Fox Buys Rights to Magic: The Gathering

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 23: Sydneysiders play a card game 'Magic The Gathering' during the 2013 Supanova pop culture festival at Sydney Showground on June 23, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images) Photo: Lisa Maree Williams/2013 Getty Images

Awkward people who went to middle school in the nineties, rejoice. Twentieth Century Fox has acquired the screen rights to Hasbro's Magic: The Gathering card game, and allegedly intends to turn the game's fantasy universe into a franchise à la Harry Potter. Seeing as how Magic: The Gathering came out in 1993, it's sort of shocking it took this long for someone to recognize the game's big-screen potential. If nerds are still playing something during lunch twenty years later, there's power there. What other kid's game can you say that about? Not those Rainbow Looms everybody loves so much, that's for sure.