Created by Richard Garfield in 1993, Magic: The Gathering is a traditional strategy card game. Quite popular, he holds the title of “the most played collectible card game in the world”.
With collections released by the North American publisher Wizards of the Coast, the cards are published in several languages - including Portuguese. Want to know more curiosities about the world of Magic? So, keep up with us!
Magic: The Gathering is a turn-based strategy card game.Source: Cartamundi / Disclosure
How many unique cards are there in the Magic?
It is estimated that there are more than 21 thousand unique cards in the Magic. Inspired by stories from fantastic worlds, each card has its own characteristics and rules about how they should be used during matches.
Basically, the cards are divided into seven categories: artifact, creature, enchantment, spell, instant magic, planeswalker and terrain. It is possible that some specimens have more than one function, for example: creature-artifact.
In addition, the Magic works with five colors of mana (energy): blue, white, black, green and red. Each represents a style of strategy and mechanics applied to the “battlefield”. There are also colorless or multicolored cards.
The cards can be classified into supertypes (Standard, Extended, Vintage and Legacy) and subtypes. All of this expands the variety of cards in the game and the number of items available to collectors.
World champion of Magic, the Brazilian Paulo Vitor Damo will have a card in the next collection.Source: Wizards of the Coast / Disclosure
Why are there so many Magic cards?
The secret about the large number of letters Magic are the collections published annually by Wizards of the Coast. Each new series adds an average of 300 unique cards to the game universe.
Featuring different themes, the sets and expansions are based on books that help build the mythology behind the card game itself. The new items also add elements and mechanics that renew the shape of the matches.
In 2021, the “Strixhaven: School of Magicians” collection explores the universe of five faculties of magic: Platinopena, Murcharflor, Prismari, Quandrix and Sapioforte. In addition to introducing new characters, the story features figures known to “veteran” players.
It is also worth mentioning that the Brazilian Paulo Vitor “PV” Damo will be honored in the new set. The winner of the 35th World Championship of Magic carried out in 2020, it won its own card called Elite Magilaçador.
Rare Black Lotus card was sold for about R $ 3 million.Source: YouTube / Playback
What are the most expensive cards in Magic?
There is an extensive list of rare cards from Magic: The Gathering. According to experts who analyze the rarity of the items, they are even sold or auctioned at incredibly high prices.
An example of this is the Black Lotus card, which costs an average of US $ 1.5 thousand to US $ 3 thousand – about R $ 8.5 thousand to R $ 17 thousand. However, a copy in perfect condition and signed by the artist Christopher Rush was auctioned for US $ 511 thousand – about R $ 3 million.
This card has high values because it creates one of the most powerful combos in the history of Magic. Along with the Channel and Fireball cards, he can win any match in the first round by wiping out his opponent’s 20 life points.
However, the Shichifukujin Dragon and the 1996 World Champion are the rarest cards in the world. That’s because there are only one copy of each and, obviously, they belong to collectors.
Magic: The Gathering Arena is an opportunity to get to know the card game.Source: Wizards of the Coast / Disclosure
Without money? play it Magic: The Gathering Arena
For those who want to know the universe of the popular card game the tip is the game Magic: The Gathering Arena. Available for computers and mobile devices, it allows players to build their own decks and play online games.
This is a perfect place to learn the rules and test your skills against users from all over the world. In addition, it is possible to import real decks into the digital world and create countless combinations with exclusive virtual collections.
Accessible and democratic, Magic: The Gathering Arena it is completely free. So there’s no need to spend millions on a card or get the 21,000 cards to have fun!