Kickstart Zombicide: Green Horde Through BKG!

CMON continues with their retailer partnership when it comes to Kickstarters, and we are very pleased to once again partner with CMON to bring you Zombicide: Green Horde!

Why Would I Do That?

Zombicide: Green Horde continues on Zombicide: Black Plague, and is a stand-alone set that can also be mixed with other Black Plague releases.  If you are interested in this exciting release, you can Kickstart it now.  However, by pledging through Black Knight Games instead you get several benefits:

  1. You don’t need to pay shipping!  Normally you would need to pay a separate shipping fee when the item ships, this can often be as much as $50+ Canadian!  Pledging through us means you don’t pay that, nor do you need to remember to check your email to make the payment – or risk missing out!
  2. Support your FLGS!  One hang up for many people when using Kickstarter is that you are bypassing your Friendly Local Game Store.  By cutting out the FLGSs you aren’t doing anything to keep their doors open to you and the other members of the local gaming community.  But, through this Kickstarter you DO support your FLGS – AND – you support the game you are excited about!
  3. Get the game early, just like if you had Kickstarted it on your own!
  4. Get any of the add-ons you want, just like if you had Kickstarted it on your own!
  5. Gain the flexibility of making a pledge, changes to a pledge, or additions up to a month after the Kickstarter!  As a partner store we are able to modify our order as long as their pledge manager remains open, so pledging with us allows you all kinds of flexibility – even the ability to pledge late!
  6. Do it all for no added cost!  Our agreement with CMON requires us to sell you all pledges and add-ons at exactly the same price as the Kickstarter.  So, you will pay $120 USD (based on that days exchange rate) for any ‘Horde Pledge’, and the equivalent for any add-ons!

How Do I Pledge?

Simply come in to BKG, or give us a call, and we will sell you the pledge just like any customer order!

But, I Already Pledged Online – I Didn’t Know This Was An Option!

Kickstarter allows you to cancel Pledges before the cut off date, and CMON is really good about that kind of thing too.  Simply cancel and re-pledge with us!  Either way they’re getting the sale, and this way you gain all the above benefits!  If it’s after the cut off you can message them, explain you want to pledge with a participating partner retailer, and they shouldn’t have an issue with cancelling the pledge.

So get this amazing game, and help out your FLGS in the process!

Check Out the Rising Sun Kickstarter HERE

Now Hiring: Part-Time Sales Associate

Black Knight Games is hiring.BKG Large

If you would be interested in working for your local Friendly Local Game Store, please apply now!  Black Knight Games is looking for someone that has the knowledge, confidence, and enthusiasm to work on our sales floor.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Has the flexibility to work regular evening & weekend shifts, typically 8 – 16 hours a week, but with the possibility of additional coverage up of up to 30 hours.
  • Has a passion for games.
  • Presents themselves well, and would be a friendly, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable sales associate.
  • Has the ambition to take on unique rolls to improve the store, and to advance within the company.
  • Has the capacity to remember, and accomplish many small tasks.
  • Has the confidence to address a group, and to run events.

If you think this position would fit you well please apply either in person or by email.  Make sure to include a cover letter explaining why you would love to work at a game store, and why you think you would be a unique asset.

No application will be considered past June 7th

We don’t hire often, as we tend to keep our employees for the long term, so if the timing is right – and you are right for it – apply now!

X-Wing Store Championship

X-Wing has been on a bit of a break at BKG for a little bit, with all the hype around Star Wars Destiny, but it’s high time that our pilots get back in to their ships, and lock s-foils in attack position!  And what better way to get back on track, than diving right in with a Store Championship!?  Here are the details of the 2017 BKG Store Championshp:

When: Saturday, August 19, 11:00am (Registration begins at 10:00am)

Entry Fee: $20.00 // 6 Hero’s Rewards

Pre-register: Anyone that pre-registers will be entered in to our monthly draw for a $50.00 Gift Card!

Format: Store Championships follow the Basic Tournament Structure, 100pts, 75mins/round, ‘Relaxed Tier’, 3-4 Swiss Rounds (based on attendance), typically followed by a Cut to Top 4 or 8.

Prizes: Every single participant will be given a Hero’s Reward, additionally Stronghold Members will get a second Hero’s Reward.  The Store Championship kit provides some excellent prizes based on where you finish:

Top 32: Alternate-Art ‘Engine Upgrade’ Card
Top 8: Range Ruler (Range 3)
Top 4: Two Range Rulers (Range 1 & 2)
Top 2: ‘Agent Kallus’ acrylic token
Champion: A Bye at a Regional event, and a Champion Plaque!

All Players (up to 32): Alternate-Art Rey card (Star Wars 40th Anniversary Bonus)

Additionally we will be adding $10/player to a prize pool, which will be divided up among the Top 4-8 players (Depending on attendance), based on how they finish.

So join us for our 2017 X-Wing Store Championship!

Xwing Store Champ Kit

SW Destiny: Store Championship

Black Knight Games is thrilled to bring our Star Wars Destiny community a major event announcement.  Our Star Wars Destiny Store Championship event will be on Saturday, July 22!  Here are the details:

When: Saturday, July 22, 11:00am (Registration begins at 10:00am)

Entry Fee: $20.00 // 6 Hero’s Rewards

Pre-register: Anyone that pre-registers will be entered in to our monthly draw for a $50.00 Gift Card!

Format: Store Championships follow the Basic Tournament Structure, ‘Relaxed Tier’, 5-7 Swiss Rounds (based on attendance), typically followed by a Cut to Top 8.

Prizes: Every single participant will be given a Hero’s Reward, additionally Stronghold Members will get a second Hero’s Reward.  The Store Championship kit provides some excellent prizes based on where you finish:

Top 32: Alternate-Art ‘Best Defense’ Card
Top 8: Deck Box
Top 4: Playmat
Top 2: Spot-Glossed Plastic ‘Phasma’ card, Bye at a Regional event
Champion: Champion Plaque!

2 Random Players: Alternate-Art Mon Mothma card (World Championship Celebration)

Additionally we will be adding $10/player to a prize pool, which will be divided up among the Top 8 players, based on how they finish.

So join us for the biggest Star Wars Destiny event of the year, here at Black Knight Games!

SWD Store Champ Kit

 

BKG 10 News: Hero’s Reward Program Expands

Black Knight Games, as part of our slew of 10th Anniversary Improvement announcements, is very excited to announce that we will be expanding the very popular ‘Hero’s Reward‘ program beyond just Magic: the Gathering.  Now, nearly every single game system we support with events, will be supported with our Hero’s Reward program!

Hero's Reward Stack 40kWhat are Hero’s Rewards?

For those that haven’t played in our Magic: the Gathering events over the past several years, Hero’s Rewards may be an entirely foreign concept – so what are they?  Hero’s Rewards are promotional cards that we pass out at events as prizes, participation incentives, random giveaways, etc.  Participants can then exchange a number of Hero’s Rewards for the reward of their choice!  Among the rewards are things as simple as a free booster pack, or free entry to an event, all the way up to an entire Booster Box!

For all the specific details on this program, and the available prizes, check out our recently updated BlackKnightGames.ca/Hero page.

How will this be implemented in to other games?

You will see a few immediate differences in how our events are priced, and how prizes are awarded.  First of all all events with an entry fee will also have a Hero’s Reward price (meaning you can redeem a certain number of Hero’s Rewards to join in for FREE).  Additionally, each event will usually include a method or two to earn Hero’s Rewards: sometimes it will be a participation bonus, sometimes it will be part of the prizes, and sometimes it will be a random give-away.

Some events will no longer have a discounted price for Stronghold Members, and instead members will get a Hero’s Reward.

The rewards list on the Hero’s Reward page has also been amended to include prizes for people that play games like Warhammer, Warmachine, Star Wars Destiny, and Pokémon.  There should be several prizes that each person might get excited about.

Hero's Reward Hand Amonkhet2Why Do This?

Hero’s Rewards has been, by far, our most popular and long-lasting game promotion.  Over the several years that we have run the program for our Magic players there has been an inherent value ascribed to the Hero’s Reward cards.  They’re fun, we get to change how they look, they can be traded in for so many different things, and if you don’t want the reward you can always trade it or give it to a friend!

Basically Hero’s Rewards are one of our favorite BKG promotions, and we want everyone to be able to enjoy it.

I’m a Magic player, how does this affect me?

It doesn’t really.  You will still collect them the same way, and with the exception of a couple minor modifications, all your prize options are absolutely intact.  Additionally you can now explore other gaming options as avenues to spend your Hero’s Rewards – so you have more options than ever!

We at Black Knight Games are very excited to be expanding this program, and we very much hope you enjoy it too.  If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to ask the staff.

PREORDER WARHAMMER 40,000 NEW EDITION NOW!

40K New Edition Flyer

BKG IS NOW TAKING PRE-ORDERS FOR THE 40K NEW EDITION!

The new edition of Warhammer 40,000 is imminent, and this looks to be an incredibly exciting release! Black Knight Games is now taking preorders for everything that will be coming on relese day – and there is a lot!

We will also be having some bundles! Here are all the details:

Dark Imperium Starter Set: $189.99
40K Hardcover Rulebook: $69.99
Five Different Index Books: $29.99 each
Objective Markers: $39.99
Wound Marker Dice: $15.99

BUNDLE #1:
Get Dark Imperium, and any Index Book of your choice for $199.99 (SAVE $20.00!)

BUNDLE #2:
Get the Hardcover 40K Rulebook and any Index Book of your choice for $89.99 (SAVE $10.00!)

ANYONE THAT PRE-ORDERS BY JUNE 10th WILL ALSO GET A HERO’S REWARD!

————————————-MEANWHILE AT BKG HEADQUARTERS————————————-

–Mike: “Wait…a Hero’s Reward?…We haven’t made that announcement yet…”

–Tim: “Yeah, as far as they know that’s just a Magic: the Gathering thing…”

–Jay: “…Well…uh…YOLO!”

MTG: Amonkhet Game Day & Second Chance Tournament

We will be celebrating Amonkhet with a pair of Game Day events: our Game Day event, and our Second Chance tournament.

Game Day Entry: $10.00 / $8.00 for Stronghold Members / 3 Hero’s Rewards
Second Chance Tournament: Free

Game Day Begins: 12:00pm
Second Chance Tournament Begins: When the Main event cuts to Top 8 (~ 3pm)

Game Day Event Prizes: All participants will get a promo card. We will add $10.00 to the Prize Pool for the Top 8 participants in the Game Day Event for each participant. Additionally the Top 8 players will receive a promo full art card, and a Hero’s Reward. In addition to their other prizes the winner will earn the Game Day Champion Playmat!

Second Chance Tournament: Our Second Chance Tournament gives players that missed the cut, or that couldn’t make the earlier event a second chance at all the great Game Day promos. Each participant will earn the promo (while supplies last), and the Top 8 players will win the top 8 promo card as well. The top player will win the second Champion Playmat too!

Shadow War Armageddon League

 

Start: Tuesday May 16th

Duration: 6 Weeks + Playoff

Registration fee: $10.00 (free if bought the Shadow War Rulebook or Boxes Set from us)

Register by: Sunday, May 14th

Black Knight Games will be hosting a league for Shadow War: Armageddon starting Tuesday May 16 using the rules found in the Shadow War book. The league will run for six weeks, followed by a playoff for the top eight players. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 players, as well as awards for the best painted kill team, and the best sport.

Each participant will start the league with a new kill team of up to 1000 points made from any of the lists printed in the rulebook, also available at https://www.warhammer-community.com/2017/04/22/shadow-war-armageddon-pre-order-and-downloadsgw-homepage-post-4/

Players will be assigned a weekly game against a specific opponent, and these weekly games will have a scenario assigned by the organizer. The role of Attacker/Defender will be assigned in relevant scenarios. Players will have one week to organize and play these games with their opponent. Games may be played any time during the week, a Facebook group will be created where players are encouraged to organize their games. In the event that a time cannot be arranged despite sufficient effort from both players, those players will be allowed to play a game against another participant in the league in place of the assigned game. In addition to assigned games, each player may play up to one additional game per week against an opponent of their choosing. These extra games will follow all of the normal rules and participating kill teams will suffer casualties and gain experience as usual.

After the 6 weeks of assigned games are completed, the 8 players with the highest Promethium Cache on their roster will advance to a bracketed playoff (1 vs. 8, 2 vs. 7 etc.) In the event of a tie, head to head results will be the first tie breaker, followed by total games played, followed by number of rostered team members, finally decided by a coin flip.

Best Sport and presentation awards will be voted for in poles on the Facebook page and awarded at the end of the league.

Warhammer 40,000 ITC Tournament

This Saturday BKG will be running a Warhammer 40,000 ITC Tournament!

When: Saturday, May 13th, 11:00am (Registration 10:30am)

Entry Fee: $20.00 ($16.00 for Stronghold Members)

Armies: 1850, ITC rule format and scenarios.  Bring all relevant books, dice, templates etc.

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Best Sport, and Best Presentation.  Prizes are in Store Credit

So join us for one of the last tournaments for this edition!

ITC

 

MTG: Amonkhet League

Black Knight Games will be running an Amonkhet Magic League, starting this Monday!

When: Amonkhet League games can played at any time, ‘League Night’ will be Mondays, but other official MTG event days will be a great time to get games in before/in between rounds as well – plus you can pretty much always find a game of MTG at Black Knight.

League will be four weeks long.

Play With: Players build a 30 card deck from their cards, so it’s like a mini-sealed deck event.  Each week players may buy more packs (1 per week, and also 1 for each three match-losses).  Basic lands are provided.

Entry Fee: To join players simply buy 3 Amonkhet Boosters for their entry fee.  Players will be permitted to buy more as the league goes on if they wish.

You Get: Players that join up get a cool Amonkhet Card Box, and a Match Card (after playing 1 match)

Prize: At the end of the League we will give out a massive poster-sized magic card, as well as some booster packs for the top 3 players overall (we will award 1 point per match played and 1 point per match win).

So join us for some Amonkhet fun, fit in whenever you wish!