I would like a word or phrase that refers to games with gameplay similar to Magic: the Gathering, Hearthstone, etc.
Please do not answer "collectible card game" or "trading card game". It is not necessary for a game's cards to be "collectible" or "tradable" in order to have this sort of gameplay. I know of at least one card game that was designed to play like a "trading card game" without actually being "tradable".
Some features of such a game:
- It is a card game. The cards need not exist as tangible objects: Hearthstone uses virtual, digital "cards".
- The main way to win the game is to "kill" the other player. This killing is generally done incrementally. A sort of numeric score is used to indicate how much more "injury" one can take before "dying".
- For the most part, the players do not try to "injure" each other directly: they have underlings do their dirty work for them. In general, each underling is represented by a card. On the card are shown numbers indicating the underling's ability to inflict injury and to withstand injury.