What Is Faeria?
For those who are unfamiliar with the name, Faeria is a digital collectible card game with what one could call board game elements. In short, the game revolves around Faeria, which serves much the same role as mana points in Magic: the Gathering. Each turn, a player draws a card, generates three Faeria points, and then take an action from the so-called Power Wheel, which are drawing another card, gaining another Faeria, and placing land tiles on the game board.
At this point, it is important to note that the Faeria game board is literal rather than a more abstract notion like in Magic: the Gathering, meaning that it can be rather importance. For example, there are Faeria wells at the four corners of the game board, which enable players to generate an additional Faeria so long as they have a creature beside it. Likewise, creatures are summoned as pieces on the game board before being moved about in a suitable manner.
Regardless, Faeria are used to play cards, whether those cards are creatures or spells with a wide range of effects. Ultimately, the goal is to use both creatures and spells to destroy the other player’s avatar, which is situated on the opposite side of the game board from the player’s own avatar. In this, Faeria is rather similar to a lot of collectible card games out there, but its board game elements add a whole new dimension to the resulting game.
Faeria started out as a pay-to-play game, but in August of 2016, it went to a free-to-play model, which is not uncommon for digital collectible card games. As a result, interested individuals can pick it up at no cost to see whether it is suitable for their personal preferences or not.