Welcome to Alternate Universes!

Now with three locations! Come in and play your favorite collectable card or miniatures game at our clean, well lit facilities! Plenty of table space available for open play every day. We sell & buy single cards for Magic, Yu-Gi-Oh! & Pokemon at all of our stores.

We are very happy to announce that Alternate Universes has opened an online store selling Magic, Yu-Gi-Oh! and Pokemon singles and sealed product.   


Dragon Ball Super Union Force Shop Championships – 2/22 at AU Blue Bell and 2/25 at AU Holmes

Alternate Universes is hosting Dragon Ball Super Union Force Shop Championships! Thursday February 22nd at AU Blue Bell, and Sunday February 25th at AU Holmes!

Entry: $5
Each player who enters will receive a special Cross Worlds booster pack!

There will be a player cap of 32 players!

Thursday, February 22nd
Alternate Universes Blue Bell
Registration opens: 6 PM
Tournament start: 7 PM

Sunday, February 25th
Alternate Universes Holmes
Registration opens: Noon
Tournament start: 1 PM

1st and 2nd place each win a special Shop Champion Certificate!
Top 8 players each win a set of Warriors of the Universe promo sleeves!


MTG Pauper Tournament – Friday, March 2nd at AU Wilmington

Alternate Universes is holding a Magic: the Gathering Pauper Tournament on Friday, March 2nd at AU Wilmington! We’re giving away big store credit prizes to the Top 8 finishers!

In Pauper format, all cards must have been printed at common rarity in a Magic Online set or product. Common promo cards are only legal if the card meets that qualification.

If a common version of a particular card was ever released on Magic Online, any version of that card is legal in this format.

For more info on Pauper, including a list of banned cards, follow this link: https://magic.wizards.com/en/game-info/gameplay/formats/pauper

Entry: $10

Registration opens: 6:30 PM
Tournament begins: 7:10 PM

Prizes are for 14+ players. Fewer than 14 participants will cut out the 5th-8th prize pool.

1st place: $100 store credit
2nd place: $60 store credit
3rd & 4th: $40 store credit each
5th-8th: $25 store credit each
All other players will receive 1 booster pack ($4 store credit!)

Store credit is redeemable at any AU location!


Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Championship Tournaments – Saturday, March 10th at AU Holmes and AU Wilmington


Alternate Universes is proud to announce that we will be hosting Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Championship Tournaments at our Holmes and Wilmington stores on Saturday, March 10th!  OTS Championships are a good way to earn invites to the next World Championship Qualifier, and earn some UDS points while you’re at it!  Booster pack prizes will also be awarded based on attendance!

Entry fee: $20
Each player will receive 4 OTS Packs for entering (or 5 booster packs depending on availability), plus 5 UDS Points.

Registration start: 10 AM
Play begins: 11 AM

Official Konami Judges will be present at each location.

All Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Championship events are Tier 2, Advanced Constructed tournaments with Swiss Rounds and Top 8 Playoffs.  The number of Swiss rounds played will depend on the overall number of participants.  Prizes will be awarded at the end of the final playoff round.

Decklists are required for this event.
Duelists can download the official KDE Deck List at http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/forms/KDE_DeckList.pdf
This is an editable PDF, so you will be able to type the card names into this form, which should help as your decklist needs to be legible and complete – write the name of each card in full, and write down how many copies you have in your deck.  Make sure your name and COSSY ID are on your decklist.  If you do not have a COSSY ID, they will be available on the day of the event.  Make sure your decklist exactly matches your deck.  Duelists are encouraged to complete their decklist before arriving at the tournament!


  • First place will receive an exclusive Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Championship Game Mat, an invite to the next World Championship Qualifier, and 15 UDS Points (10 for the invite, 5 for accurately completing the WCQ Invite Form)
  • Top 4 Duelists, after the conclusion of the Top 8 Playoffs, will each receive an invite to the next World Championship Qualifier and 15 UDS Points (10 for the invite, 5 for accurately completing the WCQ Invite Form)
  • Additional booster pack prizes will be awarded to Top 8 based on attendance!

Pokemon TCG League Cup – Saturday, March 10th at AU Blue Bell


Alternate Universes is hosting its next Pokemon League Cup on Saturday, March 10th at AU Blue Bell!

Pokémon TCG League Cup tournaments are smaller events that give players an opportunity to earn Championship Points and practice their skills for larger competitions.  Pokémon TCG League Cup events are held throughout the year.

Alternate Universes – Blue Bell*
Penn Square Shopping Center
213 W. Germantown Pike
East Norriton, PA 19401

*Please do not park directly in front of any other store in the shopping center that is open.  Additional parking is available behind the stores and on Penn Square Road.  Your cooperation will allow us to continue to run these events at this location.*

Registration begins: 10 AM
Tournament start time: 11 AM

Format: Standard

Entry Fee: $15 Masters, $10 Juniors and Seniors
This event will be limited to the first 64 players total

Decklists are required as part of registration for this event and will be available in-store the day of.

All players will receive 2 Play! Points for entering.
The first 50 registrants will receive the League Cup promo card.
Booster packs and Championship Points will also be awarded to top finishers in each division, based on division attendance!

Placement  –  Points  –  Kicker
(Kicker is # of participants required for points)
1st  –  50  –  0
2nd  –  40  –  4
3rd & 4th  –  30  –  8
5th – 8th  –  20  –  32
9th – 16th  –  10  –  64


MTG Commander Fundraising Event at The Inn at Swarthmore – March 10th & 11th

Dyfrnt Gaming is holding a fundraising Magic Commander tournament on March 10th and 11th at the Inn at Swarthmore!

The Inn at Swarthmore
10 S Chester Rd
Swarthmore, PA 19081

March 10th – 11th, 2018 at 8:00am – 9:00pm EST

Advance tickets are available here!

Advance Tickets:
$20 Main Event
$75 for 4 person teams
FREE General Admission

At The Door:
$25 Main Event
$15 with Student ID
$90 for 4 person teams
FREE General Admission

This is a gaming event fundraiser for the mother and wife of the Tobin family, who has been diagnosed with a severe form of cancer.  50% of the event profits will be donated to her and her family.  The main event is Commander tournament, with Side Events for Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokemon, Vanguard, Commander Variants, Final Fantasy TCG, Dragon Ball Super, and board games.  Alternate Universes will be among other stores in attendance as table vendors.

Each player who enters gets 1 set of Ultra-Pro MTG art sleeves, 1 Ultra-Pro deck box, and 1 Raffle Ticket!  There will be food and drink on-site, plus your ticket allows you to participate in all silent auctions!

1st Place: 1 Commander Anthology, 1 Masters 25 booster box from Deal Me In Games, 1 set of Eclipse Sleeves, 1 set of Heavy Metal dice, and 1 Rivals of Ixalan Playmat

2nd Place: 1 Rivals of Ixalan booster box, 1 set of Heavy Metal Dice, and 1 Rivals of Ixalan Playmat
Top 8: 3 Rivals of Ixalan booster packs and 1 Planeswalker card each!

About the Main Event:

5 rounds, 90 mins each, 15 mins between rounds. 1st Pod will be randomly created & consist of 4 players. After Round 1, pods will be determined by total points earned in all rounds. Top 8 is determined in round 5. Round 6 will be the top 4 points players. BRING DECK LIST Saturday. No Proxies Allowed

The main event is an EDH Tournament using 4 player pods. Each player will get to play in 5 rounds, each round lasting 90 minutes. You will have 5 minutes to prep boards and then the pod will have 70 minutes to play before sudden death. At 70 minutes, a 15 minute game timer will start. At this point all rules are the same except regardless of life totals, the game will end after 15 minutes. Once finished, points will be totaled for each player and new pods will be created using the points earned from each round. Pods will be created in sequential order from most points to least, still in pods of 4 players. After Round 5, the Top 8 will be determined and rewards will be given out. The final round will feature the top 4 players from the day. Prior to Round 6, those in the round will have time to sideboard in any new cards to your deck. Once the round concludes, prizes will be awarded. It is suggested that each player review the points system prior to the event and build your decks accordingly. Victory is BASED ON POINTS NOT NECESSARILY POSITION

Sideboarding Rules:

1) 15 card sideboard
2) Must be part of Deck List
3) Will be checked on arrival and prior to Round 6
4) Commander Cannot be changed out
5) Sideboarding occurs prior to Round 6 for Top 4 players


Rivals of Ixalan Standard Showdown – Every Week January 28th to March 31st!

Alternate Universes is holding Rivals of Ixalan Standard Showdown tournaments at all of our stores!  Standard Showdown events are Standard Format tournaments in which players can win Standard Showdown: Rivals of Ixalan Booster Packs!  They also have a Planeswalker Points multiplier of 2x.

We’ll be holding a Standard Showdown tournament at each store every week, beginning the week of January 28th and ending the week of March 31st!  That’s nine weeks of Standard Showdown tournaments!  We will have a number of Standard Showdown Booster Packs to give away as prizes at each tournament.

Here are each store’s details:

Saturdays Feb. 3rd–March 31st
Entry: FREE
Registration begins: 5 PM
Tournament begins: 6 PM

Blue Bell
Saturdays Feb. 3rd–March 31st
Entry: FREE
Registration opens: 5 PM
Tournament begins: 6 PM

Mondays Jan. 29th–March 26th
Entry: $5, one regular Booster Pack awarded per win in addition to the Standard Showdown packs
Registration opens: 6 PM
Tournament begins: 7 PM

Each Standard Showdown booster pack contains:

  • 2 rare or mythic rare cards from a currently legal Standard set
  • 1 foil basic land with art by Rebecca Guay
  • 1 foil card of any rarity from a currently legal Standard set

*Standard Showdown: Rivals of Ixalan booster packs do not include double-sided cards