I want to turn your attention to a gem called Duelyst. As the title suggests, Duelyst blends two genres into a seamless package - a beautiful game that rewards in equal measures careful deck building and sound tactical plays. Still under a year after official release, Duelyst already boasts more than 300 different minions, spells, and artifacts spread across 6 distinct factions.
Well played matches tend to be deeply tactical, full of considerations over card management, mana management, and unit placement, among others . Surprises are rare. The player who controls the match throughout is usually the winner. This, IMO, is as it should be. I've never been a fan of MtG decks that strive to win in a turn through some obscure chain reactions.
Duelyst is pay to skip, with features typical of such offerings. Card packs can be purchased either with gold earned through in-game victories, or more quickly with cash. Card advantages can be severe. Those with higher rarity cards tend to hold a significant edge over those without. Curiously, the game does not restrict the number of rare cards that can be placed in a given deck. It is a blemish in an otherwise beautiful game.
As the game is free to play, I highly recommend anyone interested to try it out.