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

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MTG Sealed PPTQ – Sunday, April 30th at AU Holmes

PPTQ

Alternate Universes is hosting a Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier (PPTQ) Tournament on PT Albuquerque Sunday, April 30th at Alternate Universes Holmes.

Here are the details:

  • Format: SEALED
  • Entry Fee: $35 online & in-store preregistration ($40 at the door)
  • Registration Start Time: 10:30 AM
  • Deck Building Begins: 11:00AM
  • Tournament Start Time: Noon

For online registration please click the link below:

 

Preregistration is now closed.

 

PRIZES
1st place: 1 booster box of Amonkhet + Invite to Regional Pro Tour Qualifier for the next Pro Tour
2nd place: 2 booster boxes of Amonkhet
3rd & 4th place: 18 packs of Amonkhet each
5th – 8th: 9 packs of Amonkhet 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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Pokemon TCG Guardians Rising Prereleases – April 22nd, April 29th, and April 30th

Alternate Universes is holding Pokemon TCG Sun & Moon Guardians Rising prerelease events on Saturday, April 22nd at AU Blue Bell; Saturday, April 29th at AU Holmes; and Sunday, April 30th at AU Wilmington!

Format: Sealed Deck
Each player will receive 4 Guardians Rising boosters along with 1 Evolution Pack (22 cards + 1 promo card) with which to build a deck and play for 3 rounds, as well as 4 more Guardians Rising boosters as a participation prize!  Energy cards will be available to use at the event.  New players welcome!!!

Entry: $27 if you preregister online, $30 at the door.  Pre-registration is available online at PhiladelphiaPokemon.com!

Note: Preregistration is available up to the Thursday night before the event!  If preregistration is closed, you can still register when you get there!

– Saturday, April 22nd –
Alternate Universes Blue Bell

Penn Square Shopping Center
211 West Germantown Pike
East Norriton, PA 19401
610-277-7251

1st Session
Registration 9:00 AM – 9:40 AM
Deck Construction @ 9:45 AM
2nd Session
Registration 12:00 Noon – 12:40 PM
Deck Construction @ 12:45 PM
(players are welcome to play in both sessions!)

– Saturday, April 29th –
Alternate Universes Holmes
MacDade Plaza
2129 MacDade Blvd
Holmes, PA 19043
610-583-9960

Registration 10:00 AM – 10:40 AM
Deck Construction @ 10:45 AM

– Sunday, April 30th –
Alternate Universes Wilmington
Talleyville Shopping Center
3615A Silverside Road
Wilmington, Delaware 19810
302-482-3480

1st Session
Registration 11:00 AM- 11:40 AM
Deck Construction @ 11:45 AM
2nd Session
Registration 2:00 PM – 2:40 PM
Deck Construction @ 2:45 PM
(players are welcome to play in both sessions!)

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MTG Amonkhet Launch Weekend Drafts – Saturday 4/29, and Sunday 4/30

Alternate Universes will be holding Amonkhet Launch Weekend Drafts on Saturday, April 29th at all stores and Sunday, April 30th at AU Wilmington!

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

Alternate Universes Blue Bell
Penn Square Shopping Center
211 W. Germantown Pike
East Norriton, PA 19401
610-277-7251
*Additional parking for this location is available behind the store as well as on Penn Square Road.  Please help us by refraining from parking directly in front of the other stores!  Thank you!*

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

Entry: $15

Format: Booster Draft
Players each receive 3 booster packs of the newest set. Players open one booster pack and choose one card from the pack and then pass the remaining cards to the player on their left. They will continue until all cards have been chosen from the first booster pack. Repeat this process for the next two boosters, switching the direction in which the boosters are passed around the table.

Players will be placed into 6-8 person pods for drafting, followed by three Swiss-style rounds of play.

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

Holmes
Registration begins: 5:30 PM
Drafting begins: 6 PM

Blue Bell
Registration begins: 2:30 PM
Drafting begins: 3 PM

Wilmington
Saturday, April 29th
Registration begins: 5:30 PM
Drafting begins: 6 PM

Sunday, April 30th

Registration begins: 4:30 PM
Drafting begins: 5 PM

PRIZES (per 8-person pod)
3 – 0: 5 booster packs of Amonkhet
2 – 0 – 1: 3 booster packs of Amonkhet
2 – 1: 2 Booster Packs of Amonkhet
All others: 1 Booster Pack of Amonkhet

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Yu-Gi-Oh! Maximum Crisis Sneak Peeks – Saturday, April 29th and Sunday, April 30th

Alternate Universes will be hosting Yu-Gi-Oh! Maximum Crisis Sneak Peek Events on Saturday, April 29th at all three AU stores and on Sunday, April 30th at AU Blue Bell (now located on Germantown Pike!)

*AU Holmes’ Sneak Peek will begin at 12 Noon instead of 10 AM in order to accommodate the Pokemon Prerelease happening on the same day*

*AU Blue Bell is now at 213 W. Germantown Pike, East Norriton, PA 19401!  Parking is available behind the store and on Germantown Pike!  Please help us by not parking in front of the other stores!  Thank you!*

Entry fee for the event is $20.00.  Each participant will receive 5 booster packs of  with which to build a 40 card deck for casual play throughout the day. Each duelist will also receive a limited edition Promo Card!  Additionally, Maximum Crisis Sneak Peek playmats will be given away periodically throughout the day to random participants while supplies last! (Must be present to win.)  We’ll also be holding side events throughout day, during which cards from the new set will be legal!

Side events will be held at each location as follows:

Holmes (note that Holmes’ Sneak Peek will begin at Noon)
Saturday, April 29th
2PM: Constructed Tournament; $5.00 entry fee.  Each player will receive an OTS Pack for entering (while supplies last).

Blue Bell
Saturday, April 29th
2PM: Constructed Tournament; $5.00 entry fee.  Each player will receive an OTS Pack for entering (while supplies last).
Sunday, April 30th
2PM: Constructed Tournament; $5.00 entry fee.

Wilmington
Saturday, April 29th
Noon: Constructed Tournament; $5.00 entry fee.  Each player will receive an OTS Pack for entering (while supplies last).

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MTG Sealed PPTQ for Pro Tour Hour of Devastation (Kyoto) – Sunday, January 22nd at AU Holmes

PPTQ

Alternate Universes is hosting a Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier (PPTQ) Tournament for Pro Tour Hour of Devastation (Kyoto) on Sunday, January 22nd at Alternate Universes Holmes.

Here are the details:

  • Format: SEALED
  • Entry Fee: $35 in-store preregistration ($40 at the door)
  • Registration Start Time: 11:00 AM
  • Tournament Start Time: Noon

PRIZES
1st place: 1 booster box of Aether Revolt + Invite to Regional Pro Tour Qualifier for PT Hour of Devastation
2nd place: 2 booster boxes of Aether Revolt
3rd & 4th place: 18 packs of Aether Revolt each
5th – 8th: 9 packs of Aether Revolt 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 Aether Revolt Sealed Two-Headed Giant Launch Party – Saturday, January 21st at AU Wilmington

Alternate Universes will be holding a special Aether Revolt Two-Headed Giant Launch Weekend Tournament on Saturday, January 21st at AU Wilmington!  Two-Headed Giant is a multiplayer format where teams of two face off against each other. Each team starts with 30 life and turns are shared by teammates. Each player is allowed one free mulligan.

Each team will receive two Aether Revolt Prerelease Packs with which to build their decks!  All participants will also receive the exclusive Launch Promo card Saheeli’s Artistry (while supplies last).  Booster pack or store credit prizes (your choice) will be awarded based on attendance!

Alternate Universes Wilmington
Talleyville Shopping Center
3615A Silverside Road
Wilmington, Delaware 19810

Entry: $50 per team
Format: SEALED Two-Headed Giant
Registration begins: 2:30PM
Deckbuilding begins: 3 PM

Each team of two players will receive 2 Aether Revolt Prerelease Packs (one per person!) with which to build their decks.
Prizes will be based on attendance.  For each participating team, 4 booster packs of Aether Revolt will be added to the prize pool.

All participants will receive the Launch Promo card Quicksmith Rebel! (while supplies last)

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