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Sunday: Noon – 8PM
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Noon – 10PM
Wednesday: Noon – 10PM
Thursday: Noon-10PM
Friday: Noon – 11PM
Saturday: Noon – 9PM

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Force of Will: Curse of the Frozen Casket Prerelease Tournaments – Friday & Saturday, September 2nd & 3rd at AU Blue Bell

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Alternate Universes is hosting Force of Will – Curse of the Frozen Casket Prerelease Tournaments, Friday, September 2nd and Saturday, September 3rd at AU Blue Bell!

Alternate Universes – Blue Bell
Dekalb Shopping Center
1530 Dekalb Pike
Blue Bell, PA 19422
610-277-7251

Tournament Start Times:
Friday, September 2nd @ 6:30 PM
Saturday, September 3rd @ 1 PM

Entry: $30

Format: Sealed
Players will each receive six packs of Curse of the Frozen Casket with which to build a 20-card minimum deck with a minimum of 8 stones.

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Prizes:
Each participating player will receive an exclusive Prerelease promo!  The top 2 finishing players will each receive an exclusive playmat!  Booster pack prizes will also be awarded based on attendance!

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Yu-Gi-Oh! 2016 OTS Championship Tournaments – Saturday, September 24th at AU Holmes and AU Wilmington

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Alternate Universes is proud to announce that it will be hosting Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Championship Tournaments at our Blue Bell and Wilmington stores on Saturday, September 24th!  Stores will open at 10:00 AM for registration and play will begin at 11AM.  There is no preregistration for this event.  Official Konami Judges will be present at each location.

Entry fee: $20
Each player will receive 4 OTS Packs for entering (or 5 booster packs depending on availability).

Registration start: 10:00 AM
Play begins: 11:00 AM

Format:
All Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Championship events are Tier 2 events, conducted as Advanced Format, Constructed Deck, Swiss-round events. The Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Championship will play Swiss Rounds, with a Top 8 Playoff top cut, with prizes awarded at the end of the final playoff round played.  The number of Swiss rounds played will depend on the number of players in the tournament.

Decklists are required for this event.
Duelists can download the official KDE Deck List at http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/forms/KDE_DeckList.pdf. This is an editable PDF, so you will be able to type the card names in this form, which should help as your Deck List needs to be legible and complete – write the name of each card in full, and write down how many copies you have in your Deck.  Make sure your name and COSSY ID are on your Deck List.  If you do not have a COSSY ID they will be available on the day of the event.  Make sure your Deck List exactly matches your Deck.  There is a very helpful article that will help you fill out your Deck List properly. Just follow the link here:  http://www.konami.com/yugioh/articles/?p=3534.  Duelists are encouraged to complete their Deck List before arriving at the Tournament!

Prizes:
In addition to the product each Duelist receives upon entering the tournament, prize distribution will be as follows:

  • First place winner, after the conclusion of the Top 8 Playoffs, will receive an exclusive Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Championship Game Mat!
  • Top 4 Duelists, after the conclusion of the Top 8 Playoffs, will also receive invites to the 2017 World Championship Qualifier!
  • Additional booster pack prizes will be awarded depending upon the number of participants!
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MTG Kaladesh Prerelease Tournaments – Saturday & Sunday, September 24th and 25th

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Alternate Universes is hosting Magic: the Gathering Kaladesh prerelease tournaments on Saturday, September 24th and Sunday, September 25th 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 Kaladesh Prerelease Kit to use for building a 40-card deck.

Midnight Prereleases, 2-Headed Giant tournaments, and all Wilmington prereleases will be 3 rounds regardless of the number of players.  All other tournaments will be 4 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 $30.00 if you preregister, $35.00 at the door.
If you preregister for two events then the total entry fee is $55.00!
Preregister for three or more events and the entry fee for each event is just $25.00!
All preregistrations must be made in-store and paid in advance.
Preregistration ends Friday, September 23rd, at 6:00PM
Two Headed Giant entry fee is $60.00 per team and each team of two players receives two Kaladesh Prerelease Packs to use for building their decks. (one Prerelease Kit per player).

Schedule

Here is the prerelease schedule by store:

Holmes:
Midnight, Saturday, September 24th (Friday night into Saturday) (registration begins at 11 PM after FNM, September 23rd)
11:00 AM, Saturday, September 24th (registration begins at 10:00 AM)
6:00 PM, Saturday, September 24th (registration begins at 5:00PM)
11:00AM, Sunday, September 25th – Sealed Two-Headed Giant  (registration at 10:30).  Entry fee for the Two Headed Giant is $60.00 per team
3:00PM, Sunday, September 25th – (registration begins at 2:00PM)

Wilmington:
(note: all Wilmington prereleases will now be three rounds)
Midnight, Saturday, September 24th – (Friday night into Saturday) (registration begins at 11:00PM after FNM, September 23rd)
3:00PM, Saturday, September 24th – (registration begins at 2:00PM)
7:30PM Saturday, September 24th – (registration begins at 7:00PM)
Noon Sunday, September 25th – (registration begins at 11:30AM)
4:00PM, Sunday, September 25th – (registration begins at 2:00PM)

Blue Bell:
Midnight, Saturday, September 24th – (Friday night into Saturday) (registration begins at 11:00PM after FNM, September 23rd)
10:00AM Saturday, September 24th – (registration begins at 9AM)
3:00PM Saturday, September 24th –   (registration begins at 2:30PM)
6:00PM Saturday, September 24th – Sealed Two-Headed Giant (registration at 5:30PM).  Entry fee for the Two Headed Giant is $60.00 per team
10:00AM, Sunday, September 25th – (registration begins at 9:30AM)

PRIZES

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

Midnight (and Wilmington) 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

Regular Swiss Tournament:
4 – 0 record: 12 booster packs 
3 – 0 – 1 record: 10 booster packs
3 – 1 record: 8 booster packs
2 – 2 record: 2 booster packs
Everyone else receives 1 booster pack

Two Headed Giant Prize Support:
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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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.

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

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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.

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

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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

When:
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!

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PRIZES

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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MTG Eldritch Moon Pre-Orders Available NOW!

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Alternate Universes is taking pre-orders for MTG Eldritch Moon booster boxes and Fat Packs, as well pre-orders for playsets of Eldritch Moon commons and uncommons (only available online)!  Come in to any of our stores through Wednesday, July 20th and pre-order your product today at awesome discounted prices!

Available for order in-store:

Eldritch Moon booster box: $105 (discounted from $120 plus tax!)
Eldritch Moon Fat Packs: $39.95
(plus taxes where applicable)

Available for order via the online store:

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

For box pre-orders, you’ll also get the Eldritch Moon Buy-a-Box promo Thalia, Heretic Cathar! (one per person)

Pre-orders must be paid in-full up front, and they guarantee you your MTG Eldritch Moon products at the time of release (Friday, July 22nd).  Prices for Eldritch Moon boxes will otherwise will be $120 plus tax, so come in and pre-order your product ASAP!

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Yu-Gi-Oh! iPad Tournament (WCQ Warm-Up) – Saturday, July 2nd at AU Blue Bell

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Alternate Universes Blue Bell will be holding a special Yu-Gi-Oh! iPad Tournament on Saturday, July 2nd.  First place prize will be a brand new Apple iPad Mini!  It will also be a good way to warm-up for the North American World Championship Qualifier in Pittsburgh on July 8th, 9th, and 10th!

Entry fee: $25
For entering, each player will receive five OTS packs!

Registration start: 11 AM
Tournament start: Noon

PRIZES:
1st place: Apple iPad Mini

2nd place: $150 store credit
3rd & 4th places: a 24-pack booster box (or equivalent number of packs!)
5th – 8th place: 8 booster packs

This will be an Advanced Constructed Swiss-Style tournament with the number of rounds depending on the number of players.  There will be a Top 8 cut.  Local tournament rules will be in effect, so there will be no draws.  Decklists will be required.

There will also be side events!  Details will be available in-store on the day of the event!

An online decklist form can be found here, or you can fill out your decklist at the store the day of the event.  We hope to see you there!

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

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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!

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Side events will be held at each location as follows:

Holmes
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.

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

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

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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)

PRIZES
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
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