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MTG Eldritch Moon Prerelease Weekend

July 4th, 2016

MTG Eldritch Moon Prerelease Weekend

We will be celebrating the sescond release of Magic: the Gathering: Shadows Over Innistrad block – Eldritch Moon – with an entire weekend of prerelease fun!

Entry Fee: $39.00 ($35.00 for Stronghold Members) or hand in 9 Hero’s Reward Cards

You Get: Everyone gets a Prerelease pack. All participants get a FREE Hero’s Reward Card for each event they participate in. Additionally there will be door prizes, and more fun (like taking Emrakul down with a horde of zombies!).

Prizes: We will add two MTG Eldritch Moon booster packs in to the prize pool per participant. Prizes will be distributed in one of two different ways.

Some tournaments will use an Original Prizing format like we’ve done in the past (prizes based on overall record with those winning the majority of their games getting the entire prize pool).

Other tournaments will use a new Balanced Prizing format, where tournaments will be 4 rounds, and each player wins a pack for every match they win (this will give less prizes to the top players, but will spread the packs out more). So double check which events have which prizing method and be sure to attend the one you prefer!

Midnight Madness – Friday, July 15th
11:59pm, Sealed Deck, Balanced Prizing

Saturday, July 16th
9:00am, Sealed Deck, Original Prizing
2:30pm, Sealed Deck, Balanced Prizing
8:00pm, Two-Headed Giant Sealed, Balanced Prizing

Sunday, AJuly 17th
10:00am, Sealed Deck, Original Prizing
3:00pm, Sealed Deck, Original Prizing

All events are DCI Sanctioned, and registration begins a half hour before the event. Pre-register to reserve your spot!

SW Imperial Assault Regional Tournament

July 1st, 2016

SWIA - Regional Tournament

On Saturday, July 9th Black Knight Games will be hosting a Regional Championship Event for Star Wars: IMPERIAL ASSAULT. Whether you’re fighting for the daring Rebels, oppressive Imperials, or conniving Mercenaries, your squad will be put to the test!

When: Saturday, July 9, 12:00pm (Registration begins at 11:30am)

Entry Fee: $15.00

Prizes:

First Place: The winner of each Regional Championship receives a Regional Champion trophy and one card granting the winner a first-round bye at a country’s National Championship.

Top Four: The top four players at the end of the tournament each receive a metal, Mercenary-themed challenge coin with the Mandalorian “Kyr’bes” symbol on it.

Top Eight: The top eight players at the end of the tournament each receive a set of translucent green attack dice and white defense dice.

Top Sixteen: The top sixteen players at the end of the tournament each receive one pack of acrylic crate tokens. Level up your game and spice up your mission maps with these crate tokens!

Top Sixty-Four: The top sixty-four players at the end of the tournament each receive one copy of the alternate art C-3PO card. A mainstay in many Rebel armies, you won’t want to miss out on a copy of this card!

Format:

This tournament will follow the current Imperial Assault tournament rules available at the link below:

https://images-cdn.fantasyflightgames.com/filer_public/63/8b/638b5018-2dc7-46bd-965a-a798acd65a35/swi_tournament_regulations_v101_high_res.pdf

The tournament will consist of multiple Swiss-paired rounds, cutting to single elimination final rounds (the number of rounds depending on attendance). Each round will be 65 minutes long. Each player must bring a tournament-legal army with corresponding figures and deployment cards and a 15-card Command deck. Proxies are not allowed. The total cost for all of a player’s Deployment and Skirmish Upgrade cards cannot exceed 40 points. Each Command deck must contain exactly 15 cards, and the total cost of a player’s Command cards cannot exceed 15 points. Each player must also bring two copies of their army sheet to be inspected by our TOs for tournament legality. In addition to miniatures, each player is required to bring support materials including: dice, map tiles, and skirmish map sheets and Mission cards.

– Between 4 and 8 players: 3 Swiss rounds, no cut
– Between 9 and 12 players: 4 Swiss rounds, cut to top 4
– Between 13 and 24 player: 4 Swiss rounds, cut to top 8
Payment: You can reserve your spot by signing up in store, calling us and paying over the phone (905-296-3401), or by paying through PayPal:





Happy Canada Day!

July 1st, 2016

BKG Canada

Happy Canada Day!

We will be open today, so join us with your day off for some fun and games!

Tomorrow is our Anniversary Party and, of course, the AUCTION! So if you would like to enter any of your un-needed miniatures, collections, or games in to the Auction, please remember to bring them in at some point today so that we can get it all organized.

Enjoy the day off, and Happy Birthday Canada!


WMH Call to Arm Update

June 29th, 2016

WMH C2A Banner

The Warmachine Call to Arms early bird period went well, and I’ve seen tons of cool posts from people in our Facebook group already of painted minis and cool ideals for conversions and lists.  The official start date for the Call to Arms is only this week!  There’s still tons of time to sign up, get involved, and paint some minis for the new edition this summer.

So now that we’re officially kicking this thing off, what are we doing this summer for Warmachine, how do you get involved, and what’s the new edition like?

Summer of Warmachine

We already had the first tournament of the new edition, which was a ton of fun and a lovely learning experience.  What else do we have planned?  The following is a list of fully-painted-required events.  Each of these gives free or discounted to Call to Arms participants, but is open to anyone to play in.

Jun 30 – Warcaster Mega Battle – Bring one caster and slug it out!
Jul 14 – Warjack Ninja Warrior – Play through an obstacle course with your favourite Warjack or Warbeast.
Jul 24 – Zero-Point Mega Battle – Bring a warcaster or warlock plus their battlegroup.
Jul 30 – 75 Point Tournament – Our second large tournament of the new edition, and our first painted required one.
Aug 7 – 35 Point Doubles Event – A small tournament where you bring a friend and battle two-v-two.
Aug 21 – Brush of War Painting Contest – Submit models from the Warmachine and Hordes range into a painting contest with three categories.
Aug 21 – Rumble – A new format designed by Privateer Press for faster games played on a 3×3 table.
Sep 4 – Victory Celebration – Show off what you finished painting, play some games, and pull names from the Victory Draw.

So as you can see, there’s a ton going on for Warmachine this summer.  We’re also having game nights every Thursday evening, and scheduling pick up games using the BKG Warmachine Facebook group (which you should join).

Getting Involved

Now is the time to join the Warmachine Call to Arms.  For only $30, you get free or discounted entry to all of the cool events we’re talking about, and you get to paint an army and share your accomplishment with the community.  If you spend $150 in a single purchase for your new army, you don’t even have to pay that $30 — you get in for free!

You can participate in the Call to Arms even if you live far away and can’t get into the store weekly.  There are several cool events, scheduled at different times in the week, and sharing painted models on our Facebook group is easy and interactive.

Each Call to Arms event you attend will earn you a ballot for the Victory Draw.  Over the next few months we’ll be spoiling some of the amazing prizes for the winners of this draw.  For now, let me just say there are lots of ways to get tickets for this draw, including participating, winning, painting, and playing games.  The giveaways from this draw are going to be VERY cool.

Warmachine and Hordes New Edition

The new edition of the game has significantly changes every faction.  Those old models you never painted before?  Maybe they’re great now.  That fun list you’d always wanted to play?  Here’s an opportunity to build that army you’ve always wanted.  The brand new edition is a great time to get involved in the game, to paint for the first time, to play more seriously, or even just to play more fun games.

We’ve got a store copy of the rulebook available for you to go through.  The core rules of the game are available for free online, and the physical printing of the new cards will be available from Wednesday, June 29th.  Jay already posted about the international shortages of product, so some decks might have to wait for reprintings.  A few battle boxes will be available in store, and we’ll be restocking as soon as possible.

Black Knight Anniversary Saturday!

June 28th, 2016

BKG Anniversary Nine

It’s hard to believe, but Black Knight Games has now been open for nine years!  As always we plan on celebrating with our favorite people in the world: you – the BKG customers!  On July 2nd we will be hosting an Anniversary Party, along with our always-popular Auction!

Draws: Just by showing up you get a ballot for the draws.  You get an extra ballot for every $10 you spend that day including the auction!

Auction Lot Submission: We are accepting auction lots from customers until 9pm on Friday July 1st, so if there is anything you’d like to unload getting some sweet BKG credit in exchange be sure to bring it in soon!  This is an amazing chance to get rid of old games and miniatures – and you get 100% of the value it sells for in store credit!

Parking: As you probably know our parking lot is not nearly big enough.  Please arrange drop-offs, or car pools when able.  Also please be aware of the few spots that are reserved for our neighbors!

The Auction: This year we will be running a similar auction to last year – one that includes both items from the shop, and items from customers wanting to unload things they not longer need.  Last year went great, and now that it is tried and tested we expect this to be our biggest auction yet!  Be sure to bring your wallets as there will be some great deals available.  The first step is the silent auction at 1pm.  Any items that have received at least two bids by 2pm are advanced to the live auction.

Silent Auction: 1:00pm, All items are available for viewing, and you can bid on any items you want.  If you are the only bid you win, if there are at least two bids it will proceed to the live auction.

Live Auction: 2:00pm Every lot with at least two interested parties will be resolved one at a time through a live auction.

Remember that some items will have a Reserve Bid which means that unless the bidding reaches this hidden number, the lot will not be sold.  Bids are binding, and can only be made in dollar values.

Cake: Of course!

Force of Will – Prerelease Thursday

June 23rd, 2016

UPDATE: Prerelease This Thursday Night!!!

FoW Prerelease

Black Knight Games will be hosting a second prerelease tournament this Thursday evening for the newest, yet to be released, Force of Will set: Battle for Attoractia!

When: Thursday, June 30th, 6:00pm (Registration at 5:30am)

Entry Fee: $35.00 ($30.00 for Stronghold Members)

Attendance Cap: We can host up to 16 players

You Get: 6 Booster Packs, 1 ‘Darkness Magic Stone’ card, and 1 Exclusive Prerelease ‘Persephone, the Nether Empress’ card!  One random player will win a Playmat!

Rounds: 4 Rounds of Swiss, Cut to Top 4

Prizes: You win a Battle for Attoractia Booster Pack for each round you win in the Swiss rounds.  The Top 4 win one additional Booster Pack, and the Top 2 each win a Playmat!  The first place wins an additional Booster Pack, and 3 more copies of each of the two promos!

Sealed Format: 

Each player opens six booster packs. Cards are not drafted or exchanged in any way. Players may not trade cards with other players and may not add any cards from their personal collections. Only the cards opened in those booster packs may be used.

Players have 20 minutes to build a their decks:

Main Deck: You will build a main deck with a minimum number of 20 non-magic stone cards from your 6 boosters. You may include more than four copies of a card in your main deck.

-Ruler: If a card for the ruler you chooses isn’t available, you may use a proxy from any of the rulers in Battle for Attoractia.

-Magic Stone Deck: To build a magic stone deck, You may choose a minimum number of 8 magic stone cards from your card pool. You may include more than four copies of a special magic stone card in your magic stone deck. You may add any number of non-special magic stone cards from outside the boosters (you may bring your own).

Force of Will Tournament Guidelines

BKG Game Camps this Summer!

June 10th, 2016

Game Camp 2

This summer we will be hosting five weeks of summer Game Camps in three different categories!  Game Camps are week-long days camps, that focus on teaching a new gamer the basics of their preferred game, giving them the tools they need to play, and a beginner package in product to get them there.  Participants get focused attention from one of our expert games instructors in a fun, casual, and safe environment.  Select from our three types of Game Camp for more information:

Game Camp MTG

Game Camp Pokemon

Game Camp AoS

Camps will have attendance caps, so the sooner you are able to register the better!  Enjoy your summer with us, and learn all about one of these great games with out Game Camps!


MTG: Eternal Masters Releases Tomorrow!

June 9th, 2016

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And we have drafts and a special pre-order bonus to announce!

I you have already pre-ordered Eternal Masters, or if you do so by the end of today you will be guaranteed a box at the preorder price of $369.99. In addition we will, as a special thank you, be giving each of those people a bonus pack! The $369.99 price will last for the entire weekend, but after that we will reevaluate.

We will also be hosting some drafts. Currently we are taking entries for pods of Eternal Masters drafts tomorrow, Saturday, and Monday. Space is limited to 8 players per pod, and the price will be $55.00 ($50 for Stronghold Members) with $5/player added to the pool. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to draft this special set!!!


MTG: Eternal Masters Drafts

June 9th, 2016

MTG Eternal Masters Drafts

To celebrate the release of the very special Eternal Master’s Set we will be reserving a few boxes for special draft events. There will be four pods in total, happening at different times. Each pod is limited to only 8 players.

Pod 1 & 2: Friday, June 10 at 6:30pm
Pod 3: Saturday, June 11 at 1:00pm
Pod 4: Monday, June 13 at 6:00pm

The goal for these drafts is to get a chance to draft this amazing set, and to open some packs, so we will be keeping the price down to keep the focus on the cards, and less on the prizes.

Entry Fee: $55.00 ($50.00 for Stronghold Members)

Prizes: $5.00 per player will be added to the prize pool.

Pods: Pods will be no more than 8 players, and will run as long as we have at least 6. If fewer than 6 register customers will be given refunds, or can take the packs + $5 credit.

Sign up now, before the opportunity is gone!


X-Wing: I Am Your Father’s Day

June 8th, 2016

 

X-Wing I am your Fathers Day

Join us on Father’s Day, June 19th, for a celebration of Fathers and Star Wars!

Get a Cool Promo!: Drop by the shop and participate in some kind of X-Wing  gaming to earn a special double-sided promotional Darth Vader/Luke Skywalker card!  These promos will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis (32 total will be available).  X-Wing gaming would include playing a casual game, giving our X-Wing demo game a try, or participating in the Hangar Bay tournament!

So join us for Father’s Day, enjoy some great X-Wing gaming, and get a sweet Father’s Day reward too!

X-Wing Tournament6

HANGAR BAY TOURNAMENT

When: Sunday, June 19th, 11:00am

Entry Fee: $6.00 ($5.00 for Stronghold Members)

Format: The Hangar Bay format is a brand new way to display  even more of your collection, broaden your expertise, and destroy your  enemies!

To play Hangar Bay format events, you will need to bring two standard  squads that follow the 100-point maximum. These squads will use the same  damage deck and obstacles.  We will also be using the Rival Rule: each  player’s two squads must belong to different factions.

Hangar Bay format rounds each begin by placing your first squad on your  left, and your second squad on your right. After evaluating your opponent’s  squads, both of you will secretly select which squad to field for this  round by using a maneuver dial.  Rotate to a 1-speed maneuver to select  your first squad on your left, or a 2-speed maneuver to select your second  squad on your right, and then place your maneuver dial facedown. Next, each  player reveals their dial simultaneously, and removes their unselected  squad from the table.

Players normally make all of the decisions about what ships they will  deploy for each game before they even come to the tournament. But with the  Hangar Bay format, players get to experience that strategic excitement  prior to each round of play!

75 minute rounds
3’x3′ play area

Prizes: We will have a Spring OP Kit available as prizes in addition to the I am your Father’s Day promos participants will be getting, if there are enough participants we will add to the prize pool with store credit.

Lunch: We will be taking a pizza order that participants can get in on if they wish for lunch.  $5.00 gets you three slices and a drink.