KoB: MTG Youth Draft Tournament

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 a Magic: the Gathering booster draft for younger players!

When: SUN, August 19, 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Entry Fee: $20.00 -or- 6 Hero’s Rewards

Event Details: This is a Draft Event, which means that you get cards from the new Core 2019 set and take turns selecting cards for the deck you will be using!  We will have a staff running the event, making it clear how everything works, helping make sure nobody passes up any cards they’d regret, and generally teaching everyone how to draft!

What You Get: All Participants will 3 Booster Packs to build their deck with, 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 a Core 2019 booster pack, and when you win your first match you earn another!

So join us for a youth-draft in our first ever Knights of Blackwood Booster Draft for Magic!

Knights of Blackwood: D&D Welcome to Blackwood

Welcome to Blackwood is our Dungeons & Dragons introductory session, introducing kids to both the game of D&D, and to the world our adventures take place in.  It is highly recommended that you participate in the ‘Welcome to Blackwood’ event before any other Knights of Blackwood D&D events.  Note: This is a repeat event, we intend to host Welcome to Blackwood every three months or so, so if you’ve already participated in this adcenture you should skip this one.

When: Sunday, August 12th

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

MTG: Core 2019 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 a Youth-Focused Prerelease event for Magic: the Gathering!

When: SUN, July 8, 12:00pm – 3:00pm

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 Core 2019 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 Core 2019 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 Core 2019 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 Knights of Blackwood prerelease for Magic!

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, July 29

Session 1 – The Basics: 10:00am-1:00pm (8 Spots)
Session 2 – Some Experience: 1:30pm-4:30pm (8 Spots)

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!

Knights of Blackwood: D&D Caves of Mistfell

Our first D&D Youth event, Welcome to Blackwood, was a huge success!  We are very excited to bring another D&D session for players with some experience.

When: Sunday, June 3rd

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.  This is not an absolute beginner session, like Welcome to Blackwood, to participate you should have either attended our Welcome to Blackwood event, or have had some experience with D&D 5e.

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): If they didn’t take advantage of the bundle during our Welcome to Blackwood event participants can get a set of RPG Dice and a miniature representing your character – both chosen from our huge variety of stock!

The Game: Caves of Mistfell’ is a new adventure in our D&D session storyline.  The story picks up where Welcome to Blackwood left off – with our heroes in the town Blackmoor, ready to help the townsfolk regain happiness and prosperity in the downtrodden region of Blackwood!  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.

Participants can either continue to use their character from Welcome to Blackwood, or can create a new level 1 D&D character in advance – just clear the character with Jay beforehand.

“Our first pair of sessions went so well that I can’t wait to run more adventures!  Caves of Mistfell will see our heroes delve deeper to unravel the troubling goings-on in Blackwood!” – Jay

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!