Métagame's Token Cards

Index | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006


The overall success of some US companies in producing and selling their own series of token cards for Magic: The Gathering has not gone unnoticed internationally. Thus a French online cardstore named Métagame's, which is also host of the French Magic website MagicVille, decided to join their ranks in 2003. Seven different token cards had been produced at first, but unlike most other token cards on the market, Métagame's used photographies of specially dressed and made-up female models instead of artwork to depict the individual token creatures. All tokens could be bought individually, for buying a complete set a buyer was awarded with an additional Goblin and Soldier token. 1000 copies of each card were printed, the Goblin and Soldier token were produced an additional 1000 times to supply the complete set offer bonus.

In 2004, Métagame's had started to reprint their token cards with a slightly modified layout. The photo window had been enhanced, the corners had been rounded, and the outer border of the backside had been removed. A few copies of the Insect token ended up being square cut instead of the rounded ones. Métagame's has made it a habit to synchronize the publication of their new token cards with high-level tournament events.

Beginning with 2005, Jess, a fellow Frenchman and creator of the Neo-Token token cards, supervised the artistic portion of the token card production. As a consequence, the photographies used for the cards were now heavily modified to add a surreal touch to them. Square corners were reintroduced to simplify the production process.


2003 - Métagame's Token Cards
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001 Angel TokenMétagame's product2003-12YES 
002 Bear TokenMétagame's product2003-12YES 
003 Demon TokenMétagame's product2003-12YES 
004 Goblin TokenMétagame's product2003-12YES 
005 Soldier TokenMétagame's product2003-12YES 
006 Spirit TokenMétagame's product2003-12YES 
007 Zombie TokenMétagame's product2003-12YES 
 


2004 - Métagame's Token Cards
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001 Angel TokenMétagame's product since Grand Prix Zurich2004-06-26YES 
002 Insect TokenMétagame's product since Grand Prix Zurich2004-06-26YES 
003 Insect TokenMétagame's product since Grand Prix Zurich2004-06-26YES 
004 Soldier TokenMétagame's product since Grand Prix Rimini2004-09-10YES 
005 Goblin TokenMétagame's product since Grand Prix Helsinki2004-11-06YES 
006 Spirit TokenMétagame's product since Grand Prix Helsinki2004-11-06YES 
007 Zombie TokenMétagame's product since Grand Prix Helsinki2004-11-06YES 
 


2005 - Métagame's Token Cards
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001 Dragon TokenAriokMétagame's product since Grand Prix Cannes2005-02-26YES 
002 Artifact TokenJessMétagame's product since Grand Prix Leipzig2005-03-25YES 
003 Beast TokenJessMétagame's product since Grand Prix Lisbonne2005-04-23YES 
004 Illusion TokenJessMétagame's product since Grand Prix Bologna2005-06-11YES 
005 Snake TokenJessMétagame's product since Grand Prix Bologna2005-06-11YES 
006 Bear TokenJessMétagame's product since French Championships in Aix en Provence2005-07-30YES 
007 Demon TokenJessMétagame's product since French Championships in Aix en Provence2005-07-30YES 
008 Saproling TokenJessMétagame's product since Grand Prix Bilbao2005-11-19YES 
009 Faerie TokenJessSource unknown2005-?YES 
 


2006 - Métagame's Token Cards
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001 Bat TokenJessSource unknown2006-?YES