Magic: the Gathering - Ixalan Season
What will be happening in store during the Ixalan season?
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Check in with your local store for the events happening near you using the links below!
Prerelease - Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th September
Prerelease is your first chance to play with the new set before it's official release. We have two options available for Prerelease so you can pick the one that best suits your play style.
Regardless of which prerelease you choose to play in each player will receive:
- A prerelease pack containing 6
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- A date stamped foil promo card which could be any rare or mythic rare from the set
We also have a land station in the stores for you to borrow.
Check locally for which events are going on and their times.
If you are new to Magic and still learning, can't commit to a full day of play or you would just like to play at your own pace with no pressure, then Prerelease Party is the one for you! At a Prerelease Party, you can come down anytime you like, build your deck at your own pace (don't worry, we are on hand to help) and play your games at your own pace too. Play at least 3 games with 3 different people to earn yourself 2 extra Ixalan boosters.
If you think you know your stuff and want a chance to win extra boosters with a bit of competition, then the Prerelease Tournament is the one for you! In the tournament you will be given approximately half an hour to build your deck, then you will be paired up with a different opponent in each of the 4 rounds. The rounds are timed too. Reckon you can handle it? Everyone will get a minimum of one booster for completing the event and if you finish in the top 8 you may even walk away with more!
Draft Weekend - Saturday 30th September & Sunday 1st October
Come and join us to celebrate the official release of the set with Draft Weekend!
We will be firing drafts at 12pm,
Drafts are a brilliant way to add more cards to your collection whilst having fun. It's the biggest bang for your Magic buck, and you get to choose which cards you keep from the packs. What's not to love?! They are super easy to get involved with (if you can open a pack and know how to play Magic, you're already there!)
If you want to read more on how a draft works check out Jonathan's blog post here.
League - 2nd October - 29th October
League is another fantastic way to build your collection whilst having fun with the cards you open! This is old-school Magic. Limited card choices, low price point and lots of fun. At the start of the
Players taking part in the League receive a gorgeous
Every week you can buy an extra booster to add to your card pool. Your deck will change and evolve with you depending on what cards you manage to add to your collection and what you're having fun with.
Play 10 games across the month with as many different people as possible to earn yourself a foil promo card.
Standard Showdown - 7th October - 24th December
Looking to show off your deck building skills and prove your worth? Or just want a slightly more competitive environment to show off the deck you've created with your
Not exclusively for hardcore players, but expect a little more of a competitive edge at Standard Showdown.
What's in these Standard Showdown booster packs?
- One premium card from a
- One premium foil basic land
- Two rares or mythic rares from a currently legal standard set.
Check locally for which days you can play Standard Showdown.
Store Championship - Saturday 30th December
The climax of the Season!
Join us for a day of Magic as we get ready to welcome the next set, Rivals of
Trade, play and join in our
Everyone taking part gets a full-art foil promo card from the next set (Rivals of
As well as the title of Store Champion, there is a store champion playmat and exclusive deck boxes for those who emerge in victory!
Friday Night Magic - Every Friday from store opening to store closing.
Friday Night Magic is for everyone who wants to have a fun day/night playing the game they love. Come along with your favourite deck and have a fantastic time making new friends, playing your favourite game and being in with a chance of getting foil promo cards.
Anyone can come down and play anytime the store is open but check with your local TGS to see what organised play events are happening and when.