Amonkhet Standard Showdown – Weekends from May 6th to July 1st

Alternate Universes is hosting Amonkhet Standard Showdown tournaments at all of our stores!  Standard Showdown events are Standard Format tournaments in which players can win Standard Showdown: Amonkhet Booster Packs!

We will be hosting a Standard Showdown tournament every Weekend from May 6th to July 1st (excluding May 20th and 21st for Amonkhet Game Day).

Holmes
Saturdays
May 6th, 13th, 27th; June 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th; July 1st
Registration opens: 5 PM
Tournament begins: 6 PM

Blue Bell
Saturdays
May 6th, 13th, 27th; June 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th; July 1st
Registration opens: 5 PM
Tournament begins: 6 PM

Wilmington
Sundays
May 7th, 14th, 28th; June 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th; July 2nd
Registration opens: 2 PM
Tournament begins: 3 PM

Entry: $5

Standard Showdown: Amonkhet booster packs each contain four cards*:

  • 2 rare or mythic rare from a currently legal Standard set
  • Amonkhet full-art land
  • 1 premium card of any rarity from a currently legal Standard set, including Amonkhet full-art lands

*Standard Showdown: Amonkhet booster packs do not include Masterpieces.

We will have 9 Standard Showdown: Amonkhet boosters to give away as prizes at each tournament, plus Booster Pack prizes based on attendance (booster pack prizes may also be redeemed for Store Credit)

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MTG Hour of Devastation Prereleases – Saturday, July 8th and Sunday, July 9th

Alternate Universes is hosting Magic: the Gathering Hour of Devastation prerelease tournaments on Saturday, July 8th and Sunday, July 9th 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 Hour of Devastation Prerelease Kit to use for building a 40-card deck.

NEW: All tournaments will now be 3 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 if you preregister, $35 at the door.
If you preregister for two events then the total entry fee is $55!
Preregister for three or more events and the entry fee for each event is $25!
All preregistrations must be made in-store and paid in advance.
  Preregistration ends Friday, July 7th, at 6:00 PM
Two Headed Giant entry fee is $60.00 per team and each team of two players receives two Hour of Devastation Prerelease Kits to use for building their decks. (one Prerelease Kit per player).

Schedule

Here is the prerelease schedule by store: (Note: Some times have changed from past prereleases)

Holmes:
Midnight, Saturday, July 8th (Friday night into Saturday) (registration begins at 11 PM after FNM, July 7th)
11:00 AM, Saturday, July 8th (registration begins at 10:30 AM)
6:00 PM, Saturday, July 8th (registration begins at 5:00 PM)
Noon, Sunday, July 9th – Sealed Two-Headed Giant  (registration at 11:30 AM).  Entry fee for Two Headed Giant is $60.00 per team
4:00 PM, Sunday, July 9th (registration begins at 3:00 PM)

Wilmington:
Midnight, Saturday, July 8th (Friday night into Saturday) (registration begins at 11:00 PM after FNM, July 7th)
3:00 PM, Saturday, July 8th (registration begins at 2:00 PM)
7:30 PM Saturday, July 8th (registration begins at 7:00 PM)
Noon Sunday, July 9th (registration begins at 11:30 AM)
4:00 PM, Sunday, July 9th (registration begins at 3:00 PM)

Blue Bell*:
Midnight, Saturday, July 8th (Friday night into Saturday) (registration begins at 11:00 PM after FNM, April 21st)
Noon Saturday, July 8th (registration begins at 11:30 AM)
4:00 PM Saturday, July 8th (registration begins at 3:30 PM)
6:00 PM Saturday, July 8th Sealed Two-Headed Giant (registration at 5:30 PM).  Entry fee for Two Headed Giant is $60.00 per team
11:00 AM, Sunday, July 9th (registration begins at 10:30 AM)
*Blue Bell/E. Norriton players: Please do not park directly in front of any other store in the shopping center.  Additional parking is available behind the stores and on Penn Square Road.  Your cooperation will allow us to continue to run these events at this location.*

PRIZES

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

Regular 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

Two Headed Giant Tournaments:
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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MTG Hour of Devastation Launch Weekend Drafts – Saturday July 15th and Sunday July 16th

Alternate Universes is holding Hour of Devastation Launch Weekend Drafts on Saturday, July 15th at all stores and Sunday, July 16th at AU Wilmington!

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

Alternate Universes Blue Bell
Penn Square Shopping Center
211 W. Germantown Pike
East Norriton, PA 19401
610-277-7251
*Please do not park directly in front of any other store in the shopping center that is open.  Additional parking is available behind the stores and on Penn Square Road.  Your cooperation will allow us to continue to run these events at this location.*

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

Entry: $15

Format: Booster Draft
Players each receive 3 booster packs of the newest set. Players open one booster pack and choose one card from the pack and then pass the remaining cards to the player on their left. They will continue until all cards have been chosen from the first booster pack. Repeat this process for the next two boosters, switching the direction in which the boosters are passed around the table.

Players will be placed into 6-8 person pods for drafting, followed by three Swiss-style rounds of play.

See this page for comprehensive rules: http://magic.wizards.com/gameinfo/gameplay/formats/boosterdraft

Holmes
Saturday, July 15th

Registration begins: 4:30 PM
Drafting begins: 5:00 PM

Blue Bell
Saturday, July 15th

Registration begins: 2:30 PM
Drafting begins: 3 PM

Wilmington
Saturday, July 15th
Registration begins: 3:30 PM
Drafting begins: 4 PM

Sunday, July 16th
Registration begins: 4:30 PM
Drafting begins: 5 PM

PRIZES (per 8-person pod)
3 – 0: 5 booster packs of Hour of Devastation
2 – 0 – 1: 3 booster packs of Hour of Devastation
2 – 1: 2 booster packs of Hour of Devastation
All others: 1 booster pack of Hour of Devastation

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MTG Hour of Devastation Sealed PPTQ – Sunday, July 16th at AU Holmes

PPTQ

Alternate Universes is hosting a Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier (PPTQ) for PT Albuquerque on Sunday, July 16th at Alternate Universes Holmes.

Here are the details:

  • Format: SEALED
  • Entry Fee: $35 online & in-store preregistration ($40 at the door)
  • Registration Start Time: 10:30 AM
  • Deck Building Begins: 11:00 AM
  • Tournament Start Time: Noon

For online registration please click the link below:

PRIZES
1st place: 1 booster box of Hour of Devastation + Invite to Regional Pro Tour Qualifier for the next Pro Tour
2nd place: 2 booster boxes of Hour of Devastation
3rd & 4th place: 18 packs of Hour of Devastation each
5th – 8th: 9 packs of Hour of Devastation 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
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AU Blue Bell Open Mondays Beginning May 15th!

First we renovated, then we moved to our new location in Penn Square Shopping Center (213 W. Germantown Pike, East Norriton, PA) and now we’re ready for the next big thing for AU Blue Bell: opening on Mondays!

Beginning Monday, May 15th, Alternate Universes Blue Bell will be OPEN every Monday, from Noon to 10 PM!  Come in, say hi, and give us your ideas for what events we should schedule!  To start we will be running Magic Modern format at 7:00PM

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MTG Sealed PPTQ for Pro Tour Hour of Devastation (Kyoto) – Sunday, January 22nd at AU Holmes

PPTQ

Alternate Universes is hosting a Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier (PPTQ) Tournament for Pro Tour Hour of Devastation (Kyoto) on Sunday, January 22nd at Alternate Universes Holmes.

Here are the details:

  • Format: SEALED
  • Entry Fee: $35 in-store preregistration ($40 at the door)
  • Registration Start Time: 11:00 AM
  • Tournament Start Time: Noon

PRIZES
1st place: 1 booster box of Aether Revolt + Invite to Regional Pro Tour Qualifier for PT Hour of Devastation
2nd place: 2 booster boxes of Aether Revolt
3rd & 4th place: 18 packs of Aether Revolt each
5th – 8th: 9 packs of Aether Revolt 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
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MTG Aether Revolt Sealed Two-Headed Giant Launch Party – Saturday, January 21st at AU Wilmington

Alternate Universes will be holding a special Aether Revolt Two-Headed Giant Launch Weekend Tournament on Saturday, January 21st at AU Wilmington!  Two-Headed Giant is a multiplayer format where teams of two face off against each other. Each team starts with 30 life and turns are shared by teammates. Each player is allowed one free mulligan.

Each team will receive two Aether Revolt Prerelease Packs with which to build their decks!  All participants will also receive the exclusive Launch Promo card Saheeli’s Artistry (while supplies last).  Booster pack or store credit prizes (your choice) will be awarded based on attendance!

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

Entry: $50 per team
Format: SEALED Two-Headed Giant
Registration begins: 2:30PM
Deckbuilding begins: 3 PM

Each team of two players will receive 2 Aether Revolt Prerelease Packs (one per person!) with which to build their decks.
Prizes will be based on attendance.  For each participating team, 4 booster packs of Aether Revolt will be added to the prize pool.

All participants will receive the Launch Promo card Quicksmith Rebel! (while supplies last)

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MTG Standard PPTQ for Pro Tour Amonkhet (Nashville) – Saturday, December 17th at AU Blue Bell

PPTQ

Alternate Universes is hosting a Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier (PPTQ) Tournament for Pro Tour Amonkhet (Nashville) on Saturday, December 17th at Alternate Universes Blue Bell.

Here are the details:

  • Format: STANDARD
  • Entry Fee: $30 (there is no preregistration for this event)
  • Registration Start Time: 11:00 AM
  • Tournament Start Time: Noon

PRIZES
1st place: 1 booster box of Kaladesh + Invite to Regional Pro Tour Qualifier for PT Amonkhet
2nd place: 2 booster boxes of Kaladesh
3rd & 4th place: 18 packs of Kaladesh each
5th – 8th: 9 packs of Kaladesh 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
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Alternate Universes Blue Bell GRAND OPENING TODAY 11/18!

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Thanks to our fantastic community of players, and in order to give that community a bigger, better place to gather and play, Alternate Universes is proud to announce that we are moving our Blue Bell store to a new location!

Penn Square Shopping Center
211 W. Germantown Pike
East Norriton, PA 19401

The Grand Opening for New Blue Bell will be on Friday, November 18th!  Our current store will close on Sunday, November 13th, after our usual hours.

Our weekly event schedule is staying the same, so come in on the 18th for our Force of Will tournament at 6:30 PM, and Friday Night Magic at 7 PM!  All Special Events happening at Blue Bell after the 18th will be happening at our new location!  Come say hi to Pat after the move!

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AU Black Friday/Small Business Saturday Sale – Friday, November 25th & Saturday, November 26th

ALTERNATE UNIVERSES
BLACK FRIDAY / SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY
SALE 2016!

Doors at all stores will open at 10 AM on Friday, November 25th!

Sales will continue through Saturday, November 26th!!!

(and don’t forget about our Yu-Gi-Oh! iPad Tournament also on the 26th!)


All Day Specials:

• 10% off Gift Cards valuing $100 or more

• Planechase Anthology – $25.00 off MSRP!

• Board Games – 30% off

• Warhammer 40K – 20% off

• HeroClix

– Booster Packs — $10 each (excluding Joker’s Wild)
– Single-Figure Foil Pack Boosters — 6 for $5.00 (excluding TMNT)

• Dice Masters

– Booster Packs — 4 for $1.00
– Starters — 40% off

• Yu-Gi-Oh!

– Booster Packs — 3 for $10.00 (excluding Destiny Soldiers and Mega Packs)
– Yugi’s Legendary II Decks – $25.00

– Structure/Starter Decks — $8.00
– 10% off singles

• Magic: the Gathering (all sales exclude Kaladesh products)

– From the Vault — $40.00
– Conspiracy: Take the Crown Booster Packs — 3 for $10.00
– Foreign Booster Packs — 3 for $10.00

– Fat Packs — $30.00
– Duel Decks $15.00
– Intro Decks — $10.00
– 15% off singles

• Pokemon

– Booster Packs — 3 for $10.00
– Theme Decks — $10.00
– Elite Trainer Kits 10% off
– Pokemon EX Boxes  10% off
– Pokemon toys and merch 10% off
– 10% off singles

• Force of Will

– Booster Packs — 3 for $10.00
– Fixed Card Sets 20% off
– 10% off singles

• Weiss Schwarz

– Booster Packs — 3 for $12.00
– Trial Decks — $16.00

• Cardfight!! Vanguard

– Booster Packs — 3 for $9.00
– Box Sets 20% off
– Trial Decks — $16.00

• Luck & Logic

– Booster Packs — 3 for $9.00
– Trial Decks — $16.00

• 10% off all accessories and singles!!!

– All TCG singles
– Sleeves
– Deckboxes
– Binders
– Playmats
– Dice
– and more!

We’ll be adding sales up until Friday, so watch this space for updates! (Taxes apply to all sales where applicable)

Stop by AU and get ready for the Holidays by stocking up on gifts or just grab some awesome stuff for yourself!  Don’t forget we also have a lot of great events coming up!  Check back to our website or follow us on Facebook for updates!

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