Wizards of the Coast are gearing up for the holiday’s with their Magic Gift Packs. The packs will contain: a booster pack of Amonkhet, Hour of Devestation, and Ixalan; 5 foil “shooting star” lands; 1 foil “Kari Zeb; 1 foil “Skyship Raider”; 1 foil “Metalwork Colossus; and a spindown counter for a suggested price of $20.00. The package is designed like the Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh! gift packs so it will attract gift buyers. So if you are into Magic tell you family that they can look for this to pick up for you. Thanks to ICv2 for letting us know about this holiday gift idea.
If you purchased any of the last Magic: the Gathering set Battle for Zendikar you helped Wizards of the Coast and Hasbro have the strongest launch of a Magic set according to ICv2 and Hasbro’s CEO Brian Goldner. Magic is a strong product at the moment and I don’t think it will slow down any time soon. Some of our friends are Magic players/collectors and we want to wish them a fun time at the tournaments or pickup games they play.
For all you Magic the Gathering fans you’ll want to set your calendar for March 14. Wizards of the Coast is expected to release Magic the Gathering Duel Decks: Jace vs. Vraska. The sets will have 10 rare cards and alternate foil art cards of the Mythic rare cards “Jace, Architect of Thought” and “Vraska the Unseen”. The suggest price will be $19.99. This would be a nice addition to your Magic collection and/or trading card game collections.
Magic: the Gathering fans and CCG collectors alike will be interested in this bit of news. The next phase of the Magic game will be released in three parts. The first part will be entitled Magic: The Gathering–Theros and it will be released September 27. The set will be a 249 cards set that focuses on Greek mythology and will be available to purchase in Booster Packs, Intro Packs, Event Decks, and Fat Packs. The two other parts will be released in 2014. The second part is scheduled for a February release entitled Born of the Gods and the third part is scheduled for a May release entitled Journey Into Nyx. So everyone start making plans on how to work you budgets to obtain these new releases.
Magic the Gathering will have a release date of February 1 for it’s next expansion Gatecrash. The set will have 249 cards which will be available in Booster Packs, Intro Packs, Event Packs, Booster Battle Packs and Fat Packs. Wizards of the Coast is also planning to help sponsor some pre-release events January 26 and 27. So TCG gamers might want to check out their local gaming store to see if they will be hosting one of these events.
Here is something that your library’s Trading Card Gaming fans might like to know about. Wizards of the Coast is scheduled to release Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters this coming September. This game is currently the #2 TCG in Japan and Wizards is trying to release it in the North American market again. This will be supported with a anime series on The Hub TV Network.
Here is something you can relay to your patrons that enjoy gaming. Wizards of the Coast will be releasing the Magic the Gathering Innistrad set September 30. The set will have 264 cards, which will be double faced. The main thing though you will want to tell your patrons about is that some stores will have pre-release parties on September 24 and 25. At these events participants will receive a “Mayor of Avabruck/Howlpack Alpha” promo card and an “Achievement” card, while supplies last. So tell them to check with their local store to see if their store will be participating in this pre-release event.
Librarians that have patrons that like role playing games will want to pass on this information. Wizards of the Coast has announced a new Dungeons & Dragons supplement, Book of Vile Darkness, to be released in conjunction with the Syfy movie of the same name, in December. The suggested price will be $29.95. Libraries that pick up gaming books and have a collection of role playing manuals will also want to have this placed on pre-order so they can get it when it comes out.