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Yu-Gi-Oh! PS4 Tournament – Saturday, July 1st at AU Blue Bell

June 8th, 2017

Alternate Universes Blue Bell is holding a special Yu-Gi-Oh! PS4 Tournament on Saturday, July 1st!  First place prize is a brand new PlayStation 4 Pro!

The PS4 Pro has a 1 Terabyte Drive; the package includes the Playstation 4 Pro system in Jet Black, DualShock 4 wireless Controller, Mono headset, HDMI Cable, Power Cord and USB Cable.

Alternate Universes Blue Bell
Penn Square Shopping Center
211 W. Germantown Pike
East Norriton, PA 19401
610-277-7251

*Please do not park directly in front of any other store in the shopping center that is open.  Additional parking is available behind the stores and on Penn Square Road.  Your cooperation will allow us to continue to run these events at this location.*

Entry fee: $25
For entering, each player will receive five OTS 4 Packs or 5 booster packs!

Registration start: 11 AM
Tournament start: Noon

PRIZES:
1st place: Sony PlayStation 4 Pro (see specs above)

2nd place: $150 store credit
3rd & 4th places: a 24-pack booster box each
5th – 8th place: 8 booster packs each

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.

An online decklist form can be found here, or you can fill out your decklist at the store the day of the event.

There will also be side events!  Details will be available in-store on the day of the event!  We hope to see you there!

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Amonkhet Standard Showdown – Weekends from May 6th to July 1st

May 4th, 2017

Alternate Universes is hosting Amonkhet Standard Showdown tournaments at all of our stores!  Standard Showdown events are Standard Format tournaments in which players can win Standard Showdown: Amonkhet Booster Packs!

We will be hosting a Standard Showdown tournament every Weekend from May 6th to July 1st (excluding May 20th and 21st for Amonkhet Game Day).

Holmes
Saturdays
May 6th, 13th, 27th; June 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th; July 1st
Registration opens: 5 PM
Tournament begins: 6 PM

Blue Bell
Saturdays
May 6th, 13th, 27th; June 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th; July 1st
Registration opens: 5 PM
Tournament begins: 6 PM

Wilmington
Sundays
May 7th, 14th, 28th; June 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th; July 2nd
Registration opens: 2 PM
Tournament begins: 3 PM

Entry: $5

Standard Showdown: Amonkhet booster packs each contain four cards*:

  • 2 rare or mythic rare from a currently legal Standard set
  • Amonkhet full-art land
  • 1 premium card of any rarity from a currently legal Standard set, including Amonkhet full-art lands

*Standard Showdown: Amonkhet booster packs do not include Masterpieces.

We will have 9 Standard Showdown: Amonkhet boosters to give away as prizes at each tournament, plus Booster Pack prizes based on attendance (booster pack prizes may also be redeemed for Store Credit)

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MTG Hour of Devastation Prereleases – Saturday, July 8th and Sunday, July 9th

June 12th, 2017

Alternate Universes is hosting Magic: the Gathering Hour of Devastation prerelease tournaments on Saturday, July 8th and Sunday, July 9th 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 Hour of Devastation Prerelease Kit to use for building a 40-card deck.

NEW: All tournaments will now be 3 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 if you preregister, $35 at the door.
If you preregister for two events then the total entry fee is $55!
Preregister for three or more events and the entry fee for each event is $25!
All preregistrations must be made in-store and paid in advance.
  Preregistration ends Friday, July 7th, at 6:00 PM
Two Headed Giant entry fee is $60.00 per team and each team of two players receives two Hour of Devastation Prerelease Kits to use for building their decks. (one Prerelease Kit per player).

Schedule

Here is the prerelease schedule by store: (Note: Some times have changed from past prereleases)

Holmes:
Midnight, Saturday, July 8th (Friday night into Saturday) (registration begins at 11 PM after FNM, July 7th)
11:00 AM, Saturday, July 8th (registration begins at 10:30 AM)
6:00 PM, Saturday, July 8th (registration begins at 5:00 PM)
Noon, Sunday, July 9th – Sealed Two-Headed Giant  (registration at 11:30 AM).  Entry fee for Two Headed Giant is $60.00 per team
4:00 PM, Sunday, July 9th (registration begins at 3:00 PM)

Wilmington:
Midnight, Saturday, July 8th (Friday night into Saturday) (registration begins at 11:00 PM after FNM, July 7th)
3:00 PM, Saturday, July 8th (registration begins at 2:00 PM)
7:30 PM, Saturday, July 8th (registration begins at 7:00 PM)
Noon, Sunday, July 9th (registration begins at 11:30 AM)
4:00 PM, Sunday, July 9th (registration begins at 3:00 PM)

Blue Bell*:
Midnight, Saturday, July 8th (Friday night into Saturday) (registration begins at 11:00 PM after FNM, April 21st)
Noon, Saturday, July 8th (registration begins at 11:30 AM)
4:00 PM, Saturday, July 8th (registration begins at 3:30 PM)
6:00 PM, Saturday, July 8th Sealed Two-Headed Giant (registration at 5:30 PM).  Entry fee for Two Headed Giant is $60.00 per team
11:00 AM, Sunday, July 9th (registration begins at 10:30 AM)
*Blue Bell/E. Norriton players: Please do not park directly in front of any other store in the shopping center.  Additional parking is available behind the stores and on Penn Square Road.  Your cooperation will allow us to continue to run these events at this location.*

PRIZES

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

Regular 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

Two Headed Giant Tournaments:
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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MTG Hour of Devastation Launch Weekend Drafts – Saturday July 15th and Sunday July 16th

June 20th, 2017

Alternate Universes is holding Hour of Devastation Launch Weekend Drafts on Saturday, July 15th at all stores and Sunday, July 16th 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
*Please do not park directly in front of any other store in the shopping center that is open.  Additional parking is available behind the stores and on Penn Square Road.  Your cooperation will allow us to continue to run these events at this location.*

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
Saturday, July 15th

Registration begins: 4:30 PM
Drafting begins: 5:00 PM

Blue Bell
Saturday, July 15th

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

Wilmington
Saturday, July 15th
Registration begins: 3:30 PM
Drafting begins: 4 PM

Sunday, July 16th
Registration begins: 4:30 PM
Drafting begins: 5 PM

PRIZES (per 8-person pod)
3 – 0: 5 booster packs of Hour of Devastation
2 – 0 – 1: 3 booster packs of Hour of Devastation
2 – 1: 2 booster packs of Hour of Devastation
All others: 1 booster pack of Hour of Devastation

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Yu-Gi-Oh! PS4 Tournament – Saturday, July 1st at AU Blue Bell

June 8th, 2017

Alternate Universes Blue Bell is holding a special Yu-Gi-Oh! PS4 Tournament on Saturday, July 1st!  First place prize is a brand new PlayStation 4 Pro!

The PS4 Pro has a 1 Terabyte Drive; the package includes the Playstation 4 Pro system in Jet Black, DualShock 4 wireless Controller, Mono headset, HDMI Cable, Power Cord and USB Cable.

Alternate Universes Blue Bell
Penn Square Shopping Center
211 W. Germantown Pike
East Norriton, PA 19401
610-277-7251

*Please do not park directly in front of any other store in the shopping center that is open.  Additional parking is available behind the stores and on Penn Square Road.  Your cooperation will allow us to continue to run these events at this location.*

Entry fee: $25
For entering, each player will receive five OTS 4 Packs or 5 booster packs!

Registration start: 11 AM
Tournament start: Noon

PRIZES:
1st place: Sony PlayStation 4 Pro (see specs above)

2nd place: $150 store credit
3rd & 4th places: a 24-pack booster box each
5th – 8th place: 8 booster packs each

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.

An online decklist form can be found here, or you can fill out your decklist at the store the day of the event.

There will also be side events!  Details will be available in-store on the day of the event!  We hope to see you there!

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Amonkhet Standard Showdown – Weekends from May 6th to July 1st

May 4th, 2017

Alternate Universes is hosting Amonkhet Standard Showdown tournaments at all of our stores!  Standard Showdown events are Standard Format tournaments in which players can win Standard Showdown: Amonkhet Booster Packs!

We will be hosting a Standard Showdown tournament every Weekend from May 6th to July 1st (excluding May 20th and 21st for Amonkhet Game Day).

Holmes
Saturdays
May 6th, 13th, 27th; June 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th; July 1st
Registration opens: 5 PM
Tournament begins: 6 PM

Blue Bell
Saturdays
May 6th, 13th, 27th; June 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th; July 1st
Registration opens: 5 PM
Tournament begins: 6 PM

Wilmington
Sundays
May 7th, 14th, 28th; June 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th; July 2nd
Registration opens: 2 PM
Tournament begins: 3 PM

Entry: $5

Standard Showdown: Amonkhet booster packs each contain four cards*:

  • 2 rare or mythic rare from a currently legal Standard set
  • Amonkhet full-art land
  • 1 premium card of any rarity from a currently legal Standard set, including Amonkhet full-art lands

*Standard Showdown: Amonkhet booster packs do not include Masterpieces.

We will have 9 Standard Showdown: Amonkhet boosters to give away as prizes at each tournament, plus Booster Pack prizes based on attendance (booster pack prizes may also be redeemed for Store Credit)

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MTG Hour of Devastation Prereleases – Saturday, July 8th and Sunday, July 9th

June 12th, 2017

Alternate Universes is hosting Magic: the Gathering Hour of Devastation prerelease tournaments on Saturday, July 8th and Sunday, July 9th 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 Hour of Devastation Prerelease Kit to use for building a 40-card deck.

NEW: All tournaments will now be 3 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 if you preregister, $35 at the door.
If you preregister for two events then the total entry fee is $55!
Preregister for three or more events and the entry fee for each event is $25!
All preregistrations must be made in-store and paid in advance.
  Preregistration ends Friday, July 7th, at 6:00 PM
Two Headed Giant entry fee is $60.00 per team and each team of two players receives two Hour of Devastation Prerelease Kits to use for building their decks. (one Prerelease Kit per player).

Schedule

Here is the prerelease schedule by store: (Note: Some times have changed from past prereleases)

Holmes:
Midnight, Saturday, July 8th (Friday night into Saturday) (registration begins at 11 PM after FNM, July 7th)
11:00 AM, Saturday, July 8th (registration begins at 10:30 AM)
6:00 PM, Saturday, July 8th (registration begins at 5:00 PM)
Noon, Sunday, July 9th – Sealed Two-Headed Giant  (registration at 11:30 AM).  Entry fee for Two Headed Giant is $60.00 per team
4:00 PM, Sunday, July 9th (registration begins at 3:00 PM)

Wilmington:
Midnight, Saturday, July 8th (Friday night into Saturday) (registration begins at 11:00 PM after FNM, July 7th)
3:00 PM, Saturday, July 8th (registration begins at 2:00 PM)
7:30 PM Saturday, July 8th (registration begins at 7:00 PM)
Noon Sunday, July 9th (registration begins at 11:30 AM)
4:00 PM, Sunday, July 9th (registration begins at 3:00 PM)

Blue Bell*:
Midnight, Saturday, July 8th (Friday night into Saturday) (registration begins at 11:00 PM after FNM, April 21st)
Noon Saturday, July 8th (registration begins at 11:30 AM)
4:00 PM Saturday, July 8th (registration begins at 3:30 PM)
6:00 PM Saturday, July 8th Sealed Two-Headed Giant (registration at 5:30 PM).  Entry fee for Two Headed Giant is $60.00 per team
11:00 AM, Sunday, July 9th (registration begins at 10:30 AM)
*Blue Bell/E. Norriton players: Please do not park directly in front of any other store in the shopping center.  Additional parking is available behind the stores and on Penn Square Road.  Your cooperation will allow us to continue to run these events at this location.*

PRIZES

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

Regular 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

Two Headed Giant Tournaments:
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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MTG Hour of Devastation Launch Weekend Drafts – Saturday July 15th and Sunday July 16th

June 20th, 2017

Alternate Universes is holding Hour of Devastation Launch Weekend Drafts on Saturday, July 15th at all stores and Sunday, July 16th 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
*Please do not park directly in front of any other store in the shopping center that is open.  Additional parking is available behind the stores and on Penn Square Road.  Your cooperation will allow us to continue to run these events at this location.*

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
Saturday, July 15th

Registration begins: 4:30 PM
Drafting begins: 5:00 PM

Blue Bell
Saturday, July 15th

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

Wilmington
Saturday, July 15th
Registration begins: 3:30 PM
Drafting begins: 4 PM

Sunday, July 16th
Registration begins: 4:30 PM
Drafting begins: 5 PM

PRIZES (per 8-person pod)
3 – 0: 5 booster packs of Hour of Devastation
2 – 0 – 1: 3 booster packs of Hour of Devastation
2 – 1: 2 booster packs of Hour of Devastation
All others: 1 booster pack of Hour of Devastation

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MTG Standard PPTQ for Pro Tour Amonkhet (Nashville) – Saturday, December 17th at AU Blue Bell

November 29th, 2016

PPTQ

Alternate Universes is hosting a Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier (PPTQ) Tournament for Pro Tour Amonkhet (Nashville) on Saturday, December 17th at Alternate Universes Blue Bell.

Here are the details:

  • Format: STANDARD
  • Entry Fee: $30 (there is no preregistration for this event)
  • Registration Start Time: 11:00 AM
  • Tournament Start Time: Noon

PRIZES
1st place: 1 booster box of Kaladesh + Invite to Regional Pro Tour Qualifier for PT Amonkhet
2nd place: 2 booster boxes of Kaladesh
3rd & 4th place: 18 packs of Kaladesh each
5th – 8th: 9 packs of Kaladesh 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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Alternate Universes Blue Bell GRAND OPENING TODAY 11/18!

November 7th, 2016

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Thanks to our fantastic community of players, and in order to give that community a bigger, better place to gather and play, Alternate Universes is proud to announce that we are moving our Blue Bell store to a new location!

Penn Square Shopping Center
211 W. Germantown Pike
East Norriton, PA 19401

The Grand Opening for New Blue Bell will be on Friday, November 18th!  Our current store will close on Sunday, November 13th, after our usual hours.

Our weekly event schedule is staying the same, so come in on the 18th for our Force of Will tournament at 6:30 PM, and Friday Night Magic at 7 PM!  All Special Events happening at Blue Bell after the 18th will be happening at our new location!  Come say hi to Pat after the move!

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