What is a Booster Draft?
Usually a draft consists of 8 players. Each player at the table starts with three unopened booster packs. Instead of just opening your cards and building a deck, you and the other players at the table have to draft the cards for your decks.
At the start of a Booster Draft, each player opens a pack and picks the card he or she wants from it. (You canít see the cards that the other players draft.) Then each player passes the rest of the pack to his or her left. You pick up the pack that was passed to you, select a card, and pass the rest to your left. This process continues until all the cards have been drafted.
Next, each player opens a second pack, but this time, you pass the pack to your right. After all those cards are drafted, you open the third pack and pass to the left again. At the end of the draft, each player has forty-five cards-and unlimited basic lands-to build a deck with.
Read more about strategies behind booster drafting here
Booster drafts in the Jacksonville area occurs as follows:
JCS booster drafts everyday with 8 interested players! However, Wednesdays the number of drafts surges to 2-7. We draft all day!!JAX CARD SINGLES
hosts sanctioned booster drafts everyday and is located at The Old Book Shop
. $12 Entry, Single Elimination Tournament. 1.5 packs per player for prizes. 1st place gets 8 packs, second place gets 4 packs with no promos. It fires whenever there is 8 players interested. Wednesdays
starting after 330P JAX CARD SINGLES
hosts sanctioned booster drafts at our shop located at The Old Book Shop
. 1.5 packs per player for prizes. $12 Entry, Single Elimination Tournament, 1st place gets 8 packs, second place gets 4 packs with no promos. We hold multiple drafts starting as early as 3:30 pm and running as late as 9 PM! Drafts are available on a first come first serve basis. The second draft that you personally enter into each day is $10, while supplies last. We hold an average of four booster drafts every Wednesday!Thursdays
at 7P there is a MTG booster draft at Dan's Gameroom on Blanding Blvd (904-777-4548).Fridays
Jax Card Singles hosts a $12 single elimination booster draft at 330 pm, at 630 pm and a $15 Friday Night Magic booster draft at 930pm. We also host a $12 booster draft at midnight. 1.5 packs per player. The Friday Night Magic draft is ran at 3 rounds of Swiss. Top 4 get prizes (5-3-2-2) and the FNM promo.
Universe of Superheroes at Jacksonville Beach hosts a Friday Night Magic Booster Draft at 8:30 pm. Saturdays
at 1:00 pm Jax Card Singles hosts $12 booster drafts of the latest set at at our shop located at The Old Book Shop
(3142 Beach Boulevard). One and 1/2 packs per player will go into the prize pool or store credit will be given. We have lots of seats and an awesome game room so we hope you will join us. Single Elimination, 1st place gets 8 packs, second place gets 4 packs with no promos. There are several drafts held on this day and are available on a first come first serve basis. The second draft that you personally enter into each day is $10, while supplies last. Saturdays
at 7:30 PM there is a booster draft run at Alter Egos at 400 Madison Avenue, Suite 6 Orange Park, 32065. (904) 213-4007. There is also a booster draft on Saturdays at Red Beards and Wizards in St. Augustine at 6:30 pm.
To learn more about what booster drafting is and how can you booster draft, please read this article here
For a list of the upcoming Magic the Gathering events check out our schedule here
time you can Go Infinite in our 1v1 Go Infinite Magic 2013 League
. $12 per person entry. Two people then receive three booster packs each, draft 1 versus 1, then build their own 40 card decks and compete with each other. Basic lands are provided. They then play the best out of 5 games. The winner gets three booster packs or a free 1v1 entrance certificate! Earn 3 points for a win and 1 point for a loss in our league and accumulate points to compete for a booster box
of the latest product distributed to the winner of the monthly league!
The Magic 2013 Core League will also include the M13 goblin tokens to the finalists with the top 10 most points in our 1v1 league at the end of each month. League days are Sundays and Tuesdays but if you can catch a game with someone on any given day it still counts!
If you want to wrack up points get then you're best bet is ANY day! Just come down and find someone to 1v1 with and you'll draft all the new cards you need for your deck! But of course we
can help you flesh out your deck as well!
Want to make big money playing booster drafts?
JCS now is hosting High Roller Booster Draft Tournaments on Tuesdays and Saturdays. For $27 entry 8 players booster draft in a single elimination tournament. Winner receives $100 in store credit and second place receives $50 store credit.