Magic: The Gathering — Duels of the Planeswalkers has been turned into geek Madden, each year releasing a fresh set of cards, formulating new challenges and unleashing them upon a card-collecting public that never stops wanting more. This year’s entry reaches a little further than 2013’s iOS, PC, Mac, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, adding Android devices to the mix and making my tapping obsession all but inescapable.
At least I can still count on Nintendo to provide me with several Magic-free zones, the Japanese company preferring to provide its own addictive card-based entertainment. On any other platform I will quickly succumb to 10 new decks, 10 new puzzle challenges and 15 new encounters.
Duels of the Planeswalkers has become my favourite way to play Magic. It’s relaxing, low-impact card gaming. 2014 comes out later this year.