The list is in alphabetical order, as we think that ranking them isn't fair. We believe that each content creator who puts out enjoyable articles, podcast episodes, or YouTube videos has their own flavor and value to add to the Magic the Gathering community.
We will be adding to this best MTG blogs and Youtube channels list on a fairly regular basis. It will also be revising to remove those who are sadly no longer current. If you have a blog, podcast, or YouTube channel you'd like to see added to our list, let us know in the comments!
(Note: Some of the best Magic websites such as Deckbox, MTG Stocks, and Tappedout are not listed here because they are not technically blogs.)
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Without further ado, here is our list.
AlbyMTG (YouTube Channel)
A YouTube channel about talking about playing with cardboard. Gotta love that! Better check out this video about the Top 5 Rabbits in Magic the Gathering!
Magic the Gathering designer Mark Rosewater is extremely active on social media connecting with MTG fans all the time. His Tumblr blog Blogatog is full of fan Q&A, his famous little comic Tales From the Pit, among other MTG related things. Even if you're not really a Tumblr user, it's still worth looking at.
Brainstorm Brewery - PODCAST
One of the more famous Magic the Gathering podcasts, Brainstorm Brewery used to publish articles on occasion, although they focus exclusively on the podcast now. Their podcast is great, though, too. If you're into Magic podcast banter, this is a must-listen.
The Card Bazaar (YouTube Channel)
Most famous for their Magic the Gathering History series, Card Anthology!
Channel Fireball (www.channelfireball.com/articles)
One of the bigger MTG retailers, Channel Fireball has a lot of great Magic strategy and decklist articles. They have some of the best players in the game writing for them, including co-founder Luis Scott-Vargas, better known as LSV. Their YouTube Channel features pros blowing up the world with all kinds of decks, including LSV himself. But the content is accessible for every level of Magic player.
Chuck Wagon MTG (YouTube Channel)
An up and coming YouTube channel who is "Making the world a better place, one booster pack at a time..."
Daily MTG (http://magic.wizards.com/en/content/articles)
No list of MTG blogs would be complete without Daily MTG, which is Wizards of the Coast's official blog. It's pretty good, too. Mark Rosewater's Making Magic articles are among the most popular on there, and for good reason!
EDHREC Articles (articles.edhrec.com)
The premier resource for EDH deck lists and deck building resources now has articles! It's great to see quality blogging being done on one of my favorite Magic the Gathering sites ever.
Gathering Magic (Now CoolStuffInc Articles)
Once known as Mana Nation, Gathering Magic is one of the premier Magic the Gathering blogs on the internet. Owned by CoolStuff Inc, it has some of the best Magic writers around. The sheer diversity of content on their site is what makes them so good. They cover pretty much any Magic the Gathering format.
Haus of Magic (YouTube Channel)
Haus of Magic is a YouTube channel created by a married Magic: the Gathering couple just living their life and fighting with cards. (We were really happy to have Erik and Cassie join us for an interview!) They haven’t been active since early 2019 because of a new baby, and we hope they return soon!
Hipsters of the Coast (www.hipstersofthecoast.com)
A fun Magic blog that's been began to get more Hearthstone content, if you're into that sort of thing. Still a good MTG blog regardless.
Jake and Joel are Magic (YouTube Channel)
Another great YouTube channel. Jake and Joel are Magic is a Comedy MtG YouTube channel. Their tagline is: Real. Funny. Magic. Subscribe to them on YouTube for silliness. Jake and Joel's 8 minute deck techs are Magic! (Interviewed J&J here.)
King of Jank (YouTube Channel)
Do you like (really bad) jokes and MTG? You came to the right place! XD
Kitchen Table MTG Forum (www.kitchentablemtg.com/forum/)
While technically not a blog itself, the Kitchen Table MTG forum has some great discussion threads going on a regular basis. It's definitely worth checking out. And they do have some blogs. Also, they are the creators of #FridayMTG on Twitter, which is an awesome way to discover some great MtG content!
Master of Magics (www.masterofmagics.co.uk)
Community, creativity, and cards. Abbie has built a great MTG site with several regular content creators. Definitely worth checking this one out!
MTGandMe (YouTube Channel)
This YouTube channel has great old school openings, crack-a-packs and random buys! Great stuff and worth subscribing to!
Quiet Speculation (www.quietspeculation.com)
While this MTG finance oriented blog is mostly subscription-based, there is some free content on here occasionally that's worth reading. Also, some of the free Trader Tools are good if you like to watch price trends.
While first and foremost a MTG card store, their blog has been taking a lot of content submissions recently. The writing there is pretty good, and they feature Magic with Zuby's podcast there, as well.
Life Begins at 20 - YouTube Channel
This UK MTG YouTuber has taken off pretty fast. He has a lot of Cube-related content, among other things. (Check out our interview!)
Magic at TCGPlayer (magic.tcgplayer.com)
It's no secret that Magic the Gathering is one of TCGPlayer's top sellers. So it's not surprising that they pay people to write articles for them. They actually have one of the oldest Magic blogs out there. It's still one of the better ones.
Magic with Zuby (http://magicwithzuby.com/) - PODCAST
Great podcast for Magic the Gathering fans to definitely listen to on a regular basis. Also, check out his YouTube channel, Gaming with Zuby, for occasional MTG content.
Mana Leak (http://www.manaleak.com/mtguk/)
A tabletop gaming website from the UK, they have a huge Magic the Gathering section. It does feature other games, as well, but there's plenty of Magic content published all the time.
Modern Nexus (www.modernnexus.com)
A blog purely about Magic's Modern format. It's one of the best Modern format blogs out there for sure.
MP Numbers (YouTube Channel/Twitch Streamer)
An affiliated streamer who plays MTG, as well as Hearthstone, and the Eternal Card Game. Also, check out his CreaYTors series on YouTube which is a competition between up-and-coming YouTubers to show off their creativity. (Check out our interview with him!)
MTG Canuck (YouTube Channel)
Cracking open booster boxes and booster packs on his YouTube channel from Ottawa, Ontario.
MTG Goldfish (www.mtggoldfish.com)
Goldfish has become one of the top MTG blogs on the planet. A lot of that has to do with Seth, better known as SaffronOlive. One of the best deck brewers around, he's as famous for his butchering card names as he is for his very creative decks, many of which go on to produce some good tournament results. But everything on the site is good, especially their metagame analysis and various video series.
MTG Lion (www.youtube.com/user/mtglion)
Another channel we've been watching since early on, MTG Lion has been through a couple of name changes. He deals primarily with MTG finance topics, so if that's not your speed, that's OK. But he does some great contests and his opinions on cards are absolutely spot on more often than not.
MTG Price (blog.mtgprice.com)
While you need a PROTRADER subscription to access a lot of their content, the financial insights into Magic the Gathering available for free are still quite good. While many hate the MTG Finance crowd, there's still good content here nevertheless. And what's available for free is actually pretty good.
MTG Salvation (www.mtgsalvation.com)
While Salvation is primarily forums now, there are still some good articles to be read on here. Their quality control isn't quite what it was years back, but it's a good community site.
While technically a Magic the Gathering Online blog, there's a lot of content here that's still enjoyable for the both paper (traditional) Magic the Gathering.
Star City Games (www.starcitygames.com)
No MTG blog list could be complete without mentioning the articles of the premier Magic card retailer, Star City Games. While you have to be a Premier member to read a lot of their articles, the Select (free) articles are worth reading, too! As one of the first major MTG content creators, it's no surprise that they're still one of the best MTG blogs around. You should also check out their YouTube Channel.
T1 Glistener Elf (YouTube Channel)
Jay Stephens is Host of T1GlistenerElf on YouTube. Infect aficionado, avid deck brewer, and proud parent of a wonderful toddler. He’s also a children’s book author and is currently working on releasing “It’s Time to Sleep: Evangeline’s Lullaby” which is inspired by his daughter. Check out the Kickstarter campaign for more info! (Interviewed Jay here.)
Team Orcs Head (YouTube Channel)
Jordan is the warchief of Team Orcs Head, a team who are striving to be somewhat good at Magic the Gathering. He is a MTG YouTuber from the UK who has been doing the hobby now just under 3 years. His channel does unboxing videos, deck techs and vlogs. (Interviewed Jordan from Team Orcs Head here.)
The Mana Source - YouTube Channel
Wedge is one of our favorite MTG content creators, so of course, The Mana Source is going to be on this list. He covers a wide variety of topics, so there's a video for everybody!
The Planeswalker Project - YouTube Channel
The Planeswalker Project is a Magic the Gathering based YouTube channel dedicated to helping new and experienced players enjoy the game on a greater level. (Interviewed him here.)
The Whole Box & Dice - YouTube Channel
The Whole Box and Dice is an Australian based Magic The Gathering (MTG), Dragon Ball Super (DBS) & Hearthstone player. The channel is a lot about what Coops loves about TCGs whether that be cracking packs, building decks and assessing meta and finance. On his channel you will likely find set previews/reviews, “Can we flip it” booster pack series - booster pack, bundles and booster box openings, plus budget, janky and competitive deck builds and deck techs. (Interviewed Coops here.)
Tolarian Community College - YouTube Channel
The "Professor" has become a big hit among the Magic the Gathering community. His product reviews are the best, and his deck tech videos are awesome. We particularly like his box break games, where he tries to make back the value in a box, and keeps breaking them until he doesn't.
TotalMTG - YouTube Channel
Lots of great deck techs on this channel! While many of them are based on building them on a budget on Magic the Gathering Online (MTGO) they are still great lists nonetheless!
Trading Spheres - CardSphere Blog (MTG Blog)
CardSphere’s blog is regularly updated with a wide variety of articles about all different Magic the Gathering competitive formats and more.
Young Mage - YouTube Channel & Website
A really cool Magic website and YouTube channel which features one of the youngest members of the Magic: the Gathering community. But. don't let his age fool you. He's a great Magic Player and Teacher. Check out his website and YouTube channel. (Interviewed Rhino here.)
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