Developed by Wizards Digital Games Studio, Magic: The Gathering Arena is a digital version of Wizards of the West Coast’s popular card game. Magic: The Gathering Arena has been available on Mac and PC since 2019, while an Android version launched in early access earlier this year.
Notably, Magic: The Gathering Arena isn’t a pared-down version of Magic ; it’s the full experience. That’s because Arena offers all of Magic‘s mechanics and rulesets, on top of regular updates to keep up with the release of the physical card sets.
Like many mobile games, Arena is free-to-play with in-app purchases which, in this case, are used to purchase new booster packs. Arena also supports cross-play, so those on Android, iOS, PC and Mac can face off against one another.
Given that in-person card games have been made much more difficult amid the COVID-19 pandemic, this could be a good alternative, especially on a tablet.