Core sets are back and we're inviting you to join us for the Core 2019 season!
There's plenty of events throughout the season to suit all styles of play - whether you're a veteran player and excited for the new set or you're completely new and looking for a way to start.
Magic Open House - Saturday 30th June - Sunday 1st July
This is the place to start your Magic the Gathering journey. Magic Open House is a day especially for new players. Whether you're brand new or a returning player, come along for a demo and meet some of the regulars.
If you already play and are one of our regulars, we invite you to join us and help show the newer players the ropes.
We'll also have giveaways of promotional items throughout the day - think posters, deck boxes and more!
Prerelease - Saturday 7th July - Sunday 8th July
Prerelease is your chance to play with the new set a whole week before its official release!
We have 3 events across the weekend to choose from:
Prerelease Party - Perfect for newer players. This event lets you build and play at your own place.
Prerelease with Swiss rounds - This event is more structured. Players have around 45 minutes to build a deck and then games are played in a Swiss round format - a number of rounds will be played against various opponents.
Prerelease 2HG - This event is great if you want to play a structured event with Swiss rounds, but want to play with a friend. Two-Headed Giant sees players partner up and play as one!
Check with your local TGS for individual event times - Prerelease
Friday Night Magic - Every Friday!
Join us every Friday for your weekly Magic fix and some fun, casual play and of course there are those fantastic FNM promos!
Check with your local TGS for start times/ formats played.
Draft Weekend - Saturday 14th July - Sunday 15th July
Join us for Draft weekend to celebrate the official release of the set.
Drafting is a great way to add cards to your collection and test your skills.
Join us for drafts across the weekend. Everyone who takes part gets a fantastic promo card too!
Find your local TGS event here
Magic League - Starts 21st July
Magic League is a fantastic way to play at your own pace, try out a bit of deck building and start to build your collection.
At the start of the League you purchase 3 Core 2019 boosters and build a small 30-card deck with the contents. Once built your deck stays in store ready for you to play with whenever you are here. You can use the online community to arrange games with other players or use the time imbetween other games to get some league play in.
Once a week and/or after 3 consecutive game losses you may choose to purchase another booster to add to your league collection.
Each participant will be given a deck box and a game tracker and once you have played 10 games you will also receive a foil promo card!
Perfect for new players to help improve your skills and grow your collection.
Standard Showdown - Starts 28th July
If you want to up your game and battle it out with some friendly competition this is the event for you!
The winner of this event each week will win some fantastic special Standard Showdown boosters loaded with rare and foils from recent expansions, plus new foil lands by Alayna Danner.
Standard Showdown events run for about 8 weeks. Click here for your local TGS' events.
Store Championship - Date TBC (around Saturday 15th September)
Now this event is the one to prove yourself!
Winner takes away the fantastic Store Champion playmat and there are some lovely promo cards for participants too!
More details will follow for this fantastic event!
There's also some fantastic products available for Core Set 2019!
Booster packs contain 15 cards and are the most popular product for Magic the Gathering. You can just open them and add the cards to your deck or collection, play with them in drafts and sealed play or even pack wars!
Bundles contain 10 booster packs, a spin down life counter, a land pack and a booklet showcasing the entire set with highlights on certain cards and their abilities!
Deck Builders Toolkits contain 125 semi-randomized cards, 4 fifteen-card booster packs from recent Magic sets, 100 basic land cards, a deck builder's guide, and of course the full-art reusable card storage box.
Planeswalker decks are a ready-to-play 60-card deck featuring a foil Planeswalker card and come with a Core Set 2019 booster pack too!