2-Player Starter Set

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A 2-Player Starter Set is a special Magic package from Wizards of the Coast, aimed at Starter-level players. It is designed as a ready-to-play gift box and suitable to be bought by non-magic playing people who want to surprise their playing relatives. 2-Player Starter Sets have had different names through the times: Quick Start Set, Starter Set, Core Game, Clash Pack and lately Booster Battle Pack.

Product First deck Second deck Extras Remarks
Revised Gift Box Random starter deck (60 cards) Random starter deck (60 cards) 1 illustrated rulebook
1 card collectors' checklist
1 cloth bag containing 30 glass counters
4th Edition Gift Box Random starter deck (60 cards) Random starter deck (60 cards) 1 illustrated rulebook
1 card collectors' checklist
1 cloth bag containing 30 glass counters
Rivals Quick Start Set Kazz's Deck (56 cards) Zakk's Deck (56 cards) 2 rules cards
4 deck list cards
2 player guides
1 enhanced rule book
1 mini–issue of The Duelist
4th Edition cards
Introductory Two-Player Set Kazz's Deck (60 cards) Zakk's Deck (60 cards) 2 rules cards
4 deck list cards
2 player guides
1 enhanced rule book (Gift Box only)
2 Homelands boosters (Gift Box only)
1 cloth bag containing 30 glass counters (Gift Box only)
4th Edition cards with 1996 copyright date.
The box can be identified by the absence of the infamous ballpoint scratch in the Deckmaster logo.
Also provided in Gift Box edition.
5th Edition 2-Player Starter Set Ready-to-play Deck 1 (30 cards) Ready-to-play Deck 2 (30 cards) 1 oversized rulebook
1 play guide
1 booster.
The box proclaimes this product to be advanced-level
Portal 2 Player Starter Set Ready-to-play Deck 1 (35 cards) Ready-to-play Deck 2 (35 cards) 2 playmats
1 play guide
1 rule book
1 checklist
2 Portal booster packs (Gift Box only)
2 score-keeping beads (Gift Box only)
Also provided in Gift Box edition.
Portal Second Age 2 Player Starter Set Ready-to-play Deck 1 (30 cards) Ready-to-play Deck 2 (30 cards) 2 playmats
1 play guide
1 rule book
1 Portal Second Age booster packs (the Gift Box had 2)
2 score-keeping beads (Gift Box only)
Also provided in Gift Box edition.
Classic Sixth Edition 2-Player Starter Set Ready-to-play Deck 1 (40 cards) Ready-to-play Deck 2 (40 cards) 1 play guide
1 rule book
Portal Three Kingdoms 2-Player Starter Set Ready-to-play Deck 1 (30 cards) Ready-to-play Deck 2 (30 cards) 2 playmats
1 play guide
1 rulebook.
Starter game box Ready-to-play Deck 1 (40 cards) Ready-to-play Deck 2 (40 cards) 2 playmats
1 play guide
1 rulebook
A poster
2 scorekeeping beads
1 instructional video (Gift Box only)
1 oversized Thorn Elemental (Gift Box only)
Also provided in Gift Box edition.
Starter 2000 game box Ready-to-play Deck 1 (22 cards) Ready-to-play Deck 2 (22 cards) 2 15-card packs with more advanced cards
2 playmats
2 play guides
1 rulebook
2 scorekeeping disks
1 instructional CD-ROM
1 foil Rhox
Not sold in boosters.
7th Edition Starter Set Ready-to-play Gold Deck (30 cards) Ready-to-play Silver Deck (30 cards) 1 14-card pack with more advanced cards
2 playmats
2 play guides
1 rulebook
2 scorekeeping counters
1 instructional CD-ROM
1 foil Thorn Elemental
The last set to be advertized as a Starter-level product.
8th Edition Core Game Ready-to-play Gold Deck (33 cards) Ready-to-play Silver Deck (33 cards) 1 14-card pack with more advanced cards
2 playmats
2 play guides
1 rulebook
2 scorekeeping counters
1 instructional CD-ROM (CD-version only)
1 manual for Magic Online (CD-version only)
1 foil Elvish Champion
Two versions: with or without CD-ROM.
9th Edition Core Game Ready-to-play Gold Deck (33 cards) Ready-to-play Silver Deck (33 cards) 1 14-card pack with more advanced cards
2 playmats
2 play guides
1 rulebook
2 scorekeeping counters
1 instructional CD-ROM (CD-version only)
1 manual for Magic Online (CD-version only)
1 foil Serra Angel
Two versions: with or without CD-ROM.
10th Edition Starter Game 1 booster (15 random cards) 1 booster (15 random cards) 20 lands
1 rules sheet
1 Pro Tour Player Card
2 Marketing cards
Five different colored packages. [1]
15th Anniversary 2-Player Starter Game 1 booster (15 random cards) 1 booster (15 random cards) 20 lands
1 rules sheet
1 foil Kamahl, Pit Fighter
2 Marketing cards
Five different colored packages with 10th Edition cards.
Product Release: June 20, 2008. Not attached to another product
Magic 2012 Booster Battle Pack Deck 1 (20 semi-randomized cards) Deck 2 (20 semi-randomized cards) 2 booster packs
1 play guide
1 rules insert
Each deck contains a two color-specific group of cards. 5 lands and 5 spells for each color. [2] [3]
Magic 2013 Booster Battle Pack Deck 1 (20 semi-randomized cards) Deck 2 (20 semi-randomized cards) 2 booster packs
1 play guide
1 rules insert
Each deck contains a two color-specific group of cards. 5 lands and 5 spells for each color.
Return to Ravnica Booster Battle Pack Deck 1 (22 semi-randomized cards) Deck 2 (22 semi-randomized cards) 2 booster packs
1 play guide
1 rules insert
Each deck contains a two color-specific group of card, associated with one of the Return to Ravnica guilds. [4]
Gatecrash Booster Battle Pack Deck 1 (22 semi-randomized cards) Deck 2 (22 semi-randomized cards) 2 booster packs
1 play guide
1 rules insert
Each deck contains a two color-specific group of card, associated with one of the Gatecrash guilds. [5]
Magic 2014 Booster Battle Pack Deck 1 (22 semi-randomized cards) Deck 2 (22 semi-randomized cards) 2 booster packs
1 play guide
1 rules insert
Each deck contains a two color-specific group of cards. [6]
Magic 2015 Clash Pack Fate (60 cards) Fury (60 cards) 1 deck box
1 play guide
1 rules insert
Includes six foil cards with alternate art [7]
Fate Reforged Clash Pack Power (60 cards) Profit (60 cards) 1 deck box
1 play guide
1 rules insert
Includes six foil cards with alternate art [8]
Magic Origins Clash Pack Armed (60 cards) Dangerous (60 cards) 1 deck box
1 play guide
1 rules insert
Includes six foil cards with alternate art [9]
Shadows over Innistrad Booster Battle Pack Ready-to-play Deck 1 (30 cards) Ready-to-play Deck 2 (30 cards) 2 booster packs
1 play guide
1 rules insert
Each pack contains two colors.[10]
Kaladesh Booster Battle Pack Ready-to-play Deck 1 (30 cards) Ready-to-play Deck 2 (30 cards) 2 booster packs
1 play guide
1 rules insert
Each pack contains two colors.
Amonkhet Booster Battle Pack Ready-to-play Deck 1 (30 cards) Ready-to-play Deck 2 (30 cards) 2 booster packs
1 play guide
1 rules insert
Each pack contains two colors.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Magic Arcana. (June 14, 2007.) “Tenth Edition Starter Game”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  2. Monty Ashley. (June 23, 2011.) “Announcing Booster Battle Packs”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  3. Monty Ashley. (September 13, 2011.) “Inside the Booster Battle Pack”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  4. Monty Ashley. (September 12, 2012.) “Return to Ravnica Booster Battle Pack”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  5. Trick Jarrett. (January 10, 2013.) “Gatecrash Booster Battle Packs”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  6. Init Games M14 Booster Battle Pack review
  7. Trick Jarrett. (March 05, 2014.) “Introducing M15's Clash Pack”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  8. Blake Rasmussen. (July 7, 2014.) “Fate Reforged Clash Pack”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  9. Blake Rasmussen. (July 9, 2015.) “Magic Origins Clash Pack and Intro Pack Decklists”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  10. Blake Rasmussen. (March 25, 2016.) “The March 25, 2016 Update”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.

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