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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Pokemon Fusion Strike Build & Battle Boxes – October 30th

Pokemon TCG Fusion Strike Build & Battle Boxes Available October 30th

Pokémon TCG Fusion Strike Build & Battle Boxes (Prerelease Kits)
go on sale at AU Blue Bell and AU Wilmington starting Saturday, October 30th!

Pokemon TCG Sword & Shield Fusion Strike Prerelease Kits will be available starting Saturday, October 30th at AU Blue Bell and AU Wilmington!

Each Prerelease Kit will be $30. Limit one per person!

Each Fusion Strike Build & Battle Box includes:

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

Don’t miss your chance to get the newest set of Pokémon a week before the set’s official release on November 8th!

Since Pokemon tournaments are still on hold, we’re giving you 3 BONUS Fusion Strike 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 Fusion Strike officially releases on November 8th!

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

Get your Pokémon Fusion Strike Prerelease Kits at AU Blue Bell and AU Wilmington starting October 30th! Pick one up to take home and play with your friends!

DBS Saiyan Showdown Pre-Sale and SEALED Tournament – October 30th at Alternate Universes

DBS Card Game Saiyan Showdown Prerelease at Alternate Universes

DBS Card Game Saiyan Showdown Pre-Sale Events – Oct. 29th—Nov. 4th

We’re holding Dragon Ball Super Card Game Saiyan Showdown Pre-Sales from October 29th—November 4th! During the Pre-Sale, you can buy booster boxes of Saiyan Showdown before the official release on November 5th! The Pre-Sale is going on at all 3 stores!

Each box purchased during the Pre-Sale comes with a Saiyan Showdown Pre-Release Pack along with a Super Rare (SR) or Special Rare (SPR) box topper card!


DBS Card Game Saiyan Showdown SEALED Pre-release Tournament – Oct. 30th at AU Blue Bell

On Saturday, October 30th we’re holding a Saiyan Showdown SEALED Pre-release tournament at AU Blue Bell! This tournament is being held alongside the Pre-Sale event, meaning don’t need to play in the tournament to buy a Saiyan Showdown booster box!

Entry: $35
Each player gets 6 packs of Saiyan Showdown to use to build a deck and play for 4 rounds! Saiyan Showdown booster pack prizes will be awarded based on win/loss record.

Start time: 2 PM

Participation Promos, Prerelease Packs, and Prize Promos will be given out while supplies last!

PRIZES
4 – 0: 10 Saiyan Showdown packs
3 – 1: 5 Saiyan Showdown packs
2 – 2: 2 Saiyan Showdown packs
All other records get 1 Saiyan Showdown pack

Yugioh Burst of Destiny Sneak Peeks – October 30th & 31st

Yugioh Burst of Destiny Sneak Peeks at Alternate Universes

Yu-Gi-Oh Burst of Destiny Premiere! Sneak Peek Events
Saturday, October 30th at all three stores, plus October 31st at AU Blue Bell!

A Yu-Gi-Oh Premiere! Event AKA Sneak Peek is a casual event where you can buy packs and boxes of Burst of Destiny before the official release! If you buy 5 or more packs of Burst of Destiny, you get the Premiere! Field Center card (while supplies last), and entry into our Premiere! Playmat and Ultra Rare promo giveaways! The Sneak Peek runs all day from open to close.

We’re also holding a Sneak Peek tournament at each store during the event! You don’t have to enter the tournament to participate in the Sneak Peek. Burst of Destiny cards are legal during the tournament!

 

Tournament entry: $10
Each player gets 2 OTS Packs for entering

AU Holmes
Sat. October 30th
1:00 PM

AU Blue Bell
Sat. October 30th + Sun. October 31st
1:00 PM

AU Wilmington
Sat. October 30th
2:00 PM

Format: Advanced Constructed, Swiss, 4 rounds (or 3 rounds depending on attendance), no Top Cut
Burst of Destiny cards are legal during the tournament.

PRIZES
4 Rounds:
4 – 0: 10x $4 Yugioh packs
3 – 1: 5x $4 Yugioh packs

3 Rounds:
3 – 0: 7 $4 Yugioh packs
2 – 1: 3 $4 Yugioh packs

Yugioh Burst of Destiny Ultra Rare Promo, Playmat, and Field Center Card

Digimon Card Game 1K Tournament – Saturday, November 6th at AU Blue Bell

Digimon Card Game 1K Tournament at AU Blue Bell

We’re holding a Digimon Card Game 1K Tournament at AU Blue Bell on Saturday, November 6th!

A 1K is a special Digimon Card Game tournament where we give away a total of $1,000 worth of store credit as prizes! There is no cap on this event.

Alternate Universes Blue Bell
Penn Square Shopping Center
213 W. Germantown Pike
East Norriton, PA 19401

Format: Constructed, Swiss-style rounds, Best of 3 Matches, Top 8 cut

Entry fee: $30

Registration opens: 11 AM
Tournament starts: Noon

PRIZES
1st Place: $400 store credit
2nd Place: $200 store credit
3rd & 4th: $100 store credit each
5th–8th: $50 store credit each

MTG Midnight Hunt is Out Now at Alternate Universes

MTG Midnight Hunt is out now at Alternate Universes!

MTG Innistrad: Midnight Hunt is out now at Alternate Universes!
Stop by your local AU to pick up sealed product and singles today!

Sink your teeth into Innistrad: Midnight Hunt’s gothic themes with horror-inspired mechanics: Daybound/Nightbound, Coven, Disturb, and Decayed!

Try out Set Boosters! Unlike Draft Boosters, Set Boosters are designed for a more fun pack opening experience!
Each Set Booster contains 12 cards: 1–4 Rares and/or Mythic Rares, 2–7 Uncommons, 3–8 Commons, and 1 Eternal Night Full-Art Basic Land card. One non–Art Card and non–Land card of any rarity is guaranteed to be foil! A foil-stamped Signature Art Card replaces the Art Card in 5% of Set Boosters, and a card from The List replaces the token or ad card in 25% of Set Boosters.

We have Midnight Hunt singles in stock right now! We’ve got Midnight Hunt case cards, plus binders stocked with Midnight Hunt Commons, Uncommons, and Rares!

We’re always buying cards! Bring in cards to trade in anytime! We’d love to take a look!

Set Booster Pack – $5.50 // Box $119.99

Draft Booster Pack – $4.25 // Box $119.99

Collector Booster Pack – $24.99 // Box $274.99

Bundle – $39.99
(Midnight Hunt bundles include glow-in-the-dark spindown counters!)

Commander Deck – $39.99

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
Board Game Night
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!
6:30 pm
Vanguard
7 pm
Dragon Ball Super
6 pm
MTG Casual Commander
7 pm
MTG FNM Draft
7 pm
MTG FNM Legacy
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

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 Secret Lair: Ultimate Edition 2 at Alternate Universes

MTG 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!