Going Outside Your Comfort Zone

Chantelle Campbell Uncategorized

Winning isn’t the same thing as getting better. In fact, sometimes they might be diametrically opposed. “But Chantelle,” you may ask, “how do I know if I’m getting better if I’m not winning?” I think this is best answered by an anecdote – one about me as a young planeswalker (and by “young” I mean “just a few short months …

Teaching with Color Theory

Michelle Rapp Uncategorized

The release of Core Set 2019 has been the cause of widespread celebration throughout the Magic community. Core Sets are a great time for Magic players, since they supplement other sets throughout the year and also help get back to the basics of the game. They’re also a great entry point for many players, since Core Sets rarely introduce new …

Lessons from Grand Prix Vegas

Chantelle Campbell Uncategorized

Last weekend, Sin City was home to one of the largest Magic events of the year, and the town transformed as over 5,000 competitors, cosplayers, content creators, and lore lovers descended on the Las Vegas Convention Center. Grand Prix Vegas is unique in the Magic community, as it’s the closest thing to a traditional convention that we typically get. With …

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 …