MORE CARDS. MORE STRATEGY. BIGGER STORY. With the massive Kaladesh expansion, playing Magic with your friends has never been more fun! Now including: ● 1,000+ unique, earnable Magic cards ● 50+ story-driven Campaign Missions ● NEW customizable card sleeves and full-art lands ● Play friends online in Battle Mode, or find a four-player...
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Release Date: Jul 29, 2015

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September 28

Kaladesh is Available Now!

Come one and all to the Inventors' Fair on Kaladesh!

Take a trip to a world of ingenuity and invention with Kaladesh in Magic Duels! Begin the story of Kaladesh in a new campaign, collect over 150 new cards for your favorite decks, and customize your favorite decks with items. Invent your tomorrow with new artifacts, pilot fantastic vehicles, and power them all with the energy of this wondrous plane.

We look forward to seeing what you can create!

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September 27

Magic Duels Downtime for Kaladesh Release

Magic Duels will enter downtime at 6:00 AM Pacific Time (13:00 UTC) on 9/28 in preparation for the Kaladesh release. The downtime is expected to last ten hours. For the most up to date news on the availability of the Kaladesh release, please follow us on Twitter!

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“Magic Duels is the best implementation of the Duels of the Planeswalkers series yet...”
8.75 – Game Informer

“Yes, you should absolutely download and play this game.”
4/5 – Examiner

8.5 – IGN - Spain

About This Game


Summon mythical creatures. Cast legendary spells. Match wits with your opponent and emerge victorious in epic online duels. With 1,000+ earnable cards and countless strategies, building your deck and challenging your friends in Magic: The Gathering has never been more fun.

NEW CARDS: 167 NEW unique cards from Magic's Kaladesh set, including Vehicles, artifacts, and more.

NEW STORY: A NEW story-driven Campaign following the events of the Kaladesh Inventor's Fair.

NEW ITEMS: You can now customize your play decks with 12 NEW card sleeves and full-art lands.

MANY WAYS TO PLAY: Experience some of Magic's most iconic moments in Story Mode, head to Battle Mode to take on your friends, or grab a partner for a four-player Two-Headed Giant battle.

BUILD POWERFUL DECKS: Build your deck of devastating spells from an ever-growing library of earnable cards.

PRACTICE OFFLINE: Hone your skills and try new decks and strategies against virtually endless AI opponents in Solo Mode.

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System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 8/7 (XP not supported)
    • Processor: 2GHz CPU (Pentium 4 or equivalent)
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB DirectX 11.0 compatible video card with Pixelshader 3.0 support
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 11.0 compatible sound card
    • Additional Notes: 1GB RAM (2GB for Windows 7)
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83 of 110 people (75%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
207.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
ive played this game for quite long, and its kinda ok for a mtg game.
the only thing i dislike is, that the pairing is ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t:
"hey, youre level 1 with a starterdeck? lets pair you with a level 80 player, who only pushes out very rare cards and beats you in 3 rounds!!"

you need to win in order to get coins, to buy new cards.
so in the end you cant win, because you dont have good cards or even synergy
and you dont get coins because you cant win, due to the lack of good cards/synergy

rarely you win because your opponent leaves the game early (maybe because he has a bad first draw)

the only way to avoid this is to buy coins with real money.
or get lucky and finish the quests (1 quest per day). but mostly you need to win with a special color to finish it....

so basically there is definetly a pay to win-factor.
but you can also "grind to win", which is very frustrating.
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47 of 69 people (68%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
232.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
OK. I WANT to be able to give this a positive review. I like Magic. Unfortunately, this program has some serious bugs that I find unacceptable.

I have been in a duel, and tapped my mana, and played a spell, with creatures already on the field. I proceed to the next step, but instead of allowing me to attack, it ended my turn, costing me the match. This bug has happened to me a number of times.

The timer for a turn, in my opinion, is set too short. Being rushed really diminishes my enjoyment of the game.

One of the more frustrating parts is when you have a plan, and it requires that you spend your mana precisely. So you tap your mana for a specific spell and then cast the spell, only to have the game tap other lands to cast it, leaving you with spent mana that you then can't use correctly, and is a risk for manaburn.

I am also surprised at the speed at which new sets have recently been added. It definitely creates a more serious pay to win situation. True, it comes as no real surprise that Magic is pay to win, but by adding new expansions one right after another, the game exacerbates this issue.

And, of course, there is the issue with getting new cards. You earn coins from playing the stories and you get some starter cards. You get more by grinding, but the problem with that is that you have to win or no matter how many matches you play, you get nothing, Even the points for many quests require that you win, in addition to meeting the quest requirement. You are pretty much guaranteed the coins from the storylines, but it can take a lot of grinding to get those, as you have to win all of those matches as well.

There is also the total inability to communicate with other players.

Honestly, if they can clean up the bugs, and add communication, I would feel a lot better about recommending the game.
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103 of 176 people (59%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
I have devoted a good 110% of my brainpower to the physical card game. I have cranked out dollar after dollar to receive literally thousands of cards. I have spent midnight to five in the morning trying not to faceplant into my creatures at a midnight prerelease. I have slaved over a table, building deck, after deck, after deck. I have withdrawn from society to play this game. However, I thought that it would be pretty cool to start playing online. Trust me, it's not. It costs less to get physical cards, and then those cards have the potential to be worth actual money. Heed my warning, head to your local GameStop or card store and grab yourself a starter pack of MtG, and a couple of friends, and have some actual, physical fun. Then, you can sell and trade without having to complete a tutorial or paying for worthtless cards that have no monetary value in the real world.


If you are a BRAND NEW player with zero cards or money, play through the tutorial, which will adequetly introduce you to the base mechanics of the game. Then, it is worthless. If you want an online experience with a more minimal interface and cards that ARE WORTH REAL MONEY, go to and download MtGO. You shell out 10 dollars for entry to the game, get some cards, and then you pay the IRL face value for packs, prereleases, drafts, cubes, singles, etc. You can actually trade with people. Then, you can sell your cards to bots and get credits. Just don't get this game.
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24 of 36 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
88.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
Great interface, graphics and sound! The problem I have with this game is that decks are so unbearably hard to put together... Would be perfect if it had an inbuilt craft system like heartstone or card trading. Like it is now you spend way more time farming boosters than playing actual Magic. It's great for new or returning mtg players to get a hang of the rules and game mechanincs, but I wouldn't reccomend to anyone else untill deck building becomes feasible. Unless of course you want to play through the story mode which is pretty cool.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 22
I got instantly addicted to this game, it's perfect for those seeking a strategy game filled with tactics and analysis. It also requires a great knowledge of the cards and how to pair the 5 elements together however, the only inconvenience is that you may need a pinch of luck (and a sack of coins) to advance in the game. Overall, it's very enjoyable.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
274.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
i love the game. it has some bugs when it comes to 2 headed that i wish they would fix. the biggest issue i have is when you get alot of creatures in play and they stack so its hard to pick one to target. or when your blocking someone who attacks with alot of creatures. thats also hard to find the creature your looking for. over all i really like this game and hope it gets better.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
37.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
Disclaimer: Many of the reviews that are positive are posted by people who have never played another tcg, have never played competitively, and have NEVER had to manage their own decks irl. As a competitive, multi-format player with experience, I find their reviews highly dishonest, insulting, and to be frank, absurd.[/b[ So, what are some positives about the game? You can play against people around the world who have a ♥♥♥♥♥ier internet connection than you, give WotC money to NEVER ensure the game receives any amount of attention from them, see cards in packs without having to pay a cent of real money (unless after the countless hours spent playing this game you got tired of the ♥♥♥♥ RNG and paid actual money for gold instead), and suffer through single-player campaigns where the computer will ALWAYS have answers for every play you make. Sound fun? The RNG is painfully-bad, to the point where single-player campaigns are virtually unplayable since you'll usually have nothing in your hand and the AI will have EVERY CARD IT NEEDS ALL THE TIME. Essentially, you're experiencing the "The computer is a cheating ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥" trope first-hand. Oh, but that's not where the bad RNG ends. In versus, you're gonna either mulligan or hope that the game manages to play realistically for once. Usually, it's the former 70% of the time, which means wins are luck-based and not through player interaction. Of course, the flaws would be forgivable if gold farming wasn't so hilariously-bad. 300 Gold for 2 packs, and the packs only have 5 cards each. That WotC can't even produce a game that rewards hours of grinding just to have access to packs and try to build semi-decent decks based on their garbage deck rating system is the cherry on the top. And the ads. CONSTANTLY, you are bombarded with in-game pop-ups that ask you if you're having fun, if you've seen the latest booster set that came out MONTHS ago, if you're contemplating smashing your keyboard, how much you want to punch one of their employees, and how quickly you're going to drop this simulator and pay them money to play the game irl. Anyone who uses this simulator as anything other than a time-sink and thinks "Oh, if you can't get to a local tourney" or "If you've never played a tcg in your life" are viable excuses as to why they think this is a good tcg simulator, then they need to kindly ♥♥♥♥ off and play the tcg irl before proceeding. It's ♥♥♥♥, and has ZERO redeeming factors.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
464.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
Doesn't really matter what I say because everyone has a different opinion about the game.

Some UI Question I have about the game and some game design choices I have about the game.

But the game solid for a Free to play game and you should be able to get many many many hours Easy like I have.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
37.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 22
Good game, good story mode, good tutorials for newbies. It's not pay to win but you'll have to sweat and farm a lot to make a decent deck.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
Pretty much whatever you'd expect from MTG. For being free to play I really cant compain. You get to build your own decks. Play against people, against comps, differnt game types than just 1v1. Campaigns for decks releases. Deck releases! Can eventually earn all the available cards. Could pay for the booster packs, but I havn't read up on how long you keep cards. I'd be upset to pay for cards for them to just expire or something. Have to look into that. Only true dislike about Magic Duels is how long the grind is to get more boosters. For the causual player it takes a while. So if all you do all day is MTG then you'll be fine and on the highway to earning boosters.
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Blade Korumitsu
1.7 hrs
Posted: October 25
Worked perfectly for about 30 minutes, then the mouse bugged out and everything I've done to fix it has been completely useless. I would recommend the game if it didn't do this.
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2.9 hrs
Posted: October 25
Nice Grafics and Gamplay.
But it's just a Money Cow and Pay to Win.
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28.8 hrs
Posted: October 25
Magic Duels is enjoyable and has a lot of free content.

The game however is a seperate departure from Magic: The Gathering and MTGO. It is wholy different than the interface for MTGO.

The artwork for Magic Duels is also a bit dissapointing. The creeping influiemce of anime in all the MTG products is sad.
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Sylek Isana
242.6 hrs
Posted: October 25
Magic Duels is a F2P online MTG game where you get cards, face off against AI or other players to get coins which you spend on more cards and repeat the process. While this game is F2P, I see it as P2W as you can easily buy coins to get cards, and the more money you throw at the game, the more coins, and cards, you get.
+Free - paying for coins is optional, but helpful (I'm not spending money.)
+Fairly certain (though I could be wrong) that this is cross platform, so you can play with people on consoles or pc.
+Tutorials to learn both the basics and details of the game. (bonus coins too)
+Daily quests for bonus coins
+Story quests for more coins and card pack (once only)
-Cannot talk to opponents at all or teammates in THG (Two Headed Giant (aka 2v2))
-Card packs irl give you 15 cards per pack. This gives you 6 cards, and you can buy enough coins for one pack by paying $2 (US)
-Not a comprehensive list of cards available; some are used in the campaign but cannot be obtained for multiplayer
-Purchase coins to buy cards, foil your cards (visual effect), or buy card protectors (for digital cards)
-If opponent loses connection, you play against an AI using their cards and still have to win to get paid. It does not count as a win unless you actually win the game. (If they leave/forfeit, it does count as a win, but you can keep playing against AI for quests.)
The game isn't great by any means, but it is free and can give enough coins to buy a card pack or two per day. But to get the cards you really want, be prepared to spend a lot of time and or money getting coins and hoping you get lucky. There is 0 communication factor to this game. You cannot talk to opponents or teammates in game, and the main way to get coins when facing players is to have a random opponent/teammate. My final score is 7/10 because it is mostly playable for me with an occasional crash. I've also managed to pull together a half decent deck (though it still needs some work) without throwing money at the game.
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Bash The Stampede
38.0 hrs
Posted: October 25
The game is pretty good, the community not so much almost everyone abadons game that he thinks lost but the worst part is the everyday (often more than once a day) crash of this game.
Still worth trying.
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Fill You Up!
35.9 hrs
Posted: October 24
Pretty neat
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213.3 hrs
Posted: October 24
A phenomenal card strategy game. Very good for people looking to get in to paper Magic. This will introduce the basic rules and get you accustomed to the game. If I were to compare this to Hearthstone, Hearthstone would be checkers and Magic Duels would be chess ;]
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0.1 hrs
Posted: October 24
It's a good thing this game is Free to "Play" considering how many people would be ♥♥♥♥♥♥ for purchasing a game that wouldn't even launch on their up-to-date and more than powerful enough machines. I've tried everything from updating, changing configuration settings, to reinstalling with no luck whatsoever. Had to launch and let this turd crash my graphics driver over and over just so I could log the 5 minutes to write this warning. Seriously dissapointed in this, considering my ♥♥♥♥ing phone runs this game no problem.

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48.6 hrs
Posted: October 24
Pretty good game, cool that they have the "Origins" section
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13.6 hrs
Posted: October 24
bruh real game still beter
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