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Fair Game – Youth Friday Night Magic
May 13 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Fair Game Downers Grove will be hosting Magic the Gathering events for new and experienced players ages 8-13 as part of our “Youth Friday Night Magic” program.
Events will be hosted every Friday night from 4-6:30 PM.
The Youth FNM program has been one of our most celebrated organized play programs throughout the history of Fair Game. Participants are able to explore the fantastic collectible card game of Magic the Gathering in an environment with their peers. (Parents love it too! The game is great for practicing math skills, reading comprehension, and how to be a good competitor.)
These events will be three-round Standard events. Experienced Magic the Gathering players are invited to put together a 60-card Standard deck and join us every Friday Night.
Players who are brand new to Magic are invited to join us as well! Players who have never played the game before (or who have only played a handful of times) are invited to join us and we’ll help to teach the fundamentals and get you started with everything you need to play. More details about this new player initiative are included below.
Keep reading for more details about our Youth FNM events!
Please show up 5-15 minutes before the scheduled start time. The event is scheduled to start at 4 PM. If you are going to be a little late, that’s okay! Just let us know in advance. It’s also okay if you need to leave a little bit early
Players must be between the ages of 8-13 to participate. Older players are invited to participate in our other Magic the Gathering events.
Each event has an $10 entry fee.
Participants will need an official Wizards account to participate. If you do not have an account, you can create one for free here.
While not necessary, participants can download the Magic Companion app for the event. This app will help with pairings and reporting. You can download that app here.
Participants will receive one Set Booster pack as a participation prize when they register for the event. New players are instead able to substitute out a Standard-legal deck which they are able to use for the event. During subsequent weeks, these new players will be able to earn additional prizes as they hone their skills.
Following the event, players will be awarded additional prizes that will include additional Set Booster packs, promos, promo packs, and other fun surprises. Everyone will walk away with something!
New to Magic?
We love having new players join us! If you’re interested in learning how to play Magic the Gathering, we invite you to drop in for the event.
The best part? We have everything you need.
New players will be given a complete deck when they register for the event, they can play in this and future events. This deck is given out in lieu of the typical participation pack.
Additional materials to help new players! Each subsequent week that new players attend Youth Friday Night Magic events, they will receive additional products like card sleeves and deck boxes that will help them in their new player journey and stay organized at home! (Product colors and styles may vary from those shown below.)
Staff members will be on hand to help teach the fundamentals of the game. We have taught hundreds of people how to play Magic the Gathering and we look forward to helping you get started on your journey!
We facilitate a friendly, casual atmosphere. Our first priority is making sure that all participants have fun.