Top 10 Best MTG Booster Boxes [2021]

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Magic the Gathering (MTG) is one of the longest-running customizable card games (CCG) out there. The Wizards of the Coast product features a set rotation that phases out the oldest sets to make room for the newest, ensuring a fresh experience for players.

Booster boxes might be the best way to increase your chances of getting your hands on the legendary card you need to build your ultimate deck.

The Best MTG Booster Boxes

Magic: The Gathering Commander Legends Draft Booster Box

The Commander game variant of MTG is geared towards an epic multiplayer battle. The Commander Legends Draft Booster Box now allows for the game mode to be played as a draft. This box contains 24 packs of cards designed to be used for a draft-style Commander game.

Each pack contains 2 legends ensuring the player has choices when building their draft deck. The highlight of the box might be the introduction of the new foil card design, as the box introduces the new “foil etched cards.”

Besides the legends, each 20-card pack also contains at least one rare and one foil card, along with one ad/token.

Magic: The Gathering Throne of Eldraine Booster Box

The Throne of Eldraine card set introduces Grimm’s Fairytales and Arthurian legends to use with your MTG deck. The Eldraine booster box is a true expansion set box featuring 36 packs with 15 Magic cards per pack.

Since part of the CCGis collecting cards to make the ultimate deck, the packs are assembled at random. If you are looking for one of those super rare, hard-to-find cards to assemble an unbeatable deck, then booster boxes are the way to go.

Magic: The Gathering MTG Gatecrash Booster Box

The Gatecrash expansion set for MTG is set in the world of Ravnica. The booster box contains 36 packs of 15 magic cards. The packs give the players access to acquire five different guilds, 249 black-bordered cards, and the occasional premium card.

The Gatecrash set is the best way for players to get their hands on the second set of five guilds in the Ravnica setting. The other five were released as part of Return to Ravnica.

Magic the Gathering Conspiracy Booster Box

The MTG Conspiracy set introduced larger multiplayer games. It focuses on a draft-style set up with each player selecting cards from freshly opened packs. The Conspiracy boosters feature special cards that alter the standard draft rules, such as allowing players to choose additional cards or grant special powers to drafted cards.

The booster box itself comes with 36 packs featuring 15 MTG cards per pack. The setting introduces new Planeswalkers and the Fiora world setting. The set contains 210 black-bordered cards and randomly inserted premium versions of each card. Conspiracy introduced 65 new cards with the majority legal for Legacy and Vintage play.

Magic the Gathering Dark Ascension Booster Box

Magic, the Gathering Dark Ascension introduced werewolves, vampires, and zombies along with the world setting of Innistrad. This booster box contains 36 packs of 15 MTG cards. It features 158 black-bordered cards along with the usual random premium editions of the cards.

The set also featured a return of double-faced cards along with the returning mechanics of the previous set.

Magic the Gathering Ikoria Lair of Behemoths Draft Booster Box

Ikoria provides the opportunity for players to compete with Godzilla series monsters. The booster box features 36 packs of 15 MTG cards. In those packs, players have the chance to pull premium versions of 274 different cards.

The Ikoria set also features a new mechanic: Mutate. This allows players to build up monsters to compete on epic levels. Ikoria is the new land setting, and the companion feature will feel familiar to players of the Commander format.

Released in mid-2020, this is one of the newer sets available.

Magic the Gathering War of The Spark Booster Box

The War of the Spark booster box brings players back to the setting of Ravnica. The booster box contains 36 booster packs that contain 15 MTG cards. Each of these packs contains at least one Planeswalker that varies in rarity from uncommon to mythic rare.

The set introduces a new mechanic, Amass, and also features the return of Proliferate. These mechanics help to strengthen a player’s creatures with +1/+1 counters. This booster box is the best bet for getting your hands on a Planeswalker.

Magic the Gathering Theros Beyond Death Booster Box

Another booster box that features a standard 36 packs of 15 MTG cards, Theros Beyond Death, gives players another chance to build a unique and powerful deck. The set introduces new Planeswalkers along with full art style basic lands.

The set features the return of sagas and introduces brand new mechanics. Gameplay focuses on choosing a deity to represent or forging a path of your own choosing.

Magic: The Gathering Core Set 2020 (M20) Booster Box

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The first core set of the list, Magic the Gathering Core Set 2020, is a great way for players to get back into the game after a hiatus or to bring those classic decks back to life. The booster box features 36 packs of 15 MTG cards.

Each pack contains either a rare or mythic rare card. The set as a whole contains 280 cards with a better than average ratio of foil cards (1:45). The re-hash of some oldies but goodies provides no story tie-in for this set, but it is themed around Chandra Nalaar, a Planeswalker.

Magic: The Gathering Core Set 2019 Booster Box

The second core set to crack the top 10, Magic the Gathering Core Set 2019, follows the same path as the sets before. Featuring 36 packs of 15 MTG cards in the booster box, it revives some of the more potent cards produced.

The booster packs in the box feature at least one rare or mythic rare card. The packs also come with 3 uncommon cards, 10 common cards, and 1 land. The 2019 core packs feature foil cards at a 1:67 ratio.

Final Thoughts

Booster boxes are the best way to get your hands on those hard-to-find, rare, or valuable cards in any CCG. Magic the Gathering is no different.

All of the booster boxes are built for the draft style of play, providing enough card packs to pop open a booster box and go. Magic the Gathering has been going strong for years and with the continuation of new lands, creatures, and mechanics, it is easy to see why.

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