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5 great trading card games that aren’t Magic: the Gathering

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Here are a few trading card games we think you’ll enjoy! Here at Dicebreaker we try to show off every facet of tabletop gaming. We’ve given you the scoop on RPGs and board games but sometimes we don’t feel like we show enough love for the noble art that is playing trading card games. Unless you’ve been a fan for a long time, you might not know the following: how to get started and where to get started. If you fancy a foray into the world of TCGs and are sick and tired of being told non-stop that you should get into Magic the Gathering, you might want to check out our thoughts on the other greats you can take a look at.

00:00 – Introduction
01:00 – Pokemon
03:00 – Yu-Gi-Oh!
05:30 – Ashes Reborn
07:40 – Keyforge
10:30 – Android: Netrunner

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93 Comments

  1. Hey, I'll chime in and say that I got the Nisei (Android successor game) set in its entirety just a few weeks back and it is GLORIOUS. Have no qualms recommending that.

  2. A great recommendation : Chaotic
    It's one of the most unique tcg i've ever seen. The game is currently dead, but there are some news about reviving it and even if no new cards are being printed, the community is still alive!

    I'd also recommend Cardfight Vanguard which is a bit different to what we are used. Like Yugioh, very simple at first, but the combos and synergies are very cool

  3. There's a new Pokémon TCG app coming out some time this year if you wanna give it a try without spending money. If you're in Canada you can try the beta right now

  4. I'm surprised Fless and Blood wasn't mentioned here!

  5. The last three aren't really TCGs. There are no random boosters, no need to trade cards.

    My favorite TCG, for a few years now, is Weiß Schwarz. The ultimate crossover game, where every set is licensed, and interchangeable.

  6. where flesh and blood at and why is pokemon on the list

  7. The new digimon TCG and Cardfight Vanguard are very glaring omissions.

  8. I was quite surprised to hear you saying that getting into Netrunner is not so easy anymore and I also have to disagree.
    I never was that much into LCGs/TCGs, but I've recently made the Nisei System Gateway set as a print and play and oh my word, is it good. Of course you could just get the cards made at a copy shop, or just print the paper faces, stick it into an opaque back sleeve with a a Poker card and Bob's your uncle…

  9. Keyforge absolutely had a meta, which meant that instead of chasing packs for good cards people just bought and sold entire decks to chase the meta. It just moved the secondary market from single cards to entire decks.

  10. I recommend the Final Fantasy TCG. It plays as if MtG was redesigned recently.

  11. Didn't mention "Flesh and Blood"..also a top tier cardgame.

  12. While I don't play any myself, I like the idea of living card games and very much agree that they are more consumer-friendly. Glad to hear there's fan-efforts to keep some of them alive.
    Vampire: the Eternal Struggle is missing from this list. An interesting game that works well for big groups rather than just two players.

  13. I would really suggest people check out Flesh and Blood. It’s a great game with a very welcoming community!

  14. Ashes Phoenixborn is such a great game and deserved more love.

  15. Android Netrunner is THE BEST card game, it’s a SHAME that Fantasy Flight lose the license and can no longer release new expansion for it

  16. I could be wrong, but I am almost 100% sure Wheels is a Creative Assembly employee, or works for Sega. I think I remember him doing some early Total War: Three Kingdoms Let's plays and video break downs when I was waiting for the release. I knew I had seen and heard him somewhere else other than this channel!

  17. Sorry to say Wheels…but you WON'T be summoning your Blue-Eyes White Dragon with your Pot of Greed. Because not even veterans know what Pot of Greed does.

  18. Flesh and Blood is also incredibly good. It has a lovely back-and-forth with both combatants running out of options as time goes on. And the upcoming Sorcery Contested Realm is looking very promising too, with a print and play version you can try for yourself before its release! It has hand painted art and pretty wild card effects for a TCG. It has lands like Magic, but in a separate deck you can draw from, and you use them to create the space you play on!

  19. I'm a big fan of Keyforge – not needing to build decks proved a massive time-saver, plus it means when I do badly I can just blame the deck rather than me! Its aember/key-forging focus also helps reduce instances of games snow-balling, by requiring players (usually) to give their opponent some breathing room when they have the advantage, because your creatures are busy collecting aember instead of hitting the other player.

    Unfortunately it's a bit harder to get hold of at the moment than it should be because FFG managed to 'lose' the algorithm for producing decks so there hasn't been a new set in a while and I think some of the more recent sets have sold out. Hopefully FFG manages to get it back up and running again and I have the chance to grow my collection some more!

  20. I don't even card game ((unless you count Uno or Poker)), but I was surprised how many of these I'd at least heard of😳😃

  21. I'll recommend shadowfist for fans of magic the gathering's multiplayer/commander format. It's the only tcg I know of designed to be played with 3-4 players. The "answers" are costed extremely cheaply so players are incentivized to include them in their decks. All creatures have trample and haste by default to discourage turtling. And most importantly the mechanics allow you to determine who is winning by looking at the board. So you don't get this feelbad moment of "do I attack the Izzet player who has played nothing incase he might win next turn". And the turn-over-turn progression is well balanced so you can win by breaking away and never letting the other players catch up, or by cagily playing from second and then sprinting over the finish line.

  22. You included the god of card games – Netrunner. You have my respect good sir.

  23. I love the shout out for KeyForge. It's easily my favorite card game. I gotta point out that it's not a 2-4 player game, it's 1-3 players. The standard match is 1v1, but there are Adventures where 1-3 player(s) can play against the Adventure deck as a solo or co-op experience.
    Another mechanical difference to most other card games is that you draw to a max hand size instead of one card per turn.

  24. I would like to see a video about more living card game, or similar systems.

  25. i add to your list game of thrones lcg 2nd edition

  26. Have a like for your cool Hangman Adam Page shirt sir.

  27. I love KeyForge!! I'm glad it got featured in this video! 🙂

  28. Culdscept is still my favourite card game. I wish they'd try to translate the mechanics to work as a psychical version

  29. The first two are part of the big 3 and the last 3 arent even trading card games, they're self contained card games.

  30. Android Netrunner is an absolutely brilliant game, both in mechanics and flavor. I've played what feels like a million different TCGs and Android Netrunner is by far the best one out there. Despite FFG discontinuing support for the game it still lives on through the fan-run Nisei, which is available either very cheap or entirely free and is essentially the same game. Don't miss out on it.

  31. Surprised you have games no longer in print (Android netrunner) and game without new releases in years (keyforge). Keyforge developers broke the algorithm and haven’t had news or new releases since.

  32. 1:12 "…but don't blame me if Steve Smith comes up to you and say that you're wasting your Charizard."

  33. It may not be a TCG but one day, perhaps my name will be added to a top card game list. Videos like this is always inspiring!

  34. "YOU JUST ACTIVATE MY TRAP CARD"
    You also need to do it with a dirty look in your face.
    Or say it to your girlfriend/wife

  35. People are sleeping on Dragon Ball Super Card Game.

  36. I just want to collect cards again haha, but I can't decide whether to buy yugioh pokemon or digimon

  37. Not mentioning the Digimon TCG was a big mistake.

  38. Android Netrunner is out of print for years not??? Why that is listed here?

  39. WTF there was a WWE CCG?! 😆
    Gee I wonder why that failed………………………………..

  40. Surprised that cardfight vanguard isn't at the top of most people's lists. Such an awesome game

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