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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Yu-Gi-Oh! Day – Saturday July 23rd at AU Holmes & Wilm, and Sunday July 24th at AU Blue Bell

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Alternate Universes is hosting Yu-Gi-Oh Day!  Come join us on Saturday, July 23rd at AU Holmes & Wilmington and Sunday, July 24th 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 participating in special tournaments!  The tournament will feature special prizes on top of our usual tournament prizes, and cost the same as our usual 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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Pokemon TCG Steam Siege Prereleases – July 23rd, July 26th, and July 31st

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Alternate Universes is holding Pokemon TCG Steam Siege prerelease events on Saturday July 23rd at AU Blue Bell, Tuesday July 26th at AU Holmes, and Sunday July 31st at AU Wilmington!

Format: Sealed Deck
Each player will receive 4 Steam Siege boosters along with 1 Evolution Pack (22 cards + 1 promo card) with which to build a deck and play for 3 rounds, as well as 4 more Steam Siege boosters as a participation prize.  Energy cards will be available to use at the event.  New players welcome!!!

Entry: $26 if you preregister, $30 at the door.  Pre-registration is available online at PhiladelphiaPokemon.com!

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

Saturday, July 23rd
Alternate Universes Blue Bell

DeKalb Shopping Center
1530 DeKalb Pike
Blue Bell, Pennsylvania 19422
610-277-7251

1st Session
Registration 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM
Play @ 1:00 PM
2nd Session
Registration 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Play @ 3:30 PM
(players are welcome to play in both sessions!)

Tuesday, July 26th
Alternate Universes Holmes
MacDade Plaza
2129 MacDade Blvd
Holmes, PA 19043
610-583-9960

Registration 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Play @ 6:30 PM

Sunday, July 31st
Alternate Universes Wilmington
Talleyville Shopping Center
3615A Silverside Road
Wilmington, Delaware 19810
302-482-3480

Registration 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM
Play @ 1:00 PM

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Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Illusion Sneak Peeks – Saturday and Sunday, July 30th and 31st

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Alternate Universes will be hosting Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Illusion Sneak Peek Events on Saturday, July 30th and Sunday, July 31st at all three AU stores and on Sunday, July 31st at Alternate Universes Blue Bell!

Entry fee for the event is $20.00.  Each participant will receive 5 booster packs of The Dark Illusion with which to build a 40 card deck for casual play throughout the day. Each duelist will also receive a limited edition Ultra Rare Magical Something!  Additionally, The Dark Illusion Sneak Peek playmats will be given away periodically throughout the day to random participants while supplies last! (Must be present to win.)  We’ll also be holding side events throughout day, during which cards from the new set will be legal!

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Side events will be held at each location as follows:

Holmes
Saturday, July 30th
2PM: Constructed Tournament; $5.00 entry fee.  Each player will receive an OTS Pack for entering (while supplies last).

Blue Bell
Saturday, July 30th
2PM: Constructed Tournament; $5.00 entry fee.  Each player will receive an OTS Pack for entering (while supplies last).
Sunday, July 31st
2PM: Constructed Tournament; $5.00 entry fee.

Wilmington
Saturday, July 30th
Noon: Constructed Tournament; $5.00 entry fee.  Each player will receive an OTS Pack for entering (while supplies last).

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MTG Eldritch Moon Sealed Launch Weekend Tournaments – Saturday July 23rd & Sunday July 24th

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Alternate Universes will be hosting Eldritch Moon Launch Weekend Tournaments on Saturday July 23rd at AU Blue Bell, and Sunday July 24th at AU Wilmington!  Instead of our usual Holmes Launch Weekend, we are hosting a PPTQ for PT Dublin at our Holmes store on Sunday, July 24th!  All participants will receive the exclusive Launch Promo card Identity Thief (while supplies last).  Booster pack or store credit prizes (your choice) will be awarded based on attendance!

Holmes (Sunday, July 24th)
Details for the Holmes PPTQ scheduled for this day can be found here: http://alternateu.com/2016/07/13/mtg-sealed-preliminary-pro-tour-qualifier-for-pt-dublin-sunday-july-24th-at-au-holmes/

Blue Bell (Saturday, July 23rd)
Entry: $30
Format: Sealed
Registration @ 5PM; Deckbuilding @ 6 PM

Each player will receive 6 Eldritch Moon boosters with which to build a deck.
Prizes will be based on attendance.  For each participating player, 3 booster packs of Eldritch Moon will be added to the prize pool.

Wilmington (Sunday, July 24th)
Entry: $40
per team
Format: Sealed 2-Headed Giant
Registration @ Noon; Deckbuilding @ 1 PM

Each team of two players will receive 8 Eldritch Moon boosters with which to build their decks.
Prizes will be based on attendance.  For each participating team, 4 booster packs of Eldritch Moon will be added to the prize pool.

All participants will receive the Launch Promo card Identity Thief! (while supplies last)

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New Weekly Events at Alternate Universes! New Games!

Lately we’ve been updating our weekly tournament calendar for all three of our stores to include more games and alterations to some of our currently scheduled games!  As always, anyone is always welcome to use our free table space any day to come and play their favorite games.  We might even start a new weekly event if something really takes off!

You can always view our weekly and special events on our Calendar page, but here are the newest recent developments you may not be aware of.

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Yu-Gi-Oh! Shining Victories Sneak Peeks – Saturday & Sunday, April 30th & May 1st!

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Alternate Universes will be hosting Yu-Gi-Oh! Shining Victories Sneak Peek Events on Saturday, April 30th at all 3 AU stores and on Sunday, May 1st at Alternate Universes Blue Bell.  The dueling will begin on Saturday, April 30th at 10:00AM and run until 5:00PM. Dueling will resume at Blue Bell on Sunday, May 1st 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 Shining Victories with which to build a 40 card deck for casual play throughout the day. Each duelist will also receive a limited edition Ultra Rare Magical Cavalry of Cxulub!  Additionally, Shining Victories Sneak Peek playmats will be given away periodically throughout the day to random participants while supplies last! (Must be present to win.)  We will also be holding side events throughout the day during each event, during which cards from the new set will be legal!

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Side events will be held at each location as follows:

Holmes
Saturday, April 30th
2PM: Constructed Tournament; $5.00 entry fee.  Each player will receive an OTS Pack for entering (while supplies last).

Blue Bell
Saturday, April 30th
2PM: Constructed Tournament; $5.00 entry fee.  Each player will receive an OTS Pack for entering (while supplies last).
Sunday, May 1st
2PM: Constructed Tournament; $5.00 entry fee.

Wilmington
Saturday, April 30th
Noon: Constructed Tournament; $5.00 entry fee.  Each player will receive an OTS Pack for entering (while supplies last).

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MTG Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier for PT Sydney – Saturday, March 5th at AU Wilmington

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Alternate Universes is hosting a Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier (PPTQ) Tournament for PT Sydney on Saturday, March 5th at Alternate Universes Wilmington.

Here are the details:

  • Format: Standard
  • Entry Fee: $25 preregistration, $30 at the door
  • Registration Start Time: 11:00 AM
  • Play Start Time: 12:00 Noon
  • There is a player limit of 64 registered players, so make sure to pre-register if you want to guarantee your spot!

Online preregistration is now available.  Click on the button below.
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Preregistration is also available in-store.  (Must be paid in-full at time of preregistration)

PRIZES
1st place: 1 booster box of Oath of the Gatewatch + Invite to Regional Pro Tour Qualifier for PT Sydney
2nd place: 2x booster boxes of Oath of the Gatewatch
3rd & 4th place: 18 packs of Oath of the Gatewatch each
5th – 8th: 9 packs of Oath of the Gatewatch 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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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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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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