Magic the Gathering is an international game, with players all over the world. Most of the game’s product is in English – why not take advantage of that to help in your language learning? There’s plenty of interesting vocabulary on a Magic card!

For example, here’s some of the words and phrases an English-learner can get from one of Amonkhet’s new artifact cards: Pyramid of the Pantheon.

The Card Name:

Pyramid of the Pantheon

  • Pantheon (noun) =  A group made up of all of the gods from one religion.

e.g. “Zeus, Athena and Aphrodite were all members of the Greek pantheon.”

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The Flavour Text:

“Five gods, one purpose”



  • Purpose (noun) = the reason a thing exists or was made.

e.g “The purpose of a knife is to cut things.”

Synomyns: Function, Role, Motivation.


What do you think?:

1. Is this a good card?

2. Do you use Lego bricks to mark your brick counter when you play?

3. Have you used “Pyramid of the Pantheon” in any of your draft decks? How was it?

4. Would you play this card in EDH? With what Commander?



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