Second Look - Boardgame reviews in depth. Check out that cat.It’s taken me a bit longer than usual to get my thoughts together about Khans of Takir, the latest block in the Magic the Gathering universe. This block, unlike many other, really shines when it comes to triple color decks. Even the Intro Decks are all tri-color. That makes it a bit harder few newer players, and this block seems squarely focused on the established Magic player.

Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m a big fan of this block. The way the cards work together is nothing less than you’d expect. The art is fantastic, the card list is great, and this is a solid set overall. I’m very much looking forward to the next two sets in this block, and it’s got me excited to a level I haven’t been at since Return to Ravnica.

03e55l4d43Wizards sent me a Fat Pack and 4 Intro Decks. The Intro Decks I split between myself and my 9-year-old son. Both of us quickly dissected them and beefed them up a bit. Out of the box, they’re great decks. Tweak ’em a bit and they’re excellent decks. The Fat Pack went to my 7-year-old daughter to get her collection started. In hindsight, this probably wasn’t the best idea. Like I stated before, this set isn’t really for beginners. After some sorting and subbing in some extra cards I have from previous blocks she was golden. For someone her age I would recommend getting them started with the M15 Core stuff.

Overall I’m exceedingly happy with the new set. Not only that, but we have a new Magic player in the house. You can’t beat that.

A Fat Pack and 4 Intro Decks were provided free for review by Wizards of the Coast.