In a somewhat bizarre move, Valve has announced a new trading cards initiative, appropriately called "Steam Trading Cards." Basically you can earn virtual cards by playing games on Steam, which can earn you badges and Steam i... more
Poker Night at the Inventory 2 is about more than just being a poker game. It tries to capture the most important part of poker: sitting around with you friends and chatting away the evening. Poker Night also does something d... more
DeNA's Transformers: Legends is now out for free on Apple's App Store and the Google Play store. Players can build a team of Autobots or Decepticons as they go through two storylines, or fight with other people in the versus... more
Spicy Horse, the folks behind Akaneiro: Demon Hunters, calls their new game, Hell Invaders, a hybrid of collectible card gaming and RTS. That sounds delightful. They made hell sound delightful.
Hell Invaders isn't the final n... more
[Update: And I've just been informed that Mario was voiced in Mario Teaches Typing, which predates even Hotel Mario. The original 1991 DOS version used a different actor, but a 1995 CD-ROM re-release replaced him with Martin... more
Zynga has just released their latest social game endeavor War of the Fallen for iOS, with Android soon to follow. This new card battle game steps up to the plate with hopes of introducing casual game players to the world of c... more
For something that came out of nowhere, Tekken Card Tournament is actually a decent if simplistic little card game. As you're locked in card combat, fighter avatars will jostle about on screen just like the core games with a ... more
When word about Tekken Card Tournament first got out, it seemed to me like it could easily have been a quick side project for Namco Bandai. I didn't expect it to get this kind of treatment -- just look at the embedded t... more
Telltale Games has a teaser site running right now referring to a "key party," and showing an image of a dish which has seen the addition of various sets of keys over the last few days, with the promise that all will be revea... more
Wizards of the Coast has announced the return of its Magic: Duels of the Planeswalkers game series this summer. In addition to the usual platforms (iOS, PC, Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network), the game is also being relea... more
Being a huge Magic: The Gathering fan, I was super excited for Blizzard's Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft announcement on Friday. However, I was a bit wary on how they would approach the game.
Collectible card games... more
Blizzard has announced new details regarding its free-to-play collectible strategy card game, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft.
To start, there will be over 300 cards in the game. Players can unlock cards by purchasing or... more
Blizzard has today lifted the lid on Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, "a fast-paced strategy card game for everyone." You hear that, gay people who want to get married? You too can join in on the fun!
Hearthstone hopes ... more
Zillions of Enemy X is Nippon Ichi Software's next role-playing game and thanks to All Games Beta we have our first look at the title. Part of a mixed media project, Z/X is based off the trading card game, manga, and anime se... more
Back in November of 2010, Konami launched Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Decade Duels on the Xbox Live Marketplace. Let me tell you right now that I'm a big fan of Yu-Gi-Oh!, and while I did have some fun playing Decade Duels, ther... more
Moe card games. I love 'em, you love ...oh, well Japan loves 'em. Compile Heart follows their successful card battler Monster Monpiece with another one, this time based on their videogame consoles-turned-girls Hyperdimen... more
[Warning: NSFW, even if censored, images following.]
"At the beginning of the 22nd Century, an anomaly began occurring in the bodies of women," so goes the tale of Boob Wars. "All the women of the world became either E Cups a... more
Just a short while ago, we received an email from MangaGamer, a distributor of English-translated Japanese adventure games. It contained a press release for an adult turn-based card battler entitled Boob Wars: Big Breasts vs ... more
After the Uncharted card game, Namco Bandai's announcement of an impending North American release for Tekken Card Tournament seems all too normal to me. In the coming weeks, the card battle game will be out as a free-to-play ... more
Seduce Me is only on our radar because it was developed by folks who worked on the Triple-A Killzone franchise, and later denied a place on Steam's Greenlight project. We likely wouldn't have noticed it, much l... more
I don't care if you're a professional tarot reader: no one could have predicted an Uncharted card game.
Out of all of the Sony franchises to choose from, I guess it saw fit to create a card game based around the idea of colle... more
Hey guys, did you hear about that Wii U thing that got released yesterday? Apparently it's some kind of new portable peripheral for the Nintendo Wii. You know, that thing your grandparents play their bowling games on. In any ... more
Uncharted: Fight for Fortune was only officially revealed this morning, but already the "fanbase" is up in arms and inconsolable at the idea that a spin-off game would dare to actually spin off from something. THE VERY IDEA!
An all-new Uncharted game is coming to PlayStation Vita, but unlike Golden Abyss, it'll be taking a less traditional approach. Uncharted: Fight for Fortune is a card-based strategy game that seems to have a tiny bit of inspi... more
Tara's back on today's Destructoid Show! Aaaaaand considering the fact that yesterday was the Presidential election as well as the release of Halo 4, news is a bit on the slow side.
Speaking of Halo 4, that whole XBL se... more
The winners of the IndieCade 2012 are a diverse group, the kind of groundbreaking games many of us would realistically never hear about were it not for the awards. Hopefully, you'll be curious enough to investigate further. H... more
At the Pokémon U.S. National Championships in Indiana this past weekend, over 2000 participants threw down in matches of both the videogame and trading card game variety. Once the dust settled, four videogame players a... more
With two predecessors in its wake, Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 is the third installment to hit Xbox Live Arcade, iPad, Steam, and the PlayStation Network. The DotP series has generally been known fo... more
Mr. Destructoid has been in plenty of videogames, but never a card game. That changes with upcoming downloadable trading card game Z. He joins Tex Murphy and Jessica Nigiri (Pikachu girl, Lollipop Chainsaw) as some of the gue... more
The somewhat less-good news? Valkyria Duel is a free-to-play, browser-based, card-battling strategy game. It'll have base-building elements, territory control, 3D battle scenes (ala Advance Wars), and, of course, a ton of ca... more
What's your longest time spent playing one game straight? Mine is...well, the length of the longest JRPG that I've reviewed for the site. I marathon those because they're all 80+ hours long. Maybe there's a world record for t... more
So, I've actually just been getting into Magic: The Gathering in the past few days. I picked up Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012 over the weekend in the giant Microsoft sale in the Xbox Live Marketplace for just $5. Destructo... more
Last year artist Nelde made a little concept bringing the world of Zelda and playing cards together. Now, thanks to the crazy guys over at Fangamer, these cards are a reality. You can pick up a deck for just $15, with every... more
Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers has been quite the money maker for Wizards of the Coast, and I don't see that stopping any time soon. Especially not now that the series is coming to iPad -- in addition to Pl... more
Over Thanksgiving, Deadly Premonition super fan Whitney had this crazy idea to make the in-game set of 65 collectible trading cards a real thing. She just got the prints in and... ooooo boy.
Even if you haven't touched the ga... more
Card games are tops with me, but I can't do the card collecting like I did back in the Magic: The Gathering days anymore. I won't let myself.
Cryptozoic understands this, and maybe that's why they've made new card game World ... more
Zeonix is no stranger to online trading card games. After reasonably successful runs with Fantasy Masters and Ragnarok TCG, the company set out to create one of the deepest online card games on the market with impressive... more
Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?
Well, it seems Sword Girls is the newest online anime-styled card battle game from Zeonix. Based in a fictional world not unlike our own, the game features four warring factions - the first... more
Magic the Gathering fans rejoice! A new expansion for Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012 is incoming. Sure, we expected it would happen, but we have some pretty screenshots to prove it now.
You'll be able to play the new Archene... more
The first Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers was a huge success when it hit Xbox Live Arcade in 2009, ranking among the top most-played games on that platform. An easy sequel was seemingly a no-brainer, and now... more
I know, I know -- Adventures of Shuggy has an off-putting name. But, it's worth a look. Really, it is! This game is a solid platformer that revolves around single-room levels, many of which have different mechanics. One invol... more
I'm not sure how long users have been able to opt in for the alpha build of Scrolls, Mojang's upcoming collectible card game, but you totally can. On the official site, simply scroll to the bottom and sign up for the newslett... more
Trading card games can be cool. One trading card game, Weiss Schwarz, is now coming to PSP. TheBushiroad Card Game Live event featured the announcement for Weiss Schwarz Portable. Siliconera says that the game blends trading ... more
A very bored (but heroic) Killzone fan calling himself "thepineapple1" has decided that playing Guerrilla's games on his PS3 just wasn't enough glow-eyed fun. He has shouldered the burden of turning the series into a CCG -- o... more
Do you remember back in the nineties when every single franchise needed a "collectible card game" of some kind? My personal favorite was Aliens vs. Predator. Seems that whole craze died down years ago, but Square Enix looks s... more
Back in my days selling board games, one of our favorites around the shop was BANG!, a spaghetti western-themed card game with a quick pace and a fair bit of mischief. Outside of the store, however, I could never seem to enl... more
Sony released a collection of screenshots for Magic: The Gathering Tactics today. You can check out more of them in the gallery below.
I haven't paid a whole lot of attention to Magic: The Gathering for a number of ... more
I'm a sucker for any game with cards in it. Name it, and I've dug it. That crap DS game (name 'em). Culdcept, Magic the Geek Gathering, Baiten Kaitos, Eye of Bullsh*t Camera. Done them all. Game makers, take comfort in knowin... more
Those wondering when Ubisoft was going to do something with the Panzer General rights need not wonder any longer. Panzer General: Allied Assault, an Xbox LIVE Arcade card game, will be launching this fall. Petroglyph Games, t... more
This is likely to be old news to those of you already embroiled in World of Warcraft, but those of us who inhabit the world of the washed have only just discovered that He-Man and Skeletor can be found hiding out in World of ... more