Holmes Store

Close Front Welcome to Alternate Universes!Holmes Store Hours

Sunday: Noon – 6PM

Monday: Noon – 10PM

Tuesday: Noon – 10PM

Wednesday: Noon – 10PM

Thursday: Noon -10PM

Friday: Noon – 11PM

Saturday: Noon – 9PM

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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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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 Shadows Over Innistrad Game Day – Saturday, April 30th at All Stores (and Sunday, May 1st at AU Wilmington)

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Alternate Universes will be holding Magic: the Gathering Shadows Over Innistrad Game Day Tournaments on Saturday, April 30th at our Holmes, Blue Bell, and Wilmington stores, plus Sunday, May 1st at AU Wilmington!  Registration for each Game Day tournament opens one hour before the start time of the event.

Entry Fee: $5

When:
Saturday, April 30th
(Registration opens one hour before the start time of each event)
Holmes: 6:00 PM
Blue Bell: 6:00 PM
Wilmington: 5:00 PM

Sunday, May 1st
Wilmington: 1:00 PM

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.

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PRIZES

Pack prizes will be awarded to top finishers.  As well, all participants will receive an exclusive Incorrigible Youths full art promo card (while supplies last). The Top 8 players will each receive an exclusive Anguished Unmaking 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 Game Day will receive an exclusive playmat (see picture above)!

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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 Grand Prix Trial for Grand Prix Pittsburgh – Sunday, May 15th at AU Holmes

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Alternate Universes Holmes will be hosting a Grand Prix Trial for Grand Prix Pittsburgh on Sunday, May 15th.

When
Sunday, May 15th
Registration opens at 11:00 AM
Tournament begins at Noon

Where
Alternate Universes Holmes
MacDade Plaza
2129 MacDade Blvd
Holmes, PA 19043

Format: Standard

Entry Fee: $20

Prizes:  4 booster packs for each participating player will be added to the prize pool!

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

Rules Enforcement Level — Competitive

Planeswalker Points Multiplier — 3x

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 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.

 

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List of Re-Scheduled Events!

Due to the blizzard last Saturday the 23rd, Alternate Universes was forced to close for the day and postpone the events set to take place.  We have now rescheduled the events set for that day!  Note that the registration and start times of some events have been changed.  Be sure to check the post for the updated times!

MTG Oath of the Gatewatch Launch Weekend Tournaments – Saturday, January 30th At Blue Bell & Holmes, January 31st at Wilmington!

Pokemon TCG BREAKpoint Prerelease – Saturday, January 30th at AU Holmes

Pokemon TCG BREAKpoint Prerelease – Saturday, January 30th at AU Wilmington

Yu-Gi-Oh! Ultimate Duelist Series Qualifier – Saturday, January 30th at AU Holmes

Pokemon TCG BREAKpoint Prerelease – Sunday, January 31th at AU Blue Bell

Vanguard Sneak Peek – Sunday, January 31st at AU Holmes

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UPDATED – All stores closed due to weather – Saturday, January 23rd

Alternate Universes will be CLOSED this Saturday, January 23rd, due to weather!  All of our events scheduled for that day will be rescheduled to a date in the near future.  A decision has not yet been made about whether we will be open on Sunday.  Check back here or on our Facebook for more information as we post it!  And stay safe out there this weekend!

UPDATE: All stores will be open tomorrow, Sunday, January 24th at our normal hours! The PPTQ scheduled for tomorrow will open for registration an hour later, so registration will begin at 11 AM and deckbuilding will begin at 12 Noon!

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Yu-Gi-Oh! Ultimate Duelist Series Qualifier – Saturday, November 21st at AU Holmes

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Alternate Universes is hosting an Ultimate Duelist Series Qualifier on Saturday, November 21st at AU Holmes!  UDS Qualifiers are Tier 2 events held to allow players a fast way to earn UDS points in preparation for the next UDS Invitational in 2016.  This UDS Qualifier will run concurrently with the normally scheduled Saturday Yu-Gi-Oh! tournament.

Format: Advanced Constructed (Swiss rounds, Top 8 Cut)

Entry: $10
Each player will receive two packs of Astral Pack 8 and 10 UDS points for entering!

When & Where?
Saturday, November 21st
Registration begins: 1 PM
Tournament start: 2 PM

Alternate Universes – Holmes
MacDade Plaza
2129 MacDade Blvd
Holmes, PA 19043
610-583-9960

Prizes:
Pack prizes will also be awarded based on attendance!
1st: 30 UDS Points + UDS Qualifier Winner Pin
2nd – 8th: 20 UDS Points + UDS Qualifier Top Cut Pin + UDS Qualifier Lanyard

About Ultimate Duelist Series & UDS Points

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.

You will need a minimum of 100 UDS Points in order to enter the next 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 Qualifier. 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.

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

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MTG Commander 2015 Tournaments – Saturday November 14th At All Stores

commander2015logoAlternate Universes is holding Commander 2015 tournaments on Saturday November 14th!

The popular release, designed for multiplayer mayhem right out of the box, will feature five enemy color decks this year. Orzhov, Boros, Izzet, Golgari, and Simic players of the multiverse rejoice!

Each of the five decks will come packaged with one oversized foil Commander, 10 double sided tokens, and 15 new cards (for a total of 55 for this set).

The Commander series has provided powerful cards for competitive play such as Scavenging Ooze and Flusterstorm. With 55 new cards coming in November, it will be interesting to see what cards may shake up Legacy and Vintage in the coming months.

Entry fee: $35

Each participant will receive a Commander 2015 deck of their choice (while supplies last).  Players will be placed in 3-5 person pods for play.  Players will receive one booster for each player they eliminate from their pod.  Listed below are the details for each store:

When:

Saturday, November 14th 
AU Holmes & AU Blue Bell:  Registration at 5:30PM – Play begins at 6PM
AU Wilmington: Registration at 2:30PM – Play begins at 3PM

Where:

Alternate Universes – Holmes
MacDade Plaza
2129 MacDade Blvd
Holmes, PA 19043
610-583-9960

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

Alternate Universes – Wilmington
Talleyville Shopping Center
3615A Silverside Road
Wilmington, Delaware 19810
302-482-3480

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Yu-Gi-Oh! 2015 Mega Tins Available September 17th at Alternate Universes

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Yu-Gi-Oh! 2015 Mega Tins will be available at all Alternate Universes locations Thursday, September 17th, for $19.99 plus tax!  Make sure to come in and get yours!


Back by popular demand, the 2015 Mega-Tins bring back an awesome compilation featuring some of the year’s best cards plus a handful of valuable variant cards, including NEW cards, all enclosed in a one-of-a-kind collectible tin, perfect for any Duelist!

Each 2015 Mega-Tin design is based on a monster from the newest generation of the Yu-Gi-Oh! TV series, Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V. ARC-V  Duels showcase the various kinds of monsters that the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG has seen over the years in all-about battles against one another. This year’s Mega-Tins feature Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon and Dark Rebellion Xyz Dragon.

Each Mega-Tin will include three 16-card Mega-Packs with cards taken from past releases: 12 Common cards, 1 Rare card, 1 Super Rare card, 1 Ultra Rare card, and 1 Secret Rare card. Three variant cards are also included in their respective tins: 2 Super Rare cards and 1 highly collectible Platinum Secret Rare card of the Mega-Tin cover monster!

There will only be one Wave for the Mega-Tins, so Duelists will be sure to collect both designs before they’re sold out! Each 2015 Mega-Tin includes three 16-card Mega-Packs and three variant cards. Each Mega-Tin sold separately.

The Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon Mega-Tin comes with:

  • 3 x 16-card Mega-Packs. Each Mega-Pack contains 1 Secret Rare, 1 Ultra Rare, 1 Super Rare, 1 Rare and 12 Common cards, including cards from the following booster sets: Primal Origin, Duelist Alliance, The New Challengers, and Secrets of Eternity
  • 3 variant cards
    • 1 Platinum Secret Rare Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon
    • 1 Super Rare Elder Entity Norden
    • 1 Super Rare Majesty’s Fiend

The Dark Rebellion Xyz Dragon Mega-Tin comes with:

  • 3 x 16-card Mega-Packs. Each Mega-Pack contains 1 Secret Rare, 1 Ultra Rare, 1 Super Rare, 1 Rare and 12 Common cards, including cards from the following booster sets: Primal Origin, Duelist Alliance, The New Challengers, and Secrets of Eternity
  • 3 variant cards
    • 1 Platinum Secret Rare Dark Rebellion Xyz Dragon
    • 1 Super Rare Old Entity Hastorr
    • 1 Super Rare Castel, the Skyblaster Musketeer
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