How to play Magic:The Gathering

There's no denying it, Magic: the Gathering is complex game. However, as you will soon discover the complexity is what makes the game so amazing. Unfortunately it doesn't make learning the game easier but not to worry, we've got your back! The internet is full of instructional videos, tutorials, and articles about the game, which are often hidden in between all the other content youtubers and bloggers are pushing out. So we've gone through the trouble of finding the best and most relevant guides about Magic into this article. No need to search any further, the information below is all you will need to get started.


The best place to start learning about Magic will be this video by Wizards of the Coast. It shortly explains all you need to know about playing your first game of magic in just a few minutes. 

Next, head on over to the official Magic website and look at this article. The article outlines all basic aspects of Magic much the same as the video above however in a bit more detail.

Finally, you can always look up each card specifically on the Gatherer. The Gatherer is a database of all the cards ever published for Magic and it includes explanations of the rules for each card specifically. 

Hopefully this will help you get started and you can always come by our shop Wednesday and Friday evenings during our Magic nights with more questions. We'll be happy to help!

The Imagine Games "Magic team"