Knights of Blackwood – Learn to Paint

Join us for an afternoon of miniature painting!  All levels of experience are welcome from total beginners to experienced painters – there’s always more to learn!

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, May 27, 11:00am-3:00pm

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

Details: Bring your brush, and any miniature(s) you want to paint!  Don’t have a brush and/or mini? – we will provide them to you!  We will have a dedicated staff here to teach you how to paint miniatures, from the basics to more advanced techniques.  Paints, stations, water cups etc are all supplied by us.  Parents and guardians are welcome to join too!

Prizes: All participants will get a Knights of Blackwood Pet, and have the chance to earn other prizes too!

“I started playing miniature games when I was very young.  I loved them because they gave me something to do with friends, something to collect, and when I was on my own I loved to paint!  There are so many great and easy techniques we can teach you to get your minis looking good right off the bat.” – Jay

Summer Game Camps 2018

SUMMER 2018

This summer we will be hosting four weeks of summer Game Camps in four 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:

JULY 30 – AUGUST 3

AUGUST 6 – AUGUST 10

AUGUST 13 – AUGUST 17

AUGUST 20 – AUGUST 24

Knights of Blackwood: D&D Welcome to Blackwood

Note: This event was rescheduled from it’s original date of April 15th (because of the weather)

I am very excited to be running our first ever Dungeons & Dragons event for kids!  This event will be structured to teach the game, and introduce our participants to the world of Blackwood, a setting of our own.

When: Sunday, May 20th

Session 1:  10:00am – 1:00pm
Session 2:  2:00pm – 5:00pm

Entry Fee: $15.00 per participant

Player Slots: We only have 8 slots maximum for players for each session, so sign up now and reserve your spot!  We require at least three players in a session to proceed with it.  If we are full we can add you to the reserve list.

Age Restriction: This is a Knights of Blackwood event, so age is restricted to 6 – 16 years old.  However, parents or guardians are welcome to register as well if they wish to join in the fun!

You Get:

Every participant gets a Hero’s Reward card for participating, which can be used on a variety of rewards including a free Pet, or a snack or drink!

Option (+$12.00): Get a set of RPG Dice and a miniature representing your character – both chosen from our huge variety of stock!

The Game: Welcome to Blackwood’ is our introductory D&D session storyline – this is the perfect entry event for new players, and any kids that haven’t yet played D&D at our store.  The region of Blackwood is introduced, the basics of role-play are explained, and the adventure begins!  This session will have a dedicated Game Master (Jay, the shop’s owner) who will guide the players through the session.

All pages, maps, enemy characters, and other necessary items will be provided by the store – the only thing players must have is a miniature for their character, and a set of RPG dice (see the ‘Option’ above if you don’t already have these.

“Roleplaying games are an amazing way for players to craft a story together.  They foster team-work and creative thinking, and are an amazing experience for gamers of all ages!” – Jay

Knights of Blackwood D&D Postponed

Due to the terrible weather we will be postponing the Knights of Blackwood D&D event that was scheduled today at 10am and 1pm. We are very sorry for this unexpected inconvenience – who would have guessed ice in mid-April!

We will be running the event on May Sunday, 6th. Those registered are welcome to join us then, otherwise we will be happy to issue refunds. Also, please note, that even if THAT day doesn’t work for you we will be running this exact event again in a few months time (it will be our standard intro event for D&D, and then other sessions will spiral off of it).

MTG Dominaria Prerelease (Youth)

The Knights of Blackwood is our FREE to join Youth Program.  Our goal is to provide great events for the younger players in the shop to participate in, and to that end we are very excited to bring you the first ever Youth-Focused Prerelease event for Magic: the Gathering!

When: SUN, April 22, 3:00pm – 6:00pm

Entry Fee: $35.00 -or- 9 Hero’s Rewards

Event Details: This is a Prerelease Event, which means that you get cards from the new Dominaria set a WEEK before they are released!  Participants will get packs, and build a deck at the event.  They will then play games with others and win prizes!  Play is open, but we will help players find opponents.

What You Get: All Participants will get a Dominaria Prerelease Pack that includes 6 Booster Packs, a Dice, and a Foil Pomo Card (taken from the Rares/Mythic Rares of the set).  Additionally all participants will get an extra Booster Pack, and a Hero’s Reward for participating.  Lastly, all Knights of Blackwood members will get a free Knights of Blackwood Pet!

Adult Mentors: The Knights of Blackwood is a program for kids ages 6-16, however anyone can participate in this event.  If you are older than 16 years old, you will be a ‘mentor’ helping out the younger players with rules and being a good example of a good sport.  Mentors will get all the same rewards as younger players, except the Pets.

Prizes: Everyone that plays a game will earn another Dominaria booster pack, and when you win your first match you earn another!  Combine that with the free pack you get for joining in and every player gets 3 packs!  Anyone that plays at least 3 matches will get another Hero’s Reward (and will get that third pack if they didn’t win any).

So join us and all the other cool kids for some Prerelease fun, at our first ever Knights of Blackwood prerelease for Magic!

Knights of Blackwood: D&D Welcome to Blackwood

I am very excited to be running our first ever Dungeons & Dragons event for kids!  This event will be structured to teach the game, and introduce our participants to the world of Blackwood, a setting of our own.

When: Sunday, April 15th

Session 1:  10:00am – 1:00pm
Session 2:  2:00pm – 5:00pm

Entry Fee: $15.00 per participant

Player Slots: We only have 8 slots maximum for players for each session, so sign up now and reserve your spot!  We require at least three players in a session to proceed with it.  If we are full we can add you to the reserve list.

Age Restriction: This is a Knights of Blackwood event, so age is restricted to 6 – 16 years old.  However, parents or guardians are welcome to register as well if they wish to join in the fun!

You Get:

Every participant gets a Hero’s Reward card for participating, which can be used on a variety of rewards including a free Pet, or a snack or drink!

Option (+$12.00): Get a set of RPG Dice and a miniature representing your character – both chosen from our huge variety of stock!

The Game: Welcome to Blackwood’ is our introductory D&D session storyline – this is the perfect entry event for new players, and any kids that haven’t yet played D&D at our store.  The region of Blackwood is introduced, the basics of role-play are explained, and the adventure begins!  This session will have a dedicated Game Master (Jay, the shop’s owner) who will guide the players through the session.

All pages, maps, enemy characters, and other necessary items will be provided by the store – the only thing players must have is a miniature for their character, and a set of RPG dice (see the ‘Option’ above if you don’t already have these.

“Roleplaying games are an amazing way for players to craft a story together.  They foster team-work and creative thinking, and are an amazing experience for gamers of all ages!” – Jay

Knights of Blackwood: MTG Young Planeswalkers Tournament

Calling on all Young Planeswalkers – do you have what it takes to battle it out in our Youth Tournament for Magic: the Gatheirng?

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, March 18, 1:00pm-5:00pm

Entry Fee: $8.00 (Or 2 Hero’s Rewards)

Details: Bring a ‘Standard’ legal deck, if you don’t have one we will try and provide one to you.  The tournament will be Swiss format, 3 Rounds.

Prizes: All participants will win a promo card, a Booster Pack from any Standard Set, as well as a Hero’s Reward which can be redeemed for many prizes, including Knights of Blackwood Pets!  The winner of the tournament will also get an additional Booster Pack!

“Magic was the game that started it all for me.  When I was 11 I started playing Magic: the Gathering, which really started my love of gaming.  Twenty-four years later here I am with a game store, and MTG is as important to me as ever!” – Jay

Knights of Blackwood: Warhammer 40,000 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: Wednesday, March 14, 1:00pm-3:30pm

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 have the chance to earn a Hero’s Reward which can be redeemed for many prizes, including Knights of Blackwood Pets!

“Back when Mike and I worked at Games Workshop in the mall we used to run these Mega Battles every week!  They are a great introduction to Warhammer 40,000, and a way to get games in with others in the same age range.  We intend to run these fairly regularly too!” – Jay

Knights of Blackwood: Learn to Paint

Join us for an afternoon of miniature painting – it’s the perfect way to spend some of your March Break!

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: Monday, March 12, 1:00pm-4:00pm

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

Details: Bring your brush, and any miniature(s) you want to paint!  Don’t have a brush and/or mini? – we will provide them to you!  We will have a dedicated staff here to teach you how to paint miniatures, from the basics to more advanced techniques.  Paints, stations, water cups etc are all supplied by us.  Parents and guardiands are welcome to join too!

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

“I started playing miniature games when I was very young.  I loved them because they gave me something to do with friends, something to collect, and when I was on my own I loved to paint!  There are so many great and easy techniques we can teach you to get your minis looking good right off the bat.” – Jay

 

Knights of Blackwood Youth Program

Black Knight Games is very excited to announce our brand new youth program, Knights of Blackwood!

This program is FREE and is meant for any of our gamers from the ages of 6 to 16.  Member get a membership card with perks, and get access to our Knights of Blackwood events, which we will begin running during March Break, and will continue regularly.  To start we will host events for:

  • Warhammer 40,000
  • Warhammer Age of Sigmar
  • Magic: the Gathering
  • Pokémon
  • Dungeons & Dragons
  • Board Games

We intend to expand in to other games and game systems in the future as well.

One very crucial ingredient to this program is to put at ease the parents and guardians.  All communication about upcoming events goes through the Parents and Guardians, via a Newsletter and Facebook Group.  Additionally, anyone that runs Knights of Blackwood events will have passed a Vulnerable Sector background check.  It is important that the parents and guardians of our members are confident that this is a safe space, and we aim to put them at ease.

Check out the Knights of Blackwood page for all the details about the program, including about the Pet Collections that our members will gain access to to help them on their adventures!

So Join Now – It’s FREE, it’s for kids, and it’s awesome!