Welcome to Alternate Universes!
We are a family-owned game store with three locations in the Greater Philadelphia area, plus an online store! Come in and play your favorite collectable card or miniatures game at our clean, well lit facilities! We provide plenty of table space for free open play every day. We buy & sell single cards for Magic, Yu-Gi-Oh! & Pokemon at all of our stores. Stop by and say hello!
We are very happy to announce that Alternate Universes has opened an online store selling singles and sealed product of Magic, Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokemon and more!
MTG Strixhaven Prerelease April 16th–22nd at Alternate Universes
The MTG Strixhaven: School of Mages Prerelease is April 16th–22nd at Alternate Universes! 👨🎓
During the Strixhaven Prerelease, Strixhaven Prerelease Packs (plus two Draft boosters) and Set Booster Boxes are available for purchase before the set’s official release on April 23rd! 🍄
And if you stop by AU Blue Bell, you can also purchase Collector Booster Boxes! 🌟
If you placed a pre-order for Prerelease Packs and/or Set Booster Boxes, you can pick them up anytime during the prerelease! You can pick up anything else you pre-ordered on or after April 23rd!
Class at the Strixhaven: School of Mages opens April 23rd! 🤓 Attend one of the five colleges—Lorehold (RW), Prismari (UR), Quandrix (GU), Silverquill (WB), and Witherbloom (BG)—and learn the deepest secrets of magic! Each college is named after the dragon that founded it; enroll and you may get to meet them!
Each booster box comes with the Buy-A-Box Promo Dragonsguard Elite while supplies last!
📚 Available for purchase during the Strixhaven Prerelease:
📕 Set Booster Box // $129.99
📗 Strixhaven Prerelease Kit (plus 2 Draft Boosters!) // $29.99
📙 Strixhaven Collector Booster Box // $274.99
(Only available at AU Blue Bell!)
Visit your local AU anytime during the prerelease April 16th–22nd to enroll! 🎓 Classes officially start April 23rd!
Pokemon TCGO Summer 2021 Team Challenge at Alternate Universes
AU Wilmington is participating in the Play! Pokemon Team Challenge for the Summer 2021 season! 💥 If you missed out before, here’s your second chance!
The Pokemon Team Challenge is a series of free tournaments held through Pokemon TCG Online, in conjunction with RK9 Labs. There will be four Qualifier tournaments for each participating Play! Store. The winners of the four Qualifiers will form a team to represent that store in the Play-Offs, culminating in a Grand Final between the top 2 stores’ teams!
To participate, make an account on RK9.gg, and join the official AU Discord server. RK9 will let you create a player profile to sign up for our Qualifier tournaments, as well as view pairings during each event. Joining our Discord will put you in touch with the other members of our community, including your future teammates (if you win!)
Download and install Pokemon TCG Online if not already installed, and make sure you play through the tutorial ahead of the event!
Click below to view our Qualifier tournaments and register!
Qualifier 1 — Sunday, April 18th
Qualifier 2 — Sunday, April 25th
Qualifier 3 — Sunday, May 9th
Qualifier 4 — Sunday, May 23rd
Registration for each tournament opens eight days before the tournament date!
• Each Qualifier is Standard format, and only open to Masters division players. Qualifiers are Swiss-style with a Top cut based on the total number of players.
• Play-Offs are 3v3 Round-Robin elimination format between teams from different stores. Each team has a reserve player, who is on the bench. The reason is to ensure that a team can always be represented by 3 players (i.e. scheduling conflicts, connectivity issues, etc.) It’s recommended that teams rotate in-between events, to ensure all players get to play. The fourth player can also act as an advisor to the others!
See here for the full FAQ: https://tournamentcenter.gg/faq/
Qualifier participants will receive TCGO codes for digital booster packs! You may receive more depending on your record!
Participants will also receive codes for digital sleeves and deck boxes for having taken part in the event (distributed after the conclusion of Qualifiers).
The 1st place winner of each Qualifier will win a playmat, and be chosen to represent their store in the Play-Offs on a team with the three other winners!
Teams that make Top 256 will receive official Team Challenge playmats for the four Team Members (and for their judges). Teams that make Top 32 will receive additional Top 32 Team Challenge playmats for the four team members (and one for the store). You will also receive additional TCGO codes, depending on your ranking.
Top 8 Teams will receive additional physical product, distributed by their participating store. Prizes for the Grand Final winners will be announced in the future.
DBS Battle Evolution Is Out NOW at AU!
🔥 Dragon Ball Super Battle Evolution comes out March 26th at Alternate Universes! 🔥
DBS Battle Evolution reprints a ton of popular cards from previous sets that have become harder and harder to get! It also adds totally NEW cards and spices up familiar themes with new leaders and abilities!
This set includes 68 new cards and 57 reprints for old and new players alike! Including all the different rarities, this set has 233 total cards!
Battle Evolution booster packs are $5!
Booster Boxes are $99.99 (includes 24 booster packs!)
Stop by your local AU on Friday, March 26th to pick up yours! 👽
MTG Kaldheim is available now at Alternate Universes!
Booster Boxes of any kind come with the Buy-A-Box Promo Realmwalker while supplies last!
We have a case that’s stocked with the newest card singles, and we are always buying! 💸 If you have any cards you want to trade, stop by one of our stores! We’d love to take a look!
🔥 ALL Bundles are now the new low price of $39.99! 🔥
Each Kaldheim Bundle includes 10 Draft Booster Packs, 20 foil basic lands (not snow), 20 non-foil basic lands (not snow), 1 Bundle-exclusive alt art promo, 1 Bundle-exclusive oversized spindown life counter, and the box itself is the perfect size to store your new cards!
Kaldheim Draft Booster Packs are $4.25; sealed Draft Boxes are $120!
Kaldheim Set Booster Packs are $5.50; sealed Set Boxes are $150!
Kaldheim Collector Booster Packs are $24.99! A full Collector Booster Box Display is $275!
Kaldheim Commander Decks are $19.99! Try the White/Blue Phantom Premonition Deck or the Black/Green Elven Empire deck! They’re great for getting into the MTG Commander format!
👀 Kaldheim Prerelease Packs are still available for $29.99!
Prerelease Packs come with 6 Kaldheim Draft Boosters, 1 foil promo-stamped Rare or Mythic Rare, and 1 spindown counter!
We also have a number of gorgeous official Kaldheim accessories, including playmats, deckboxes, and sleeves! Stop by to browse our selections!
Join us for Friday Night Magic on our official Discord Server! Click in on a Friday night, or any other time to find a remote pick-up game!
Shop small and stop by your local AU for all your Kaldheim needs! 🤘
Yu-Gi-Oh! Blazing Vortex is out now!
Yu-Gi-Oh! Blazing Vortex is out NOW at Alternate Universes!
Stop by the AU location nearest you to pick some up today!
🔥 Booster boxes of Blazing Vortex are $85! 🚒💦 Individual booster packs are $4!
Don’t forget about the Lost Art Promotion! When you spend $30 or more on sealed Yugioh products, you’ll get the current Lost Art Promo!
Come meet our Yu-Gi-Oh! community on Discord! We’re starting FREE weekly Remote Duel tournaments soon where you can win the latest OTS packs! 😏
Alternate Universes Blue Bell is now a WPN Premium Store!
We are proud to announce that Alternate Universes Blue Bell in East Norriton, PA has officially been designated a WPN Premium Store!
Thanks to the hard work of our employees and the dedication of our community, AU Blue Bell has officially become a WPN Premium store. Over the past months, we’ve been working hard to improve our store and thus your playing experience with us. Our Blue Bell store has been remodeled with new paint, carpets, bathrooms, tables, signs, monitors, and more. Only about 5% of WPN retailers have become WPN Premium stores. Achieving this status means that we’ve reached a point where our store provides one of the highest quality gaming experiences you can get from any LGS, and it’s not just because of our looks. It’s because we as a business are committed to providing a very high quality experience to our players. When you come to our store, you can expect a clean, professional, friendly, and fun environment. And now that we’ve reached Premium status, we’ll be able to make your experience even better. We’ll be able to hold exclusive events when they’re available, and offer exclusive products and promos. You’ll notice a couple of other changes around the store as time goes on, and as we continue to work closely with Wizards of the Coast.
Thank you to our community. Without our thriving, enthusiastic, and all-around wonderful community of players these past 16 or so years, we wouldn’t have been considered for this achievement. Whether you have been with us from the beginning or have just learned about us this year, thank you! We look forward to continuing to provide the best gaming experience that we can, and we hope that you’ll continue to join us.
Join The Alternate Universes Discord Server!
We made an official Alternate Universes Discord server!
Now you can connect with us even though our physical stores are closed for the time being. Our online store is still open!
Request singles and products, play games with others over video chat, get updates on events and store news, and participate in events such as Magic: the Gathering FNM at Home or our weekly Yu-Gi-Oh! remote duel tournaments!