Welcome to Alternate Universes!
Now with three locations! Come in and play your favourite collectable card or miniatures game at our clean, well lit facilities! Plenty of table space available for open play every day. We sell single cards for Magic, Yu-Gi-Oh! & Pokemon at all our stores.
We are very happy to announce that Alternate Unverses has opened an online store selling Magic, Yu-Gi-Oh! and Pokemon singles and sealed product. Click here to see what is being offered!
Yu-Gi-Oh! Mega-Tins now in stock at all 3 AU stores!
The Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME Collectible Tins just got BIGGER and BETTER for 2014!
To start, we upgraded our Tins to maximize storage space for Duelists – a Mega-Tin that’s over 15% larger than previous years! For the first time ever, each Mega-Tin will include three 16-card Mega-Packs with cards taken from a year’s worth of core booster sets: 12 Commons, 1 Rare, 1 Super Rare, 1 Ultra Rare, and 1 Secret Rare. Three variant cards supporting each Mega-Tin’s theme are also included in their respective tins: 2 Super Rares and 1 never-before-seen rarity – a Platinum Secret Rare version of the Mega-Tin cover monster! This adds up to 51 cards with 12 foil cards – the highest number of foils ever assembled in a single tin! Each Mega-Tin design will be based on two of the more powerful tournament Deck themes from the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG competitive scene – Bujins and Fire Fists. Collect both Mega-Tins and place them side by side to construct a dazzling mural of Yu-Gi-Oh! monsters!
Note that in 2014, there will only be one Wave for the Mega-Tins. The 2014 Mega-Tin includes three 16-card Mega-Packs and three variant cards. Each Mega-Tin sold separately.
Each Mega-Tin comes with:
- 3 x 16-card Mega-Packs
- 1 Secret Rare
- 1 Ultra Rare
- 1 Super Rare
- 1 Rare
- 12 Commons
- 3 variant cards (one of two themes: Fire Fist or Bujin)
- 1 Platinum Secret Rare
- 2 Super Rares
Yu-Gi-Oh! Duelist Alliance Sneak Peek – August 9th & 10th
Alternate Universes will be hosting Yu-Gi-Oh Duelist Alliance Sneak Peek Events Saturday, August 9th at all 3 AU stores and on Sunday, August 10th at AU Blue Bell. The dueling will begin on Saturday, August 9th at 10:00AM and run until 5:00PM. Dueling will resume at Blue Bell on Sunday, August 10th at 11:00 AM and run through 5:00PM.
Entry fee for the event is $20.00. Each participant will receive 5 booster packs of Duelist Alliance to build a 40 card deck for casual play throughout the day. Each duelist will also receive a foil promo card. Additionally, Duelist Alliance Sneak Peek play mats will be randomly given away throughout the day while supplies last. (Must be present to win.) (more…)
Pokemon Furious Fists Prerelease August 10th at Wilmington
This prerelease will be a Sealed pack tournament.
Players receive 6 boosters packs of the new set to build a deck and play for 4 rounds.
Basic Energy will be available. All players then receive 2 more boosters as a participation prize.
Entry fee: $30
Preregister up to the Thursday night before the event for $26 by following the links shown below to the prerelease of your choice.
All players receive a promo card while supplies last.
Sunday, August 10, 2014 – Alternate Universes Wilmington
Magic Core Set 2015 Gameday, Saturday August 9th at all 3 AU stores
Alternate Universes will be holding the 2015 Core Set Game Day Tournaments on Saturday, August 9th at the Holmes, Blue Bell & Wilmington stores. Tournaments at all 3 stores begin at 6PM. Registration opens one hour before the start time of the event.
Entry fee is $5.00.
Game Day events are Standard-format tournaments. The Standard format uses only the newest sets the game has to offer. The current block, the block that was released the previous fall, and the most recent core set are all legal to play in a Standard deck. (more…)
TCGplayer.com Modern State Championships at AU, Wilmington August 2nd
TCGplayer.com MaxPoint Series Summer States Event
These events are open to the public (no pre-qualification necessary) and will offer players the chance to claim the title of State Champion and earn an exclusive Champion’s playmat. Each event will hand out points for players to participate in the $50,000.00 Championship. Additional booster pack prizes will be awarded based on entries – the more players, the more prizes!!!
Location: Talleyville Shopping Center, 3615A Silverside Road, Wilmington, DE 19810
Start Time: 10:00 AM
Registration Time: 9:00 AM
Event Structure: Swiss with top 8
Entry Fee: 25.00
1st Place: TCGplayer State Champion Playmat + 50 Points + 2 Author Tokens
2nd Place: TCGplayer State Top 8 Competitor Playmat + 20 Points + 2 Author Tokens
3rd/4th Place: TCGplayer State Top 8 Competitor Playmat + 10 Points + 2 Author Tokens
5th-8th Place:TCGplayer State Top 8 Competitor Playmat + 5 Points + 2 Author Tokens
9th-16th Place: 2 Points + 2 Author Tokens
Additional booster pack prizes based on attendance.
Yu-Gi-Oh! Day, Saturday July 26th at all three AU stores!
Alternate Universes will be hosting Yu-Gi-Oh! Day tournaments on Saturday, July 26th. The tournaments at Blue Bell & Wilmington will begin at Noon, and the tournament at Holmes will begin at 2:00PM . Registration opens 1 hour before the tournament starts.
The registration fee for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Day is $5.00 and all participants will receive 1 Astral Pack upon entering. A decklist is not required to play. One Yu-Gi-Oh! Day exclusive full size Game Mat will be awarded to the winner and the top 8 finishers will win Yu-Gi-Oh! Day Super Rare Tokens. Booster pack prizes will also be awarded to the top finishers in the tournament based on attendance. (more…)
Saturday, July 19th – MTG 2015 Core Set Launch Event – Sealed Tournaments!
MTG 2015 Launch Weekend Tournaments are a great way to celebrate the release of the latest Magic: The Gathering set! Play, trade, spend time with friends, and win cool prizes! All participants receive an exclusive Release promo card (while supplies last). Booster pack or store credit prizes (your choice) will be awarded based on attendance.
Alternate Universes will be hosting Sealed MTG 2015 Core Set Launch Weekend Tournaments at all 3 locations:
AU, Holmes: Saturday, July 19th at 6:00PM; 2-Headed Giant Sealed Deck Format (8x of M15 packs per team) Entry Fee: $40 per team
AU, Wilmington: Saturday, July 19th at 3:00PM; 2-Headed Giant Sealed Deck (8x of M15 packs per team) Entry Fee: $40 per team
AU, Blue Bell: Saturday, July 19th at 6:00PM: Sealed Deck (6x packs of M15 per person) Entry Fee: $30 per person
Registration begins 1 hour before tournament start time. All participants will received the foil release promo card below (while supplies last).
MTG 2015 Core Set Prerelease July 12 & 13th
The Magic: the Gathering 2015 Core Set prerelease tournaments will be held Saturday, July 12th & Sunday July 13th at all AU stores. After the overwhelming respose to our last prerelease weekend we are once again DOUBLING THE USUAL PRIZE SUPPORT for these tournaments. That means for each participating player we are putting in four booster packs of product in the prize pool! Additionally we will be giving away door prizes including AU Playmat, deck boxes and other “surprise” items at each prerelease tournament. And we will once again have free pizza at all the midnight prereleases.
Format for all prerelease tournaments is sealed deck. including the 2-Headed Giant Tournaments. Each player receives one Magic 2015 Prerelease Kit to use for building a deck Entry fee is $25.00 if you preregister, $30.00 at the door. All preregistrations must be paid. Preregistration ends Thursday, July 10th
Two Headed Giant entry fee is $50.00 per team and each team of two players receives two 2015 Core set Prerelease Packs to use for building their decks. (One Prerelease Kit per player)
Here is the prerelease schedule by store:
Midnight, Saturday July 12th (Friday night into Saturday) (registration begins at 11:00PM after FNM, July 11th )
6:00PM, Saturday, July 12th (registration begins at 5:00PM)
11:00AM, Sunday, July 13th (registration at 10:30). Entry fee for the Two Headed Giant is $50.00 per team
Midnight, Saturday July 12th – (Friday night into Saturday) (registration begins at 11:00PM after FNM, July 11th )
3:00PM, Saturday July 12th - (registration begins at 2:00PM)
7:30PM Saturday July 12th – (registration begins at 6:30PM)
3:00PM, Sunday July 13th – (registration begins at 2:00PM)
Midnight, Saturday July 12th - (Friday night into Saturday) (registration begins at 11:00PM after FNM, July 11th )
10:00AM Saturday, July 12th - (registration begins at 9AM)
3:00PM Saturday, July 12th - (registration begins at 2:30PM)
6:00PM Saturday, July 12th - Sealed Two-Headed Giant (registration at 5:30PM). Entry fee for the Two Headed Giant is $50.00 per team
10AM, Sunday, July 13th (registration begins at 9:30AM)
All tournaments except the 2-Headed Giant tournaments at Blue Bell and Holmes will be 4 rounds regardless of the number of players. (more…)
Alternate Universes stores to be open regular hours Friday, July 4th
Alternate Universes will be open regular hours on Friday, July 4th. Each store will be holding Friday Night Magic as usual but there will be some special prizes and giveaways! Check back later for more details!