Summer Game Camps 2017

SUMMER 2017

This summer we will be hosting three 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

BKG Kickstarters Update

Black Knight Games has partnered with Cool Mini Or Not to bring all their big Kickstarter projects to you right through your FLGS!  Here is an update on some of those projects:

 

 

CMON Rising SunRISING SUN

Rising Sun was the first CMON Kickstarter that we have partnered with.  Many of you have pledged through us already, but it’s not too late to do so.  The Rising Sun Pledge Manager closes on Friday, July 7th, which means that anyone wishing to pledge, or to modify their pledge, must do so by the end of Wednesday, July 5th to give us time to process the pledges!

This Kickstarter looks like a huge success, and its an incredible deal – definitely give our original post a look to see why it’s awesome to pledge through us!

CMON Green HordeZOMBICIDE: GREEN HORDE

Zombicide: Green Horde is an exciting major expansion to the Zombicide: Black Plague game.  It is stand alone, but can also be mixed with the original.  The Kickstarter has ended for it, but the Pledge Manager hasn’t even opened yet, so there is still plenty of time to pledge through us, or to modify your pledge through us!

Give our original post on Zombicide Green Horde a look, and find out why it would be a great addition to your collection, and why pledging through BKG is the best way to get it!

CMON Song of Ice and FireWHAT’S NEXT?  GAME OF THRONES!

The next Kickstarter by CMON will be a VERY big one.  The Song of Ice and Fire Miniatures Game looks to be a juggernaut, as it has been growing in hype since GAMA.  You can be sure that loads of stretch goals will be unlocked on this one, so it’s going to be a phoenominal deal (especially if you pledge through us and save yourself that shipping!).   So keep your eyes out for that one- expected this summer, and remember to pledge through BKG to save shipping, and support your Friendly Local Game Store!

MTG: Open House this Weekend

This Saturday Black Knight Games will be hosting the Hour of Devastation Open House!

When: Sat, July 1, 12:00pm

Entry Fee: FREE!

Participants Get: At Open House, new players get a Welcome Deck tutorial and a showcase of the game in an open-play environment, they also get a promotional foil Full-Art land!

Bring a Friend: If you are an established Magic player, you are invited to participate to teach new players, and to bring your friends in who would like to try MTG!  Established players will also be given a promotional foil Full-Art land if they bring a new player with them!

The Open House event  is a new tradition that precedes the Prerelease by a week, giving new players the perfect introduction leading in to the most exciting event each season!

MTG: Hour of Devastation Prerelease Weekend

The Hour of Devastation is at hand!  Join us for an entire weekend of Hour of Devastation Prerelease fun!  Here are the details:

When: There will be six Hour of Devastation Prerelease events over the weekend

Friday, Jul 7 – MIDNIGHT (Sealed Deck)

Saturday, Jul 8 – 9:00am (Sealed Deck), 2:30pm (Sealed Deck), 8:00pm (Two-Headed Sealed)

Sunday, Jul 9 – 10:00am (Sealed Deck), 3:30pm (Sealed Deck)

Format: Sealed Deck (the third event on SAT is a Two-Headed Giant), 4 Rounds

Entry Fee: $39.00 // $35.00 for Stronghold Members // 9 Hero’s Rewards

You Get: Everyone gets a Prerelease pack.  Prerelease Packs include four boosters of Hour of Devastation, and two boosters of Amonkhet, a foil promo card (could be any rare/mythic from the set), a countdown die, a checklist, and a box to hold it all.  All participants get a FREE Hero’s Reward Card for each event they participate in. Additionally there will be door prizes, delicious snacks, and more fun.

Prizes: We will add three MTG Hour of Devastation booster packs into the prize pool per participant.  Each Round a player wins will earn them a pack.  Remaining packs (1 per person) are distributed among undefeated and 3-1 players (3-1 players get +1 pack, undefeated players split the rest).  We will also randomly distribute a second Hero’s Reward for every 5 participants (including one to any winless players).

Preregister: If you register by the end of Thursday, July 6th you will receive a ballot for our Gift Card draw!

10 Draws Results

10 DRAWS WINNERS:

Dark Imperium: John Crechiola
Blood Bowl: Dan Iordanoiu
Warhammer Quest SoH: Adam Loyenz
Space Hulk: Colin T
Age of Sigmar: Adam Austin
Konflikt 47 Army: Justin Hart
MTG FTV Lore: Roy Kamanski
Pokemon Set: Ben Taplay
Flames of War Army: Rob Gutowski
$50.00 Gift Card: Chris Forrest

Congrats to all the winners, and thanks to all those that took part in our draw!

Winners can pick up their prize any time this week – if you need longer please contact us.

Note: winners of the Flames of War, the Konflikt 47, and the Pokemon draws can choose their choice of boxes.

10th Anniversary Top 10 (Summary)

With so much happening in celebration of our 10th Anniversary we decided it made sense to provide a summary for you all.  Here is the #BKG10 Top Ten List – Links to all are included below:

#10 The Anniversary Party & Auction

We are hosting out biggest Auction ever on Saturday, June 24th, as part of our Anniversary Party!  Join us between 12pm and 6pm for cake, prizes, and fun!  The Auction looks to be our biggest ever (by far) so bring your wallets to get some insane deals!  Silent Auction begins at 1pm, and the Live Auction will finish off any items that get more than one bid!

#9 Ten Draws for Ten Years

On June 24th, at the end of the day, we will be drawing ten winners for ten big prizes including the likes of a 40K Dark Imperium set, a Blood Bowl, a Pokémon EX/Mega box of your choice, and more!  Anyone that attends the Anniversary Party will get a ballot, and in addition for every $50 a person spent in June they got one (including things you buy at the Auction)!

#8 Ten New Product Lines for Ten Years

We announced a couple months ago our intention to bring in ten brand new product lines that we never carried before as part of the celebration.  Most of those lines have been announced – but expect to see more announcements before the end of June!  Currently announced lines include:

#7 MTG Seasonal Championships

We announced that we will be adding a Seasonal Championship reward for our big three Magic: the Gathering gaming nights: FNM Standard, FNM Draft, and Wednesday Modern.  All participants are automatically entered and the single player in each with the most Match Wins is the Champion!  The Champions are given a unique BKG Championship playmat, and are awarded permanent ‘Bounty Status’ throughout the next season!  You can follow all the details on the Seasonal Championship HERE.

#6 Updated Stronghold Membership Program

We have made a major update to the Stronghold Members program.  All the stuff you knew and loved remain, and now you get a snazzy card with even more savings on it!  Additionally the way cards are tracked, and expire has changed making it easier for us to track and administer rewards properly.  You can always look at the full details about our Stronghold Membership HERE.

#5 Hero’s Reward Program Expands Beyond MTG

We have expanded our incredibly popular Hero’s Reward program beyond just Magic.  Now, players from all game systems can collect and redeem Hero’s Rewards for participating in events, winning prizes, or as purchasing incentives.  Hero’s Rewards are custom BKG cards that participants collect, and redeem in various amounts for a variety of prizes!  You can always find out more about the Hero’s Reward Program HERE.

#4 10 Flash Sales for 10 Years

You can’t have a big celebration without sales!  We have had ten different ‘Flash Sales’ for all kind of product lines.  Each Flash Sale was announced the morning of, and gave anyone purchasing items in that product range a 10% Discount that day!

#3 Black Knight Games Will Now Sell [REDACTED] [REDACTED] [REDACTED] Games!

That’s right, we are finally diving in and will begin to sell [REDACTED] this summer!  So get your [REDACED] ready, because this is a whole new [REDACTED] we’re opening up!  (Announcement Coming)

#2 New Method of Selling MTG Singles

Black Knight Games is overhauling the way we deal with and sell MTG singles.  Gone are those always half-empty, always falling-apart binders!  We will now be going to a ‘Pick List’ system, where customers submit a list of cards they need, and we pick them all from a well-organized alphabetic series of drawers.  You will even have the ability to submit your list from home before you show up!  This should make the process much easier to find the cards you need, and to get them from us.

Unfortunately this does come with a bit of a transition period – so for the time being we are not able to fulfill all requests to buy singles while we sort – we are sorry for the inconvenience.

#1 New Store Layout & Front Window Graphics

Black Knight Games closed down for a day and a half to do some major re-arranging of our gaming area.  We added a great new RPG/Board Game table, and re-configured our shopping space to allow for even more shelves to display things even better.  Regulars at the store will likely notice a huge change, and we hope you enjoy getting to know the new BKG layout.  We also added some great graphic images outside that you will immediately notice when you get here – we hope these will catch the eyes of even more passers-by and help us bring in more players to grow our BKG communities!

So there you have it – so much is going on, no wonder we all feel exhausted!  We hope you see all of our changes as positive steps forward, and as an indication that we aren’t done trying to improve for you.  Black Knight Games has been around for ten years, and it’s all thanks to our amazing customers.  We pledge to never take our position as your gaming destination of choice lightly, and we will always be on the look out for more ways to improve your gaming and buying experience!  We can’t wait to share the next ten years with you, and see what they bring!

BKG10 Flash Sale June 22nd: Warhammer Age of Sigmar 10% off!

On June 22nd, all Warhammer Age of Sigmar is 10% off.  This includes our start collecting products, boxes, and blisters.  For more information, feel free to call us or message us on Facebook.  Staff discretion is allowed on any purchase.  Sale is limited to in-stock product.  No rain checks.

BKG10 Flash Sale June 18th: Pokemon is 10% off!

On June 18th, all Pokemon products are 10% off.  This includes EX, GW, and collector boxes, packs, tins, and sets.  For more information, feel free to call us or message us on Facebook.  Staff discretion is allowed on any purchase.  Sale is limited to in-stock product.  No rain checks.

BKG10 Flash Sale June 17th: All RPGs 10% off!

On June 17th, all RPG Products are 10% off.  This includes Dungeons and Dragons, Pathfinder, and Star Wars RPG products.  For more information, feel free to call us or message us on Facebook.  Staff discretion is allowed on any purchase.  Sale is limited to in-stock product.  No rain checks.

BKG Will Be Closed on June 19 & 20

We are going to be going through a bunch of changes and minor renovations in anticipation of our 10th Anniversary on the 24th.  To help facilitate this we will be doing something we almost never do: we are going to close the shop for a couple days!

On Monday, June 19th and Tuesday, Jun 20th Black Knight Games will be closed.

Unfortunately that means that those two game nights won’t be able to happen, and we do apologize for the inconvenience.  If this causes you any specific difficulties please message us and we will see if we can work out something for you.  There is a small chance that we may end up opening mid-day on Tuesday, if we are able to get everything done.

We are very excited to show of the changes we have planned, and hope you love BKG even more thanks to them as we prepare to enter our second decade serving the gaming community of Hamilton!