We here at Meeple Gamers would like to once again bring you another list of the best things the gaming world can offer. We want to make sure you, our readers, are prepared to enter the world of gaming with the best tools at your disposal. To that end, I have decided to put my considerable knowledge and opinion to the task of determine the best cards in gaming.
To be clear, this is a list I compiled after using my decades of experience in the gaming community, my volumes of knowledge of gaming, chance, probability, strategic thinking, esthetics, color, and fashion to come up with this list. Which means that it is a definitive list. I’m not some Johnny-Come-Fly-By-Night who puts what he thinks is the best in his opinion. In fact I actively hate two of these cards, but I can easily admit that they are still among the top ten best cards in gaming.
With that out of the way, allow me to straighten my smoking jacket, pour myself a snifter of brandy, and light my favorite pipe. It’s time for another instalment from the Discerning Gamer.
10: Heart Forge/Aeons End
With one action you’ve strengthened your deck without clogging it full of excess cards. You can keep playing forward without wasting actions on other feats. Every part of this card is a magnificent example of frugality. There’s no better reason to play this card then those given. It’s perfect.
8: You’re as lost as last year’s Easter Egg/Relative Insanity
With that said, the reason I choose, “You’re as lost as last year’s Easter egg,” is that it’s such a perfect response in almost any situation. It’s so good I am honestly considering printing out several business cards with that on them so I can hand them to people as needed. This Zen like statement gives pause to even the most ardently stubborn person that I can’t help but marvel at its simplistic perfection.
6 Ghave: Guru of Spores/Magic the Gathering
The second reason I choose Ghave, is the deep rich back story. Most players don’t delve into the expansive lore of Magic the Gathering and that’s a shame. There is nothing better than reading through Ghave’s tragic origins of a young boy whose parents were gunned down in front of him in Crime Alley on their way home from the opera. Its heart wrenching and I tear up a little just thinking about it here.
I’m going to need a moment before I go on to #5.
4: The 7 of Pink/The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine
The 7 of Pink rests comfortably in the upper middle of the suite and can be used to compliment or combat any strategic movement being used. It’s an excellent card for following up a play in Pink without accidentally stealing it from higher cards, while still being robust enough to use if you must take the lead. Additionally, it’s the perfect lay down card for hinting to your partners what other things might be in your hand. It reveals a solid grasp in a better than middle setting if revealed as your only card, a suite to be avoided if your lowest, and one where you will be only a specific kind of help if dropped as your highest.
The 7 of Pink is an absolutely fabulous card that works in so many situations that it is a must have for any true expert in the genre.
2: The Board Gamer Bystander/Marvel Legendary
9: Archery Range/Seven Wonders
7: Captain Tightpants/ Firefly Fluxx
Certainly it will be tricky to keep these cards in play as other players will be attempting to steal these amazing characters from you. However, with a bit of sly game play and a decent bait card such as Wash you can avoid losing this game winning duo. The necessary strategy and critical thinking to complete this task without drawing attention to yourself is why this card is a worthy inclusion here.
5: Life with Dogs/Nine Tiles Panic
People will mock this choice. I understand that there are readers who even now are stumped by the inclusion of this card and this game into this list. However, once you’ve refined you taste and decision making process you will also see how grand a card this is to be included here.
1: My copy of the [SPOILERS]/Betrayal Legacy (Spoiler Free)
My [SPOILERS] was claimed by my friend John’s [SPOILERS]. The Green player would be able to use [SPOILERS] better than anyone else but it had [SPOILERS]. A thing John worked to avoid. In one game, his wife Allison found the card and John asked her to avoid using [SPOILERS] if at all possible, a request Allison honored; until she couldn’t. The End of the game was approaching and [SPOILERS] every surface of the house. We were coming close to losing and Allison was suddenly met with a choice, use the [SPOILERS] and win the game, or honor John’s request and take a chance that we might lose. She looked at John and said, “I’m sorry honey but I [SPOILERS].” She killed the monster, saved the day, and [SPOILERS] end effect causing the [SPOILERS] and be filled with [SPOILERS].
The reason that my copy of the [SPOILERS] is the best, is because no other [SPOILERS] comes with that story.
There you are folks, the end of our list. I hope you now understand why these are the 10 best cards ever produced. Of course this will change, new cards are printed all the time. In one year’s time, who knows, all of these cards might have been surpassed by some upstart newcomer with an eye on glory. However, until then, we’ll just have to accept that these are the best.
So pardon me while I snuff my pipe and finish my cognac. My day has been positively exhausting. For you, I hope I’ve given you something to think about.
Until next time, stay safe and be well.