About Living Card Games

A Living Card Game® (LCG®) offers an innovative fixed distribution method that breaks away from the traditional Collectible Card Game model. While LCGs still offer the same dynamic, expanding, and constantly evolving game play that makes CCG’s so much fun, they do away with the deterrent of the blind-buy purchase model that has burned out so many players. The end result is an innovative mix that gives you the best of both worlds!

The Core Set is the heart of a LCG. Each LCG’s Core Set is a completely self-contained game experience packed with content, including high-quality game pieces and immersive game aides designed to enhance play. Additionally, each Core Set contains multiple decks that provide an exciting and infinitely replayable game experience right out of the box.

While the LCG Core Sets provide a fantastic stand alone game experience, those that wish to can expand even further! Monthly installments of expansion packs, each a set of fixed cards, provide ongoing and regular additions to the available card pool. These expansion packs add customization, variety, and an ongoing sense of theme to your experiences with the Core Game, while evolving the play environment in exciting new ways.

An Innovative Format

Since its introduction, the LCG (Living Card Game®) format has come to be immensely successful for FFG, and sales continue their growth rate in both domestic and international markets. Fans around the world have enjoyed augmenting their LCG® core sets with our fixed 60-card monthly packs, and have experienced the strategy of deck building without the financial strain of random card packs. But how does this innovative format work? What can you expect from a Living Card Game®?

  • Excellent Value

A Core Set provides everything you need for a complete and self-contained game experience, but if you choose to go beyond the Core Set, monthly expansion packs provide fresh content at an easily affordable price. These monthly releases offer enough new content to keep the game immersive and strategic, while remaining accessible and digestible to casual players.

  • Constantly Expanding Card Pool

Monthly expansions provide more frequent additions to your card pool, with the potential of new deck types and strategies you can explore in every release. With monthly installments, the game is continuously updated and always feels fresh.

  • No Rare Chasing

LCGs® have no rare or promo cards that need to be chased. This ensures that games are determined by a player’s deck building skills and play strategies, rather than who spent the most money in pursuit of hard-to-find ultra rare cards. The fixed format means that every player has equal access to every card needed to build his or her deck.

  • Easier to find Opponents

The non-random format makes it simple to play multiple LCGs™ without breaking the bank, dramatically increasing the chance to find opponents that play the same game you do. As each Core Set provides enough for at least two players, friends can begin playing right away.

  • Organized Play

Organized play programs are available for all LCGs®. These programs include everything from casual year-round leagues to premiere level tournaments featuring regional, national, and world championship level events.

Our Living Card Game® Catalog

Our current catalog of Living Card Games® features a variety of themes and play styles. Whether you want to experience the intrigue and excitement of George R.R. Martin’s vibrant setting of Westeros, experience the high-stakes cyberstruggles of a dystopian future, join the fight against an ancient evil in the 1920s, build a fellowship to save Middle-earth from the threat of Sauron, battle for the fate of the Star Wars™ galaxy, or take up spell and sword against your foes in Warhammer’s Old World, Living Card Games® deliver the experience you’re looking for.

A Game of Thrones: The Card Game

Across the Seven Kingdoms, the Great Houses of Westeros struggle to control the Iron Throne. As the influential House Baratheon, honorable House Stark, treacherous House Lannister and fierce House Targraryen all vie in a life-or-death struggle for the future of the realm, dark and supernatural forces amass outside the kingdom’s defensive wall. Winter is coming. Do you have what it takes to emerge victorious in the only game that matters, A Game of Thrones?

Based on George R.R. Martin's bestselling fantasy epic A Song of Ice and Fire, A Game of Thrones: The Card Game, playable by 2-6 players, brings the beloved heroes, villains, locations, and events of the world of Westeros to life through innovative game mechanics and the highly strategic game play.

 

Android: Netrunner The Card Game

Monolithic megacorps and individualistic netrunners collide in a dystopian future. Set in the gritty, cyberpunk future of Android, Android: Netrunner rewards skill, strategy, and just the right amount of calculated risk.

In a world where corporations can scan the human mind and interface it directly with electronic data, more data moves every second than was processed in the first five-thousand years of written language. The network is the crux of modern human civilization, and while visionary corporations seek to secure their most valuable data, elite hackers known as netrunners seek to steal it.

This asymmetrical card game for two players resurrects the mechanics of the original Netrunner, designed by Richard Garfield, and updates them to increase clarity and promote a more dynamic play environment.
 

Call of Cthulhu: The Card Game

 Ancient, nameless horrors dwell in the darkness, writhing in the night sky, under the earth, and in our very dreams. Every noise in the night, each barely-remembered nightmare, every chill that runs up your spine, could be announcing one of these malevolent forces. Madness and terror abound; dare you risk your sanity?

Based on the fiction of H.P. Lovecraft and his literary circle, Call of Cthulhu: The Card Game takes two players deep into the Cthulhu Mythos where investigators clash with the Ancient Ones and Elder Gods for the fate of the world.

 

The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game

 

The power of Shadow threatens to engulf Middle-earth, enslaving the Free Peoples to the Dark Lord's will. A glimmer of hope lies with those willing to stand stalwart against the influence of Sauron. However, it will take the combined might of many to stand against the Dark Lord's legions, and time is growing short.

Set upon the rich backdrop of J.R.R. Tolkien's renowned fantasy world of Middle-earth, The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game is the first cooperative LCG. Designed for 1-2 players (or 4 players when combining two Core Sets), The Lord of the Rings puts players in control of a customized party of heroes armed with a variety of allies, attachments, and events from four different spheres of influence. Players combine their efforts to face off against different scenarios that are all run by the game itself. 

Star Wars™: The Card Game

The characters, starships, and situations of the original Star Wars trilogy come to life in Star Wars™: The Card Game, a head-to-head Living Card Game® of tactical combat and strategic planning that allows two players to wage cinematic combats between the light and dark sides of the Force.

Command such legendary characters as Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Leia Organa, Boba Fett, and Darth Vader. Launch strategic assaults against your opponent’s objectives. Tempt fate in thrilling edge battles. Seek to make an ally of the Force or master its power for your own purposes.

 

Warhammer: Invasion The Card Game 

 

The Old World, a land of immense kingdoms, epic quests, and fierce battles, seethes with ancient rivalries. Massive Iron-clad Orcs wage war against everyone, including themselves. Dwarfs wield massive hammers against the foul spawn of Chaos. The Empire engineers calculate building walls and fortifications to repel invaders, and the armies of Chaos pour forth from the Northern wastes to wreck ruin on all.

Warhammer: Invasion The Card Game is a card game by Eric M. Lang in which 2 players develop their kingdoms and lay waste to their foes. Each side is comprised of either the forces of Order or the forces of Destruction as they seek to extend their empire to include the entire Old World.

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Check out our detailed descriptions of each of the above titles, then get ready to experience a new direction in card games!



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