Magic: The Gathering

What is Magic: the Gathering?

Magic: The Gathering is a collectible and tradable card game created by Richard Garfield way back in 1993. Made by Wizards of the Coast, each game represents a battle between wizards known as planeswalkers who cast spells, use artefacts, and summon creatures as depicted on individual cards in order to defeat their opponents.

Magic can be played by two or more players it can be played in various rule formats, which fall into two categories: constructed and limited. Limited formats involve players building a deck spontaneously out of a pool of random cards with a minimum deck size of 40 cards; in constructed formats, players create decks from cards they own, usually with a minimum of 60 cards per deck.

New cards are released on a regular basis through expansion sets. An organized tournament system known as the DCI is run throughout stores, centres, and hobby shops that are part of the Wizards Play Network (WPN).

How do I play?

There a few ways to play Magic at the café to suit different players. Firstly, you can come along to Friday Night Magic, the international weekly Magic night where you can come along any play Magic in a variety of ways.

We rotate around formats (Draft, Standard, Pioneer…) and you can see which formats are coming up on our website and on our Facebook page.

We also run events over the weekends and again, you’ll need to check which formats are being played when.

Lastly, we also run big pre-release events four times a year! These events takeover the café and around 20 players each day play with a new set.

Where do I start?

Pop in store and someone will happily chat through the best fit for you, or book yourself in to one of our upcoming events. We’ll happily teach you to play and guide you through which products are best for you.

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