Magic the Gathering is a fun, challenging and incredibly popular card game
If you like strategic games such as Chess, Bridge & Risk – you will love this.
It appeals to all ages. Individuals, families and groups of friends play.
Whereas Chess or Bridge are based on a limited number of cards or pieces, Magic the Gathering features a very large number of unique cards (over 10,000 currently).
At Axion Now we are proud to have over 400 members under 16 years old making us the largest Junior centre in Europe.
It is very simple. Just come and visit us at our Mindsport Centre. We will give you a pack of cards, together with an easy to read playing guide, with which you will immediately be able to start playing. Do not worry, we will spend a few minutes helping you go through the basic rules of the game.
After this initial discovery you may wish to acquire a more sophisticated deck of cards with which you will be plotting strategic ways to overcome your opponents and become a true wizard of the game. We have a vast range of ready made decks available for you to choose from, starting from as low as £11.95.
It is a registered Mindsport (like Chess & Scrabble) brining together a diverse group of people of all ages to share in a common activity governed by strict rules.
"MTG is not only a fun game but it is also a highly challenging and educational pursuit." Year 8 Parent, Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe
'Magic The Gathering has helped my child improve his mental maths. He is learning to strengthen his number bonds, whilst having fun!' Melissa, mum of 9 year old
'I never thought that I would get pulled into playing, but now my wife and I own decks and we play as a family after Sunday Roast' Yves, dad of 8 year old
' I prefer my children play Magic to video games. I have seen my daughter improve her confidence and negotiating skill'
'At first it looks like Pokemon or Match Attack cards, but it ismore like a strategic board game involving individual cards either with different attributes'.
Are you a school teacher or perhaps a sixth former who would like guidance and help to set up and run a Magic the Gathering club at your school? We have plenty of experience with primary and secondary schools in South Bucks and can give you some common-sense tips.
For the pupils the benefits of attending a Magic club are many. Numeracy, as the outcome of a game will depend on the ability of the player to add, subtract and multiply very quickly. Literacy as each card has very clearly defined rules using a wide vocabulary. Lastly social skills as young people used to electronic play enjoy interacting face to face.
This game carries a '13 years +' symbol to indicate that the fantasy graphics of some cards include horror imagery (e.g. zombies, vampires). We recommend parents check this out..
Axion Now (Amersham Mind Sport Centre) is open to the public - adults, students and children over 8 years old are welcome. Children and their families can play together.
This is not a supervised activity. We cannot take responsibility for the welfare of individual children. Children remain the responsibility of their parents throughout. Adults are welcome to stay and play or relax.