Magic TCG Lifecounter-App for Android

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Magic The Gathering - Life Counter

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This app is a 2-player, customizable lifecounter for Magic the Gathering Players should be seated in front of each other, since the layout contains identical controls mirror-flipped for both players.

An additional poison-counter can be (de)activated. Each player can choose the background-color of the individual side, which can be customized individually (default mtg-colors are preset).

By holding the button to select black background color, the energy-saving mode for AMOLED-displays can be enabled / disabled.


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Using the settings-button, color options are toggled visible / invisible. Each player can choose their background color.

The default colors are matched to the original five colors black, blue, green, red and white.
By holding the settings-button pressed, an options menu is popping up, where each of the colors can be customized.

Also, the player can choose

  • how much lifepoints will be used as default
  • how much points will be added / substracted by holding the plus / minus buttons pressed

All settings are saved using androids SharedPreferences.


For direct download, use the .apk-files from the RELEASE-Folder.

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The following languages are currently supported:

  • english
  • german

If you’d like to contribute to the translations, feel free to contact me / submit a pull request. The strings are located under /app/src/main/res/values/strings.xml


Jul. 11, 2017 - Version 11 / 1.8.2

  • Fixed automatic resetting when switching between Apps
  • Adjusted settings layout

Jun. 25, 2017 - Version 10 / 1.8.1

  • Added multi language support
  • Added english and german content

Jun. 23, 2017 - Version 9 / 1.8

  • Added confirmation dialog to reset settings

Jun. 20, 2017 - Version 8 / 1.7

  • New settings-activity to customize colors, accessible by holding the settings-icon
    • custom colors
    • custom lifepoints
    • custom lifepoint amount on long click
  • Moved customization of default lifepoints to new settings-activity

Nov. 19, 2016 - Version 7 / 1.6

  • New energy-saving mode for AMOLED-Displays

Aug. 18, 2016 - Version 6 / 1.5

  • Small bugfixes and improvements
  • Swapped out some images

Aug. 13, 2016 - Version 5 / 1.4

  • Improved all images to better resolution
  • Deactivated winner / loser information
  • New option to set default amount of lives

Apr. 17, 2016 - Version 4 / 1.3

  • Screen-timeout deactivated

Apr. 07, 2016 - Version 3 / 1.2

  • New option to select background-color
  • Improved performance

Apr. 02, 2016 - Version 2 / 1.1

  • New poison-counter implemented
  • Bugfixes

Mar. 31, 2016 - Version 1 / 1.0

  • First release:
    • 2 players, mirror-flipped alignment for parallel insight
    • Default with 20 lives, currently not changeable
    • Reset functionality


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Also distributed under MIT-License.

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