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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MTG Dragons of Tarkir Game Day – Saturday, April 18th at all AU stores!


Alternate Universes will be holding Dragons of Tarkir Game Day Tournaments on Saturday, April 18th at our Holmes, Blue Bell, and Wilmington stores.   The tournament will begin at 6 PM at Holmes, 7 PM at Blue Bell, and 3 PM at Wilmington.  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: Theros, Born of the Gods, Journey Into Nyx , Magic 2015, Khans of Tarkir, Fate Reforged, and Dragons of Tarkir (effective March 27th).




Pack prizes will be awarded to top finishers.  As well, all participants will receive an exclusive Scaleguard Sentinels full art promo card (while supplies last). The Top 8 players will each receive an exclusive Thunderbreak Regent 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 the Fate Reforged Game Day will receive an exclusive playmat (see picture above).



Alternate Universes Will Be Closed for Easter Sunday, April 5th!

All Alternate Universes locations will be closed on Easter, Sunday, April 5th.  We will re-open again on Monday, April 6th at our regular times.  Happy Easter!


Modern Masters 2015 Midnight Release Parties – Thursday/Friday, May 21st & 22nd at AU Holmes and AU Wilmington


Alternate Universes is hosting Modern Masters 2015 Edition Midnight Release Parties!  We’re holding drafts starting at Midnight, between may 21st and May 22nd, at AU Holmes and AU Wilmington!  You can also pick up your pre-ordered Modern Masters 2015 Edition boxes the moment they release, and purchase Modern Masters 2015 boosters right when they go on sale!


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

Alternate Universes Wilmington
Talleyville Shopping Center
3615A Silverside Road
Wilmington, Delaware 19810

When: Midnight, Friday, May 22nd (between Thursday, May 21st and Friday, May 22nd)

Draft Details:

Entry: $40

Each 8-person pod will receive 3 booster packs per player of Modern Masters 2015 Edition to draft with!

Prizes for each 8-person pod are as follows:

1st: 4 Modern Masters 2015 Edition boosters
2nd: 2 Modern Masters 2015 Edition boosters
3rd & 4th: 1 Modern Masters 2015 Edition booster each

And don’t forget, we’re also hosting Release Weekend Drafts during the day at all three stores, Friday and Saturday, May 22nd and 23rd!



Modern Masters 2015 Edition Release Weekend Drafts – Friday & Saturday, May 22nd & 23rd


Alternate Universes is hosting Modern Masters 2015 Edition Release Weekend Drafts to kick off the new release!  The drafts will take place on Friday, May 22nd (alongside your regular Friday Night Magic) and Saturday, May 23rd at all three stores!

Entry: $40
Each player, upon entering a draft, will get three packs of Modern Masters 2015 to draft with in their pod!

Format: Draft format 
Every time 8 people sign-up for a draft, we’ll run one!

1st – 4 packs of Modern Masters 2015 Edition
2nd – 2 packs of Modern Masters 2015 Edition
3rd & 4th – 1 pack of Modern Masters 2015 Edition each


Friday, May 22nd
Holmes, Blue Bell, and Wilmington – Drafts start at 7PM (alongside regular Friday Night Magic events)

Saturday, May 23rd
Holmes – Drafts start at 5 PM
Blue Bell – Drafts start at 2 PM
Wilmington – Drafts start at 3 PM


MTG Grand Prix Trial for Grand Prix Providence – Sunday, May 31st at AU Holmes


Alternate Universes Holmes will be hosting a Grand Prix Trial for Grand Prix Providence on Sunday, May 31st.  Registration opens at 11AM and play will begin at Noon.  Format is Standard.

Prizes:  4 booster packs for each participating player will be added to 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 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 Providence will be held June 20th – 21st at the Rhode Island Convention Center, 1 Sabin Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02903

Here are all the details for the GPT:

When:  Sunday, May 31st, 2015.  Registration opens at 11:00 AM, tournament begins at Noon.


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


MTG Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier for 2016 PTQ #1 – Saturday, June 6th at AU Blue Bell


Alternate Universes is hosting a Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier (PPTQ) Tournament for the first PTQ of the 2016 season on Saturday, June 6th at Alternate Universes Blue Bell.

Here are the details:

  • Format: Modern
  • Entry Fee: $30
  • Registration Start Time: 11:00AM
  • Round 1 Starts: Noon


1st place: 24 booster packs of Modern Masters 2015 Edition + Invite to Regional Pro Tour Qualifier for 2016 PTQ #1
2nd place: 16 booster packs of Modern Masters 2015 Edition
3rd & 4th place: 10 booster packs of Modern Masters 2015 Edition each
5th – 8th: 6 booster packs of Modern Masters 2015 Edition 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



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!



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.