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!

🎉 CLICK HERE FOR OUR ONLINE STORE 🎉

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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.

MASK REQUIREMENTS

Masks are still required for all customers and employees. We will be re-evaluating this rule as time goes on. Stay tuned for updates.

SEATING LIMITS

Each store will have a maximum capacity for our play areas for the time being. We want to make sure that our customers and staff are comfortable as we transition into re-opening in-store play.

The max play area capacity at each store is as follows:

Holmes: 28 players
Blue Bell: 32 players
Wilmington: 24 players


NEW STORE HOURS

Holmes

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

Blue Bell

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

Wilmington

Mon – Thurs: Noon to 10:00 PM
Friday: Noon to 11:00 PM
Saturday: Noon to 8:00 PM
Sunday: Noon to 6:00 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 Commander
6 pm -
Warhammer 40K
7 pm -
Yu-Gi-Oh!
6 pm -
MTG Casual Commander
7 pm -
MTG FNM Draft
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
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 Commander
7 pm -
MTG Draft
6 pm -
Board Game Night
7 pm -
Modern
6 pm -
MTG Casual
Commander
7 pm -
MTG FNM Draft
1 pm -
Digimon

NEW TOURNAMENT PRIZE STRUCTURES

Moving forward ALL 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 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

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

Weekend 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

Pokemon Chilling Reign Prerelease Kits Available Starting June 5th

Chilling Reign Build & Battle Boxes available at AU starting June 5th

We’re selling Pokémon TCG Chilling Reign Build & Battle Boxes (Prerelease Kits) at AU Blue Bell and AU Wilmington beginning June 5th!

⛄️ Chilling Reign Prerelease Kits will be $30! Limit one per person per day! ⛄️

Don’t miss your chance to get the newest set of Pokémon a week before the set’s official release on June 14th!

Each Chilling Reign Prerelease Kit includes:

4x Chilling Reign booster packs
1x 22-card Evolution pack
1x foil Prerelease Promo card
3x bonus Chilling Reign booster packs!

We’re giving you 3 BONUS Chilling Reign booster packs with your Prerelease Kit! Our prerelease tournaments typically give out these packs as participation prizes!

Build and Battle Boxes contain 4 booster packs that can be used in conjunction with the Evolution pack to help build a 40 card deck! Play with your friends and get familiar with the set before Chilling Reign officially releases on June 14th!

Each Prerelease Kit comes with 1 of 4 foil Prerelease Promo cards! These promo cards can only be found in the Build & Battle Box Prerelease Kits, so don’t miss your chance to get them!

Get your Pokémon Chilling Reign Prerelease Kits at AU Blue Bell in East Norriton, along with AU Wilmington! Pick one up on June 5th to take home and play with your friends!

Yu-Gi-Oh! Lightning Overdrive is out now at AU!

Yugioh Lightning Overdrive is out NOW!

Yu-Gi-Oh! Lightning Overdrive is out NOW at Alternate Universes!

Stop by the AU location nearest you to pick some up today!

⚡ Booster boxes of Lightning Overdrive 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 while supplies last!

And come meet our Yu-Gi-Oh! community on Discord! 😁

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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>>> CLICK HERE TO JOIN OUR DISCORD! <<<

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!