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!

Free RPG Day 2017

Established in 2007, Free RPG Day works with participating hobby game retailers and RPG publishers to bring new and exclusive RPG quickstart rules and adventure modules into the hands of gamers.

Consumers WORLDWIDE will be able to grab brand new material for a variety of RPGs — no overstock, retail-priced or dead product here. The goal of Free RPG Day is to inspire gamers to play a new RPG, which will in turn, create sales through local game stores.

Black Knight Games is happy to be able to offer Free RPG Day again for the first time since 2010!  All you need to do is walk in the door on Saturday, June 17th, and we will give you a choice of FREE RPG goodies!

40K Launch Party

The new edition is upon us!

Join us here at Black Knight Games on Saturday, June 17th, for the Launch Party for Warhammer 40,000 eight edition!

When: Saturday, June 17th, 11:00am – 5:00pm

The Launch Party is free for everyone to participate in, additionally anyone that plays at least one game of Warhammer 40K 8th Ed. will get a Hero’s Reward!  We will have goodies to pass out (like 8th edition posters), and you will be sure to find opponents to get a game in.  Not ready to play?  No problem, grab a seat and sit with others who are assembling their new Dark Imperium sets!

It’s almost here, celebrate with other 40K enthusiasts at the Eight Edition Launch Party!

BKG 10 News: Anniversary Details

We have been unveiling all kinds of changes, and new products that we are bringing in as part of our 10th Anniversary Celebration – but this is the announcement most people have been waiting to see: Our Anniversary Party and Auction!  But more than that specific day, we have a couple other fun announcements here too!

ANNIVERSARY & AUCTION PARTY

Party: Saturday, June 24, 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Auction: Silent Auction Begins at 1:00pm // Live Auction Begins at 2:30pm

Party Details: During the party we will have cake, players can grab a table and play games, and you can explore our newly changed store (more on that later).  It’ll be a day to hang out with friends, and make some new ones, and just celebrate the community we have built together here at BKG!

Auction Details: Every year during our anniversary party we host an auction.  The auction provides both our customers (you) and the shop the opportunity to do some spring cleaning.  Anyone can submit items to the auction (pending BKG approval), and they get reimbursed based on how much the item sells for!  This makes for a great event where people can get something for items they don’t want, and where you can get things for a screaming good deal!

The auction is divided in to two halves: the Silent Auction, and the Live Auction.  During the Silent Auction participants can walk around, and examine the items.  They can bid on each item as well.  Any items that have at least two bids on them will be added and finished to the Live Auction at 2:30pm, where bidding will continue until we have a winner.  Any items that have only one bid on them will be sold in the Silent Auction, and will not progress to the Live Auction.  Any items with zero bids on them will either remain unsold, or will be adjusted and re-submitted during the Live Auction.

If you want to sell any items in our Auction you can!  Bring them in to BKG between now and June 22nd.  Items should be gaming-related, and fit with the types of things we sell in the store.  You will be able to set a starting bid number, so that it doesn’t sell for too little.  If you item sells you will be rewarded with 90% of the sale price in BKG Credit after the event (please allow a couple of days to process this), the other 10% will be used to cover administration expenses for the event.

So help us celebrate our 10th Anniversary and turn some stuff you don’t need anymore in to BKG Credit to get stuff you DO want!

TEN DRAWS FOR TEN YEARS!

Usually at our Anniversary Party we give away four special prizes through our Draws.  This year we are doing ten prizes (for 10 years) and letting everyone get a jump start on them by beginning them immediately!

You will get a Ballot for each $50.00 you spend at Black Knight Games between now and the draw at 5:00pm on June 22nd!  Additionally you will get a Ballot for attending the Anniversary Party & Auction!

All ten prizes will be drawn from the same pool, and the prizes will include: Dark Imperium (the new 40K Starter Set, Value: $189.99), 1x Space Hulk (Value: $149.99), 1x Age of Sigmar Starter Set (Value $149.99), Warhammer Quest: Shadows Over Hammerhall (Value: $179.99), a Flames of War army set of your choice (Value: $124.99), a Konflikt ’47 army set of your choice (Value: $154.99), Blood Bowl Core Game (Value: $119.99), a Pokemon EX , GX, or Mega box of your choice (Value: up to $59.99), a Magic: the Gathering From the Vault Lore (Value $49.99), and a $50.00 Black Knight Games gift card!  That’s over $1200 of giveaways!

TEN FLASH SALES FOR TEN YEARS!

In addition to ALL OF THAT, we will be hosting ten flash sales on specific days between now and the Anniversary Party & Auction!

The ten flash sales will be announced at close the day beforehand on our website and Facebook.  The flash sale will be for a specific game or category in the store.  Every item in that category will be 10% OFF for the entire day!

So keep your eyes on our pages, and you will get the chance to get an even better deal on your favorite games, miniatures, and accessories!

MTG: Standard Showdown

Black Knight Games is happy to announce that we will be running Standard Showdown each Saturday (except Game Day weekend) for the next couple months!  This is the second run of Standard Showdown, and the first one was very fun – I mean who doesn’t like opening cool promo packs stuffed with just the good stuff!?

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

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 Amonkhet Booster Pack/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 attended the previous week (or to anyone on the first week).  We will host a bounty at these events like we do for FNM and Modern Wednesdays.

Standard Showdown Packs: The nine packs given out each event are a special 4-Card booster pack that will include one premium card (Foil of any rarity from a currently legal Standard set, including Amonkhet full-art lands), 1 Full-Art Amonkhet Land, and 2 non-foil rare or mythic rare from a currently legal Standard set!