Game Review: Duel of the Planeswalkers 2013 (iPad)

Are you a big fan of Magic: The Gathering? Do you love creating decks of powerful cards, yet do not have a place to play with other people? Well, now you are in luck, as Wizards of the Coast has released the 2013 version of their popular Duel of the Planeswalkers video game. Not only that, but for the first time, there is an iPad version! Read on to hear my thoughts of the game.



I've been waiting for this app for a long time. I loved Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012, and I couldn't wait to see how it translated to the iPad. However, it took me forever to find this app! I searched for Magic the Gathering, Duels of the Planeswalkers, and a couple of other things and I couldn't find it! It wasn't until I looked on another review online and found a link to the app store that I realized it was found under Magic 2013. So my biggest complaint is that they should have put more keywords in so that the app would be easier to find.

The app itself is really great: you can download the app for free and get a few fights and a couple of decks to choose from. For 9.99, you can unlock the remaining decks and play multiplayer with your friends. Overall, the app plays very much like the previous iterations of the game, with a few minor tweaks. I haven't had a chance to play multiplayer yet, but I'm loving the Campaign within the game. I never got very far in Duels 2012 because when I sat down at my computer to play, I would rather spend time in a game like World of Warcraft or something else. However, with it on the iPad, now I can just sit on the couch (or anywhere else I have my iPad) and play some Magic. I can't wait to play further and unlock some of the other ways to play the game.

IN CONCLUSION: Download this game! If you have ever been interested in Magic The Gathering, then this game has a great tutorial to teach you how to play. Plus, you can try it out for free!

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4/29/12 RD Aftershow (Full) - Magic: Duel of the Planeswalkers 2012

Here is the full video of last weeks's Aftershow, where Philip and I battle each other in Magic: Duel of the Planeswalkers 2012. Take a look and watch me make noobish mistake after another!  Sorry it took me forever to post the link here.