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 Will Be Closed for the 4th of July!

Alternate Universes will be closed this July 4th for Independence Day.  We will re-open on July 5th at our normal hours!  Have a safe and happy holiday!

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MTG Eldritch Moon Pre-Orders Available NOW!

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Alternate Universes is taking pre-orders for MTG Eldritch Moon booster boxes and Fat Packs, as well pre-orders for playsets of Eldritch Moon commons and uncommons (only available online)!  Come in to any of our stores through Wednesday, July 20th and pre-order your product today at awesome discounted prices!

Available for order in-store:

Eldritch Moon booster box: $105 (discounted from $120 plus tax!)
Eldritch Moon Fat Packs: $39.95
(plus taxes where applicable)

Available for order via the online store:

Common/Uncommon Eldritch Moon playsets are available for $44.99 each!
Eldritch Moon singles will be added as they are spoiled!
(plus taxes where applicable)

For box pre-orders, you’ll also get the Eldritch Moon Buy-a-Box promo (TBA)! (one per person)

Pre-orders must be paid in-full up front, and they guarantee you your MTG Eldritch Moon products at the time of release (Friday, July 22nd).  Prices for Eldritch Moon boxes will otherwise will be $120 plus tax, so come in and pre-order your product ASAP!

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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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TCGPlayer.com Force of Will State Championships – Saturday, July 16th at AU Blue Bell and AU Wilmington

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Alternate Universes is hosting TCGPlayer.com Force of Will State Championship tournaments on Saturday, July 16th at AU Blue Bell and AU Wilmington!

Entry: $25
NOTE: There will be a 32 player cap on each tournament. Preregistration will be available in-store.

Format: Alice Cluster; Swiss rounds with Top 8 cut

Registration: 11 AM
Tournament start: Noon

PRIZES:
(prizes listed are in addition to booster pack prizes based on attendance!)

1st place: TCGplayer State Champion Playmat +
50 TCGplayer Prize Wall Points
2nd place: TCGplayer State Top 8 Competitor Playmat + 25 TCGplayer Prize Wall Points
3rd & 4th place: TCGplayer State Top 8 Competitor Playmat + 15 TCGplayer Prize Wall Points
5th-8th place: TCGplayer State Top 8 Competitor Playmat + 10 TCGplayer Prize Wall Points
9th-16th place: 5 TCGplayer Prize Wall Points

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MTG Eldritch Moon Prerelease Tournaments – Saturday & Sunday, July 16th & 17th

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Alternate Universes is hosting Magic: the Gathering Eldritch Moon prerelease tournaments on Saturday July 16th and Sunday July 17th 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 Eldritch Moon Prerelease Kit to use for building a 40-card deck.

Midnight Prereleases, 2-Headed Giant tournaments, and all Wilmington prereleases will be 3 rounds regardless of the number of players.  All other tournaments will be 4 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 $30.00 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 made in-store and paid in advance.
Preregistration ends Friday, July 21st, at 6:00PM
Two Headed Giant entry fee is $60.00 per team and each team of two players receives two Eldritch Moon Prerelease Packs to use for building their decks. (one Prerelease Kit per player).

Schedule

Here is the prerelease schedule by store:

Holmes:
Midnight, Saturday, July 22nd (Friday night into Saturday) (registration begins at 11 PM after FNM, July 21st)
11:00 AM, Saturday, July 22nd (registration begins at 10:00 AM)
6:00 PM, Saturday, July 22nd (registration begins at 5:00PM)
11:00AM, Sunday, July 23rd – Sealed Two-Headed Giant  (registration at 10:30).  Entry fee for the Two Headed Giant is $60.00 per team
3:00PM, Sunday, July 23rd – (registration begins at 2:00PM)

Wilmington:
(note: all Wilmington prereleases will now be three rounds)
Midnight, Saturday, July 22nd – (Friday night into Saturday) (registration begins at 11:00PM after FNM, July 21st)
3:00PM, Saturday, July 22nd – (registration begins at 2:00PM)
7:30PM Saturday, July 22nd – (registration begins at 7:00PM)
Noon Sunday, July 23rd – (registration begins at 11:30AM)
4:00PM, Sunday, July 23rd – (registration begins at 2:00PM)

Blue Bell:
Midnight, Saturday, July 22nd – (Friday night into Saturday) (registration begins at 11:00PM after FNM, July 21st)
10:00AM Saturday, July 22nd – (registration begins at 9AM)
3:00PM Saturday, July 22nd –   (registration begins at 2:30PM)
6:00PM Saturday, July 22nd – Sealed Two-Headed Giant (registration at 5:30PM).  Entry fee for the Two Headed Giant is $60.00 per team
10:00AM, Sunday, July 23rd – (registration begins at 9:30AM)

PRIZES

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

Midnight (and Wilmington) 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

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: 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 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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