MORE CARDS. MORE STRATEGY. BIGGER STORY. Playing Magic with your friends has never been more fun! Featuring more than 125 NEW unique earnable cards from Magic’s Eldritch Moon set, NEW Story Content, and more.
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Mixed (15,810 reviews) - 69% of the 15,810 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 29, 2015

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July 20

The Eldritch Moon Release is Here!

Emrakul has arrived, and so has the Eldritch Moon release!

Magic's newest set, Eldritch Moon, is available now! Play through the conclusion of the Innistrad story in a new campaign, and collect over 120 new cards for your favorite decks. Take on the darkness with eldritch abominations, shambling zombies, and the return of the Gatewatch!

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July 20

Server Downtime in Preparation for the Eldritch Moon Release

We are currently in server downtime as we prepare to launch the Eldritch Moon update to Magic Duels. We will be back within the next two hours with the newest release!

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Reviews

“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

MORE CARDS. MORE STRATEGY. BIGGER STORY.

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

NEW STORY: The new Eldritch Moon campaign continues the story of Shadows over Innistrad. With the last protections over Innistrad fading, ancient powers reach forth to corrupt the plane, and now Innistrad's fate remains in the hands of unlikely allies. Only you can take on the darkness.

NEW CARDS: More than 125 NEW unique earnable cards from Magic’s Eldritch Moon set, along with NEW Story Content, NEW Skill Quests, and more.

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.


For Magic Duels game support, please visit:
http://magic.wizards.com/en/content/magic-duels-support

Languages Supported:
* English
* Français
* Deutsch
* Español
* Italiano
* Português
* Русский (Russian)
* 日本語 (Japanese)
* 한국어 (Korean)
* 简体中文 (Simplified Chinese)
* 繁體中文 (Traditional Chinese)

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • 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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LordGaben
0.2 hrs
Posted: August 27
OMFG what the F*ck is this.I cant understand anything I am an idiot or I must be a nerd to play this.XDDDDDDDDDDDDD
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zerg0n
54.0 hrs
Posted: August 27
Magic Duels Is really fun if you liked the analogue Magic the Gathering trading card game since now you don't need to worry anylonger about whether your opponents is playing along the rules since the computer takes care of that. Magic Duels also has a system of micro transactions "like almost all F2P games" where you can buy a booster pack of cards (6 cards for 1.79€ ). However this is not essential for winning in online matches cause you can also buy these boosters through coins which you receive after you win online games ( 30 coins per won match ). Daily certain challenges arise ( for example "Win two matches online and play white or blue cards ) where you can get further coins quickly giving you the possibility to gain a new booster daily by playing only a short amount of time.
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Egg-of-the-Plant
0.8 hrs
Posted: August 27
As an avid Magic: the Gathering player, kind of disappointed. Clunky controls, no way to skip tutorials, frankly just sort of boring gameplay. Takes hours and hours to get any cards. Fine for what it is, since it's free.
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The Mind Sculptor
2.5 hrs
Posted: August 27
When you crack mythics more often here then in paper magic. :(

In all seriousness this is a good cheap alternative to standard paper magic even if you have to grind alot.

Would be better if you could buy singles for decks and if the connection was less choppy.

But please play paper magic, cuz you will definitly have more fun then this.
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HoMama
16.0 hrs
Posted: August 27
All mana or no mana, not having much fun at all playing this game. Every now and then I try again only to become totally frustrated with the draw. Also after maybe 75-100 games I believe I actually won the toss to play first twice. Very rare to get a good land balance in story mode. The decks in story mode would be fun to play if not for the aggravation of a poor computer shuffle. I'm finished, deleting game today. Please try again WOC as you have done well in the past.

Maybe if I spent about $300 I'd actually be able to make a competitive deck.
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ja3807kv
9.7 hrs
Posted: August 27
Ive lost all faith in MTG on the PC.
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Sap
257.6 hrs
Posted: August 26
They're listening to the community by implementing new updates every set, fixing bugs and adding new cards.
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Faylen Sol
5.6 hrs
Posted: August 26
Been playing for a day or two now. I'm pleased that they finally introduced Planeswalkers and Legendary creatures as compared to older DoTP games. The only thing I would love as an introduction in a future update is a draft. Even if it's drafting with AI (I would prefer it to be with other players in a tournament style structure, but hey, I would settle for AI).

I doubt we'll get that since I don't think the current inventory or booster pack system would allow for that. But who knows.

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Konang
86.4 hrs
Posted: August 26
Mechanics work well, a lot of 'unexpected error' causing to quit in the middle of the match. It's a freemium game. Wanna have a fighting change? then invest in the game or you are going to suffer against players that have op decks whil you are just trying to scrape some coins. This is straight up bullying.
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BullHippo
82.2 hrs
Posted: August 26
At first I thought it was going to be another silly 'semi-magic' game like many previous releases. I was pleasantly surprised that it does have a much more traditional 'magic' or 'magic online' feel to it. While technically you can still buy your way to a great deck, you still need to know how to use it in order to win consistantly. It does offer incentive for playing regularly, as well as learning game rules and mechanics. In my opinion is worth a download whether you're new to Magic: The Gathering or if you're a veteran.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
137.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
The game itself is fun, but the software crashes a lot since the latest update which is annoying as hell. As far as free games go, I don't understand any complaints other than the crashing and maybe the AI. If they REALLY wanted to they could be pretty greedy with this game. You aren't forced to use real money to buy boosters. Obtaining gold to buy boosters isn't difficult nor is the price unreasonable and most digital TCG's limit the amount of gold you can make a day. This one however, doesn't. Not to mention they allow you to obtain cards from their latest set which people normally have to buy with real money. You shouldn't have a problem making enough gold through quests to get at least 2 boosters a day. What's really great is you can keep making gold from farming the AI and winning PvP matches so who's to say what your limit on boosters is a day. I haven't paid a cent for this game and I have no problems winning against players.

Kind of a bonus (or negative depending on how you look at it) since it's digital, you don't have to travel anywhere to play. Honestly? I'd love to play the physical game now that I discovered magic with this game, but the sad truth is we're in the age of technology. Card shops are vanishing and you gotta travel further and further to play with people. It's nice getting that little social benefit out of it, holding the cards, meeting people, but it's slowly dying out. It's the good and the bad. Thanks to the economy playing physical TCG's is really expensive. Between gas and the cards themselves it all really adds up. I personally have never done too well at keeping track of collectables so really digital TCG's are best for me. Not only that it kind of opens up more competition since again you don't gotta travel really far just to play, especially with people in other countries. I know I'm gonna get hate for saying this, but eventually magic will likely turn into a primarily digital TCG. There's a huge following yet of physical players so I'm sure it'll keep going, but I don't think it'll be long before we see a complete integration. Obviously this game and other MTG video games are signs it's coming.

Anyway, my final thoughts, I hope they keep adding the new boosters and really would love to see the old ones added. Would love if they could fix the crashing issues. My one and only complaint right now is the AI is super broken. The hardest AI is the easiest and the easiest is the hardest. In some ways a plus since the hardest 'awards' the most gold. I swear that the AI is also rigged. There's just been too many times where the AI has just happened to have the right deck and cards in hand to counter what I play. I don't buy that it's completely random. Somethings wrong when players are a cakewalk to beat vs the ai.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
82.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 5
This game has gone through lots of changes since its origins (pun intended). My fears were that this game wouldn't be supported by devs, but I no longer think this is possible. They've realised 4 expansions, now it has more expansions than Hearthstone. Also, now it's more stable than it used to be. I didn't recomend this game when it first came out, but now that lots of new mechanics and cards where implemented and that you can earn booster packs faster, I can't stop playing it. If you like Magic the Gathering, and want to be able to build your own decks, and if you're looking for a free to play game, then don't doubt in playing this game. Go on, go play. Go. Go. Go
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
107.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
It's okay if you have no money, are starting out, or want to waste a few hours playing. The selection of cards is limited, the timing and rulings on a few cards are off and optimal timing is hard with no upkeep or choosing what goes on the stack first. Having only one mythic and 2 rares makes deck building hard to theme around.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
25.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 12
it was ok. kinda tedious if you already play magic irl.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1,240.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
It doesn't use the official rules,
and it doesnt have all the cards in the set.
But by damn is it still a better game and far less of a rip off then MTGO.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
Frequent updating when a new set comes out, great substitute to fuel that urge to play MTG if you don't play irl anymore as well.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
31.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
First off I'm a casual MTG player. Have 0% intrest in Friday Night Magic at my local nerd store and don't want to spend crazy amounts of money on cards to compete in tournaments. I just like to play MTG, I think it's a fantastic game. I prefer to play IRL but this video game version has a few things going for it.

1. It will teach you how to play and has other great resources like ability defeinitions of the cards with sample play for newbs.
2. alows you to buld decks (yes from a limited card pool) and plays MTG online or solo.
3. It's free...well for the most part. Wizards still wants you to buy boosters even though you can earn coins by playing games...but it takes a while which is the point IMO.

Most importantly I can play magic because most people I know don't.

I can understand if your a real hardcore player you'll despise this game, or at the very best give it a meh rating. I get it, it's not the full catalog of MTG cards. Early on I encountered some bugs, but now haven't had 1 issue......well 1. It crashed just before I wrote this review.

This is a great MTG game for the casual MTG player and anyone learning how to play. By the way all the versions teach you how to play but this one teaches mechanics introduced from the latest sets.

Nothing can replace actual paper magic but this can more than scratch that itch if your a casual or a newb.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
25.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 3
I want to see the history of new Phyrexia !
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
295.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
Amazing game
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
41.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
A great way to play more MTG without ever spending a dime. This isn't a replacement to paper Magic or MTGO. And I'm sure it isn't supposed to be one. The UI is pretty great. It is even better than the MTGO UI at least.

PROS:
-Online MTG.
-Simple UI.
-Two Headed Giant Format with enough playerbase that ensure that you will get games.
-Addicting gameplay.
-You really don't need to ever spend money to get cards.
-To people who hate deck-building it can be automated.

CONS:
-Still have a few bugs and it still feels rought around the edges.
-Some cards are so buggy the devs out right replace them to something else.
-Meaningless ranking system.
-When an opponent leaves, the AI takes over.
-Addicting gameplay.
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