Written by Kevin Slackie
The spooky season is here, making it the perfect time to scare your opponents with some spooky accessories! While it might be hard to figure out the best setup to give your gaming kit that extra spice of fright, we here at Ultra PRO brought you this handy list of 13 accessories that are so good it's almost terrifying!
What better way to kick off a spooky list than with an absolute classic? The skull symbol for black mana has been a part of Magic: The Gathering since its inception, allowing for beautiful reimaginings like the design on this Celestial Swamp Life Pad. Perfect for the black deck player looking to keep track of their stats. The scariest opponent is one who’s prepared, so use this official Magic: The Gathering Life Pad to UP your game.
What better way to spend a cold winter evening than curled up under a blanket watching some memorable anime? Fans of the Fate franchise will enjoy this slightly spooky playmat featuring the protagonists of Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works. Enjoy characters with creative names like Sabre and Archer, with Rin at the forefront and Shirou facing yet another tragedy: being relegated to the background. Your future self will thank you for buying a playmat as strong and soft as this.
Another wonderfully sinister scene rendered onto the Ultra Pro card sleeves you know and trust, the Unstable Swamp Standard Deck Protector will keep your cards safe from anything that goes bump in the night. This gorgeous artwork by John Avon fully captures the spirit of the swamp and is a must have for anyone looking for a way to be safe and spooky.
Protect your dice hoard from prying eyes and sticky fingers with these powerful Hydro74 Treasure Nests. Featuring a dead guy, an eye guy, a fire guy, and a tentacle monster, these bags are as soft as they are strange. Each bag can hold up to 100 dice, so if you have more than that you might want to start making your own. But don’t worry, none of these nightmarish monsters will judge you. Except maybe the Fire Giant, but they look down on everybody so don’t take it personally.
- Innistrad: Midnight Hunt Stylized Planeswalker Symbol Standard Gaming Playmat for Magic: The Gathering
Halloween isn’t as fun without some creative pumpkin carving! This officially licensed playmat features exclusive rendition of the Planeswalker Symbol on a delightfully eerie artwork. Candles and pumpkins spread out among the bottom brambles of an old tree, creating a cozy yet creepy atmosphere. For those that want to have a little fun this Halloween, you can’t go wrong with this adorably ghastly playmat.
If sports weren’t terrifying enough, now you’ve gotta deal with this little ankle biter. Tom Wood’s rendition of the classic game might be a little too dangerous, but this mat is perfectly safe for your next break. Just be sure to wear some shin guards, and maybe something to get out the grass stains.
If the devil is in the details, then Tibalt has you covered. One the most sadistic (and sharply dressed) Planewalkers in all the realms, a Tibalt Deck Box like this screams “yeah I can be a bit of a jerk, wanna fight about it?” Unlike the red mana menace this box will protect your cards painlessly. Just make sure you don’t make any other deals with the devils.
That’s weird. I was gonna start writing about this completely innocent looking gamer pouch, but I could’ve sworn I just saw it lick its lips at me? Anyway this treasure shaped plush dice bag is perfect for all your gaming accessori------wait it blinked that time? Did you see that? Tell me you saw that. I must be losing my mind. As I was saying this bag of not-so-infinite holding has a zippered compartment and elastic loop better to-----EAT ME ALIVE OH NO SOMEONE CALL HR AND ASK IF THIS IS COVERED BY MY INSURANCE.
I don’t know why the last guy couldn’t finish this list but they asked me to take over. Which is perfect when we’re talking about the wonderfully spooky Haunted Hollow collection featuring fan-favorite ghost Pokémon. Really living up to the name Pocket Monsters, this adorable binder is cute and definitely not haunted. Nope, n0T hAUnnnnted oR aNyThINg, PLz bUY meRCHandise.
For those wanting to howl at the moon, the Innistrad Midnight Hunt 12-Pocket Binder is sure to raise your fur on end. Every phase of the moon, except emo, is on display in this gorgeous art piece and it still holds up to 480 standard sized cards. There’s something serenely spooky about seeing the full moon on an October night, but don’t let that keep you from grabbing a pack or two to fill up your binder.
If Kaldheim was a band this is the merch you’d find at their booth. Until we get a Magic: The Music Gathering, this is the best way to live out that fantasy. Perfect for the stage or the tournament table, this Life Pad will help you keep tabs on your opponent. Jury’s out on if it’ll help you organize your actual life better.
It's hard to poke fun at these sleeves when the art is just so gorgeous. Frank Frazetta really outdid himself here, making a piece that looks more at home on a Slayer album cover or a full sized poster. The bones on the bottom are a sinister touch that tells a frightening story good enough to scare a couple of young campers. This is perfect for the gamer looking to add some sinister energy to their deck.
The absolute scariest thing in the Ultra PRO warehouse, this pouch really makes you think that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Perfect for holding dice, small accessories, or nightmares where it chases me around the office yelling “eye see you.” Uhhh please keep that last part between us. Xanathar might look creepy on the outside, but he’s actually a big softy thanks to the soft plush material. You’ll never worry about losing dice with Xanathar’s heavy duty zippered pouch and his many, many eyes always watching you. Always. Watching. You. 👀