Magic: The Gathering Stranger Things Secret Lair Announced

A Stranger Things crossover is coming to Magic: The Gathering's Secret Lair — but things will be a little different this time around.

Published: June 9, 2021 6:45 PM /


Magic: The Gathering Stranger Things Secret Lair cover

Magic: The Gathering Stranger Things Secret Lair drop has been announced as part of Netflix's Geeked Week, and that's not all — a Smite Stranger Things crossover is on the way, too.

Secret Lair is Magic: The Gathering's "worst-kept secret" — a brand that includes limited-edition versions of cards based around a particular theme. Everything from Bob Ross to The Walking Dead has gotten a Secret Lair release; most recently, a number of upcoming cards were leaked and later explored in greater detail in late April. Now, we know that a Stranger Things Secret Lair drop is up next!

Magic The Gathering Stranger Things Secret Lair slice
In-universe editions of the Stranger Things cards will also be created, similar to the Godzilla cards from the Ikoria set.

All About the Magic: The Gathering Stranger Things Secret Lair Drop

The Magic: The Gathering Stranger Things Secret Lair drops will be much like the Godzilla cards from the Ikoria set — each card will have an in-universe version and a Stranger Things version. The Stranger Things versions of the card will be a limited edition, just like everything else that's debuted in Secret Lair to date.

Wizards of the Coast plans for the Magic: The Gathering universe card versions to be released in booster packs and possibly as part of other sets in the future. Unfortunately, you won't be able to actually get these cards until around six months after the Stranger Things Secret Lair drop. That may raise concerns for competitive players in the more popular formats, but Wizards of the Coast explained that these cards are deisgned for Commander play, casual play, or to simply serve as collectibles in today's episode of Good Morning Magic. That being said, they will still be legal for Eternal formats Vintage and Legacy, like The Walking Dead cards.

The addition of non-secret lair versions of the cards is part of the "Universes Beyond" crossover sets that were detailed earlier this week. Going forward, Wizards of the Coast will release non-limited versions of cards from these sets (but not retroactively effecting The Walking Dead cards) to give all players an opportunity to enjoy the mechanics of cards without the crossover brand. In the meantime, you can also check out today's news post about the Stranger Things cards.

Smite Stranger Things crossover slice

Also Arriving: Smite Stranger Things Crossover

The Magic: The Gathering Stranger Things Secret Lair cards are not the only crossover on the way — a Smite Stranger Things crossover has also been announced for Hi-Rez's third-person MOBA.

"Something is coming... Something that's hungry for blood!" read a tweet from the official Smite account. "[Stranger Things] is coming to SMITE!"

This is far from the first crossover Hi-Rez Studios has done for its MOBA; previously, it brought Avatar: The Last Airbender characters to Smite. More information about the Smite Stranger Things crossover will be revealed tomorrow, June 10, 2021, at 2:00 PM Eastern during the Summer Game Fest on

What do you think of these new Stranger Things crossovers? What would you love to see as the next Secret Lair drop? Let us know in the comments below!

Have a tip, or want to point out something we missed? Leave a Comment or e-mail us at

A photograph of TechRaptor Senior Writer Robert N. Adams.
| Senior Writer

One of my earliest memories is playing Super Mario Bros. on the Nintendo Entertainment System. I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I… More about Robert N

More Info About This Game
Learn more about Magic: The Gathering
Release Date
August 5, 1993 (Calendar)
Purchase (Some links may be affiliated)