X-Wing: Store Wars Minor this Saturday

Store Wars X-Wing

Store Wars is an organization of multiple stores in the Ontario region that get together and run tournaments circuits spanning many events and many stores.  Store Wars is proud to add X-Wing to our list of circuits, and this Saturday we have the first event in the Store Wars X-Wing circuit right here at Black Knight Games!  Here are the details:

When: Saturday, July 5th, 11:00am – 7:00pm

Entry Fee: $15.00

Points Value: 100pts

Rounds: Depends on attendance (8 players or less: 3 Rounds, 9-16 players: 4 Rounds, 17+ players: 5 Rounds), 75 minutes per round.

Prizes: All participants will receive points towards the Store Wars standings based on their results.  In addition store credit will be rewarded to the top 25% of players in the tournament based on attendance.

Store Wars: This is a Minor Store Wars event.  You can find out all about Store Wars on our website, and Facebook page.  There are six stores participating in the X-Wing circuit, an each store will have a Major and a Minor tournament.  Majors have a slightly higher entry fee, and earn you more points in the Standings.  The top 16 players in the Store Wars circuit will get Free Entry to the X-Wing Nationals event this year, as well as some other cool stuff.

 

Anniversary Party & Auction Tomorrow!

BKG 7 Year AnniversaryTomorrow is the big day!  Cake, gaming, draws & the Biggest Auction We’ve Ever Had!  Just a few reminders about tomorrow:

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 still accepting lots until 9pm on Friday, so if there is anything you’d like to unload getting some sweet BKG credit in exchange be sure to bring it in soon!

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 have more auction lots than  ever before.  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: Yep!

 

WMH: On July 20th, Warcasters are Wild

WMH Warcasters are Wild

The Particular JudgeAlright Warmachine players, this coming month we’re going to be running a kind of ridiculous event.  As many of you know and some of you don’t, I’ve got a lot of history as a roleplaying game player.  I’ve got tons of neat characters modeled, painted, and sitting around from previous Iron Kingdoms and D&D campaigns.  I’ve decided they need warmachine stories.  More particularly, heroic victories and crushing defeats.  This is where you come in.  It’s time to go a little crazy and let the Warcasters run Wild…

When: Sunday, July 20th from 11am – 6pm

BringA 35 point army with a minimum of 5 warjack points included.  Do not bring a Warcaster, as a completely unbalanced, homebrewed by Tim Banky one will be supplied for you.

Entry Fee: $16 for Stronghold Members, $20 for non-stronghold members.  Register early, as this event will be limited to 16 participants.  Entry includes two drinks and a pizza lunch.  A small store-credit prize will be given out to the winner, but most of the entry fee collected will be handed out in prizes for completing achievements and secret objectives, door prizes, fully painted prizes, and other fun things like that.  We want to win games, but it’s understood that the Warcasters used will be relatively non-playtested and unbalanced.

How It Works: At the beginning of the day we’ll pick each player’s name from a hat.  In this random order, you’ll get to pick from a table of converted Warcasters/Warlock without knowing more about them than their names.  After picking a Warcaster you’ll get a scoresheet for the day and the stat cards for your Warcaster (including their special objective for each round).  Players will then playoff in a swiss-style tournament.  If you lose a round, after losing you have the option to STEAL the Warcaster who defeated you, forcing a trade with your opponent.

Click here for Score sheets we will be using:  2014 Achievement Sheet

 

 

Monday Roundup: June 23

Here is a roundup of all the events we have coming over the next week or so:

Monday, June 23rd

MMTG Commanderagic Casual Night
6:00pm – 10:00pm
Pick-up games of Commander (EDH) and other MTG formats.

Pokemon

Pokémon Night
6:30 – 10:00pm
Pick-up games of Pokémon

castle-panicBoard Game Club
6:00pm & 8:00pm
This week we are playing Castle Panic!  Sign up in store for one of our two gaming sessions, or bring in a board game of your own!

Tuesday, June 24th

40K LogoShadow Wars League
5:30pm – 10:00pm
Warhammer 40,000 League
Join us for the first night of our Shadow Wars league!

X-Wing2X-Wing Night
6:00pm – 10:00pm
Pick-up games of X-Wing.

Wednesday, June 25th

MTG - ModernModern Magic Night
6:00pm – 10:00pm
Modern Tournament
$6 ($5 for Stronghold Members)

D&D EncountersScourge of the Sword Coast
6:00pm – 9:00pm
D&D Encounters Event

Thursday, June 26th

FoW LogoFlames of War Gaming
6:00pm – 10:00pm
Flames of War Open Gaming

WMHWarmachine Gaming
6:00pm – 10:00pm
Warmachine & Hordes Gaming

HeroclixHeroclix Gaming
6:00pm – 10:00pm
Heroclix War of Light League
This is the first week of the War of Light league: 600pts, Modern Age, 50% of team must have the ‘Robot’ keyword.

Friday, June 27th

MTG FNM

Friday Night Magic
6:00pm – 10:00pm
Booster Draft
$15 ($12 for Stronghold Members).

Saturday, June 28th

BKG 7 Year Anniversary

Black Knight Games 7th Anniversary Party
All Day Long
BKG has been open in Hamilton for seven years!  Join us for fun and games, draws, cake and an auction!

7th Anniversary Auction
Silent Bidding Begins: 1:00pm
Live Auction Begins: 2:00pm
It’s been another year, and it’s time to clean house.  Join us for our biggest auction yet as we open up the lots to be filled by you!  In addition to the many items BKG will be selling off, our local gamers have been invited to submit items for the auction as well, which should make this by far the biggest auction we’ve ever had.  So bring your wallets and collect some of the best deals of the year!  For those interested in selling their own items make sure you submit them by Thursday, June 26th.

Warhammer Call to Arms: 500 point Mini Tournament
WFB Logo6:00pm – 10:00pm
No more arena-style battles, now it’s time for some real games.  Bring a legal 500 point list and prove that your army is superior at the smallest points level.  Last unit standing gets $10 in store credit!

Sunday, June 29th

Board Game Potluck
12:00pm – 7:00pm
Open Board Gaming and Food Consuming
Bring some food to share with everyone, or pitch in some money for pizza and play some new games, or some of your favorites as we host another Board Game Potluck!

The Following Week (Monday June 30th – Sunday July 6th)
After this week’s Sventh Anniversary and Auction event we’ve got some more great events the following week, namely the first tournament in the new Store Wars X-Wing circuit happening on Saturday, July 5th!

Monday Roundup: June 16

Here is a roundup of all the events we have coming over the next week or so:

Monday, June 16th

MMTG Commanderagic Casual Night
6:00pm – 10:00pm
Pick-up games of Commander (EDH) and other MTG formats.

Pokemon

Pokémon Night
6:30 – 10:00pm
Pick-up games of Pokémon

Le_Havre_gameBoard Game Club
6:00pm & 8:00pm
This week we are playing Le Havre!  Sign up in store for one of our two gaming sessions, or bring in a board game of your own!

Tuesday, June 17th

40K LogoShadow Wars League
5:30pm – 10:00pm
Warhammer 40,000 League
Join us for the first night of our Shadow Wars league!

X-Wing2X-Wing Night
6:00pm – 10:00pm
Pick-up games of X-Wing.

Warhammer Call to Arms: Single Unit Battle
WFB Logo7:00pm – 10:00pm
Bring a single unit from your Call to Arms list and participate in another arena-style battle.  Last unit standing gets $10 in store credit!

Wednesday, June 18th

MTG - ModernModern Magic Night
6:00pm – 10:00pm
Modern Tournament
$6 ($5 for Stronghold Members)

D&D EncountersScourge of the Sword Coast
6:00pm – 9:00pm
D&D Encounters Event

Thursday, June 19th

FoW LogoFlames of War Gaming
6:00pm – 10:00pm
Flames of War Open Gaming

WMHWarmachine Gaming
6:00pm – 10:00pm
Warmachine & Hordes Gaming

HeroclixHeroclix Gaming
6:00pm – 10:00pm
Heroclix War of Light League
This is the first week of the War of Light league: 600pts, Modern Age, 50% of team must have the ‘Robot’ keyword.

Friday, June 20th

MTG FNM

Friday Night Magic
6:00pm – 10:00pm
Standard
$6 ($5 for Stronghold Members).

Saturday, June 21st

40K LogoOpen Warfare Tournament
11:00am – 7:00pm
1000 point Warhammer 40,000 Tournament
$20 ($16 for Stronghold Members), Price includes Pizza & Drinks, 5 Rounds

Store WarsStore Wars: Warmachine & Hordes Grand Tournament
10:00am – 7:00pm
50pts Steamroller, Top 16 Only
This is what we have been building to throughout the first ten tournaments in the Store Wars tournament series.  Congrats to all those that made the finals, and thank you to all those that participated in the majors and minors!  See you at the Legion in Oakville!

Sunday, June 22nd

PokemonPokémon Nationals Practice Tournament
12:00pm – 5:00pm
Modified Legal Deck Tournament
$10.00 ($8 for Stronghold Members)

The Following Week (Monday June 23rd – Thursday June 29th)
After this week we’ve got our huge BKG Seventh Anniversary and Auction event on Saturday June 28th!  Be sure to join us and help us celebrate our first full year in the new location and our seventh in business – and yes there will be cake.  As party of the party we will be hosting a big auction event, and you can even sell you own stuff (click here for details)!  On Sunday the 29th we will be running a Board Game Potluck, so bring some games and some food and dig in!

 

BKG Auction & Anniversary Party

BKG Auction

Lucky Number 7!  Black Knight Games has now been open for seven years, and we thank you, our loyal customers, for every minute of it!  To help us celebrate we need you to join us for Fun, Cake, Games, Giveaways, and even an Auction!

When: Saturday, June 28th, All Day!

Bring: Whatever you want to play, yourself, and an appetite to eat some delicious birthday cake.

Giveaway Draws: Everyone that walks in the door on June 28th will get a free ballot for our Anniversary Party draws.  You will also get another ballot for every $10 you spend that day.  There will be several great prize draws, and you may put your ballots into any combination of ballot boxes.

Auction: The Silent portion of the auction begins at 1:00pm, where you will have the chance to examine the lots and place bids.  Any items with at least two bidders will progress to the Live auction at 2:00pm, those that don’t are sold to the sole bidder as long as it meets the reserve bit (if there is one).

THE AUCTION

In past years we have used the auction as a fun way to clean house a little bit, and to give our customers the opportunity for some great deals.  This year we want to extend that opportunity to you!  For the first time BKG will be allowing YOU to sell off some of your old stuff in the auction!  Here’s how it works:

  1. Bring in any items that you think might be worth selling, and that someone would want, by the deadline (Thursday, June 26th, 10:00pm)
  2. Items should be put into lots that might include one item, or many items of a certain type.  All auction lots should be worth at least $20 retail, new.  We reserve the right to refuse any lots that we do not deem appropriate, or worth selling.  Everything from a bag of miscellaneous bits to fully painted armies is welcome.
  3. You choose the Starting Bid value.  You may also opt to add a ‘Reserve Bid‘ value, which is a secret number that the auction must reach before it actually will be sold (for example you might set the Starting Bid at $20, and the Reserve Bid at $50.  If the highest bid was $43, the item would not actually be sold because it did not meet the reserve).  It is made known if an item has a Reserve Bid, but not what that number is.  Once the final bid has been placed it will be made known if the item met the Reserve.
  4. Any items that are sold will be processed by Black Knight Games, and the original owner will be compensated with an equal amount of Black Knight Games credit!
  5. Any items that do not sell, or don’t meet the Reserve Bid, will be returned to their owner.

So unload some of your old stuff, and turn it into BKG credit.  And be sure to check out all the great deals as well!

Monday Roundup: June 10

You may have noticed that our Roundup has moved from Fridays to Mondays, this was thanks to some feedback from people that wanted a bit more notice for the big weekend events, so here is a roundup of all the events we have coming over the next week or so:

Monday, June 9th

MMTG Commanderagic Casual Night
6:00pm – 10:00pm
Pick-up games of Commander (EDH) and other MTG formats.

Pokemon

Pokémon Night
6:30 – 10:00pm
Pick-up games of Pokémon

hotrodcreeps_displayBoard Game Club
6:00pm & 8:00pm
This week we are playing Hot Rod Creeps!  Sign up in store for one of our two gaming sessions, or bring in a board game of your own!

Tuesday, June 10th

40K LogoShadow Wars League
5:30pm – 10:00pm
Warhammer 40,000 League
Join us for the first night of our Shadow Wars league!

X-Wing2

X-Wing Night
6:00pm – 10:00pm
Pick-up games of X-Wing.

Wednesday, June 11th

MTG - ModernModern Magic Night
6:00pm – 10:00pm
Modern Tournament
$6 ($5 for Stronghold Members)

D&D EncountersScourge of the Sword Coast
6:00pm – 9:00pm
D&D Encounters Event

WFB LogoWarhammer Call to Arms: Painting Competition
7:00pm – 10:00pm
Bring a single model, and paint it as well as you can during the three hour competition.  The best paint job at the end will earn you a $10 BKG Gift Card!

Thursday, June 12th

FoW LogoFlames of War Gaming
6:00pm – 10:00pm
Flames of War Open Gaming

WMHWarmachine Gaming
6:00pm – 10:00pm
Warmachine & Hordes Gaming

HeroclixHeroclix Gaming
6:00pm – 10:00pm
Heroclix War of Light League
This is the first week of the War of Light league: 600pts, Golden Age, You must have two versions of one character.

Friday, June 13th

MTG FNM

Friday Night Magic
6:00pm – 10:00pm
Booster Draft
$15 ($12 for Stronghold Members).

Saturday, June 14th

WMHSteamroller Tournament
11:00am – 7:00pm
35 Points Warmachine & Hordes Tournament
$20 ($16 for Stronghold Members), Price includes Pizza & Drinks

Sunday, June 15th

Infinity lrgSpec Ops Tournament
12:00pm – 5:00pm
400pts Infinity Spec Ops Tournament
$10.00 ($8 for Stronghold Members)

The Following Week (Friday June 16th – Thursday June 22nd)
After this week we’ve got the Warhammer 40,000 Open Warfare tournament, your first tournament in the new edition on Saturday, June 21st.  The same day is the Store Wars Grand Tournament for our first Warmachine & Hordes circuit, which will be held at a neutral location (check out the Store Wars page for details).  One Sunday the 22nd, we have a Pokémon tournament which will act as a great practice event for all those going to Nationals!  Finally, be sure to mark down Saturday, June 28th on your calendars because it will be the Black Knight Games 7th Anniversary Party & Auction!

 

 

Warhammer Tournament

WFB Logo

This Sunday we have our monthly Warhammer tournament!  So rank up those troops and prepare for battle!

Sun, Jun 8 Tournament 2500pts $20.00/*$16.00 3 Rounds, Price includes Pizza & Drinks, *Stronghold Members 11am – 7pm