Gifts for New Magic: The Gathering Players

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If you’ve just started playing Magic: The Gathering, making your first purchase can be daunting. You have tens of thousands of cards at your fingertips every time you shop online – which can make for some difficult decisions. When you aren’t sure what kinds of cards or decks you like yet, how can you decide what to purchase?

We’ve produced this guide to help new players — and any loved ones who may be shopping for them — zero in on the right products. We’ve included some custom Card Kingdom products for newbies, as well as the latest Magic: The Gathering sets.

Rookie Decks

Rookie Decks are the ideal first purchase for a new Magic player. These 60-card decks contain cards of a single color and focus on a single game mechanic to ease players into Magic. Individual decks are $6.99 and sets of 5 are available for $29.99.

Rookie Playmats

Our Rookie Playmats are also ideal for anyone finding their footing with Magic: The Gathering. These playmats feature demarcated zones so you can stay organized and keep track of all your cards during your next game. There’s also a handy “parts of the turn” guide printed on the playmat, so you’ll never forget an upkeep trigger again!

Rookie Playmats come in two versions, so you can choose to keep your library and graveyard on the right or on the left.

Ikoria Booster Boxes

If you’re building a collection, there’s no better place to start than with the newest Magic set! Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths takes place in a rugged natural world full of giant monsters. Pick up a booster box and see which cards you can collect!

US shipping only

Ikoria Theme Boosters

If you prefer to play with specific colors in Magic, try some Ikoria Theme Boosters. These 35-card packs include cards of a single color from the Ikoria set, including one rare of mythic rare. There’s also a special Monsters Theme Booster that includes monster cards of different colors.

Ikoria Theme Boosters are available as individual packs or as sets of 6. US shipping only

Looking for more gifts? Check out our guide for experienced Magic players here, and head to for all your shopping needs!