What is Friday Night Magic (FNM)?
"Are you looking for a way to play Magic while meeting new friends and winning cool foil prize cards? Then Friday Night Magic is exactly what you're looking for! Try it out and discover why Friday night is the best night of the week!" - Wizards of the Coast
If you hadn't guessed, Friday Night Magic is the premier Magic: The Gathering tournament of the week. Stores all around the world are dedicated to making sure there are places to play Magic: The Gathering on Friday Nights. Shuffle & Cut Games, a Wizards of the Coast Play Network Advanced Plus Retailer, runs three FNM tournaments every Friday night here in Orange County California.
FNM is the best way to get some games of Magic: The Gathering in, whether you already have a standard deck or not!
Friday Night Magic - Standard Format
Each week we play four rounds of Swiss at the Standard FNM. This means you can play all four rounds or just play one. Its all up to you. There is no elimination based on how many losses you might have.
Cards legal for Standard Constructed play are from the most recent Magic: The Gathering sets.
Unsure whether your deck is Standard legal? Click here for complete Standard Format Deck Constriction rules.
Friday Night Magic - Modern
Each week we play four rounds of Swiss at the Modern FNM. This means you can play all four rounds or just play one. Its all up to you. There is no elimination based on how many losses you might have.
Cards legal for Modern Constructed play include cards from 8th Edition onward
Unsure whether your deck is Modern legal? Click here for complete Standard Format Deck Constriction rules.
Friday Night Magic - Draft Format
In a Booster Draft, each player starts with three unopened booster packs. Each player at the table drafts the cards from the packs. Those cards are used to build a 40 card minimum deck.
This is how it works:
Each player opens a pack and picks the card he or she wants from it, placing it face down on the table in front of them (no one else sees what you drafted). Then, each player passes the rest of the pack to his or her left. You pick up the pack that was passed to you, select another card, and then pass the rest of the pack to the left. This process continues until all the cards from the first pack have been drafted.
After the first pack has been completely drafted, each player opens a second pack. This time, cards are passed to the right. Once the second pack has been drafted, the third pack is opened and cards are passed to the left. Once each pack has been drafted, each player has forty-five cards to build their deck with (unlimited basic lands are provided)
Our Draft FNM's run a maximum of 3 swiss rounds. That means you can play for all three rounds if you want.