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Standard Format

Deck Size
60+
Number of Players
2
Game Duration
20 Minutes

Why Play This Format?

  • Easily accessible cards
  • Great for deck building
  • Competitive

Different Ways to Play

Tabletop
Gather with friends and play in person! Tabletop is your chance to see physical card treatments like exclusive art, foils, and thematic frames up close.
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

Standard games are one-on-one with a 60 card minimum for the main deck (up to 15 card sideboard). Winner is determined either by best of one, or best of three games. These games should last standard length for a game (about 20 minutes on average).

Standard is a dynamic format where you build decks and play using cards in your collection from recently released Magic sets. Evolving gameplay and fresh strategies make it one of the most fun and popular ways to play Magic.

How does set rotation work?
Each year, new Magic sets are released and added to Standard. Once per year, when the fall set releases, the four oldest sets in Standard rotate out.

What Sets Are Legal in Standard?
  • Dominaria United
    
  • Streets of New Capenna
    
  • Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty
    
  • Innistrad: Crimson Vow
    
  • Innistrad: Midnight Hunt
    

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