Magic The Gathering is one of the most popular trading card games of the world. Though the technology as well as gaming has advanced immensely and whenever the world gaming is used the first thing that comes in mind of the people are the video games with flashy animation and storyline. Nowadays, the gaming era has been significantly captured by the Play stations, Nintendo, X- Box, etc but the classic games such as cards, carom, etc have yet not been abolished by the people. The basic reason behind this is that while playing these games, people have to apply lesser stress on their brains and eyes. Along with that, these games are also very enjoyable when played with full devotion. One of such popular card games is Magic The Gathering which is still very famous since its development. The game was created in 1993 by Richard Garfield and introduced by Wizards of the Coast in the same year. The game has been taken very enthusiastically by the gamers and as of 2011 around twelve million players have been reported which is a real large number. Due to this the game is encouraged by the family members also.
Basic rules and storyline
The Magic The Gathering game can be played by minimum of 2 people and a maximum of four. The age range is for all the people who are above 13 years. Set up time of the game is just about 2 minutes and if played fluently without any major breaks the game would last for not more than 25 minutes. The chances are random for the players and are decided by the order of drawing the cards and the type of card that a person holds. The basic storyline of the game is of the magical worlds and the meeting of the wizards from the multiversity. The game is set as a battle between various mighty wizards which are known as plane walkers. Each player can take up the role of any plane walker and start the game. In the beginning he will have twenty life points,. The players have the aim of causing damage to the other players and wining the game without getting to zero life before the opponent. Whenever a player is attacked by various summoned creatures he loses the life. Along with that spells and some different types of cards can also result in loosing the life.
Popularity and awards
Magic The Gathering is a widely popular game due to its combination of skills as well as luck. A player will be required to outdo the other one by his playing strategies but sometimes be may be outdone by the luck. The storyline of the game which emphasizes on magical powers, their usage, dungeons fights, etc have made this a real success since its start. It has also received various awards. Some of the awards won by Magic The Gathering are Origin awards in 1998, 2005, 2009, In quest award in 1997 and various others.