What does MTGA stand for?

Magic: The Gathering Arena

MTGA is an abbreviation used by players of the game Magic: The Gathering. It stands for Magic: The Gathering Arena, the online version of the game that you can play for free. It was launched in 2018 and can be played on Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android devices.

MTGA, like the traditional Magic card game, allows players to build decks from a mix of magical creatures and spells to fight against other players. However, there’s a key difference: MTGA players can’t buy or trade specific cards. Instead, they need to purchase booster packs and hope they contain the cards they’re after, or use wildcards, which they can accumulate over time.

There are other aspects where MTGA departs from the traditional Magic game. Notably, MTGA features Alchemy and Historic formats, which include cards that are exclusive to the digital game and also digitally rebalanced cards, which don’t exist in the real-life game.

Example for using ‘MTGA’ in a conversation

Hey, have you tried MTGA yet? 🎮

Yeah, I’ve been playing it for a while now! It’s the online version of Magic: The Gathering. 🧙‍♂️

That’s awesome! Can you buy specific cards like in the paper version? 🃏

Nope, in MTGA you either buy booster packs or earn wildcards to get the cards you need. It’s a bit different, but still fun! 😄