ABOUT THE GAME
In Magic: The Gathering, you are counted among the elite spellcasters of the Multiverse—the Planeswalkers. Your deck of cards represents your weapons, containing the spells you know and the creatures you can summon to fight for you. Games are played by two or more players, each of whom has a customized deck of Magic cards. Each player starts at 20 life. When you reduce your opponent to 0 life by attacking with creatures and playing spells, you win!
WHAT IS A TRADING CARD GAME (TCG)?
Trading card games (TCGs) like Magic: The Gathering combine collectable cards with a strategy game. You build your collection of cards by buying products such as Booster Packs or Intro Packs as well as by trading your cards with friends.
THE COLORS OF MAGIC
The foundation of the infinite planes of the Multiverse is mana, the energy that fuels all magic. The five colors of mana are imbued in the land itself, and a Planeswalker with a connection to a place can call upon its mana. Each color of mana fuels a different kind of powerful magic for you to command.
Deckbuilding is as big a part of Magic as the game itself. With thousands of cards to choose from, and two players bringing their own decks to each game, there is never a game which is exactly like any other. Learn more about building your own decks to battle against your friends!
HISTORY OF THE GAME
Learn more about the history of Magic: The Gathering! Learn how Magic invented the TCG market after being created by Dr. Richard Garfield. It’s now being played in eleven languages around the world.