Comparison of Triple Triad to Other Collectable Card Games
Throughout the years there have been numerous collectible card games, most of which reached peak popularity due to video games or animated TV series that were released in conjunction with the cards. Some of the more popular collectible card games include Pokémon, Magic: The Gathering, Digimon, Triple Triad, and more.
Triple Triad is a unique card game that was featured in the Final Fantasy 8 video game back in 1999. The cards were produced only in Japan which has made them a highly valuable to collectors, although many people simply play the game online at the thriving Triple Triad game websites.
When it comes to collectible card games, many of them are unique, and Triple Triad has multiple features that not only make it stand out from other games, but it is also a fast paced game that is addictive and enjoyable. When comparing this game to other typical collector’s card games, such as Magic, you’ll see several key differences and even a few similar features as well.
There are three key differences: amount of cards, card features, and winning the game. In Triple Triad a player may have a maximum of only a hundred cards in their deck. When they go to challenge another player they must pick five cards out of their deck to play during that specific match; they can have no more or no less than five in their hand. In Triple Triad the game ends when all ten cards are played and then the winner is decided, however in Magic it is quite different. With Magic, the players draw cards randomly from their deck to maintain seven in their hand. On top of that most decks require a minimum of sixty cards; however they have no upper limit.
One of the major differences between these two card games is the card features. While they maintain similar elements and strength points, the cards themselves are rearranged completely different. In Triple Triad there is a card with a monster and then four numbers/letters in the top left corner, however in Magic the cards element is determined by its color, and the strength points and other abilities are described in detail in the text box on the cards. In Magic there are two basic cards; spells and land. The land is what provides the energy, or mana, for the spells. This is completely different from Triple Triad since each card is able to attack without depending on another card for energy.
While these games are very different you will find some common elements that they share. One is the fact that you can only have a certain amount of cards in your hand at a time. On top of that the basic rules are that each game is a 1vs.1 game, although there are several other adaptations that involve more players.
Despite the obvious differences and few similarities, these games are still popular to this day and have a wide variety of players across the world. Each of these games require a bit of skill and a lot of luck and it’s why people enjoy playing them. There are even tournaments that can have massive prizes up to several thousand dollars.