The standalone game is aimed at fans of Commander and Planechase, since it involves the political layer of multi-player Magic and presents action-oriented twists that keep the game moving forward. Players choose one of four decks, each representing a faction from the Ixalan storyline The Legion of Dusk (Vampires), The Brazen Coalition (Pirates), The River Heralds (Merfolk), and The Sun Empire (Dinosaurs). Players then explore the jungle of Ixalan in a quest to find the Golden City of Orazca, encountering locations and events from the Ixalan story alone the way.
The box contains four 60-card decks, 50 map tiles, 20 double-sided tokens, 36 +1/+1 counters, 4 scout markers, 4 deck boxes and a rules insert. The game is for 2 – 4 players, ages 13 and up and plays in 30+ minutes. MSRP is $64.99.
The Ixalan Booster and Planeswalker Decks were released at the end of September (see “Preview: 'Magic: The Gathering - Ixalan'”). Several releases including Iconic Masters, Duel Decks: Merfolk vs. Goblins, and From the Vault: Transform will be released before December.
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