Whether you're new to the game, a returning player, or just looking for a new place to play, Aether Game Cafe is the place for you. We run regular weekly events and carry the full line of in-print products.

Upcoming Special Events

Grand Standard Showdown - Sunday June 25th - $10 Entry Fee - 34 Amonkhet Standard Showdown Packs comprise the Prize Pool
Magic Open House - Sunday July 2nd - 12 pm
Hour of Devastation Pre-Release - July 8th – 9th - Six Events.
Come experience the newest set a week before it releases! Special Discounted rate for the Saturday - Midnight event.
PPTQ: Albuquerque - July 30th - 11 am - Modern Format*
*Minimum 8 players needed for the event to happen

REGULAR EVENTS

Tuesday - 6 pm - Magic League - $22
Tuesday - 7 pm - Modern - $10 Entry Fee
Wednesday - 7 pm - Standard - $10 Entry Fee
Friday - Pods of 8 launch when full - Draft - $16.50 Entry Fee
Saturday - 1 pm until 6 pm - Casual Commander - $5 Entry Fee
Sunday - 11 am - Amonkhet Standard Showdown - $10 Entry Fee

Magic League

In Magic League, each player receives three packs and builds a 30-card minimum deck, adding any basic lands they need to their card pool. Players may play any number of matches. Matches are just one game, and each player may take one free mulligan per match. Each following week players add 1 Amonkhet booster pack to their card pool until the fourth and final week (for a total of 6 packs). No change to minimum deck size.
Each week, for every three losses a player may add 1 Amonkhet booster pack to their pool, with a limit of 1x week. Players can join the Magic League at any time during the four-week period. In addition to their initial booster pool, they receive boosters for the weeks they missed.

For participation in the league each player receives an exclusive Magic League Card Storage Box, while supplies last. For every 3 wins you receive a past Magic promo card of your choice!

DRAFT

Draft is a casual format, for new and experienced players alike. Each player receives three booster packs, opens one booster pack and takes one single card without revealing it to the other players. Then everyone passes the rest of their pack to player on their left, each player then takes one card from the pack they just received before passing again. This process continues until all the cards in those packs have been drafted. Then each player opens a second pack, but this time, they pass the pack to their right. After all those cards are drafted, they do the same with the third pack, passing to the left again. After this is done, we will provide basic lands, and each player will build a minimum 40 card deck, and play a 3 round tournament. Each round is 50 minutes, and first player to win 2 games wins the round. Regular draft cost of entry is $16.50, with a prize pool of 2 standard packs per player, distributed by record. Players keep all cards drafted. These events take place every Friday, the current set is Amonkhet. Pods of 8 launch when full.

STANDARD

Standard is a competitive constructed format. Players build a minimum 60 card deck and maximum 15 card sideboard using only cards from the last 3 blocks. You may use as many basic lands as you would like, but are limited to up to 4 of any other card. Standard is typically played in a multi-round tournament, usually between 3 and 5 rounds. Each round is 50 minutes, and first player to win 2 games wins the round. Cost of entry is $10. For every player, two packs are put into the prize pool, and distributed at the end either based on rank or record. Current Standard-legal blocks: Battle for Zendikar, Oath of the Gatewatch, Shadows over Innistrad, Eldritch Moon, Kaladesh and Aether Revolt.  For some events, a prize pool of $10 store credit per player is used instead.

MODERN

Modern is a competitive constructed format. Players build a minimum 60 card deck and maximum 15 card sideboard using sets printed since 8th Edition. Modern maintains a banned card list that can be found here. You may use as many basic lands as you would like, but are limited to up to 4 of any other card. Modern is typically played in a multi-round tournament, usually between 3 and 5 rounds. Each round is 50 minutes, and first player to win 2 games wins the round. Cost of entry is $10.  For regular events, our prize pool is $10 store credit per player.

COMMANDER

Commander is a very casual format where each player brings a commander deck containing 100 cards: 1 Commander and 99 others and plays in multiplayer games. Each deck may contain only one of any individual card, with the exception of basic lands. Cost of entry is $5.

SEALED

Sealed is a casual format, for new and experienced players alike. Each player is given 6 booster packs to open, and from those packs, builds a minimum 40 card deck with the basic lands we provide. All unused cards are part of the player's sideboard. After deck construction, there is a 3-5 round tournament. Each round is 50 minutes, and first player to win 2 games wins the round. Cost of entry is $26, with a prize pool of 2 standard packs per player, distributed by rank or record. Players keep all cards opened.

PAUPER

Pauper is a complex but low cost constructed format. Players build a minimum 60 card deck and maximum 15 card sideboard using only cards that have been physically printed at least once at the common rarity. You may use as many basic lands as you would like, but are limited to up to 4 of any other card. Click here for the current banned list of pauper cards. Pauper is typically played in a multi-round tournament, usually between 3 and 5 rounds. Each round is 50 minutes.

LEGACY

Legacy is a constructed format that has no real restrictions on what sets can be used in your deck, though certain individual cards are banned, as are all silver bordered cards. The usual rules for constructed decks apply: a deck with a minimum of 60 cards and a side board of up to 15 cards, with no more than four of any individual card in your main deck and sideboard, excluding basic land cards. Click here for the current Legacy Banned Card List.<!-- This can be used for Game day, else use the other.