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

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Alternate Universes Blue Bell is holding Pokemon TCG BREAKpoint Prerelease events on Saturday, January 30th at AU Holmes!

Format: Sealed Deck
Each player will receive 6 BREAKpoint boosters with which to build a deck and play for 3-4 rounds.  Each player will also receive 2 more BREAKpoint boosters as a participation prize.  New players welcome!

Entry:  $30 at the door, $26 if you preregister at the store.

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

All players receive a special promo card (while supplies last).  Participants will receive 1 Play! Point just for playing!

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

Registration: 10:00 AM – 10:40 AM
Deck Construction to start by 10:45 AM
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Yu-Gi-Oh! Ultimate Duelist Series Qualifier – Saturday, January 30th at AU Holmes

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Alternate Universes is hosting an Ultimate Duelist Series Qualifier on Saturday, January 30th 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.

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, January 30th
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 Oath of the Gatewatch Launch Weekend Tournaments – Saturday and Sunday, January 30th and 31st At All Stores!

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Alternate Universes will be hosting Oath of the Gatewatch Launch Weekend Tournaments on Saturday, January 30th at all AU Holmes and AU Blue Bell, and Sunday, January 31st at AU Wilmington!  All participants will receive the exclusive Release Promo card Endbringer (while supplies last).

Holmes (Saturday, January 30th)
Entry: $40 per team
Format: Sealed 2-Headed Giant
Registration @ 5PM; Deckbuilding @ 6 PM

Each team of two players will receive 8 Oath of the Gatewatch boosters with which to build their decks.
Prizes will be based on attendance.  For each participating team, four booster packs of Oath of the Gatewatch will be added to the prize pool.

Blue Bell (Saturday, January 30th)
Entry: $40 per team
Format: Sealed 2-Headed Giant
Registration @ 5PM; Deckbuilding @ 6 PM

Each team of two players will receive 8 Oath of the Gatewatch boosters with which to build their decks.
Prizes will be based on attendance.  For each participating team, four booster packs of Oath of the Gatewatch will be added to the prize pool.

Wilmington (Sunday, January 31st)
Entry: $40
per team
Format: Sealed 2-Headed Giant
Registration @ Noon; Deckbuilding @ 1 PM

Each team of two players will receive 8 Oath of the Gatewatch boosters with which to build their decks.
Prizes will be based on attendance.  For each participating team, four booster packs of Oath of the Gatewatch will be added to the prize pool.

All participants will receive the Release Promo card Endbringer! (while supplies last)

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Yu-Gi-Oh! Day – Saturday January 30th at AU Holmes & Wilmington, and Sunday January 31st at AU Blue Bell

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Alternate Universes is hosting Yu-Gi-Oh! Day at our Holmes, Blue Bell, and Wilmington locations!  Come join us on Saturday, January 30th at AU Holmes & Wilmington and Sunday, January 31st at AU Blue Bell!

Yu-Gi-Oh! Day is an international day for fans of the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game to celebrate the game they love to play by playing in special tournaments!  The tournament will feature special prizes on top of our normal tournament prizes, and cost the same as our normal Yu-Gi-Oh! tournaments ($5).

Holmes: Registration begins at 1 PM, Tournament begins at 2 PM
Wilmington: Registration begins at 11 AM, Tournament begins at Noon
Blue Bell:
Registration begins at 1 PM, Tournament begins at 2 PM

Entry Fee: $5

Format: Advanced Constructed Swiss (there will be no top cut)

Prizes:  On top of our usual pack prizes (based on attendance), we will be offering these special Yu-Gi-Oh! Day prizes:
– First place winner, after the conclusion of the last round of Swiss, will receive an exclusive Yu-Gi-Oh! Day full size Game Mat.
– Top 8 Duelists, after the conclusion of the last round of Swiss, will each receive an exclusive Yu-Gi-Oh! Day Super Rare Token Card.

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MTG Oath of the Gatewatch Game Day – Saturday, February 13th at all AU stores! (and Sunday, Feb 14th at AU Wilmington!)

OOGlogo_ENAlternate Universes will be holding Magic: the Gathering Oath of the Gatewatch Game Day Tournaments on Saturday, February 13th at our Holmes, Blue Bell, and Wilmington stores.   The tournament will begin at 6 PM at Holmes; 6 PM at Blue Bell; and 2 PM at Wilmington (plus at 1 PM at Wilmington on Sunday, February 14th!)  Registration opens one hour before the start time of the event.

Entry Fee: $5

When:
Saturday, February 13th
(Registration opens one hour before the start time of each event)
Holmes: 6:00 PM
Blue Bell: 6:00 PM
Wilmington: 2:00 PM

Sunday, February 14th
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.    The following sets will be Standard legal: Khans of Tarkir, Fate Reforged, Dragons of Tarkir, Magic Origins, Battle for Zendikar, and Oath of the Gatewatch.

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Pack prizes will be awarded to top finishers.  As well, all participants will receive an exclusive Immolating Glare full art promo card (while supplies last). The Top 8 players will each receive an exclusive Jori En, Ruin Diver 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 Game Day will receive an exclusive playmat (see picture above).

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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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