Board Game Name Search

Is Magic: The Gathering fun to play?

Is Magic: The Gathering fun to play?
Magic: The Gathering

Players: 2 – 2 players | Game Duration 20 – 20 mins | Min. Age 13+ | Game complexity: MEDIUM

Genre: Bluffing, Card Games, Collectible Components, Fantasy, Fighting

Solo game mode: No | Co-op: No | Online Version: No

What is Magic: The Gathering about?

GAME SYSTEM

This entry is to allow for discussion/rating of the game system as a whole. It is not for a specific product or release. Versions will appear on the individual item pages.

From the official website: In the Magic game, you play the role of a planeswalker—a powerful wizard who fights other planeswalkers for glory, knowledge, and conquest. Your deck of cards represents all the weapons in your arsenal. It contains the spells you know and the creatures you can summon to fight for you.

This is the grandfather of the collectible card game (or CCG) genre. Cards are categorized as common, uncommon, rare, and mythic rare. Players collect cards and build decks out of their collection.

Players build a deck of cards and duel against an opponent’s deck. Players are wizards attempting to reduce their opponent’s life total to zero. The first player to reduce his opponent’s life to zero (or meet another set win condition) wins the game.

An important part of the game is deck construction, which is done prior to the actual game by selecting what cards are included in a particular deck. There are nearly 20,000 different cards from which to build your deck!

Cards can be lands, which usually generate mana of various colors, or spells, which require a certain amount of mana to be used. Some cards (creatures, artifacts, and enchantments) stay on the board and continue to affect the game, while others have a one-time effect.

Players randomly draw spells to see what they get and can play each turn. Although this limits your choices, there is a lot of strategy in how you play those spells. A robust list of game mechanics, including intricate rules for reactive card play called “the stack,” provide for rich tactics and tough choices each turn.

Though traditionally a two-player duel, there are several casual and tournament formats to Magic that allow more players to play.

We are still in the middle of updating the details of the game Magic: The Gathering. If you would like to share information or thoughts about this game, feel free to contribute by submitting it via the comments form below. You input is much appreciated and will go towards enhancing the information on this site. Thank you in advance!

Any additional information to share about Magic: The Gathering? We would like to hear from you! Provide your review, feedback and comments via the comments form below and we will update this page. 

Thank you!

Rulebook and How to Play Guides

How to Play Magic: The Gathering and Review Videos

Awards Won by Magic: The Gathering

0 0 votes
Board Game Rating
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Game Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x