Magic: The Gathering Arena wants to be your next digital card game obsession

Matt Sayer 8 September 2017 NEWS


A new free-to-play version of the seminal card game is on its way.

Wizards of the Coast today revealed the first game to come out of its new Digital Games Studio and, surprise surprise, it's a digital Magic: The Gathering card game.

Titled Magic: The Gathering Arena, the free-to-play game aims to translate the traditional tabletop Magic experience into digital form without compromise, boasting the complete set of rules and ongoing support for new card sets as they're released.


"We assembled some of the best game designers in the industry who are working to build a digital platform as flexible and expansive as Magic itself," said president of Wizards of the Coast, Chris Cocks. "But to make sure we really get it right, we need input from the Magic community, so fans should sign up for the Closed Beta and share your feedback with us."

Starting now, Magic fans can sign up for Arena's closed beta on the game's website. The closed beta will kick off later this year with a focus on cards from the Ixalan set, and more cards and features will be added as the beta progresses.

Magic: The Gathering Arena is limited to PC for the time being, but Wizards of the Coast plans on bringing it to other platforms after the game launches in full.

In other tabletop news, we recently rounded up the best digital board games of 2017.

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