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General questions

Here you find answers to questions like how and by whom TCG Home is developed, what the current state of the platform is and more.

Adding cards

On this page you can find answers and guides to frequently asked questions about how to add cards to your digital collection on TCG Home.

Collection Management

Learn about how to manage your cards with TCG Home to elevate your trading cards experience to the next level.

Marketplaces

Here you can find answers to frequently asked questions about our seamless marketplace integrations and how to sell cards.

Future development

In this section you can find answers about upcoming features, further developments and the future of TCG Home.

General questions

TCG Home is a digital hub for all things TCG. You can manage your collection, connect to a marketplace, find which cards you’re missing for your next deck, and more.

TCG-Vault, the company behind TCG Home, is a young startup based in Berlin, Germany. Our small, multinational team of TCG enthusiasts and veterans from the tech business works fully remote. Founded in 2021 by a group of five, the company has grown continuously to the current size of around 20 full and part time employees.

CG Home started with just Magic: The Gathering and has since added Disney Lorcana, as well as the Pokémon TCG. More games are planned to be added throughout 2024.

Currently, all card prices are Euro prices, supplied by our partner Cardmarket, the number one TCG marketplace in Europe. Adding prices for other regions and currencies is one of our main missions in 2024.

Yes, TCG Home is completely free. You can sign up and join our public Beta right now at no cost! Once we finish the Beta phase, we are going to introduce a monetization model to make the platform economically viable. However, all the main features of TCG Home will be free indefinitely and the monetization is going to revolve mainly around optional premium features for specific usecases.

We are committed to involving our community heavily in the development. We have several tester groups that you can volunteer for, which we use to test new features before they are released to the public, as well as gather ideas for the best future improvements to the platform. Most features go through planning & concepting, then an internal testing phase, as well as one or more phases of Alpha Testing before they are published on the public Beta. After that point, we still collect community feedback on released features to update and improve them periodically.

Adding cards

TCG Home is the digital hub for your TCG collection. Our features work better the closer your digital collection matches your physical collection. That’s why adding cards to your digital collection is the first step in using TCG Home.

1. Select Add Cards in the main navigation bar

2. Choose the Add Cards option that works best for you. You have these options:

3. Search by name / advanced filters (best for adding individual cards and cards from boosters and other sealed product)

4. Import a csv file (best for adding cards you already have digitized elsewhere)

5. Import a deck list (best for adding decks)

Add your cards individually or follow the “How it works” instructions, depending on which Add Cards option you chose.

Note: Right now, Import a csv file and Import a deck list are only available for Magic: The Gathering.

1. Select Add Cards in the main navigation bar

2. Choose Import a csv file from the available options (you don’t need to do this if you went through the link above)

3. Click “Upload CSV” and select the file you want to use

4. After the initial card matching, review the matched cards to make adjustments and correct errors

5. Select Card settings in the top right to assign a condition and one or more tags to all matched cards. You can learn more about tags in our FAQ section on managing your collection.

6. If any cards failed to match, click Download Not-Found-Cards (CSV) so you know which cards are affected and add them individually.

7. Click Import and wait until the matched cards are added to your collection.

Note: To ensure stability across different systems and internet speeds, you can currently only upload a csv with a maximum of 1.000 lines (including header line). If your file is larger than that, you might need to split it into several smaller files. We are already working on removing these limitations.

Currently our csv import works with csv files that are created by the following platforms:

Archidekt
Decked Builder
Deckstats
Manabox
Moxfield

If you export your collection as a .csv file on one of these platforms and upload those files here, more than 99% of the cards should successfully import, as long as your file follows the size limitations (see “How to upload” above). If you use a csv file from one of these platforms that follows the size limitations and it doesn’t import successfully, please let us know. If you want to use a csv that is not from one of the platforms on this list, please use our csv template instead. You can find the template in the next section “What should my CSV look like?”

If your csv is from one of the supported platforms (see “Where do I get my CSV?” above), you don’t need to edit it at all (except maybe to make it follow the size limitations under “How do I upload a csv file to my collection?” above). If you are not using one of these platforms, you can download our csv template on the csv import page of our platform or edit your file to match it. Below you can find an explanation of how to fill the various fields of the csv template.

name — This field is mandatory. The name of the card. This must match the name of the card in the Scryfall database.

set — This field is mandatory. The set name or set code of the card. This must match the set code or set name of the card in the Scryfall database.

amount — This field is mandatory. This field must be a number. The amount of copies of this card will be added to the collection. If the finish field is filled, those copies will have that finish. If the finish field is missing, this is the amount of nonfoil copies that will be added.

foil_amount — This field is optional. This field must be a number. The amount of foil copies of this card that will be added to the collection.

language — This field is mandatory. The language of the card. This must match one of the languages or language codes used in the Scryfall database. If the language doesn’t match one of the languages used, it will be set to English by default. The following values (not case-sensitive) can be used for this field, ignoring spaces, dashes, and underscores:

“english” or “en” for English
“french” or “fr” for French
“german” or “de” for German
“italian” or “it” for Italian
“portuguese” or “pt” for Portuguese
“japanese” or “ja” or “jp” for Japanese
“korean” or “ko” for Korean
“russian” or “ru” for Russian
“simplifiedchinese” or “zhs” or “ch” for Simplified Chinese
“traditionalchinese” or “zht” or “tw” for Traditional Chinese

finish — This field is optional. The finish or treatment of the card (nonfoil, foil, or etched foil). If this value is missing, the first the first available finish for the card in the Scryfall database is used. If this value can’t be recognized, nonfoil is used by default. The following values (not case-sensitive) can be used for this field:

“0” or “nonfoil” or “normal” for nonfoil
“1” or “foil” for foil
“2” or “etched” for etched foil
collector_number — This field is mandatory. The collector number of the card. This must match the collector numberof the card in the Scryfall database.

condition — This field is optional. The condition the card is in. The following values (not case-sensitive) can be used for this field, ignoring spaces, dashes, and underscores:

“m” or “mint” for Mint
“nm” or “nearmint” for Near Mint
“ex” or “excellent” for Excellent
“gd” or “good” for Good
“lp” or “lightplayed” for Light Played
“pl” or “played” for Played
“poor” for Poor

scryfall_id — This field is optional. This must match the Scryfall-ID in the Scryfall database.

purchase_price — This field is optional. The price for which you purchased the card, used to calculate increase or decrease in value compared with current average market value. This must be a number. If the purchase price for a card is 20 cents, then this field can have the values “0.2” or “0,2”.

Collection Management

Tags allow you to unlock the true potential of your collection on TCG Home. They are completely customizable, you can create as many as you like and there is no limit to the number of tags that any given card can have. Combined with our smart filter system, you can use tags to get all the information you need and only for the cards you care about.

For example, you can use one tag for every card you have available for trade to create a digital trade binder. Just pull up your collection on your phone, filter for that tag and let your friends scroll through! You can also use tags for all your decks, so filtering for that card will give you all cards for that deck and tell you how much the deck is worth. Some of our users also use tags for the binders or boxes where a card is stored, some track their wants list with tags, etc. The possibilities are endless!

1.Navigate to Tags in the navigation bar
2. Click Create tag in the top right corner
3. Choose a name and color for your tag.
4. Click Create tag and your tag is ready to use!

There are many different ways to add tags to cards. Here are the three most popular ones and how people use them:

Card Details Page.
Use this when you only make changes to one or very few cards, for example when you change the deck or storage a single card is in.

Card Settings.
Use this when you mass-add cards to your collection via advanced filters, deck list import or csv import, for example to add an entire deck or storage box with an appropriate tag.

Collection Trade View.
Use this to add tags to multiple cards at once, for example when you create a new tag and want to apply it to many cards already in your collection.

1.Navigate to Tags in the navigation bar
2. Click the 🚦 menu in the Actions column of any tag
3. Click Edit to change the name or color of the tag, or click Delete to delete the tag

Tip: Before you delete a tag, remove it from all cards. The best way to do this is to filter your collection for the tag, view your results in Trade view, select all via the checkbox on the left and click Edit to assign no tag with the toggle switch set to “Override tags”.

Marketplaces

Right now, the only marketplace with a seamless integration to TCG Home is Cardmarket. However, TCG Player and Card Kingdom are available as alternative price sources and we have plans to expand those connections further.

To get started, you need to connect your Cardmarket account to TCG Home.

1.Go to the connect section of your profile or click the link icon in the navigation bar (second from the bottom).
2.Click the Connect to Cardmarket button to open a Cardmarket login screen.
3.Log in with your Cardmarket username and password and allow us to use your Cardmarket data.

You are automatically returned to TCG Home and the page will confirm that your Cardmarket account is now connected.

Go to your collection and find the cards you want to list for sale.

One way to do this is to go to the cards details page.
If you already have a tag for all the cards you want to sell, you can also use filters to find the cards all at once. If you do this, we recommend to look at your collection in Trade view through the button in the top banner.

Click the List on CM button to list the card for sale on Cardmarket.

Set a price for the card as well as review all the details of the card you’re about to list. The default price is the current average market price of the card.

Confirm the price by clicking List Card and the card will display as listed. The card will be listed for sale on your Cardmarket account immediately.

Once you have cards listed for sale, you can modify or remove those listings in the same places where you can list a card for sale: The card details page and the collection trade view.

Please note that listings can’t be modified while the card in question is in a customer’s shopping cart.

Warning: Modifying a card listing directly on the marketplace itself after listing the card from TCG Home might cause errors for accessing the listing from TCG Home, especially if the price has been adjusted.

1. Go to the Orders section of the main navigation bar.
2. Click the Sync Orders button. Make sure you do this every time to ensure you see the most up-to-date state of your orders.
3. Click on any order number to view all the cards in that order and the prices for which they sold.

Keep in mind that right now it’s only possible to display orders where you are the seller and details for these orders are only available if you listed the cards for sale via TCG Home or if you imported the cards to TCG Home from Cardmarket.

This functionality is not available yet, as we are working with our partners at Cardmarket to ensure API stability with requests for multiple card listings at once. We are also taking our time to guarantee a smooth UI/UX for this sensitive feature.

This is not available yet but we are working on it, particularly importing cards you bought on a marketplace. We will share updates via our Discord server and our newsletter as soon as we make progress with this feature.

Future development

Eventually, we would like to support all games that are still relevant to the TCG scene. For any game to be added, the most important thing we need is a reliable and complete source of card data that we can access. And of course there needs to be enough demand from the community to justify the work we put into making a game available. We are currently interested in adding games like Yu-Gi-Oh!, Flesh and Blood or the One Piece TCG (more details on our planned games for 2024 coming soon). However, don’t get your hopes up for your favorite TCG that went out of print 15 years ago 🙂

We want to have a card scanning feature! That said, developing one with the quality standards that we’ve set for ourselves is going to be a lot of work and we haven’t started that process yet. However, we still want to offer this feature eventually and we will share updates as soon as we make progress in this direction.

When it’s done. Our priority is making a good product, not making a product quickly. That’s why we involve the community at every opportunity, so we can get a feeling of when TCG Home is ready. Until then, we’re committed to improving whatever we can. That said, we are optimistic to complete the Beta in 2024.

A lot. We have ideas for many more things than we have the resources to realize in the short term. As always we’re very open to community feedback, so if there is a feature you think a platform like ours should have, please let us know. The following list contains a few of the ideas we’ve had. This list is not comprehensive and for many of these things, we don’t know yet if we can do them, only that it would be cool to do them:

Showroom and sharing
Friend list and social features
Collection progress tracker
Smart suggestions (”buy this card to complete a new deck” or “you might like this card for your collection”)
Tournament system, round timer, life counter Lend/borrow tracker for cards you temporarily give to friends
Digital trade binder
Importing inventory from a marketplace to collection
Auto-import of cards you buy at a marketplace
Decklist integration to official tournament software

Still have questions? Get in touch!