11 Things You Probably Don't Know About Magic: The Gathering By chris 11/09/2013 Albuquerque News When you think of the card game Magic: The Gathering, you probably think it's just way too complicated, too nerdy, and only played by guys who know every word from "Star Wars," well, you'd be wrong. Here's a few things you don't know about this wildly popular game. Magic players always have plans for Friday night Over 5000 Magic: The Gathering Tournaments happen every Friday Night worldwide. Unlike video games, you can play Magic almost anywhere And almost anyone can play the game Yep, almost anyone Even cats And apparently snakes Magic players take building decks seriously Did you know that Civil War soldiers played Magic? Ok, not really but it's kinda cool to pretend they did. Magic: The Gathering "Five Color Mana" Ad Joe Sill - Director / VFX Royce Choi - DP Ryan Game - 1st AC Dylan McTee, Elius Kim - Magic Rivals (Cast) If you like Game of Thrones, chances are you'll love Magic If you played Magic you'd totally get this joke Some Magic cards are extremely valuable Despite what you think girls play Magic No, really. You can actually make money playing in Magic tournaments Some players win as much as $40,000 for winning big Magic tournaments. Some players even play Magic as a living. In fact, there's an upcoming Magic tournament in New Mexico. Wanna check it out? Visit gpabq.com for more details. Subscribe to get the best Albuquerque stories delivered free right to your inbox. Yes Please! Thank you for subscribing!