The Lord of the Rings Tales of Middle Earth

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The Lord of the Rings Tales of Middle Earth Prerelease Begins Friday June 16th And Runs Until Release Day Friday June 23rd

The Lord of the Rings Tales of Middle Earth Prerelease Begins Friday June 16th And Runs Until Release Day Friday June 23rd

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The highly anticipated latest release for Magic the Gathering, The Lord of the Rings Tales of Middle Earth, releases on June 23rd. Before then, Leisure Time Games will be hosting 3 prerelease events; 1 on Friday June 16th, and 2 on Saturday June 17th.

"The world is changed."- Galadriel, The Fellowship Of The Ring

Your favorite characters from the epic tale have been reimagined. Join them on an adventure through the most memorable locations and pivotal moments that will shape the Middle Earth for generations to come. New and returning mechanics will be at your fingertips. And don't forget...The Precious


Magic card with a golden ring inscribed in the language of Mordor
Pictured, The Precious

The Lord of the Rings Tales of Middle Earth

"JOIN THE FELLOWSHIP- Journey with familiar favorites on a whole new adventure, there and back again, filled with valor, courage, and second breakfast." -Wizards Of The Coast Website. You can learn more about the set here

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The Lord of the Rings Tales of Middle Earth Buy A Box Promo

Starting on prerelease Friday and going forward while supplies last, when you purchase a sealed box of Lord of the Rings Tales from Middle Earth Set, Draft or Collector Boosters, you'll also receive a special Buy A Box promo; a full art foil Lorien Brooch. Boxes and promos are available while supplies last.

Image of Aragorn, Galadriel and a Leaf of Lorien Brooch
The Lord of the Rings Tales of Middle Earth full art foil promo, Lorien Brooch

Magic The Gathering 30th Anniversary Prerelease Promos

3 of the 4 promo cards that have been made available for the Lord of the Rings Tales from Middle Earth prerelease
Join us for Friday or Satruday prerelease, receive one random 30th Anniversary promo card

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To celebrate 30 years of Magic the Gathering, Wizards Of The Coast has sent us special foil promo cards with a gold foil stamp highlighting the year the card was originally printed. This special promotion will go on through this year and into the next.  Different promos will be given away for each prerelease. You can get 1 random card for each event you enter.

Products And Events


Starting Friday June 16th following products will be available for purchase

  • Prerelease Packs- $39.99 plus tax 
  • Collector Boosters- $39.99 plus tax
  • Collector Booster Boxes- $429.99 plus tax
  • Set Boosters-$9.99 plus tax
  • Set Booster Boxes- $199.99 plus tax
  • Draft Boosters- $7.99 plus tax
  • Draft Booster Boxes- $199.99 plus tax
  • Bundles- $59.99 plus tax
  • Gift Bundles- $99.99 plus tax
  • Jumpstart Boosters- $8.99 plus tax
  • Jumpstart Booster Boxes- $99.99 plus tax
  • Commander Decks- The Hosts of Mordor $59.99 plus tax, Riders of Rohan $49.99 plus tax, Elven Council $49.99 plus tax, and Food and Fellowship $49.99 plus tax
  • All 4 Commander Decks- $199.99 plus tax

Other Events

On top of the usual prerelease tournaments on Friday and Saturday, we will also be hosting a variety of other events to choose from. You can have fun trying out a prerelease pack without having to commit to a tournament in a sealed open play event. You can pick up a couple of Jumpstart packs and make a deck with those for another fun way to try out the new set. Give a try to the new Commander decks. We can also sanction a draft if you'd like. 

Open Play

All Open Play events are a casual format. It's a way for you to play some Magic without having to commit to entering a tournament. Buy what you like, stay and play for however long you want, play whoever else is looking for a game too. Some examples include

  • Jumpstart- Each player purchases 2 Jumpstart boosters, shuffles them up, and plays a regular game of MtG. Each booster has 20 cards including land. The Lord of the Rings Jumpstart set has 5 different themes that you won't know until you open your pack and take a look. All Jumpstart product is compatible with other Jumpstart products, so if you want to pick up a Lord of the Rings pack and a Phyrexia All Will Be One pack, you can totally do that. 
  • Sealed Deck- Pick up a tournament pack, build a 40-card deck, and have a good time 
  • Commander- There will be 4 decks to choose from. 100 card deck, no duplicates, 1 is your commander. Best played in a group setting, but one on one can be great fun too. 

Sealed Events

We have scheduled 3 main sealed deck events for prerelease; 1 on Friday and 2 on Saturday. Also, we will be hosting drafts on demand as well

Sealed Deck Tournament

A sealed deck tournament consists of purchasing 6 boosters, which you use to build a 40-card deck. You are then assigned an opponent based on your current win/loss record. Number of rounds are determined by the number of participants. A prerelease Sealed Deck Tournament is very similar, except for the cost of 1 tournament pack ($39.99 plus tax), you will receive-

  • 6 booster packs
  • A randomly selected 30th Anniversary promo card
  • 1 Random premium foil date-stamped rare or mythic rare from the set
  • 1 MTG Arena code card
  • 1 Deck Box
  • 1 Spindown Life Counter

There will be 2 set boosters in the prize pool for each participant, to be divided among the top players.


If draft is more your thing, we can do that too. Entry will be the cost of 3 draft boosters ($23.97 plus tax). Prize support will be in the form of 1 draft pack in the prize pool per participant, to be divided among the top players

Further tournament details can be found below

Times Of Events


All Open Play Events

  • 3:00 PM

Sealed Deck Tournament

  • 6:00 PM


All Open Play Events

  • 10:00 AM

Sealed Deck Tournament

  • 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM

Tournament Details

  • Rules Enforcement Level (REL) Regular
  • Each Sealed Deck event will have a cap of 16 participants
  • Each draft will have a cap of 8 participants
  • Swiss Tournament
  • 3 rounds max
  • 50 Minute rounds
  • Best 2 of 3 games
  • 5 turns for any game still underway at the end of official time

Deck Construction

  • Draft- 50 Minutes* for drafting and deck construction
  • Sealed- 50 Minutes* for deck construction
  • Basic lands will be provided
  • 40 card deck size minimum
  • No 4 card limit
  • All cards not in deck are considered your sideboard
  • Basic lands are also considered to be in your sideboard (no need to physically have them, just get them from the land station as you need to sideboard them in)

*Because this is a new set, extra time may be allotted for drafting/construction

Supplies Are Limited

We only have so many kits coming in overall. Even though we have a cap of 16 players per tournament, we may encounter a further cap based on overall supply. The sooner you sign up, the less likely this will be a problem for you, so please do so as soon as possible.

Launch Weekend Drafts


The launch begins Friday at 6:00 PM with a The Lord of the Rings Tales of Middle Earth draft tournament

  • Draft entry will be the cost of 3 draft boosters- $23.97 plus tax
  • Prize support will be in the form of 1 draft pack in the prize pool per participant, to be divided among the top players


On Saturday, we will be hosting Launch Party drafts. The first Saturday draft will be at 11:00 AM, then the second will be at 4:00 PM

  • Draft entry will be the cost of 3 draft boosters- $23.97 plus tax
  • Prize support will be in the form of 1 draft pack in the prize pool per participant, to be divided among the top players

Other Upcoming MtG Events

  • Friday Night Magic, Draft- Fridays, 6:00 PM start time
  • Commander Nights Open Play- Tuesdays,  5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Store Championship Draft- Date to be determined

*Magic The Gathering Prize Support

Wizards Of The Coast gives us very generous prize support for their prereleases in the form of booster packs. To learn more about how we break that down here at Leisure Time Games...

See you there


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