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Magic: The Gathering

Magic: The Gathering is a collectible card game created by mathematics professor Richard Garfield and introduced in 1993 by Wizards of the Coast. Magic is the first example of the modern collectible card game genre and thrives today, with approximately six million players in over seventy countries. Magic can be played by two or more players each using a deck of printed cards or a deck of virtual cards through the Internet-based Magic: The Gathering Online. Each game represents a battle between mighty wizards, known as planeswalkers, who employ the magical spells, items, and fantastic creatures depicted on individual Magic cards to defeat their opponents. Although the original concept of the game drew heavily from the motifs of traditional fantasy role-playing games such as Dungeons & Dragons, the gameplay of Magic bears little similarity to pencil-and-paper adventure games, while having substantially more cards and more complex rules than many other card games. An organized tournament system and a community of professional Magic players has developed, as has a secondary market for Magic cards. Magic cards can be valuable due to their rarity and utility in game play.

Newest Games

Planechase 2012 Edition

Release Date: June 2012
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Dark Ascension

Release Date: February 3, 2012
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Premium Deck Series: Graveborn

Release Date: November 18, 2011
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Release Date: September 30, 2011
  • Horror-themed plane
  • New double sided cards
  • Mechanics include Transform, Fight and Flashback
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Duel Decks: Ajani vs. Nicol Bolas

Release Date: September 2, 2011
  • Two powerhouse Planeswalkers do battle
  • Part of the hugely successful Duel Decks line
  • Coming September 2011

From the Vault: Legends

Release Date: August 26, 2011
  • Another beautiful collector's edition
  • Unique foil art process for some of the best creatures ever
  • Seven cards have brand new art
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2012 Core Set

Release Date: July 15, 2011
  • 249 cards in this latest Core Set for the original Trading Card Game
  • Breathtaking art, superb gameplay
  • The perfect introduction to a gaming juggernaut
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Commander Decks

Release Date: June 17, 2011
  • Five different 100-card singleton decks
  • Over 50 brand new cards, legal in Legacy and Vintage
  • Outstanding addition to beloved multiplayer Magic format
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Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012

Release Date: June 15, 2011
  • Full-on Magic experience for XBox, PlayStation network, or PC
  • Solo campaign, PvP, and now online multiplayer!
  • Great customization, great graphics, great game
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New Phyrexia

Release Date: May 13, 2011
  • Final set in the Scars of Mirrodin Block
  • 175 black-bordered cards, with randomly inserted premium versions
  • 15 card booster packs