There are a lot of different ways to play Magic: the Gathering – Standard, Modern, Pauper, Commander, and Legacy. My personal favorite is Commander, but there’s one format that’s unofficially slunk under the table for a while: Cube. Thanks to a new article posted by Wizards of the Coast, this format gets a spin put on it and is re-introduced as Wizard’s Tower.
Cube is a draft format in which a player puts together a pool of cards and then makes boosters to allow for an 8-person draft. This format does take a lot of time, effort, and diligence to pull off, and not a lot of players could do so. In efforts to help this format take a shape that players can grab and run with, Wizards has added a twist to it and they’re calling their creation Wizard’s Tower.
In Wizard’s Tower, players draw from the same massive deck – the “Tower”. Each turn you draft a card from a pool in the middle of the table, and then draw a card from the tower. It uses sealed booster packs, which are a great way to both expand your collection and get into this new format. You’ll need 9 boosters total, and some land, which luckily comes nicely packed in a Fat Pack released for each set.
In the article posted by Wizards today, laid out for you are all the rules and materials you’ll need to get started playing Wizard’s Tower right away. Take a look below and get going!