Welcome to Alternate Universes!

Welcome to Alternate Universes!

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

Serving the Greater Philadelphia area since 2003

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 sell Magic: the Gathering, Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Dungeons & Dragons, Warhammer 40K, board games, gaming accessories, and more! Each location is outfitted with plenty of table space for free open play every day. We also buy & sell single cards for Magic, Yu-Gi-Oh! & Pokemon at each of our stores. Stop by and say hello!

We buy your Pokemon, Magic: the Gathering, Yugioh,
One Piece, and Lorcana cards!

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Star Wars: Unlimited Shadows of the Galaxy PREORDERS at Alternate Universes

Star Wars: Unlimited Set 2 Preorders Open Now at Alternate Universes

Star Wars: Unlimited Shadows of the Galaxy PREORDERS
are now open at Alternate Universes!
Stop by your local AU or call with your card today to preorder yours!


Shadows of the Galaxy Preorders

Booster Box // $120

Limit 2 per person!


Star Wars: Unlimited Shadows of the Galaxy preorders can be picked up after the set’s release on Friday, July 12th!

Join our weekly Star Wars: Unlimited tournaments! They’re a great way to learn the game and meet others in the community!

Star Wars: Unlimited Shadows of the Galaxy Prereleases – 7/6 & 7/7 at Alternate Universes

Star Wars: Unlimited Shadows of the Galaxy SEALED Prereleases at Alternate Universes

Star Wars: Unlimited
Shadows of the Galaxy Prerelease Tournaments
7/6 and 7/7 @ AU Blue Bell
7/6 and 7/7 @ AU Wilmington
7/7 @ AU Holmes

***There is a limit of 16 players at each event!***
Online Preregistration is open now! Use the links below or stop by your local AU to preregister!

Preregister at AU Holmes 7/7

Preregister at AU Blue Bell 7/6
Preregister at AU Blue Bell 7/7

Preregister at AU Wilmington 7/6
Preregister at AU Wilmington 7/7

We’re holding Star Wars: Unlimited Shadows of the Galaxy Prerelease Tournaments at all three stores, Saturday, July 6th and Sunday, July 7th! Star Wars: Unlimited is a BRAND NEW trading card game for the Star Wars universe! Shadows of the Galaxy is the second set of this brand new game!

Each player gets a Shadows of the Galaxy Prerelease Pack for entering, which contains everything you need to play: Shadows of the Galaxy Booster Packs, 2 promo cards, quickstart rules, damage counters, a deckbuilding guide, and a deckbox.

Entry Fee: $30

Format: SEALED, best 2 of 3 matches
Each player gets a Shadows of the Galaxy Prerelease Pack for entering, which contains everything they need to build a deck and play. Each prerelease tournament will be 3 rounds.

Alternate Universes Holmes

Sunday, July 7th
Deckbuilding begins: 1 pm

Alternate Universes Blue Bell

Saturday, July 6th
Deckbuilding begins: 2 pm

Sunday, July 7th
Deckbuilding begins: 2 pm

Alternate Universes Wilmington

Saturday, July 6th
Deckbuilding begins: 1 pm

Sunday, July 7th
Deckbuilding begins: 1 pm

PRIZES
3 – 0: 5 packs
2 – 1: 4 packs
1 – 2: 2 packs
0 – 3: 1 pack

Yugioh Regional at the PA Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA – Saturday, June 15th

Yugioh Regional Qualifier Sat. June 15th at the PA Convention Center in Philly. Hosted by Alternate Universes.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Regional Qualifier

Saturday, June 15th, 2024

at the

Pennsylvania Convention Center
Grand Ballrooms A & B
12th and Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

https://www.paconvention.com/

Hosted by Alternate Universes

We are holding our next Philly Yugioh Regional Qualifier on Saturday, June 15th at the PA Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA!


Registration will be open from 8:00 AM to 9:45 AM on Saturday, June 15th.

We will be accepting credit/debit cards for entry at this event. If paying in cash, exact change is appreciated!

Click here for the Official Konami Decklist form

Click here for the official Registration Sheet

These forms are editable PDFs. You can fill them out on your computer and print them instead of writing them by hand!


***We now have MORE SPACE in the convention center and can accommodate up to 1000 players for the Regional.***

In-person registration opens at 8:00 AM.

Registration opens at 8:00 AM and closes at 9:45 AM
Play begins at 10:00 AM

Duelists each receive 5 booster packs of Legacy of Destruction for entering.

Entry Fee:
Credit/Debit – $24.00
Cash – $23.00

We will be accepting credit/debit cards for entry at the Philly Yu-Gi-Oh! Regional. If paying in cash, exact change is appreciated.

Format: Tier 2, Advanced Format, Constructed Deck, Swiss Rounds, Best-2-of-3 Matches.   
Tier 2 tournament rounds are now 45 minutes long!
Click here for the current Forbidden/Limited list: https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/limited/index.html

Yugioh Regional Qualifiers are the primary qualifying events for World Championship Qualifiers (WCQs) in North America. Regional Qualifiers are Tier 2 events and require a high standard of sportsmanship from the Duelists.

There is a strict 1,000 player cap on this event.

PRIZES

When we reach 500 or more Duelists, the Top 64 finishers will receive invites to the next World Championship Qualifier!

Top 8 finishers will receive Regional playmats
Top 4 will receive Regional deck boxes.

*Note: There is no longer a Top 8 Cut. Prizes are awarded on the order of finish from Swiss rounds.

For more information about Yu-Gi-Oh! Regional Qualifiers click here: https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/regionals/regionalsfaq.html

 

Yugioh Regional official game mat

Dragon Duels (open to Duelists born in 2010 or later)

Beginning at 1:00PM – Free! (Registration begins at 12:30 PM)
Dragon Duel Prizes
• The 1st Ranked Duelist at the end of Swiss will receive a Regional Card Case.
• Top 4 Duelists in a Dragon Duel tournament will receive a Regional Game Mat.
Top 4 Duelists earn an invite to the Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier for North America
Qualifying duelists must complete WCQ Invite Forms. Regardless of attendance, only four (4) invites are awarded for a Dragon Duel tournament at a Regional Qualifier.

Side Event Schedule (Open To Everyone)

ALL SIDE EVENT TOURNAMENTS WILL BEGIN REGISTRATION AFTER THE START OF ROUND 1 (AT APPROXIMATELY 10:30 AM).
You cannot play in a side event if you are still playing in the Regional.

Win-A-Mat Tournaments – Entry fee: $14.00 cash/$15.00 credit or debit card. (single elimination, 3 booster packs for entering, 8 players per tournament max, winner receives the official Win-A-Mat playmat)
Players may enter as many Win-A-Mat tournaments as they wish, but they cannot still be entered in the Regional tournament.  Each new Win-A-Mat tournament will begin as soon as 8 players enter.

Time Wizard Tournaments (April 2010 Format) — Entry fee: $14.00 cash/$15.00 credit or debit card. (single elimination, 3 booster packs for entering, 8 players per tournament max, winner receives an official playmat).  The Format uses all cards playable at the Shonen Jump Championship (SJC) April 2010 Tournament.

Card pool for April 2010 Format: edisonformat.com/card-pool.html

Banned List for April 2010 Format – edisonformat.com/banlist.html

Players may enter as many Time Wizard tournaments as they wish, but they cannot still be entered in the Regional tournament.  Each new Time Wizard tournament will begin as soon as 8 players enter.

Structure Deck Tournaments – $12.00 cash/$13.00 debit or credit card entry fee (single elimination, 1 structure deck for entering, 8 players per tournament max, winner receives the official Structure Deck playmat)
Players may enter as many Structure Deck tournaments as they wish, but they cannot still be entered in the Regional tournament.  Each new Structure Deck tournament will begin as soon as 8 players enter.

MTG Legacy 1K Tournament – Sat. June 15th at AU Wilmington

MTG Legacy 1K+ Tournament at Alternate Universes Wilmington

Magic: the Gathering Legacy 1K+ Tournament
Saturday, June 15th at AU Wilmington

We’re holding a Magic: the Gathering Legacy 1K+ Tournament on Saturday, June 15th at Alternate Universes Wilmington! A 1K+ is a special Magic: the Gathering tournament where we give away a MINIMUM of $1,000 in store credit as prizes to the Top 8 players! Store credit is awarded on a rechargeable AU gift card, and can be used at any of our three locations.

PRIZE SCALING: When we reach 34 players, we will add $30 store credit to the Top 8 prize pool for each additional player! For example, if we get 45 players total, we will add $390 store credit to the prize pool.

Alternate Universes Wilmington
Talleyville Shopping Center
3617 Silverside Road
Wilmington, Delaware 19810

Format: LEGACY

Entry fee: $30

Registration opens: Noon
Tournament starts: 1 pm

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

PRIZE SCALING: When we reach 34 players, we will add $30 store credit to the Top 8 prize pool for each additional player! For example, if we get 45 players total, we will add $390 store credit to the prize pool.

Pokemon Gym Leader Challenge – Sat. June 15th at AU Blue Bell

Pokemon Gym Leader Challenge at Alternate Universes

Pokemon TCG
Gym Leader Challenge
Sat. June 15th at AU Blue Bell

CLICK HERE TO PREREGISTER!

We’re holding a Pokemon TCG Gym Leader Challenge tournament on Saturday, June 15th at Alternate Universes Blue Bell!

This tournament uses the challenging and unique Gym Leader Challenge format. Gym Leader Challenge is a format where only one of each card with the same name can be used in your deck (except energy cards), your deck must be only one type, Ace Spec and rule box cards are not allowed, and only cards from Black & White onward are legal. There is also a GLC ban list.

Format: Gym Leader Challenge, best-of-1 matches, 30 minute rounds, no Top cut

Entry: $15

Registration opens: 12:30 pm
Tournament begins: 1 pm

PRIZES
Top 8 win store credit based on overall attendance
$15 store credit will be added to the Top 8 prize pool per player!
1st Place also wins a special Pokemon playmat!

MTG Pioneer RCQ – Saturday, June 22nd at AU Holmes

MTG Pioneer RCQ June 22nd at Alternate Universes Holmes

Magic: the Gathering
PIONEER Regional Championship Qualifier
Saturday, June 22nd @ AU Holmes

***There is a 64-player cap on this event.***
✅ Pre-registration is open NOW! Preregister online or stop by your local AU!

🎟️ Click here to preregister online! 🎟️

We’re holding a Magic: the Gathering Pioneer RCQ Saturday, June 22nd at Alternate Universes Holmes!

This RCQ supports the Regional Championship at SCG CON Washington DC Oct. 4th–6th, 2024! Thanks to our WPN Premium Store status, we are able to award 2 invites to the next Magic Regional Championship at each of our RCQs!

Magic Regional Championship Qualifiers are open to everyone, and are a player’s first step down the road of competitive Magic. RCQs qualify players for Regional Championships, which in turn qualify players for the Pro Tour and the Magic World Championship.

Each player gets a Secret Lair promo Springleaf Drum for entering! Top 16 finishers get a Secret Lair promo Goblin Guide, and each player who qualifies for the Regional Championship gets a FOIL Goblin Guide! Both of these promos feature BRAND NEW ART! These promos are in addition to store credit and invite prizes.

PRIZE SCALING: When we reach 32 players, we will add $30 store credit to the Top 8 prize pool for each additional player! For example, if we get 45 players total, we will add $390 store credit to the prize pool.

Format: PIONEER

Entry: $30

Registration opens: 11 am
Tournament begins: Noon

Alternate Universes Holmes
MacDade Plaza
2129 MacDade Blvd
Holmes, PA 19043

PRIZES
1st Place: Invite to Regional Championship, at least $150 store credit, FOIL Secret Lair Goblin Guide promo
2nd Place: Invite to Regional Championship, at least $150 store credit, FOIL Secret Lair Goblin Guide promo
3rd & 4th Place: at least $100 store credit each, Secret Lair Goblin Guide promo
5th–8th Place: at least $50 store credit each, Secret Lair Goblin Guide promo
9th-16th Place: Secret Lair Goblin Guide promo

PRIZE SCALING: When we reach 32 players, we will add $30 store credit to the Top 8 prize pool for each additional player! For example, if we get 45 players total, we will add $390 store credit to the prize pool.

Store credit prizes are guaranteed for 17 or more players.

One Piece Card Game OP-07 500 Years in the Future PRERELEASES – June 22nd & 23rd at Alternate Universes

One Piece OP-07 Sealed Prereleases at Alternate Universes

One Piece Card Game
OP-07: 500 Years in the Future SEALED Prereleases
Sat. June 22nd at AU Blue Bell & AU Wilmington
Sun. June 23rd at AU Holmes

Online preregistration is open now! Preregister using the links below:

Preregister at AU Blue Bell Sat 6/22
Preregister at AU Wilmington 6/22
Preregister at AU Holmes 6/23

There is a 64-player limit at each event! Registration in the Bandai app will not guarantee your spot!

We’re holding One Piece Card Game OP-07: 500 Years in the Future SEALED Prereleases on Saturday, June 22nd at AU Blue Bell and AU Wilmington, and Sunday, June 23rd at AU Holmes! The set’s official release is Friday, June 28th!

In a Sealed format prerelease, you get 6 booster packs of the upcoming set to use to build your deck and compete! Each tournament will be 3 rounds.

Due to limited quantity, we will be raffling off the opportunity to buy OP-07 booster boxes at this event. Booster boxes will be priced at MSRP.

Saturday, June 22nd

Alternate Universes Blue Bell
Penn Square Shopping Center
213 W. Germantown Pike
East Norriton, PA 19401
Registration opens: Noon
Deckbuilding starts: 1 pm

Alternate Universes Wilmington
Talleyville Shopping Center
3617 Silverside Road
Wilmington, Delaware 19810
Registration opens: Noon
Deckbuilding starts: 1 pm

Sunday, June 23rd

Alternate Universes Holmes
MacDade Plaza
2129 MacDade Blvd
Holmes, PA 19043
Registration opens: Noon
Deckbuilding starts: 1 pm

Entry fee: $30
For entering, each player gets the P-067 Eustass”Captain”Kid participation promo and an OP-07 Pre-Release Pack containing 2 cards.

Format: SEALED, Swiss-Style, maximum of 3 rounds
Each player receives 6 packs of the upcoming set to use to build a 40 card deck. You may bring your own Leader, including those from previous sets, to use in the event. Please bring 10x DON!! Cards to participate in the event.

Click here for important info on the One Piece Card Game’s Sealed format: https://en.onepiece-cardgame.com/pdf/tournament_rules_manual_op02.pdf

There are some important differences with the Sealed format, so be sure to check the link above!

PRIZES
3 – 0: Silver Foil + Gold-Stamped Eustass”Captain”Kid Winner card!

MTG Pioneer RCQ – Saturday, June 29th at AU Wilmington

MTG Pioneer RCQ June 29th at Alternate Universes Wilmington

Magic: the Gathering
PIONEER Regional Championship Qualifier
Saturday, June 29th @ AU Wilmington

***There is a 64-player cap on this event.***
✅ Pre-registration is open NOW! Preregister online or stop by your local AU!

🎟️ Click here to preregister online! 🎟️

We’re holding a Magic: the Gathering Pioneer RCQ Saturday, June 29th at Alternate Universes Wilmington!

This RCQ supports the Regional Championship at SCG CON Washington DC Oct. 4th–6th, 2024! Thanks to our WPN Premium Store status, we are able to award 2 invites to the next Magic Regional Championship at each of our RCQs!

Magic Regional Championship Qualifiers are open to everyone, and are a player’s first step down the road of competitive Magic. RCQs qualify players for Regional Championships, which in turn qualify players for the Pro Tour and the Magic World Championship.

Each player gets a Secret Lair promo Springleaf Drum for entering! Top 16 finishers get a Secret Lair promo Goblin Guide, and each player who qualifies for the Regional Championship gets a FOIL Goblin Guide! Both of these promos feature BRAND NEW ART! These promos are in addition to store credit and invite prizes.

PRIZE SCALING: When we reach 32 players, we will add $30 store credit to the Top 8 prize pool for each additional player! For example, if we get 45 players total, we will add $390 store credit to the prize pool.

Format: PIONEER

Entry: $30

Registration opens: 11 am
Tournament begins: Noon

Alternate Universes Wilmington
Talleyville Shopping Center
3617 Silverside Road
Wilmington, Delaware 19810

PRIZES
1st Place: Invite to Regional Championship, at least $150 store credit, FOIL Secret Lair Goblin Guide promo
2nd Place: Invite to Regional Championship, at least $150 store credit, FOIL Secret Lair Goblin Guide promo
3rd & 4th Place: at least $100 store credit each, Secret Lair Goblin Guide promo
5th–8th Place: at least $50 store credit each, Secret Lair Goblin Guide promo
9th-16th Place: Secret Lair Goblin Guide promo

PRIZE SCALING: When we reach 32 players, we will add $30 store credit to the Top 8 prize pool for each additional player! For example, if we get 45 players total, we will add $390 store credit to the prize pool.

Store credit prizes are guaranteed for 17 or more players.

MTG Pioneer RCQ – Saturday, July 6th at AU Blue Bell

MTG Pioneer RCQ Sat. July 6th at AU Blue Bell

Magic: the Gathering
PIONEER Regional Championship Qualifier
Saturday, July 6th @ AU Blue Bell

***There is a 64-player cap on this event.***
✅ Pre-registration is open NOW! Preregister online or stop by your local AU!

🎟️ Click here to preregister online! 🎟️

We’re holding a Magic: the Gathering Pioneer RCQ Saturday, July 6th at Alternate Universes Blue Bell!

This RCQ supports the Regional Championship at SCG CON Washington DC Oct. 4th–6th, 2024! Thanks to our WPN Premium Store status, we are able to award 2 invites to the next Magic Regional Championship at each of our RCQs!

Magic Regional Championship Qualifiers are open to everyone, and are a player’s first step down the road of competitive Magic. RCQs qualify players for Regional Championships, which in turn qualify players for the Pro Tour and the Magic World Championship.

Each player gets a Secret Lair promo Springleaf Drum for entering! Top 16 finishers get a Secret Lair promo Goblin Guide, and each player who qualifies for the Regional Championship gets a FOIL Goblin Guide! Both of these promos feature BRAND NEW ART! These promos are in addition to store credit and invite prizes.

PRIZE SCALING: When we reach 32 players, we will add $30 store credit to the Top 8 prize pool for each additional player! For example, if we get 45 players total, we will add $390 store credit to the prize pool.

Format: PIONEER

Entry: $30

Registration opens: 11 am
Tournament begins: Noon

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

PRIZES
1st Place: Invite to Regional Championship, at least $150 store credit, FOIL Secret Lair Goblin Guide promo
2nd Place: Invite to Regional Championship, at least $150 store credit, FOIL Secret Lair Goblin Guide promo
3rd & 4th Place: at least $100 store credit each, Secret Lair Goblin Guide promo
5th–8th Place: at least $50 store credit each, Secret Lair Goblin Guide promo
9th-16th Place: Secret Lair Goblin Guide promo

PRIZE SCALING: When we reach 32 players, we will add $30 store credit to the Top 8 prize pool for each additional player! For example, if we get 45 players total, we will add $390 store credit to the prize pool.

Store credit prizes are guaranteed for 17 or more players.

Disney Lorcana Ursula’s Return Set Championships – 7/6, 7/13, 7/21 at Alternate Universes

Disney Lorcana Set 4 Ursula's Return Set Championships at Alternate Universes

Disney Lorcana Ursula’s Return Set Championships
Sat. July 6th @ AU Holmes
Sat. July 13th @ AU Wilmington
Sun. July 21st @ AU Blue Bell

***There is a 64-player limit at each event!***
Online Preregistration is open now! Use the links below to preregister:

AU Holmes 7/6 Preregistration
AU Wilmington 7/13 Preregistration
AU Blue Bell 7/21 Preregistration

Alternate Universes is holding Disney Lorcana Set Championships for Set 4: Ursula’s Return on Saturday, July 6th at Alternate Universes Holmes, Saturday, July 13th at AU Wilmington, and Sunday, July 21st at AU Blue Bell. Set Championships are one-time competitive events where players test their skills and try to win cool prizes!

Top 8 players will win store credit based on overall attendance, with $20 added to the overall prize pool per player. If we hit our cap of 64 players, the prize pool will be increased to include Top 16 players! 1st Place also wins an Ursula – Sea Witch Queen promo card and Champion playmat! 2nd Place wins a promo card and Ursula – Sea Witch Queen non-champion playmat, and 3rd and 4th each win the promo card!

Entry Fee: $20

Format: Core Constructed
Swiss-style, 50-minute rounds, best-of-3 matches (Top Cut matches are untimed)
Swiss Rounds followed by Top Cut playoffs depending on attendance

Sat. July 6th
Alternate Universes Holmes

MacDade Plaza
2129 MacDade Blvd
Holmes, PA 19043

Registration opens: 1 pm
Tournament begins: 2 pm

Sat. July 13th
Alternate Universes Wilmington

Talleyville Shopping Center
3617 Silverside Road
Wilmington, Delaware 19810

Registration opens: 12:30 pm
Tournament begins: 1 pm

Sun. July 21st
Alternate Universes Blue Bell

Penn Square Shopping Center
213 W. Germantown Pike
East Norriton, PA 19401

Registration opens: 11 am
Tournament begins: Noon

PRIZES
1st Place: Ursula – Sea Witch Queen Store Champion Playmat, Ursula – Sea Witch Queen Promo Card, Store Credit
2nd Place: Ursula – Sea Witch Queen Playmat (non-champion version), Stitch – Rock Star Promo, Store Credit
3rd & 4th: Ursula – Sea Witch Queen promo, Store Credit
5th-8th: Store Credit

Store Credit is awarded on a reloadable AU gift card, and is redeemable at any AU location!

One Piece Store Regional – Sat. July 20th at AU Blue Bell

One Piece Store Regional at Alternate Universes Blue Bell Sat. July 20th

One Piece Card Game
Store Regional
Sat. July 20th at AU Blue Bell

We’re hosting a One Piece Card Game Store Regional on Saturday, July 20th at Alternate Universes Blue Bell! This event brings the excitement, prestige, and prizing of a Regional to select local gaming stores, and Alternate Universes is the only store in eastern Pennsylvania running one this time around.

IMPORTANT INFO FOR REGISTERING:

Registration for this event is being handled through the BANDAI TCG+ app. Registration is open from June 10th–June 30th.

To enter this event, players MUST sign up for it in the BANDAI TCG+ app. There is a 64-player limit on this event; Bandai will select and notify 64 of the registrants through random lottery to be eligible to play. We have no say in who will be eligible to play.

We will be raffling off any leftover spots and no-show spots to players who show up the day-of. Any players who are selected to play must pay in-store on the day of the event. We’re unable to take preregistration for this event.

PARKING INFO:

Please do not park directly in front of the store as we would like to save those spaces for the neighboring stores. Ample parking is available in the parking lot across the street. We very much appreciate your consideration!

Entry: $25
Each player gets 3 One Piece packs for entering

Format: Best-of-1 matches, no Top Cut, 64-player limit

Tournament begins: 1 pm
Please arrive early to check-in and pay for your entry!

PRIZES
1st Place: OP03-123 Charlotte Katakuri
Top 2: Finalist-stamped Offline Regional Finalist Card Set 2024 Vol. 2 (Trafalgar Law ST03-008, Monkey.D.Luffy P-001, Eustass”Captain”Kid P-003, Monkey.D.Luffy P-041)
Top 4: Invite to North America Finals
Top 8: Sleeve -Monkey D. Luffy- (set of 10 sleeves)
Top 16: Event Pack Vol. 4

MTG Pioneer RCQ – Saturday, July 20th at AU Holmes

MTG Pioneer RCQ Sat. July 20th at AU Holmes

Magic: the Gathering
PIONEER Regional Championship Qualifier
Saturday, July 20th @ AU Holmes

***There is a 64-player cap on this event.***
✅ Pre-registration is open NOW! Preregister online or stop by your local AU!

🎟️ Click here to preregister online! 🎟️

We’re holding a Magic: the Gathering Pioneer RCQ Saturday, July 20th at Alternate Universes Holmes!

This RCQ supports the Regional Championship at SCG CON Washington DC Oct. 4th–6th, 2024! Thanks to our WPN Premium Store status, we are able to award 2 invites to the next Magic Regional Championship at each of our RCQs!

Magic Regional Championship Qualifiers are open to everyone, and are a player’s first step down the road of competitive Magic. RCQs qualify players for Regional Championships, which in turn qualify players for the Pro Tour and the Magic World Championship.

Each player gets a Secret Lair promo Springleaf Drum for entering! Top 16 finishers get a Secret Lair promo Goblin Guide, and each player who qualifies for the Regional Championship gets a FOIL Goblin Guide! Both of these promos feature BRAND NEW ART! These promos are in addition to store credit and invite prizes.

PRIZE SCALING: When we reach 32 players, we will add $30 store credit to the Top 8 prize pool for each additional player! For example, if we get 45 players total, we will add $390 store credit to the prize pool.

Format: PIONEER

Entry: $30

Registration opens: 11 am
Tournament begins: Noon

Alternate Universes Holmes
MacDade Plaza
2129 MacDade Blvd
Holmes, PA 19043

PRIZES
1st Place: Invite to Regional Championship, at least $150 store credit, FOIL Secret Lair Goblin Guide promo
2nd Place: Invite to Regional Championship, at least $150 store credit, FOIL Secret Lair Goblin Guide promo
3rd & 4th Place: at least $100 store credit each, Secret Lair Goblin Guide promo
5th–8th Place: at least $50 store credit each, Secret Lair Goblin Guide promo
9th-16th Place: Secret Lair Goblin Guide promo

PRIZE SCALING: When we reach 32 players, we will add $30 store credit to the Top 8 prize pool for each additional player! For example, if we get 45 players total, we will add $390 store credit to the prize pool.

Store credit prizes are guaranteed for 17 or more players.

MTG Pioneer RCQs 2024-25 Round 1 Schedule at Alternate Universes – April 20th–July 21st, 2024

Magic: the Gathering RCQ 2024 Round 1 April 20th-July 20th at Alternate Universes

Magic: the Gathering
PIONEER Regional Championship Qualifiers
April 20th–July 21st, 2024

Sat. 4/20 @ AU Wilmington
Sat. 5/11 @ AU Wilmington
Sat. 5/18 @ AU Blue Bell
Sun. 5/26 @ AU Holmes
Sat. 6/1 @ AU Blue Bell
Sat. 6/22 @ AU Holmes
Sat. 6/29 @ AU Wilmington
Sat. 7/6 @ AU Blue Bell
Sat. 7/20 @ AU Holmes

***There is a 64 player cap on each event.***
✅ Pre-registration is open NOW!
Click one of the links above to preregister online, or stop by your local AU! ✅

We’re holding Magic: the Gathering Pioneer RCQs for the April 20th–July 21st, 2024 season of RCQs, which all support the Regional Championships at SCG CON Washington DC Oct. 4th–6th, 2024! Thanks to our WPN Premium Store status, we are able to award 2 invites to the next Magic Regional Championship at each of our RCQs!

Magic Regional Championship Qualifiers are open to everyone, and are a player’s first step down the road of competitive Magic. RCQs qualify players for Regional Championships, which in turn qualify players for the Pro Tour and the Magic World Championship.

Each player gets a Secret Lair promo Springleaf Drum for entering! Top 16 finishers get a Secret Lair promo Goblin Guide, and each player who qualifies for the Regional Championship gets a FOIL Goblin Guide! Both of these promos feature BRAND NEW ART! These promos are in addition to store credit and invite prizes.

PRIZE SCALING: When we reach 32 players, we will add $30 store credit to the Top 8 prize pool for each additional player! For example, if we get 45 players total, we will add $390 store credit to the prize pool.

Format: PIONEER

Entry: $30

Pre-registration is open NOW! Click one of the links above or stop by your local AU to preregister!

Registration opens: 11 am
Tournament begins: Noon

Alternate Universes Holmes
MacDade Plaza
2129 MacDade Blvd
Holmes, PA 19043

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

Alternate Universes Wilmington
Talleyville Shopping Center
3617 Silverside Road
Wilmington, Delaware 19810

PRIZES
1st Place: Invite to Regional Championship, at least $150 store credit, FOIL Secret Lair Goblin Guide promo
2nd Place: Invite to Regional Championship, at least $150 store credit, FOIL Secret Lair Goblin Guide promo
3rd & 4th Place: at least $100 store credit each, Secret Lair Goblin Guide promo
5th–8th Place: at least $50 store credit each, Secret Lair Goblin Guide promo
9th-16th Place: Secret Lair Goblin Guide promo

PRIZE SCALING: When we reach 32 players, we will add $30 store credit to the Top 8 prize pool for each additional player! For example, if we get 45 players total, we will add $390 store credit to the prize pool.

Store credit prizes are guaranteed for 17 or more players.

Star Wars: Unlimited Weekly Tournaments at Alternate Universes

Star Wars: Unlimited Weekly Tournaments at Alternate Universes

Alternate Universes is holding Star Wars: Unlimited weekly tournaments at each store, starting this March! We will be participating in the Star Wars: Unlimited Organized Play program.

Star Wars: Unlimited is a BRAND NEW trading card game set in the Star Wars universe. As with any burgeoning card game, the best way to make the game a success is to attend your local store’s weekly tournaments, and bring your friends!

These tournaments will share the same format as our other weekly tournaments: they will be 3 rounds maximum, and prizes will be awarded according to players’ Win – Loss record. Players will also get official promos, while supplies last!

Alternate Universes Holmes
Mondays @ 7 pm
Starting March 11th

Alternate Universes Blue Bell
Wednesdays @ 7 pm
Starting March 13th

Alternate Universes Wilmington
Fridays @ 7 pm
Starting March 8th

Entry: $10 cash / $15 store credit

Format: Swiss, best-of-one matches, 25 minute rounds

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

Star Wars: Unlimited Organized Play diagram

Alternate Universes Store Hours, Weekly Schedule, and Tournament Prize Structures!

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Up-To-Date Store Hours, Weekly Schedules, and Tournament Prize Structures

Come to any of our stores 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! Our stores are outfitted with tables and public restrooms, and are regularly cleaned. Masks and hand sanitizer are available at the counter for anyone who wishes, and we encourage our players to wear masks while in the store.

We buy and sell single cards everyday! We are always happy to look at Magic: the Gathering, Yugioh, and Pokemon cards that you’d like to sell. Feel free to bring your cards in anytime! If you have a large or particularly valuable collection, please call and make an appointment so we can sit down with you and give your collection proper attention. If you have any questions about whether we’d be interested in buying something, feel free to ask!

EVENTS RUN WEEKLY

We hold weekly tournaments for Magic: the Gathering, Yu-Gi-Oh, Flesh and Blood, Digimon, One Piece, Star Wars: Unlimited, Disney Lorcana, Cardfight!! Vanguard, Dragon Ball Super, and more! We also have days set aside for games like Dungeons & Dragons and Warhammer 40,000! Join us for Friday Night Magic, and weekly MTG Drafts!

We also hold special events most weekends! Special events are typically larger events, such as Magic Regional Championship Qualifiers or Yugioh Premiere! Events (aka Sneak Peeks) with a larger attendance and often bigger prize payouts. Information on these can be found on their own posts on our website, typically several weeks prior to the event.

Read below for our up-to-date hours, weekly event schedule, and unified prize structures for ALL of our weekly tournaments.

Updated 4-22-24


STORE HOURS

Alternate Universes 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

Alternate Universes 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

Alternate Universes 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


WEEKLY EVENT SCHEDULE

WEEKLY EVENTSSundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
Holmes1 pm
Digimon
2 pm
Vanguard
6 pm
D&D Night
7 pm
Star Wars Unlimited
6 pm
MTG Commander
STARTING IN FEB at 7 PM
MTG Standard Showdown
6 pm
Warhammer 40K
7 pm
One Piece Tournament
6:30 PM
MTG Draft
7 pm
Yu-Gi-Oh! Advanced format
6:30 PM
MTG Draft
6 pm
MTG FNM Commander
6 pm Lorcana League
7 pm
MTG FNM Modern
7 pm Lorcana Tournament
1 pm
Yu-Gi-Oh! Advanced format
Blue Bell12:30 pm
Pokemon League-Style Play
1 pm
Yu-Gi-Oh! Advanced format
6 pm
Warhammer 40K
7 pm
MTG Modern Mondays
7 pm
One Piece Tournament
6:30 pm
MTG Commander
7 pm
Digimon
7 pm
Board Games
7 PM
MTG Standard Showdown
7 pm
Yu-Gi-Oh! Advanced format
Tournament
7 pm
Shadowverse: Evolve Tournament
7 pm
Star Wars Unlimited
6 PM Lorcana League
6:30 pm
Vanguard
7 PM Lorcana Tournament
7 pm
Dragon Ball Super
7 pm
Flesh and Blood TCG
6 pm
MTG Commander
7 pm
MTG FNM Draft
7 pm
MTG FNM Legacy
Special Event Day
WilmingtonNoon
Pokemon League-Style Play
1 PM
MTG Standard Showdown
7 pm
Yu-Gi-Oh! Advanced format
7 pm
Digimon Card Game
6 pm
Warhammer 40K
6 pm
Warmachine
7 pm
Flesh and Blood TCG
7 pm
Shadowverse: Evolve Tournament
6 pm
MTG Commander
6 pm Lorcana League
7 pm
MTG Draft
Tournament
7 pm
Lorcana Tournament
7 pm
One Piece Tournament
7 pm
MTG Modern
6 pm
MTG Commander
7 pm
MTG FNM Draft
7 pm
Star Wars Unlimited
Special Event Day

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)

We no longer have playoffs for weekly events. Instead, at the end of the tournament, each player gets a prize based on their win – loss – draw record.

This allows us to keep our weekly tournaments short and sweet, while still offering fair prizes regardless of the number of players in attendance. For example, if we run a weekday tournament with 30 players in attendance, we could expect about 4 players to earn the 3 – 0 prize payout, and about 11 players to earn the 2 – 1 prize payout. The event stays only three rounds, and everyone gets to go home at a reasonable hour!

Yu-Gi-Oh! weekly tournaments are the exception, since Konami requires Official Tournament Stores such as ourselves to award booster pack prizes and not store credit.

Weekday Tournaments (except Yugioh) – 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 rounds
Entry: $10 cash / $15 store credit

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

MTG Drafts – 3 rounds
Entry: $20 cash / $25 store credit

3 – 0: $40 store credit
2 – 0 – 1: $30 store credit
2 – 1: $20 store credit
All other records: 1 booster pack of current set


Weekend Tournaments (except Yugioh) – 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 rounds
Entry: $10 cash / $15 store credit

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

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