Explorers of Ixalan offers a quick-to-play, standalone Magic: The Gathering experience that combines board-game elements with the excitement of multiplayer Magic. Games take about thirty to forty-five minutes and can support two to four players. Fans of Commander and Planechase will especially love Explorers of Ixalan.
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
Item Code: WOCC2495
Releases November 24, 2017
It has the political layer of multiplayer Magic with the exciting twists and surprises that consistently drive action forward as you explore the world of Ixalan. Players choose to play one of four sixty-card decks, representing the four factions from the Ixalan storyline.
You can take to the skies with the destructive Vampire faction, the Legion of Dusk, a white-black midrange decck that excels at flying and life-gain. If you want to live the life of a Pirate, you can join the Brazen Coalition to plunder and attack your way to victory. This aggressive blue-black-red deck rewards attacking often and repeatedly. The clever Merfolk faction know as the River Heralds utilizes the prowess mechanic in a deceptive green-blue deck. And for those who just want to stomp around with Dinosaurs, the Sun Empire deck is the deck for you. This red-green-white deck wants to ramp up as quickly as possible so its over-sized Dinosaurs can rule the battlefield.
During a game, you discover locations and events from the Ixalan storyline by paying a mana cost and revealing tiles on the map. Revealed tiles grant quests that provide a reward upon completion, sites that have ongoing effects, and events that grant immediate, one-time benefits. The more tiles revealed, the closer you’ll get to discovering the golden city of Orazca, which offers great power to the one who claims it. Not all tiles are used in a single game, making each play-through fresh and exciting.
So grab some friends, pick a side, and start exploring with Explorers of Ixalan!