Holmes Store

Close Front Holmes StoreHolmes 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! Duelist Alliance Sneak Peek – August 9th & 10th

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Alternate Universes will be hosting Yu-Gi-Oh Duelist Alliance Sneak Peek Events  Saturday, August 9th at all 3 AU stores and on Sunday, August 10th at AU Blue Bell.  The dueling will begin on Saturday, August 9th at 10:00AM and run until 5:00PM.  Dueling will resume at Blue Bell on Sunday, August 10th 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 Duelist Alliance to build a 40 card deck for casual play throughout the day. Each duelist will also receive a foil promo card.  Additionally, Duelist Alliance Sneak Peek play mats will be randomly given away throughout the day while supplies last. (Must be present to win.)

Side events will be held at each location as follows:

Holmes
Saturday, August 9th
Constructed tournaments at 2PM Saturday. $5.00 entry fee. (Duelist Alliance cards will be legal).  All players receive an Astral Pack  upon entering.

Blue Bell
Saturday, August 9th at  2PM: Constructed Tournament $5.00 entry fee. (Duelist Alliance cards will be legal).  All players receive an Astral Pack  upon entering.
Sunday, August  10th at  2PM: Constructed Tournament $5.00 entry fee. (Duelist Alliance cards will be legal).

Wilmington
Saturday, August 9th
Noon: Constructed Tournament (Duelist Alliance cards will be legal). $5.00 entry fee. All players receive an Astral Pack  upon entering.

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Magic Core Set 2015 Gameday, Saturday August 9th at all 3 AU stores

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Alternate Universes will be holding the 2015 Core Set Game Day Tournaments on Saturday, August 9th  at the Holmes, Blue Bell & Wilmington stores.   Tournaments at all 3 stores 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, Journey Into Nyx & Core Set 2015

Prizes

All participants receive an exclusive  Reclamation  full art promo card (while supplies last). The Top 8 players each receive an exclusive Chief Engineer 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 2015 Core Set Game Day will receive an exclusive playmat (see picture above).     Pack prizes will also be awarded to top finishers.

 

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Yu-Gi-Oh! Day, Saturday July 26th at all three AU stores!

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Alternate Universes will be hosting Yu-Gi-Oh! Day tournaments on Saturday, July 26th.   The tournaments at Blue BellWilmington will begin at Noon, and the tournament at Holmes will begin at 2:00PM . Registration opens 1 hour before the tournament starts.

The registration fee for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Day is $5.00 and all participants will receive 1 Astral Pack  upon entering.  A decklist is not required to play.  One Yu-Gi-Oh! Day exclusive full size Game Mat will be awarded to the winner and the top 8 finishers will win Yu-Gi-Oh! Day Super Rare Tokens.  Booster pack prizes will also be awarded to the top finishers in the tournament based on attendance.

The Yu-Gi-Oh! Day tournaments will be advanced constructed format.  Advanced Format tournaments use a specific list of playable cards. Some cards are forbidden from use, or limited to a set number in the Deck, in order to better balance tournament play. The Advanced Format list changes periodically (the last change became effective January 1st, 2014). Duelists can view the most current Advanced Format card list by visiting this link: http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/limited/.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Day is a day for all to celebrate the Yu-Gi-Oh! brand, create excitement for the Yu-Gi-Oh! brand at Official Tournament Stores, and to further distinguish OTS from non-OTS.  Yu-Gi-Oh! Day is held simultaneously throughout North America.

Duelists will be able to participate in a Sanctioned tournament at all participating Official Tournament Stores (OTS), with exclusive prizes only available at an Official Tournament Store (OTS).    Only Konami OTS are permitted to host a Yu-Gi-Oh! Day event.

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Saturday, July 19th – MTG 2015 Core Set Launch Event – Sealed Tournaments!

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MTG 2015 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).  Booster pack or store credit prizes (your choice) will be awarded based on attendance.

Alternate Universes will be hosting Sealed MTG 2015 Core Set Launch Weekend Tournaments at all 3 locations:

AU, Holmes: Saturday, July 19th at 6:00PM;  2-Headed Giant Sealed Deck Format (8x of M15 packs per team) Entry Fee: $40 per team

AU, Wilmington: Saturday, July 19th at 3:00PM; 2-Headed Giant Sealed Deck (8x of M15 packs per team) Entry Fee: $40 per team

AU, Blue Bell: Saturday, July 19th at 6:00PM: Sealed Deck (6x packs of M15 per person) Entry Fee: $30 per person

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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MTG 2015 Core Set Prerelease July 12 & 13th

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The Magic: the Gathering 2015 Core Set  prerelease tournaments will be held Saturday, July 12th & Sunday July 13th 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 AU Playmat, deck boxes and other “surprise” items at each prerelease tournament.    And we will once again have free pizza at all the midnight prereleases.

Format for all prerelease tournaments is sealed deck. including the 2-Headed Giant Tournaments.  Each player receives one Magic 2015 Prerelease Kit 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, July 10th

Two Headed Giant entry fee is $50.00 per team and each team of two players receives two  2015 Core set Prerelease Packs to use for building their decks. (One Prerelease Kit per player) 

Here is the prerelease schedule by store:

Holmes:
Midnight, Saturday July 12th (Friday night into Saturday) (registration begins at 11:00PM after FNM, July 11th )
6:00PM, Saturday,  July 12th  (registration begins at 5:00PM)
11:00AM, Sunday, July 13th  (registration at 10:30).  Entry fee for the Two Headed Giant is $50.00 per team

Wilmington:
Midnight, Saturday  July 12th – (Friday night into Saturday) (registration begins at 11:00PM after FNM, July 11th )
3:00PM, Saturday July 12th - (registration begins at 2:00PM)
7:30PM Saturday   July 12th  – (registration begins at 6:30PM)
3:00PM, Sunday  July 13th – (registration begins at 2:00PM)

Blue Bell:
Midnight, Saturday  July 12th  - (Friday night into Saturday) (registration begins at 11:00PM after FNM, July 11th )
10:00AM Saturday,  July 12th  - (registration begins at 9AM)
3:00PM Saturday,   July 12th -   (registration begins at 2:30PM)
6:00PM Saturday,  July 12th  - Sealed Two-Headed Giant (registration at 5:30PM).  Entry fee for the Two Headed Giant is $50.00 per team
10AM, Sunday,   July 13th  (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.  

Each player will receive a foil participation promo.

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.

 

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Alternate Universes stores to be open regular hours Friday, July 4th

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Alternate Universes will be open regular hours on Friday, July 4th.   Each store will be holding Friday Night Magic as usual but there will be some special prizes and giveaways!   Check back later for more details!

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MTG Conspiracy Release Drafts – Saturday, June 7th at all 3 AU stores

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Blue Bell:  1:00PM

Wilmington: 4:00 PM

Holmes:  6:00PM

Entry fee to each draft will be $15.00.

The Magic: The Gathering–Conspiracy set is designed to be drafted with six to eight players who then split into groups of three or four players for free-for-all multiplayer games.    These are casual play events. Pack prizes will be awarded. Each participant will also receive the Magister of Worth Conspiracy release card shown below.   ljquoqhelp arc mow MTG Conspiracy Release Drafts   Saturday, June 7th at all 3 AU stores

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MTG Journey Into Nyx Gameday Tournaments, Saturday May 24

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Alternate Universes will be holding Journey Into Nyx Game Day Tournaments on Saturday, May 24th  at the Holmes, Blue Bell & Wilmington stores.   Tournaments at all 3 stores 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 &  Journey Into Nyx

Prizes

All participants receive an exclusive  Squelching Leeches full-art promo card (while supplies last). The Top 8 players each receive an exclusive Dictate of Kruphix 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 Journey Into Nyx Game Day will receive an exclusive playmat.     Pack prizes will also be awarded to top finishers.

Additionally, the most heroic players will have an opportunity to earn the Hall of Triumph promo card (while supplies last). 

 

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MTG Grand Prix Trial for GP Washington at AU, Holmes, Sunday, May 18th

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Alternate Universes, Holmes will be hosting a Grand Prix Trial for Grand Prix, Washington on on Sunday, May 18th.    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 Washington will be held June 27th – 29th at the Dulles Expo & Conference Center North Hall, 4368 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly, VA 20151 

Here are all the details for the GPT:

When:  Sunday, May 18th, 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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Yu-Gi-Oh! Primal Origin Sneak Peek Events – May 10th & 11th

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Alternate Universes will be hosting Yu-Gi-Oh Primal Origin Sneak Peek Events  Saturday,  May 10th at all 3 AU stores and on Sunday, May 11th at AU Blue Bell.  The dueling will begin on Saturday, May 10th at 10:00AM and run until 5:00PM.  Dueling will resume at Blue Bell on Sunday, May 11th 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 Primal Origin to build a 40 card deck for casual play throughout the day. Each duelist will also receive a foil promo card.  Additionally, Primal Origin Sneak Peek play mats will be randomly given away throughout the day while supplies last. (Must be present to win.)

Side events will be held at each location as follows:

Holmes
Saturday, May 10th
Constructed tournaments at 2PM Saturday. $5.00 entry fee. (Primal Origin cards will be legal).  All players receive an Astral Pack 4 upon entering.

Blue Bell
Saturday,May 10th at  2PM: Constructed Tournament $5.00 entry fee. (Primal Origin cards will be legal).  All players receive an Astral Pack 4 upon entering.
Sunday, May 10th at  2PM: Constructed Tournament $5.00 entry fee. (Primal Origin cards will be legal).

Wilmington
Saturday, May 10th
Noon: Constructed Tournament (Primal Origin cards will be legal). $5.00 entry fee. All players receive an Astral Pack 4 upon entering.

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