This booklet is designed for people who’ve moved beyond the basics of the Magic: The Gathering
game.If you’re a beginning Magic
player, you’ll probably ﬁnd these rules intimidating. They’re intended to bethe ultimate authority for the game, and you won’t usually need to refer to them except in speciﬁc cases orduring competitive games.For casual play and most ordinary situations, you’ll ﬁnd what you need in the Magic: The Gatheringbasic rulebook. You can download a copy of that rulebook from the Wizards of the Coast
Magic ruleswebsite at
. If you’re sure this is where you wantto be, keep reading.This document includes a series of numbered rules followed by a glossary. Many of the numbered rulesare divided into subrules, and each separate rule and subrule of the game has its own number. The glossarydeﬁnes many of the words and phrases used in these rules, along with a few concepts that don’t really ﬁtanywhere among the numbered rules. So if you can’t ﬁnd what you’re looking for, check the glossary.We at Wizards of the Coast recognize that no matter how detailed the rules, situations will arise in whichthe interaction of speciﬁc cards requires a precise answer. If you have questions, you can get the answersfrom us at
. Additional contact information is on the last pageof these rules.In response to play issues and to keep these rules as current as possible, changes may have been madeto this document since its publication. See the Wizards of the Coast website for the current version of theoﬃcial rules.