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One Piece Card Game Weekly Tournaments at Alternate Universes

December 1st, 2022

One Piece Card Game Weekly Tournaments at Alternate Universes

We’re holding weekly tournaments for the brand new upcoming One Piece Card Game by Bandai, releasing Dec. 2nd! Join us every week at each of our stores to get in on the ground floor of the next big game! The more successful our local weekly tournaments are, the more we can support the game in the future! Invite your friends!

Alternate Universes Blue Bell
Every Monday at 7:00 pm
Penn Square Shopping Center
211 W. Germantown Pike
East Norriton, PA 19401

Alternate Universes Holmes
Every Wednesday at 7:00 pm

MacDade Plaza
2129 MacDade Blvd
Holmes, PA 19043

Alternate Universes Wilmington
Every Thursday at 7:00 pm
Talleyville Shopping Center
3617 Silverside Road
Wilmington, Delaware 19810

Entry: $10 ($15 store credit)
Each player who enters gets a Tournament Pack Vol. 1 as a participation prize!

Format: Swiss style, Best-of-One matches, 35 minute rounds.
These events are 3 rounds, with prizes awarded after the third round based on each player’s tournament win/loss record.

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

Digimon Card Game 1K Tournament – Saturday, December 10th at AU Blue Bell

November 26th, 2022

Digimon Card Game 1K Tournament at AU Blue Bell

Digimon Card Game 1K Tournament
Saturday, December 10th at AU Blue Bell

We’re holding our FIRST Digimon Card Game 1K Tournament on Saturday, Dec. 10th at AU Blue Bell! A 1K is a special tournament where we give away at least $1,000 in store credit as prizes! Tournament Packs from past events will also be given to each player who participates!

If we reach 34 players, we will add $30 store credit to the prize pool for each additional player! For example, if we get 40 players total, we will add $180 store credit to the prize pool.

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

Format: Constructed, Swiss rounds, best-of-3 matches
We use the most current Digimon organized play rules, including the current Banned and Restricted Card List

Entry fee: $30
Each player who enters will receive additional Tournament Pack prizes!

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

If we reach 34 players, we will add $30 store credit to the prize pool for each additional player! For example, if we get 40 players total, we will add $180 store credit to the prize pool.

DreamHack Magic Modern Regional Championship Qualifier – December 17th at AU Blue Bell

November 28th, 2022

MTG Modern DreamHack RCQ at AU Blue Bell

DreamHack Magic Showdown Regional Championship Qualifier (Modern)
Saturday, December 17th at Alternate Universes Blue Bell

Pre-registration is open NOW! Stop by or call AU Blue Bell with your card to preregister!

This Fall, we’re holding a second round of Magic: the Gathering Regional Championship Qualifiers at each of our three stores! These events are also known as DreamHack Magic Showdown WPN Qualifiers!

Regional Championship Qualifiers are open to everyone, and are a player’s first step down the road of competitive Magic. Thanks to our WPN Premium Store status, the Top 2 players in each event receive invites to the Magic Regional Championship at DreamHack San Diego. From there, players vie for a place in the Pro Tour and the World Championship itself!

Each player who pre-registers gets a full-art promo Thraben Inspector. Top 8 players each get a full-art promo Selfless Spirit, and the 1st Place winner gets a foil full-art Selfless Spirit promo! These are in addition to store credit and invite prizes.

Alternate Universes Blue Bell
Penn Square Shopping Center
213 W. Germantown Pike
East Norriton, PA 19401
610-277-7251

Format: MODERN

Entry: $30

Pre-registration is open NOW! Stop by or call AU Blue Bell with your card to preregister!

Registration opens: 11 am
Tournament begins: Noon

PRIZES
1st Place: Invite to Regional Championship at DreamHack Atlanta, $200 store credit, Winner and Top 8 promos, Top 8 pin, and Winner Lanyard
2nd Place: Invite to Regional Championship at DreamHack Atlanta, $100 store credit, Top 8 promo, and Top 8 pin
3rd & 4th Place: $100 store credit each, Top 8 promo, Top 8 pin
5th–8th Place: $50 store credit each, Top 8 promo, Top 8 pin

MTG Dreamhack RCQ Round 2 Promos

MTG Commander Parties The Brothers’ War – December 17th and 18th at AU

November 28th, 2022

MTG Brothers' War Commander Parties at Alternate Universes

Magic: the Gathering Commander Parties
Saturday, December 17th at AU Holmes & AU Wilmington
Sunday, December 18th at AU Blue Bell

Commander Parties are a fun, FREE Commander format event, where you will get to experience a narrative while you play, and influence the story’s outcome via the choices you make during your games. This event picks up where the Dominaria United Commander Party left off, based on choices from players like you! Help defeat Phyrexia, or give in and become compleated with special rules for this event only!

These events will each be roughly 2 hours. Your decisions in this event will carry over to the next 2 Commander Parties!

Each player who participates gets a foil promo Psychosis Crawler printed in the Phyrexian language!

AU Holmes
Saturday, December 17th
Registration opens: 1 pm
Play begins: 2 pm

AU Wilmington
Saturday, December 17th
Registration opens: Noon
Play begins: 1 pm

AU Blue Bell
Sunday, December 18th

Registration opens: 1 pm
Play begins: 2 pm

Phyrexian language Psychosis Crawler promo

 

MTG Pauper Tournament – Sunday, December 18th at AU Blue Bell

November 28th, 2022

MTG Pauper Tournament Sun. December 18th at AU Blue Bell

Magic: the Gathering Pauper Tournament
Sunday, December 18th at AU Blue Bell

We’re holding a Magic: the Gathering Pauper format tournament on Sunday, December 18th at AU Blue Bell! This tournament is part of our December MTG Weekend! The top finishers of this tournament will get store credit prizes depending on the total number of players. See below for the full prize structure!

Pauper is a special format in which only cards that were once printed as Commons are legal. This results in a format that is robust, challenging, and affordable!

There is a 32 player cap on this event! Preregister by visiting or calling AU Blue Bell with your card.

Alternate Universes Blue Bell
Penn Square Shopping Center
213 W. Germantown Pike
East Norriton, PA 19401
610-277-7251

Entry: $10

Format: Pauper, Swiss-style, no Top Cut. Prizes will be awarded to the top 8 finishers.

Registration opens: Noon
Tournament starts: 1 pm

PRIZES

24-32 players
1st place: $100 store credit
2nd place: $80 store credit
3rd & 4th: $40 store credit each
5th-8th: $15 store credit each

16-23 players
1st place: $80 store credit
2nd place: $40 store credit
3rd & 4th: $20 store credit each
5th-8th: $10 store credit each

10-15 players (top 4 only)
1st place: $60 store credit
2nd place: $40 store credit
3rd & 4th: $20 store credit each

10 or fewer players (top 4 only)
1st place: $50 store credit
2nd place: $30 store credit
3rd & 4th: $10 store credit each

Magic: the Gathering Dreamhack Regional Championship Qualifiers Round 2 at Alternate Universes

October 3rd, 2022

MTG Dreamhack Showdown RCQs at Alternate Universes

Saturday, October 22nd at Alternate Universes Wilmington
Sunday, November 20th at Alternate Universes Holmes
Saturday, December 17th at Alternate Universes Blue Bell

This Fall, we’re holding a second round of Magic: the Gathering Regional Championship Qualifiers (RCQs) at each of our three stores! These events are also known as DreamHack Magic Showdown WPN Qualifiers!

Regional Championship Qualifiers are open to everyone, and are a player’s first step down the road of competitive Magic. Thanks to our WPN Premium Store status, the Top 2 players in each event receive invites to the Magic Regional Championship at an upcoming DreamHack (TBA). From there, players vie for a place in the Pro Tour and the World Championship itself!

Each player who pre-registers gets a full-art promo Thraben Inspector. Top 8 players each get a full-art promo Selfless Spirit, and the 1st Place winner gets a foil full-art Selfless Spirit promo! These are in addition to store credit and invite prizes.

*Due to schedule conflicts, the Blue Bell RCQ has been rescheduled from Dec. 10th to Dec. 17th. The rest of this post reflects this change.


Alternate Universes Wilmington MTG Pioneer DreamHack Qualifier
Saturday, October 22nd

Alternate Universes Wilmington
Talleyville Shopping Center
3617 Silverside Road
Wilmington, Delaware 19810
302-482-3480

Format: PIONEER

Entry: $30

Registration opens: 11 am
Tournament begins: Noon

PRIZES
1st Place: Invite to Regional Championship at DreamHack TBA, $200 store credit, Winner and Top 8 promos, Top 8 pin, and Winner Lanyard
2nd Place: Invite to Regional Championship at DreamHack TBA, $100 store credit, Top 8 promo, and Top 8 pin
3rd & 4th Place: $100 store credit each, Top 8 promo, Top 8 pin
5th–8th Place: $50 store credit each, Top 8 promo, Top 8 pin


Alternate Universes Holmes MTG SEALED Brothers’ War DreamHack Qualifier
Sunday, November 20th

Alternate Universes Holmes
MacDade Plaza
2129 MacDade Blvd
Holmes, PA 19043
610-583-9960

Format: SEALED DECK Brothers’ War; Top 8 Booster Draft

Entry: $50
Each player gets 6 packs of Brothers’ War to use to build their deck. Land will be provided for free at the event.

Registration opens: 10 am
Deckbuilding starts: 11 am
Players MUST arrive for the beginning of deckbuilding!

PRIZES
1st Place: Invite to Regional Championship at DreamHack TBA, $200 store credit, Winner and Top 8 promos, Top 8 pin, and Winner Lanyard
2nd Place: Invite to Regional Championship at DreamHack TBA, $100 store credit, Top 8 promo, and Top 8 pin
3rd & 4th Place: $100 store credit each, Top 8 promo, Top 8 pin
5th–8th Place: $50 store credit each, Top 8 promo, Top 8 pin


Alternate Universes Blue Bell MTG Modern DreamHack Qualifier
Saturday, December 17th

Alternate Universes Blue Bell
Penn Square Shopping Center
213 W. Germantown Pike
East Norriton, PA 19401
610-277-7251

Format: MODERN

Entry: $30

Registration opens: 11 am
Tournament begins: Noon

PRIZES
1st Place: Invite to Regional Championship at DreamHack TBA, $200 store credit, Winner and Top 8 promos, Top 8 pin, and Winner Lanyard
2nd Place: Invite to Regional Championship at DreamHack TBA, $100 store credit, Top 8 promo, and Top 8 pin
3rd & 4th Place: $100 store credit each, Top 8 promo, Top 8 pin
5th–8th Place: $50 store credit each, Top 8 promo, Top 8 pin

MTG Dreamhack RCQ Round 2 Promos

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

May 28th, 2021

Alternate Universes logo

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 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.

We hold weekly tournaments for Magic: the Gathering, Yu-Gi-Oh, Digimon, and more! We also hold special events most weekends! Special events are typically larger events, with a larger attendance and bigger prize payouts. Information on these can be found on our website and social media pages several weeks prior to the event.

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


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


WEEKLY EVENT SCHEDULE

WEEKLY EVENTSSundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
Holmes1 pm
Digimon
2 pm
Vanguard
6 pm
D&D Night
7 pm
Board Game Night
6 pm
MTG Commander
6 pm
Warhammer 40K
7 pm
One Piece Tournament
7 pm
Yu-Gi-Oh! Advanced format & Time Wizard (Edison)
6 pm
MTG Commander
7 pm
MTG FNM Modern
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 (Basement)
6 pm
MTG Commander
7 pm
MTG Modern Mondays (uses Weekend Tournament structure)
7 pm
One Piece Tournament
6:30 pm
MTG Pioneer & MTG Commander
7 pm
Digimon
7 pm
Board Games
7 pm
MTG Pioneer
7 pm
Yu-Gi-Oh! Advanced format
6:30 pm
Vanguard
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
Yu-Gi-Oh! Time Wizard (Edison)
7 pm
Yu-Gi-Oh! Advanced format
6 pm
Warmachine
6 pm
MTG Commander
7 pm
MTG Draft
6 pm
Board Game Night
7 pm
One Piece Tournament
7 pm
MTG Modern
6 pm
MTG Commander
7 pm
MTG FNM Draft
2 pm
MTG Pioneer

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 are no longer be playoffs/Top Cuts for weekly events. Instead, at the end of the tournament, each player gets 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

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 Draft booster of current set

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


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 rounds)
Entry: $10 cash / $15 store credit

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

Alternate Universes Holmes, Blue Bell & Wilmington are now WPN Premium Stores!

July 3rd, 2020

We are proud to announce that Alternate Universes Holmes, Blue Bell, and Wilmington have ALL officially been designated WPN Premium Stores!

Thanks to the hard work of our employees and the dedication of our community, all three Alternate Universes locations have officially become WPN Premium stores. 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.