Make the Most of Sample Decks

November 7, 2014 | 1 min to read

Not only a great tool for teaching Magic: The Gathering, our no-charge sample decks can serve double-duty as a marketing tool for your store.

Here's how to make them work for you:

1. Be Enthusiastic

Before demoing a game, enthusiastically show off a few of your favorite cards from the deck, and share what you like about them.

2. Keep It Simple

Don't worry about being precise with the rules. The goal is to teach people that Magic is fun and get them excited to learn more.

3. Give a Reason to Come Back

After completing the demo, offer the second sample deck and a free entry into your next Friday Night Magic or other new player-friendly event. Show the player how to combine the two sample decks to create a Standard legal deck.

4. Advertise Your Store

Put a sticker on your sample decks with your store information and a call-to-action encouraging new players to come to your next FNM to learn how to play!

5. Share Sample Decks Beyond Your Store

Don't wait for new players to walk into your store and ask for a demo. Dizzy Dugout in Collinsville, Illinois doles out sample decks to trick-or-treaters during their city's "Halloween Walk."

Hand out sample decks at local events such as fairs, festivals, and anywhere potential players might congregate.

Need to Order More?

Contact your WPN representative to order sample decks at no-charge!