Wilmington Store

Wilmington Store Hours

Sunday: Noon – 5PM

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: Noon – 10PM

Wednesday: Noon – 10PM

Thursday: Noon – 10PM

Friday: Noon – 10PM

Saturday: 10AM – 6PM

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Alternate Universes Fourth of July Weekend Sale 2015!

Alternate Universes’

Fourth of July Weekend Sale 2015!

Friday July 3rd, Saturday July 4th, and Sunday July 5th!



Independence Day Weekend Hours
Friday, July 3rd: Regular hours
Saturday, July 4th: Noon – 6PM (10AM – 6PM at AU Wilmington)
Sunday, July 5th: Regular hours

This Independence Day weekend, we’re having a special sale at all three AU stores!  Come celebrate with us with up to 50% off on your favorite card, board, and miniatures games!

Items on sale in every category!

  • 10% off all card singles!
  • 10% off all accessories
  • 20% to 50% off board games!
  • 20% or more off HeroClix boosters
  • HeroClix Gravity feeds – $2.00 foil packs $1.00 each, $3.00 foil packs – $2.00 each
  • 50% off all Star Trek and D&D Attack Wing!
  • 15% off Warhammer 40K products! (paint products not included)
  • All $4.00 Booster Packs – 3 for $10.00, all $3.00 booster 4 for $10.00
  • Vanguard Boosters – $3.00 each
  • MTG Speed v. Cunning Decks – 40% off
  • MTG Intro and Events Decks – 40% off
  • MTG Blue Commander Decks – $20
  • MTG Clash Packs – $20
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Secrets of Eternity Super Edition – $5.00
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Primal Origin Deluxe Edition – $10.00
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! World Superstars Booster boxes – $60.00

These are just some of the items on sale this weekend.
Stop by your favorite location for sales specific to that store!

Plus check out our Holmes store’s bargain table, with discounts of up to 90% off!

We’ll be offering more deals soon, so check back soon for updates!  And happy Fourth of July!



Alternate Universes Will Be Closed for Easter Sunday, April 5th!

All Alternate Universes locations will be closed on Easter, Sunday, April 5th.  We will re-open again on Monday, April 6th at our regular times.  Happy Easter!


Magic: the Gathering Origins Prerelease Tournaments – Saturday & Sunday, July 11th & 12th


The Magic: the Gathering Origins prerelease tournaments will be held Saturday, July 11th & Sunday, July 12th at all AU stores!  For each participating player we are putting four booster packs in the prize pool!  Additionally we will be giving away door prizes including playmats & t-shirts, binders, and other “surprise” items at each prerelease tournament.    And we will once again have free pizza at all midnight prereleases.

We’re also taking Magic Origins Booster Box pre-orders!  Pre-order a box, and it’ll only cost you $105 instead of the usual $120 (plus tax)!  Come in to any of our stores through Thursday, July 16th to pre-order your boxes and guarantee yours on the day of release!

Format for all prerelease tournaments is sealed deck, including the 2-Headed Giant Tournaments.  Each player receives one Magic Origins Prerelease Kit to use for building a 40-card deck.

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 paid in advance.  Preregistration ends Thursday, July 10th.

Two Headed Giant entry fee is $55.00 per team and each team of two players receives two Magic Origins Prerelease Packs to use for building their decks. (One Prerelease Kit per player)

Here is the prerelease schedule by store:

Midnight, Saturday, July 11th (Friday night into Saturday) (registration begins at 11 PM after FNM, July 10th)
NEW! 10:00 AM, Saturday, July 11th (registration begins at 9:00 AM)
6:00 PM, Saturday, July 11th (registration begins at 5:00PM)
11:00AM, Sunday, July 12th – Sealed Two-Headed Giant  (registration at 10:30).  Entry fee for the Two Headed Giant is $55.00 per team

Midnight, Saturday, July 11th – (Friday night into Saturday) (registration begins at 11:00PM after FNM, July 10th)
3:00PM, Saturday, July 11th- (registration begins at 2:00PM)
7:30PM Saturday, July 11th – (registration begins at 6:30PM)
3:00PM, Sunday  July 12th – (registration begins at 2:00PM)

Blue Bell:
Midnight, Saturday, July 11th – (Friday night into Saturday) (registration begins at 11:00PM after FNM, July 10th)
10:00AM Saturday, July 11th – (registration begins at 9AM)
3:00PM Saturday, July 11th –   (registration begins at 2:30PM)
6:00PM Saturday, July 11th – Sealed Two-Headed Giant (registration at 5:30PM).  Entry fee for the Two Headed Giant is $55.00 per team
10:00AM, Sunday,  July 12th  (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:

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.



Magic Origins Launch Weekend Tournaments – Saturday, July 18th at AU Holmes & AU Wilmington


Alternate Universes will be hosting Sealed Magic Origins Launch Weekend Tournaments on Saturday, July 18th at AU Holmes and AU Wilmington!  All participants will receive the exclusive Release Promo Card.  Booster pack or store credit prizes (your choice) will be awarded based on attendance!

Registration for each event will take place at 5PM, and deckbuilding will begin at 6 PM.

Entry: $30
Format: Sealed
Each player will receive 6 Magic Origins boosters with which to build a deck.
Prizes will be based on attendance.  For each participating player, three booster packs will be added to the prize pool.

Wilmington (Sealed 2-Headed Giant):
Entry: $40
per team
Format: Sealed 2-Headed Giant
Each team of two players will receive 8 Magic Origins boosters with which to build their decks.
Prizes will be based on attendance.  For each participating team, four booster packs will be added to the prize pool.

All participants will receive the Release Promo card!


MTG Dragons of Tarkir Booster Box & Fat Pack Pre-Orders Now Available!


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!



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


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


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!

  • 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

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


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.