First modern trading card game
Magic: The Gathering
The first modern trading card game, Magic: The Gathering, was set loose upon the world on 5 August 1993. Created by Professor Richard Garfield and published by Wizards of the Coast, Inc, Magic: The Gathering can be said to be the origin, indeed the very Genesis, of TCGs as we know them. The game, which remains enormously popular, combines the excitement of cards with the thrill of trading and collecting. Players engage in mortal combat to reduce their opponent’s score from 20 to 0 with a combination of attacks and defences that unleash spells, artifacts and mystical creatures.