Magic: The Gathering

Without a doubt, the world of fantasy is getting more and more popular. Hits like Game of Thrones have left more people realizing how thrilling it is to step out of our everyday world and into one full of mystery and magic.

Since 1993, Magic: the Gathering has been a source of fun for people who love those same fantasy elements that are now becoming mainstream.

Thinking about giving it a try at upcoming card game events? Here’s what you need to know.

The Basics of the Game

Magic: the Gathering is a story-based game in which you collect and use cards to battle your opponents at card game events.

Your character is a wizard that travels the world, encountering other wizards (your opponents) along the way. You battle those opponents to boost your skills and build a reputation as a powerful wizard. 

Your cards will take many forms. Some are creatures you can summon to attack your opponent. Others are spells or enchantments you can cast to help you in battle. Still others give you the in-game currency called mana that you need to use to those creatures, spells, and more.

When it comes down to it, mastering Magic: the Gathering at card game events takes a combination of having the right cards and learning how to strategize to play the right cards at the right times.

Why So Many People Love the Game

You’ve probably heard about Magic: the Gathering before, but did you know it has 35 million players around the world? As it turns out, there are plenty of reasons it’s so popular and has been around for over 25 years.

Forming Connections

Let’s be honest: it isn’t easy to find people who have your same interests and to form friendships. Most of us spend our days and nights around the same people over and over again, so it’s hard to expand your social circle.

As a multiplayer game you play in person rather than online, Magic: the Gathering has a way of staying true to its name and gathering people together.

Even if you don’t know anyone else who plays, there are plenty of events where you can jump in and meet new people. Through these events, some players also meet groups of friends so they can get together and play on their own.

Learning a New Hobby

We’ve all felt it at one time or another: life in the rat race gets dull. You get into a rhythm of doing the same things day in and day out.

Magic: the Gathering is a great way to break out of your rut and take on a new hobby. The game keeps you engaged because there are always new tricks to learn and strategies to develop. The game also releases new cards several times each year, always adding onto the game’s rich story.

That’s another advantage of attending local card game events. You get a chance to play against new opponents while also keeping up with the latest developments in the game.

Preparing for Magic: the Gathering Card Game Events

While card game events are the best way to start playing, you need some knowledge before you can begin. The best way to get started is to buy a starter back and talk to a pro.

We’re proud to be a top local resource for all things related to Magic: the Gathering, from buying the cards you need to giving you guidance and helping you learn the basics. To learn more, visit our card game store.