Card Advantage

What does card advantage mean?

Possessing more cards than another player

In CCGs like Magic: The Gathering (MTG) and Hearthstone, players use the term "card advantage" to mean possessing more cards than another player. Because each additional card is a valuable resource, players who possess more cards than their opponents typically have an advantage. Thus, "card advantage."

Players can create card advantage by a) drawing more cards than their opponent or b) using one of their own cards to deal with two or more of an opponent's cards. For example, a board clear can create card advantage for the player who casts it, by destroying all of an opponent's minions with just one card.


This deck doesn't care about card advantage because it just wants to kill opponents quickly
A discussion of card advantage and virtual card advantage
A discussion of card advantage and virtual card advantage

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Updated December 1, 2021

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