Mar 31 2011Playing Magic, The Gathering With iPhones


Pfft, call me when you have enough for mahjong.

That's not actually Magic, I know. But I couldn't read what the cards say so I'm running with it. Also, with one of those beer helmets on TO STAY HYDRATED. Allegedly they're not even real iPhones, but Chinese knock-offs (but the real ones are made there too!). Regardless, dude probably could've saved a lot of money buying booster packs instead of phones. Plus who's to say he doesn't discreetly alter cards during gameplay? You think there's not an app for that? There's an app for that. But not pregnancy tests, no matter how hard you pee in the ear-speaker. Kidding, Apple's thought of everything -- the phone has to be plugged in though. Green battery means you've got a baby in that ass.

UPDATE: It's the Game of Thrones card game. Maybe we'll all get some sleep tonight after all.

Nothing screams "obnoxiously rich" like these iPhone playing cards [thenextweb]

Thanks to Missy, who agrees those things would be a bitch to shuffle.

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also, thats gatta be EXPENSIVE

It would be the most expensive game of 52-card pickup ever.

@2 Read: They are the chinese knock-offs. But if he has a full deck using those at 50 cards, then yes, it was probably a little more expensive than it's worth

That's not Magic...

Actually if you think about it this is the cheapest way to play card games EVER.

Those guys now have 100% of every card in every game that was ever made.

Don't have a card you're looking for? Just fire up Google! You can even use programs to make up your own cards.

I wanna see a house of iphonecards.

what i dont understand is why buy that many? i get that they are cheap...but all you need to buy is the highest amount on 'field' possible (or whatever itd be called, i dun fucking play this) and then one extra for "drawing" one from it's deck. Also, he has enough to share with his friend there, but seems to wanna be a prick about it lol

@6 Or you could download an emulator for free and have everycard that was ever made

That's actually the Game of Thrones card game.

Either way, awesome.

Yugioh > Magic

How do you shuffle?

knockoff or not, iPod Touch, not iPhone. iPods put the headphone jack on the bottom (why!?). Incidentally, they also swap the power button to the left side on the touch, presumably just to aggravate the shit out of anyone that's ever handled both devices.

i believe those are ipods.

@11 gtfo

let's all ignore this and pretend it never happened..

That's awesome! But they should just play Shadow Era on iPhone for a full-scale TCG...

@11: Yugioh is for pussies.
MGT rulez!

Freaks Richs ftw

An iPhone is cheaper than some cards. And I am not even talking about collectors' stuff.
A tournament-legal black lotus is valued at about $1000. Other "power nine" cards can cost about $500.

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