[*Magic: The Gathering*](https://www.polygon.com/franchise/magic-the-gathering/5680) is getting a documentary, titled *Igniting the Spark, The Story of Magic: The Gathering*, chronicling the game's history since its 1993 release.
[*The Toys That Made Us*](https://www.polygon.com/2017/12/29/16830220/netflix-the-toys-that-made-us-review-star-wars-barbie-he-man-g-i-joe) producer Brian Stillman will be co-directing alongside Kelly Slagle, who had a hand in the creation of a documentary about Dungeons \& Dragons called *Of Dice and Men* . In the producer's role is Brian Volk-Weiss, CEO of The Nacelle Company and the same man behind Netflix's *The Toys That Made Us* and *The Movies That Made Us* . All told, it sounds like the perfect team to cover [*Magic*'s 25-plus-year history](https://www.polygon.com/2018/2/13/16980114/magic-the-gathering-how-to-play-25th-anniversary).
"*Magic: The Gathering* is a classic success story, a homegrown game that came from nowhere and achieved worldwide success," said Stillman and Slagle in a press release. "It's brought joy to millions of people and along the way completely transformed the game industry. We can't wait to tell this story."
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*Magic* was created by mathematician-turned-game-designer Richard Garfield, and first published by Wizards of the Coast. The game popularized the collectible card game format, giving rise to modern games like *Hearthstone* and *Gwent* as well as hundreds of other tabletop games. Over 50 expansions --- [referred to as "sets" of cards](https://www.polygon.com/game-awards-tga/2019/12/12/21011020/magic-the-gathering-arena-theros-baseball-pre-release-launch-date-tga-2019) --- have been created for the game since then. Recent numbers from the publisher indicate that more than 35 million people have played the game worldwide.
*Magic: The Gathering* has long had a competitive pro circuit. Now that pro circuit is itself transitioning to the digital space with [*Magic: The Gathering Arena*](https://www.polygon.com/2018/3/22/17149276/mtg-arena-beta-hands-on-decks-magic-the-gathering-wotc), a digital version of the card game. The [26th Magic World Championship](https://dotesports.com/mtg/news/how-to-watch-magic-world-championship-xxvi) is just around the corner, with $1 million on the line.
No release platform or date has been announced yet, but with *Avengers: Endgame* directors Anthony and Joe Russo [working on a *Magic: The Gathering* Netflix show](https://www.polygon.com/2019/6/3/18648018/magic-the-gathering-netflix-series-joe-anthony-russo), the future of Magic media is look good.