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revised What card game is popular today, fun for kids, and is a worthy investment at a reasonable cost to my wallet?
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comment What card game is popular today, fun for kids, and is a worthy investment at a reasonable cost to my wallet?
If you have a computer, Magic: the Gathering 2014 is a video game that is basically MTG CCG digitized. its only 10 dollars and has a good tutorial which you could use to teach yourself and your son how to play the game (The game will not let you take illegal actions and has good in game tips about what things do) store.steampowered.com/app/213850
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comment What card game is popular today, fun for kids, and is a worthy investment at a reasonable cost to my wallet?
@CodeMaverick check out the black lotus html link in the question comment, they do serious grading, casing and sales for games like Magic, its just that to a certain extent playing and collecting for appreciation can be at odds. corsiKlausehohoho is correct though that sleeves (sold at gameshops for the cards) go a long way to preserving cards for play use.
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comment What card game is popular today, fun for kids, and is a worthy investment at a reasonable cost to my wallet?
@CodeMaverick He doesn't need the boosters to get into the game or to play it. Magic has a series of decks right now based of greek mythology that are pretty well made and there are even "Duel Decks" as they call them which are 2 decks sold together that are very different and setup to be played against each other to highlight different strategies to beginners. If you don't buy him boosters he probably will buy them with gift money, allowance, pocket change etc. as they are not terribly expensive 1 at a time, but the element of chance in buying them is like gambling-lite.
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comment What card game is popular today, fun for kids, and is a worthy investment at a reasonable cost to my wallet?
@corsiKlauseHoHoHo Thanks for the number of expansions update. I agree that sleeves help protect value, but true, money making value is always tied up in A) Mint condition cards aka never played with even sleeved play. and B) Older, rare and powerful cards no longer attainable like the Black Lotus. geek.com/games/… Given his son's age I wouldn't treat buying a CCG as an investment in terms of money, but rather in terms of how much playtime and enjoyment (bang for buck) he'll get out of them.
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comment What card game is popular today, fun for kids, and is a worthy investment at a reasonable cost to my wallet?
@codeMaverick so Magic and Pokemon involving buying cards, building decks with those cards, and then playing a game using those decks that is a combination of deck building strategy, actual play tactics (working with what you have) and random chance (the deck is shuffled). I sent you here from RPG.SE because your question seemed to be primarily about Card games and less so about Tabletop RPGs. In general though I would say that your criteria of retaining value in terms of monetary value is hopeless as what does and doesnt appreciate is random chance and involves not using the toys.
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