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Lucas Floren, left, and Alan Gielczyk play Magic: The Gathering April 4 in a room at Fan Zone in the Kandi Mall in Willmar. Dozens of gamers participate in weekly games organized by Aaron Hofland, one of the store’s proprietors. The games are usually held in an area between Fan Zone and the food court, but last week’s game was moved due to a mall event. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

For area Magic: The Gathering fans, it’s more than just a game

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Each week, dozens of gamers converge on a tiny alcove near the food court and Fan Zone store in Willmar’s Kandi Mall for a game of cards.

They come from varying backgrounds: doctors, lawyers, students.

The diversion has no roots in five-card stud or Texas Hold’em.

But it’s just as fervid.

The game is Magic: The Gathering, and it has exploded in popularity the past decade.

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Dan Burdett
Dan Burdett is the community content coordinator at the West Central Tribune. He has 13 years experience in print media, to include four years enlisted service in the United States Air Force. He has been an employee of Forum Communications since 2005, joining the company after spending two years as the managing editor of the Redwood Gazette and Livewire in Redwood Falls. Prior to his current position, Dan was the presentation editor at the Tribune.
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