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

May 28th, 2021

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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 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
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)
6:30 pm
MTG Pioneer & MTG Commander
7 pm
Digimon
7 pm
Board Games
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
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.

Join The Alternate Universes Discord Server!

March 27th, 2020

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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!

Welcome to Alternate Universes!

March 13th, 2010

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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