If you are a hardcore card trading gamer, it is about time you forget all the predecessors like Hearthstone, Gwent, Duel Masters or even Pokémon Trading card game because everything else will be trumped by the ultimate card trading game for the upcoming 2 years. If you haven’t guessed it already, we are referring to Magic: The Gathering. The trading card game falls under the company of Wizards of the Coat, although it has been around for over twenty years, and has a fan base of over 20 million players trying to cast spells and building up piles and piles of card decks.
Although this game has been around for a couple of decades now and has a good name in the gaming communities, not a lot of people completely know everything about it. Each year, new expansions are further launched to build up on the baseline of the game.
Possible Board Game
Not a lot of people know this but the Baller Status has revealed that Magic: The Gathering was almost set out to be a board game. Can you imagine it not existing as a card game? According to Richard Garfield, the initial ideas they had for this particular game were only for making it a board game. However, making it into a card game would have been too risky an investment and also too expensive to initially invest in. Which is why they kept it much simpler and Garfield was asked to come up with a backup plan for this project which is why it ended up as a card game.
Another interesting thing that a lot of people might not know about Magic: The Gathering is that this name was not even part of the original options. They were going to name it as Mana Clash but then quickly changed and settled for Magic: The Gathering.