This is a ton of fun and one of our favorite ways to give people who are interested, but don’t know that much about the game to get to play with a partner and have a blast. It works great for significant others, buddies who want to check it out, or just friends who want to play. It is particularly great for Moms or Dads who want to have a really cool date night with their kids. This event is a GREAT way for parents to figure out what this thing the kids are doing is anyway, and for the kids to get a chance to be the ones who know what is going on for a change. 😉
Because you play as a team and can help each other out, the kid gets to be the smart one for a change, and the parent gets to play without needing to worry about “doing it wrong”. Also…very fun to play together against another team.
Upcoming times: Sat. 3/09/13 and Sat. 3/30/13 at 4 pm (start getting packs to build decks) Play games starting at 5:30 (ish)
Cost: $17.50 per player.
The team gets 8 packs to use to make two 40 card minimum size decks.
Frequently asked Questions
What is it?: Two-Headed Giant Magic Tournament. (Two players on the same team, sharing life and playing in parallel against other teams of players)
Does it HAVE to be a parent? Anyone can play, but we want to make sure it a comfortable and family friendly event. This is a GREAT chance for people to get a chance to check out the game that someone important to them has such a good time with without all the pressure of already understanding or being good at the game.
Do I need to know what I’m doing?: Since both players play at the same time and can show each other their cards, as long as one of the two players knows what they are doing, nothing is required of the other player. It is the best, most fun way to learn the game.
Do we need to make and bring our own decks? Nope. This is what is called a sealed deck tournament, which basically means that each team gets a fixed number of packs (7) of Magic cards to build the two decks used to play in the tournament.
How much does it cost? $18 per person which includes 4 packs (teams end up with 8 packs to start with.
Why is is called Two headed Giant? Both players share the same (larger) life total of 30 rather then the normal 20 points. Each “head” (player) takes their turns at the same time and can consult with each other, but they play in parallel, not able to share resources such as land or equipment (if you don’t know what those things are, don’t worry about it, your partner will.
Why only one game per match? Two headed Giant takes longer to play, so there is not enough time to do the standard 2-out of 3 games.