Let me introduce to you an awesome, not-so-new trading card game called… MAGIC THE GATHERING. Woot!
Brought to you by Wizards of the Coast and distributed by HASBRO, the people that also bring us Transformers and Star Wars toys, AND Monopoly.
How can this game not be fun huh?
If you know about the card game then you’ll probably know what a Booster pack is.
So, good news! I got, not 1, not 2, not even 10, but 30! Yes 30 booster packs to be given away!!
The first 10 person to let me know why Magic the Gathering is such an amazing game will find in their mailbox a Magic the Gathering booster pack courtesy of HASBRO.”
How? Just post a comment here or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to me and tell me why “Magic The Gathering is amazing game because…”
You’re here because you want to learn the Magic: The Gathering game, the world’s premier trading card game. It was the first of its kind, and it’s still the best and the biggest.
In the Magic game, you play the role of a planeswalker—a powerful wizard who fights other planeswalkers for glory, knowledge, and conquest. Your deck of cards represents all the weapons in your arsenal. It contains the spells you know and the creatures you can summon to fight for you.
Trading card games like the Magic: The Gathering TCG combine collectable cards with a strategy game. You don’t know what you’ll get in a Magic booster pack. You just start a collection and trade with other players to get the cards you want.
The best part about a trading card game is that it’s always changing. You design and build your own unique decks, and each Magic game you play is different. New Magic expansions are released a few times a year, and each new expansion brings new ways to stupefy and defeat your opponents.
Magic players craft their own decks, selecting cards that suit their individual playing styles and strategies. Building a deck often focuses on taking advantage of the powers inherent in each of Magic’s five mana colors.
White: The color of Justice
White spellcasters use superior tactics, efficient creatures, and the power of righteousness against their foes.
Blue: The color of Wisdom
Blue mages focus on using superior knowledge to gain control of a battle, and slowly gain the upper hand.
Black: The color of Ambition
Black sorcerers are willing to do whatever it takes to win a battle, even if it means sacrificing everything to do so.
Red: The color of Chaos
Red conjurers try to win as quickly and dramatically as possible, smashing and burning their way to a quick victory.
Green: the color of Nature
Green shamans win duels through the brute force of mother nature, summoning giant creatures to squash their enemies.
Some people play Magic just for fun, coming up with great theme decks or funny combinations of cards to play against their friends. For other players, Magic is a highly competitive game of skill, with hundreds of thousands of dollars up for grabs in professional tournaments. To others still, Magic is all about collecting and trading cards that feature breathtaking original art from some today’s premier fantasy artists.
To learn more about the game, grab a friend and head down to your local game shop. You can buy cards, meet some new friends, and learn more about the game.
Another great way to get started is through watching demo videos on this site. Even if you know the basics of the game, you still might learn some tips or tricks to building decks or winning more.
What will Magic mean to you? Grab a friend and find out!
Every games have their own rules. Magic The Gathering rules are:
TXT | DOC | RTF | PDF (Last updated September 4, 2009)
The “Comp. Rules” are the ultimate authority for the Magic game, but you won’t usually need to refer to them except in specific cases or during competitive games. They’re not meant to be read from start to finish.
Gatherer is Wizards of the Coast’s searchable database of Magic: The Gathering cards. It includes the authoritative Oracle wording for each card.
Magic Set FAQs
For each new Magic expansion, we provide a list of frequently asked questions that details new rules and specific card questions.
Constructed Formats and Banned/Restricted Lists
What cards are legal in every DCI-sanctioned format.
Rules for the new planeswalker card type.
DCI Floor Rules/Magic Tournament Rules
For a tournament player, the Comprehensive Rules are only half the story. The DCI floor rules and Magic tournament rules describe tournament formats, procedures, and penalty guidelines.
DCI Judge Certification
If you’re a judge or would like to become one, this is the place to go.
Official Rules Forums