Formats

Sanctioned Formats

Looking for some creative ideas on how to play Magic with your friends? Sanctioned Magic: The Gathering formats provide rules and instructions for a multitude of ways to play that are the same the world over, from the kitchen table to the Top 8 of the Magic: The Gathering World Championships.

Sanctioned formats are split into two categories: Constructed and Limited. Constructed formats include Standard, Block Constructed, Extended, Vintage, and Legacy. Limited formats include Sealed Deck and Booster Draft.

Casual Formats

There are many more ways to play Magic games than the sanctioned formats detailed here. From single-pack showdowns to massive multiplayer battles, Magic is a game ready to be enjoyed in many ways by as many of your friends as possible.

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