I own this game, but I have only played a very good simulation. I like it, but the setup and game mechanics are exceptional. Eldritch Horror supposedly simplifies the process considerably. Still, from what I have played,
Grant Rodiek (Hyperbole Games) is raising funds for Hocus: A magical card game on Kickstarter! A 30 minute card game for players. Hocus is a deeply interactive strategy game of magic spells, cunning, and luck.
A very interesting game that lives up to the theme. While there are ways to conduct warfare in this game, that aspect does not necessarily dominate the game play. Lots of good player interaction throughout.