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 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.   



Conspiracy: Take the Crown Singles Presale!


We’re now taking online pre-orders for Conspiracy: Take the Crown singles!

Pre-order your singles now, and they’ll be available on Friday, August 26th with the release of the set!

We’re also holding Conspiracy: Take the Crown release drafts on August 26th and August 27th at all AU stores!


MTG Conspiracy: Take the Crown Release Drafts – Friday, August 26th and Saturday, August 27th


Alternate Universes will be holding MTG Conspiracy: Take the Crown Release Draft events at all three AU locations on Friday, August 26th (alongside FNM) and Saturday, August 27th!

Clearly the crown is up for grabs. Will you claim it?

No more jokes. No more intrigue. For real this time.

The throne no longer sits empty, but deception, danger, and even death await around every corner.

Add deeper layers of intrigue to your next Magic draft and begin plotting as soon as you open your first booster pack! The Conspiracy: Take the Crown set builds on the revolutionary abilities introduced in the original Magic: The Gathering—Conspiracy set, with new cards that affect the draft itself and new conspiracies that twist the rules against your foes. Trade votes and spread your attacks to manipulate the game in your favor. Seize the crown to give yourself a greater edge—if you can keep it.

How will you plot your way to the throne?

This set is designed for eight-player drafts, followed by free-for-all games of three to five players each.

Friday, August 26th
Holmes, Blue Bell, & Wilmington: Drafts start at 7PM (start of Friday Night Magic)
Our usual FNM tournaments will also run as scheduled.  Check out alternateu.com/calendar for more info on our weekly events!

Saturday, August 27th
Holmes: Drafts start at 6PM
Blue Bell: Drafts start at 6 PM
Wilmington: Drafts start at 5 PM

Entry Fee: $15

Booster Pack or Store Credit prizes (your choice!) will be awarded based on attendance!

Introducing “Become the Monarch”
Many cards in this set cause you to become the monarch of the game.  Being the monarch grants you these triggered abilities:

• At the beginning of your end step, draw a card.

• Whenever a creature deals combat damage to you, that creature’s controller becomes the monarch.

No player is the monarch as the game starts, and there’s never more than one monarch in the game at a time.  You can claim the title by dealing combat damage to the monarch player, or with any spell or ability that says “you become the monarch.”  Some booster packs contain a card called The Monarch instead of a token.  That card is one way to indicate which player is the monarch of your game.


Yu-Gi-Oh! Regional Tournament – Saturday, September 10th at the PA Convention Center, Phila. PA


Yu-Gi-Oh! Regional Tournament

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

(Room 201 A/B/C)

Saturday, September 10th

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

Play begins at 10:00AM

Seating available for 800+ Duelists!!!

$20.00 entry fee.
Each player will receive 5 booster packs of The Dark Illusion

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

Decklists are required and should be prepared in advance.

 Click here for Official Decklist.

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


Top 8 finishers will receive playmats and Top 4 will receive deckboxes. 

If more then 500 players enter the Regional Tournament then Top 64 players will receive invites to the 2016 World Championship Qualifier.
*Note: There is no longer a Top 8 Cut.  Prizes are awarded on the order of finish in the 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.

Side Event Schedule:

1:00PM – Dragon Dueling Tournament (Open to players born in 2002 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)
Battle Pack 3 Draft Tournament $20
Starter deck Tournament $15
Structure Deck Tournament $15

MTG Modern PPTQ for PT Kaladesh – Saturday, September 10th at AU Wilmington


Alternate Universes is hosting a Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier (PPTQ) Tournament for PT Honolulu on Saturday, September 10th at Alternate Universes Wilmington.

Here are the details:

  • Format: Modern
  • Entry Fee: $30 preregistration, $35 at the door
  • Registration Start Time: 11:00 AM
  • Play Start Time: 12:00 Noon
  • There is a player limit of 64 registered players, so make sure to pre-register if you want to guarantee your spot!

Online preregistration is now available.  Click on the button below.
Preregistration will be available soon!
Preregistration is also available in-store.  (Must be paid in-full at time of preregistration)

1st place: 1 booster box of Eldritch Moon + Invite to Regional Pro Tour Qualifier for PT Honolulu
2nd place: 2x booster boxes of Eldritch Moon
3rd & 4th place: 18 packs of Eldritch Moon each
5th – 8th: 9 packs of Eldritch Moon each

Swiss rounds (expect 6-7 rounds); best of 3 games; Cut to Top 8

All players are eligible to play in a Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier for this season except the following:

  • Players who have already won a Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier during the current qualification season
  • Players with a Pro Tour Players Club Platinum Level, Gold Level, or Silver level (as of the date of the Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier).
  • Players that are members of the Pro Tour Hall of Fame.
  • Players who are otherwise already qualified for that season’s Regional Pro Tour Qualifier

New Weekly Events at Alternate Universes! New Games!

Lately we’ve been updating our weekly tournament calendar for all three of our stores to include more games and alterations to some of our currently scheduled games!  As always, anyone is always welcome to use our free table space any day to come and play their favorite games.  We might even start a new weekly event if something really takes off!

You can always view our weekly and special events on our Calendar page, but here are the newest recent developments you may not be aware of.



MTG Eldritch Moon Game Day – Saturday, August 13th and Sunday, August 14th


Alternate Universes will be holding Magic: the Gathering Eldritch Moon Game Day Tournaments on Saturday, August 13th at all of our stores, plus Sunday, August 14th at AU Holmes and AU Wilmington!  Registration for each Game Day tournament opens one hour before the start time of the event.

Entry Fee: $5

Saturday, August 13th
(Registration opens one hour before the start time of each event)
Holmes: 6 PM
Blue Bell: 6 PM
Wilmington: 5 PM

Sunday, August 14th
(Registration opens one hour before the start time of each event)
Holmes: 1 PM
Wilmington: 1 PM

Game Day events are Standard format tournaments.  The Standard format uses only the newest sets the game has to offer.  For more information on Standard, click here!



Pack prizes will be awarded to top finishers!  As well, all participants will receive an exclusive Unsubstantiate full-art promo card (while supplies last). The Top 8 players will each receive an exclusive Heron’s Grace Champion full-art promo card.  The cards are awarded to the Top 8 players even if the tournament cuts only to the Top 4.  In addition, the 1st-place winner of Game Day will receive an exclusive playmat (see picture above)!

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