Magic, the Gathering is a game that involves cards much like many card trading games of the past. The game is fun to play for kids and the cards are fun to collect, each card having a different character, different attributes and different points and abilities.The GameThe game itself is fairly basic but can get confusing when considering all the elements and characters and trying to add up points. Basically you have a deck of cards that contains different characters, monsters, magicians etc. each assigned a point value as well as other points for strength, magic and health. The game consists of pitting one deck of cards against another one at a time to get the best and then assume ownership of the card into your own deck. It has become quite a past time for all age groups and can provide hours of entertainment that isn’t computer related.Play OnlineFor novices and seasoned gamers alike, there is now the Magic, the Gathering online site that allows you to build a deck and battle other players right on your computer. Full of great tips and tricks and how-to guides, it has become as popular as the actual cards although you are only collecting them in cyber space rather than physically. Online allows for more people to get involved that might not have money to spend on cards and allows for greater playing freedom with a wider group of people. There are forums and events that one can spend their time perusing when they aren’t actually playing and a wealth of information on how to get the best of your opponents and create the best and fullest deck possible.Fantasy is appealingBased on fantasy characters, creatures and magic beings, the game appeals to all age groups for a variety of reasons. Collectors look for certain cards that by their specific attributes are the hardest cards to obtain as well as the most fantastic of creatures and magical beings. A coveted card can be worth trading for money or for several other lesser cards that might be needed to complete a deck. Fantasy has always been appealing and a good go to source for creators of games, especially in the card trading category and Magic, the Gathering does not disappoint in its fantasy appeal.A New Twist on an old FavoriteMagic, the Gathering is a new twist on an old favorite in games that involve cards and trading. The characters are fun and fantastic and the cards are colorful and collectible. Much like its predecessors, the game itself has quite a following and provides much to talk about, as well as hours of entertainment.