Buy-a-Box Treasure Chest Review: Is It Worth It?
As of this Black Friday (24th November), Wizards of the Coast are offering an all-new and exciting promotional scheme. When you buy a box of ANY Standard-legal set while supplies last, you receive a free Treasure Chest booster pack!
What’s in this pack, I hear you ask? Is it better than the buy-a-box promos of years past?
Well, here’s what you will get in them…
- One alternate-art, foil double-faced card from Ixalan;
- Two foil basic lands;
- Four rare or mythic cards from Standard-legal sets; and
- Two random foil cards from any Standard-legal set.
Sounds pretty exciting, right?
As demonstrated by the wonderful Brian Kibler, here we have a peek at the awesome double-faced foil cards. They’re beautiful on both sides, and the incredible promo artwork is a collector’s item, as all of them can be combined to form a perfect map of Ixalan! If you’re a magpie, you’ll definitely want to have this rare and gorgeous edition of your Commander favourites. I for one will be trying to build Mono-White Vampires in Standard now, just so I have an excuse to use Legion’s Landing!
But let’s not forget; that’s not all.
Two foil basic lands in every pack, and they are the amazing Rebecca Guay editions that were printed for the Standard Showdown packs:
I don’t know about you, but for me, even regular Rebecca Guay basics are the absolute bomb, as her art is just incredible. Getting two foils guaranteed in your Treasure Chest pack is an amazing addition to any deck!
Thirdly (yes, there’s still more!) you will receive four Standard-legal rares or Mythics. Do you need just one extra card to finish off your new deck? Perhaps you’ve run out of trade value and were buying this box to try and restock your binder? Worry not, and enjoy your free gift of FOUR extra rare or Mythic cards to add to the value of your purchase.
Oh yeah, and there’s some pretty valuable cards in Standard right now.
Last, and most definitely not least, you will receive two guaranteed foil cards from any Standard set. While this certainly has the most variance out of all of the cards you’ll receive, it also has the possibility that you could net a foil Scarab God; a foil Planeswalker; or even a foil Search for Azcanta (on top of the chance you’ll get one as your double-faced premium card!).
My experience was pretty good:
So in addition to all the other value, two Modern-playable foils sneaked in right at the end!
My Final Verdict
To conclude, these packs are awesome value. If you are going to buy a box, or you were thinking about buying a box, or even if you don’t know what to ask for for Christmas, keep these in mind, as they have the potential to be absolutely insane value, and even at the worst, you will receive nine free cards, some of which are amazingly beautiful, and at least one of which will be a very rare edition of a double-faced card that will be a priceless addition to your collection.
Between both my packs, here are all the cards that I opened:
Good luck with your Treasure Chests and I look forward to seeing peoples’ pulls!
The promotion is available from Friday 24th November onwards whilst stocks last, and is applicable whenever you buy a box of any Standard-legal set.
You can find your nearest Magic: the Gathering store using the Wizards Store Locator.
Thanks for reading,