About the film


„Everyone has happy endings. If it’s not happy, then it’s not the end.“ Karel Adam (Ondřej Holeček), however, seems to disagree. Several years ago, he and his four best friends were the top players in a Magic club Fireball and had the time of their lives. They needed nothing but still had it all – they had each other.

However, these times are long over. The Fireball gang had shattered and the club was sold. Only Karel now visits the closed club, remembering the great times he had.

One day, he sees his favourite game being played in a café, and so he asks himself a question: Can you stop being someone who have you been all the time?

And the answer changes his card career forever.

Max’s Game is a story about a friendship, separated by love…

… a friendship, separated by time…

… a friendship, separated by glory…

… a friendship, united by memories.

Come join Karel on a hard path towards a second chance, which is given just once in a lifetime…

About the film

Tap: Max´s Game is a Czech independent film, a sports drama, produced by 2D studio in coproduction with AVC ČVUT. Written and directed by Kamil Beer. Max´s Game is the first film inspired by the card game Magic: the Gathering, played by over six million people around the world. This unique independent film, dedicated not only to Magic players and fans of the sports drama genre, tells an exciting story about the strength of a true friendship.

Max´s Game began only as a thought. The film´s writer and director, Kamil Beer, was listening to Rocky IV soundtrack every morning while traveling to school, and imagined the film scenes.

He met Tomáš Lénárd and with their first film crew, they commenced the shooting. The cinematography wasn´t going as expected, though, so a year after, they welcomed Petr Pulc of AVC ČVUT along with his colleagues. After a national casting, the film crew gained many talented members, united after a common goal.

And so they started playing Max´s Game…

Directors of photography Tomáš Lénárd, Petr Pulc. Editor Tomáš Lénárd. Sound Petr Pulc and Tomáš Lénárd.



General partner www.magiccardmarket.eu


TAP: Max’s Game was shot in Prague, Czech Republic. The film cost around 500 USD – all crew members and actors have participated without any financial incentive.


TAP: Max’s Game is available for free download on www.maxovahra.com, along with several sets of subtitles.


TAP: Maxova hra is a non-profit film being made for private use, and is not intended for sales of any sort. No money is being made from this film, and no one was paid to make it. It is in no way affiliated with, or sponsored or approved, by Wizards of the Coast, Hasbro, or any of their repective affiliates or licensees. The content is for the private use of the viewer and should not be sold, rented, or used for any commercial enterprise in any way, shape, or form. We make no claim to any characters, storylines, prop designs, names, logos or situations that are trademarked, copyrighted or otherwise protected by federal, state, international or other intellectual property law. This work is produced solely for the personal, uncompensated enjoyment of ourselves and other Magic: the Gathering fans.

We have reached an understanding with Hasbro, owner of Wizards of the Coast, to allow the film to be released as non-commercial and nonprofit.

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4. 12. – Finished shooting

23. 1. – Finished dubbing

24. 2. – Finished editing

27. 2. – Film completed

3. 3. – Film premiere

1. 5. – Permission to release given by Hasbro

17. 5. – Internet premiere