Magic The Gathering


At The Brooklyn Strategist, you can meet up with other players, play, trade, and hangout. We have lots of different opportunities to play Magic including drafts, Pauper, Modern and EDH. Check out our schedule for full details and visit us on our Facebook page (MTG at The Brooklyn Strategist). Join our community on Facebook.


Grades: All Ages

Fridays, 4PM - 7PM (Registration 3:30PM - 3:55PM)

Our Friday 4:00pm draft is great for teens or tweens who are getting into the game, as well as adults. The format is 'draft', so players will open 3 booster packs of cards (one pack at a time) and pick a card out of each pack, passing them around the table. After they pick their cards they will build 40 card decks, which they use to play in a 3-round tournament.
The top players at each draft table will win prize packs, depending on their rank. Entry is $18 and things end around 7:30pm.
Homemade pizza, sandwiches, soup, snacks, beverages and sweets available for purchase during play. Registration begins at 3:30pm and closes at 3:55pm. A draft is a timed event that will begin promptly at 4pm. Contact info@thebrooklynstrategist.com to arrange a private draft event; Magic can extend to every day of the week!

Our Early Draft takes place at 4:00pm on Friday

Other drafts take place at 7:00pm on Wednesday and Friday.  


Upcoming Occurrences:

Friday, April 19, 2019 at 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Friday, April 26, 2019 at 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Friday, May 03, 2019 at 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Friday, May 10, 2019 at 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Friday, May 17, 2019 at 4:00pm - 8:00pm

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Grades: All Ages

Fridays, 7:00PM - 11:00PM

The classic Friday Night Magic Draft Competition. Relaxed and friendly environment with strong prize package for winners. Homemade meals, snacks and beverages available during play.


In a draft, each player will receive 3 booster packs.  At the same time, all players will open a pack, choose a card, and pass the pack around until all cards are gone.  They will then build a deck as follows, and play a 3 round tournament:

Minimum of 40 cards

Any number of each card

Only cards drafted in this draft may be used

Cards can be changed at any time

Our drafts take place at 7:00pm on Wednesday and Friday.  Our Early Draft takes place at 4:00pm on Friday


Upcoming Occurrences:

Friday, April 19, 2019 at 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Friday, April 26, 2019 at 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Friday, May 03, 2019 at 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Friday, May 10, 2019 at 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Friday, May 17, 2019 at 7:00pm - 11:00pm

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Grades: All Ages

Wednesdays, 7:00PM - 11:00PM

Join us for our Wednesday night Magic: The Gathering Draft night! Relaxed and friendly environment with strong prize package for winners. Homemade meals, snacks and beverages available during play.


In a draft, each player will receive 3 booster packs.  At the same time, all players will open a pack, choose a card, and pass the pack around until all cards are gone.  They will then build a deck as follows, and play a 3 round tournament:

Minimum of 40 cards

Any number of each card

Only cards drafted in this draft may be used

Cards can be changed at any time

Our drafts take place at 7:00pm on Wednesday and Friday.  Our Early Draft takes place at 4:00pm on Friday

Upcoming Occurrences:

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Wednesday, May 01, 2019 at 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Wednesday, May 08, 2019 at 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 7:00pm - 11:00pm

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Grades: All Ages

Thursdays, 6:30PM - 9:30PM

Play with any cards from any set. The only condition is they have to be Commons.

Upcoming Occurrences:

Sunday, April 21, 2019 at 4:30pm - 8:00pm
Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 4:30pm - 8:00pm
Sunday, May 05, 2019 at 4:30pm - 8:00pm
Sunday, May 12, 2019 at 4:30pm - 8:00pm
Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 4:30pm - 8:00pm

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Grades: All Ages

Thursdays, 7:00PM - 11:00PM

All cards in Magic’s history

Decks must contain a minimum of 99 cards and one “Commander” card

All cards must be the same color as the Commander or its abilities

Only 1 of each card is allowed

Players start with 40 life

Multiplayer format

Commander games take place all night on Thursdays

Upcoming Occurrences:

Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Thursday, May 02, 2019 at 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Thursday, May 09, 2019 at 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 7:00pm - 11:00pm

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Grades: All Ages

Mondays, 7pm

All cards since Mirrodin (~2003)

Minimum of sixty cards

No maximum deck size, as long as you can shuffle your deck unassisted

Up to fifteen cards in your sideboard, if used

No more than 4 of each card

Modern Events are at 7:00pm on Monday

Upcoming Occurrences:

Monday, April 22, 2019 at 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Monday, April 29, 2019 at 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Monday, May 06, 2019 at 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Monday, May 13, 2019 at 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Monday, May 20, 2019 at 7:00pm - 11:00pm

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Grades: All Ages

Thursday 7pm

All cards since Kaladesh

Your deck must be at least 60 cards.

Up to fifteen cards may be included in your sideboard, if you use one.

Include no more than four copies of any individual card in your main deck and sideboard combined (except basic lands).

There's no maximum deck size, as long as you can shuffle your deck in your hands unassisted.

Standard is at 7:00pm on Thursday.

Upcoming Occurrences:

Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Thursday, May 02, 2019 at 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Thursday, May 09, 2019 at 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 7:00pm - 11:00pm

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Grades: All Grades

Register here: War of the Spark

Events begin promptly at the time listed and tend to last around 4 hours.  Sealed booster packs will be provided, no boosters will be sold during the events.

All events are 4-round Swiss pairings

Participants will earn one War of the Spark prize pack for each round won.  2-Headed Giant teams will win 2 packs for each round won.

Space is limited for each event.  

Please Contact mtg@thebrooklynstrategist.com for more information.

Upcoming Occurrences:

Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 12:00am - 4:00am
Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 11:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 11:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 4:00pm - 10:00pm

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