03/07/2013 03:48 pm ET

Friday Night Magic The Gathering In New York City

Worldwide, there are ninety million registered Magic: The Gathering players. Now in its 20th year, the game—in which two players wage battle using trading cards that cast spells and creatures upon their opponent—is more popular than ever.

Some of these ninety million play just for fun; others compete for winnings that can reach to the tens of thousands per tournament. In New York City on any given Friday night, MTG devotees can find officially sanctioned Friday Night Magic tournaments at ten comic book and gaming stores in the five boroughs.

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