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Blue Bell StoreBlue Bell Store Hours

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

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MTG Dragons of Tarkir Booster Box & Fat Pack Pre-Orders Now Available!

Alternate Universes is taking pre-orders for MTG Dragons of Tarkir booster boxes, cases, and Fat Packs!  Come in to any of our stores through Thursday, March 26th and pre-order your product today at awesome discounted prices!

Dragons of Tarkir booster box: $105 (discounted from $120 plus tax!)
Dragons of Tarkir case (6 booster boxes): $570 ($95 per box!)
Dragons of Tarkir Fat Packs: $39.95
(plus taxes where applicable)

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

Pre-orders must be paid in-full up front, and they guarantee you your Dragons of Tarkir products at the time of release (Friday, March 27).  Prices for Dragons of Tarkir boxes will otherwise will be $120 plus tax, so come in and pre-order your boxes ASAP!


MTG Philadelphia Legacy Series (PLS) Tournament – Saturday, March 7th at AU Blue Bell

MTG Legacy Tournament

Alternate Universes Blue Bell is hosting a Magic: the Gathering Legacy Tournament on Saturday, March 7th, 2015.  This event is part of the Philadelphia Legacy Series (PLS).  High finishes in this event count towards the 2015 PLS Championship for which you can earn byes and even free entry.

Time: Doors and registration open at 11:00 AM.  Play will begin at Noon.

Entry Fee: $25

Format: Legacy. Competitive REL. The number of Swiss rounds played will be based on attendance.  There will be a cut to Top 8 single-elimination playoffs. The play/draw rule will be in use for the Top 8 so the higher seeds have the choice of whether to play or draw.

PRIZES: This prize breakdown is based on 40 players.
(note: store credit prizes are now usable at any Alternate Universes location!)
1st place: $400 store credit
2nd: $200 store credit
3rd – 4th: $100 store credit
5th – 8th: $50 store credit
Prizes to be given out are based on attendance. As always, 100% of the entry fees collected are put back into the prize pool.

Special door prizes will also be given away at the event!  You must be entered into the tournament and have played at least one round to be eligible for random drawings, and you must be present at the time of a drawing to win!


MTG Dragons of Tarkir Prerelease Tournaments – Saturday & Sunday, March 21st & 22nd

The Magic: the Gathering Dragons of Tarkir prerelease tournaments will be held Saturday, March 21st & Sunday, March 22nd at all AU stores.  For each participating player we are putting in four booster packs in the prize pool!  Additionally we will be giving away door prizes including AU Playmats & t-shirts, deck boxes and other “surprise” items at each prerelease tournament.    And we will once again have free pizza at all midnight prereleases.

We’re also taking Dragons of Tarkir Booster Box pre-orders!  Pre-order a box, and it’ll only cost you $105 instead of the usual $120!  Come in to any of our stores to pre-order your boxes and guarantee yours on the day of release!

Format for all prerelease tournaments is sealed deck, including the 2-Headed Giant Tournaments.  Each player receives one Dragons of Tarkir  Prerelease Kit to use for building a 40-card deck.

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 paid in advance.  Preregistration ends Thursday, March 19th.

Two Headed Giant entry fee is $55.00 per team and each team of two players receives two Dragons of Tarkir Prerelease Packs to use for building their decks. (One Prerelease Kit per player) 

Here is the prerelease schedule by store:

Midnight, Saturday, March 21st (Friday night into Saturday) (registration begins at 11 PM after FNM, March 20th)
NEW! 10:00 AM, Saturday, March 21st (registration begins at 9:00 AM)
6:00 PM, Saturday, March 21st  (registration begins at 5:00PM)
11:00AM, Sunday, March 22nd – Sealed Two-Headed Giant  (registration at 10:30).  Entry fee for the Two Headed Giant is $55.00 per team

Midnight, Saturday, March 21st – (Friday night into Saturday) (registration begins at 11:00PM after FNM, March 20th)
3:00PM, Saturday, March 21st- (registration begins at 2:00PM)
7:30PM Saturday, March 21st  – (registration begins at 6:30PM)
3:00PM, Sunday  March 22nd – (registration begins at 2:00PM)

Blue Bell:
Midnight, Saturday, March 21st  – (Friday night into Saturday) (registration begins at 11:00PM after FNM, March 20th)
10:00AM Saturday, March 21st – (registration begins at 9AM)
3:00PM Saturday, March 21st –   (registration begins at 2:30PM)
6:00PM Saturday, March 21st  – Sealed Two-Headed Giant (registration at 5:30PM).  Entry fee for the Two Headed Giant is $55.00 per team
10:00AM, Sunday,  March 22nd  (registration begins at 9:30AM)

All tournaments except the 2-Headed Giant tournaments at Blue Bell and Holmes will be 4 rounds regardless of the number of players.

Each player will receive a foil participation promo.

Pack prizes will be awarded based on the number of match wins as follows:

Prize support structure:

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: 12 booster packs per team
2 – 0 – 1 record: 8 booster packs per team
2 – 1 record: 4 booster packs per team
Every other team gets 2 packs.



MTG Grand Prix Trial for Grand Prix Atlantic City – Saturday, March 28th at AU Blue Bell

Alternate Universes, Blue Bell will be hosting a Grand Prix Trial for Grand Prix Atlantic City on Saturday, March 28th.  Pregistration opens at 11AM and play will begin at Noon.  Format is Sealed.

Prizes:  4 booster packs for each player participating will be put in the prize pool!

Grand Prix Trials (GPTs) are smaller, regional Magic: the Gathering tournaments that award at least one 2-round bye to the appropriate Grand Prix.  Players with a 2-round bye at a Grand Prix get a “leg up” in the event – they don’t have to play in the first two rounds of the tournament and are considered to have won those rounds!

Grand Prix events themselves are large, regional Magic tournaments open to all players. Grand Prix award invites to an upcoming Pro Tour and award cash prizes. Other activities offered at Grand Prix include Magic artist signings and dozens of other public tournaments.  Grand Prix Atlantic City will be held May 8th – 10th at the Atlantic City Convention Center, One Convention Boulevard, Atlantic City, New Jersey 08401

Here are all the details for the GPT:

When:  Saturday, March 28th, 2015.  Registration opens at 11:00 AM, tournament begins at Noon.

Format:  SEALED

Entry Fee: $30

Premier Event — Tournament Officials (Tournament Organizer, Store Owner, Judges, Scorekeeper) may NOT play in the event.

Rules Enforcement Level — Competitive

Planeswalker Points Multiplier — 3x


Alternate Universes’ Holiday Hours


All three Alternate Universes stores will have the following hours for the 2014 Holiday Season:

Wednesday, December 24th, Christmas Eve:     All stores will close at 5PM
Thursday, December 25th, Christmas Day:         All stores will be CLOSED

Wednesday, December 31st, New Year’s Eve:    All stores will close at 5PM
Thursday, January 1st, 2015, New Year’s Day:   All stores will be CLOSED


Commander (2014 Edition) Release – In stock at all 3 stores!

ALL Commander (2014 Edition) decks are still available at all three AU stores.  They are on sale for $34.99 + tax for individual decks and $149.95 + tax for all five!

Commander (2014 Edition) delivers 5 new preconstructed decks to the fan-favorite multiplayer format, Commander.

Each deck features its own special Planeswalker Commander (both oversized and regular-sized), plus 15 never-before-printed cards.

The series features 61 new cards total, all legal in Legacy and Vintage, making Commander (2014 Edition) exciting for casual and competitive players alike!

  • Five 100-card Commander decks
  • One foil oversized Commander card for each deck
  • 10 double-sided token cards
  • Deck storage box
  • Strategy insert and rules reference card

Yu-Gi-Oh Geargia Structure Deck and Dragon Ball Z now on sale at all AU stores!


Geargia Decks are one of the hottest tournament Deck themes for the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME, and are at the core of the brand new Geargia Rampage Structure Deck! Geargia cards are versatile and really good: their strategy is based around teamwork and Geargia monsters can Special Summon more Geargia monsters, or add them to your hand for free. Since Geargia monsters are also Machine-Type, you can even use them with other Machine monsters from other Decks to perform some explosive combos. Things only get better for Geargia strategies with the introduction of three new monster cards including a brand new Geargia Xyz Monster that can shut down your opponent’s cards during battle. New Duelists can now get their hands on these popular cards while advanced Duelists can support their existing Geargia Decks or other Machine-Type Decks to bolster their strategies.



Panini America, the leading global publisher of licensed sports and entertainment collectibles,  is bringing the popular Dragon Ball Z card game back to the market for the first time since 2004.

The 2014 edition features more than 200 new cards, reprints of past fan favorites and is completely compatible with the original series. The new game was developed by Panini America Brand ManagerAik Tongtharadol, a former Dragon Ball Z world champion who also worked on the original Dragon Ball Z Trading Card Game, most recently in 2004.

Panini America has released a 69-card 2014 Dragon Ball Z Starter Deck ($14.95 SRP) that features five Prizm technology cards and one parallel in every deck; 12-card Booster Packs will carry a $4.00 SRP. Both Starter Decks and Booster Packs will feature exclusive cards.