Tutorial – How to play Magic: The Gathering – Part 1: Getting Started

Want to learn how to play Magic: The Gathering? Then look no further! This tutorial series will teach you everything you need to know in order to play your first games of Magic.

In Part 1 we explore the goal of the game, how to set up a game, how to cast a spell and finally how the game starts.

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frostyblade 88 says:

this is like Pokémon and yugioh had a baby

LeeR says:

my girlfriend and i are going on holiday in a few weeks, and she wanted to try this out. luckily, we got speaking to the part-owner of my local comic shop (they do magic evening every friday) and he gave me and my girlfriend a free stater pack each! now i have to learn. thanks for the video

CROSSED - Call of Duty & More says:

Thanks for the information, I’m trying to play Magic Duels and this helps!

MysticSwordsman says:

Is there a limit to the amount of cards in your library?

Luciano Herra says:

How many lands you can have in the board? is there a limit?

Branden Owens says:

youre not a wizard your a planeswalker

jack jack says:

glory siekorr lol

Mr Sparklepants says:

I go to my local “Knights comics and games” to buy comics and every friday night play some magic the gathering

PsyTunes says:

Just started playing thanks was very helpful

Zer-0 says:

learn yugioh less confusing

Dark L says:

can you play with a total of 50 cards between 2 people? I only have 50 cards.

Salman Qaisar says:

HELP: Can anyone guide me please? I am NEW to MTG. i am looking for a mode which supports true multiplayer (not 2-headed giant or whatever that is called) for 3-4 players.
Key features:
1. multiplayer (3-4, maybe 5)
2. i only want to play CASUAL, with friends on our boardgaming nights, to have some FUN.
3. I DONT want to have to buy extra cards (i wouldnt know what to get!)
4. some decent REPLAYABILITY
5. preconstructed decks be relatively BALANCED.
(6. something that allowed a draft eg Winchester would be fun, as long as it is multiplayer
On paper, the new COMMANDER ANTHOLOGY box seems to fit.
Would u guys agree with that???
Any other ideas? 5 commander decks from the same year?
Thanks for your help 🙂 Sal

Rug 411 says:

this is so much simpler than yughio

Tyler Zabel says:

if you have two mana already on battlefield and a creature that you cast as well, on your next turn can you play another creature that cost two mana or does it have to have its own mana? can the cards share mana?

Assassindrew 02 says:

I’m trying to get into card games and Magic: The Gathering is one I was excited for and this guide was very helpful fir teaching me the core basics of the game and I thank you

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Dragon King21 says:

I play Yugioh and I decided to try a different game. this was very helpful! 🙂

Phat V. says:

What’s your opinion on magic duels on iOS?

Kristen Bautista says:

Can you make a video on how to convince friends to try magic? Lol xD

crapparc says:

Thanks for doing my work for me :p

Crafty Gaming says:

This was very very helpful, thanks

Animator Max says:

Guys plz help!
I understand the game but I draw 7 cards but I get no land so how do I play with no land?

Damon Miller says:

awesome video! I’m a terrible teacher but I’m a great learner lol…. currently using this video to teach my girl friend !

Ian Pumphrey says:

in Epiphany at the Drownyard one of the cards I have is says it needs x and then a blue land and its ability is to reveal the top x pluse one cards of your library and so on and so forth what is x? is x the same is the x in the description of the card plz help I’m really confused.

frostyblade 88 says:

I’m only here to see if this is more complicated than yugioh

Erica Poitras says:

I go to a store in my hometown called pandoras boox to play with my boyfriend. I’m starting to get it because of YouTube videos.

That Guy says:

Nice video

Booker counts says:

Do you draw mana cards?

Gray Army Gaming says:

Super helpful explanation! Very pedagogically clear. Thanks!

Jacob Weaver says:

This video was really helpful. Thanks so much!

Abigail Hogan says:

how many cards should you have in the deck is there a limit

David Campbell says:

well so far it is easier than the Pokemon TCG

levikirkland54 says:

Short and sweet. You got a subscibe in my book.

That guy who loves wrestling says:

I’m a veteran yugioh player and haven’t played any card game outside of yugioh “ever” but one day i stopped by my local comic book store to look through the daily comics that come out every first Wednesday of the month and noticed the owner and a couple of people playing MTG, so like any other person who’s curiosity peaks I went over to the table and asked “how do I play” and after a hour of learning and tutoring me they said if you wanna be a serious player go on YouTube and look for this channel. Well here I am Magic community, indulge me with your knowledge and show me the path of “the gathering”.

Justin Fuller says:

I’m a complete novice and these are the best tutorials I’ve watched on YouTube! I watched dozens of other videos but this series was the first that actually made sense and were simple to follow, thank you!

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Jason Edge says:

Do you have any deck suggestions for beginning players? I am a competitive player and have played since Legends, but I have a tendency to overwhelm my wife when trying to teach her. She can fumble through a game, but I’m trying to bring her skill level up. How would you go about this process and do you have any suggestions?

P.S. I really appreciate the work and time you put into this channel. Some of the best content on YouTube hands down! I tell all my buddies to check it out and subscribe.



lbbutant says:

i built two 30 card decks (10x land, 10x creatures of various size, 10x other spells, all commons) to introduce the wife to the mechanisms of the game. She’ll watch this video then we get started.

interesting channel.

RoninPants says:

This is confusing.

Austin Awesome says:

1:11 is that how Mtg is set up? Sent me right Away!!!

Aiden Nelson says:

so it’s yugioh…. this isnt as complicated as i thought

Zombie Commando says:

I have magic the gathering intro pack but it only includes island and mountain I need help!

Wet Noodles says:

The exile deck is for what?

Don Mangrubang says:

hi do you have a tutorial on draft building oun deck for beginner?

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