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 singles and sealed product of Magic, Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokemon and more!


MTG Commander Weekend – Saturday August 24th and Sunday August 25th

Alternate Universes is holding MTG Commander Weekend at all three stores on Saturday, August 24th and Sunday, August 25th!

Commander Weekend is a casual Commander celebration featuring Commander 2019! Everyone who comes to play gets an achievement card, and everyone who completes an achievement card gets a chance to win a Promo Pack!

Any player that purchases and uses an unaltered Commander 2019 deck can begin the game with up to three legendary creatures from that deck in their Command Zone. If you pre-ordered a deck, you qualify as long as you use one unmodified!


Yu-Gi-Oh! Speed Duel Day – 8/31 at AU Holmes and 9/1 at AU Blue Bell

Alternate Universes is holding a Yu-Gi-Oh! Speed Duel Day on Saturday August 31st at AU Holmes, and Sunday September 1st at AU Blue Bell! This Speed Duel Day is to celebrate the latest Speed Duel booster pack set, Scars of Battle!

Entry: $10

Speed Duel Day is a casual event, but we will also be holding Sealed Speed Duel Day tournaments!

Players who enter will get their choice of a Speed Duel Starter Deck or seven Scars of Battle booster packs to build a deck and play casually throughout the day. For entering, players also get a Speed Duel lanyard, life pad, and pen while supplies last, as well as a card to track their progress throughout the day.

Speed Duel playmats will be awarded to participants during the event!

Speed Dueling is easy to learn, and is based on the ruleset found in the Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links video game. Whether this is your first time playing a physical card game, or you’re looking to take your Duel Links knowledge to the real world, Speed Dueling is your gateway to Yu-Gi-Oh!

  • Speed Dueling is a specialized version of the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME.
  • Speed Dueling features 4 basic card types: Monster Cards, Spell Cards, Trap Cards and Skill Cards.
  • The goal is to Summon powerful monsters, power them up with Spell or Trap Cards, and battle your opponent.
  • Skill Cards let you become your favorite Yu-Gi-Oh! character, and give you special abilities to use in your Duels!
  • Both players start with 4,000 Life Points. Reduce your opponent’s Life Points to 0 to win the Duel!

Speed Duel cards are usable in the regular Yu-Gi-Oh! game, but not vice-versa.


Vanguard Shop Challenge – Saturday, September 7th at AU Blue Bell


Alternate Universes is hosting a Vanguard Shop Challenge on Saturday, September 7th at AU Blue Bell!

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

Entry: $10
Each player will receive a Promo card for entering! (while supplies last)

Registration opens: 11 AM
Tournament begins: Noon

Format: Individual, Standard Clan Fight
Cards from new expansions are legal to use from the expansion’s official release date. A player must use the same deck throughout a tournament. No switching of cards is permitted in between games within a tournament. Fighters are required to use opaque card sleeves so that the back of cards cannot be easily distinguished. Sleeves used within each deck have to be of the same design, except for G units.

Booster pack prizes will be awarded to all top finishers based on overall attendance!

Champions of Shop Challenges will be awarded with a BYE Card that grants a round bye at a Regional Championship. Players holding the card may submit it at any Regional Championship to claim their round bye.

*Players can hold more than one BYE card by winning multiple Shop Challenges. However, only one BYE Card can be used in one Regional Championship


Yu-Gi-Oh! Regional Tournament – Saturday, September 14th at the PA Convention Center, Phila. PA


Yu-Gi-Oh! Regional Tournament

at the
Pennsylvania Convention Center
1101 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(Terrace Ballroom 4)

Saturday, September 14th

Registration begins at 8:00 AM and closes at 9:50 AM.
(Anyone registering after 9:50 AM will receive a first round loss for late registration.)

Play begins at 10:00 AM

Seating available for 700 Duelists only!  Register early to insure your place!

$20.00 entry fee
Each player will receive 5 booster packs of Rising Rampage for entering

Advanced Constructed Format.  Click here for the current Forbidden/Limited list.

Decklists are required and should be prepared in advance.

 Click here for the Official Decklist form

Decklists will be collected and verified at registration.
Please prepare your decklist before you arrive.


Top 8 finishers will receive Regional playmats and Top 4 will receive Regional deck boxes. 

If more then 500 players enter the Regional Tournament then Top 64 players will receive invites to the 2019 World Championship Qualifier.
*Note: There is no longer a Top 8 Cut. Prizes are awarded on the order of finish from Swiss rounds
Please note: 
All players are now required to present official ID when registering!  Acceptable forms of ID include:
  • Current-year School ID cards
  • Driver’s licenses
  • Passport
  • Other government-issued identification documents
  • If the Duelist is under the age of 16, a copy of their birth certificate

Please bring your Konami ID Card. If you do not have your Konami ID card but played at a regional before we may have your ID number.  If you do not have a Konami ID number, they will be available the day of the Regional.

Due to the expected large attendance we urge players to come early to register!

For more information about Yu-Gi-Oh! Regional Qualifiers click here: http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/regionals/regionalsfaq.html

Side Event Schedule:

1:00 PM – Dragon Dueling Tournament (Open to players born in 2006 or later, Swiss format, FREE!)
Beginning After Round 3 Start:
Up to eight Win-a Mat Tournaments (single elimination, $12 entry fee, 3 booster packs upon entry)
Structure Deck Tournament $15

MTG Philadelphia Legacy Series Tournament – Saturday, September 21st at AU Blue Bell

Alternate Universes is holding a Magic: the Gathering Philadelphia Legacy Series Tournament at AU Blue Bell on Saturday, September 21st!

Alternate Universes has teamed up with Top Deck Games and Redcap’s Corner to run a special series of Legacy format tournaments with big prizes and coverage!

The PLS consists of three kinds of events: weekly Legacy tournaments at each of the three PLS stores; one big Legacy Series tournament at each store; and a final Legacy Series Championship. Each of these events awards points, which go toward awarding byes and special prizes to players with lots of points! Each of the three big events awards a round 1 bye to Eternal Weekend on top of other prizes!

Points structure:
– Weekly Legacy events at all 3 stores award points to each player
– Points multipliers for series: 1x for weeklies, 10x for events #1-3, 15x for the final event
– The 8 players with the most points going into the final event will receive a bye
– Invitational token to points leader after all events

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

Entry fee: $30

Registration: 11 AM
Tournament begins: Noon

Prizes will be awarded to Top 4, with $500 store credit guaranteed to be awarded with 20 or fewer total players!
1st Place also wins a Round 1 Bye at Eternal Weekend plus an Eternal Weekend playmat! Another EW playmat will be given away as a door prize to a random player!