Thanks To Bootleggers, There's an Actual Hearthstone Card Game

As reported on Games in Asia (via Venture Beat) this unofficial recreation costs about 300RMB or $49. With it you get two sets of every class' card, four of every normal and legendary, and extras for the ones with multiple spawns (like good old Unleash The Hounds). » 9/26/14 5:00am 9/26/14 5:00am

Two Men Arrested for Allegedly Stealing...320 Yu-Gi-Oh! Cards

I reckon there are things thieves brag about stealing: diamonds, exotic cars, and priceless art. Wonder where Yu-Gi-Oh! cards fall into that mix. Especially ones stolen from high school students. » 6/13/14 4:30am 6/13/14 4:30am

Blizzard's Hearthstone Might Have Competition in China

Blizzard Entertainment's upcoming digital trading card game, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, is eagerly awaited by fans all around the world. In China, the game is currently in a semi-open beta. Things aren't all sunshine and rainbows for Blizzard, however, as there are issues abound and competitors to squash. » 11/18/13 8:00am 11/18/13 8:00am

Mega Evolution Is Changing The Pokémon Trading Card Game

Mega Evolutions aren't just for new Pokémon video games anymore. Booster packs coming to the Pokémon Trading Card Game in February will allow already-powerful EX cards to Mega Evolve — for a price. » 10/15/13 10:40am 10/15/13 10:40am

A Massively Multiplayer Online Trading Card Game? Tell Me More.

For the past couple of years, the folks at Cryptozoic Entertainment have been making a lovely array of physical trading card, board and deck-building games, everything from the official World of Warcraft TCG to The Big Bang Theory: The Party Game. Now they're going digital with Hex: Shards of Fate, the first… » 5/08/13 6:30pm 5/08/13 6:30pm

Yu-Gi-Oh! BAM Might Be the Best Incarnation of the Card Game I've Played

What has always fascinated me about the colorful kid-focused card game Yu-Gi-Oh! has been the way the card statistics morph with each new skill and spell introduced to the play field. Yu-Gi-Oh! BAM captures the essence of that numerical dance in a fast paced Facebook game. » 6/18/12 9:30am 6/18/12 9:30am

The Most Popular Pokémon of All Time Goes Black and White Next Month

Pikachu is cute and all, but when it comes to battling Pokémon it doesn't get much better than Mewtwo. Players of Pokémon Black and White can witness this power first-hand starting February 12. » 1/26/12 11:30am 1/26/12 11:30am

In Search of New and Exciting Collectible Card-Based Video Games

Appropriately named commenter Tengen Toppa Duck Face has a craving for video games based on collectible card games, but his experience is limited to Yu-Gi-Oh! and Pokémon. Somebody help a brother deal a fresh hand in today's Speak Up on Kotaku. » 7/25/11 11:20am 7/25/11 11:20am

A Very Strange Place To Find A Trading Card Game

The last place I expected to discover a fully-realized online trading card game, complete with duelist animations, experience point rankings, and animated dueling effects, was the virtual world of Second Life. » 8/16/10 2:00pm 8/16/10 2:00pm

LEGO Universe Spawns Collectible Card Game

Collectible bricks become collectible cards next year, when NetDevil's LEGO Universe expands with a virtual and physical trading card game, courtesy of the experts at Dire Wolf Digital. Who is Dire Wolf Digital? » 7/28/10 11:00am 7/28/10 11:00am