GP Judging with Brook Gardner-Durbin

Hallie Santo Community

Judges are some of the hardest-working members of the Magic community. They build and maintain healthy communities at local game stores, set and enforce equitable tournament policy, and make sure Magic‘s largest events run smoothly. Over the years, I’ve been especially impressed by the judges I know who regularly travel to Grand Prix, where they spend long days overseeing events, …

The Pile

Adam Klesh Community

About ten years ago, my friends and I heard tell of a new way to play Magic. The stories told of a huge pile of unsleeved cards that every player in the game would draw from, and that any spell could be cast as if its controller had infinite mana. This was the beginning of my life with what I …

Making Magic with Melissa DeTora

Hallie Santo Community, Design

In many ways, Magic is a game about change. In Magic‘s storyline, we meet new heroes and explore an ever-evolving Multiverse with them. In playing the game, we acquire new skills as we try out new cards and strategies. And sometimes, in order to ensure that these new cards and strategies are as fun and engaging as possible, Wizards of …

Card Kingdom Affiliates: Rhystic Studies

Card Kingdom Community

Welcome back to the blog! Today, we’ll be continuing our series on our Card Kingdom Affiliates by introducing you to our newest partner: Rhystic Studies! Sam Gaglio has been creating YouTube videos since August of 2013, and has quickly become one of Magic‘s most respected content creators. Whether he’s expounding on the cultural significance of Lightning Bolt or analyzing Raymond …

Hour of Devastation Release: A Photo Essay

Card Kingdom Community

Release Week is the busiest time of the year here at Card Kingdom. We receive thousands of preorders from customers around the world, and we aim to get the new product into players’ hands as quickly as we can. A ton of work goes into a production this large, so today, we wanted to give you a behind-the-scenes look at …

Card Kingdom Affiliates: LoadingReadyRun

Card Kingdom Community

Welcome back to the CK Blog! Today, we’ll be continuing our series on our Card Kingdom Affiliates by sharing some information on one of our longest-standing partners: LoadingReadyRun. The LRR crew has been making funny videos on the internet since the pre-YouTube days, but most Magic players got to know them in 2012, when they began producing the “Friday Nights” …

Card Kingdom Affiliates: Tolarian Community College

Card Kingdom Community

Card Kingdom is proud to sponsor some of Magic’s most prolific content creators. We know that many of you came to our site because LoadingReadyRun sent you, or because Josh Lee Kwai of The Command Zone recommended us to you on Twitter. (We really appreciate it, by the way!) If, however, you stumbled upon this site because you’re new to …

GP Vegas 2017: A Review

Hallie Santo Community

One of the greatest Grand Prix I ever attended was GP Portland in 2014. The format was Team Sealed, my favorite, and I have fond memories of playing with two of my closest friends. But the thing I loved most about Portland was that it was more than just another Magic tournament – it was the first GP I’d attended …

GP’s Are for Everyone

Courtney Rudiger Community

When I was still a fledgling Magic player, the thought of going to a Grand Prix (GP) seemed incredibly daunting. Those are for pro players! People who know what they’re doing, who put in extensive amounts of testing and practice! I told myself. Since I was neither of those things, I didn’t think GP’s were for me. I attended my first …

Welcome, Kitchen Table Magic!

Card Kingdom Community

Today, we’d like to introduce you to Card Kingdom’s newest affiliated podcast: Kitchen Table Magic! Kitchen Table Magic is an interview-style podcast hosted by Sam Tang, a Seattle local and longtime Card Kingdom and Mox Boarding House customer. Sam launched KTM a year ago, and in that time, he’s shone a spotlight on some of Magic‘s most beloved competitors and …