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!


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Yu-Gi-Oh! Blazing Vortex Pre-Orders at Alternate Universes

Yu-Gi-Oh! Blazing Vortex booster box pre-orders are now OPEN at Alternate Universes!

 Visit us in-store or click the link below to preorder!

Pre-order today and get your boxes during the Blazing Vortex Premiere Pre-release, January 30th—31st!

Yugioh Blazing Vortex Booster Box

Blazing Vortex Booster Box
$80 in-store! // $85 online

During the Blazing Vortex Premiere Pre-release, you can buy packs of Blazing Vortex when you come in to pick up your box! Get an exclusive Field Center card during the event when you buy at least five packs of the new set (while supplies last!) Also get entered into our drawings for a Blazing Vortex Mini Mat or Ultra Rare Promo Card!

Blazing Vortex officially launches on Thursday, February 4th at your local Alternate Universes!

Get ready to Chazz it up in 2021 when Blazing Vortex hits the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME!

Level up your game with 100 new cards to play and collect including a reimagining of Chazz Princeton’s “Armed Dragon” cards from the Yu-Gi-Oh! GX animated series. Play them on their own or combine them with the original “Armed Dragon” cards to create a hard-hitting new strategy that aims to unleash a brand-new version of Armed Dragon LV10 and power it all the way up to 10000 ATK!

Phantom Rage introduced 17 new World Premiere cards, but Blazing Vortex ups the ante with 19 World Premiere cards! Blazing Vortex both debuts a new combat-crazed World Premiere theme and spices things up with some World Premiere cards that turn the rules of engagement on their head, including a new Continuous Trap Card that forces Duelists to take turns playing their monster effects.

In addition, you can find…

• Cards that power up some of the themes introduced in Secret Slayers, Rise of the Duelist, Phantom Rage, and Genesis Impact.
• New cards for themes introduced in 2010, 2012, 2016, 2017, and 2019.
• The latest version of an iconic Spell Card that everyone knows.
• A World Premiere Card that reinvents another classic Spell Card.
• And more!

The Blazing Vortex booster set contains 100 new cards:

50 Commons
26 Super Rares
14 Ultra Rares
10 Secret Rares

MTG Kaldheim Booster Box & Bundle Pre-Orders at Alternate Universes

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MTG Kaldheim Pre-Orders at Alternate Universes!

Click below to pre-order now!

Magic: the Gathering Kaldheim is open for pre-order right now at your local AU or from our online store! Pre-order Kaldheim Draft, Set, and Collector Booster Boxes, plus Prerelease Packs and Bundles with us!

Each booster box is sealed with a box topper pack and comes with the WPN Store exclusive Realmwalker Buy-A-Box promo!

Each Prerelease Pack comes with 2 bonus Kaldheim Draft Booster Packs!

All online orders are shipped to arrive as close to Prerelease or Release day as possible. Click one of the links below to pre-order online right now, or visit any of our three locations to pre-order in-store!

MTG Kaldheim Draft Booster Boxes and Prerelease Packs available for pick-up starting Prerelease week, January 29th—February 4th!

MTG Kaldheim Bundles, Set Booster Boxes, and Collector Booster Boxes available for pick-up starting release day, February 5th!

MTG Kaldheim Draft Booster BoxKaldheim Draft Booster Box
$105 in-store // $110 onlineMTG Kaldheim Prerelease PackKaldheim Prerelease Pack + 2 Draft Booster Packs
$25 in-store // $30 online

MTG Kaldheim Set Booster BoxKaldheim Set Booster Box
$120 in-store // $125 online

MTG Kaldheim Collector Booster BoxKaldheim Collector Booster Box
$250 in-store // $250 online

MTG Kaldheim BundleKaldheim Bundle
$39.99 in-store // $44.99 online


Play! Pokemon Team Challenge at Alternate Universes

Pokemon Team Challenge

Alternate Universes Wilmington is participating in the Play! Pokemon Team Challenge!

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 — Saturday, December 19th
Qualifier 2 — Sunday, January 10th
Qualifier 3 — Sunday, January 31st
Qualifier 4 — Sunday, February 21st

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.

MTG Commander Legends is in-stock at Alternate Universes!

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Magic: the Gathering Commander Legends is now in-stock at Alternate Universes! We have Draft Booster Packs and Boxes, Commander Decks, Combo Boxes, and Playmats at all three stores, plus Collector Booster Packs at AU Blue Bell! Stop by AU to pick up yours!

Commander Legends Draft Booster Box

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!

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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!