Magic: The Gathering has recently released a free version on PC this September 27. The game is called Magic The Gathering Arena. It is now free on the official website of Magic: The Gathering.

Magic: The Gathering came out in 1993 by Wizards of the Coast. Magic was the first trading card game and has approximately twenty million players as of 2015. In Magic, you play as a powerful wizard who casts spells, uses artifacts or summons creatures. As a battle of wisdom and tactics, Magic fascinates board game players around the world.

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Magic: The Gathering is one of the longest-standing card games in the world

With 2 or more players, Magic can be played with printed cards or on a computer or mobile phone devices through the Magic: The Gathering Online. However, we still need to purchase cards - either physical copies or virtual cards – to play Magic.

The free Magic The Gathering Arena

Now it is no more, we can enjoy Magic The Gathering Arena for free. Just sign up an account and start playing Magic with basic decks. Through playing and grinding, more cards will be available for you to pick up.

What is great about Magic The Gathering Arena compared to a physical version of Magic is the tremendous amount of calculation it does for players. Magic is one of the most complex card games out there with various rules and details to refer to. For starters or new players, it is very hard to keep track of what is going on in a game.

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The game is good for starters as it does most of the calculation in-game

This is where Magic The Gathering Arena comes in handy. It is still the exact Magic game but it does the hard work for you. It clearly states when is your turn and when to lie back thinking. What you need to do is only make decisions and enjoy as the game pans out.

Moreover, as Magic The Gathering Arena aims to build up a game community, you can play with total strangers while your buddies are not around. Another interesting thing about the game is that you can redeem your physical copy cards in the game. Just enter the code in you physical cards and you will have them in Magic The Gathering Arena.

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You can redeem physical Magic cards into Magic The Gathering Arena cards

All in all, Magic The Gathering Arena will look to enter the free to play market and see if it can establish itself as an even more popular game.