Wizards Are Giving Away 3.5 Million Magic Cards This Easter
Mages of all ages across Australia are mentally preparing themselves in the lead up to one of the biggest battles the world has ever seen, and it’s happening in suburbs right across the world! This April 15, more than 100 tabletop and card stores across Australia will open their doors as part of Magic Open House.
Everyone who attends Magic Open House gets a Welcome Deck, and a premium foil full-art basic land!
Aspiring apprentices will be welcomed to learn the game in the biggest single-day session of the world’s most popular card game, Magic: The Gathering. Over 5,400 stores worldwide will also be participating. Magic: The Gathering is a tradable card game where players collect cards and assemble decks filled with all manner of fantastical spells. They then assume the role of powerful planeswalkers and duel one another in a strategic battle of wits.
As part of the first ever Magic Open House, players young and old are invited into their local tabletop game stores to receive their free deck of Magic cards on Saturday April 15. More than 140,000 free cards will be given out as part of Magic Open House across Australia and New Zealand. Worldwide, that’s 3.5 million free cards.
MTG FAST FACTS!
- More than 16,000 unique cards have been printed since Magic debuted in 1993
- On April 15 during Magic Open House, over 3.5 million spells are expected to be given away worldwide, including 140,000 cards across Australia and New Zealand
- Placed end to end, the number of cards given away during Magic Open House in Australia and New Zealand would stretch for 13.2km, or 264 laps of an Olympic swimming pool. That’s CRAZY!
- Magic: The Gathering has 20M+ fans and players worldwide, making it one of the most popular games ever
- Professional Magic: The Gathering tournaments are held across the globe, with players competing for prize pools in excess of USD$1.5m annually
What: Magic Open House – free comicbook day, but for Magic: The Gathering!
Where: 100 stores across Australia and New Zealand, and 5400+ worldwide!
When: Saturday 15 April 2017 What do you get: Everyone who attends Magic Open House gets a Welcome Deck, and a premium foil full-art basic land!
More information: visit http://magic.wizards.com/openhouse
AMONKHET IS COMING!
Pre-release events start midnight Friday April 21st, are YOU worthy?