Eighth Edition


Collector's Highlights

Eighth Edition features 350 cards including some of the greatest Magic cards of all time, at least one from every expansion since Alpha. For the first time, the set also features randomly inserted premium black-bordered versions of all cards in the set. Also look for oversized Box-Topper Cards found at the top of each booster display box.

Game Features

Product Information

Look for Core Set - Eighth Edition products at your local retailer or hobby store. If you are new to Magic, the new Core Game has everything you need to get started.



Rule Book PDF

Check your facts, answer questions or just use the glossary. This Rulebook will help you understand the game.
(1.3mb)



Online Manual PDF

Covers installation, setting up an account, learning to play online as well as play room info.
(5.4mb)



Help Files

Rules FAQ RTF
Sortable Checklist
Spoiler TXT 130k
Checklist TXT 26k
Core Game Decklists


The letter C!omeback of the Decade

In 1993, the Magic: The Gathering trading card game started a gaming revolution. Today, six million players worldwide agree the Magic TCG is the best.

The Core Set - Eighth Edition marks the 10th Anniversary of Magic and to celebrate the event, this set was created with a very special concept in mind: it contains at least one new card never before printed in a Core Set from every Magic expansion ever produced by Wizards* (34 sets in all!).

Over the last year, the Magic Research & Development team has worked closely with the players and visitors to this website to help make the Core Set the set you wanted it to be. Packed full of old famous cards such as Rukh Egg and Underworld Dreams, Eighth Edition will be redefining decks for years to come.

In addition, Eighth Edition introduces the new improved cardface design that allows for larger art, more card text, and enhanced premium design. Once you get a look at the new cards, you'll start to realize just how many great cards are in the Core Set this time around.

So welcome back your old favorites and see why the Core Set - Eighth Edition is what Magic is all about.



* With the sole exception of Unglued, for tournament play reasons.

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