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, Pioneer, 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 03, 2020 at 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Friday, April 10, 2020 at 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Friday, April 24, 2020 at 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Friday, May 01, 2020 at 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Friday, May 08, 2020 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 03, 2020 at 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Friday, April 10, 2020 at 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Friday, April 24, 2020 at 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Friday, May 01, 2020 at 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Friday, May 08, 2020 at 7:00pm - 11:00pm

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Grades: All Ages

Thursdays 7pm

All cards since original Ravnica block.

Your deck must be at least 60 cards. Each card must be in the color of your commander. Highlander rules.

Include only 1 copy of any individual card in your main deck (except basic lands).

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

Pioneer Events are at 7:00pm on Tuesdays

Upcoming Occurrences:

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Tuesday, April 07, 2020 at 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 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 01, 2020 at 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Wednesday, April 08, 2020 at 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Wednesday, April 29, 2020 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. Casual play.

-60 card decks

-4 copies of a card in a deck.


Upcoming Occurrences:

Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 4:30pm - 8:00pm
Sunday, April 05, 2020 at 4:30pm - 8:00pm
Sunday, April 12, 2020 at 4:30pm - 8:00pm
Sunday, April 26, 2020 at 4:30pm - 8:00pm
Sunday, May 03, 2020 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 02, 2020 at 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Thursday, April 09, 2020 at 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Thursday, April 30, 2020 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, March 30, 2020 at 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Monday, April 06, 2020 at 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Monday, April 13, 2020 at 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Monday, April 20, 2020 at 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Monday, April 27, 2020 at 7:00pm - 11:00pm

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Grades: All Ages

Thursday 7pm

All cards since M20.

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 02, 2020 at 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Thursday, April 09, 2020 at 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 7:00pm - 11:00pm

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