Game Theory: I Lost EVERY Game of Magic... So You Don't Have To! (Magic The Gathering)

26 Th09, 2019
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When Wizards of the Coast approached us about doing an episode on Magic the Gathering, I felt like this was the sign I was waiting for to enhance my skills. By that I mean, learn how to finally win! I wanted to become the best Magic player I could and to do so, I needed to bring in some magic of my own - math! Stay with me, Theorists. Today we are going to learn the tricks to winning any game of Magic. Draw your cards!
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Writers: Matthew Patrick
Researcher: Justin Kuiper
Editors: Alex "Sedge" Sedgwick, Tyler Mascola, and Dan "Cybert" Seibert
Assistant Editor: AlyssaBeCrazy
Sound Editor: Yosi Berman

  • God I really needed this, I’m trying to get into magic but didn’t know how to play. BIG THANK!

    FgbgobFgbgobNăm trước
    • clap and a half to the bois

      Vishal ManglaVishal Mangla40 phút trước
    • @Kevin Wilson not really, rogues is a rather affordable tier 1 deck

      GodGodTháng trước
    • Fgbgob i got you to 169 comments nice

      Eat your Cereal number 2Eat your Cereal number 22 tháng trước
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  • MatPat sound like Odd1sout

    That AuthorThat Author2 ngày trước
  • "the trick is, you can add duplicates of cards in your deck" .......well, now we know why he lost every game

    Eldon PetersEldon Peters2 ngày trước
  • Mill is lit it is the best way ever to win

    Ishtiaq KhanIshtiaq Khan3 ngày trước
  • Well done your good

    Ishtiaq KhanIshtiaq Khan3 ngày trước
  • It’s ok Mat I suck at shuffling too lol

  • Decks of cards have existed in their current state for how long? Do you know how many casinos there are? I guarantee you that every single combination of cards possible has already happened.

    SaberofSpadesSaberofSpades7 ngày trước
  • Has anyone beaten Jason yet lol!

    Blake the SnakeBlake the Snake10 ngày trước
  • Milling? Blue Rage slowly rises in me.

    Kevin HaydenKevin Hayden10 ngày trước
  • I just got my first pack of magic yesterday and I’m a noob lol Edit: and what do the double cards do, like the normal card but has 2 card printings on it. Edit: what do lands and enchantments do?

    Parks Mnarks GamingParks Mnarks Gaming14 ngày trước
  • I bet I could beat Jason with my real decks...

    Shane RoffeyShane Roffey15 ngày trước
  • Matpad in 1:40 : ''Are you not entratain?!''

    BrainEaterBrainEater15 ngày trước
  • Wait, did they update the intros on all the videos to include food theory?

    Anshuk A.Anshuk A.16 ngày trước
  • I got same deck 3 times

    Vinod GuptaVinod Gupta19 ngày trước
  • As someone who just inherited a shoebox full of old magic cards, I'm glad to see this video!

    The JLavThe JLav19 ngày trước
  • You can fill your deck with duplicates: Casually shows 3 force of wills. MTG Fans get it. #expensivedeckyagotthere

    Kitfisto985Kitfisto98519 ngày trước
  • As a Yugioh player, the optimal deck is something you can make that either locks down your opponent or helps you get to your win condition. The way you get to your win condition is either drawing more cards or searching for cards in your deck by card effects. You should also have a side deck of however many cards you need to develop a counter to strategies you're weak to in the next round. Bottom line, taking Yugi's advice and "betting everything on this one draw", is not going to win you consistent games.

    James TappJames Tapp19 ngày trước
  • Can we just talk about MatPat WALKING ON THE BACK OF THE COUCH LIKE ITS NOTHING!??

    Jesse's GirlJesse's Girl20 ngày trước
  • Milling is drawing on an empty library. not drawing the last card .

    Benoit TurcotteBenoit Turcotte21 ngày trước
  • Or.... You can just have fun and do whatever you want...

    Nick 12Nick 1224 ngày trước
  • That pre-intro thing was actually fun to know

    MatiNuvaMatiNuva24 ngày trước
  • I feel so bad that in my country nobody even knows about Magic, the only thing I can buy are YuGiOh cards and even those are rare to find. (Don't get me wrong I enjoy and think that MTG and YGO are good card games)

    Neo RezXNeo RezX26 ngày trước
  • Well something no one has ever done before is create a dnd theory on game theory

    TheGangsterGaggle boomTheGangsterGaggle boom27 ngày trước

    Mr ShrowdMr Shrowd28 ngày trước
  • Do a Yu gi oh theory plz

    RiseYTRiseYTTháng trước
  • you could just say this is the first time you have watched this video at this time

    mr. wafflesmr. wafflesTháng trước
  • Next do pokemon

    Stella SportsStella SportsTháng trước
  • But where is the fun in that? Right? 😅

    PerisomePerisomeTháng trước
  • Its actually, aggro, control and tempo, midrange is a combination of control at first then tempo the turns after.

    HardKoreHardKoreTháng trước
  • Milling is extremely hard and rare in ANY card game

    HardKoreHardKoreTháng trước
  • Cool

    King gemaKing gemaTháng trước
  • Can being nerdy help you get better at being nerdy

    issaac asselstineissaac asselstineTháng trước
  • I wonder what do you call a number with 64 zeros?

    Anaik TarpAnaik TarpTháng trước
  • Magic the Arena pshh that's ez the actually physical cards are were its at.(flying card decks for the win)

    Micah RamirezMicah RamirezTháng trước
  • Hey there are 5 archetypes in MtG not 3. Aggro, Tempo, Midrange, Combo, and Control. Combo is obvious, but Tempo is a fun archetype that needs all the ink it can get. Do you want to feel like you're on the verge of losing even when everything is going your way? Play Tempo. You're not generally less favored to win than any other archetype, but you a very much flying by the seat of your pants.

    EloquentTrollEloquentTrollTháng trước
  • When are we getting yugioh

    blue Dimondblue DimondTháng trước
  • MatPat: I like to mill out my opponent Me with a deck revolving around the graveyard: this is where the fun begins

    The Good DoctorThe Good DoctorTháng trước
  • dude thank youuuuuu im in a card group with my boyfriend and this help me so much

    Rose MaireRose MaireTháng trước
  • "I can finally summon my strongest creature" Blue Player: "Are you Sure about that?"

    Jürgen HanewaldJürgen HanewaldTháng trước
  • Great now do Yu gi oh

    2Small Bros2Small BrosTháng trước
  • If he makes a forth/fifth channel what would it be? Something theroy Who knows

    Ramthony PlacenciaRamthony PlacenciaTháng trước
  • im looking at you burn...thank you burn decks are so stupid!

    Benjamin BaerBenjamin BaerTháng trước
  • Wait a minute 11:31 Control should beat Aggro Aggro should beat Combo and Combo should beat Control not Aggro beat Control! how does this make sense?

    Hallo Brawl Stars und Co.Hallo Brawl Stars und Co.Tháng trước
  • i made a pokemon deck with 3 tiernos, 3 cherens and 3... hau, i think it was (it was smth that let me draw 3 cards). all of these let me draw 3 cards so 1/5 cards in my deck let me draw three cards. i was very good at losing by running out of cards

    Olz33Olz33Tháng trước
  • Can you do an episode on poker?

    Lorin HeslopLorin HeslopTháng trước
  • This is actually hilarious, matpat is literally teaching us what everybody does for mtg (at least smart players). But it’s still entertaining

    Anime EnthusiastAnime EnthusiastTháng trước
  • 7:39 is the reason I came

    Joshua KovacsJoshua KovacsTháng trước
  • how to win at magic? easy, draft an army of 2000 and overrun your opponent

    alex FENGalex FENGTháng trước
  • MatPat: This video is about magic the gathering Me: Unsubscribes in yu gi oh

    Pringlz 69Pringlz 69Tháng trước
  • Mat: talking about standard Me: laughing in commander, legacy, modern and pauper "My personal favorite strat is mill." Darn it Mat, you make us look bad! (Playing EDH red/blue storm)

    Andrew MesserAndrew MesserTháng trước
  • Diamond Bolt is wach

    ultra 4 amaizing 4ultra 4 amaizing 4Tháng trước
  • man now i just have a deck of cards in my hand

    MikeybeeMikeybeeTháng trước
  • Dang it your deck that mills me out would beat me pretty fast because in my deck I draw tons of cards

    Panzzer catPanzzer catTháng trước
  • Since I have learned how to play magic more and more over the past year... It is so obvious that Mat Pat doesn't actually know how to play Magic.

    Braden SorensenBraden SorensenTháng trước
  • so 80,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 * 1,000, 000,000 is 80 Trevegintillion Im pretty sure

    CXhris JamesCXhris JamesTháng trước
  • I agree with MTG is about Math.Just imagine you got 24 or 25 lands and that is basically a general law to look at.And you need to pay attention on it.

    ZenTraiDeeZenTraiDeeTháng trước
  • the calc is just 52! aka 52+51+50+49+ecc... In MTG is minimum 60!

    TheIceThornTheIceThornTháng trước
  • You shan't defeat me!

    The_Sliver_KingThe_Sliver_KingTháng trước
  • Next vid: I lost every game of Yu Gi Oh so you don’t have to

    Filip KarapandzaFilip KarapandzaTháng trước
  • Build decks off of one set that’s my tip for beginners

    Nathan HillisNathan HillisTháng trước
  • Me: “I hate mil” Also me:*turn 4 ulamog the ceaseless hunger*

    abcslayerabcslayerTháng trước
    • That's me in a nutshell.

      Thomas GagneThomas Gagne5 ngày trước
  • Faking tells is a very important strategy. Even if you only fake some tells and are showing other natural tells, it will confuse your opponent, which is generally good.

    Ben VincentBen VincentTháng trước
  • Josh and Jimmy should get in contact for Game Knights. That would be interesting.

    Liam BomkampLiam BomkampTháng trước
  • Who else saw it as "I lost every game" XD

    Senuth AbeysuriyaSenuth AbeysuriyaTháng trước
  • Counter. - the son of whom this account belongs to

    poeticintutionpoeticintutionTháng trước
  • i play comp commander this doesnt apply to my 100 card deck is sad day :(

    beckybeckyTháng trước
  • me and my bro did the 1 shuffle a day and we did for half a year and we got the same deck twice

    HecticEvening StudiosHecticEvening StudiosTháng trước
  • I got it before this video thank you for the tips!

    Dominic JespersenDominic JespersenTháng trước
  • MatPat doesn't have googley eyes anymore...

    GameOnGamersGameOnGamers2 tháng trước
  • EDH pog

    Black lotus into three charging badgersBlack lotus into three charging badgers2 tháng trước
  • I'm ten and I LOVE Magic! My dad has almost all of the cards, especialy the old ones and him me and my brother play ALL THE TIME! Him and my brother also really like using the op deck... I've actually won one or two games before! I've never played arena though and the graphics CAN'T COMPARE to playing it IRL! But we sorta don't have to deal with decks because we always know which deck each of us is going to use XD (love your work been a fan for three years!)

    PlumesientPlumesient2 tháng trước
  • Ahaha, HAHAH Now I won't ever lose!

    Ethan StarshineEthan Starshine2 tháng trước
  • Yes

    Slush BurkeSlush Burke2 tháng trước
  • You the best

    Slush BurkeSlush Burke2 tháng trước
  • Opponent:*exists* Me with 3 Sarkhan, Dragonsouls(they have an ability that summons all the dragons in your deck) and pretty much only dragon-type creatures:

    BlueBunny26BlueBunny262 tháng trước
  • sooooo how bout commander ... hehehe

    Eric CooneyEric Cooney2 tháng trước
  • What is the number of burn permutations? Like seriously the most repetitive deck basically. Actually how did you calc the permutations?

    Re PreachRe Preach2 tháng trước
  • 9:41 I just learned scientific notation in school so I understand stuff like that now lol

    Not Your Average Person 000Not Your Average Person 0002 tháng trước
  • @matpat Hey you mentioned that you like decking out your opponent, so I'd recommend Bakugan Battle Planet. Check it out - I'm having lots of fun with it.

    Mackenzie RayMackenzie Ray2 tháng trước
  • Yu gi oh is a way better alternative tho btw its my opinion XD :)

    SilverWater22SilverWater222 tháng trước
  • I want to reck mat at magic

    Jacob MolzanJacob Molzan2 tháng trước
  • i wanna git gud at hearthstone

    Jollity angelJollity angel2 tháng trước
  • even I know how to shuffle cards and im 8

    Alex OgilvieAlex Ogilvie2 tháng trước
  • Jason I challenge you.

    Brian BBrian B2 tháng trước
  • Ima player

    landon millerlandon miller2 tháng trước
  • Listen Matpat, your good and all, but if you face me in magic, my slivers will DESTROY YOU!

    Jordan VenegasJordan Venegas2 tháng trước
  • Does he realise that any decent magic player knows this? Only new players don’t know this.

    Kade CorbettKade Corbett2 tháng trước
  • Lmho !!!!

    Munchie LittenMunchie Litten2 tháng trước
  • Why does MatPat look like a Karen in the thumbnail?

    TalonMario2003TalonMario20032 tháng trước
  • #SaltyMatIsSalty

    Seth BoyceSeth Boyce2 tháng trước
  • I'm surprised MatPat never did a theory about Yugioh, especially the newer stuff that Yugioh has

    Williiam McDonaldWilliiam McDonald2 tháng trước
  • Food theory was already in the intro before they made videos about it.

    Spikebama -Spikebama -2 tháng trước
  • this is the moneyball of cards game change my mind

    Trent SmithTrent Smith2 tháng trước
  • I wish my maths class was like matpats segue in the beginning when we were learning probability

    RajRaj2 tháng trước
  • That will never leave u

    KungFuBrushKungFuBrush2 tháng trước
  • Am I the only one bothered by the fact that the Audio isn’t synced to the video? It’s very slightly off

    WheatBreadOne GamingWheatBreadOne Gaming2 tháng trước
  • JoJo please

    bey news lbey news l2 tháng trước
  • Us noobs on mobile:☹️

    im so sorryim so sorry2 tháng trước
  • On the next episode of game theory we play yugioh

    Mikael ÓlafssonMikael Ólafsson2 tháng trước
  • milling is a stupid mechanic

    Jonathan CheekJonathan Cheek2 tháng trước