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For other uses, see Jumpstart (disambiguation).

Jumpstart (format)
Booster Draft
DCI Sanctioned
Paper {Tick}
Magic Online {Cross}
Magic Arena {Tick}
Type Limited (Draft)
Multiplayer {Cross}

Jumpstart is a Limited format of playing Magic: the Gathering, introduced in 2020.[1] It melds an easy way of deckbuilding with the “shuffle up and play” speed of constructed. In this, it is similar to the Smash Up game by Alderac Entertainment Group and KeyForge by Richard Garfield.

The format mashes together themes from throughout the history of the game and lets you skip the deckbuilding part. To play a game of Jumpstart, players simply open two Jumpstart Boosters and shuffle them together to form a ready-to-play 40-card deck.

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Jumpstart was introduced in 2020 with the eponymous Jumpstart set. After an enthusiastic reception, it was quickly brought to MTG Arena with Jumpstart: Historic Horizons. A second physical set was released in 2022.[2] In that same year, Jumpstart Boosters replaced Theme Boosters for Premier sets.[3]

Set-specific Jumpstart Boosters were canceled for Wilds of Eldraine. This must have been a late decision, because the specially created new Jumpstart cards still showed up in Set Boosters and Collector Boosters.[4] Set-specific Jumpstart Boosters didn't appear anymore for later sets.[5]

The third physical Jumpstart set is scheduled to release in November 2024 under the name of Jumpstart 2025.

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