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Bazaar of Baghdad
Arabian Knights

Reviewed July 01, 2005

Constructed: 4.5
Casual: 4.37
Limited: 4.5

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Jeff Zandi

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Bazaar of Baghdad
Back in the Day (tm), Bazaar of Baghdad was considered to be beneath the view of the better Magic players. The Bazaar was largely ignored. There were simply better ways to get the job done. Since then, however, a lot of things have changed in the world of Magic strategy. The power of accessing two more cards from your deck for the mere tapping of single card with no other activation cost is simply very powerful. The ability to cheaply see more cards has elevated this card's value with players with time.

Paul Hagan

Bazaar of Baghdad --

Aside from my head nearly exploding while trying to read the Arabian Nights text on this card, I can't say anything bad about Bazaar of Baghdad. Look at it this way...

Do you like drawing cards?

Do you mind discarding one or two extra if it means you get to dig for a winner?

Do you like paying for card draw?

Would you play a *land* that let you draw cards?

What if that card-drawing land had no other cost?

I think we all know the answers that go with those questions. With this in mind, is there any question as to why this card easily cracks $100 a piece? I haven't handed out too many 5.0s throughout my time here at Pojo, but I think the Bazaar warrants a few...

Constructed Rating: 5.0
Casual Rating: 5.0
Limited Rating: 5.0


Bazaar of Baghdad

Wow... sometimes you forget how long and involved the older wording was on cards. Bazaar would now read something like:

T: Draw two cards; Discard 3 cards.

(Think of all the ink WotC is saving now.)

Anywho, Bazaar is retardedly good; a draw spell you can use over and over. And it's a land, so it can't be countered. Crazy.

Constructed - 5
Casual - 5
Limited - 4

The Antman

Bazaar of Baghdad - Uncommon- Arabian Nights

hello peoples today we have the deck thinning, uncounterable land Bazaar of Baghdad

now i dont know if this card was used much back in the day, or if it is even used much now, but this is a pretty nice way to either get cards in the grave or to just thin your deck/draw cards.

constructed- 4/5 probably a high rating but i like the card
limited - 5/5 its not exactly card advantage but it helps you get what you need faster, and it wont get rid of what you need
casual - 3/5 nothing special

final thought- sorry for the short review, im wrighting about 2-3 weeks of reviews in a hour (going to origins, hope to see you there).
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