MTG Events Near Me: How to Check

Use WOTC's virtual locator to find MTG events.
Use WOTC's virtual locator to find MTG events. / WOTC

Magic: The Gathering continues to grow in popularity, despite releasing over 20 years ago. The game has come a long way since when it first revolutionized the tabletop gaming scene, expanding from basements and kitchen tables to specialized stores and conventions. Here's how you can find Magic: The Gathering events near you.

Magic: The Gathering's next set, Phyrexia: All Will Be One, releases next week. Pre-release events are happening at game stores across the country over the weekend, where players will get a chance to play with the new cards before they are released to the public. This also gives players an opportunity to formulate strategies and decks they can then take online to Magic: The Gathering Arena.

MTG Events Near Me: How to Check

Magic publisher Wizards of the Coast has devised a helpful online tool to find in-store events in local communities. Using the Magic website's Locator, players can find Magic events in their area, including pre-releases, Drafts, and Friday Night Magic. Attending a pre-release gives a code that can be redeemed for free packs on Arena, so it's good if you play both in person and online.

All you have to do is go to the site and type in your location data. Then, a map will appear with pins marking local game stores holding Magic events!. Some of these stores require pre-registering for events, so be sure to call ahead of time or check the store's website before arriving for an event.