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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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
82 of 109 people (75%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
193.3 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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46 of 67 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
217.7 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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102 of 175 people (58%) found this review helpful
5 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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23 of 35 people (66%) 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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13 of 21 people (62%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
136.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
I would recomend this game to everyone that either live to far from Magic communities or have no friends that play Magic or you want to start to play MTG and you're new to the scene.

Plus it is cheaper if you don't go tryhard more. With getting 1st win of the day, getting quests done you can hoard a nice extra coins to buy boosters.

Game has some problems specially timining, stoping when you want to, some stuff are just too quick and you'll probably struggle at the start. It gets better trough the game. This game is also a good starting place to learn about Magic basic rules.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
My first and only problem is I can't even open the game! That is very important.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
25.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
Good luck farming coins if you don't spend money. People just tank their rank to farm easy coins off of people who don't want to spend money on coins. So, enjoy the grind...
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2 of 2 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
1 person found this review funny
264.1 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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
The most annoying tooltips ever, the game feels slugysh, mandatory tutorials, Ads everytime the screen changes and microtransactions everywhere. Don't play this garbage.
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21.6 hrs
Posted: October 23
It's a good game and pretty close to the original.

There are only two drawbacks -

1 - when an opposing player plays a card, a little more time to read it will be nice...(although you can still zoom on it later)
2 - and most importantly, if a player is inevitably defeated, the game should say so and end automatically

My major irritation with the game is it that there are players who, for some weird reason, have the opportunity to end the game with one attack, continue to play every card in their hand. This gives the defeated party two choices. They can either concede or sit there for what can be a long, drawn out and unnecessary amount of time while their opponent drags out the inevitable unsportsmanlike "Look it at how much I won!"

In the brick and mortar game, that player would likely have few players that would want to play with them, because, quite frankly, it's obnoxious.

I can imagine players, especially those new to the game, being completely turned off by this.

I'd hope that they update the game to address so that players can avoid having their time wasted by players who, well, could learn to be gracious winners.
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58.1 hrs
Posted: October 23
Nice game, but i prefer the gards in real life. The game is very good for beginning players, not for players who play magic a long time.

But overall its a good game : )
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58.2 hrs
Posted: October 22
It's good!!!!!!
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16.8 hrs
Posted: October 22
I remember magic from high school. We'd play at lunch and it was always a lot of fun. None of my friends in college or later ever played, and I'd kind of forgotten about it. Then I found it had an electronic version like Hearthstone (which I could never seem to get motivated about). I tried the Android version first (Magic 2015) and found it very broken and not well maintained. Then I found out about Magic Duels, and I have to say they really seem to have fixed all the issues I had with Magic 2015.

First, if you've never played Magic the Gathering, this will by and far teach you how to play the game and give you an insanely good basis. If you have played Magic, the tutorials will probably annoy you to no end. Almost everytime something 'new' (abilitiy, spell, special mob) arises, you play a skill quest. Now, the skill quests are short and quick, and do give you some gold for the trouble. But, it can be annoying.

That being said, if you're like me and haven't played in almost 15 years, there have been A LOT of additions to the game you may not be aware of, like...vehicles (say WHAT). So even if you're an old die hard Magic fan, there may be things you haven't kept up on that exist in this game.

What else this game has on Hearthstone is YOU DON'T PAY FOR THE STORY QUESTS!!! And these quests give gold, and boosters...and honestly, they're a lot of fun. The story quests give you a pre-made deck to use. And honestly, I loved this, because it allowed me to see some crazy variations I myself may not have thought of or been brave enough to test.

As with Hearthstone, there are dailies (and a weekly that seems to be shared with all players of Magic Duels).

Here's the crappy part: this game IS NOT cross platform. You cannot even port your game information from one platform to another. So, if you started on your Iphone, and want to play on the PC? You get to do ALL the quests ALL OVER again. This SUCKS. This is my number one complaint by and far. Personally, I travel a lot for work. And I only have a work laptop, which cannot have personal programs/games on it. And travel is by and far the time I'd be most likely to play this game. I'm enjoying it now, but honestly there are too many awesome PC games to play to spend time in a card game when I'm on my beast of a machine.

And while I could put it on my iphone, guess what? My friends are on PC or android....and there is no android port of this game thus far as well.

My friend also pointed out that booster packs in the game run about $2.00 for 6 cards, vs the 15 if you buy a real life booster. So prices are stacked. Personally, this doesn't bother me, since I can easily earn gold to buy booster's in game, and I suspect most people do the same.

So all in all, it's fun. It's well done. The tutorials are well done (thought it'd be nice to have an option to completely skip them if you're experienced, or in my cast, maybe have to replay them all because of this lack of multi-device capability). If you like magic (or if you liked hearthstone, and want something more complicated and imo a million times better), give this a go. But be aware of the limitations. They're a bit heartbreaking.
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Ian The Ingenious Iguana (PAC)
9.4 hrs
Posted: October 22
I am a big mtg fan. So it is nice to get to play anytime. But there is the problem. See, over the past couple weeks the game has been crashing AT THE TITLE SCREEN. So naturally I haven't benn having any fun with. I don't recommend the game until this is fixed
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17.6 hrs
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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45.3 hrs
Posted: October 22
The animations are kinda slow but getting gold is surprinsingly faster than most card games and you can't get repeated cards. This game would be beast if the devs made the gameplay a bit faster at least on campaign/vs AI (I understand in PvP you need some time so they can counter or play instants etc) Also some campaign decks are so basic that completing the game is increidibly boring; matchmaking has seemed fine from what I've played. Quests are also pretty rewarding (60-120 gold quests and boosters are 150 gold ) 30 gold on win vs player , campaign gives 10,20,30,40,50 gold (Increasing by stage) and 1 booster or 3 on final stage.
One complaint I really have is if you party up with a friend in 2 headed giant (2v2) then you don't get gold .... which is really offputting to play with friends lol.
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Sir Lord Genzo Hunfriding
34.1 hrs
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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3.6 hrs
Posted: October 22
It is a great game but pay to win!
Grind must be amazing!
There is 6 cards in one boster!
Who has time and money to spend on electronic card ghatering without tradeing posibility(might be included but i didnt see this option)?

i have like 100.000 MTG cards at home. but grinding online is just amazing in this times, you have like tonnes of card games!

+I repeat, its not a bad game! i just dont recomend you to get into its grinding mode!

No game is like MTG but grind curve here must be so amazing, that i dont rather play it.
Gameplay is descent. Quest are ok. good for beginners in mtg.

Starter pack is ok for beginers but for pro player that starter pack is just the biggest crap you can actualy get :D
its amazing of you you cannot posibly make any competative deck, so your basicaly stuck to Portal type of a cards to like get you hand of a basic abilities :D so your stuck to grind. remeber, you dont need one rare you need four rares of the same type. And yes i got 3x boosters for finishing 1 quest that is made out of a 5 games. so for 5 quest games against npc i got 3xboosters with 6 cards, seems not every boster containing a rare card (might be wrong on this one).

Good for ppl that like to grind as horses and on top of that, they even like to buy electronic card boosters (not cards).
Sad couse i realy dont have time for that what i would realy expect from online Magic is: all cards, with strong tournaments, than you could pay for real tournament to test deck in like real prize tournament.

I saw no tournament mode, since this aint beta anymore, i think they just skipped element of draft and tournaments.

But honestly its not a bad game!
Worth checking out if you are new to mtg!
Mtg is the Mother and the father of all modern card games!
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5.0 hrs
Posted: October 22
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