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.

Pioneer Challenger Decks

If you’re looking to get started in a new, fun format, try Pioneer! These Challenger decks are specifically constructed to get you right into the game. Whether you want to start with the 2022 options or the 2021 offering from last year, you really can’t go wrong. And if you like what you get, you’re only a few upgrades away from a truly competitive deck!

Magic 2022 Starter Kit

Starter kit is sort of in the name, isn’t it? This is the perfect place to begin your journey with Magic, complete with two decks and even two codes to redeem them digitally on Arena. You’ll also get a rulebook just in case any questions come up along the way!

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