Dimensions of a Playmat

  • #1
    Does anyone know the standard/average dimensions of a typical playmat?

    I've been brainstorming for a while, and I think I'm going to craft one for myself out of common items I might find around my house.

    But I don't want it to be cartoonishly oversized, or undersized to the point where it loses utility.

    I'm tired of just using a boring old tabletop. So 5 minutes ago!
  • #2
    Looking on eBay at the dimensions sellers list for several playmats, it can vary a bit. Most were in the neighborhood of 20-24 inches wide and 12-15 inches high.
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  • #3
    I have the Conflux one with all the planeswalkers attacking Bolas. It measures 13 3/4" x 24" and has worked perfect for me.
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  • #4
    A single Magic card is 2.5 inches wide and 3.5 inches high. Realistically speaking, you should allow ~3 inches of width and ~4 inches of height per-card. If I were making a custom mat, I'd go for 16 inches high (enough space to comfortably allow 4 rows of cards) by 24 inches wide (2' is the minimum space most places I've gamed have per-player, and this would allow for eight cards side-by-side, comfortably). Assuming your library and graveyard take up two cards' worth of footprint, a mat that size would allow for 30 unique cards laid out. Stacked cards - like lands, or enchanted/equipped permanents - increase the count. In either case, it's representative of probably the most space you'll possibly need for your own side of the field in even the craziest EDH 8-player chaos match.
  • #5
    13x26 or 26x26 for the 2-player ones.
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