Wizards of the Coast’s Magic: The Gathering has been inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame, along with Matchbox Cars and the coloring book, in a ceremony this week.   Magic: The Gathering joins Dungeons & Dragons, Wizards of the Coast’s other flagship property, which was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2016 (see “’Dungeons & Dragons’ Inducted into National Toy Hall of Fame”). 

The three inductees were chosen from 12 finalists, which included Masters of the Universe, My Little Pony, and Risk.

The National Toy Hall of Fame is housed at The Strong - National Museum of Play in Rochester, New York.

Magic: The Gathering changed the landscape of collectible card gaming with its introduction more than 25 years ago, and it’s become a part of pop culture—leading to book series, electronic games, and even a series on Netflix,” Curator Shannon Symonds said of the selection. “The fact that it continues to maintain popularity is a testament to its revolutionary gameplay and constant evolution, making it engaging for beginners and experts alike.”