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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Alternate Universes Will Be Closed for the 4th of July!

Alternate Universes will be closed this July 4th for Independence Day.  We will re-open on July 5th at our normal hours!  Have a safe and happy holiday!

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MTG Eldritch Moon Pre-Orders Available NOW!

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Alternate Universes is taking pre-orders for MTG Eldritch Moon booster boxes and Fat Packs, as well pre-orders for playsets of Eldritch Moon commons and uncommons (only available online)!  Come in to any of our stores through Wednesday, July 20th and pre-order your product today at awesome discounted prices!

Available for order in-store:

Eldritch Moon booster box: $105 (discounted from $120 plus tax!)
Eldritch Moon Fat Packs: $39.95
(plus taxes where applicable)

Available for order via the online store:

Common/Uncommon Eldritch Moon playsets are available for $44.99 each!
Eldritch Moon singles will be added as they are spoiled!
(plus taxes where applicable)

For box pre-orders, you’ll also get the Eldritch Moon Buy-a-Box promo (TBA)! (one per person)

Pre-orders must be paid in-full up front, and they guarantee you your MTG Eldritch Moon products at the time of release (Friday, July 22nd).  Prices for Eldritch Moon boxes will otherwise will be $120 plus tax, so come in and pre-order your product ASAP!

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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 Sealed Eternal Masters PPTQ for PT Honolulu – Sunday, June 12th at AU Holmes

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Alternate Universes is hosting a special Eternal Masters
Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier (PPTQ) Tournament for PT Honolulu
on Sunday, June 12th at AU Holmes

Here are the details:

Format: Sealed + Draft
Each player will receive 6 packs of Eternal Masters with which to build a deck.  After the initial rounds, the Top 8 players will Draft with an additional 3 packs of Eternal Masters each!

  • Entry Fee: $75
  • Registration Start Time: 10:00 AM
  • Deckbuilding Start Time: 11:00 AM
  • There is a player limit of 64 registered players, so make sure to pre-register if you want to guarantee your spot!

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

 

Preregistration for this event is closed.  If you are traveling to this event from out of the area you should be aware that this event is capped at 64 players and there are only eight open slots remaining which will be given to the first eight players in line on Sunday who have not preregistered. Doors will open at 10:00 AM. Please take this into consideration if you are driving a long distance without being preregistered.

PRIZES

1st place:  $300 store credit + Invite to Regional Pro Tour Qualifier for PT Honolulu
2nd place: $300 store credit
3rd & 4th place: $100 store credit each
5th – 8th: $50 store credit each

Store credit is redeemable at any AU location!

Swiss rounds (expect 6-7 rounds); best of 3 games; Cut to Top 8 for draft

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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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 Eldritch Moon Prerelease Tournaments – Saturday & Sunday, July 16th & 17th

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Alternate Universes is hosting Magic: the Gathering Eldritch Moon prerelease tournaments on Saturday July 16th and Sunday July 17th 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 Eldritch Moon Prerelease Kit to use for building a 40-card deck.

Midnight Prereleases, 2-Headed Giant tournaments, and all Wilmington prereleases will be 3 rounds regardless of the number of players.  All other tournaments will be 4 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 $30.00 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 made in-store and paid in advance.
Preregistration ends Friday, July 21st, at 6:00PM
Two Headed Giant entry fee is $60.00 per team and each team of two players receives two Eldritch Moon Prerelease Packs to use for building their decks. (one Prerelease Kit per player).

Schedule

Here is the prerelease schedule by store:

Holmes:
Midnight, Saturday, July 22nd (Friday night into Saturday) (registration begins at 11 PM after FNM, July 21st)
11:00 AM, Saturday, July 22nd (registration begins at 10:00 AM)
6:00 PM, Saturday, July 22nd (registration begins at 5:00PM)
11:00AM, Sunday, July 23rd – Sealed Two-Headed Giant  (registration at 10:30).  Entry fee for the Two Headed Giant is $60.00 per team
3:00PM, Sunday, July 23rd – (registration begins at 2:00PM)

Wilmington:
(note: all Wilmington prereleases will now be three rounds)
Midnight, Saturday, July 22nd – (Friday night into Saturday) (registration begins at 11:00PM after FNM, July 21st)
3:00PM, Saturday, July 22nd – (registration begins at 2:00PM)
7:30PM Saturday, July 22nd – (registration begins at 7:00PM)
Noon Sunday, July 23rd – (registration begins at 11:30AM)
4:00PM, Sunday, July 23rd – (registration begins at 2:00PM)

Blue Bell:
Midnight, Saturday, July 22nd – (Friday night into Saturday) (registration begins at 11:00PM after FNM, July 21st)
10:00AM Saturday, July 22nd – (registration begins at 9AM)
3:00PM Saturday, July 22nd –   (registration begins at 2:30PM)
6:00PM Saturday, July 22nd – Sealed Two-Headed Giant (registration at 5:30PM).  Entry fee for the Two Headed Giant is $60.00 per team
10:00AM, Sunday, July 23rd – (registration begins at 9:30AM)

PRIZES

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

Midnight (and Wilmington) 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

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: 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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Pokemon TCG Steam Siege Prereleases – July 23rd, July 26th, and July 31st

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Alternate Universes is holding Pokemon TCG Steam Siege prerelease events on Saturday July 23rd at AU Blue Bell, Tuesday July 26th at AU Holmes, and Sunday July 31st at AU Wilmington!

Format: Sealed Deck
Each player will receive 4 Steam Siege boosters along with 1 Evolution Pack (22 cards + 1 promo card) with which to build a deck and play for 3 rounds, as well as 4 more Steam Siege boosters as a participation prize.  Energy cards will be available to use at the event.  New players welcome!!!

Entry: $26 if you preregister, $30 at the door.  Pre-registration is available online at PhiladelphiaPokemon.com!

Note: Preregistration is available up to the day before the event!  If preregistration is closed, you can still register when you get there!

Saturday, July 23rd
Alternate Universes Blue Bell

DeKalb Shopping Center
1530 DeKalb Pike
Blue Bell, Pennsylvania 19422
610-277-7251

1st Session
Registration 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM
Play @ 1:00 PM
2nd Session
Registration 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Play @ 3:30 PM
(players are welcome to play in both sessions!)

Tuesday, July 26th
Alternate Universes Holmes
MacDade Plaza
2129 MacDade Blvd
Holmes, PA 19043
610-583-9960

Registration 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Play @ 6:30 PM

Sunday, July 31st
Alternate Universes Wilmington
Talleyville Shopping Center
3615A Silverside Road
Wilmington, Delaware 19810
302-482-3480

Registration 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM
Play @ 1:00 PM

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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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