Citadel Gaming Magic Tokens

Index | Alpha | Beta | Unlimited


Citadel Gaming was a company founded by Mixe Brixius and Tom Ebling which specialized in the production of tokens for Magic the Gathering. Printed on a material called sentra, the first wave consisting of 11 different tokens, called Alpha, was released in July 1995 with a print run of 50,000. All Alpha tokens featured a black border which was erroneously placed too close to the edges of the tokens, thereby causing the color to smear around the edges. Therefore, three months after the release, a second series of tokens, called Beta, was printed without the black border, this time with a print run of 75,000, and the Alpha print run was recalled. The Beta tokens sold well, and in September 1995, a third print run, named Unlimited, was issued, this time featuring colored tokens and multiple artwork. This third print run, consisting of 150,000 tokens, was sold to stores in boxes which contain 270 tokens divided into 18 receptables, each holding 15 tokens of the same type, but with random artwork. In stores, the tokens were sold individually for $ 0.25 US.

When the original test print of the Unlimited sheet came from printers for approval, Citadel Gaming cut some of them from the cardstock sheet and glued them to earlier tokens to try them in game for color, readability and feel. This test was printed using the same silk screen and inks as the Unlimited run before the Unlimited print run was made. Only 1 prototype sheet was ever printed.

Citadel Gaming closed its doors in May 1996. While the tokens sold well, unavoidable flaws in the printing process demanded manual corrections of every token, thus rendering the production unfeasible.

Citadel Gaming Magic Token measurements are approximately: 1.25984" x 1.77165" x 0.11811" (3.2 x 4.5 cm x 3mm). 4 tokens will take approximately the size of a MTG card.


Citadel Gaming Magic Tokens Advertising


Recipe of the Month close up


Citadel Gaming Magic Tokens box


Certificate of Authenticity of Goblin Unlimited Test Print Token


Goblin Unlimited Test Print Token Unlimited front and Beta back

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Alpha - Citadel Gaming Magic Tokens
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001 Camarid TokenChuck and Sherri MarierCitadel Gaming product1995-07YES 
002 Caribou TokenChuck and Sherri MarierCitadel Gaming product1995-07YES 
003 Citizen TokenChuck and Sherri MarierCitadel Gaming product1995-07YES 
004 Goblin TokenChuck and Sherri MarierCitadel Gaming product1995-07YES 
005 Minor Demon TokenChuck and Sherri MarierCitadel Gaming product1995-07YES 
006 Saproling TokenChuck and Sherri MarierCitadel Gaming product1995-07YES 
007 Snake TokenChuck and Sherri MarierCitadel Gaming product1995-07YES 
008 Tetravite TokenChuck and Sherri MarierCitadel Gaming product1995-07YES 
009 Thrull TokenChuck and Sherri MarierCitadel Gaming product1995-07YES 
010 Wasp TokenChuck and Sherri MarierCitadel Gaming product1995-07YES 
011 Wolves TokenChuck and Sherri MarierCitadel Gaming product1995-07YES 
 


Beta - Citadel Gaming Magic Tokens
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001 Camarid TokenChuck and Sherri MarierCitadel Gaming product1995-10YES 
002 Caribou TokenChuck and Sherri MarierCitadel Gaming product1995-10YES 
003 Citizen TokenChuck and Sherri MarierCitadel Gaming product1995-10YES 
004 Goblin TokenChuck and Sherri MarierCitadel Gaming product1995-10YES 
005 Minor Demon TokenChuck and Sherri MarierCitadel Gaming product1995-10YES 
006 Saproling TokenChuck and Sherri MarierCitadel Gaming product1995-10YES 
007 Snake TokenChuck and Sherri MarierCitadel Gaming product1995-10YES 
008 Tetravite TokenChuck and Sherri MarierCitadel Gaming product1995-10YES 
009 Thrull TokenChuck and Sherri MarierCitadel Gaming product1995-10YES 
010 Wasp TokenChuck and Sherri MarierCitadel Gaming product1995-10YES 
011 Wolves TokenChuck and Sherri MarierCitadel Gaming product1995-10YES 
 


Unlimited - Citadel Gaming Magic Tokens
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001 Camarid Token Version 1Chuck and Sherri MarierCitadel Gaming product1996-01YES 
002 Camarid Token Version 2Chuck and Sherri MarierCitadel Gaming product1996-01YES 
003 Caribou Token Version 1Chuck and Sherri MarierCitadel Gaming product1996-01YES 
004 Caribou Token Version 2Chuck and Sherri MarierCitadel Gaming product1996-01YES 
005 Citizen Token Version 1Chuck and Sherri MarierCitadel Gaming product1996-01YES 
006 Citizen Token Version 2Chuck and Sherri MarierCitadel Gaming product1996-01YES 
007 Goblin Token Version 1Chuck and Sherri MarierCitadel Gaming product1996-01YES 
008 Goblin Token Version 2Chuck and Sherri MarierCitadel Gaming product1996-01YES 
009 Kelp Token Version 1Chuck and Sherri MarierCitadel Gaming product1996-01YES 
010 Kelp Token Version 2Chuck and Sherri MarierCitadel Gaming product1996-01YES 
011 Kelp Token Version 3Chuck and Sherri MarierCitadel Gaming product1996-01YES 
012 Minor Demon TokenChuck and Sherri MarierCitadel Gaming product1996-01YES 
013 Saproling Token Version 1Chuck and Sherri MarierCitadel Gaming product1996-01YES 
014 Saproling Token Version 2Chuck and Sherri MarierCitadel Gaming product1996-01YES 
015 Saproling Token Version 3Chuck and Sherri MarierCitadel Gaming product1996-01YES 
016 Serf Token Version 1Chuck and Sherri MarierCitadel Gaming product1996-01YES 
017 Serf Token Version 2Chuck and Sherri MarierCitadel Gaming product1996-01YES 
018 Skeleton Token Version 1Chuck and Sherri MarierCitadel Gaming product1996-01YES 
019 Skeleton Token Version 2Chuck and Sherri MarierCitadel Gaming product1996-01YES 
020 Skeleton Token Version 3Chuck and Sherri MarierCitadel Gaming product1996-01YES 
021 Snake Token Version 1Chuck and Sherri MarierCitadel Gaming product1996-01YES 
022 Snake Token Version 2Chuck and Sherri MarierCitadel Gaming product1996-01YES 
023 Snake Token Version 3Chuck and Sherri MarierCitadel Gaming product1996-01YES 
024 Tetravite Token Variant 1Chuck and Sherri MarierCitadel Gaming product1996-01YES 
025 Tetravite Token Variant 2Chuck and Sherri MarierCitadel Gaming product1996-01YES 
026 Thrull Token Version 1Chuck and Sherri MarierCitadel Gaming product1996-01YES 
027 Thrull Token Version 2Chuck and Sherri MarierCitadel Gaming product1996-01YES 
028 Thrull Token Version 3Chuck and Sherri MarierCitadel Gaming product1996-01YES 
029 Wasp Token Version 1Chuck and Sherri MarierCitadel Gaming product1996-01YES 
030 Wasp Token Version 2Chuck and Sherri MarierCitadel Gaming product1996-01YES 
031 Wolf TokenChuck and Sherri MarierCitadel Gaming product1996-01YES