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1Magic The Gathering

Come on! Easily better because of the artistry on the cards, as well as the core gameplay being so much more expansive and the deck customization has so much creativity available for the players.

No competition here. Magic the Gathering has a community and competitive environment that destroys all other trading card games. You can walk into any game store across the world and find people playing MTG any day of the week.

Great for ALL ages! And the best game ever made!

Why is this game number one? This is one of the WORST games to ever exist.

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2Yu-Gi-Oh!

I've played yu-gi-oh and magic for a very long time, and I prefer Yu-gi-oh because it can be very simple and yet very complex at times making your brain work for your victory. The best quality it has is that it has a huge variety of cards that can appeal to almost anyone

Really, yugioh should dominate. I have magic and yugioh. I've been playing both for years and yugioh is a lot more fun. Magic is too complicated and it can be hard to create a new deck. Yugioh is not that complicated and is a lot easier to create a deck with. You don't need mana and all that stuff. Also, yugioh has stragetgy but magic is just working with what you have. Yugioh can play cards face down to keep your opponent guessing but magic just has monster to attack. Magic also has flying O. Creatures which is way overpowered. Yugioh has cards which can always be beatable. Yugioh also takes longer to play which is good cause you can enjoy the experience longer. For another reason magic has like 9 different types of ways to play with different rules. Yugioh has one good way to play which is not confusing.

Yugioh is beast. Its the number one card game in the whole ' world and deserves it. I have been playing for a good while, but my problem is that I have only one other person to play with most of the time but I have two friends who come down once or twice a year for a while so I play them when I can. Also I have no stores anywhere close to me that hold tournaments, but neither of those will stop me playing for a long time to come. I don't think this is a very well known combo 'cause I never play anyone that I don't know but I haven't heard anything about it so here it is. It's a combo for Last Turn. Summon wind-up zenmaines and play him in defense. Make sure it has at least one XYZ material when you activate Last Turn. When your oppenent attatcks use his effect and destroy his monster during the end phase. Hope it helps - llamabaconllama37

Love the game so much don't care how long it takes to get cards

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3Pokémon TCG

Honestly, the best card game out there. In comparison to Yugioh, Pokemon appeals to anyone regardless on how old they R. In tournaments, they have Juniors, Seniors and Masters so if you are 14 years old, you wouldn't have to worry about going against a 22 year old. This is also good because it puts people with the same caliber together so it isn't too unfair. Also, anyone can qualify to the world championships, unlike Yugioh which you must qualify from nationals. Pokemon is a really strategic and fun game and the community is much more friendly than Yugioh. I play Pokemon and Yugioh and while I still enjoy Yugioh a lot, I prefer playing Pokemon much more, especially as I have qualified for the World Championships 2013 in Vancouver, Canada.

IT IS AWESOME! It has great structure in the style of gameplay, and there is a lot variety in strategies, players, cards, and much more. So yeah I desperately recommend this game.

Easy game to pick up, yet has room for tons of strategy. Also, the online game is just fantastic, so if you're looking for an online card game, whilst waiting for Hex/Hearthstone, I definitely recommend it to put your feet in it before going out and buying cards. Like many said, it's appealing because it's Pokemon, everyone knows it and tons of people love it. Wish I'd gotten into the actual card game earlier when I was a kid, but with the online game and growing popularity in my town, I'm just happy to be a part of it.

Fun to trade, gameplay is unknown

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4Cardfight!! Vanguard

Well, just as it is written above, the cardfight vanguard game is one of the best. Yes it didn't start well but after it came in tcg things are steadily changing. Yugioh was the boss as always( still has the Guinness record. But think of this: with the newest formats always depending on 2 maybe 3 decks that will be banned in one or two lists, all decks made a form of income and so on, the game has lost its value. Players out there search for something fun easy, with no rules (chains, priorities, sp summon chainability etc) cheap( most vanguard cards are cheap with the most expensive being at 30 $), and also new, fresh you could say. All that is the summary of vanguard. The rules are easy, the game is fun, the whole thing has some rules taken from yugioh, others from magic others from many games, but it only took the best aspects of those games leaving out all the imperfections. Number 10 might seem fine right now but with the coming of this game in all the world l think we will ...more

Cardfight! Vanguard is unique. There is no limit to possibility. Such a clever way of dueling. Utilising the amount of damage you have taken (Limit Break), being able to pay that damage (Counterblast), doing the unimaginable like Megablast, different deck types and playing styles, new sets and archetypes released constantly, being saved at the last minute because of how smartly the game is set up like drawing a Heal Trigger on a damage check or completely destroying your opponent with Critical Triggers, Barraging and torturing your opponent with Stand Triggers, never running out of options with Draw Triggers, the well thought out and well implemented Crossride and the effects bought with them, losing yourself and going all out guns blazing with Persona Blast, its made like a watch. In Yugioh, you can mix anything to make a deck. But in Cardfight! Vanguard each piece of a deck is made to work together, its all been fitted precisely to allow the ultimate gaming fun. Unbeatable.

Awesome game. Cool Mechanics, and they listen to what the players want as well. They also test cards before you use it to see if there are imperfections or flaws on the card. Although I miss some aspects of most card games such as spell cards, etc.

I love this game a lot

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5Yu-Gi-Oh 5D's

sort of confusing at first but when you get into it you understant it a lot more

The newest yu-gi-oh, you know the one that makes no sense to the old school players

Best card game simple rules, few requirements, great idea, and cool cards, gave me a way to gain more friends.

Thanks yugioh!

It's like yugioh

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6World Of Warcraft TCG

It offers a gameplay that is very similar to Magic, but with its own changes.
It's easier to learn, gives you boss fights and the types of cards are fun.
The combat system is also entertaining.

Legendary Game. Instead of dying it gave it's position to Hearthstone. And Hearthstone currently holds the number 1 position of digital card games and one of the top five positions of online games. Hearthstone has a great future but also a legendary ancestor.

Was a very fun game. I don't know why I voted for it at this point though, now that they've discontinued it so they can take our money online instead.

Same as yu gi oh

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7Duel Masters

I want to get one thing out of the way. The art is frankly amazing. It was one of the factors that got me interested in this game so much. The rules are very easy to learn, and you can use a whole lot of creativity with the decks compared to other TCG's and the every duel is exciting. In Japan this game is still very, very popular and the game has advanced to a whole new level with many new card types, abilities and of course the beautiful art. I also love the fact that the game depends on skill and strategy rather than luck and some card you drew by chance. I really, really hope this game comes back to the rest of the world with the new concepts and abilities. It would be awesome!

Personally I love this game, it was cancelled in the u.s because they decided to parody-dub the anime*(making it idiotic). However I still play Yu-Gi-Oh due to the availabiltiy I believe Duel Masters to be more interesting.

The rules are simple the game is fun and exciting It should be above chaotic...

It ain't got nothing on me

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8Chaotic

I am extremely upset with the fact that it has stopped being aired on T.V. because it is honestly on of the best shows that was on the air. It is also on of the best card games out there. Truly disappointing it stopped airing

It is an innovation for trading card games because it can be played not only in reality but also online. It was released publicly as a trading card game online and a television show but with unfortunately squashed to death by more popular trading card games such as Magic the gathering, Yu-Gi-Oh, and Pokémon. It had a very short lifespan, although there have been rumors that it will start up again in the year 2013 or 2014. I believe that on YouTube there was a video called Chaotic roomers and it was about 4kids saying that they would release it again in Japan.

I think that chaotic cards are really cool I buy them all the time but I am sad because they are not in the stores anymore so I have to buy the cards online

Chaotic cause it sucks

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9Digimon

Digimon is more card like instead of building ships which can be confusing

Simple, tactical, works with the theme of Digimon and is overall a joy to play. Also, the artwork is great.

Digimon is much less complicated than ships.

Pokemon imitation

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10Star Wars

Great Games, particularly deciphers version. This was one of the great card games of all time and if decipher had been able to continue with the license from lucas arts it would be one of the best out there today.

The Decipher version should absolutely be top 10, and is #1 in my book. I tried numerous other games after Decipher lost the license to Wizards of the Coast (whose version was far inferior), and nothing compared in terms of mechanics and the "free-world" feel, although from what I've read, Legend of the Five Rings might be a contender.

Too bad the license didn't continue. Complex, but amazing!

It is pretty cool.

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The Contenders

11Future Card Buddyfight

This new card game by bushiroad (the creators of weiss schwarz and cardfight vanguard) is a new breath of fresh air for the tcg scene all new mechanics that are super solid and just looks fun! This card game comes out at the end of January and the anime comes out January 3! So close I can almost feel it taking my money from my wallet! But for real try this new card game out and the most cool thing is the Japanese and us are getting everything the card game introduces at the same time so no waiting like other card games. I could talk about this card game all day so just see for yourself and I bet you wont regret it!

One of the few promising games to be on the horizon. I tested it, its a lot of fun and quick to pick up. It will be interesting to see where it goes.

With so many world to choose from, this game becomes more and more fun. The 10 starting life now last longer than before.

This trading card game is just AMAZING there is no other definition for it

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12Bakugan

This game is so simple, and all the bakugan have unique features, making it a very fun game to play. I mean Magic and Yu Gi Oh are fun indeed, but this game is just both reduced to simplicity.

Also, there are constantly many bakugan with high power G's that you can find them almost anywhere.

Nobody understands the strategy within this game, I'm 35 with no mental issues whatsoever and I still play this with my dad!

This game should definitely be in e top five

Played with my friends a few times. Had a blast.

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13Lord Of The Rings TCG

Besides being a lot of fun it requires a lot of thinking. Try playing for a hour without making any mistakes.

Really good gameplay mechanics and really fun to play with friends

Fantastic card game! Wonderful arts!

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14Hearthstone

Hearthstone is much awesome. I think that later a new game called hex might be better than it but for now it is a fun and simple time waster and is one of the best card games out there. The only thing I could criticize is it's long term appeal but they're adding some new game modes and cards too.

Great card game for those wanting a first experience to strategic card games or veterans looking to destroy. 889 cards are in the game, with another 45 officially coming out in about 3 or 4 weeks. The virtual aspect brings many cool animations and sound effects, playing on many different boards with many different heroes and many different mechanics. What hearthstone offers that no other card game can is the RNG, where sometimes probability can decide a critical moment in the game.

In a few months it will become #1 popular

Game for nerds

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15Dragon Ball Z

Ignore the license and this game has one of the best card game engines created. Its from a time when every game wasn't trying to just be Magic 2.0. If you've only recently come into playing card games, or have never ventured far from Magic land, give this game a chance to see how fun Card Games can be.

This game recently got a reboot and I have to say its amazing. Panini bought the rights and they streamlined the game a ton making it way better. The original dbz ccg was great but once we got to like buu saga on it got ridiculous. Especially gt. Free style decks and sensei decks and all this crap that this wonderful card game did not need. granted it was great with all that stuff, the game is now easy to pick up so much fun and streamline

I must admit, these cards are AWESOME! They are really fun and I love trading them.

These cards are amazing

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17Naruto

Great mechanics and a great set of art. Promos were full art and the impressive detail put into the cards deserve a spot onto this list.

Although it's the hardest game out there, This game is great!

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19VS System Marvel

This was a great cardgame and I miss playing it.
I started off with only one deck/team (Arkham Inmates), but new characters and mechanics made me buy a whole lot more. The rules of the game were complex and made different kind of tactics possible. I'm still looking for a ccg that can replace it.

FANTASTIC GAME! Terrible shame that it stopped being sold at stores, although you can still get new sets via the on-line community...

20Harry Potter Trading Card Game

I am so sad they discontinued it... :( I almost want to design cards based on the last 5 books and print them out to play with my dad as we did years ago.

The Harry Potter Trading Card Game, (colloquially "HPTCG") is a strategy and collectible card game based in the magical world of the Harry Potter novels by J.K. Rowling. Created by Wizards of the Coast in August 2001, the game was designed to compete with the Yu-Gi-Oh!, Pokémon and Magic: The Gathering card games. It was released to coincide with the release of the first film in the series. The game was praised for the way it immersed people in the Harry Potter universe. At one point the game was the second best selling toy in the United States.

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