History of Magic The Gathering

Hey it’s SurivviruS again and this time, I’m going to talk about the history of ‘Magic the Gathering’, the world’s first trading card game.

The game was created by Richard Garfield, a doctoral candidate at the University of Pennsylvania. He was born on June 26, 1963, in Philadelphia. In 1991, he was brought in as an adjunct professor at Whitman College, where he met the CEO of ‘Wizards of the Coast’, Peter Adkison, to talk about his board game, ‘Robot Rally’. As they talked, Adkison mentioned that he was looking for a game the required very little equipment and could be portable and played in the down time of a convention. In response, Garfield returned with the idea for a trading card game. It wasn’t until August 5, 1993 that ‘Magic the Gathering’ was released.

And that’s how ‘Magic the Gathering’ began. Next time, I’ll look at a DS game I love, that I thought deserved a bit more attention then it got; ‘Spectrobes’.



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