Sure, there’s that survey that sometimes pops up when you visit the Wizards website. Sure, there’s that Reddit poll, but the truth is, Magic is a game with people that range from people who have no connection to the broader Magic community, and people who actively participate in it.
Magic is a game that has such a broad appeal. I made the journey from an oblivious kitchen table (or bedroom floor) Magic player to a very involved member of the Magic: the Gathering community. Three years ago, I wouldn’t have taken that market research survey, and I still would never encounter that Reddit survey if it was posted today.
Magic is a game with players located in small pockets. There are communities within the large community, communities outside outside of the large community, it’s all very disconnected.
There are people who have never participated in a sanctioned event, there are people who have never visited the Wizards website, there are people who have never visited Reddit. It’s incredibly hard, daresay impossible to get all the Magic players in one accessible place.
That’s why we’ll never get accurate demographics. Each pocket of Magic has different demographics and player types.
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