New Strategy Game Is Half Risk, Half Magic: The Gathering

New Strategy Game Is Half Risk, Half Magic: The Gathering

Part collectible card set, part strategic board game, the upcoming iOS app Monsterology could be another cool addition to the growing sector of the gaming industry that combines physical media with virtual interactivity.

The concept is neat; you take one of the cards created by developer Nukotoys, flick it against your iPad, and watch it appear on your screen. If you have a Wyvern card, that’s the monster you get in Monsterology. Got a Catapult? You get a Catapult.

You can then use these monsters and war machines to defeat your opponent, an evil dark wizard.

Nukotoys co-CEO Rodger Raderman spoke to Kotaku about the game (which he describes as “for ages 9-99”) during the New York Toy Fair on Sunday. Though he didn’t want to share too much gameplay until closer to release, which will be this spring, you can get a brief glimpse of Monsterology in the above video.


  • So this is where the success of Skylanders is taking us. The only “interesting” thing here is the flick to bring the item into the game…and he didn’t show it. Way to fail.

  • By “Half M:TG”, what you mean is “it’s got something to do with cards”, right? Because if that’s the case you may as well say it’s half Pokemon. Hell, you may as well say it’s half of a birthday.

  • If they can find a way to make a game from the physical cards as well then they just might have something interesting. Otherwise, just sell the virtual cards and save some trees the unfortunate fate of being some sad novelty.

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