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Magic the Gathering (MTG)

Magic: The Gathering is a card game in which wizards cast spells, summon creatures, and exploit magic objects to defeat their opponents.
In the game, two or more players each assemble a deck of 60 cards with varying powers. They choose these decks from a pool of some 20,000 cards created as the game evolved. Though similar to role-playing fantasy games such as Dungeons and Dragons, it has significantly more cards and more complex rules than other card games.
Magic: The Gathering (colloquially known as Magic or MTG) is a tabletop and digital collectable card game created by Richard Garfield. Released in 1993 by Wizards of the Coast (now a subsidiary of Hasbro), Magic was the first trading card game and had approximately thirty-five million players as of December 2018, and over twenty billion Magic cards were produced in the period from 2008 to 2016, during which time it grew in popularity.
A player in Magic takes the role of a Planeswalker, a powerful wizard who can travel ("walk") between dimensions ("planes") of the Multiverse, doing battle with other players as Planeswalkers by casting spells, using artifacts, and summoning creatures as depicted on individual cards drawn from their individual decks. A player defeats their opponent typically (but not always) by casting spells and attacking with creatures to deal damage to the opponent's "life total," with the objective being to reduce it from 20 to 0. Although the original concept of the game drew heavily from the motifs of traditional fantasy role-playing games such as Dungeons & Dragons, the gameplay bears little similarity to paper-and-pencil games, while simultaneously having substantially more cards and more complex rules than many other card games.
Magic can be played by two or more players, either in person with printed cards or on a computer, smartphone or tablet with virtual cards through the Internet-based software Magic: The Gathering Online or other video games such as Magic: The Gathering Arena and Magic Duels. 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. Further developments include the Wizards Play Network played at the international level and the worldwide community Players Tour, as well as a substantial resale market for Magic cards. Certain cards can be valuable due to their rarity in production and utility in gameplay, with prices ranging from a few cents to tens of thousands of dollars.

Latest blogs in category: Magic the Gathering (MTG)

What an incredible weekend at our Lord of the Rings MTG Pre-Release Event! The atmosphere was electric, and the turnout was beyond our expectations.

What an incredible weekend at our Lord of the Rings MTG Pre-Release Event! The atmosphere was electric, and the turnout was beyond our expectations.

What an incredible weekend at our Lord of the Rings MTG Pre-Release Event! The atmosphere was electric, and the turnout was beyond our expectations.

Do you have old MTG collections gathering dust? We're here to give them a new life!
We are becoming an official Wizards Play Network (WPN) store is a testament to our commitment to providing you with the best MTG experience possible.

Latest events in category: Magic the Gathering (MTG)

Collaborating with Legacy European Tour, Near Mint Gaming will host three qualifier events for the Legacy European Championship. 

The winner of each event will win a ticket for the seasons final event in Ghent, January 2024!

To preregister, please send an email to rob@nearmintgaming.com 


Start: 11:00 (doors will open at 10:00)

Format: Modern

Event setup: 4 to 6 rounds of Swiss, followed by top 8 play-off.

Event software used: Eventlink (companion app)

Please make sure you have an active Wizards account to play

Round Setup: Best of 3 games, timed to 50 minutes max. 

Rule enforcement level: Competitive

Entrance fee: 30 Euro 


Prize Support

Winner: foil Death's Shadow promo

Top 8: Death's Shadow promo

top 16: An offer You Can't Refuse promo

For every 8 players, a boosterbox is added to the prize pool.

Start of the season 2024 Magic the Gathering Tournament organized by our team at NEARMINTGAMING.COM
Collaborating with Legacy European Tour, Near Mint Gaming will host three qualifier events for the Legacy European Championship.

Reminder: Our Regional Qualifier Event is just around the corner! Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to compete against the best and earn your place at the prestigious Championships!

Get ready for the ultimate test of skill and strategy as we proudly present our first European Qualifier Tournament!

Join us this Friday at 19:00 hour for an exhilarating March of the Machine Draft! Gear up and get ready for an epic clash of wits, strategy, and exciting card battles. This is an event you won't want to miss!