WMH The Longest Night

What must one do on All Hallows when the Grymkin are about?  Why gather your forces to fight the night of course!  BKG will be hosting a halloween themed event called ‘The Longest Night’ for Warmachine & Hordes!

When: Thursday, October 26th, 7:30pm

Entry Fee: FREE

Bring: Forces of only 25 points, so that we can play many matches!  Halloween costumes are encouraged!

Prizes: We will have the Longest Night event kit to provide cool patches to those that participate!

Themed Terrain: Ian has been hard at work to make sure that we have appropriately spooky-yet-WMH-accessible terrain for this event!

 

Demo Day 2017 – TRY ALL THE GAMES!

Try more Games!  Demo Day is the best time to give new games a go, as it is sort of like our own mini-convention floor!  We will have a ton of volunteers around to show them how to play all kinds of different games.  Basically it’s the best time of the year to try new games, because you can try a bunch at once, then you can use the coupons and goodies in the Goody Box to help you get into the games you like the best!

When: Saturday, November 11th, 12:00pm – 5pm.

Entry Fee: $10.00

You Get: The BKG Goody Box (filled with awesome samples and goodies), a free ballot for the Demo Day Draws,  and access to all of the demonstration games.

Demo Day Draws: We will be drawing for a free $50.00 Black Knight Games gift card, as well as some other fun prizes.

Game Demonstrations:
We will have many stations where a BKG staff member, Standard Bearer, or volunteer will be running a games demonstration.  Simply go up to them and ask to play and they will teach you the basics for the game!  In addition to that they will give you another ballot for the Demo Day Draws!

You Can Help!:
If you would like to volunteer to teach a game that you love to those attending Demo Day contact Jay and let him know!

Legend of the Five Rings Launch Party

To celebrate the launch of Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game, a Launch Party will take place during on Saturday, October 28th. This friendly open play environment is a great place to try out decks for each clan you favor and to choose which you will dedicate yourself to. Each player should purchase a Core Set and build a Starting Deck. Learn how to play among your fellow samurai, and get some experience with the various strategies and options available to you.

When: Saturday, October 28th, 12:00pm

Bring: Your Core set / a starter deck or deck you’ve made.

Play: The Launch Party is a casual open play event, where you can find other interested Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game players and invite them to play with you! Purchase your first Core Set, and use the included Learn to Play guide to begin your journey in Rokugan. Help each other select a clan and Keeper or Seeker role, and then build a 30-card Dynasty deck, a 30-card Conflict deck, and choose five provinces.

Get some cool promos!:

  • Each participant recieves a lanyard, badge, and clan sticker sheet. Create your samurai name and show your clan loyalty!
  • Seven random participants will receive a textless, extended art clan champion prize card.

Rumbleslam Rumblemania I

Put on your spandex, and adopt your best boastful growly voice because Rumblemania is coming Brotherrrr!!!

When: Saturday, November 4th, 12:00pm

Entry Fee: $8.00 // or 2 Hero’s Rewards

Stronghold Members get: 1 Hero’s Reward for participating

Format: Rumblemania is the premier Pay Per View event of the Rumbleslam Crackdown League, and this one is special as it will issue the first ever title belts, including crowning our first World Champion of the World!  Rumblemania will have three rounds on the card:

Round 1: Exhibition – Everyone is paired randomly and play a game of exhibition for the Crackdown League.  Each player that plays in this round will earn a bonus point towards the league (in addition to the points acquired for the game itself).  The game format is decided by the players together, if they can’t agree they will use the World Champion of the World format.

Round 2: Royal Rumbleslam – Everyone plays in a multi-player royal rumble – a special format for up to four players.  Players bring a team worth 1,000,000 Dosh, limit one ‘Tag Team’ and they play a four-player game using the Tag Team rules.  The order in which players are eliminated decides the title matches they will fight for.

Round 3: Title Matches – The winners of Round 2 pick first, followed by the second place players etc, performance in Round 1 breaks ties.  The players pick from a selection of title matches determined by the event organizers, but everyone will be fighting for a title of some sort.  The World Champion of the World will be one of the titles up for grabs, and the others will be determined by overall attendance (1 Title per 2 players will be up for grabs).  Participants play games using the format rules for the Title they are going for.  The winners of these rounds will be our first title holders, who may then be challenged by players who spend enough Star Points in the Crackdown League in the future!

Prizes: In addition to the possible pride of becoming a title holder, players will have an opportunity to win a door prize or two.  We will pick some good Rumbleslam stuff to give away, and each player will get a ballot for each round they play, and for each victory they earn.

So join us for Rumblemania I Brotherrrrr!  Or you’ll be sorry – OH YEAH!

Bolt Action Demo Game

Have you ever wanted to give a new miniatures game a go, but you didn’t want to commit the money to it without at least trying it?

On Thursday, September 14th, we will have some experts with a beautiful set up, including terrain and armies here to give you the chance to try Bolt Action, the game of 28mm WWII Warfare!  Bolt Action, a game by Warlord Games, is a great way to sink your teeth in to the WWII setting and recreate battles from movies like Saving Private Ryan, or Enemy at the Gates.  The minis are great quality, and we here at BKG always keep it well stocked!

When: Thursday, September 14th, 6:00pm – 9:30pm

Entry Fee: Nope!  These guys just want to give you the chance to try it out!

Bring: Just yourself, they will have everything you need to play the game already here!

So why not give Bolt Action a try!?

MTG Ixalan Open House

Black Knight Games is pleased to be hosting another Open House, this time for the highly anticipated Ixalan set!

When: Sat, September 16, 12:00pm

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 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!

Board Game Night – Every Thursday!

Beginning tonight, Thursdays are officially a Board Game Night at BKG!

Join us for pick up games starting at 6:00pm.  Bring your own games, play those brought by others, or use those in the store open supply!  Some weeks will be more organized with specific games presented, however even if the Thursday evening includes a demo or mini-tournament of something specific, you are always welcome to play something else if you’d prefer.

When: Thursdays at 6:00pm

Entry Fee: FREE!

So join us, and your fellow board-gamers every week for some fun and games!

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

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!

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!