Welcome to Alternate Universes!

Welcome to Alternate Universes!

Collectable gaming cards, miniatures, board games, and more!

Serving the Greater Philadelphia area since 2004

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!

? CLICK HERE FOR OUR ONLINE STORE ?

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Exclusive Alternate Universes Innistrad: Midnight Hunt Preview Card!

Exclusive Alternate Universes Innistrad: Midnight Hunt Preview Card

Thank you for the free preview content, Wizards! Allow us to present to the world… Siphon Insight!

AU's MTG Preview Card Siphon Insight

This card looks like it’ll be fun! The look on your opponent’s face when you cast this after they resolve a Vampiric Tutor… Priceless!

MTG Innistrad: Midnight Hunt PREORDERS at Alternate Universes

MTG Innistrad: Midnight Hunt Preorders now OPEN at Alternate Universes

MTG Innistrad: Midnight Hunt Pre-Orders are now OPEN at Alternate Universes!
Stop by your local AU to pre-order today!

Magic: the Gathering Innistrad: Midnight Hunt Pre-Orders are open now at your local Alternate Universes! Stop in to your AU location of choice to preorder!

🐺 Prerelease Weekend: Sept. 17th–19th

SEALED Prerelease Tournaments are all weekend! Pre-register today!

Preorders for Set Boxes, Draft Boxes, and Prerelease Kits can be picked up during Prerelease Weekend!

Preorders for Bundles, Commander Decks, and Collector Boxes can be picked up starting on the set’s release on September 24th!

🌝 Prerelease Pre-Sale: Sept. 17th–23rd

Even if you didn’t preorder, you can still purchase Set Boxes, Draft Boxes, and Prerelease Kits during the Prerelease Pre-Sale! ✨ If you shop at AU Blue Bell, you can also purchase Collector Boxes during the Pre-Sale due to our Premium Status! ✨

 🌜 Innistrad: Midnight Hunt Pre-Orders 🌛

Prerelease Pack // $24.99

Set Booster Box // $109.99

Draft Booster Box // $109.99

Collector Booster Box // $249.99

Bundle // $39.99

 Set of 2 Commander Decks // $69.99

Each box you pre-order comes with the exclusive Buy-A-Box promo!

MTG Innistrad: Midnight Hunt officially releases on Friday, September 24th! Stop by your local AU to preorder today!

MTG Innistrad: Midnight Hunt Prerelease Tournaments – September 17th–19th

MTG Innistrad: Midnight Hunt Prereleases Sept. 17th–19th at AU

MTG Innistrad: Midnight Hunt Prerelease Tournaments are September 17th–19th at your local AU!

We have Prerelease tournaments happening all that weekend, and you can pre-register for as many as you want! Stop by your local AU to preregister today!

This is the first Magic Prerelease to feature Set Boosters as prize packs instead of Draft Boosters! Click here to learn more about Set Boosters: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/making-magic/set-boosters-2020-07-25

All Prerelease tournaments are 3 rounds. At the tournament start time, each player is given a Prerelease Pack to build a deck and play for 3 rounds. Prizes can be collected after Round 3! Lands will be provided for free at the event.

Don’t forget about the Love Your LGS promotion, where you get your choice of foil retro-frame promo when you enter any paid Magic tournament!

Midnight Hunt Preorders are now open at AU! Stop by your favorite AU location to pre-order today!


To play in official MTG events, you’ll need a Wizards Account email. It’s easy and free!
Login with your Magic Arena account, link your DCI number to an account, or make a new account here:

🧙‍♂️ https://accounts.wizards.com/ 🧙‍♂️

Once you set up your account, try downloading the Magic Companion App, where you can check-in to the tournament you’re entering, see results and pairings on your phone, and more! You’ll still need to visit us in-store to register/pre-register!


Entry fee: $30 ($35 Store Credit)
2-Headed Giant: $60 per team (+$5 for each player using Store Credit)

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AU Holmes

Friday, Sept. 17th
7:00 pm

Saturday, Sept. 18th
5:00 pm

Sunday, Sept. 19th
1:00 pm

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AU Blue Bell

Friday, Sept. 17th
3:00 pm
7:00 pm

Saturday, Sept. 18th
11:00 am
3:00 pm
7:00 pm (2-Headed Giant)

Sunday, Sept. 19th
2:00 pm

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AU Wilmington

Friday, Sept. 17th
3:00 pm
7:00 pm

Saturday, Sept. 18th
11:00 am
3:00 pm
7:00 pm

Sunday, Sept. 19th
2:00 pm (2-Headed Giant)

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PRIZES

Innistrad: Midnight Hunt Set Booster Packs are awarded based on your tournament record after 3 rounds.

3-0: 8 Set Boosters or $40 credit
2-0-1: 6 Set Boosters or $30 credit
2-1: 4 Set Boosters or $20 credit
1-2: 2 Set Boosters or $10 credit
All other records 1 set booster

2-Headed Giant prizes are doubled and awarded per-team.

In-Store Play Returns June 7th – New Hours, New Schedule, New Tournaments!

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We’re officially re-opening our play areas starting Monday, June 7th!

Alternate Universes is officially re-opening in-store play starting MONDAY, JUNE 7th! Come to one of our stores, sit at a table, and enjoy free open play any time of day, any day of the week! Bring your friends to play some games, or make new friends when you visit!

Each store is also getting updated hours, a new weekly event schedule, and a new, unified prize structure for ALL of our weekly tournaments.


NEW STORE HOURS

Holmes

Sunday: Noon to 6:00 PM
Mon – Thurs: Noon to 10:00 PM
Friday: Noon to 11:00 PM
Saturday: Noon to 9:00 PM

Blue Bell

Sunday: Noon to 6:00 PM
Mon – Thurs: Noon to 10:00 PM
Friday: Noon to 11:00 PM
Saturday: Noon to 9:00 PM

Wilmington

Sunday: Noon to 6:00 PM
Mon – Thurs: Noon to 10:00 PM
Friday: Noon to 11:00 PM
Saturday: Noon to 8:00 PM


NEW WEEKLY EVENT SCHEDULE

WEEKLY EVENTSSundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
Holmes1 pm
Digimon
2 pm
Vanguard
6 pm
D&D Night
7 pm
MTG Monday Night Draft
6 pm
MTG Casual Commander
6 pm
Warhammer 40K
7 pm
Yu-Gi-Oh!
6 pm
MTG Casual Commander
7 pm
MTG FNM Modern
1 pm
Yu-Gi-Oh!
Blue Bell12:30 pm
Pokemon League-Style Play
1 pm
Yu-Gi-Oh!
6 pm
Warhammer 40K (Basement)
6 pm
MTG Casual Commander
7 pm
MTG Modern Mondays (uses Weekend Tournament structure)
6:30 pm
MTG Standard & MTG Casual Commander
7 pm
Digimon
7 pm
Yu-Gi-Oh!
6 pm
Vanguard
7 pm
Dragon Ball Super
6 pm
MTG Casual Commander
7 pm
MTG FNM Draft
Special Event Day
WilmingtonNoon
Pokemon League-Style Play
7 pm
Yu-Gi-Oh!
6 pm
Warhammer 40K
7 pm
MTG Standard
6 pm
MTG Casual Commander
7 pm
MTG Draft
6 pm
Board Game Night
7 pm
MTG Modern
6 pm
MTG Casual
Commander
7 pm
MTG FNM Draft
1 pm
Digimon

NEW TOURNAMENT PRIZE STRUCTURES

Moving forward most of our weekly events for all of our games will use these entry fees and prize structures.

Weekday events will be 3 rounds regardless of the number of players.
Weekend events will be 4 rounds as long as 10 or more people enter (otherwise 3 rounds)

There will no longer be playoffs/Top Cuts for any weekly events. Instead, at the end of the tournament, each player will get a prize based on their win/draw/loss record.

Weekday Magic, Digimon, Cardfight Vanguard & Pokemon Tournaments (3 rounds)
Entry: $10 cash / $15 store credit

3 – 0: $40 store credit
2 – 0 – 1: $30 store credit
2 – 1: $20 store credit

Yu-Gi-Oh! Weekday Tournaments
3 – 0: 7 $4 Yugioh packs
2 – 1: 3 $4 Yugioh packs

MTG Drafts will use the Weekday prize structure, but entry will be $20 cash / $25 store credit instead


Weekend Magic, Digimon, Cardfight Vanguard & Pokemon Tournaments (4 rounds)
Entry: $10 cash / $15 store credit

4 – 0: $50 store credit
3 – 0 – 1: $37 store credit
3 – 1: $24 store credit
2 – 1 – 1: $16 store credit
2 – 2: $8 store credit

Yu-Gi-Oh! Weekend Tournaments
4 – 0: 10x $4 Yugioh packs
3 – 1: 5x $4 Yugioh packs

MTG Secret Lair: Ultimate Edition 2 at Alternate Universes

Secret Lair: Ultimate Edition 2 at Alternate Universes

MTG Secret Lair: Ultimate Edition 2 is available now at Alternate Universes

Secret Lair: Ultimate Edition 2 contains 10 borderless full-art foil Pathway lands from Zendikar Rising and Kaldheim. Each of the six Zendikar Rising Pathway lands features art from the Plane of Kaldheim, while each of the four Kaldheim Pathway lands features art from the Plane of Zendikar.

Each card features brand new art from ten of Magic’s most beloved artists: Paul Scott Canavan, Alayna Danner, Piotr Dura, Grady Frederick, Donato Giancola, Yeong-Hao Han, Adam Paquette, Lucas Staniec, Jokubas Uogintas, and Johannes Voss.

Pick up Secret Lair: Ultimate Edition 2 from your local Alternate Universes today for $119.99!

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!