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 Grand Prix Trial for Grand Prix Atlantic City – Sunday, April 12th at AU Holmes

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Alternate Universes Holmes will be hosting a Grand Prix Trial for Grand Prix Atlantic City on Sunday, April 12th.  Registration opens at 11AM and play will begin at Noon.  Format is Sealed.

Prizes:  4 booster packs for each player participating will be put in 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 Atlantic City will be held May 8th – 10th at the Atlantic City Convention Center, One Convention Boulevard, Atlantic City, New Jersey 08401

Here are all the details for the GPT:

When:  Sunday, April 12th, 2015.  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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MTG Dragons of Tarkir Game Day – Saturday, April 18th at all AU stores!

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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).

 

 

Prizes

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).

 

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Pokemon VG Premier Challenge Omega – Sunday, April 19th at AU Holmes

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VG Premier Challenge (Omega) at AU Blue Bell  (Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire Game cartridge)
Sunday, April 19th, 2015

Registration Time: 12 PM (noon) – 12:30 PM
Play to start by 12:45 PM

Location: Alternate Universes Holmes
MacDade Plaza
2129 MacDade Blvd.
Holmes, PA 19043
610-583-9960

Cost: $5 for Juniors and Seniors, $10 for Masters

Format:
Swiss rounds (single games) with a top cut (playing best two of three games).
Bring your game cartridge and your Nintendo 3DS.
Format is Double Team Battles. Swiss pairings. We will have a team list form for you to complete when you register.

New players are welcome!

Game Cartridge to use
For events starting January 1, 2015 (Blue Bell on Jan 2) – you must use a Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire game cartridge.  Check pokemon.com for other rules for the new game.

Team lists are required. Click the link below for a printable team list – be prepared and bring a team list with you. Blank team lists will be available at the event.

Note: Hack checks will be performed throughout the event.  Please be sure that you have applied the latest updates for your system and game.

Prizes: based on attendance, Play! Points: 2

Championship Point Distribution: 

Best Finish Limit: 5

  • 1st wins 40 Championship Points
  • 2nd wins 32 Championship Points
  • 3–4 each win 26 Championship Points
  • 5–8 each win 20 Championship Points (Kicker – 16 players)
  • 9–12 each win 14 Championship Points (Kicker – 32 players)
  • 13–16 each win 8 Championship Points (Kicker – 32 players)
The kicker means that this is the number of players that need to be playing in the age group for the championship points to be awarded.
For more info, click here:
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MTG Dragons of Tarkir Booster Box & Fat Pack Pre-Orders Now Available!

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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!

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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

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Commander (2014 Edition) Release – In stock at all 3 stores!

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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!

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Contents: 
  • 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
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Yu-Gi-Oh Geargia Structure Deck and Dragon Ball Z now on sale at all AU stores!

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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.

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