player to reduce his opponent to 0 life (or meet another set win condition) wins the game.br/br/Deck building is major part of the game. There are over 17,000 different cards from which to build your deck!br/br/Players randomly draw spells to see what they get and can play each turn. Although this limits your choices, there is a lot of strategy in how you play those spells. A robust list of game mechanics, including intricate rules for reactive card play called quot;the stack,quot; provide for rich tactics and tough choices each turn.br/br/Though traditionally a two-player duel, there are several casual and tournament formats to Magic that allow more players to play.br/br/