Customizable Games » General » Free online CCG?

Author: nmadd
Thanks to everyone for the great responses in my Solo (?) CCG thread. There I briefly asked about playing a CCG online, but that was not the main point.

So, now it is the main point - I'm continuing my current obsession for finding a CCG that I want to learn and play. Here, I'm looking for suggestions for a good CCG that I can play online for free.

1) Free.
2) A decent fan base with players often available to play. I mean there doesn't have to be 100s of players online at any given time, but I'd prefer not to wait days for a game. Of course, if some are nice to newbies, that is great too.
3) Sci-fi, fantasy or horror are all great.
4) If the physical cards are available for a good price, that is a bonus but not necessary.

That's about it. In my sights right now are Netrunner and Star Wars CCG. I'm unsure of how active these are, however.

Thanks for any suggestions once again!
Thu Dec 9, 2010 6:15 pm
Author: Joshx
Magic Workstation is free to download. You build your decks out of every card produced to date, and there's always someone online playing (though usually it's Standard format - the newest cards only).

You can play other games on it, like the World of Warcraft ccg or Vs., but it's usually Magic: the Gathering players that you'll find.
Thu Dec 9, 2010 8:08 pm
Author: nmadd
Joshx wrote:
Magic Workstation is free to download. You build your decks out of every card produced to date, and there's always someone online playing (though usually it's Standard format - the newest cards only).

You can play other games on it, like the World of Warcraft ccg or Vs., but it's usually Magic: the Gathering players that you'll find.

Great, thanks!
Thu Dec 9, 2010 8:46 pm
Author: bryce_z
A friend of mine (who is a former non-serious Magic player) spends a lot of time playing Elements: www.elementsthegame.com. He plays via Kongregate, but the website takes you to the same server I imagine. You might give it a shot.
Thu Dec 9, 2010 8:48 pm
Author: Jormi_Boced
I play a lot of Warstorm on Facebook.
Tue Dec 14, 2010 8:09 pm
Author: lfisher
FREE online TCG/CCGs?
Tue Dec 14, 2010 9:34 pm
Author: nmadd
lfisher wrote:

Thanks. thumbsup
Tue Dec 14, 2010 9:35 pm
Author: nmadd
bryce_z wrote:
A friend of mine (who is a former non-serious Magic player) spends a lot of time playing Elements: www.elementsthegame.com. He plays via Kongregate, but the website takes you to the same server I imagine. You might give it a shot.

Thanks for the suggestion - and might I also add - damn you!
I'm hooked.
Thu Dec 16, 2010 2:23 pm
Author: Armadillo Al
Jormi_Boced wrote:
I play a lot of Warstorm on Facebook.

What's that like now? I played it (and Duels) a good amount before Zynga bought them out, tried once on Facebook and wasn't all that impressed.
Tue Dec 21, 2010 5:32 pm
Author: Jormi_Boced
Armadillo Al wrote:
Jormi_Boced wrote:
I play a lot of Warstorm on Facebook.

What's that like now? I played it (and Duels) a good amount before Zynga bought them out, tried once on Facebook and wasn't all that impressed.


I enjoy it. They have ways of getting cash now without actually spending money, so everything is accessible, although slower if you don't spend real dollars.
Tue Dec 21, 2010 7:02 pm
Author: DrUnK3nPaNdA
LackeyCCG has a few dozen CCGs on it. I'd recommend UFS. In my opinion it's probably the most enjoyable CCG I've ever played. All current sets are available on Lackey.

You can also play Magic which would probably land you more people to play with. If you're interested in UFS via Lackey, though shoot me a message here. I am almost always up for a game... if you don't mind playing against the Northwest Regional champ. >.>

The physical cards are cheaper than dirt if you play legacy. Newer ones are more expensive. The game was canceled for a while but has since come back with a new publisher. I don't expect it to last long (nor would I recommend buying the cards) because the new designer is quite terrible.
Mon Dec 27, 2010 4:15 am
Author: Norman
Hoplites is awesome

http://digilander.libero.it/zak965/hoplites.htm

Hoplites is a totally free (and unofficial) computer card game based on the GMT's boardgame SPQR.

and thankfully is not collectable
Mon Dec 27, 2010 3:52 pm
Author: KnobDoctor
nmadd wrote:
bryce_z wrote:
A friend of mine (who is a former non-serious Magic player) spends a lot of time playing Elements: www.elementsthegame.com. He plays via Kongregate, but the website takes you to the same server I imagine. You might give it a shot.

Thanks for the suggestion - and might I also add - damn you!
I'm hooked.


Same here -- since a game only takes a minute or two, you've GOT to play one more. Just ONE MORE.
Mon Dec 27, 2010 5:47 pm
Author: anticipatient
Agh! ACK! Warstorm and Elements! No thank you!

Try The Spoils. Run it through Octgn2! http://www.octgn.net/

In fact, there are several CCGs you can run with that, including magic. But The Spoils is a good game.
Sun Jan 16, 2011 7:55 am
Author: Kyle Poole
Shadow Era is a great new, free to play fantasy tcg with gorgeous card art, deep strategy, and easy gameplay. There are thousands of players online and you can play right in your browser or on the iPhone

http://www.shadowera.com
Tue Mar 1, 2011 9:59 am
Author: Visskar
DrUnK3nPaNdA wrote:
LackeyCCG has a few dozen CCGs on it. I'd recommend UFS. In my opinion it's probably the most enjoyable CCG I've ever played. All current sets are available on Lackey.

You can also play Magic which would probably land you more people to play with. If you're interested in UFS via Lackey, though shoot me a message here. I am almost always up for a game... if you don't mind playing against the Northwest Regional champ. >.>

The physical cards are cheaper than dirt if you play legacy. Newer ones are more expensive. The game was canceled for a while but has since come back with a new publisher. I don't expect it to last long (nor would I recommend buying the cards) because the new designer is quite terrible.


That's what happens when a game store buys a game.
Tue Mar 1, 2011 1:21 pm
Author: snowdrop
nmadd wrote:
1) Free.
2) A decent fan base with players often available to play. I mean there doesn't have to be 100s of players online at any given time, but I'd prefer not to wait days for a game. Of course, if some are nice to newbies, that is great too.
3) Sci-fi, fantasy or horror are all great.
4) If the physical cards are available for a good price, that is a bonus but not necessary.


In contrast to all(?) of the previous games mentioned in this thread, WTactics.org is a truly free one in the sense that it's open source and gratis.

We're a fantasy game and have been around for over a year already, making nice progress with devoted developers around. The physical cards are available for the best of price: Free.




As one of it's developers I'd be happy to see anyone join our quest in it's development. I know you asked for an already completed game with a broad base of followers, but given your other criteria I thought this could interest you, as it allows you to not only play a game but actually be a part of our team and forge it.

With regards

Sat Apr 16, 2011 9:17 am
Author: shadow2011
This is similar to a post I made on another thread.

A free game that I came across is Hexery. It is very similar to Magic the gathering and can be played for free at http://www.hexery.com

You start with 6 playable decks and as you complete achievements and duels you earn gold that is then used to buy booster packs to gain cards and build custom decks.

The duels are actually playable games and not like some of the other links, where you pick a deck then just watch. I like this game because it is customizable and I can actually play the game. The game is currently in is in open beta and a single player game that you will like.

Other features from their website is the fact that you can view other people inventories and trade your cards with theirs. The online market lets you sell off junk cards and buy the cards you need.

The graphics are a bit dated, and from posts on the forums they are temporary. I really enjoy this game so far and from what I can tell it is still new and the game staff is asking for people to test and report.

http://www.Hexery.com is where you will find your next tcg or ccg which ever you prefer to call it.
Sat Jun 4, 2011 4:54 am
Author: Potallo
Hi!
I'm a programmer of www.kardfy.com and lead designer of Draconian Wars card game.
Draconian Wars is going to be our first Online Card Game working on Kardfy. We are very excited and working really hard. Draconian Wars will be available in September. However, we have started our blog section of the game, and there are already two articles in the blog. Here http://www.kardfy.com/blog-draconianwars/item/47-introducing... you can read the first article and here http://www.kardfy.com/blog-draconianwars/item/48-fight-or-lo... the second one. I recommend you to read them, we are sure that you all will like the game and we hope to see you soon playing it on Kardfy.
BTW we have recently open our social area http://www.kardfy.com/social.html of our webpage, now www.kardfy.com is even better than facebook . And, of course, you can follow us on http://twitter.com/#kardfy and http://www.facebook.com/Kardfy]facebook
Bye!
Wed Jul 27, 2011 10:37 pm
Author: Potallo
Hi!
For those interested in checking Draconian Wars game mechanics, the rulebook has been published here:
http://www.kardfy.com/images/stories/DW/DW_Rulebook_V08_11.p...
As you may realize after reading the rulebook we aim to offer a complex game that will fulfill the expectations of serious gamers, this is not a casual game.
Bye!
Thu Aug 25, 2011 11:14 pm
Author: Jormi_Boced
http://www.kongregate.com/games/synapticon/tyrant?kv_apply=4...

I have been playing this game a lot
Fri Aug 26, 2011 12:28 am
Author: fenris_lorsrai
Second a recommendation for Lackey! It supports both Rage and vampire: the Eternal Struggle, so you've werewolves and vampires right there. All of Rage's sets are on there, PLUS additional online only stuff.

Rage's standard play day on Lackey is fridays, whatever your local time is.

If you want to give play by post a try, there's usually a bunch of moderated play by post games going on over on the Rage forum, including some that are friendly for folks that have never played before.
Sat Nov 26, 2011 4:11 am
Author: Hohbogehnomoztan
Norman wrote:
Hoplites is awesome

http://digilander.libero.it/zak965/hoplites.htm

Hoplites is a totally free (and unofficial) computer card game based on the GMT's boardgame SPQR.

and thankfully is not collectable


That sounds pretty cool. SPQR is one of those games I've been enamored with lately (Thanks in no small part Calandale's exhaustive set of solo video-sessions I found here on the geek.) but unfortunately have yet to be able to purchase.
I look forward to trying this out.

Sat Nov 26, 2011 5:30 am
Author: Cosmonaut Zero
Hm. Apparently I'm the only one who thinks Shadow Era feels like a bad ripoff of the World of Warcraft TCG. Also, attackers automatically get first strike for some reason, despite the cards using the same cost structure as WoWTCG?
Mon Dec 5, 2011 4:10 am
Author: Hohbogehnomoztan
Cosmonaut Zero wrote:
Hm. Apparently I'm the only one who thinks Shadow Era feels like a bad ripoff of the World of Warcraft TCG. Also, attackers automatically get first strike for some reason, despite the cards using the same cost structure as WoWTCG?


I haven't played either but it probably is a cheap ripoff. The post above you is obvious spam (the wording tipped me off first, but then I checked and the account was made today) so I assumed it wasn't a very good game. I never trust spam and anytime I see it I assume whatever website/product is being pushed isn't worth my time.
Mon Dec 5, 2011 4:34 am
Author: Darksbane
Cosmonaut Zero wrote:
Hm. Apparently I'm the only one who thinks Shadow Era feels like a bad ripoff of the World of Warcraft TCG. Also, attackers automatically get first strike for some reason, despite the cards using the same cost structure as WoWTCG?


No it is pretty much just a ripoff of wowtcg with changes to facilitate asynch play. Just because it is a ripoff though doesn't make it bad. I've played alittle and I find it fun enough in the absense of a online wowtcg option.
Mon Dec 5, 2011 4:41 am
Author: Jormi_Boced
I find it to be a decent diversion.
Mon Dec 5, 2011 5:41 pm
Author: strus
Try CARTE. It's free, and online. After playing a few games, i can tell you that it's a Magic the Gathering and World of Warcraft TCG combination.
Sat Mar 24, 2012 1:29 pm
Author: ChexWithRaisins
Hey guys. I've actually created my own online CCG, called Sphere, that is free to play. You can check it out at http://www.sphereccg.com

I decided to make the game because all of the online CCGs that I had played, failed to give a 'true' ccg experience. They tended to be dumbed-down parodies of what a real ccg is.

Some things that might interest you about Sphere:
- Hero cards that gain experience and level-up through the course of a game.
- Objective cards that are like quests that can be completed for powerful rewards
- 6 unique races that can be mixed and matched in custom decks
- Equipment that can be dropped and picked-up (even by your opponent)
- Respond to your opponent's spells and effects with your own (stack execution is just like in M:tG)

When you create an account you get a free starting deck of the races of your choice and an additional 10 booster packs of cards.

Unfortunately not all of the cards have a proper illustration (I am making the game with no funding). Here's a screen shot:
Sat Apr 7, 2012 11:13 pm
Author: delthi444
I mentioned this in another thread, but there is another warstorm/tyrant (if you have played those) type card game on facebook called Confrontation.

Actually I think this one is pretty fun, game is updated very frequently by developers and already more cards/abilities than warstorm ever had. If these types of games interest you I would check it out, its the best of its type that I have seen so far:

https://apps.facebook.com/conf_card/?publisher_id=1000007246...
Sun Mar 10, 2013 5:53 am