Collectible World of Warcraft Cards

The World of Warcraft Trading Card Game (also known as WoW TCG) is based on the enormously popular online role-playing game and virtual community of the same name from 2004. The idea for the game was announced in 2005 and the first set of cards, Heroes of Azeroth, was released in October of 2006 by sports-and-entertainment-card publisher Upper Deck, which, in 2010, lost its license to Cryptozoic. WoW TCG is less sweeping in scope than games like Magic: The Gathering, whose success it is trying to emulate.

World of Warcraft, which has become a household name through its viral online reach and offline television commercials featuring Mr. T, is a classic massively multi-player online role-playing games (MMORPG). The movement abilities and weaponry options available to a player’s online avatar are nearly limitless, and the actions within the game often mimic those in real life.

Creating a collectible trading-card game based on the online version was a natural, if challenging, progression. To accomplish the transition, the card-game’s designers produced 10 different types of WoW TCG cards. They are: Hero, Master Hero, Ally, Ability, Loot, Location, Armor, Weapon, Quest, and Item.

Some of the most collectible WoW cards are those that offer direct tie-ins to the online game. Many Loot cards, for example, feature a patch that can be scratched off to reveal an online code, although most Loot cards offered for resale have never been scratched.

WoW TCG cards are usually good for more than one purpose. For example, Loot cards are often also Mount cards, which means the card is a surrogate for a creature that the player can “ride” in a game. Highly prized cards include Spectral Tiger, Wooly White Rhino, Blazing Hippogryph, Ethereal Plunderer, and El Pollo Grande, which depicts a seriously stern-looking chicken.

Game play is fairly similar to other trading-card games. In the case of WoW TCG, you play as one of two teams: the Horde or the Alliance. The game can be played one-on-one or in Raid format, which is when a group using a Raid deck competes against a single, larger enemy.

As in Magic: The Gathering and other like-minded trading-card games, the goal is to kill or be killed. However, because Magic does not have an online counterpart, the goal for those collectors is simply to build the best deck, while the goal of the WoW TCG player is also to enhance one’s online presence.

Best of the Web (“Hall of Fame”)

Museum of Talking Boards

Museum of Talking Boards

Prepare to enter the strange world of Ouija, the Wonderful Talking Board game, which captured imaginations en masse… [read review or visit site]

Elliot Avedon Games Museum

Elliot Avedon Games Museum

This in-depth University of Waterloo virtual exhibit showcases vintage games in a variety of categories, from class… [read review or visit site]

From Tomy to Coleco to Mattel and Nintendo, check out this collection of over 660 handheld and tabletop videogames … [read review or visit site]

Pong Story

Pong Story

David Winter's tribute to early video games, and to Ralph H. Baer, 'inventor of the video game.' Offers a detailed … [read review or visit site]

Other Great Reference Sites

Most watched eBay auctions    

Blizzcon 2011 Murkablo Pet & Starcraft 2 Portrait Card Codes Unused Blizzard WowWorld Of Warcraft Blizzcon 2005 Baby Murloc Pet MurkyWow World Of Warcraft Magical Ogre Idol Loot Card Unscratched Crown 2/3* Wow * Archives - Sealed Booster Pack (x 5) From Box, Spectral Tiger Loot Card?Blizzcon 2010 Deathy Pet & Murloc Marine Sc2 Card Codes Unused Blizzard WowWow Warcraft Tcg Unscratched Robotic Homing Chicken Pet Loot Card Nm Never UsedWorld Of Warcraft 8 Pet Loot Cards Floating Spellbook Vicious Grell NightsaberWorld Of Warcraft Pet And Item 16 Loot Card Lot Floating Spellbook Vicious GrellWow World Warcraft Reign Of Fire Guaranteed Loot Card Hot Pack Spectral Tiger?Blizzcon 2008 Big Blizzard Bear Polar Bear MountBlizzcon 2008 Polar Bear Mount World Of Warcraft Unscratched Wow Loot2009 Blizzcon World Of Warcraft Wow Grunty Murloc Space Marine Pet CardLot Of 10 New Sealed World Of Warcraft Reign Of Fire Tcg Booster Packs Cards Hearthstone Heroes Of Warcraft 5 Free Card Packs! World Of Warcraft Card GameWow World Of Warcraft Bloat The Bubble Fish Loot Card Unscratched Throne 1/3World Of Warcraft Wow Nightsaber Cub Loot Card Unscratched Nightsaber Cub PetWorld Of Warcraft Blizzcon 2009 Murloc Space Marine Pet GruntyGhostly Charger Mount Wow World Of Warcraft Loot Card - New/unscratchedBlizzcon 2013 Loot CardOriginal Gouache Painting - "galabak Barrelmark" - Wow Tcg Art By E. M. GistWow Darkmoon Rabbit. Wow Pet Any U.s. Server. World Of Warcraft PetWow Tcg Loot Cards Lot Of 8 - Savage Raptor Included!Wow World Warcraft Reign Of Fire Guaranteed Loot Card Hot Pack Spectral Tiger?World Of Warcraft Loot Card - Feldrake Wow Unscratched *new* TcgWorld Of Warcraft Owned! Loot Card Unused Unscratched Wow New!World Of Warcraft 9 Different Pet Loot Cards - Lil' Xt, Grell, Nightsaber CubWow World Of Warcraft Vicious Grell Loot Card Unscratched Crown 1/3Wow PiWorld Of Warcraft Tcg Card Albums And Supplies LotWow World Of Warcraft, Unlock The Treasure Chest, Damage Dice, New Not Damaged. Unscratched World Of Warcraft Loot Card - Nightsaber Cub* Wow * Archives - Sealed Booster Pack From Box - Spectral Tiger Loot Card?Thunderhead Hippogryph Unscratched Azeroth Loot Card World Of WarcraftWorld Of Warcraft Tcg Worldbreaker & Scourgewar Card Lot + Extra SleevesWow World Of Warcraft Lich King Arthas Metal Helmet Helm Figure Boss BlizzardUnscratched World Of Warcraft Loot Card: Corrupted HippogryphWorld Of Warcraft Loot Card - The Red Bearon Unused Unscratched Wow New!World Of Warcraft Tcg Landro's Lichling Loot Card Unscratched New Wow Wow World Warcraft Reign Of Fire Guaranteed Loot Card Hot Pack Spectral Tiger?Blazing Hippogryph - Wow Tcg UnscratchedLots & Lots And More Different World Of Warcraft- Heroes Of Azeroth -ude CardsLot Of 500 Mixed World Of Warcraft Trading Cards! Reign Of Fire + More!World Of Warcraft Wow Crown Of Heavens Guaranteed Loot Card Hot Pack Hyppogryph?World Of Warcraft Wow Crown Of Heavens Guaranteed Loot Card Hot Pack Hyppogryph?Wow Warcraft Tcg Winter Veil 2012 :Wow Tcg Complete Naxxramas 40 Card Set 10 Heroes/30 FoilsWorld Of Warcraft Tcg "imp In A Ball" Fortune Telling Loot Card X1 *unscratched*Wow Tcg Statue Generator Loot CardWorld Of Warcraft (wow) Twilight Of The Dragons Nightsaber Cub LootWorld Of Warcraft Wow Landro Longshot Unscratched Loot 1/3 Azeroth TcgWorld Of Warcraft (wow) - Orgrimmar MugWorld Of Warcraft Spectral Tiger Tcg Mint/nm (non-loot)World Of Warcraft Tcg Promotional Coin (wow)World Of Warcraft Wow Throne Of Tides Guaranteed Loot Card Hot Pack Tallstrider?Wow World Of Warcraft Landro's Gift Loot Card Unscratched Wrathgate 1/3Vicious Grell World Of Warcraft Tcg Mint Condition Unscratched Loot CardBloat The Bubble Fish World Of Warcraft Tcg Mint Condition Loot CardLandro's Lichling World Of Warcraft Unscratched Loot CardWow Aftermath: Tomb Of The Forgotten Lot Of 6 Booster PacksTwo Copies Wow Slashdance Loot Cards Unused Codes World Of Warcraft Tcg