Five Tips for Teaching Magic

Simon Irving Uncategorized

Think back to a time when you didn’t know how to play Magic. Back when you were ignorant to the subtleties of mana curves and card advantage, combat tricks and counterspells. For some of you, that time may have only been a few months ago. Maybe a couple years. Maybe you’re even like me, and you’ve been playing Magic for …

On Burnout and Bolts

Simon Irving Uncategorized

All of us know how great it can be to play Magic: The Gathering. The epic countermagic battles, the topdeck wars, the glow of preview season…these are the things that keep us engaged with the game and all it has to offer. It’s easy to look around and see people whose lives have been enriched by playing this great game …

Magic and Mindset

Hallie Santo Uncategorized

Learning to play Magic represents a huge turning point in my life. I had just graduated from college and moved thousands of miles away from home, and I needed a way to connect with people in my new city. Magic helped me find friends and feel like part of a community for the first time in my life; it even …

Card Kingdom Starter Cube Giveaway

Card Kingdom Uncategorized

How to Enter: Retweet our contest tweet and follow our account (so we can message you if you win!) BORING-BUT-NECESSARY RULES AND REGULATIONS: Contest Entry Period: Card Kingdom’s Starter Cube V3 runs from 12:00 PM PDT May 31, 2018 – 4:00 PM PDT June 4, 2018. Contest Description: Prize includes: (1) Card Kingdom Starter Cube V3 Eligibility: Card Kingdom’s Starter Cube …

Magic For Her Recap

Card Kingdom Uncategorized

April is here, and it’s time to put a bow on our Magic for Her fundraiser. We hope our revolutionary new products helped you draw better cards and make better plays – but most of all, we hope we made you laugh. After a month of selling products and receiving donations from our customers, we raised $7,729 for our partner, the Cybersmile …

Spotlight On: Phyrexian Obliterator

Ahren Gauthier Uncategorized

A long time ago in Magic history, creatures were bad. Really bad. Three mana didn’t get you much compared to…other options available. Take these two rares from Ice Age:     A 2/2 Swampwalk vs. One of the most busted cards in Magic history. Fast forward a few years to Urza’s Destiny and the printing of this absolute monster: I …

Shivan Dragon and Me

Shivam Bhatt Uncategorized

I went to the band room before recess ended to grab my trombone and set up my music. My friends usually congregated there to just chill out and talk about the nerdy pursuits of the day, anyway, so I figured I’d go hang out. When I got there, my friends were huddled in a circle on the ground in the …

Casting off “The Mantle”: Female Friendships in Competitive Magic

Chantelle Campbell Uncategorized

Last October I attended Canadian Nationals, and it was my first time staying in a house with other women. Normally it’s just me – the lone girl in my friend group ­– duking it out with the guys. Before that weekend, I had always preached the importance of female representation in Magic without ever having experienced its effects first-hand. I …

Decoding Deck Selection

Chantelle Campbell Uncategorized

Many articles have been written on how to play various decks: on sideboarding, on lines of play, on card choices for a deck or archetype. However, there are far fewer articles that focus on how to go about choosing which deck to play for a given format or event, yet it is a choice that I believe is equally (or …