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Published on August 10th, 2018 | by Ben Rueter


Magic And Marvel Puzzle Quest Continues To Draw In Fans At Gencon

For the third year, D3 Go! was on the Gen Con floor this year showing off two Puzzle Quest variants; Marvel Puzzle Quest and Magic: The Gathering Puzzle Quest.


Gen Con, the largest tabletop gaming convention in America, took place Aug. 2-5 in Indianapolis, Indiana.


Marvel Puzzle Quest has been available on mobile for five years and Magic: The Gathering Puzzle Quest is about 3-years-old on mobile.


The original Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords released back in 2007 and spawned a sequel in 2010. The game follows a Bejeweled style of play that requires players to link three gems of the same color. The gems correlate to magic that that can be used for offensive attacks or defensive maneuvers.


Marvel and Magic follow that core mechanic.


Josh Austin, senior producer explains that Marvel is all about the team of heroes you assemble. Gems will match the characters’ type of super abilities.


“There’s a lot more strategy and depth,” he said.


With the deep Marvel roster, Austin said it allows for D3 to do many special events that tie in with recent Marvel Studio movies. For example he said there are Ant-Man and the Wasp, Doctor Strange and more events on the way.


The game features 165 playable Marvel characters.


This October the game will be celebrating the five-year anniversary of it’s launch with a special event.


It is available for free on the Apple, Android mobile devices,Steam, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Playstation 3 and Playstation 4.


Magic follows the same basic rules of Puzzle Quest, but the game shares a bond with the competitive card game.


Michael Cerven, head of communications said that players take over as a Planeswalker and the game’s Magic is based on the current Magic Origins cards.


“We’re in sync with the release schedule,” he said.


So far, Magic seems to be a hit. Cerven said that Magic has been downloaded 15 million times.


It’s available for Apple and Android devices for free.


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Ben Rueter has been writing for a number of years ranging from video game pieces online to traditional journalism articles as well. Every since he got his hands on an Atari 2600 and learned his way around DOS, he’s been keeping up with all kinds of video games. Ben is also an avid movie fan from classic Sergio Leone to Charlie Kaufman movies.

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