Man Stabbed Seven Times Over Magic: The Gathering Argument

Image: Wizards of the Coast
Image: Wizards of the Coast

A 31-year-old man has been charged with stabbing another guy seven times—and hitting him with a mallet—after an argument broke out during a game of Magic: The Gathering.


According to the St. Cloud Police Department in Minnesota, Elija Creech and his 20-year-old gaming buddy were playing the Magic: The Gathering card game overnight Friday when the two of them got into a heated argument (we don’t know what about, but I’m doing a head canon that Creech’s opponent did a double-strike using Blood Mist and a Bloodmad Vampire, and Creech did not care for that).

Elija Creech’s mugshot. Image: Benton County Sheriff’s Office
Elija Creech’s mugshot. Image: Benton County Sheriff’s Office

Police say Creech hit the guy in the head with a rubber mallet, then stabbed him seven times in the front, sides, and back of his neck. Creech ended up calling 911, worrying the man was going to die. Luckily, the victim was taken to the hospital and his injuries don’t look to be life-threatening.

Creech was arrested and charged with first and second-degree assault. He also has a prior conviction for keeping explosives with intent to use them, but investigators didn’t find anything in their search of his home.

[CBS Minnesota]

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Seven times? He should be fine. He has 13 Life left.