Game Theory: I Lost EVERY Game of Magic... So You Don't Have To! (Magic The Gathering)

26 sept 2019
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When Wizards of the Coast approached us about doing an episode on Magic the Gathering, I felt like this was the sign I was waiting for to enhance my skills. By that I mean, learn how to finally win! I wanted to become the best Magic player I could and to do so, I needed to bring in some magic of my own - math! Stay with me, Theorists. Today we are going to learn the tricks to winning any game of Magic. Draw your cards!
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Writers: Matthew Patrick
Researcher: Justin Kuiper
Editors: Alex "Sedge" Sedgwick, Tyler Mascola, and Dan "Cybert" Seibert
Assistant Editor: AlyssaBeCrazy
Sound Editor: Yosi Berman

  • God I really needed this, I’m trying to get into magic but didn’t know how to play. BIG THANK!

    FgbgobFgbgobAasta tagasi
    • @Kevin Wilson not really, rogues is a rather affordable tier 1 deck

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    • Fgbgob i got you to 169 comments nice

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  • MatPat sound like Odd1sout

    That AuthorThat Author17 tundi tagasi
  • "the trick is, you can add duplicates of cards in your deck" .......well, now we know why he lost every game

    Eldon PetersEldon PetersPäev tagasi
  • Mill is lit it is the best way ever to win

    Ishtiaq KhanIshtiaq Khan2 päeva tagasi
  • Well done your good

    Ishtiaq KhanIshtiaq Khan2 päeva tagasi
  • It’s ok Mat I suck at shuffling too lol

  • Decks of cards have existed in their current state for how long? Do you know how many casinos there are? I guarantee you that every single combination of cards possible has already happened.

    SaberofSpadesSaberofSpades5 päeva tagasi
  • Has anyone beaten Jason yet lol!

    Blake the SnakeBlake the Snake9 päeva tagasi
  • Milling? Blue Rage slowly rises in me.

    Kevin HaydenKevin Hayden9 päeva tagasi
  • I just got my first pack of magic yesterday and I’m a noob lol Edit: and what do the double cards do, like the normal card but has 2 card printings on it. Edit: what do lands and enchantments do?

    Parks Mnarks GamingParks Mnarks Gaming12 päeva tagasi
  • I bet I could beat Jason with my real decks...

    Shane RoffeyShane Roffey13 päeva tagasi
  • Matpad in 1:40 : ''Are you not entratain?!''

    BrainEaterBrainEater14 päeva tagasi
  • Wait, did they update the intros on all the videos to include food theory?

    Anshuk A.Anshuk A.15 päeva tagasi
  • I got same deck 3 times

    Vinod GuptaVinod Gupta17 päeva tagasi
  • As someone who just inherited a shoebox full of old magic cards, I'm glad to see this video!

    The JLavThe JLav17 päeva tagasi
  • You can fill your deck with duplicates: Casually shows 3 force of wills. MTG Fans get it. #expensivedeckyagotthere

    Kitfisto985Kitfisto98518 päeva tagasi
  • As a Yugioh player, the optimal deck is something you can make that either locks down your opponent or helps you get to your win condition. The way you get to your win condition is either drawing more cards or searching for cards in your deck by card effects. You should also have a side deck of however many cards you need to develop a counter to strategies you're weak to in the next round. Bottom line, taking Yugi's advice and "betting everything on this one draw", is not going to win you consistent games.

    James TappJames Tapp18 päeva tagasi
  • Can we just talk about MatPat WALKING ON THE BACK OF THE COUCH LIKE ITS NOTHING!??

    Jesse's GirlJesse's Girl18 päeva tagasi
  • Milling is drawing on an empty library. not drawing the last card .

    Benoit TurcotteBenoit Turcotte19 päeva tagasi
  • Or.... You can just have fun and do whatever you want...

    Nick 12Nick 1222 päeva tagasi
  • That pre-intro thing was actually fun to know

    MatiNuvaMatiNuva23 päeva tagasi
  • I feel so bad that in my country nobody even knows about Magic, the only thing I can buy are YuGiOh cards and even those are rare to find. (Don't get me wrong I enjoy and think that MTG and YGO are good card games)

    Neo RezXNeo RezX25 päeva tagasi
  • Well something no one has ever done before is create a dnd theory on game theory

    TheGangsterGaggle boomTheGangsterGaggle boom26 päeva tagasi

    Mr ShrowdMr Shrowd27 päeva tagasi
  • Do a Yu gi oh theory plz

    RiseYTRiseYT29 päeva tagasi
  • you could just say this is the first time you have watched this video at this time

    mr. wafflesmr. wafflesМісяць tagasi
  • Next do pokemon

    Stella SportsStella SportsМісяць tagasi
  • But where is the fun in that? Right? 😅

    PerisomePerisomeМісяць tagasi
  • Its actually, aggro, control and tempo, midrange is a combination of control at first then tempo the turns after.

    HardKoreHardKoreМісяць tagasi
  • Milling is extremely hard and rare in ANY card game

    HardKoreHardKoreМісяць tagasi
  • Cool

    King gemaKing gemaМісяць tagasi
  • Can being nerdy help you get better at being nerdy

    issaac asselstineissaac asselstineМісяць tagasi
  • I wonder what do you call a number with 64 zeros?

    Anaik TarpAnaik TarpМісяць tagasi
  • Magic the Arena pshh that's ez the actually physical cards are were its at.(flying card decks for the win)

    Micah RamirezMicah RamirezМісяць tagasi
  • Hey there are 5 archetypes in MtG not 3. Aggro, Tempo, Midrange, Combo, and Control. Combo is obvious, but Tempo is a fun archetype that needs all the ink it can get. Do you want to feel like you're on the verge of losing even when everything is going your way? Play Tempo. You're not generally less favored to win than any other archetype, but you a very much flying by the seat of your pants.

    EloquentTrollEloquentTrollМісяць tagasi
  • When are we getting yugioh

    blue Dimondblue DimondМісяць tagasi
  • MatPat: I like to mill out my opponent Me with a deck revolving around the graveyard: this is where the fun begins

    The Good DoctorThe Good DoctorМісяць tagasi
  • dude thank youuuuuu im in a card group with my boyfriend and this help me so much

    Rose MaireRose MaireМісяць tagasi
  • "I can finally summon my strongest creature" Blue Player: "Are you Sure about that?"

    Jürgen HanewaldJürgen HanewaldМісяць tagasi
  • Great now do Yu gi oh

    2Small Bros2Small BrosМісяць tagasi
  • If he makes a forth/fifth channel what would it be? Something theroy Who knows

    Ramthony PlacenciaRamthony PlacenciaМісяць tagasi
  • im looking at you burn...thank you burn decks are so stupid!

    Benjamin BaerBenjamin BaerМісяць tagasi
  • Wait a minute 11:31 Control should beat Aggro Aggro should beat Combo and Combo should beat Control not Aggro beat Control! how does this make sense?

    Hallo Brawl Stars und Co.Hallo Brawl Stars und Co.Місяць tagasi
  • i made a pokemon deck with 3 tiernos, 3 cherens and 3... hau, i think it was (it was smth that let me draw 3 cards). all of these let me draw 3 cards so 1/5 cards in my deck let me draw three cards. i was very good at losing by running out of cards

    Olz33Olz33Місяць tagasi
  • Can you do an episode on poker?

    Lorin HeslopLorin HeslopМісяць tagasi
  • This is actually hilarious, matpat is literally teaching us what everybody does for mtg (at least smart players). But it’s still entertaining

    Anime EnthusiastAnime EnthusiastМісяць tagasi
  • 7:39 is the reason I came

    Joshua KovacsJoshua KovacsМісяць tagasi
  • how to win at magic? easy, draft an army of 2000 and overrun your opponent

    alex FENGalex FENGМісяць tagasi
  • MatPat: This video is about magic the gathering Me: Unsubscribes in yu gi oh

    Pringlz 69Pringlz 69Місяць tagasi
  • Mat: talking about standard Me: laughing in commander, legacy, modern and pauper "My personal favorite strat is mill." Darn it Mat, you make us look bad! (Playing EDH red/blue storm)

    Andrew MesserAndrew MesserМісяць tagasi
  • Diamond Bolt is wach

    ultra 4 amaizing 4ultra 4 amaizing 4Місяць tagasi
  • man now i just have a deck of cards in my hand

    MikeybeeMikeybeeМісяць tagasi
  • Dang it your deck that mills me out would beat me pretty fast because in my deck I draw tons of cards

    Panzzer catPanzzer catМісяць tagasi
  • Since I have learned how to play magic more and more over the past year... It is so obvious that Mat Pat doesn't actually know how to play Magic.

    Braden SorensenBraden SorensenМісяць tagasi
  • so 80,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 * 1,000, 000,000 is 80 Trevegintillion Im pretty sure

    CXhris JamesCXhris JamesМісяць tagasi
  • I agree with MTG is about Math.Just imagine you got 24 or 25 lands and that is basically a general law to look at.And you need to pay attention on it.

    ZenTraiDeeZenTraiDeeМісяць tagasi
  • the calc is just 52! aka 52+51+50+49+ecc... In MTG is minimum 60!

    TheIceThornTheIceThornМісяць tagasi
  • You shan't defeat me!

    The_Sliver_KingThe_Sliver_KingМісяць tagasi
  • Next vid: I lost every game of Yu Gi Oh so you don’t have to

    Filip KarapandzaFilip KarapandzaМісяць tagasi
  • Build decks off of one set that’s my tip for beginners

    Nathan HillisNathan HillisМісяць tagasi
  • Me: “I hate mil” Also me:*turn 4 ulamog the ceaseless hunger*

    abcslayerabcslayerМісяць tagasi
    • That's me in a nutshell.

      Thomas GagneThomas Gagne3 päeva tagasi
  • Faking tells is a very important strategy. Even if you only fake some tells and are showing other natural tells, it will confuse your opponent, which is generally good.

    Ben VincentBen VincentМісяць tagasi
  • Josh and Jimmy should get in contact for Game Knights. That would be interesting.

    Liam BomkampLiam BomkampМісяць tagasi
  • Who else saw it as "I lost every game" XD

    Senuth AbeysuriyaSenuth AbeysuriyaМісяць tagasi
  • Counter. - the son of whom this account belongs to

    poeticintutionpoeticintutionМісяць tagasi
  • i play comp commander this doesnt apply to my 100 card deck is sad day :(

    beckybeckyМісяць tagasi
  • me and my bro did the 1 shuffle a day and we did for half a year and we got the same deck twice

    HecticEvening StudiosHecticEvening StudiosМісяць tagasi
  • I got it before this video thank you for the tips!

    Dominic JespersenDominic JespersenМісяць tagasi
  • MatPat doesn't have googley eyes anymore...

    GameOnGamersGameOnGamersМісяць tagasi
  • EDH pog

    Black lotus into three charging badgersBlack lotus into three charging badgersМісяць tagasi
  • I'm ten and I LOVE Magic! My dad has almost all of the cards, especialy the old ones and him me and my brother play ALL THE TIME! Him and my brother also really like using the op deck... I've actually won one or two games before! I've never played arena though and the graphics CAN'T COMPARE to playing it IRL! But we sorta don't have to deal with decks because we always know which deck each of us is going to use XD (love your work been a fan for three years!)

    PlumesientPlumesient2 місяці tagasi
  • Ahaha, HAHAH Now I won't ever lose!

    Ethan StarshineEthan Starshine2 місяці tagasi
  • Yes

    Slush BurkeSlush Burke2 місяці tagasi
  • You the best

    Slush BurkeSlush Burke2 місяці tagasi
  • Opponent:*exists* Me with 3 Sarkhan, Dragonsouls(they have an ability that summons all the dragons in your deck) and pretty much only dragon-type creatures:

    BlueBunny26BlueBunny262 місяці tagasi
  • sooooo how bout commander ... hehehe

    Eric CooneyEric Cooney2 місяці tagasi
  • What is the number of burn permutations? Like seriously the most repetitive deck basically. Actually how did you calc the permutations?

    Re PreachRe Preach2 місяці tagasi
  • 9:41 I just learned scientific notation in school so I understand stuff like that now lol

    Not Your Average Person 000Not Your Average Person 0002 місяці tagasi
  • @matpat Hey you mentioned that you like decking out your opponent, so I'd recommend Bakugan Battle Planet. Check it out - I'm having lots of fun with it.

    Mackenzie RayMackenzie Ray2 місяці tagasi
  • Yu gi oh is a way better alternative tho btw its my opinion XD :)

    SilverWater22SilverWater222 місяці tagasi
  • I want to reck mat at magic

    Jacob MolzanJacob Molzan2 місяці tagasi
  • i wanna git gud at hearthstone

    Jollity angelJollity angel2 місяці tagasi
  • even I know how to shuffle cards and im 8

    Alex OgilvieAlex Ogilvie2 місяці tagasi
  • Jason I challenge you.

    Brian BBrian B2 місяці tagasi
  • Ima player

    landon millerlandon miller2 місяці tagasi
  • Listen Matpat, your good and all, but if you face me in magic, my slivers will DESTROY YOU!

    Jordan VenegasJordan Venegas2 місяці tagasi
  • Does he realise that any decent magic player knows this? Only new players don’t know this.

    Kade CorbettKade Corbett2 місяці tagasi
  • Lmho !!!!

    Munchie LittenMunchie Litten2 місяці tagasi
  • Why does MatPat look like a Karen in the thumbnail?

    TalonMario2003TalonMario20032 місяці tagasi
  • #SaltyMatIsSalty

    Seth BoyceSeth Boyce2 місяці tagasi
  • I'm surprised MatPat never did a theory about Yugioh, especially the newer stuff that Yugioh has

    Williiam McDonaldWilliiam McDonald2 місяці tagasi
  • Food theory was already in the intro before they made videos about it.

    Spikebama -Spikebama -2 місяці tagasi
  • this is the moneyball of cards game change my mind

    Trent SmithTrent Smith2 місяці tagasi
  • I wish my maths class was like matpats segue in the beginning when we were learning probability

    RajRaj2 місяці tagasi
  • That will never leave u

    KungFuBrushKungFuBrush2 місяці tagasi
  • Am I the only one bothered by the fact that the Audio isn’t synced to the video? It’s very slightly off

    WheatBreadOne GamingWheatBreadOne Gaming2 місяці tagasi
  • JoJo please

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  • Us noobs on mobile:☹️

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  • On the next episode of game theory we play yugioh

    Mikael ÓlafssonMikael Ólafsson2 місяці tagasi
  • milling is a stupid mechanic

    Jonathan CheekJonathan Cheek2 місяці tagasi