Eighth Edition Box Set Cards

Index | English | French | German | Italian | Japanese | Portuguese | Simplified Chinese ? | Spanish | Traditional Chinese


Eighth Edition is the ninth official print run of the Core Set and was released in July 2003. Eighth Edition cards were the first to appear with a new card layout which caused much controversy among fans of the game. It consists of 357 cards and exists in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, and Traditional Chinese. Existence of the Simplified Chinese Eighth Edition box set is not proven.

Aside from boosters and preconstructed decks, there is an Eighth Edition box set called Core Game in existence which is aimed to be an introductory item to playing Magic and hence is categorized as a Starter Level product. It contains:

* 80 Eighth Edition cards divided into 2 decks and 1 Advanced Booster Pack (2 x 33 + 1 x 14)
* 1 standard foil Eighth Edition Elvish Champion card
* 1 enhanced rule book with 8th Edition rules
* 1 CD which contains 2 explanatory test games, basic information about how to play Magic, an overview about Magic: The Gathering Online, and the Magic: The Gathering Online software (English CD version only)
* 1 manual for Magic: The Gathering Online ( English CD version only)
* 2 player guides which cover 1 demo game
* 2 playmats to explain the different game zones
* 2 cardboard life counters

The Japanese Eighth Edition Box Set has a smaller packaging compared to the others.

12 of the 80 cards, 7 of them being different, are exclusively available in the Eighth Edition box set. As a result, no foil versions of these cards exist. Being considered too weak for standard play, but being highly suitable to explain the basics of the game, these cards are part of Eighth Edition, but feature a special enumeration to distinguish them from regular Eighth Edition cards.

One of these cards, Eager Cadet (S1/7), has also been added to the 22 cards Eighth Edition Demogame boosters which have been handed out freely in stores and at events to promote Magic. The Eighth Edition Demo booster exists in different languages:
English (2 different packaging versions exist), German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese. Others might exist but it's not proven yet or they were only available as Demo sampler without the 2 cards.

The French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish versions of the box only contain:

* 66 Eighth Edition cards divided into 2 decks (2 x 33)
* 1 enhanced rule book with 8th Edition rules
* 2 player guides which cover 1 demo game
* 2 playmats to explain the different game zones

Due to the removal of the Advanced Booster Pack, 2 of the 7 special cards, the Sea Eagle and the Silverback Ape, are not included and therefore do not exist in French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish. The card numbers have not been adjusted to this change, however.

A Spanish "Special Edition" 10th Anniversary large box exists with different contents:
6 Spanish 8th Edition boosters
1 Spanish Eighth Edition box set
1 CD which contains 2 explanatory test games, basic information about how to play Magic, an overview about Magic: The Gathering Online, and the Magic: The Gathering Online software


Spanish "Special Edition" large box front and back


English Eighth Edition with CD box set front and back


English Eighth Edition with CD and without CD, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Traditional Chinese Eighth Edition box sets


Japanese Eighth Edition box set


English, Japanese and Traditional Chinese Eighth Edition Advanced Boosters


English (Version 1 and 2), German, Italian, Portuguese and Traditional Chinese Eighth Edition Demogame boosters



INTERNAL LINKS
Eighth Edition Box Topper Cards
Eighth Edition Release Card
Magic: The Gathering Online
Simplified Chinese Eighth Edition Alternate Art Cards
Traditional Chinese Eighth Edition Alternate Art Cards
Compilation & Content of Demo Boosters and Samplers topic on the forum


English - Eighth Edition Box Set Cards
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001S1/7 Eager CadetGreg & Tim HildebrandtEnglish Eighth Edition box set
English Eighth Edition Demogame booster
2003-07-26
2003-07-26
YES 
002S6/7 Enormous BalothMark TedinEnglish Eighth Edition box set2003-07-26YES 
003S3/7 Giant OctopusHeather HudsonEnglish Eighth Edition box set2003-07-26YES 
004S4/7 Sea EagleAnthony S. WatersEnglish Eighth Edition box set2003-07-26YES 
005S7/7 Silverback ApeRon SpearsEnglish Eighth Edition box set2003-07-26YES 
006S2/7 VengeancePaolo ParenteEnglish Eighth Edition box set2003-07-26YES 
007S5/7 VizzerdrixDave DormanEnglish Eighth Edition box set2003-07-26YES 
 


French - Eighth Edition Box Set Cards
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001S1/7 Cadet impatient
Eager Cadet
Greg & Tim HildebrandtFrench Eighth Edition box set
French Eighth Edition Demogame booster
2003-07-26
2003-07-26
YES 
002S6/7 Baloth énorme
Enormous Baloth
Mark TedinFrench Eighth Edition box set2003-07-26YES 
003S3/7 Pieuvre géante
Giant Octopus
Heather HudsonFrench Eighth Edition box set2003-07-26YES 
004S2/7 Vengeance
Vengeance
Paolo ParenteFrench Eighth Edition box set2003-07-26YES 
005S5/7 Vizzerdrix
Vizzerdrix
Dave DormanFrench Eighth Edition box set2003-07-26YES 
 


German - Eighth Edition Box Set Cards
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001S1/7 Eifriger Kadett
Eager Cadet
Greg & Tim HildebrandtGerman Eighth Edition box set
German Eighth Edition Demogame booster
2003-07-26
2003-07-26
YES 
002S6/7 Gewaltiger Baloth
Enormous Baloth
Mark TedinGerman Eighth Edition box set2003-07-26YES 
003S3/7 Riesenoktopus
Giant Octopus
Heather HudsonGerman Eighth Edition box set2003-07-26YES 
004S2/7 Rache
Vengeance
Paolo ParenteGerman Eighth Edition box set2003-07-26YES 
005S5/7 Vizzerdrix
Vizzerdrix
Dave DormanGerman Eighth Edition box set2003-07-26YES 
 


Italian - Eighth Edition Box Set Cards
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001S1/7 Cadetto Entusiasta
Eager Cadet
Greg & Tim HildebrandtItalian Eighth Edition box set
Italian Eighth Edition Demogame booster
2003-07-26
2003-07-26
YES 
002S6/7 Baloth Enorme
Enormous Baloth
Mark TedinItalian Eighth Edition box set2003-07-26YES 
003S3/7 Piovra Gigante
Giant Octopus
Heather HudsonItalian Eighth Edition box set2003-07-26YES 
004S2/7 Vendetta
Vengeance
Paolo ParenteItalian Eighth Edition box set2003-07-26YES 
005S5/7 Vizzerdrix
Vizzerdrix
Dave DormanItalian Eighth Edition box set2003-07-26YES 
 


Japanese - Eighth Edition Box Set Cards
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001S1/7 熱心な士官候補生
Eager Cadet
Greg & Tim HildebrandtJapanese Eighth Edition box set2003-07-26YES 
002S6/7 超大なべィ口ス
Enormous Baloth
Mark TedinJapanese Eighth Edition box set2003-07-26YES 
003S3/7 大ダコ
Giant Octopus
Heather HudsonJapanese Eighth Edition box set2003-07-26YES 
004S4/7 海の鷲
Sea Eagle
Anthony S. WatersJapanese Eighth Edition box set2003-07-26YES 
005S7/7 ツルバーバック
Silverback Ape
Ron SpearsJapanese Eighth Edition box set2003-07-26YES 
006S2/7 復讐
Vengeance
Paolo ParenteJapanese Eighth Edition box set2003-07-26YES 
007S5/7 ヴィザードリックス
Vizzerdrix
Dave DormanJapanese Eighth Edition box set2003-07-26YES 
 


Portuguese - Eighth Edition Box Set Cards
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001S1/7 Cadete Impetuoso
Eager Cadet
Greg & Tim HildebrandtPortuguese Eighth Edition box set
Portuguese Eighth Edition Demogame booster
2003-07-26
2003-07-26
YES 
002S6/7 Baloth Enorme
Enormous Baloth
Mark TedinPortuguese Eighth Edition box set2003-07-26YES 
003S3/7 Polvo Gigante
Giant Octopus
Heather HudsonPortuguese Eighth Edition box set2003-07-26YES 
004S2/7 Vingança
Vengeance
Paolo ParentePortuguese Eighth Edition box set2003-07-26YES 
005S5/7 Vizzerdrix
Vizzerdrix
Dave DormanPortuguese Eighth Edition box set2003-07-26YES 
 


Simplified Chinese ? - Eighth Edition Box Set Cards
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Spanish - Eighth Edition Box Set Cards
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001S1/7 Cadete ansioso
Eager Cadet
Greg & Tim HildebrandtSpanish Eighth Edition box set
Spanish Eighth Edition Demogame booster
2003-07-26
2003-07-26
YES 
002S6/7 Báloth enorme
Enormous Baloth
Mark TedinSpanish Eighth Edition box set2003-07-26YES 
003S3/7 Pulpo gigante
Giant Octopus
Heather HudsonSpanish Eighth Edition box set2003-07-26YES 
004S2/7 Venganza
Vengeance
Paolo ParenteSpanish Eighth Edition box set2003-07-26YES 
005S5/7 Vizzerdrix
Vizzerdrix
Dave DormanSpanish Eighth Edition box set2003-07-26YES 
 


Traditional Chinese - Eighth Edition Box Set Cards
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001S1/7 熱切的軍校生
Eager Cadet
Greg & Tim HildebrandtTraditional Chinese Eighth Edition box set
Traditional Chinese Eighth Edition Demogame booster
2003-07-26
2003-07-26
YES 
002S6/7 龐大巴洛西
Enormous Baloth
Mark TedinTraditional Chinese Eighth Edition box set2003-07-26YES 
003S3/7 巨章魚
Giant Octopus
Heather HudsonTraditional Chinese Eighth Edition box set2003-07-26YES 
004S4/7 海雕
Sea Eagle
Anthony S. WatersTraditional Chinese Eighth Edition box set2003-07-26YES 
005S7/7 銀背猿
Silverback Ape
Ron SpearsTraditional Chinese Eighth Edition box set2003-07-26YES 
006S2/7 復仇
Vengeance
Paolo ParenteTraditional Chinese Eighth Edition box set2003-07-26YES 
007S5/7 威瑟垂克斯
Vizzerdrix
Dave DormanTraditional Chinese Eighth Edition box set2003-07-26YES