Tutorial – How to play Magic: The Gathering – Part 2: Turn Phases

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 2 we break down the phases of a Magic: The Gathering turn. There are five phases of a turn, the beginning, the first main phase, the combat phase, the second main phase and the end of the turn. Join us as we take you step by step through a couple of turns in a Magic game.

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iamarealperson says:

Dude thank you so much for this tutorial!

The Jiren says:

is there a limit on how many creatures can be summoned

Lil Cheesy says:

I am new to mtg so quick question:
What do you do if you don’t get a land in your initial 7 cards?

matthew may says:

can you defend with a tapped card?

Ichiro & Fujisaki says:

Quick question, where do we put discarded cards when we have more than 7 cards?

Carrot says:

Thankyou for your clear, easy to understand, comprehensive tutorial. Your time and effort put into making this is much appreciated.

GhostCake says:

are you playing a game?

Frehz says:

What program are you running to play magic like this?

Matei Andrei says:

can your opponent see your hand?

STL C says:

Thank you for the video I’m just getting into magic there are a lot of card shops around and Magic players the community is nice and there are new card shops popping all around from where I live in Missouri St Charles and like I said the community is good, but in some card shops the magic players can be real dicks.

Tiffany Boncek says:

do you start with 7 cards in your hand

Joe Kellers says:

great tutorial bro love it

Linda Lindsay says:

Can someone answer a question for me. If you have tranquil expanse and you put it down. Are you only allowed to use it once and then it goes to the graveyard or can it be continually used as long as you tap it on your turn? My son and I are debating.

voor achter says:

This video was verry helpful


Can u send me. A goblins guide and a lava axe

Isaac Sombke says:

Should I read the 200 page MTG rule book, or watch all of the tutorial videos?

Unhappy Marshmellow says:

what if you if you block a creature with the same attack and toughness as you?

Trickie says:

what if you dont pull out any land cards for the first few turns?

Samuel M says:

How many cards can be in your library?

Gaynor Farrugia says:

Very detailed Excellent tutorial Subbed!! 🙂

Freyii says:

How to play
“Hey guys, I might leave rules out.”


Kianxbox says:

Magic is so cool, I went to a wizards of the coast convention I opened a pack and got draconic overlord I know what are the odds?!

RobertMuldooJP says:

very clear! thanks for the video….btw…what music did you use….it’s so calming…

Lance McMullin says:

If someone has creatures on the battlefield and their opponents attack is that person FORCED to block with one of their creatures or can they decide to let the attack go through to their health points?

Nilo says:

Can you draw at the first turn
Can you call enchantments sorcery and etc (stuff other than creatures)
Do you pay the manna at the top right of the card to attack
How do you attack your opponents life

João Azevedo says:

Just picked Magic after a 15 yr brake. This video is genious and really helped. Thanks guys, keep up!

HarveyHD Dove says:

Where do I get this game

Jason Casazza says:

First of all, this is a great tutorial! I have a question about the first and second main phases. Can you cast a land and a spell in the first main phase, and then cast another land and spell in the second main phase in the same turn?

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