About us

Who are we?

We believe the experience for sellers and buyers of games, especially retro games, can and should be improved.

We're here to beat the odds and challenge the status quo.

If you're happy with the current way of selling and buying games, that's okay. We might not be ready for you at the moment.

By the way, Mage was started by 3 semi-crazy individuals.

Two of us love cats, one of us hates them.

Leaving the animal controversy aside, we happen to like video games quite a bit.

We've created some marketplaces before, and worked on products used by millions of users. For real.

That doesn't mean we'll get it all right this time. We're keen to learn from you, if you join us in this journey.

We want to do something meaningful together, by building not just a great product, but a great company.

The problem

We believe the available options for trading games are kind of broken.

We've struggled with how painful buying and selling games can be.

Annoying auctions, high selling fees, online purchases that feel like a 'roulette', since you don't get to see the condition of the game you're buying, the difficulty of snapping things on social media groups, where there is no buyer protection…

One of us got scammed on Facebook Marketplace, there is that too.

We've been there and want to make it easier.

It shouldn't be so painful, it should be fun!

Besides, we have a strong desire to help independent sellers and local shops to sell more online and manage their stock & collections. Their passion is essential to the industry and to preserve the history of video games.

The vision

Imagine a marketplace community for video games.

A place where all the games are listed, both retro and new, properly categorised, with their images, condition characteristics and all sorts of filters available, at fair prices.

A whole universe of video games to be discovered in just a few clicks, listed by fellow gamers, collectors and independent shops that you can trust.

That's it.

The vision beyond

This is only the beginning, though. We want to be the home of game collectibles, in a broad sense.

But, hey, let's do it together, one step at a time.

We are on a mission and will need your support to make it happen: Mage is a tool made by and for the gaming community.

Please contact us at [email protected] to share any feedback; you can also find us on Twitter and Facebook.

By the way, if you're into trading cards as well, we've just opened the public beta of Mage Cards, a marketplace for buying and selling MTG singles.