Trading Card Games

Introduction

This web site does not carry detailed information about Trading Card Games, also known as Collectible Card Games or CCG's. This is not to suggest that there is anything wrong with these games - just that they are outside the scope of this site, which is devoted to information about traditional multi-player games played with standard playing-cards and tiles.

A good general summary of the history and characteristics of these games can be found on the Wikipedia Collectible Card Games page; they also have a list of collectible card games, organised by date of publication.

Trading Card Games

Below is a collection of links for specific games.

Magic The Gathering

There is a detailed Wikipedia article on Magic: The Gathering including history, rules, information on deck construction and tournaments, and many other resources.

Magic The Gathering pages from the manufacturers - Wizards of the Coast

Combat Cards

Combat Cards is a real life edition of a trading card game from the Second Life virtual world. The cards are available in the form of PDF files that can be printed at home.

Mytos y Leyendas

This Chilean game from the now defunct publisher Salo was very popular in Latin America. Rules and other information (in Spanish) can be found on the Mytos y Leyendas Wikipedia page.

Pokémon

Pokémon pages from the manufacturers - Nintendo

Vampire: the Eternal Struggle (formerly known as Jyhad)

Vampire: the Eternal Struggle pages from the manufacturers - White Wolf.

Yu-Gi-Oh!

A trading card game based on a Japanese comic series by Kazuki Takahashi first published in 1996. An animated TV version appeared in 2000, and the card game followed.

Here is the official web site for Yu-Gi-Oh! The Card Game, which is distributed exclusively by Konami.

The Yu-Gi-Oh! page from reallyhot.org offers some information about the game and links through which cards can be bought.

Devacurse

A trading card game from Gandharvas Studio, Thailand. Details are available on the Devacurse page of BoardGameGeek.

Berserk

Berzerk is a Russian trading card game, an English edition of which can be ordered through the BoardGameGeek Berserk page. The Russian Berzerk site has further information and a catalogue of cards.

Quest

Quest Adventure Cards is a Canadian CCG from Le Groupe Conseil K2 in which players compete to score points while completing quests that require various combinations of cards to be put into play.

Redakai

Redakai is a trading card game based on an American cartoon TV series. The cards have 3D effects and are transparent. They are stacked during play to represent characters' abilities.

Suppliers of Trading Cards

Troll and Toad specialises in cards for trading card games (CCGs) especially Magic the Gathering.

The Card Kid has a range of cards and other equipment for various trading games (CCGs).

Manaleak.com supplies a range of games and accessories, specialising in Magic The Gathering.

The Rare CCG Cards Shop has a range of trading cards for sale, individually and in sets.

Bazaar Games is a UK-based online store specialising in Magic the Gathering cards.

Magic Madhouse is a UK-based seller specialising in Magic the Gathering cards but also selling a range of other trading card games.

Dave and Adam's Card World is an online store stocking a wide range of trading cards.

Magic on a Budget is a US-based online store supplying Magic the Gathering cards.

The Japanese company Milestone exports a range of trading cards and accessories.