How much free space do you have on your device? Can you make room for 1.2GB of additional game data? That's what you're going to need if you want to play the new Magic: The Gathering game. Yeah, these cards take up some space.

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The game is free to download, but only comes with a subset of content. You get a handful of decks, one campaign, and a few other tidbits. If you want to All the extra content, it's going to cost you a whopping $9.99. You do get a lot for your money though:

  • 7 additional decks to unlock
  • 250+ additional cards unlockable through play
  • 4 deadly opponents, including the Planeswalker Chandra Nalaar
  • 18 additional Campaign levels across the planes of Ravnica, Alara, Innistrad and Zendikar, plus 11 revenge matches
  • 10 puzzling challenges
  • Ad Hoc one-on-one Multiplayer play
  • Two-Headed Giant and Custom Game modes
  • Access to deck key and foil conversion in-app purchases
  • Additional downloadable content as it becomes available

The game itself is very attractive as far as card games go, and Magic is still the gold standard for this type of gameplay. Magic 2014 is free to try, so check it out. It's pricey if you want the full version, but you'd spend a lot more than $10 on the real cards.

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

He's the author of a sci-fi novel called The Crooked City, which is available on Amazon and Google Play. http://goo.gl/WQIXBM

  • whiteyonenh

    Why not, I'll bite, lets see if it tries to throw that 1.2GB on internal storage on devices that don't have 1.2GB of internal storage... It better be setup to use the SD card if it's going to claim that it's compatible with my Evo Shift...

    • whiteyonenh

      Claims to install, doesn't work, uninstalled... running Supreme Sense V-XII with a2sd mod.

  • Mike Loomis

    i have a bunch of 3rd edition and older Magic the Gathering cards in actual, physical form in my basement somewhere. I wonder how hard it would be to sell them?

    • Clayton Ginther

      Not hard at all. go to a store that sells them and they will price them for you. just know what you bring there because sometimes they will pocket cards while pricing.

    • Rob

      I sold off all of my beta, third edition, and revised cards and made a killing.
      Sell them to a site instead of a store. You'll have to manually add all of your cards and conditions to your cart, but they pay MUCH better than stores do.

      • Mike Loomis

        Do you have any suggestions for a site?

        • gqkevyn

          If you have patience selling them to individual will probably yield the highest profit.

    • Celebith

      Depends on where your basement is, too. Online stores (ChannelFireball, Star City Games, Troll and Toad) give okay prices and decent store credit, but if you're anywhere near a decent sized city, you may be able to get a local player to buy the lot for a decent amount. I've gotten better prices selling subsets of collections that way.

      • Mike Loomis


  • http://about.me/tysonayoung Tyson Young

    Started the download this morning at 7 AM. The problem is I live in the the state with the slowest internet speed (according to huffington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/02/10-states-with-slowest-internet-speeds_n_914925.html#s318580&title=1__Idaho) it probably won't be done until 10 or 11 haha.

  • Armus

    Say no to cardboard crack. It took me five years to get clean and it feels great.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=708741524 Robb Nunya

      You should check out the new Masters cards! Nice adds! (Evil laugh!)

  • btod

    $9.99 isn't a lot of money when dealing with Magic. Any casual player spends way more than that when building a deck.

    • http://www.twitter.com/ninjustin ninjustin

      Yeah that's the cost of what two booster packs. I used to play way back in the day but I've found the PC games were a way more affordable to get my Magic Kick without blowing a tone of cash.

  • Angel

    Disappointed a bit no online play for android.

  • Curs3d

    To bad they didn't make the game like the Shandalar campaign from back in 1997, I've been waiting at least 10 years now for another single player magic the gathering game in that style :( (someone should make a kickstarter for that -_-)

  • hurrpancakes

    I think you accidentally a word in the second paragraph

  • fredric

    If it ain't Yu-Gi-Oh!, I ain't playing it.
    I think that's only me, though.

  • fuckingidiots

    So let's say you buy the game for 10 bucks, are you able to potentially unlock every card through gameplay, or would you, at some point, be have to buy virtual boosters with real money to get more cards?

  • JimmyTimmyKimmy

    Mtg: battlegrounds anyone? No? Okay ;_;

  • Alec Smith

    New game? I've had it forever on my iPad.