Play this: ‘Highgrounds’ is ‘Magic’ without the cards


Browser game Highgrounds has many of the features that make collectible card games like Magic the Gathering so addictive — the only thing it’s missing is the cards. The game thrusts you into a series of battles with the goal of destroying your opponent’s city. To do this you’ll take turns placing units either in front of or behind your city. And depending where they’re placed, they’ll behave differently, doing everything from attacking and defending to generating resources necessary for buying additional units. Each round you’ll have a new group of units to choose from — sort of like a random shuffle of cards — and this process continues until one city is destroyed.

The gameplay is simple to grasp, but the variety of units…

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