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.   



Yu-Gi-Oh! Shining Victories Sneak Peeks – Saturday & Sunday, April 30th & May 1st!


Alternate Universes will be hosting Yu-Gi-Oh! Shining Victories Sneak Peek Events on Saturday, April 30th at all 3 AU stores and on Sunday, May 1st at Alternate Universes Blue Bell.  The dueling will begin on Saturday, April 30th at 10:00AM and run until 5:00PM. Dueling will resume at Blue Bell on Sunday, May 1st 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 Shining Victories with which to build a 40 card deck for casual play throughout the day. Each duelist will also receive a limited edition Ultra Rare Magical Cavalry of Cxulub!  Additionally, Shining Victories Sneak Peek playmats will be given away periodically throughout the day to random participants while supplies last! (Must be present to win.)  We will also be holding side events throughout the day during each event, during which cards from the new set will be legal!


Side events will be held at each location as follows:

Saturday, April 30th
2PM: Constructed Tournament; $5.00 entry fee.  Each player will receive an OTS Pack for entering (while supplies last).

Blue Bell
Saturday, April 30th
2PM: Constructed Tournament; $5.00 entry fee.  Each player will receive an OTS Pack for entering (while supplies last).
Sunday, May 1st
2PM: Constructed Tournament; $5.00 entry fee.

Saturday, April 30th
Noon: Constructed Tournament; $5.00 entry fee.  Each player will receive an OTS Pack for entering (while supplies last).


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 Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier for PT Sydney – Saturday, April 9th at AU Blue Bell


Alternate Universes is hosting a Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier (PPTQ) Tournament for PT Sydney on Saturday, April 9th at Alternate Universes Blue Bell.

Here are the details:

  • Format: Sealed
  • Entry Fee: $35 preregistration, $40 at the door
  • Registration Start Time: 11:00 AM
  • Deckbuilding 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 is closed
Preregistration is also available in-store.  (Must be paid in-full at time of preregistration)

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

Yu-Gi-Oh! Regional Tournament – Saturday, April 9th 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, April 9th

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 Breakers of Shadow

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 Shadows Over Innistrad Pre-Orders Available NOW!


Alternate Universes is taking pre-orders for MTG Shadows Over Innistrad booster boxes and Fat Packs, as well pre-orders for playsets of Shadows Over Innistrad commons and uncommons (only available online)!  Come in to any of our stores through Wednesday, April 6th and pre-order your product today at awesome discounted prices!

Available for order in-store:

Shadows Over Innistrad booster box: $105 (discounted from $120 plus tax!)
Shadows Over Innistrad Fat Packs: $39.95
(plus taxes where applicable)

Available for order via the online store:

Common/Uncommon Shadows Over Innistrad playsets are available for $44.99 each!
Shadows Over Innistrad singles will be added as they are spoiled!
(plus taxes where applicable)

For box pre-orders, you’ll also get the Shadows Over Innistrad Buy-a-Box promo Elusive Tormentors! (one per person)

Pre-orders must be paid in-full up front, and they guarantee you your MTG Shadows Over Innistrad products at the time of release (Friday, April 8th).  Prices for Shadows Over Innistrad boxes will otherwise will be $120 plus tax, so come in and pre-order your product ASAP!



AU will be closed for Easter!


Alternate Universes will be closed for this Easter holiday – Sunday, March 27th!

Have a safe and happy holiday, everyone!