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.   

CLICK HERE FOR OUR ONLINE STORE

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MTG From The Vault: Angels Tournament – Saturday, August 29th At All Stores

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Alternate Universes is holding a Magic: The Gathering From the Vault: Angels tournament at all three AU stores on Saturday, August 29th!  The winner will receive a FTV: Angels box set plus a Duel Decks: Zendikar vs. Eldrazi box set!  Second place will also win an FTV: Angels, and 3rd & 4th will win their own Zendikar vs. Eldrazi Duel Decks!

Entry fee: $10

Format: Standard

Registration start: 5 PM
Play start: 6 PM

Prizes:
1st: 1x FTV: Angels + 1x DD Zendikar vs. Eldrazi
2nd: 1x FTV: Angels
3rd & 4th: 1x DD Zendikar vs. Eldrazi each
5th-8th: Origins boosters based on attendance

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Yu-Gi-Oh! Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational – Saturday & Sunday, August 22nd & 23rd at the PA Convention Center

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Alternate Universes is hosting the Yu-Gi-Oh! Summer 2015
Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational!

The event will take place Saturday and Sunday, August 22nd and 23rd, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center!
There will be a main event tournament for players who have earned enough UDS Points, and tons of public events for everyone else!


When and Where?

Saturday, August 22nd & Sunday, August 23rd
Main Event and Public Event registration and start times are listed below.

Pennsylvania Convention Center
Room 201 A, B, and C
1101 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107


About Ultimate Duelist Series

The Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational is a free tournament open only to qualified Duelists who have earned a minimum requirement of UDS Points (100 UDS Points). They are exciting 2-day events that take place from Saturday to Sunday.  Duelists from all over will attend these events to compete for exclusive prizes, and spend the weekend Dueling, trading, and hanging out with hundreds of other Yu-Gi-Oh! fans.

If you did not manage to earn enough UDS Points to qualify for the Invitational, there will still be a lot to do at the event!  We will be running a full schedule of Public Events, including  ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!! , Regional Qualifiers, UDS Qualifiers, Dragon Duels, and Battle City tournaments – so make plans to attend and take full advantage of these Organized Play offerings!

The Invitational portion is not an open-to-all event.  Only Duelists who have earned at least 100 UDS Points may enter the Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational – Summer 2015 and they do so by redeeming the points at Registration.

Decklists for the main event are required at the time of registration.  Decklists will be available to fill-out at the event, or can be downloaded and filled-out at home from here: http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/forms/KDE_DeckList.pdf

What are UDS Points?

You will need a minimum of 100 UDS Points in order to enter the UDS Invitational.  To see how many UDS Points you currently have, check here: http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/ultimateduelist/udsrankings.html

UDS Points are the qualifying units you must earn in order to participate in an Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational.
UDS Points are awarded based on participation and/or final standings and judging in Ultimate Duelist Series Qualifiers, and at most Tier 2 events such as Regionals, Dragon Duels, Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series, and World Championship Qualifiers.

UDS Points are linked to your COSSY ID number. You must make sure that your COSSY ID has been properly registered (http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/cossy.html) in order to be eligible to participate in an Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational. If you have never registered your COSSY ID, you must register your COSSY ID no later than four (4) business days prior to the UDS Invitational.


UDS Invitational Main Event Schedule

Saturday, August 22nd
8:00 AM – 9:45 AM:  Registration for the Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational – Summer 2015
10:00 AM:  Start of Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational – Summer 2015 – Day 1

Sunday, August 23rd
9:00 AM:  Start of Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational – Summer 2015 – Day 2

The Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational tournament is free for all players who qualify.


UDS Public Event Schedule

Registration for ongoing Public Events begins at the event’s start time. Registration for all non-ongoing Public Events begins approximately one hour before the event is scheduled to begin.

Saturday, August 22nd

11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Win-A-Mat (8-Player Flights)

$12.00

11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Beta Format Win-A-Mat (8-Player Flights)

$12.00

11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Battle City Tournament (16-player flights)

$12.00

11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Starter Deck Tournament (8-Player Flights)

$10.00

12:00 PM

Dragon Duel Tournament (Born 2003 or later)

FREE!!

1:00 PM

ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!

$12.00


Sunday, August 23rd

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

2016 Regional Qualifiers (16-player Flights)

$12.00

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

UDS Qualifiers (8 player Flights)

$12.00

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Win-A-Mat (8-Player Flights)

$12.00

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Beta Format Win-A-Mat (8-Player Flights)

$12.00

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Battle City Tournament (16-player flights)

$12.00

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Starter Deck Tournament (8-Player Flights)

$10.00

12:00 PM

ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!

$12.00

1:00 PM

Dragon Duel Tournament (Born 2003 or later)

FREE!!

3:45 PM

Cut-off to earn points for Public Events Playoffs

4:00 PM

Public Event Playoff

 

For more information about the Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational – Summer 2015, check here: http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/ultimateduelist/udsinvitational_FAQs.html

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MTG Vintage Tournament – Sunday, August 16th at AU Holmes [MOX RUBY!]

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Alternate Universes is now hosting their  Magic: the Gathering Vintage tournament on Sunday, August 16th at our Holmes location.  This change is being made so that the Vintage community can experience a full weekend of Vintage play! We are running our event in conjunction with Black Magic Gaming and Tales of Adventure, who are running a Vintage tournament on Saturday, August 15th, and are offering incentives to play at our event if you participate in their tournament.  We hope that Vintage players will participate in both events.  More info on the Black Magic Gaming tournament at Tales of Adventure can be found here: http://www.facebook.com/events/1687190878176268/1689729234589099/ 

Remember these will be the last Vintage tournaments before Eternal Weekend at the Pennsylvania Convention Center on August 22nd & 23rd.  For more information on Eternal Weekend please go to: http://www.cardtitan.com/eternal_weekend

Format: Vintage (check here for current info on the Vintage format)
Registration Start: 11:00 AM
Tournament Start: Noon
Entry Fee: $30 (up to 10 proxies allowed, $1 for each additional proxy; 15 proxies total max)

PRIZES:

1st Place: Mox Ruby

2nd: Mana Drain

3rd & 4th: 1x Force of Will each

5th – 8th: $50 store credit each (redeemable at any AU location)

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Pokemon XY Roaring Skies Now In Stock at Alternate Universes!

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Alternate Universes now as Pokemon XY–Roaring Skies in stock at all AU stores!  Come in and pick up your packs, and maybe stay and play while you’re at it!

Ride the winds of battle with the Pokémon TCG: XY—Roaring Skies expansion! Ascend to the clouds and soar to victory with over 100 new cards, including 4 new Mega Evolution Pokémon and 7 other new Pokémon-EX. Diving from the edge of space, Mega Rayquaza-EX makes its magnificent debut while Mega Latios-EX and a horde of Dragon-type Pokémon bellow their challenge. High-flying superstars such as Deoxys, Dragonite, Zekrom, Hydreigon-EX, and Thundurus-EX call you to battle higher, faster, stronger. And with all-new boosts like Mega Turbo and Double Dragon Energy cards, the sky’s the limit in the XY—Roaring Skies expansion!

The XY—Roaring Skies expansion includes:

  • Over 100 new cards to collect and play
  • 11 new Pokémon-EX, including 4 new Mega Evolution Pokémon, and 9 new full-art rare Ultra Pokémon-EX cards
  • 17 Trainer cards, including two rare Ultra cards, and a new Special Energy card add new depth and tactics to Pokémon TCG
  • Two new theme decks designed to introduce players to the Pokémon TCG
  • Code cards in theme decks and booster packs that unlock virtual cards from the XY—Roaring Skies expansion for play in the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online

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Yu-Gi-Oh! World Superstars Now On Sale!

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On tour for the first time ever, the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME is proud to present – the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG World Superstars!

This all-foil set collects 50 cards previously available only in Japan and Korea, now available for the first time all over the world! With dozens of new cards from the Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL era, Duelists can boost the power of their Xyz Monsters like never before, with new Chronomaly, Star Seraph, Heroic Challenger, Gagaga, and Galaxy cards.

Tired of counting up all those Xyz Monsters? Fear not! Duelists can also get their hands on new anti-Xyz weapons. Try protecting your Pendulum cards with Pendulum Impenetrable, or bouncing all the “Number” monsters back to the Extra Deck with Numeral Hunter!

To top it all off, the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG World Superstars contains a special treat for collectors. Every year, eight finalists at the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG World Championship win special prize cards created especially for that event. Included in this set are reprints of both prize cards from the 2012 World Championship in Tokyo: Legendary Dragon of White and Legendary Magician of Dark! These cards are too powerful to allow in regular play, but give a modern Xyz spin to two famous monsters from the dawn of Dueling, and make a great addition to any Duelist’s card collection!

Each 5-card pack contains 4 Super Rares and 1 prismatic Secret Rare (a special version of Secret Rare not seen in many years).

The World Superstars booster set contains 52 cards:

34 Super Rares
18 prismatic Secret Rares

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Yu-Gi-Oh! Gold Series: Return of the Bling on sale TODAY, Thursday, March 19th!

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The King of Bling returns!

Finishing the job started by the hugely popular Premium Gold set, the new Premium Gold: Return of the Bling follows through with updates and upgrades to dozens more cards from the golden age of Yu-Gi-Oh! up to the present day!

UPDATED! 22 previous Gold Rare cards from past Gold Series have been revised to our new-and-improved advanced Gold Rare technology. More shine than ever before!

UPGRADED! 48 top cards released with Gold Rare technology for the first time. Dozens of cards spanning the years, from all 5 pieces of Exodia to Number 101: Silent Honor ARK!

BRAND NEW! 21 new cards, all in Gold Secret technology, including cards for Blackwing, HERO, and Number Decks!

Gold Rares enshrine Duelists’ favorite cards in immortal Gold color: Gold card frames, Gold art boxes frames, Gold text box frames, Gold card names, and (for monsters) Gold level stars. Gold Secrets take all of that and add a Secret Rare Card’s textured foil pattern on top of it!

Each 5-card Premium Gold: Return of the Bling mini-pack contains 2 Gold Secrets (each a brand new, never-before-released card). Each mini-pack also has 3 standard Gold Rares (1 upgraded prior Gold Rare, and 2 new Gold Rares that are blinged out for the first time ever)! Each box contains 3 mini-packs, for a total of 15 cards: 6 Gold Secrets and 9 Gold Rares.

The Premium Gold: Return of the Bling complete set contains 91 cards:

21 Gold Secret Cards
70 Gold Rare Cards

Premium Gold: Return of the Bling will be available for $14.99 + tax

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MTG Dragons of Tarkir Booster Boxes & Fat Packs Now On Sale at all AU stores

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Dragons of Tarkir booster box: $120 (plus tax where applicable)
Dragons of Tarkir Fat Packs: $39.99 (plus tax where applicable)

For box purchases you’ll also get the Dragons of Tarkir buy-a-box promo card (one per person)!

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Alternate Universes Will Be Closed for Easter Sunday, April 5th!

All Alternate Universes locations will be closed on Easter, Sunday, April 5th.  We will re-open again on Monday, April 6th at our regular times.  Happy Easter!

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