Warmachine Tournament November 3rd: Highlander!

This isn't your granddaddy's clan McCloudWe will be hosting a tournament on November 3rd that’s a little different.  As a Highlander event, this 25 point event restricts players to one list that has no duplication of models/units.  Furthermore, players must have 1 warjack/warbeast, 1 Unit (with eligible UAs or Weapon Attachments), and 1 Solo.  Once these are taken additional jacks/beasts & 1 battle engine may be fielded.

When: Saturday, Nov 3rd, 11:00am-7:00pm

Entry Fee: $20 entry, $16 for Stronghold Members.  Entry includes pizza and drinks.

Bring: Up to two 25 point list restricted to 1 warcaster/warlock, 1 Unit (with eligible attachments if desired), 1 Solo, and at least one beast/jack.  Once these are taken additional jacks/beasts & 1 battle engine may be fielded.

So pull together a fledgling crew and remember… there can be only one!

FoW: Tank Aces Finale – Out of the Fog

We will be running a finale round-up event for our Flames of War Tank-Aces campaign.  Fred, the Flames of War Standard Bearer, will be putting together a fun day of gaming open to all participants (not just those in the Tank Aces campaign).

So for all of you that are getting psyched to play some games of Flames of War thanks to the amazing new Open Fire! starter set, this is your chance!

We will add further details soon, and if you have any questions at all you can contact Fred through the Forum, or by email!

Warmachine & Hordes Knights of the Realm Playoffs

The Warmachine & Hordes Knights of the Realm regular season for 2012 is finished, now it is time for playoffs!  The four participants that made the final cut did so by participating in all sorts of events, from the Call to Arms, to leagues and tournaments.  They have excelled in a massive field of 44 participants and will now face-off to be declared Champion of 2012.  Our finalists are:

Tim Lawson (59pts)
Tim Banky (51pts)
Brent Grice (47pts)
Paul Millson (44pts)

These four will play a round robin playoff round with the victor winning $100.00 in BKG store credit.  The other three will win $25.00 for their achievements as well.

To see the full details on the playoffs as well as the final regular season standings check out the WMH Knights of the Realm Page!

Thanks to everyone that participated this year, and good luck to the finalists!

World of Warcraft Events Are Here!

The BKG community has made the call and we have answered, it is time to start running World of Warcraft TCG events at Black Knight Games!

We are designating Tuesdays as our official WoW TCG game night beginning this week.  We have officially registered BKG as a ‘Battlegrounds’ store, which means that we will be running monthly Battlegrounds leagues which will be free to all, and will result in cool promos for participants and a limited edition playmat for the league champ.  We will also begin to schedule other events such as tournaments and raids in the near future, so keep your eyes peeled!

Pokémon Tournament

Black Knight Games will be hosting our first ever Pokémon tournament!  With the help of Chelsea, our soon-to-be Pokémon Standard Bearer, we have planned out a release tournament for the upcoming set ‘Boundaries Crossed’.

Since this is a sealed event you will create your deck from the 8 booster packs that you get.  You are encouraged to bring a supply of basic energy to add to your deck.  We will try and supply some, however since this is our first tournament we have not yet acquired a significant amount of extra basic energy cards.

There will of course be prizes for the winners, Chelsea will be supplying some promo cards as well, and you get to keep the cards that you used!

Here are the details:

Mon, Nov 12 Boundaries Crossed Release Sealed Deck $45.00/ *$40.00 3 Rounds, Sealed Release Event for the new Boundaries Crossed set. Price includes 8 Boosters .*Stronghold Members 6pm – 9pm

We have also added a tournament section to the Events Page for Pokémon.  In the future you will be able to find any and all upcoming Pokémon tournaments there.

Magic: Return to Ravnica League Re-Set

**UPDATE***
We did not kick this league off as well as we would have liked, and due to our own mistakes it has not been sort league that we were hoping for.  So, we will be re-setting our Ravnica Returns league, and starting over – this time with more care and attention to it.  Our apologies for those that attended already, we hope that this re-set will make the event much more successful.

The Return to Ravnica League will be a great way for players to get in some fun casual games on a weekly basis.  Each player will be able to get in 3 games per week, and play will revolve around five guilds.  There will be lanyards and badges for each guild.  Here are the details:

Start Date: Monday, November 5th
Games: Players can get in up to three games per week.  The weeks begin on Mondays, however games may be played at any time at Black Knight Games.
Format: Sealed Deck – At the beginning each player will get 6 Return to Ravnica boosters to build their decks, as well as a special deck-box.  Each week players will have the opportunity to buy another booster to add to their deck for $3.99.
Entry Fee: $30.00 ($25.00 for Stronghold Members)
Prizes: There will be prizes based on attendance to the players that played the most, and won the most games.

Calendar: November 2012

The New Black Knight Games


These are exciting times at Black Knight Games, as we have several major improvements and programs that we are working on to make your BKG experience even better!  Rather than just unveiling all of these improvements one by one we decided that it made sense to launch them all together in one major announcement.  Over the next few months we will go into even more detail on each of these great new improvements, but for now let me present the exciting projects that we are working on as part of The New Black Knight Games:

The Stronghold Game Lounge

Over the next several months we will be working on a brand new gaming space that will more than double the amount of gaming that we can do at Black Knight Games.  The Stronghold Game Lounge will be an expansion in the basement that will be nearly as large as the entire upstairs of the store.  At the moment it is a simple and dingy basement space, but we will turn it in to an incredible, clean, and bright gaming area that any gamer will love to spend time in.  When not being used to increase the number and size of our events and tournaments, the space will be open exclusively to Stronghold Members.

This is by far the biggest project we have undertaken since opening our doors over five years ago.  There are many ideas to be discussed and planned out as we hope to make this space more than just a set of tables and chairs; we want to create an exciting place for you to spend your time.

There is a forum discussion about this HERE, join in and voice your opinions!

BKG Community Funding Project

We have enough funding together to make this new gaming area happen.  It’s going to exist.  However we would really love to make The Stronghold Game Lounge something really special.  To help add to the awesome we will be running an indiegogo crowd-funding campaign where all funds raised will go to making the space amazing.  We would love to add things like a lounge area, great art to add to the atmosphere, fun entertainments like a video-game console, or a foosball table.  We would very much like to have some beautiful premium tables with amazing terrain.  We want to add food and drink options to include more than just chips and pop, but also simple meals and hot drinks like coffee or tea.

And, here is the piece-de-resistance: we want to open up this new space to be a licensed bar, allowing our gamers to have a beer with their Warhammer, and allowing us to run events like Drinking and Drafting (A Note to all responsible parents: If we achieve this objective alcohol would only be served at clear and designated times, by properly trained staff.  These times would be for those of age only).

So to help us get from ‘Room with tables and chairs’ to ‘incredible gaming area of your dreams’ we will need your help.  In our campaign we will reward donors with great perks based on how much was donated.  Donors will receive cool rewards and exclusive swag like Stronghold Memberships, T-Shirts, Playmats, Dice, and other even more impressive prizes like free tournaments for a year!  Every donor will also find their name on the Wall of Heroes in the new game lounge so everyone will know they helped found (and fund) the new area.  Keep your eyes peeled for more info once we launch our campaign.

Updated Stronghold Membership Program

It has been almost four years since we last changed how our Stronghold Membership program works.  Since then we have had many great ideas on ways to improve the program and make your shopping at BKG even more rewarding.  A new Stronghold Member program will be unveiled soon, and it will include several major changes:

  • There will now be additional levels to the Stronghold Membership, allowing our most loyal and committed gamers even more rewards.
  • Members will get even more benefits, including access to the new Stronghold Game Lounge as well as other perks.
  • Members will get reward options.  Discounts are still available, but other options like Free Entry in to a Tournament, Free Snacks, or Free T-Shirts will be available as well.

Please note that anyone with an existing membership will automatically transfer over to the new improved system, and any existing store credit will be maintained as well.  We will do our best to make sure that the transfer to the new program does not hinder you in any way.

GameShare Program

We will be presenting a new program to our customers called GameShare.  GameShare will allow you to pick games off of the wall, open them up and play with them.  Or, better yet, take them home and play!  Yes, you will be able to turn Black Knight Games in to your own personal gaming library.  GameShare will allow you to try out the many titles carried by Black Knight Games, and make informed decisions to help you buy the right game for you.

More information will be coming soon, but one thing is for certain: GameShare will make buying board-games easier!

Pre-Played & Pre-Sorted Board Games

To go along with the new GameShare program Black Knight Games will begin trading for and selling pre-played board games.  We will have three classifications of board games in the store, and it will be clearly marked which one is which.  New games will be games that have never been opened.  Pre-Sorted games have been opened, but have been only lightly used, they will be well-sorted in to baggies, and double-checked to ensure all of the contents are there and in great condition.  They will then be sealed in shrink-wrap and marked with a Pre-Sorted sticker.  Pre-Played games have been played more than once or twice, but will be sorted and have contents confirmed before being shrink-wrapped and marked with a Pre-Played sticker.  Pre-Played games will be discounted.

This new program will also allow you to trade in games, in exchange for store credit!  We will verify the contents, sort it, and mark it as Pre-Played.  And, you can spend the credit on  a new game!

 

We are very excited to be bringing you so many great new projects, and we hope that you are excited by them too!  Please check back regularly to see how we are progressing, and certainly leave us some feedback.  We will be starting a series of topics on the community forum to allow you to give us your ideas and feedback, so be sure to participate!

~The Black Knight

Table Top Episode: Last Night on Earth


A great episode just in time for Halloween, the guys and gals at Table-Top bring us ‘Last Night on Earth’ a zombie adventure by Flying Frog, check it out!

Magic: Return to Ravnica Game Day

Our Game Day events haven’t been nearly as successful as our Pre-Releases this past year, and we aim to fix this.  In the past we had charge much more thinking that this would make for a more impressive event and prize pool.  After talking with our MTG community most people believe that the price is too high, so this time we have dropped it to only $5.00!  Hopefully this, combined with the special edition cards, will result in a much larger turn-out, which in turn will make for a nice prize pool.  However we are not above bribery, so we will also be drawing for some random prizes on Game day, and the prizes are based on attendance.  Here are the details:

Sat, Oct 27 Return to Ravnica Game Day Standard $5.00/
*$4.00
DCI Sanctioned, Game Day Event, Includes a limited edition promo Card, Random Draws based on attendance *Stronghold Members 12:00 – 5:00

Game Day Random Draws
Attendance of 8-16 players: 4 Random winners get Booster Packs
Attendance of 16-24 players: Same as 8-16plyrs + a random winner get an Event Deck
Attendance of 25-32 players: Same as 16-24plyrs + 4 more random Booster Packs