Miniature Madness!

Miniature Madness

On Saturday we will be hosting a celebration of Miniature Gaming!  Bring your minis and play as many games as you can in the hopes of winning some sweet door prizes!

When: Saturday, August 1st, ALL DAY

Entry Fee: Nope – Free to All!

Gaming: Participants in Miniature Madness can play as much as they want, against whoever they want, with any miniature game system they want.  Each participant will get a sheet to record their games, opponents, and game systems played.

Discount on Minis: Anyone that participates in Miniature Madness will get a 10% Discount on the purchase of any miniatures or hobby supplies they buy that day!  In-Stock Items Only

Prizes:  We will have a bunch of fun miniatures to give away through draws during Miniature Madness.  You can earn a lot of ballots for prizes during Miniature Madness, getting one:

  • For every game you play you will get a ballot.
  • For every different game system you play you will get a ballot.
  • For every different opponent you play you will get a ballot.

So if you play only one game of Infinity – and that is all – you would get THREE BALLOTS (One for the game, one for the opponent, and one for the game system).  If you played three games of age of Sigmar against three different opponents, and one game of 40K against one of the same opponents you would earn NINE BALLOTS (four for the games played, two for the two game systems, and three for the three unique opponents you played).

So join us on Saturday to celebrate Miniature Gaming at Black Knight Games!!!

July Events Calendar

July 2015

Demo Day Recap and Upcoming Events

Wow!  Let me just start this off by saying this year’s demo day was a huge success.  Demonstrators for almost twenty different game systems taught an overwhelming number of new players.  We raffled off a $50 Gift Card and a couple of $20 Gift Cards to a few happy gamers.  To top it all off, we all had a lot of fun doing it.  If you missed this year, mark next year on your calendar well in advance as this is an event not to miss.  If you’re still wondering about a game you didn’t get a chance to have demoed, contact one of our Standard Bearers to set up a private tutorial.

For all of you out there who learned about a new game and are excited to play it, here are the next steps:

Players who tried out one of our TCGs, World of Warcraft the card game has a weekly WoW Battleground day, every Tuesday.

Our Pokemon league runs on Monday nights, and today marks the first release event run at Black Knight Games.  This new set is an exciting one, as a lot of the old favorites are making a return.

The Magic: the Gathering league for Return to Ravnica just kicked off again on Mondays as well.  We run multiple tournaments for Magic, with our Friday Night Magic events running every (you guessed it) Friday Night.  If you’re new to the game of Magic and want to start playing and collecting at the same time, our Drafts held on alternating Fridays are the best way to get involved.

Our major miniature games were not forgotten at demo day.  Warmachine and Hordes demos were popular, as always.  If you’re excited about picking up a Warmachine/Hordes Battlegroup we have the perfect opportunity: a journeyman league at BKG!  Starting on December 27th Black Knight will be hosting a journeyman league.  Entry is $25, which you get as credit toward Warmahordes purchases during the league.  Details will follow, so check back here.

For players excitied to start 40K or Warhammer Fantasy, we have a great tournament scene here and events scheduled every month.  Our next 40K tournament is a great one to bring a friend to, the ever popular 40K Doubles! (set for December 15th)  December’s WFB event is 1000 points and will involved a hero who gains power throughout the event.  Come on out on the 29th and Assemble the Chosen.

One of my favorite aspects of Demo day is the opportunity to show off some of our smaller-scale, skirmish games.  Will, one of our seasoned gamers, demoed Malifaux all day, a Victorian game of Gothic magic and terror.

Meanwhile Jim showed off Infinity, a game that just released an exciting campaign book.  I have an Infinity crew and always felt what the game needed was exciting scenario play, and now it has it.

Mykk was showing of Dropzone Commander (now in stock at BKG).  This 15mm skirmish game launched to fantastic praise and success, but low availability.  Now that it’s finally in stock and we’ve finished our first Call to Arms for it, players were excited to play it on Saturday.  With our Retake the Cradle Worlds DZC league starting Nov 20th, there’s never been a better time to pick up this new hotness.

I spent the day showing Blood Bowl to players and had a lot of fun.  Season Two for Blood Bowl is starting in January, so anyone keen to get involved should sign up in the store.  We will be collecting a minor entry this season to cover the cost of a new pitch and some sweet dice for all involved.  Sign up now while there are still spots!

Tim plays games.  Rawr!

The last game I want to talk about has been a real hit here at BKG  — X-Wing!  We have a tournament day coming up that we’ve moved from December 8th to December 22nd to let us offer the new Slave 1 and Millennium Falcon as prizes.  If this game continues to grow in popularity we have a league planned for the new year.

We also had demos for Flames of War, Quarriors, Dominion, IKRPG, Pathfinder, and Dystopian Wars, but the day was so busy I don’t even have a chance to check them out.

Check back here regularly for updates on all of the above.  If you have a question or comment about anything happening at BKG feel free to email us or, better yet, post something up for discussion on our forums.

Dystopian Wars League: Arctic Siege

Tom, our Standard Bearer for Dystopian Wars is planning another campaign, and you can join!  Arctic Siege will begin in October, and run each Tuesday throughout the month.

A Dystopian Wars Campaign of conquest and grand exploration!

International waters boil as the Russian Coalition sends expeditionary fleets into the Arctic to claim a natural treasure greater than any Nation could have ever imagined. With powerful fusion generators of impractical size they tear away at the ice shield in vast swathes leaving canyons of ice miles in height.

What they seek no one is certain, but old Commodores tell cautionary tales of what could be so dangerous that the sea would freeze its secrets away for none to see, until now. Rumours sparked abound of what potential dangers could be faced if the Russians were to seize this untold (and unknown) power for themselves, and of course none wishing to be left behind or seen as poor sport in the wake of great discovery, soon fleets of all nations were sent into the frigid international waters to stake claim to whatever mysteries the pole had to offer.

Lay your claim to the Arctic waters in search of the great unknown in this Dystopian Wars Campaign spanning 5 exciting weeks of gaming and Arctic Conquest.

When: Tuesdays, beginning October 2nd.  Finale is Tue, October 30th.

Entry Fee: Nope!

Bring: Your Dystopian Wars force

Come and fight for your Nation’s stake in conquest and glory amidst the ARCTIC SEIGE!

Dystopian Wars Call to Arms Results

The Dystopian Wars Call to Arms is at an end, be sure to check out all the final results on the Call to Arms page.  Here are the results:

Victorious:
Tom Keeble, Patrick DeBernardi, Jay Mason-Grant & Will Saunders

Defeated:
Sherman Warner, David Ganong, Justin Hollander, Dan Iordanoiu & Ian Ganong

Dystopian Wars C2A in Full Swing!

The Dystopian Wars Call to Arms is in full swing, so check out the website to see everyone’s progress!  There is still plenty of time to join as well, and there has never been a better time to build yourself a steam-punk navy to blow away your enemies than now!

Call to Arms: Dystopian Wars

The Warhammer Call to Arms event still has a few weeks remaining before the deadline, but it is now the time to look forward to the following C2A event, which will begin the day after the current one ends on Monday, April 23rd.  Dystopian Wars will finally have its turn in the light, and it should be one of our easiest Call to Arms as the game only requires a small number of ships.

So heed this call to arms, get yourself some experimental weapons and mount them on your battleships!

~The Black Knight

Dystopian Wars League

We will be running a league in January for all of our Dystopian Wars players.  Tom, our Dystopian Wars Standard Bearer, describes it like this:

 “For January i’m going to be organizing an ongoing campaign, in which i’ll be introducing new ways of playing dystopian wars, such as base assaults, capture and control and attacker/defender scenarios supported hopefully by the new terrain and models coming out in the not so distant future.” – Tom

Here are the details:

Event: Dystopian Wars: Global Domination Campaign
Duration: Starts on Tuesday, January 17th, on Tuesday Nights, Resets in April
Cost/Fee: Nothing, just bring your models and fight for your nation.
Campaign Details: Players will play games of Dystopian Wars through a variety of scenarios to gain victory Points for their Army’s Nation
So come one, come all, and conquer the world!

 

Coming Soon: Knightly Orders!!!

Stay tuned in for more info on a major new program we will be running at Black Knight Games.  Knightly Orders will give you, our valued customers, the power to create your own store events, gaming groups, rewards for gaming, and for teaching new gamers, and much much more.  We are very excited about this at Black Knight Games, and think that you will love this new program.

More information to come on how you can establish your very own Knightly Order, and all of the great perks that comes with doing so coming later this week!

Cheers,

~The Black Knight

New Releases: W&N Brushes, Dystopian Wars Flyers…

New today we have the fighters & bombers from Dystopian Wars, a selection of extremely high quality brushes from Windsor & Newton, and a great new hobby product: Instat Mold.  Instant Mold is a re-usable silicone-based product that can be used to make molds of model parts!  All you need is hot-water!  Here is the full list of new releases:

Dystopian Wars: Britannia Fighters (30) Spartan Games $10.99
Dystopian Wars: Britannia Bombers (3) Spartan Games $18.99
Dystopian Wars: Blazing Sun Fighters (30) Spartan Games $10.99
Dystopian Wars: Blazing Sun Bombers (3) Spartan Games $18.99
Dystopian Wars: FSA Fighters (30) Spartan Games $10.99
Dystopian Wars:FSA Bombers (3) Spartan Games $18.99
Dystopian Wars: Prussian Fighters (30) Spartan Games $10.99
Dystopian Wars: Prussian Bombers (3) Spartan Games $18.99
Instant Mold (6 Pieces) Instant Mold $12.99
Series 7 Brushes: Size 000 Windsor & Newton $13.99
Series 7 Brushes: Size 0 Windsor & Newton $13.99
Series 7 Brushes: Size 3 Windsor & Newton $17.99
MERCS Rulebook Mercs Minis $39.99