Blue Bell Store

Blue 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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Double the Pack Prizes!! Doorprizes!! Pizza!! Magic: the Gathering Journey into Nyx Prereleases at AU

April 3rd, 2014

The Magic: the Gathering Journey Into Nyx prerelease tournaments will be held Saturday, April 26th & Sunday April 27th at all AU stores.  After the overwhelming respose to our last prerelease weekend we are once again DOUBLING THE USUAL PRIZE SUPPORT for these tournaments.   That means for each participating player we are putting in four booster packs of product in the prize pool!  Additionally we will be giving away door prizes including Magic t-shirts, deck boxes and other “surprise” items at each prerelease tournament.    And we will once again have free pizza at all the midnight prereleases.

Here is the prerelease schedule by store:

Holmes:
Midnight, Saturday April 26th (Friday night into Saturday) (registration begins at 11:00PM after FNM, April 25th )
6:00PM, Saturday,   April 26th  (registration begins at 5:00PM)
11AM, Sunday, April 27th  (registration at 10:30).  Entry fee for the Two Headed Giant is $50.00 per team

Wilmington:
Midnight, Saturday  April 26th - (Friday night into Saturday) (registration begins at 11:00PM after FNM, April 25th )
3:00PM, Saturday April 26th  - (registration begins at 2:00PM)
7:30PM Saturday   April 26th  - (registration begins at 6:30PM)
3:00PM, Sunday  April 27th  – (registration begins at 2:00PM)

Blue Bell:
Midnight, Saturday  April 26th  – (Friday night into Saturday) (registration begins at 11:00PM after FNM, April 25th )
10:00AM Saturday,  April 26th  – (registration begins at 9AM)
3:00PM Saturday,   April 26th -  regular swiss style tournament (registration begins at 2:30PM)
6:00PM Saturday,  April 26th  – Sealed Two-Headed Giant (registration at 5:30PM).  Entry fee for the Two Headed Giant is $50.00 per team
10AM, Sunday,   April 27th  (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.    Pack prizes will be awarded based on the number of match wins as follows:

New 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.

Format for all prerelease tournaments is sealed deck. including the 2-Headed Giant Tournaments.  Each player receives one Journey Into Nyx Prerelease Pack to use for building a deck   Entry fee is $25.00 if you preregister, $30.00 at the door.  All preregistrations must be paid.  Preregistration ends Thursday, April 24th

Two Headed Giant entry fee is $50.00 per team and each team of two players receives two Journey Into Nyx Prerelease Packs to use for building their decks. (One Prerelease Pack per player; players do not need to choose the same color.) 

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Yu-Gi-Oh! Battle City Tournament, Saturday April 5th at Blue Bell

February 25th, 2014

Alternate Universes will be hosting a Yu-Gi-Oh! Battle City Tournament, Saturday April 5th at our Blue Bell store.

Doors will open at 11:00 AM and the tournament will begin at Noon and the entry fee is $5.00.  Each participant will receive an Astral pack 4 upon entry.

Winner will receive the coveted Battle City Game Mat shown below and the 2nd – 4th place finishers will receive a super rare token card.   One Super Rare Battle City token card will be given out randomly.   Booster pack prizes will also be awarded to top finishers.

For more information please call the Blue Bell store at 610-277-7251.

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MTG Legacy Tournament, Saturday March 22nd at Blue Bell

March 5th, 2014

Alternate Universes Blue Bell is hosting a Magic: the Gathering Legacy Tournament on Saturday, March 22nd.  This event is part of the Philadelphia Legacy Series (PLS).  High finishes in this event count towards the 2014 PLS Championship in June for which you can earn byes and even free entry.

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

COST: $25

FORMAT: Legacy. Competitive REL. The number of Swiss rounds played is based on attendance.  There will be a cut to Top 8 who will then play single elimination to determine the winner . 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: (in store credit) 1st: $400 2nd: $200 3rd – 4th: $100 5th – 8th: $50 Prizes to be given out are based on attendance. This prize breakdown is based on 40 players. As always, 100% of the entry fees collected are put back into the prize pool.

DOOR PRIZE: We will be giving away one From The Vault: Twenty as a door prize at this event.   You must be entered into the tournament and have played at least one round to eligible for the random drawing.  Must be present to win.

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MTG GPT for Grand Prix Philadelphia at Blue Bell, Saturday, March 8th

February 23rd, 2014

 MTG GPT for Grand Prix Philadelphia at Blue Bell, Saturday, March 8th

Alternate Universes, Blue Bell will be hosting a Grand Prix Trial for Grand Prix, Philadelphia on on Saturday, March 8th.    Pregistration opens at 11AM and play will begin at noon.  Format is Sealed.

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

Grand Prix Trials (GPTs) are smaller, regional Magic 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 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 Philadelphia will be held April 11 – 13, 2014 at thePennsylvania Convention Center in center city Philadelphia, PA.

Here are all the details:

When:  Saturday, March 8, 2014.  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

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MTG Born of the Gods Game Day Tournaments, Saturday March 1st

February 12th, 2014

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Alternate Universes will be holding Born of the Gods Game Day Tournaments on Saturday, March 1st at the Holmes, Blue Bell & Wilmington stores.   All tournaments begin at 6PM.  Registration opens one hour before the start time of the event.

Entry fee is $5.00.

Game Day events are Standard-format tournaments.  The Standard format uses only the newest sets the game has to offer.  The current block, the block that was released the previous fall, and the most recent core set are all legal to play in a Standard deck.

For more information on Standard, click here.    The following sets are Standard legal:  Return to Ravnica, Gatecrash,  Dragon’s Maze, Magic 2014 , Theros & Born of the Gods.

Prizes

All participants receive an exclusive Kiora’s Follower full-art promo card (while supplies last). The Top 8 players each receive an exclusive Pain Seer full-art foil 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 Born of the Gods Game Day will receive an exclusive playmat.     Pack prizes will also be awarded to top finishers.

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Battle the Horde

Bring the Hero Cards you’ve earned at Born of the Gods Prerelease and Launch Weekend to help you defeat the Battle the Horde Challenge Deck at Born of the Gods Game Day. This special deck is a special activity that you can challenge beginning with Game Day, between rounds or at your convenience. It’s not a part of the tournament, but you’ll want to defeat the Horde to earn the sixth Hero Card on the Hero’s Path.

You can use up to three Hero Cards to help you against the Battle the Horde Challenge Deck. To learn more about the Hero’s Path, visit MTGHerosPath.com.

 

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Settlers of Catan Pre-Qualifier Tournaments at Wilmington, Sunday March 2nd

January 25th, 2014

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Alternate Universes will be hosting three Settlers of Catan Pre-Qualifier Tournaments in February/March, one at each of the AU stores.   Only 16 seats are available for each event so preregistration is recommended.  Entry fee will be $10.00.  The winner of each tournament is awarded a seat at the 16 person Regional Qualifier tournament to held at Top Deck Games in May/June.   The Final Four table players at the Regional Qualifier will receive prizes as follows:
1.       1st place will win the Grand Prize (Hotel, 4-Day Gencon badge, and a $250 travel voucher, guaranteed seat in the World Championship, much Mayfair swag)
2.       2nd – 4th place will each win a Runner Up Prize (4-Day Gencon badge, guaranteed seat in the World Championship, some Mayfair swag)

Here is the  Pre-Qualifier Schedule for Alternate Universes:
Wilmington: Sunday, March 2nd at 1:00PM

You may preregister for these events by stopping by any Alternate Universes store.  All pregistrations must be paid.   We look forward to seeing you there!

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Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Championship Tournaments, February 22nd at all 3 AU stores

January 25th, 2014

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Alternate Universes is proud to announce it will be hosting Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Championship Tournaments at all three stores on Saturday, February 22nd.  All stores will open at 10:00AM, registration for the tournament will open at 11:00 AM and play will begin at Noon.   There is no preregistration for this event.  Official Konami Judges will be present at each location.

The Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Championship is a way for Official Tournament Stores (OTS) to provide Duelists with a Store level Championship which offers Duelists the opportunity to earn invites to the World Championship Qualifier.   Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Championship tournaments are held simultaneously throughout North and Latin America.

Entry fee for the OTS Championship Tournament is $20.00.  Each player will receive 5 booster packs upon entry.   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 2014 World Championship Qualifier.
  • Additional booster pack prizes will be awarded depending upon the number of participants.

 

 

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MTG Born of the Gods Launch Weekend Tournaments, February 7th & 8th

January 31st, 2014

 MTG Born of the Gods Launch Weekend Tournaments, February 7th & 8th

Born of the Gods Launch Weekend Tournaments are a great way to celebrate the release of the latest Magic: The Gathering set! Play, trade, spend time with friends, and win cool prizes! All participants receive an exclusive Release promo card (while supplies last).

Alternate Universes will be hosting Born of the Gods Launch Weekend Tournaments at all 3 locations:

AU, Blue Bell: Friday, February 7th at 7:00PM; Draft Format (2x Born of the Gods booster packs & 1x Theros booster pack);  Entry Fee: $15.00

AU, Holmes: Saturday, February 8th at 6:00PM;  2-Headed Giant Sealed Deck Format (4x Born of the Gods booster packs & 4x Theros  Booster Packs per team); Entry Fee: $40.00 per team

AU, Wilmington: Saturday, February 8th at 4:00PM; 2-Headed Giant Sealed Deck (4x Born of the Gods booster packs & 4x Theros  Booster Packs per team); Entry Fee: $40.00 per team

Registration begins 1 hour before tournament start time.   All participants will received the foil release promo card below (while supplies last).

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Double the Prizes!! Free deck boxes!! Pizza!! Magic: the Gathering Born of the Gods Prerelease at AU

January 14th, 2014

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The Magic: the Gathering Born of the Gods prerelease tournaments will be held Saturday, February 1st & Sunday February 2nd at all AU stores.  In response to popular demand we are DOUBLING THE PRIZE SUPPORT for these tournaments.   That means for each participating player we are putting in four booster packs of Born of the Gods in the Prize pool!  Additionally all participants will receive a free deck box and we will have free pizza at all the midnight prereleases!

Here is the prerelease schedule by store:

Holmes:
Midnight, Saturday February 1st (Friday night into Saturday) (registration begins at 11:00PM after FNM, January 31st)
6:00PM, Saturday,   February 1st (registration begins at 5:00PM)
11AM, Sunday, February 2nd (registration at 10:30).  Entry fee for the Two Headed Giant is $50.00 per team

Wilmington:
Midnight, Saturday  February 1st- (Friday night into Saturday) (registration begins at 11:00PM after FNM, January 31st)
3:00PM, Saturday  February 1st – (registration begins at 2:00PM)
7:30PM Saturday   February 1st – (registration begins at 6:30PM)
1:00PM, Sunday   February 2nd – (registration begins at Noon)

Blue Bell:
Midnight, Saturday  February 1st - (Friday night into Saturday) (registration begins at 11:00PM after FNM, January 31st)
10:00AM Saturday,   February 1st – (registration begins at 9AM)
3:00PM Saturday,   February 1st –  regular swiss style tournament (registration begins at 2:30PM)
6:00PM Saturday,  February 1st - Sealed Two-Headed Giant (registration at 5:30PM).  Entry fee for the Two Headed Giant is $50.00 per team
10AM, Sunday,   February 2nd (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.    Pack prizes will be awarded based on the number of match wins as follows:

New prize support structure:

Regular Swiss Tournament:
4 – 0 record: 12 packs of Born of the Gods
3 – 0 – 1 record: 10 packs of Born of the Gods
3 – 1 record: 8 packs of Born of the Gods
2 – 2 record: 2 packs of Born of the Gods
Everyone else receives 1 pack of Born of the Gods

Two Headed Giant Prize Support:
3 – 0 Record: 12 packs per team
2 – 0 – 1 record: 8 packs per team
2 – 1 record: 4 packs per team
Every other team gets 2 packs.

The Born of the Gods Prerelease presents players with a special opportunity to open a Prerelease Pack and continue their journey down the Hero’s Path. There are five Prerelease Packs to choose from; each color has a Heroic Path: White – Lead, Blue – Outwit, Black – Dominate, Red – Conquer, and Green – Thrive.

The Born of the Gods Prelease will also be players’ next opportunity to earn a Hero Card, which they can use to Battle the Horde at Born of the Gods Game Day. To learn more about the Hero’s Path, go to MTGHerosPath.com.

Format for all prerelease tournaments is sealed deck. including the 2-Headed Giant Tournaments.  Each player receives one Born of the Gods Prerelease Pack to use for building a deck   Entry fee is $25.00 if you preregister, $30.00 at the door.  All preregistrations must be paid.  Preregistration ends Thursday, January 30th
Two Headed Giant entry fee is $50.00 per team and each team of two players receives two Born of the Gods Prerelease Packs to use for building their decks. (One Prerelease Pack per player; players do not need to choose the same color.) 

Each Prerelease Pack contains items designed specifically for the chosen Heroic Path.

  • Born of the Gods booster packs
  • Theros booster packs
  • 1 seeded booster pack
  • 1 promo card
  • 1 Master Your Destiny activity card
  • 1 Spindown™ life counter
  • 1 Hero’s Path welcome letter
  • 1 Hero Card

For this event, players may use the promo card included with the Prerelease Pack in their tournament deck.

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Grand Prix Trial for GP, Richmond – Sunday, January 19th at AU, Holmes – Sealed Modern Masters Box for 1st place!

December 11th, 2013

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Alternate Universes, Holmes will be hosting a Grand Prix Trial for GP, Richmond on Sunday, January 19th.    The first place prize will be a sealed box of Modern Masters booster packs.  Grand Prix Trials (GPTs) are smaller, regional Magic 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 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 Richmond, VA will be held March 7-9, 2014 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center.

Here are all the details:

When:  Sunday, January 19th, 2014.  Registration opens at 11:00AM, tournament begins at Noon

Format:  Modern

Entry Fee: $20

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

Rules Enforcement Level — Competitive

Planeswalker Points Multiplier — 3x

Deck lists are required.

Prizes:

1st Place:  Sealed box of Modern Masters
2nd Place: $100 store credit
3rd & 4th place: $50 store credit each
5th – 8th place: $25 store credit

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