The year 2012 was the twentieth year of existence for Magic: The Gathering.
|January 7||Start of the 2012 Pro Tour Season with Grand Prix Austin, Texas, USA.
|February 3||Release of Dark Ascension.|
|February 10–12||Pro Tour Dark Ascension at Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. Won by Brian Kibler.
|March 30||Release of Duel Decks: Venser vs. Koth.|
|May 4||Release of Avacyn Restored.|
|May 11–13||Pro Tour Avacyn Restored at Barcelona, Spain. Won by Alexander Hayne.|
|May 19||Start of the 2012–13 Pro Tour Season with the Grand Prix at Malmö, Sweden.
|June 1||Release of Planechase 2012.|
|July 13||Release of Magic 2013.|
|August 16–19||2012 World Magic Cup at Gen Con in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. Won by team China.|
|August 29–31||2012 Players Championship at PAX in Seattle, Washington, United States. Won by Yuuya Watanabe.|
|August 31||Release of From the Vault: Realms.|
|September 7||Release of Duel Decks: Izzet vs. Golgari.|
|October 5||Release of Return to Ravnica.|
|October 17–19||Pro Tour Return to Ravnica at Seattle, Washington, United States. Won by Stanislav Cifka.|
|November 2||Release of Commander's Arsenal.
|November 16||Release of the 2012 Holiday Gift Box.|
|Player of the Year: Yuuya Watanabe.|
|Rookie of the Year: Alexander Hayne.|
|Hall of Fame inductees:|
- Magic: The Gathering (comic) (July)
- Magic: The Gathering Coloring Book (October)
- Return to Ravnica: The Secretist, Part One (November)
- Magic: The Gathering - The Spell Thief (December)
- Sam Wolfe Connelly
- Wesley Burt
- Jack Wang
- Chase Stone
- Marco Nelor
- Seb McKinnon
Return to Ravnica
- Willian Murai
- Tyler Jacobson
- Noah Bradley
- Mathias Kollros
- Ryan Barger