Benefits of Collectible/Trading Card Games
You may have asked yourself how playing collectible card games can benefit anyone who plays it. Here are some of the benefits that playing collectible card games can develop in you.
One of the benefits has to do with the economic side of having collectible cards. There are people who sell cards and look at it as a stock market, where the cards are the stock. Those on the other end buy cards at a low price, and then wait for the cards to increase in value, and then resell them for a profit. Those who are into card trading watch card prices fluctuate so that they are able to make the right buying and selling moves at the right time. People always look for the best deals by finding the right people and building up a group of people with whom you can trade. Trading card games are like a business and the card owners are the entrepreneurs. It teaches a lot of things about wise spending of money and how to get as much out of a trade as possible.
Aside from the business benefit of collectible or trading card games, it also teaches you how to think critically. Every card game's objective is to win over your opponent. With the right strategy, you can win and achieve victory. To come up with the right strategy we have to do some critical thinking on how to make the best use of our cards to win the game. This can be compared to a game of football, where there has to be game plays, techniques and strategies to score the winning goal. It can also be compared to war where the commander orders the troops around on the battlefield. There has to be foresight on the possible moves of the opponent. There has to be an answer to the opponent's moves. So the whole game forces us to use our minds on how to beat our opponent.
When playing card games, there is interaction with another player or more players. There is a healthy competition where we can to interact with people with the same interest. With these regular interactions you can actually build lasting friendships.
So there is a lot more to collectible/trading card games than meets the eye. With it you can become an entrepreneur, you can develop your critical thinking, and you become socially active and increase your interaction with people. With this in mind, the next time people look at collectible card games, they will not just see in it a measly kids game, but an intellectual, educational, social interactive beneficial game.