Magic the Gathering (MtG) is a collectable card game for 2 or more players. Each game represents a battle between powerful wizards, known as Planeswalkers, who have the ability to travel the multiverse. Players will cast spells, summon creatures, and deploy artifacts to overcome their opponents. Typically, a player will win by reducing their opponent’s starting life points to zero, but there are other paths to victory.
To play the game, each player will need a deck of at least 60 cards. Players may use pre-constructed decks or customised decks created from their personal card collection.
Kaldheim is the 86th expansion set for Magic the Gathering, released on 5 February 2021. The set is made up of 285 cards: 121 commons, 80 uncommons, 64 rares, 20 mythic rares, and 10 basic lands. This set includes a combination of reprinted and new cards. Collectors can chase an additional 121 cards, comprising of various promo cards, and cards with alternative art treatments.
Thematically Kaldheim draws heavily on Norse Mythology for its design, and gives us the MtG take on Vikings. The set has strong tribal themes. Each of the ten realms of Kaldheim is closely associated with a two-colour combination, paired with a creature type. Each pairing has a particular strategy for players to explore.
A pre-release pack is a promotional, sealed product which players use to compete in sealed pre-release events. Pre-release events take place a week before a new expansion is released. They allow players to get to grips with the new cards, and start building up their collection.
Each Pre-release pack includes:
Six Kaldheim Draft Booster Packs.
One Foil, date stamped rare (or mythic rare) card.
One spin down life counter.
One deck building guide.
Player Count: 2+
Time: Depending on format 20 – 70 minutes