Magic: The Gathering

Magic: The Gathering is a collectible card game created by Richard Garfield and published by Wizards of the Coast. The game was first released in 1993. It popularized the collectible card game format which took off in the late 1990s.

Magic: The Gathering can be played by two or more players with various rule formats using a minimum of 40 cards. Each game of Magic represents a battle between powerful wizards known as Planeswalkers who cast spells, use artifacts, and summon creatures. These actions are represented by individual cards that the player can use against their opponent.

New cards are released on a regular basis through expansion sets.


Maic: the Gathering's Core 2021 Debut Reveals Delayed

Magic: The Gathering Core 2021 Preview Round-Up: June 11th, 2020

Hello, fans and players of Wizards of the Coast's premier trading card game Magic: The Gathering! We here at Bleeding Cool have been looking at the previews for the next upcoming expansion set for Magic, Core 2021, and we'd like to share what we have seen and know with all of you, as well as share our observations […]

Magic: The Gatheirng: On Phyrexia, Old And New

Magic: The Gathering: On The Origins Of Yawgmoth And Phyrexia

Hello there, loyal readers and fans of Magic: The Gathering, the hit trading card game by Wizards of the Coast! Our tabletop writer has begun writing about various creature types in Magic, but there's one particular race in the game that merits special attention, namely due to its lack of creature type representation. This abominable cabal […]

Magic: The Gathering Core 2021 Preview Round-Up: June 10th

Magic: The Gathering Core 2021 Preview Round-Up: June 10th

Hello there, loyal readers and fans of Magic: The Gathering, Wizards of the Coast's premier trading card game! We had quite a few different preview cards crop up throughout the span of the day and we would like to discuss a few of them with you now. First off, we have a card that, while its […]

Wizards of the Coast Apologizes For Depictions Of Racism In Magic

Wizards of the Coast Apologizes For Depictions Of Racism In Magic

Amid the protests over the death of George Floyd, the world, and by association the world wide web, has been abuzz with talk by companies and consumers about how those companies can properly make amends for prior actions. One such company that has been under duress lately due to various reasons is Wizards of the […]

Maic: the Gathering's Core 2021 Debut Reveals Delayed

Magic: The Gathering's Core 2021 Previews "Something Blue"

Magic: The Gathering's preview season for Core 2021, their newest upcoming set, is still in full swing! We here at Bleeding Cool wanted to emphasize the level of bridging between themes and concepts in this new expansion set with a marriage theme to a few of our preview articles. We already covered something old, Core 2021 is doing […]

Magic: The Gathering's Core 2021 Previews "Something Borrowed"

Magic: The Gathering's Core 2021 Previews "Something Borrowed"

Earlier today, we mentioned that we were going to emphasize the marriage of old and new themes, concepts, and cards in Core 2021, the newest upcoming set for Magic: The Gathering. Well, what better way to emphasize a marriage than by sharing things old and new, borrowed, and perhaps even blue? This article will delve into only […]

Magic: The Gathering's Core 2021 Previews Something Old

Magic: The Gathering's Core 2021 Previews "Something Old"

It's time again for a series of Magic: The Gathering previews for their newest expansion set, Core 2021! Today, we here at Bleeding Cool want to emphasize the seeming marriage of old and new themes in this Premier expansion set. With that in mind, here are a few things that exemplify something from Core 2021 that could be seen […]

Opinion: How "The Ancient Mew Effect" Weakens Card Games

Opinion: How "The Ancient Mew Effect" Weakens Card Games

Hello there loyal readers! Today, we'd like to speak with you a bit about "The Ancient Mew" effect and how it lessens the enthusiasm that many players have regarding card games. In this article, we will discuss exactly what that means, and why it's gone from a strict novelty to a strict negative in established […]

Magic: The Gathering Core 2021 - More Previews "For The Dogs"

Magic: The Gathering Core 2021 – More Previews "For The Dogs"

Hello there, Magic players and fans alike! Today, we are going through a whole slew of Core 2021 previews for Magic: The Gathering, and boy oh boy, are there a lot! We have already looked into a few earlier today, but we haven't even scratched the surface. We here at Bleeding Cool apologize for hounding you, but throw us […]

Maic: the Gathering's Core 2021 Debut Reveals Delayed

Magic: The Gathering's Core 2021 Previews For This Past Weekend

Magic: The Gathering's preview season is back in full swing! It feels a bit too soon after Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths' preview season, and yet here we are. After a slight delay due to solidarity with the National Day of Mourning in the United States, Wizards of the Coast began their preview season for Core […]

Magic: The Gathering Tribal Spotlight: Zombies

Magic: The Gathering Tribal Spotlight: Zombies, A Host Of Undeath

We here at Bleeding Cool have a particular fondness for the undead in our tabletop gaming. Well, at the very least our tabletop writer, Josh Nelson, does. Today, for some content that seems like a fun time, we are here to share with you a Magic: The Gathering tribal spotlight. So, we will be looking at various […]

Magic: The Gathering Commander Rules Change Forthcoming

Magic: The Gathering Commander Rules Change Forthcoming

At the most recent CommandFest, taking place digitally today, the Commander Rules Committee revealed their plans to alter a major tenet of the rules for the player-driven Magic: The Gathering format. With an official announcement to be made soon after the Core 2021 prerelease events conclude, Commander will now facilitate "death" triggers for commanders. Today, via livestream, […]

Maic: the Gathering's Core 2021 Debut Reveals Delayed

Magic: The Gathering Core 2021 News & Reveals Continue

Magic: The Gathering's preview season for Core 2021 has officially started! Wizards of the Coast has begun to roll out card previews for the set, following yesterday's delay in observance of the National Day of Mourning in the United States. But now, the wait is over and we finally get to see some of the goodies […]

Magic: The Gathering Core Set 2021 Variety Show Reveals Many Cards

Magic: The Gathering Core Set 2021 Variety Show Reveals Many Cards

Today, Wizards of the Coast released a new streaming video over YouTube that officially kicked off previews for Core 2021, the upcoming set for Magic: The Gathering. This video was framed as a "variety show" featuring many Magic celebs both in R&D and on the professional player circuit, as well as a fair amount of bloggers […]

Maic: the Gathering's Core 2021 Debut Reveals Delayed

Magic: The Gathering's Core 2021 Debut Reveals Delayed

Today, a decision by Wizards of the Coast was made to delay the official debut stream for Magic: The Gathering's upcoming set, Core 2021. The set's unveiling was delayed out of respect for the National Day of Mourning in America. However, some sources debuted preview cards officially despite this information. Three days prior, Wizards of the […]

Magic: The Gathering: Tayam, Luminous Enigma Sliver Deck Tech

Magic: The Gathering: Tayam, Luminous Enigma Sliver Deck Tech

We will admit, our tabletop games author has a problem. Josh Nelson is thoroughly obsessed with the dead as portrayed in tabletop gaming. Oftentimes, that means specifically reanimating the dead. Well, we here at Bleeding Cool decided that if this issue was going to be resolved, it'd be to show Josh the nature of what happens […]

Magic: The Gathering's Double Masters Pricing Angers Social Media

Magic: The Gathering's Double Masters Pricing Angers Social Media

Wizards of the Coast, after having done away with the manufacturer-suggested retail prices on their Magic: The Gathering product, has shown that their product is one that people will buy despite spikes in unregulated retail prices. However, lately, a fair few vocal people in the Magic community on Twitter have spoken out against the experimental prices […]

"Bontu the Glorified" Deck Tech - "Magic: The Gathering"

Magic: The Gathering Erratas Companion Rule, Updates Ban List

Wizards of the Coast, in a rather surprising move, has officially given functional errata to a major new rule in their acclaimed trading card game, Magic: The Gathering. This rule change, which affects the mechanics of the Companion mechanic from Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths, comes after an extreme influx of Companion cards used as such in […]

Magic: The Gathering Cancelling All Upcoming MagicFests For 2020

Magic: The Gathering Cancelling All Upcoming MagicFests For 2020

For the last few decades, Magic: The Gathering has thrived on the thrill of its competitive play. From Grand Prix to Pro Tours, to Worlds and the Magic Invitational, this game has been played by pros for a long time. However, when push comes to shove there is a time and a place for everything, and […]

Opinion: On The Nature Of Emotes In Magic: The Gathering: Arena

Opinion: On The Nature Of Emotes In Magic: The Gathering: Arena

Hello there, loyal readers! Today we will be discussing the nature and etiquette of emotes in Magic: The Gathering: Arena, Wizards of the Coast's online interface for Magic: The Gathering play. I'd like to begin with a disclaimer that none of these opinions reflect any entity bigger than myself – they aren't the opinions of Bleeding Cool, […]