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Geekenstein’s Definitive Commander Drinking Game

Geekenstein’s Definitive Commander Drinking Game

Jan 28, 2014

Our dear MTG is turning 21 this year! To celebrate this momentous occasion, we have come up with the definitive EDH (Everyone Drinks Heavily) drinking game rules.

Backyard Battles Preview and Interview with Naked Sky

Backyard Battles Preview and Interview with Naked Sky

Dec 6, 2013

Don’t be fooled by the kid-friendly aesthetics! Backyard Battles is a hardcore strategy game to its core. We have a hands-on preview of the game and an interview with developers Naked Sky Entertainment!

Geekenstein Duels of the Planeswalkers 2014 Steam Tournament

Geekenstein Duels of the Planeswalkers 2014 Steam Tournament

Nov 27, 2013

Greetings, fellow Magic enthusiasts! Duels of the Planeswalkers 2014 has been out for a while, and we here at Geekenstein want to play with YOU!

Duels of the Planeswalkers 2014 Expansion Review

Duels of the Planeswalkers 2014 Expansion Review

Oct 11, 2013

Duels of the Planeswalkers 2014 has received its first expansion, meaning that players can now enjoy 5 new decks and 10 new challenges. The question, however, is whether this content is worth your hard-earned money. Magic: the Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2014 Expansion (Steam [Reviewed], PSN, XBLA, iOS for iPad, Android) Developer: Stainless Games...

Star Realms Interview with Rob Dougherty

Star Realms Interview with Rob Dougherty

Oct 10, 2013

We had the opportunity to talk with former pro Magic player Rob Dougherty about his new deck building game Star Realms. We loved the demo of the game, especially Jake, who had never played a deck building game before, and are eagerly awaiting its release. Also check out Jake’s deep preview of the...

Star Realms Preview

Star Realms Preview

Oct 10, 2013

The next big thing in deckbuilding games is on the way: Star Realms. Star Realms is a simple, one box deckbuilding game designed by Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour Hall of Famer and Ascension co-founder Rob Dougherty. The goal of the game is to reduce your opponent’s “Authority Points” (life total) to zero. The way this is accomplished is much...

Magic: the Gathering: Theros Prerelease Primer

Magic: the Gathering: Theros Prerelease Primer

Sep 17, 2013

Now is a happy time for Magic players: the launch of a new block! The first stage of the launch are the Prerelease events, in the form of Sealed Deck tournaments. Sealed Deck format is a form of Limited where you are given 6 packs, and you have to build a 40 card deck. For the complete rules of Sealed and some basic pointers, check out this article. In this...

Duels 2014 Expansion First Look

Duels 2014 Expansion First Look

Sep 12, 2013

After getting a chance to see the upcoming expansion for Duels of the Planeswalkers 2014 at PAX I must say, it’s looking pretty good.  There are five new decks coming down the line, with new challenges and campaign battles, which will lead directly into Theros with Elpeth’s story as she abandons Alara and tries to find a new home. I’ll start...

Magic the Gathering Interview with Mark Purvis

Magic the Gathering Interview with Mark Purvis

Sep 12, 2013

I interviewed Wizards of the Coast Brand Director Mark Purvis at PAX Prime 2013 about the upcoming expansion to Duels 2014 and about Magic in general. Give it a...

Chromancer is Bringing TCGs into the Digital Era

Chromancer is Bringing TCGs into the Digital Era

Sep 11, 2013

There’s never an easy way to break into a market that is dominated by an almost monolithic force that has been on top for over a decade. Yet that is exactly what the team at The Started Hare is attempting to do with Chromancer. Magic the Gathering may be the trading card game (TCG), but its market share of the digital space, while large, doesn’t have the...