Magic: The Gathering surely needs no introduction. A trading card game that has been going strong now for twenty years, MtG has reached millions of fans the world over and until recently was the most played TCG in history (Yu-Gi-Oh has now taken that throne). With the 2014 set being pre-released this month, this game is the first chance for most people to get their hands on the new cards and use them before they see them in their local tournaments, which immediately makes it worth it for any die-hard Magic player to give this game a go – but how is the game for a newcomer to the TCG? Is it useful for getting into the game, learning the ropes and eventually building your own deck? Or is it completely overwhelming and confusing for novices?