At Prerelease, entire store communities converge for their very first opportunity to play with the new cards. It's the best opportunity to turn interested players into engaged players with a high-energy, high-emotion gaming experience.

Maintain that energy level by focusing on efficiency: punctual start times, orderly seating, quick round turnovers.


  • Primary: Interested Players, Engaged Players
  • Secondary: New Players


New Player: No knowledge of how to play Magic
Interested Player: Basic understanding of Magic, ready to learn more about strategy and game play
Engaged Player: Competence in Magic game play, eager to invest in the game on a regular basis


  • PLAYERS: 8
  • ROUNDS: 3
  • FORMATS: Sealed, Two-Headed Giant Sealed