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Mythgard

Game review by
David Chapman, Common Sense Media
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Gorgeous fantasy game is loads of fun but needs patience.

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Positive Messages

Players compete against each other in online card duels, trying to outdo each other in competition. The setting and its lore paint a world that's not necessarily good or evil, but rather various shades of grey.

Positive Role Models & Representations

The cards often have a few lines of flavor text to help the overall narrative build the game's universe. But there's not a lot of room to really develop any of the characters with any depth.

Ease of Play

There's a lot of complexity in the gameplay, including card positioning, resource management, and a player's chosen path and power, as well as the numerous actions and abilities of individual cards. The game requires a lot of strategy and research before the first card is even put into play.

Violence

Duels between players' cards and actions are resolved with simple animations and flashy effects to represent battle. That said, some of the cards do feature artwork that occasionally show scenes of battle, blood, etc.

Sex

More than a few cards feature artwork with partial nudity, some male but mostly female characters presented nude or partially clothed, with strategically placed objects or angles preventing any full nudity from being seen.

Language

Some very minor language can pop up from time to time in the cards' flavor text, including things like "piss," "screw," etc. But due to game's substantial online component, younger players may still be exposed to offensive language from others via the in-game chat.

Consumerism

Mythgard is a free-to-play card game, and according to the developers, every card in the collection can be earned through gameplay. Still, players can choose to skip the grind and buy cards with money via the in-game store.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Mythgard is a free-to-play modern fantasy online strategic card game available for download on Windows and Mac OS computers, as well as Android and iOS mobile devices. The game's set in a modern-day fantasy universe, combining elements of the modern world with magic and classic mythology. It's free-to-play, with every card in its library able to be earned through gameplay alone, though players can get a jump on their collections by buying cards from the in-game story. Some of the cards include racy artwork, though there's no nudity presented. There's some very mild language in the flavor text of some cards, but parents should be more concerned about the potential of offensive language that can come from the in-game chat in online games.

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What's it about?

MYTHGARD is an online collectible card game set in a world where the mythical gods and creatures of ancient legend exist side-by-side with the technological wizardry of modern man. Players build their decks filled with spells, minions, enchantments, and artifacts, amassing a powerful supernatural force to shift the tide of battle in their favor and defeat their opponents. The game includes both a single-player campaign, where solo players can test out new strategies while learning more about the world of Mythgard, as well as a multiplayer component in which players can take on challengers from around the globe. And with fate of the entire world is at stake, remember that every card played could mean the difference between victory and defeat.

Is it any good?

Collectible card games have long had a home with gamers focused on getting all the best cards, coming up with wild strategies and combos, and testing their skills against others. Mythgard does a great job of stoking that same enthusiasm, but without the need to carry around all those physical cards or finding a free table to play on. Though the cards might be virtual, there's some great quality production here. The painted art for card looks amazing and each has a distinct style to it. The only real frustration is that, being a free-to-play experience, players will have to choose between grinding out match after match for card rewards to come trickling in, or dropping some real cash in-game to instantly add more options to their collections.

Of course, none of this amounts to much of anything unless the card game is one that's fun to play. Thankfully, Mythgard is a blast to play once you get the hang of it. The game's a little more complex than a lot of other similar card games, particularly with its use of multiple resource requirements (mana and gems), players' powers and paths changing things outside of the deck, and all of the various little nuances from the individual cards. It can also be frustrating to get trounced in online matches early on simply because you're either still learning or worse, because you just don't have enough cards to build a competitive deck. Thankfully, there are a couple of smaller solo options to help new players get their feet wet before diving headfirst into the deep end of the game. Make no mistake about it, Mythgard takes a lot of patience and practice to learn, but it's definitely worth it in the end.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about online competition. What is the appeal to playing certain types of games against others in an online environment? What are some ways to be a "good sport" in competition, and what are some ways to deal with toxic behavior from others?

  • Is there an equal appeal to collection virtual cards as there is to collecting physical cards in other games? Is it better to play a game and earn cards or to spend real world money to add to your virtual collection?

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