Magic the Gathering (Magic: The Gathering CCG (and expansions))
Average rating 8.02 BGG average rating 7.48
Last played 8-Feb-2004 Players 2 - 5
Total plays 44 Designer Richard Garfield
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

br/br/br/ br/ GAME SYSTEMbr/br/ br/ br/ This entry is to allow for discussion/rating of the game system as a whole. It is not for a specific product or release. Versions will appear on the individual item br/br/br/br/ 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 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 build a deck of cards and duel against an opponent's deck. Players are wizards attempting to reduce their opponent's life total to zero. The first player to reduce his opponent's life to zero (or meet another set win condition) wins the important part of the game is deck construction, which is done prior to the actual game by selecting what cards are included in a particular deck. There are nearly 20,000 different cards from which to build your deck!br/br/Cards can be lands, which usually generate mana of various colors, or spells, which require a certain amount of mana to be used. Some cards (creatures, artifacts, and enchantments) stay on the board and continue to affect the game, while others have a one-time 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 traditionally a two-player duel, there are several casual and tournament formats to Magic that allow more players to