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Card Games - peterclark44 - Nov 8, 2011 11:24 AM

I was wondering if anyone knew if it was legal to buy a card game rules book and follow the rules of some of the games to make a game on the Iphone.


RE: Card Games - skyhawk - Nov 8, 2011 11:48 AM

Depends on the "card game".

standard 52 card poker deck is perfectly legal to make just about any type of game using those.

But if you're talking Magic: the Gathering, no, that's a little less legal. You could use the same concepts, but the second you start using their terminology, names, or arts, you could get into legal troubles.

RE: Card Games - peterclark44 - Nov 8, 2011 11:50 AM

Brill thanks for the reply.

RE: Card Games - ahnona84 - Nov 14, 2011 11:16 PM

agree with skyhawk. You may want to check the card game rules book if there's any author's name written on it and check online for their terms.