Criminal Background Check Policy

February 7, 2018

Here’s some behind-the-scenes discussion on the always-riveting topic of criminal background checks.

One of our publisher partners recently laid out some requirements stating that all stores who run certain types of events for them must conduct criminal background checks.  I …

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Summer Camps for Gamers Announced for 2018

February 6, 2018

I’m excited to announce our lineup of 2018 Summer Camps!

This June and July, my fellow Barristers and I will host a variety of one-week-long camps for gamers who want to become, well, bigger gamers! We’re excited to bring our …

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New Game Spotlight: Cursed Court

January 29, 2018

One cool new game that snuck onto the shelves during the final frenzy of the holiday season was Cursed Court, from Atlas Games (the makers of Gloom).  This hidden information/wagering game was one of the final new releases of …

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Magic Ruling: David and “Ghaliath”

January 26, 2018

Your opponent declares their Ghalta, Primal Hunger as an attacker.

You assign your Everdawn Champion as a blocker for Ghalta.

How much life will you lose as a result of combat damage?


The answer? You will lose up to

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New Game Spotlight: Ancestree

January 23, 2018

If you’re looking to bring a breath of fresh air to your gaming collection, Ancestree may be just the game you need!

In Ancestree, your goal is to build a family tree using an assortment of tiles that will …

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Magic Ruling: Blood Sun on the Quarry

January 19, 2018

Let’s look at a really straightforward, but very important ruling this week.

You cast Blood Sun. It resolves.

You play your land for turn: Stone Quarry.

Does Stone Quarry enter the battlefield tapped?


The answer? No!

You have successfully

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Tribal Highlight: Pirates with Barrister Andy

January 17, 2018

We’ve only got two days to wait before we celebrate the arrival of Rivals of Ixalan! Before we spend the weekend opening packs and immersing ourselves in the wonders of Ixalan, I wanted to take some time to …

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Magic Ruling: The Secrets of Ascending

January 12, 2018

Let’s discuss the Ascend mechanic and the City’s Blessing designation before we get to play with them at this weekend’s Rivals of Ixalan Prerelease Events!

At the start of your first Main Phase, you control four Plains and five 1/1 …

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Rivals of Ixalan Limited Study Sheet

January 9, 2018

If anyone read my previous article about my New Year’s Resolutions for Magic, you probably saw that I wanted to become a better student of the game. Well, I took down some notes for myself that I think will …

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My MtG New Years Resolutions For 2018

January 6, 2018

2017 has been a really great year for me when it comes to Magic. Working at Board Game Barrister has given me the chance to meet a ton of fellow players; some of which have become good friends, and even …

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