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Booster Draft

Deck Size
40+
Number of Players
2 - 8
Game Duration
120 Minutes

Why Play This Format?

  • Deckbuilding on the spot
  • Different every time
  • Level playing field

Different Ways to Play

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MTG Arena
Try your hand at  Magic: The Gathering  through tutorials and a digital game you can take on the go. MTG Arena is free and available on mobile or desktop.  
SpellTable
Use your webcam to play Magic with friends in a private game, or match against players around the world! Now available with state-of-the-art card scanning technology.

Play Rules/Modifiers

A format for up to 8 players to open card packs, then play one-on-one games on the spot! Each deck should have at least 40 cards and should last an average length for a game (about 20 minutes).

How to draft: First, players sit around a table in a semi-circle. Each player then opens a booster pack and picks a single card without showing the other players.

Each player then passes the remaining cards to the left, and continues drafting from the new cards they get from the player on their right. This continues until all of the cards in those packs have been distributed (drafted). Then each player opens a second pack, but this time, pass the pack to the right. After all those cards are drafted, you do the same with the third pack, passing to the left again. At the end, each player will have about 45 cards (along with any number of basic lands) which they can use to build a 40 card deck.

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