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.   

CLICK HERE FOR OUR ONLINE STORE

MTG Dominaria Store Championships – Saturday, June 23rd & Sunday, June 24th

Alternate Universes is holding MTG Dominaria Store Championships on Saturday, June 23rd at AU Holmes and AU Blue Bell, plus Sunday, June 24th at AU Wilmington! The format is Standard! Each player will receive a special promo card just for entering!

Alternate Universes Holmes
MacDade Plaza
2129 MacDade Blvd.
Holmes, PA 19043
610-583-9960

Alternate Universes Blue Bell*
Penn Square Shopping Center
213 W. Germantown Pike
East Norriton, PA 19401
610-277-7251

*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.

Alternate Universes Wilmington
Silverside Center
3615A Silverside Rd.
Wilmington, DE 19810
302-482-3480

AU Holmes
Saturday, June 23rd

Registration opens: 5 PM
Tournament begins: 6 PM
Entry: $5

AU Blue Bell
Saturday, June 23rd
Registration opens: Noon
Tournament begins: 1 PM
Entry: $5

AU Wilmington
Sunday, June 24th
Registration opens: Noon
Tournament begins: 1 PM
Entry: $5

PRIZES
Booster pack prizes will be awarded to Top 8 players based on attendance!

First Place will win the Dominaria Champion Playmat!

Each player who enters will also receive a promo Demon of Catastrophes!

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MTG Standard PPTQ – Saturday, June 30th at AU Wilmington

PPTQ

Alternate Universes is hosting a Standard
Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier (PPTQ) for PT Atlanta
on Saturday, June 30th at Alternate Universes Wilmington

Here are the details:

Format: Standard
Entry fee: $25 (there is no preregistration for this event)
Registration opens: 11:00 AM
Tournament begins: Noon

Alternate Universes – Wilmington
Silverside Center
3615A Silverside Rd.
Wilmington, DE 19810
302-482-3480

PRIZES
1st place: 1 booster box of Dominaria + Invite to Regional Pro Tour Qualifier for PT Atlanta!
2nd place: 2 booster boxes of Dominaria
3rd & 4th place: 18 packs of Dominaria each
5th – 8th: 9 packs of Dominaria 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
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MTG Core 2019 Open House – Saturday June 30th

Alternate Universes is hosting Magic Open Houses for the Magic 2019 Core Set on Saturday, June 30th at all three stores! This is a FREE event for new players to get to know Magic, and for experienced players to help grow their community! Open Houses are casual, meaning there is no tournament, and they’ll take place from Noon to 7:00 PM at each of our three locations.

The first 20 new players at each store can grab a free Welcome Deck to help learn how to play! For players who are interested, Core 2019 Planeswalker Decks will be available for purchase at $10.99, and have been designed to integrate with the new Welcome Decks for a great first-time experience! This time around there are five different Planeswalker decks to choose from!

New players and teachers are both eligible for the Open House Promo! New players will receive the promo just for participating and experienced players who bring a new player will also receive the promo! (certain conditions apply).  An experienced player who comes without a new player must hang out and help newer players learn to play for one hour before getting a promo.  We look forward to seeing you there!

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Pokemon ARG Delaware State Championships – Sunday, July 1st at AU Wilmington

Alternate Universes is hosting the Pokemon ARG State Championship for Delaware as part of ARG’s State Championship series!
The tournament will take place at AU Wilmington on Sunday, July 1st!

This event is open to anyone!  The winner will be Delaware’s ARG State Champion, and will win the Pokemon Champion Playmat, an ARG Invitational Invite, a round 1 bye at the ARG Invitational, and an ARG lapel pin!  The Top 8 finishers will each win an exclusive Top 8 Playmat, an ARG Invitational Invite, and the ARG lapel pin!  If we get 16 or more participants, we’ll add 2 Booster Boxes into the Top 8 prize pool, and if we get 32 or more we’ll add 4 Booster Boxes!  There will also be cool door prizes!!!

For info on the ARG Invitational, click here: https://www.argcircuitseries.com/arg-invitational.html

Alternate Universes Wilmington
Talleyville Shopping Center
3615A Silverside Road
Wilmington, DE 19810
302-482-3480

Format: Standard
Decklists are required for this event!  They will be available in-store the day of the event, or can be found online here: https://www.argcircuitseries.com/uploads/6/8/9/7/68975583/2018_ultra_prism_8.5×11.pdf

Entry: $25

Registration begins: 11 AM
Tournament begins: Noon

PRIZES
1st Place: Pokemon Champion Playmat, ARG Invitational Invite, ARG Invitational Round 1 Bye, ARG lapel pin
2nd – 8th Place: Pokemon Top 8 Playmat, ARG Invitational Invite, ARG lapel pin

If 16+ players enter, 2 booster boxes will be added to the Top 8 prize pool
If 32+ players enter, 4 booster boxes will be added to the Top 8 prize pool!

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Dragon Ball Super Cross Worlds Shop Championships – 7/2 at AU Wilmington, 7/3 at AU Holmes, 7/5 at AU Blue Bell

Alternate Universes is hosting Dragon Ball Super Cross Worlds Shop Championships! Monday, July 2nd at AU Wilmington; Tuesday, July 3rd at AU Holmes; and Thursday, July 5th at AU Blue Bell!

Rounds will be Best-of-3. Booster pack prizes will be awarded to Top 8 based on attendance!

Entry: $5
Each player gets a booster pack of the next set, Colossal Warfare, for entering! Note that these boosters don’t contain Special Rares or Secret Rares.

There will be a player cap of 32 players!

AU Wilmington
Monday, July 2nd
Registration opens: 6 PM
Tournament begins: 6:30 PM

AU Holmes
Tuesday, July 3rd
Registration opens: 6 PM
Tournament begins: 6:30 PM

AU Blue Bell
Thursday, July 5th
Registration opens: 6:30 PM
Tournament begins: 7 PM

PRIZES
1st and 2nd place each win a special Shop Champion Certificate!
Top 8 players each win a 2018 Event Pack plus a DBS side-loading Top Loader!
Booster pack prizes will be awarded to Top 8 based on attendance!

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MTG Core Set 2019 Prerelease – Saturday, July 7th and Sunday, July 8th

Alternate Universes is hosting Magic: the Gathering Core Set 2019 prerelease tournaments on Saturday, July 7th and Sunday, July 8th at all AU stores!  For each participating player we are putting four booster packs in the prize pool!  And we will once again have free pizza at all midnight prereleases!

Format

The format for all prerelease tournaments is Sealed Deck, including the 2-Headed Giant Tournaments. Each player receives one Core 2019 Prerelease Kit to use for building a 40-card deck.

All tournaments will now be 3 rounds regardless of the number of players. Prizes will be awarded based on record after the final round (see below for prize structures).

Entry

Entry fee is $30 if you preregister, $35 at the door.
If you preregister for two events then the total entry fee is $55!
Preregister for three or more events and the entry fee for each event is $25!
All pre-registrations must be made in-store and paid in advance.
  Preregistration ends Friday, July 6th, at 6:00 PM
Two Headed Giant entry fee is $60.00 per team and each team of two players receives two Core 2019 Prerelease Kits to use for building their decks. (one Prerelease Kit per player).

Schedule

Here is the prerelease schedule by store (Note: Some times have changed from past prereleases):

Holmes:
Midnight, Saturday, July 7th (Friday night into Saturday) (registration begins at 11 PM after FNM, July 6th)
6:00 PM, Saturday, July 7th (registration begins at 5:00 PM)
Noon, Sunday, July 8th – Sealed Two-Headed Giant (registration at 11:30 AM). Entry fee for Two Headed Giant is $60.00 per team.
4:00 PM, Sunday, July 8th (registration begins at 3:00 PM)

Wilmington:
Midnight, Saturday, July 7th (Friday night into Saturday) (registration begins at 11:00 PM after FNM, July 6th)
3:00 PM, Saturday, July 7th (registration begins at 2:00 PM)
7:30 PM, Saturday, July 7th (registration begins at 7:00 PM)
Noon, Sunday, July 8th (registration begins at 11:30 AM)
4:00 PM, Sunday, July 8th (registration begins at 3:00 PM)

Blue Bell/East Norriton*:
Midnight, Saturday, July 7th (Friday night into Saturday) (registration begins at 11:00 PM after FNM, July 6th)
Noon, Saturday, July 7th (registration begins at 11:30 AM)
4:00 PM, Saturday, July 7th (registration begins at 3:30 PM)
6:00 PM, Saturday, July 7th Sealed Two-Headed Giant (registration at 5:30 PM).  Entry fee for Two Headed Giant is $60.00 per team
11:00 AM, Sunday, July 8th (registration begins at 10:30 AM)
*Blue Bell/E. Norriton players: Please do not park directly in front of any other store in the shopping center.  Additional parking is available behind the stores and on Penn Square Road.  Your cooperation allows us to continue to run these events at this location.*

PRIZES

Each player will receive a foil participation promo.
Pack prizes will be awarded as follows, based on the number of match wins after three rounds:

Regular Swiss Tournaments:
3 – 0 record: 9 booster packs
2 – 0 – 1 record: 7 booster packs
2 – 1 record: 5 booster packs
1 – 2 record: 2 booster packs
0 – 3 record: 1 booster pack

Two Headed Giant Tournaments:
3 – 0 record: 18 booster packs per team
2 – 0 – 1 record: 14 booster packs per team
2 – 1 record: 10 booster packs per team
1 – 2 record: 4 booster packs per team
0 – 3 record: 2 booster packs per team

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MTG Core Set 2019 Draft Weekend – Saturday July 14th & Sunday July 15th

Alternate Universes is holding Core Set 2019 Launch Weekend Drafts on Saturday, July 14th at AU Holmes and AU Blue Bell, and Sunday July 15th at AU Wilmington!  We’re also holding Sealed Two-Headed Giant at AU Wilmington on Saturday, July 14th!  ***Note that Wilmington’s Sunday start time has changed, registration now begins at 4:30 PM and Drafting begins at 5 PM!***

Alternate Universes Holmes
MacDade Plaza
2129 MacDade Blvd.
Holmes, PA 19043
610-583-9960

Alternate Universes Blue Bell
Penn Square Shopping Center
213 W. Germantown Pike
East Norriton, PA 19401
610-277-7251
*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.*

Alternate Universes Wilmington
Talleyville Shopping Center
3615A Silverside Road
Wilmington, Delaware 19810
302-482-3480

Entry: $15 (Entry for Two-Headed Giant is $50 per team)

Format: Booster Draft
Players will draft with packs of the newest set, Core 2019. Players will be placed into 6-8 person pods for drafting, followed by three Swiss-style rounds of play.

See this page for Booster Draft rules: http://magic.wizards.com/gameinfo/gameplay/formats/boosterdraft

For the Two-Headed Giant tournament, each team will be given two Core Set 2019 prerelease kits (one for each team member) with which to build a 40 card deck!

Holmes
Saturday, July 14th

Registration begins: 5:00 PM
Drafting begins: 6:00 PM

Blue Bell
Saturday, July 14th

Registration begins: 5:00 PM
Drafting begins: 6:00 PM

Wilmington
Saturday, July 14th <- Sealed Two-Headed Giant!
Registration begins: 2:30 PM
Deckbuilding begins: 3:00 PM

Sunday, July 15th
Registration begins: 4:30 PM
Drafting begins: 5:00 PM

PRIZES (per 8-person pod)
3 – 0: 5 booster packs of Core 2019
2 – 0 – 1: 3 booster packs of Core 2019
2 – 1: 2 booster packs of Core 2019
All others: 1 booster pack of Core 2019

Prizes for Two-Headed Giant will be determined based on attendance!

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DBS Series 4 Colossal Warfare Release Tournaments – 7/19 at AU Blue Bell, 7/24 at AU Holmes, 7/30 at AU Wilmington

Alternate Universes is holding DBS Series 4 aka Colossal Warfare Release Tournaments!
Thursday, July 19th at AU Blue Bell; Tuesday, July 24th at AU Holmes; and Monday, July 30th at AU Wilmington!

AU Blue Bell – July 19th
Penn Square Shopping Center
211 W. Germantown Pike
East Norriton, PA 19401
610-277-7251

AU Holmes – July 24th
MacDade Plaza
2129 MacDade Blvd
Holmes, PA 19043
610-583-9960

AU Wilmington – July 30th
Talleyville Shopping Center
3615A Silverside Road
Wilmington, Delaware 19810
302-482-3480

Entry: $5
Each player gets a Tournament Pack Vol. 4 for entering! Rounds in this tournament will be Best of 1. There will be a player cap of 32 players!

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

PRIZES
1st Place: Colossal Warfare Release Tournament Champion Certificate
Top 8: Event Pack 2018, 5-card set of promos, booster pack prizes based on attendance!

Each player in Top 8 will win a special set of 5 promos: Determined Super Saiyan Son Goku; Majin Defier, West Supreme Kai; Terror Scythe Goku Black; Planet Vegeta; and Relentless Destruction Mira

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Yu-Gi-Oh! Cybernetic Horizon Sneak Peeks – Saturday, July 21st and Sunday, July 22nd

Alternate Universes is hosting Yu-Gi-Oh! Cybernetic Horizon Sneak Peek Events on Saturday, July 21st at all three stores plus Sunday, July 22nd at AU Blue Bell!

On Saturday all three stores will be opening at 10 AM.  Blue Bell will also be open at 11 AM on Sunday.  Please come early as supplies of product are limited at each location.

*Blue Bell/E. Norriton players: Please do not park directly in front of any other store in the shopping center.  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.*

Entry fee for the Sneak Peek is $20. Each participant will receive 5 booster packs of Cybernetic Horizon with which to build a 40 card deck for casual play throughout the day. Each duelist will also receive a limited edition Promo Card!

Cybernetic Horizon Sneak Peek playmats will be given away periodically throughout the day to random participants! Players must be present to win. A side event tournament will also be held in place of our weekly local tournament, during which the new cards will be legal!

Side event schedule:

Holmes
Saturday, July 21st
2 PM: Constructed Tournament; $5.00 entry fee. Each player will receive an OTS Pack for entering (while supplies last).

Blue Bell
Saturday, July 21st
2 PM: Constructed Tournament; $5.00 entry fee.  Each player will receive an OTS Pack for entering (while supplies last).

Sunday, July 22nd
2 PM: Constructed Tournament; $5.00 entry fee.

Wilmington
Saturday, July 21st
Noon: Constructed Tournament; $5.00 entry fee.  Each player will receive an OTS Pack for entering (while supplies last).

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