Don't Buy the CD; Download the Game Online Instead.
Austin Somlo, Amazon
1 February 2014
Summary: I remember buying Magic: The Gathering the PC game when it came out in 1997, and at that time, I've never ever heard of it, let alone playing with the cards (to this day, I've never done so). But little did I realize it's one of the most addicting games I've played while being an autodidact. Sure, I beat it back then although I believe it was on the Apprentice level or thereabouts.
Make sure you have some way to play if you are gonig on a newer PC
18 October 2013
Summary: Pros: 1.Best Magic Interactive game ever made lol 2. Shandalar is a ton of fun, you walk around RPG style, fight random mobs where wins let you collect cards, there is stores that you can buy and sell cards from, quests bosses, dungeons etc, a must play for any old school magic fan. Cons: 1. This CD will not work on new windows with out some sort of way to make it work. I personally never got it to work and instead found it on a torrent and played that way. 2.
Summary: I bought the original game right when it came out and was so excited about it. But due to lack of multiplayer and that it was missing many of my favorite cards, it became forgotten. I missed both expansions when they came out. Both expansions together addressed the above issues. I recently bought both expansions (and combined with the original) have been having a blast. If you at any time liked MtG and had fun with it, I recommend both (All 3).
Cheaper than buying all those real (and virtual) cards!
5 July 2002
Summary: The game started with Magic: The Gathering and was subsequently followed by two other CD-ROM titles: Spells of the Ancients and Duels of the Planeswalkers. Both titles added more cards to your deck that came with the original M:TG. I believe one of the CD-ROMS (can't remember which one) allowed players to battle each other on the internet. (I never was able to make it work though so just stuck with playing against the computer or doing the "Shandalar" quests).
Summary: Unfortunatly, this game was sold out before i came into interest in magic cards. After 3 weeks of searching, i finally found it on Ebay. They can go for a lot up there, but it is certainly worth it. The graphics of this game are good for the era it was built in, and the idea of fighting off magic playing enemies is fun too. There are several places to find this object. I found it on [a website], but they are quite [costly] there.
Summary: This is an excellent strategy game, especially if you're a fan of MTG. Design your own decks and play against the computer, or against other people on kali.net. My only 2 complaints: 1) There's a number of bugs and cards don't always work like they should, but it's surprising how many DO work, considering the way that some cards change the rules of the game. I've heard that there are patches for the game that fix these bugs, but I haven't tried them yet.