Sarcastic moniker for the Magic: The Gathering collectible card game (semi-affectionately used by former players such as myself), referring to the highly addictive nature of the game. Even though all the cards are on cardboard and worth less than a penny, some have been designated as rare and are worth into the hundreds of dollars if you can find a drooling player willing to take it off your hands for you. Richard Garfield and Wizards of the Coast, the game creator and producers, are evil geniuses. Each few months they release a new set of cards and declare that the older sets are no longer suitable for certain types of tournament play, leading everyone to run back to the store and pick up another few hundred dollars worth of cards to stay current.

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