Magic: The Gathering does give you powerful strategic skills.
I’m late to the party on this game, having seen it played often while I was in high school. I finally started playing the iOS version of Magic: The Gathering and have been thoroughly enjoying it. I’ll post more on this another time as it warrants quite a bit of space.
However, in looking up YouTube videos about the game, I came across this documentary by Vice (as part of their American Obsessions series) called The Mythical Universe of Magic: The Gathering. The documentary focuses on Professional Magic Player Jacob Wilson, as well as a bit on the Vintage community with the Forino family. A very interesting doc for people who want to see what the MTG community looks like both on the Pro circuit and the comic shops.