Tangled amongst the seemingly endless torrent of app updates as everything under the sun gets updated to iOS 6 and/or to support the iPhone 5 is some brand new content in the fantastic iPad-only Magic 2013 [Free (HD)]. If this is the first you've heard of the game, dig into our five star review. In essence, it's the perfect primer to get into Magic the Gathering as a new player and does a fairly decent job at still providing a fun gameplay experience for veterans of the card game. With online multiplayer, tons to unlock, and a great try before you buy payment model it's an incredibly easy recommendation.

Anyway, in this recent update players are offered a single $4.99 IAP unlock to gain access to five new two color playable decks that are inspired by the upcoming Return to Ravnica set. Additionally, there's five new puzzle challenges, ten new single player campaign levels, and foil conversions for all the new included decks. Considering a single pack of Magic cards will run you $3 to $4 depending on where you buy them from, five bucks feels like a steal for this much new stuff.

  • UnSurreal

    (too busy playing Borderlands 2) 

    Probably won't be picking up this expansion... though I love Magic 2013 on the iPad.

  • Wizard_Mike

    Looking forward to this expansion. I'm on the iPad 1 still, though, so gonna wait for a bit and make sure the update doesn't negatively affect the performance at all.

    • JaysUsernam

      Same here, and for all those ipad 1 folks, airplane mode allows planchaser mode to work as well!

    • http://www.facebook.com/gauthier.malou Gauthier Malou

      i m on ipad 1 and it works good

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5FLRQI2X2LU3IHMCG7HEAEFD5I Cat Astrophy

    Please don't compare a Magic booster to IAP decks for this game. Boosters cost that much as they are collectable and therefore resellable. Last I checked these do not make it into your MTGO account, nor can you redeem them for the real cards. Considering that you can't even customize your decks fully like the actual game (limited tweaking is a weak compromise), I would argue that the price point is a bit steep.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Keven-St-pierre/1307788580 Keven St-pierre

    i want it on my iphone 5 :'(

  • http://twitter.com/NDStheme offender1992

    Wish they'd bring this to android for the likes of the Nexus 7 that got released. I wont buy an iPad just to play this :/

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/GHSVUSEEKUI5JXCQG3DUEDURJQ Brian

      You know that this game is available on XBox and on Steam for the PC, so you don't have to waste your money on an iPad.

  • http://www.facebook.com/gauthier.malou Gauthier Malou

    awesome, now please let us make our deck from scratch

    • REkzkaRZ

      Magic: TG is a fun game, but a horrible 'money suck' so bad most gamers refer to it (& similar games) as 'gamer crack'.

      There is *zero* reason for gamers to support this biz model, however -- particularly for digital devices. A $1-2 game w/some IAP is one thing, but getting strung out into spending $500+ is another!

      Gamers beware -- and have fun!!

  • Sandpeelin

    I wish they would port the old pc version and just update cards and stuff or the online version. The point of the series was to build your "own" deck the way "you" want and compete against opponents and get more / better cards.