BKG 11th Anniversary Party & Auction

It’s that time of year once again!  The weather is warming, kids are getting squirrely with school almost out, and Black Knight Games is one year older!  Help us celebrate our eleven years of selling to and gaming with the amazing gamers of the Hamilton area on June 30th at our oldest tradition: the Anniversary Party & Auction!

The Party

Auction-Guideline We are pulling out all the classics: cake, ballots for every $20.00 you spend for a bunch of sweet draws, and everyone’s favorite – the auction.

When: Saturday, June 30th, 12:00pm – 6:00pm

Anniversary Draws: You will get a ballot just for walking through the door on June 30th (before 6pm), as well as another for each $20.00 you spend that day (including at the auction).  You can put your ballots in to your choice of five big prize bundles – which means you get to pick the prize you’ll attempt to win!  The draws will happen at 6pm, but if you can’t stay until then be sure to put your phone number on your ballots!

Anniversary Sale(?): When you announce a sale a couple of weeks in advance, you inevitably hurt your sales because people hold off waiting for the auction.  So we aren’t announcing a sale.  That would be silly.  And if we were to have a sale it would be important to know that it would only apply to in-stock, non-auciton items, and that it couldn’t be combined with other promotions.  But we aren’t announcing a sale, so you probably didn’t need to know that…

Cake: There is, and always will be cake at birthday parties.  We like cake.

Parking: Just like every year we have decided to have inadequate parking at our Anniversary Party.  It’s an odd choice, but one we are committed to.  Please carpool, take transit, walk, or park nearby if you can.  And, please respect the designated parking spaces of our neighbors – they have businesses to run too!

The Auction

Our auction is an amazing opportunity for our community members to unload some unneeded items, and also the chance to grab some items at a great deal!

Silent Auction: Begins 12:00pm – As we’ve done in the past we will start things off with a Silent auction.  All lots can be bid on, and if there is competition for an item we will move on to the live auction.

Live Auction Begins 1:30pm – Any items that had at least a couple bids will be resolved at the live auction.

Submit Your Own Lots – You are welcome to bring in items to sell at the auction beginning on Monday, June 18th.  So turn your unused miniatures and games in to BKG Store Credit!

Full Details – All of our Auction details, including everything you need to know about can be found on our Auction Guidelines document.  Please review it before bringing in your items to sell!

So help us celebrate eleven years of Black Knight Games, after all – you helped us get here!

 

Knights of Blackwood 40K Mega Battle

Join us for a big Warhammer 40,000 battle!  – new players and experienced players welcome!

Knights of Blackwood: This event is open to all Knights of Blackwood members (our FREE Youth program for those 6-16 years old, so join now if you aren’t a member!)

When: Sunday, June 24, 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Entry Fee: $5.00 (Or 2 Hero’s Rewards)

Details: We will set up everyone in to a single massive Warhammer 40,000 battle.  Bring your own squad or vehicle, or we will supply you with one.  The event will have a dedicated staff to run it, so you can join even if you don’t know how to play.  Parents and guardians are welcome to join too!

Prizes: All participants will get a KoB Pet, and have the chance to earn a Hero’s Reward which can be redeemed for many prizes, including Knights of Blackwood Pets!

Age of Sigmar 2e Preview Event

Age of Sigmar 2nd Edition is coming, and we can’t wait – so we will be hosting a 2e event a week before it comes out!  Yes, BKG will have a copy of the new starter set, and the Malign Sorcery all put together (and painted…probably) for everyone to check out and play with!  But we also want you to bring your armies, and play some games too!

When: Saturday, June 23rd, 11:00am – 5:00pm

Event Entry: $5.00 -or- 2 Hero’s Rewards -or- FREE if you are in the Call to Arms

Event Details: We will help you get your new army sorted out within the new rules, and explain how many of the new rules work.  Players will earn a Hero’s Reward for each game they play as well!  Players can use our copy of Malign Sorcery to play with the awesome new spells!

Prizes: One random participant will win a $50.00 credit towards any of the new Age of Sigmar releases, or Preorder Bundles!

So join us for the first event of the new edition, before the edition even drops!  Let’s sort out together how it’ll all work, and get some games in!

Star Wars Legion Clash JUL

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 third Clash event, the final of the first series of three!:

When: Friday, July 6, 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!).

This is the 3rd Clash event, to after this one we will pick the Big Winner!

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!

Lightseekers Demo Day

Lightseekers is an exciting new collectible card game with a easy-to-learn gameplay and depth.  We are very excited about this game, and think anyone from experienced card gamers to beginners will enjoy it.

We will be hosting a Demo Day for Lightseekers to give everyone a chance to try this great game out!

When: Sunday, May 13, 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Entry Fee: Free!

Details: We will have staff on hand to teach new players, and people can catch pick-up games as well.

Prizes: Anyone that already has, or gets, a deck of Lightseekers will be entered in to a draw for a free Super Booster!

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.

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!

Star Wars Legion Clash APR

Star Wars Legion is the exciting game of big Star Wars battles!  At Black Knight Games we are very excited about this game, and can’t wait to start running regular events for our Star Wars Legion players!  To that end we have scheduled a series of tournaments, as well as ‘Clash’ events, here are the details of our first Clash event:

When: Saturday, April 28, 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Entry Fee: $5.00 (or FREE if this is your first Clash event – which of course it is because it’s ours!)

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!

Family Board Game Night – HPL

Black Knight Games is very pleased to be working with the Hamilton Public Library to bring you a great Family Game Night!

When: Monday, April 16th, 6:00pm

Details:  Join us at the library with your family to learn a new game!  Black Knight Games will be there with an assortment of games for the whole family to enjoy – ready to teach you.

*Registration required (Register at the Library, not at BKG)
*Ages 6 years and up

Where:

Hamilton Public Library, Sherwood Branch
467 Upper Ottawa St
L8T 3T3
905-546-3249
hpl.ca

MTG Dominaria Open House

Black Knight Games is pleased to be hosting another Open House, this time we return to the plane that started it all – Dominaria!

When: Sat, April 14th, 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Entry Fee: FREE!

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

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 Llanowar Elves 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!