- For other uses, see Jumpstart (disambiguation)
Jumpstart is a Limited format of playing Magic: the Gathering, introduced in 2020. 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.
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 announced for 2022. In that same year, Jumpstart Boosters replaced Theme Boosters for Premier sets.
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