Call to Arms Age of Sigmar Coming Soon!

We are very excited to announce that we will be running our first Call to Arms in well over a year, and it will be for Age of Sigmar.

For those who haven’t participated in a Call to Arms, it is my favorite event type that we run.  In a Call to Arms all participants register an army they intend to complete, and a deadline is set.  Participants work away, encouraging each other, and play games along the way until the deadline arrives and everyone shows off their newly-painted armies.  We host a get-together for the Call to Arms participants, have food, play games, and check out each-other’s handy work.

The reason I love Call to Arms is that it really allows a community to gel.  Everyone, be they new players or experienced veterans, are sort of on the same level at the same time – playing a brand new army.  AND everything is painted!  It’s an almost magical time in the life of a community during and after a Call to Arms, when everyone is at the same spot in their hobbying.

So, we are obviously very excited to be running this multi-month event, and if you are interested in getting in to Age of Sigmar, or growing your collection, keep your eyes out for our full announcement – coming soon!

Now Hiring!

Black Knight Games is hiring – Part or Full Time.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:

  • Can work between 24-40 hours a week
  • Has the flexibility to work regular evening & weekend shifts.
  • 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.

Ideally an applicant would also:

  • Have a expert-level (almost obsessive) knowledge about one of our main game lines (Magic, Board Games, RPGs, Warhammer, etc)

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 May 12th

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!

International Tabletop Day 2018 – SALE

It’s International Tabletop Day!

Whether it’s a board game, card game, RPG, or miniatures, ITTD is the annual celebration of tabletop games, so we hope you are able to get in some games today to enjoy and celebrate the hobby we all love.  To help celebrate Tabletop Games of all kinds we will be doing three things:

Board Game Sale: All board games are 15% OFF today!  Many of you know we don’t do big sales often, so today is the perfect day to come in and grab a new game!  You will still collect Stronghold Points on the purchases as well.

Free Board Game Day: You’ve heard of Free Comic Book Day, and Free RPG Day?  Well consider today to be similar to those!  Anyone that comes in today can grab a couple of the small board game items that we have available.  These come in a huge variety from promotional items like mugs, buttons, etc, to small expansions to some of your favorite games!  Anyone that comes in today will be allowed to pick up to three items from our Tabletop Day Goodies!

Play Games at BKG – Win a Gift Card:  Anyone that plays any kind of Tabletop game at Black Knight Games today will earn a ballot (one per person), and at the end of the day we will draw one name.  That person will win a $50.00 Gift Card!

So Happy Tabletop Day to You!  Join us in celebrating the hobby we all love so much!

WMH Doubles Tournament JUN

Black Knight Games is excited to be hosting a Warmachine Doubles Tournament in June!

When: Saturday, June 9, 10:30am (Registration begins at 9:30am)

Entry Fee: $20.00 each // 6 Hero’s Rewards (Stronghold Members get a Hero’s Reward for playing)

Format: 35pt Steamroller Tournament Pairs, 4 Rounds, Deathclock, Divide & Conquer 0, Each player’s force must be legal on its own, Players share a turn activating as they see fit.

Lunch Provided: We will provide a pizza lunch (3 slices at least), including either 2 pops/water -or- 1 juice/energy drink

Prizes: We will put $20 per person, minus the overall cost of lunch, in to a prize pool.  There will be a prize for the ‘Best Painted’ individual (as voted on by the participants), and the ‘Best Sportsmanship’ team (as voted on by your opponents).  The remaining prize pool will be divided up among the top 3 players!

So find yourself a partner you can trust, and lean on them en route to victory!

Hearthstone Fireside Gathering MAY

Join us for our second Fireside event, and help us celebrate becoming an official registered ‘Tavern’!

When: Friday, May 25, 2017, 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Format: Swiss Tournament, 3-4 Rounds based on attendance, Standard, Last Hero Standing (once a deck loses, it can’t be used again this round). Choose three classes, and make a deck for each. Each round each player can eliminate one of the opponent’s decks based on their list of classes.

Entry Fee: $8.00 ($7.00 for Stronghold Members) –or– 2 Hero’s Rewards

Prizes: We will put $8.00 in BKG Store Credit for each person in the event in to a prize pool, the prize pool will be distributed to those in the Top 3.  Participants should also get any eligible in-game rewards for participating in a Tavern event.

This event is open to anyone, it’s our first tournament as a Tavern so we are figuring things out – feedback welcome!

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MTG Dominaria Standard Showdown

Black Knight Games is happy to announce that we will be running Standard Showdown each Saturday after the release of Dominaria until the season ends!  We’ve added 0.5 packs to the prize pool which means that the prize structure is exactly the same as at FNM, but with the bonus Showdown packs for no added cost!

When: Saturday Evenings, beginning at 6:00pm (Registration begins at 5:30pm)

The Dominaria Showdown season runs from SAT, May 12 – SAT, June 16

Entry Fee: $8.00 // $7.00 if you are a Stronghold Member // 2 Hero’s Rewards

Format: Standard, 3-4 Rounds based on attendance (usually 4), No Cut

Prizes: 1.5 Dominaria Booster Packs/Player will be added to a Prize Pool to be split among the top players. Additionally at each event we will give out 9 Standard Showdown packs (Players that go at least x-1 player will each get at least one, and the rest will be passed out randomly among those that attend.  These events do not count towards the FNM Standard standings.

Standard Showdown Packs: The nine packs given out each event are a special 4-Card booster pack that will include

  • 2 rare or mythic rare cards from a currently legal Standard set
  • 1 foil basic land with art by Rebecca Guay
  • 1 foil card of any rarity from a currently legal Standard set

We’ve upped the prize pool, so join us for the best weekly prize structure we offer every Saturday!

Bolt Action Gaming & Demos

Demo, come as you are and learn from experienced player(s)!

When: Sunday, April 29th, 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Entry Fee: FREE!

Details: Bolt Action Battle, new and experienced players welcome.  We are happy to discuss Terrain making tips, and Painting tips.  Our goal is to get more players playing Bolt Action, in order to establish a dedicated play time/day.

Participation Prize: We will be giving away a Bolt Action tank to one lucky participant!

Campaigns may be organized when enough players are available.

MTG Draft Weekend

To celebrate the Dominaria Release weekend Black Knight Games will be running another special MEGA-SIZED Draft Weekend Event!

When: Saturday, April 28, 12:00pm

Entry Fee: $20.00 -or- 6 Hero’s Rewards.  Stronghold Members receive a Hero’s Reward for each event they participate in.

Prizes: Drafts will add 1.5 packs per player to a prize pool.  Prizes are distributed based on record, so all 3-0s receive the same prize as each other, all 2-1s receive the same prize, etc.  Additionally, Wizards has provided us with a special draft weekend promo Zahid, Djinn of the Lamp to pass out to participants as well!

Format: Our Draft Weekend events will be just like normal drafts here, except participants will get 4 BOOSTER PACKS instead of 3 to draft with, for the same price!

So join us to celebrate the MTG return to Dominaria!

Star Wars Legion Clash MAY

Star Wars Legion is the exciting game of big Star Wars battles!  At Black Knight Games we are very excited about this game, and we have scheduled a series of tournaments, as well as ‘Clash’ events, here are the details of our second Clash event:

When: Friday, May 18, 6:00pm – 10:00pm

Entry Fee: $5.00 (or FREE if this is your first Clash event)

Clash Ballots: Clash events are not-quite-tournament events, where you are rewarded for playing games, teaching new players, winning matches etc.  Players will have multiple ways to earn ‘Ballots’ which will be used at this, and future Clash events!  We will draw a winner at each event, from the ballots earned that day.  Then all the ballots that didn’t win will be added to the Big Bin which will be drawn at the very end of the series of 3 Clash events.  Players will earn a ballot for all of the following:

Playing Games at the Clash Event: 1 Ballot for each 400pts (so playing an 800pt game would get you 2)
Winning Your Game: 1 Ballot
Attending Your First Clash: 1 Ballot
Bringing Someone New to Their First Clash: 1 Ballot (cannot be earned on your first Clash)
Teaching Someone New How to Play: 1 Ballot
Posting on Social Media a Picture of You Playing at Our Event: 1 Ballot
Showing us a Newly Painted Unit: 1 Ballot (Must have been painted in the past 2 weeks)
Showing Exceptional Sportsmanship: Bonus Ballots at the discretion of the Event Organizers

Prizes: The winning ballot at each Clash event will win any Star Wars Legion item they want up to a value of $5.00 x the number of participants (So if the Clash had 9 participants they could choose any SWL product worth $45 or less).  After the first 3 Clash events we will draw an additional winner from the Big Bin of all remaining ballots.  This is the Big Winner and they may choose ANY Star Wars Legion item they want (including the Starter Set!).

Additionally all participants will get a Hero’s Reward for participating, and Stronghold Members will get a second one!

We will also be keeping a leaderboard for the total number of Ballots earned throughout the series of 3 Clash events, and the top 3 participants overall will also win a Bonus Hero’s Reward.

So get some games in of this fresh and exciting game, help us build a community, and win some sweet prizes!

We are Closed (Sunday)

Black Knight Games will be closing early today due to…well, you know.

We suggest you stay safe and comfy indoors, and play some games with friends and family!