What is CCG? [Gaming Definition, Meaning]


You might reading the title and going why does the term CCG sound so familiar? Ironically, many of us who grew up on games like Magic: The Gathering or Pokemon should actually know what this is. CCG is short for collectible card gaming. Now while we here at Honey’s Anime aren’t mind readers—though maybe some of us are—we know a few of you collectively went and groaned for not realizing this sooner. However, we also presume some of you still have no idea what CCG is in the grand scheme of things.

Well folks, that is why we have our article today titled What is CCG? Our goal today is to instill more gaming knowledge into those willing minds out there. Using some games as example we will make sure that by the end of this article you’ll understand what constitutes as a CCG title. Now then open your minds and let us begin teaching you What is CCG? We will try to keep the card puns to a minimum we swear though we won’t make any promises.

Got Cards?

The most obvious necessity for a game to be considered a CCG title would have to be that it must contain cards in some shape or form. Thanks to the world of video games, there are a ton of ways to utilize cards in gaming such as titles like Hands of Fate or The Witcher 3—in the Witcher 3, the card game acts a mini game known as Gwent—but no matter how the game works, card are simply a must. For our first two examples, we will be exploring some of the more recent card games that have come out so you can get a nice understanding of some modern day CCG titles. Now then let us dive into our examples. Don’t worry we will walk you through this so you come out fully understanding what we mean.

Fable Fortune

  • System/Platform: Xbox One, PC
  • Publisher: Mediatonic
  • Developer: Mediatonic, Flaming Fowl Studios
  • Release Date: Jul 25, 2017

Fable Fortune takes the large RPG world of Fable and throws it into a card game. Players will fight with one of several hero classes against either other players or cooperatively against large scale bosses. Like the Fable series, Fable Fortune is based on the good and evil system. Each alignment can change the flow of combat giving players new cards or new skills to use to take down their foes. Fable Fortune will appeal to those who loved the aesthetic of Fable and equally love games like Magic: The Gathering. Now then, draw your hand and let’s see where your quest will take you next.

Fable Fortune released only just recently this year and already it’s showing signs of being a popular CCG title. Players will have the ability to collect in-game cards and customize their own decks—or use preset ones—to hopefully find some means of giving them an edge in combat. Fable Fortunes has hundreds of different cards with unique art and powers to give players that feel or a real life collectible card game at its best. Besides amazing cards to collect and use, Fable Fortune is a ton of fun even for those who didn’t get to try out any of the Fable titles that were more RPG focused. If you’re ready to spend hours collecting every card possible to build your ultimate deck then we fully recommend downloading Fable Fortune today!

Fable Fortune Trailer

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links

  • System/Platform: iOS, Android
  • Publisher: Konami
  • Developer: Konami
  • Release Date: Nov 17, 2016

Get ready fans of the popular Yu-Gi-Oh series, Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Link is aiming to please longtime fans as well as possible newcomers. Take control of popular characters such as Yugi or Seto Kaiba and hop onto a virtual world to show your dueling might. Your goal is to show the world that whether it’s real life or virtual your deck is ready for anything. Now believe in the heart of the cards and download Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Links today for free.

Yu-Gi-Oh has always been a popular card based anime series and has continued to show fans that it doesn’t plan on dying out anytime soon. Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Links allows players to play not only as some of the series most memorable characters but also gain cards from both the newer generation as well as past alliterations of the card game. Players can gain new cards multiple ways in-game to really feel like you’re collecting some of the best cards the series has to offer. While Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Links changes up some of the rules seen from the card game itself, it aims to be a solid mobile entry that can be played by both veterans of the series as well as those that are just starting out in the CCG world. This is easily one of the best entry level card games we could recommend here at Honey’s Anime and thus you’ll definitely want to consider having a look. Plus with the price of admission being free, there’s not much to lose in downloading Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Links today.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links Game Trailer Featuring: Mystic7 & ThatGrlTrish

Collectible Cards

Our last example of What is CCG comes in the form of understanding the first two words, collectible cards. Outside the gaming realm, CCG comes in many forms and genres but always is about collecting hundreds of different cards to build not only a deck but a library for your collection as well. CCG needs to give players the feeling of collecting cards because it’s one of the most enjoyable aspects of the game. Trust us folks, we know some gamers out there that only collect cards in real life just to say they have them and don’t even try to play the game. That’s why for our final example for our What is CCG article, we had to mention one of the most popular collectible card games ever released in the world.

Magic: The Gathering- Duels of the Planeswalkers 2015

  • System/Platform: Xbox One, PC, Xbox 360, iOS, Android
  • Publisher: Wizards of the Coast, Microsoft Studios
  • Developer: Stainless Games, Wizards of the Coast
  • Release Date: Jul 9, 2014

Magic: The Gathering Returns in its newest entry in the video game realm in the form of Magic: The Gathering- Duels of the Planeswalkers 2015. Players will once more battle it out online or offline with their magic cards at the ready. Adhering to the newer rules of the real life game, Magic: The Gathering- Duels of the Planeswalkers 2015 will have tons of new cards and even more ways to take down your foes. Now with the ability to gain booster packs in game, players will feel like they're playing the real life counterpart in hopes of obtaining some very rare cards. Magic: The Gathering- Duels of the Planeswalkers 2015 gives fans of the series what they’ve been asking for and in the best way.

Magic: The Gathering- Duels of the Planeswalkers 2015 is Wizard of the Coast—the creators of Magic: The Gathering—closest alliteration in terms of mirroring the real life game. Tons of cards have been added to Magic: The Gathering- Duels of the Planeswalkers 2015 to give the game one of the largest card libraries in the whole series. Not only that but thanks to developers Stainless Games and Wizards of the Coast Magic: The Gathering- Duels of the Planeswalkers 2015 plays incredibly and has tons of new challenges and cards to enjoy. Magic: The Gathering has always been a series based on collecting tons of cards and with Magic: The Gathering- Duels of the Planeswalkers 2015 that feeling is captured pretty accurately. At the low price of only $10, you can definitely feel like this is a better way of spending some money than how much it would cost you to buy half of these cards via real world purchases.

Magic 2015-Duels of the Planeswalkers 2015 Teaser Trailer

Final Thoughts

The CCG genre has been around for years and has only been getting larger as time goes by. The beauty of CCG titles is that while there are loads of video game titles there are equally loads of real card games out there for people like you to enjoy. Who knows, maybe now that you hopefully understand collectible card gaming is, you’ll be able to find enjoyment in some of the best gaming titles available. With that folks our article comes to a close but we hope you have expanded your gaming dictionary and understand yet another title. If you have some terminology that you don’t understand or want us here at Honey’s Anime to explain better, comment down below to let us know and we will take it into consideration. As always we hope you keep coming back to Honey’s Anime for more gaming articles that we are crafting right now as we speak.

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Author: Aaron

Hey everyone I’m Aaron Curbelo or Blade as I’m called by my YouTube Subscribers. I’ve been an anime/manga fan since I was a young kid. In terms of anime I have watched nearly a thousand shows and have read hundreds of manga series. I love writing and honestly was so happy to join Honey’s Anime to get a shot to write articles for such a wonderful site. I’m a firm believer in respect in the anime community being the most important embodiment we should all have. We all love anime and we have varying opinions of series but we should respect one another for those differences! Life is too precious to spend it making needless arguments in a community that should be the shining example of loving an amazing medium. I hope as a writer for Honey’s Anime I can bring you folks some amazing articles to read and enjoy!

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