Trading Card Games


      Expand your game collection with the range of trading card games available at Hobbyco.

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      If you’ve never played trading card games before, you’ll quickly find they’re an addictive and entertaining way to spend a few hours. If, on the other hand, you’re a long-time CCG card game enthusiast, you’re sure to find a title you love in the collection available at Hobbyco. 

      Browse our range of trading card games online today.

      What Are Trading Card Games?

      Trading card games, also sometimes referred to as collectible trading cards, are a type of game where players build decks composed of hundreds of cards and strategically battle one another in an effort to win the round. Each card has its own unique playstyle and purpose in the game, providing huge scope for strategic play for those taking part. 

      These games require both deep knowledge and tactical skill — as gamers observe each other and keep track of what cards are played — making even the most casual of players feel they can become a professional player with time and dedication.

      If you’re looking for an alternative to the traditional tabletop board game, consider a trading card game from Hobbyco.

      What Types of Trading Card Games Are Popular?

      Trading cards have always been a popular type of game as they’re very accessible and can be enjoyed by people of all ages. Some of the most widely played throughout history include Pokémon, Magic: The Gathering and Yu-Gi-Oh! 

      However, like any category of game, TCGs rise and fall in popularity, often in line with the latest pop culture trends. Currently, one of the most in-demand TCGs is the official PANINI Harry Potter ‘Welcome to Hogwarts’ trading card game, which is not surprising, given how popular the Harry Potter franchise remains to be. 

      Featuring 216 trading cards that cover all Harry Potter films, including 60 unique cards crafted from rainbow, gold, and silver materials, now is your chance to collect your favourite Harry Potter characters, magical items, and moments in exclusive card format.

      Each pack contains six cards and is the perfect way to kick-start your trading card collection. 

      Are Trading Cards Worth Money?

      Some people enjoy collecting trading cards as a hobby, while others see it as a long-term money-making strategy. Trading cards can be a lucrative investment, provided you know current and rare trading card values. 

      With a keen eye for detail, you can pick up trading cards that have the potential to increase in value significantly over time. Many factors, such as limited printings and original packaging, can impact the value of a trading card, so it is essential to do your research before investing any funds. 

      There are also specific criteria that you should look out for when scouting potential investment cards, such as their condition and whether they are factory sealed or graded professionally. 

      Trading cards can be great investments if scouted correctly. If the idea of making a return on your hobby appeals to you, it’s worth considering what potential trading cards are likely to get you there! 

      How Is the Value of a Trading Card Determined?

      The value of a trading card is determined by factors such as condition, age, rarity and scarcity. 

      The state of the card must be evaluated to assign an appropriate price to it. Some notable signs affecting the overall value include rounded corners, fading colours or card bends. 

      Next, the age of the card may contribute to its worth since older cards are usually rarer than new ones and will therefore cost more. Rarity also plays a vital role since collectible trading cards that are limited-edition or exclusive are generally worth more than those readily available on the market. 

      Finally, scarcity has a significant impact on how much a trading card can be sold for; if many buyers are interested in purchasing but there are only a few cards remaining on offer, then this can push up the price significantly.

      What Are CCG Card Games?

      CCG stands for ‘collectible card games’, which is another term used to describe trading card games.

      The two are largely the same product; they may just go by different names depending on where in the world you are located.

      What Is the Difference Between CCG and TCG?

      There are no fundamental differences between collectible card games and trading card games; they are simply two terms used to describe the same type of game.

      Whether you prefer to call them CCG or TCG, Hobbyco has card games available to purchase online and in-store.

      Are TCGs Still Popular?

      Of course! Trading card games have always been a popular pastime for people of all ages. 

      Despite the influx of modern video games, online games and popular multiplayer board games, TCGs have still held on to their niche market and remain popular today. Players continue to bond over the challenge of building decks, out-planning opponents, and mastering the strategies needed to win games. 

      Even with the rise of online gaming, TCGs remain an essential addition to any game collection — an unbeatable way to have fun both alone and with friends alike!

      Where Can I Buy Trading Card Games?

      From Hobbyco — of course!

      Hobbyco has been supplying customers with games, model kits, hobby products, and tools and supplies for many decades now. We’re industry leaders in all things fun and are constantly looking to expand our range of board and trading card games.

      Check out the available products online or visit our team in-store to get your hands on your favourite CCG card games today!