The year 2006 was the fourteenth year of existence for Magic: The Gathering.
|January 19||Wizards of the Coast files suit against Daron Rutter (screen name: rancored_elf) and several unknown persons over several card spoiler lists posted on the MTG Salvation forums.|
|February 3||Release of Guildpact|
|March 3–5||Pro Tour Honolulu, USA. Won by Mark Herberholz.
|March 31||Hobby Shop Lotus Kotesashi in Tokorozawa-shi, Japan, hosts the one millionth DCI-sanctioned tournament of Magic: The Gathering.|
|April 1||Announcement of Coldsnap, claimed to be a "lost design file" only recently found. The latter was later announced to be an April Fools joke.|
|April 7||Wizards of the Coast and Daron Rutter (rancored_elf) sign a settlement agreement which ends the legal action.|
|April 10||Release of Visions on Magic Online.|
|May 5||Release of Dissension|
|May 5–7||Pro Tour Prague, Czech Republic. Won by Takuya Osawa.|
|May 10–12||Magic Invitational in Los Angeles, California, USA. Won by Antoine Ruel.
|June 16–18||Pro Tour Charleston, USA. Won by team Kajiharu80 ( Tomohiro Kaji, Shota Yasooka and Tomoharu Saito).|
|July 21||Release of Coldsnap|
|July - August||Last season of the Arena League.|
|August 22||WotC announces another price increase for both paper and online product.|
|August 21||Wizards of the Coast announces a strategic partnership with Ultra Pro.|
|August 25||Start of The Great Designer Search.|
|October 6||Release of the nostalgia-themed Time Spiral.|
|October 20–22||Pro Tour Kobe, Japan. Won by Jan-Moritz Merkel.|
|November 29 - December 3||2006 World Championships in Paris, France. Won by Makihito Mihara.
|Player of the Year: Shouta Yasooka.|
|Rookie of the Year: Sebastian Thaler.|
|Hall of Fame inductees:|
Wizards of the Coast
- Kelly Digges (editor)
- Dan dos Santos
- Dave Kendall
- E. M. Gist
- Jeff Nentrup
- Rebekah Lynn
- Steve Belledin
- Volkan Baga
- Yokota Katsumi