Tuesday, 19 April 2022 08:55

Magic: The Gathering is about to get more expensive

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Magic: The Gathering is about to get more expensive WOTC

Hasbro is raising the price of multiple Magic: The Gathering products by more than ten percent.

The company says this is largely due to the rising cost of goods, transportation, and manufacturing over the past year, stating, "the price to produce Magic: The Gathering has increased significantly, and we've especially seen an uptick in the costs to produce, manufacture, and ship Magic around the world in the past year."

Magic: The Gathering products receiving the price hike include draft, set, and collectors boosters, as well as bundles and Jumpstart boosters -- all of which will be having their prices increased by around 11 percent come September.

"The price increase will affect Dominaria United as well as any backlist products starting in July," WotC states.

Commander decks, however, will see a pricing increase much sooner.

The company says that those products will receive their price hike just as soon as the game's next set, Streets of New Capenna, releases at the end of the month, but that "there are no plans to increase the price of Commander decks further in July."

Furthermore, the company points out that these price increases will not affect other Magic: The Gathering product lines, such MastersModern HorizonsSecret Lair, Challenger Decks, or Universes Beyond.  Prerelease packs are also exempted from the price hike for the time being.

This announcement comes less than six months after Hasbro announced a 48 percent increase in revenue from its Wizards of the Coast and Digital Gaming segment, including gains in revenue for Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons.