The Lord of the Rings Features as Magic: The Gathering’s Biggest Collaboration to Date

Wizards of the Coast will be releasing The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth, the latest set and biggest collaboration to date for Magic: The Gathering (MTG).

Many of the characters, places and story moments, known and well-loved, have been reimagined for the Magic universe through both art and gameplay mechanics.

The set will release on tabletop on 23 June 2023 with more opportunities than ever to play for both new and experienced players.

Borderless Cards

The new set is the perfect entry point to MTG for new players, as beloved Middle-earth characters they know and trust will aid them on their journey.

The set includes a themed Starter Kit, allowing new players to relive their favourite moments from the popular franchise, all while learning the world’s greatest trading card game. The kit includes two decks legal in Modern, basic learning materials, and tokens.

As an additional opportunity for newer players, exciting Celebration Events with prizes will be hosted on 1 to 2 July, as a way to learn to play in a casual setting.

Showcase Ring cards

As part of this massive collaboration, new Legendary Creature cards featuring Gandalf, Aragorn, Legolas, Saruman, Éowyn, Frodo, and many more will make their impact as powerful cards and potential Commanders for fans of the multiplayer format.

“One Ring to Rule Them All”


The 1 of 1 Ring Promotion is an extraordinarily rare promotion only for The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth.

One copy of this premium foil card with a raised gold foil treatment will be inserted into an English language Collector Booster, printed with 1 of 1 numbering and Elvish script.

The precious One Ring could fall into the hands of any player, presenting a unique opportunity for collectors.


Some adventures can’t be contained in just one book, or one card. The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth set contains multiple collectible card treatments to be found in Set, Draft and Collector Boosters including:

  • Borderless Scene Cards: several iconic scenes ranging from 2×2 to 6×3 cards
  • Full-Art Middle-earth Map Lands
  • Showcase Ring Treatment Cards

The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth includes Draft Boosters, Set Boosters, Collector Boosters, Prerelease Packs, Bundles, Gift Bundles, Commander Decks, Jumpstart Boosters and Starter Kits.

An additional Holiday release later this year on 3 November will include Collector Boosters Special Edition, Jumpstart Vol. 2 and Scene Boxes.