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!!!

Malifaux Mondays

MAL Primer League

Join us every Monday in December to play Malifaux, and to help you get your crew in order for the big Malifaux Campaign in the new year!

How Does it Work?:

Every player will receive 5 League points for each night they attend with bonus points available throughout the event.  At the end of the event the player with the most league points will receive a Miss ery Model! Additional prizes will be available based on participation.

Dec. 1st – Week 1: Forces assemble- Players will meet to talk about their crews, assemble and paint models, and play in a short scenario.

Players participating in this event can save $5.00 on the purchase of a crew box

Dec. 8th – Week 2: Crews Collide- Players will join in a multiplayer scenario using Minion models from their collection

Bonus League points to the player with the last model standing

Dec. 15th – Week 3: Henchman Havoc- Players will play a 20ss game with assigned Schemes and Scenario

Bonus League points to anyone playing with a fully painted crew

Dec. 22nd – Week 4: Oh Hanging Tree- Masters face off to control one of Malifaux’s best recognized landmarks

1 Bonus league point for each turn a player’s model controls the Hanging Tree objective

Dec. 29th – Week 5: Graduation Day- Players will be playing games of Malifaux at 30ss.

Bonus league points for the first time a player wins a scenario or kills an enemy Leader model.

Malifaux: Bayou Brawl

Malifaux Bayou Brawl

It’s an old fashioned Royal Rumble in the Bayou! The toughest, meanest men and beasts this side of the breach will duke it out to settle once and for all who is the greatest fighter this side of the breach!

When: Sunday, September 28th, 12:00pm – 5:00pm

Entry Fee: Free!

Event Details:

Each player will bring a 15ss crew led by a Henchman. At the beginning of the event each player will select one Henchman or Enforcer from his or her crew to enter the Royal Rumble in the center of the table. All other models will be spread out around the centre ring to watch the action.

Fighters in the center ring will only be able to take Ml and non-projectile Ca actions while in the ring. Any model reduced to 0 wounds or pushed out of the ring is sacraficed immediately by it’s owner. When there is only one fighter left standing all other models will peacefully leave the arena….that is unless someone yells “cheat!”

New Players:

This event isn’t just for established Malifaux players.  If you’ve always wanted to try the game out, but don’t have any miniatures of your own, we will have some on hand for you to use – a great introduction to the game!

Tabletop Day!

Tabletop Day 2014

 

April 5th is International Tabletop Day, the world-wide gaming holiday!  Last year was the first ever Tabletop Day, and it was a huge success at BKG.  This year will be even better, so you had better believe that Black Knight Games has you covered:

When: Saturday, April 5th, 10:00am – 10:00pm

Entry Fee: No Way!

Bring: All the gaming stuff you can!  Minis for a game of Warmachine, Board Games, RPGs, your latest Commander deck, it’s up to you!

We Reward You For Gaming: At Tabletop Day not only will you get a FREE chance to play as many games as you want around here, but we’ll actually reward you for it!  For every unique game you play on Tabletop Day you will get one point towards all sorts of great prizes, game expansions, and other goodies.  Last year there was a huge variety of great goodies to get including copies of The Resistance, expansions for Munchkin, Gloom, Catan, 7 Wonders, Buttons, and dozens of others.  This year is shaping up to be even better!!!

Demonstrate Your Favs: International Tabletop Day will be the perfect opportunity to teach new players your favorite games because everyone will be looking for new games to try.  So bring a demo set of your miniature or collectible game, or show off that hidden gem of a board game that you wish you could play more!

So whether you are a wargamer, roleplayer, board gamer or prefer CCGs International Tabletop Day is coming, you you’re going to love it!

 

Events in January

We’ve wasted no time in filling 2014 with great events.  This month we will be kicking off our biggest season of Blood Bowl ever!  We will be hosting a Grand Prix Trial for GP Montreal, a Rookie Blood Bowl tournament, and a cool Warmachine event called ‘Combined Arms’.  We have leagues for Flames of War, Warmachine & Hordes, and a Dungeons & Dragons Encounter night,  Call to Arms: Malifaux will come to an end, and the first season of Knights of the Realm: Flames of War is just beginning!  Below you will find a list of all the events that are coming up in January 2014, as well as the Magic Pre-Releases that are on the first weekend of February.  So browse the list, and be sure to mark your favorite events on your Calendar!

Happy New Year!!

Tournaments in January

Combined Arms
50pt Tournament
Entry Fee: $20/$16 for Strongold Members
Saturday, January 4th, 11am-7pm
3 Rounds, Price includes Pizza & Drinks, Steamroller 2014 Rules

Sat, Jan 25 Warhammer 40K Tournament 2000pts $20.00/*$16.00 3 Rounds, Price includes Pizza & Drinks, *Stronghold Members 11am – 7pm

Sat, Jan 18 Warhammer Tournament 2500pts $20.00/*$16.00 3 Rounds, Price includes Pizza & Drinks, *Stronghold Members Note: Date changed from Jan 11 to Jan 18 11am – 7pm

Rookie Tournament
Blood Bowl Tournament
Entry Fee: FREE!
Saturday, January 11th, 11am-7pm
Open to any team that has not played a Regular Season before.  Winning team gets 100K gp in game.

Grand Prix Trials: Montreal
Grand Prix Trials Tournament
Entry Fee: $30/$25 for Strongold Members
Sunday, January 19th, 11am – 7pm
Modern Format, Top 8, Judge on Site, Winner gets 2 byes at GP Montreal & a FTV Twenty, Top 8 get 3 Modern Masters Boosters, All participants get a Hero’s Reward card!
Sat, Feb 1 Born of the Gods Pre-Release #1 Sealed Deck $30.00/*$25.00 DCI Sanctioned, Entry includes a Pre-Release pack which includes 6 Boosters & a promo card, All participants get a BKG ‘Hero Reward’ card which can be used towards several great prizes, *Stronghold Members 9am – 1:30pm
Sat, Feb 1 Born of the Gods Pre-Release #2 Sealed Deck $30.00/*$25.00 DCI Sanctioned, Entry includes a Pre-Release pack which includes 6 Boosters & a promo card, All participants get a BKG ‘Hero Reward’ card which can be used towards several great prizes, *Stronghold Members 2pm – 6:30pm
Sat, Feb 1 Born of the Gods Pre-Release #3 Sealed Deck – Two Headed Giant $30.00/*$25.00 DCI Sanctioned, Two-Headed Giant event (register as partners), Entry includes a Pre-Release pack which includes 6 Boosters & a promo card, All participants get a BKG ‘Hero Reward’ card which can be used towards several great prizes,*Stronghold Members 7pm – 11:30pm
Sun, Feb 2 Born of the Gods Pre-Release #4 Sealed Deck $30.00/*$25.00 DCI Sanctioned, Entry includes a Pre-Release pack which includes 6 Boosters & a promo card, All participants get a BKG ‘Hero Reward’ card which can be used towards several great prizes, *Stronghold Members 10am – 2:30pm
Sun, Feb 2 Born of the Gods Pre-Release #3 Sealed Deck – Two Headed Giant $30.00/*$25.00 DCI Sanctioned, Two-Headed Giant event (register as partners), Entry includes a Pre-Release pack which includes 6 Boosters & a promo card, All participants get a BKG ‘Hero Reward’ card which can be used towards several great prizes,*Stronghold Members 3pm – 7:30pm

Wed, Jan 1 Modern Game Night Modern $6.00/*$5.00 DCI Sanctioned, *Stronghold Members 5:30 – 9pm
Wed, Jan 8 Modern Game Night Modern $6.00/*$5.00 DCI Sanctioned, *Stronghold Members 5:30 – 9pm
Wed, Jan 15 Modern Game Night Modern $6.00/*$5.00 DCI Sanctioned, *Stronghold Members 5:30 – 9pm
Wed, Jan 22 Modern Game Night Modern $6.00/*$5.00 DCI Sanctioned, *Stronghold Members 5:30 – 9pm
Wed, Jan 29 Modern Game Night Modern $6.00/*$5.00 DCI Sanctioned, *Stronghold Members 5:30 – 9pm

Fri, Jan 3 Friday Night Magic Booster Draft $15.00/*$12.00 DCI Sanctioned FNM, Price includes 3 Booster Packs,*Stronghold Members 5:30 – 9pm
Fri, Jan 10 Friday Night Magic Standard $6.00/*$5.00 DCI Sanctioned FNM, *Stronghold Members 5:30 – 9pm
Fri, Jan 17 Friday Night Magic Booster Draft $15.00/*$12.00 DCI Sanctioned FNM, Price includes 3 Booster Packs,*Stronghold Members 5:30 – 9pm
Fri, Jan 24 Friday Night Magic Standard $6.00/*$5.00 DCI Sanctioned FNM, *Stronghold Members 5:30 – 9pm
Fri, Jan 31 Friday Night Magic Booster Draft $15.00/*$12.00 DCI Sanctioned FNM, Price includes 3 Booster Packs,*Stronghold Members 5:30 – 9pm

Leagues & Campaigns in January

Knights of the Realm: Flames of War
Knights of the Realm Season
Ends May 19th
Knights of the Realm is a season of gaming linking tournaments, leagues, and events over the course of several months.  Players earn pts for events, and in the end the top players play off in a championship round!
The Hinge of Fate
Flames of War League
January 6th – February 17
Escalation League, Each league is 2 weeks long.
Week 1: Mid-War, 1100pts
Week 2: Mid-Late War, 1250pts
Week 3: Mid-Late War, 1500pts
BKBBL Season 4
Blood Bowl League
Scheduled Play, Begins January 18th
Sign up now for the biggest season of Blood Bowl yet at BKG!  One game per week, you schedule it with your assigned opponent.
Legacy of the Crystal Shard
Dungeons & Dragons Encounters
Wednesday Evenings, 6:00pm
Baldur’s Gate is finished, so prepare yourself for the next adventure: Legacy of the Crystal Shard!
Call to Arms: Malifaux
Malifaux Army Building League
Weekly Events, Ends January 19th
Jan 10: Painting Contest
Jan 17: Last Minute Scramble
Jan 19: Finale & Highlander Games
Journeyman League
Warmachine & Hordes League
Thursdays, Beginning Jan 12th
Escalation League
Jan 12-18: Battlegroup
Jan 19-25: 15pts (same caster)
Jan 26-Feb 1: 25pts (same caster)

 

Call to Arms: Malifaux

MAL C2A

When: Begins Monday, December 9th

Deadline: Sunday, January 19th 12:00pm, where there will be a finale day of gaming.

Entry Fee: $65.00

You Get: $75.00 worth of miniatures for the crew.  You can put this credit towards anything that helps you get the army finished, including paint, tools, flock, etc.  Just by signing up you get a deal!

Victory Conditions:  It is the goal of all participants to complete a 50 ss Malifaux crew  from scratch, and get comfortable playing it for league or tournaments.  If you finish painting your army by the deadline and attend a minimum of two Call to Arms Events you’ll get a percentage of the Victory Pool.  There will be at least one Call to Arms event each week.

Victory Pool:  Black Knight Games will put $10 per participant in to a Victory Pool.  This pool will be split evenly among the participants that complete the victory conditions by the deadline.

Crews:  Crews must be a legal 50 Soul Stone Malifaux force.  The miniatures used for the army may be new (either from your entry fee start-up, or bought separately) or they may be miniatures you already have.  If you wish to use miniatures you already owned before the Call to Arms began you must show the BKG staff that they are not yet painted (either in person or send us a picture).

Call to Arms Events:  Each week Mykk will run Call to Arms events (on a mixture of days).  The primary focus of these events will be putting crews together and getting more familiar with the game, but we’ll also be doing some gaming events and painting events as well.  Each participant must attend at least two Call to Arms events before the deadline to satisfy the victory conditions, including the finale.  Call to Arms events give you a great opportunity to meet, play, and paint with other gamers at BKG.  Together we will motivate each other to get these armies done!

Linear Obstacle

MAL1Event 1: Recruitment

When: Tuesday, December 17th, 6:00pm

Open to: All, not just participants of Call to Arms

Details: Join Mykk in a painting and assembling get-together.  No gaming, just us working on our crews.  Bring minis to assemble and/or paint.  Talk lists, tactics, give each other pointers, and taunt each other’s abilities to finish by the deadline.  Painting and assembling is always more fun in a group!

Event 2: O Hanging Tree!

When:  Sunday, December 22nd, 12:00pm

Open to:  Participants of Call to Arms

Details:  Mykk will be running a holiday themed battle.  The last player standing will get a $10.00 BKG Credit!

MAL2Event 3: Last Rites Tournament

When: Tuesday, December 31st, 6:00pm

Open to:  All, not just participants of Call to Arms

Details:  Join in for some New Year’s Eve festivities and play in a small tournament! The winner gets a $10.00 BKG Credit!

Event 4: Malifaux Painting Contest

When: Friday, January 10th, 6:00pm

Open to:  Participants of Call to Arms

Details:  Join Mykk for a crew-member painting contest.  Bring in any one member of your crew, unpainted, and paint it up!  At the end all participants will vote on their favorite paint job and the winner will get a $10.00 BKG Credit!

MAL3Event 5: Last Minute Scramble

When:  Friday, January 17th, 6:00pm

Open to:  All, not just participants of Call to Arms

Details:  With only a couple of days left before the deadline it’s time to buckle down and finish!  Join in with other participants to do your best to finish off your crew in time for the Finale!  Bring any minis that still need to be painted, and get ’em done!

Event 4: Finale & Highlander Games

When: Sunday, January 19th, 12:00pm

Open to:  Participants of Call to Arms

Details:  It’s all over but the crying!  Bring in your fully painted crew and join in for the Highlander Games.  Gaze with pride as your freshly painted minions drive your enemies before you, and collect your share of the victory pool!  There can be only one in the Highlander Games, so the top player will win a $10.00 BKG Credit!

November Events

Last month I made a post at the start of the month listing everything that was coming up in the month of October, and it seemed to be a popular idea, so we’re going to make it a regular thing!  It’s hard to believe it’s already November!  This November we have several great event that you should pay attention to.  The first is Demo Day 2013: a massive annual event where we arrange to have people to teach and demo a pile of different games.  Add to that a bunch of great goodies and samples and you’ve got the perfect opportunity to try new games!  We’re also running our first ever GPT for Magic: the Gathering, which is the highest level of tournament we’ve ever done!  Red Card Members are invited to join me for our first Red Card Meeting – giving them some inside info on the store and our plans going forward, and giving us the chance to hear feedback from some of our most valued customers!  Add to that new leagues for Dungeons & Dragons, Blood Bowl, and Malifaux, as well as all our regular tournaments and you’ve got plenty of reasons to stop by the shop for some gaming!

Special Events in November

Demo Day 2013 sm Demo Day 2013
Massive Day Full of Demos & Gaming!
Saturday, November 30th, 12pm
Demo Day is one of our big annual events where participants are given the chance to get some great samples and play a ton of new games!  Definitely one of our best events every year – so be sure to pencil it in!!
Red Card Meeting
A State of the Union Address for some of our Best Customers
Sunday, November 10th, 3pm
Only for Red Card Members and Standard Bearers.  Participants get to hear about how the store is doing, what our plans are going forward and offer their feedback.  This is our first of these so if you are a Red Card Member be sure to attend (or be sure to become one if you’d like to attend!).  I’ll bring the donuts!

Tournaments in November

Sat, Nov 23 40K Tournament 2500pts $20.00/*$16.00 3 Rounds, Price includes Pizza & Drinks, *Stronghold Members 11am – 7pm

Sat, Nov 2 Chrome Gauntlet 50pts $20.00/*$16.00 4 Rounds, 2 Lists (may be from different factions), Specialists, Divide & Conquer, 2014 Steamroller Rules, Price includes Pizza & Drinks *Stronghold Members 11am – 7pm

Sat, Nov 9 Warhammer Tournament 2500pts $20.00/*$16.00 3 Rounds, Price includes Pizza & Drinks, *Stronghold Members 11am – 7pm

Mon, Nov 4 Commander Release Event Sealed Constructed Commander $45.00/
*$40.00
DCI Sanctioned, Price includes one of the new Commander Decks, One Round of Multiplayer Commander, *Stronghold Members 5:30pm – 9:00pm
Sat, Nov 16 Grand Prix Toronto Trial (GPT) Sealed Deck $36.00/*$30.00 DCI Sanctioned Grand Prix Trial*Stronghold Members 11am – 7pm
All participants get a BKG Hero’s Reward promo card, Check out the official GPT Toronto page for more info
1st Place: $150 Credit, 2 Free Byes at the Grand Prix Toronto
2nd Place: $100 Credit
3rd Place: $50 Credit
Prizes based on an estimated 32 person attendance, and will be adjusted based on attendance.
If we have OVER 32 participants we will also give away a MTG: From the Vault Twenty to a random participant!

Wed, Nov 6 Modern Game Night Modern $5.00/*$4.00 DCI Sanctioned*Stronghold Members 5:30 – 9pm
Wed, Nov 13 Modern Game Night Modern $5.00/*$4.00 DCI Sanctioned*Stronghold Members 5:30 – 9pm
Wed, Nov 20 Modern Game Night Modern $5.00/*$4.00 DCI Sanctioned*Stronghold Members 5:30 – 9pm
Wed, Nov 27 Modern Game Night Modern $5.00/*$4.00 DCI Sanctioned*Stronghold Members 5:30 – 9pm

Fri, Nov 1 Friday Night Magic Standard $5.00/*$4.00 DCI Sanctioned FNM*Stronghold Members 5:30 – 9pm
Fri, Nov 8 Friday Night Magic Booster Draft $15.00/*$12.00 DCI Sanctioned FNM, Price includes 3 Booster Packs, *Stronghold Members 5:30 – 9pm
Fri, Nov 15 Friday Night Magic Standard $5.00/*$4.00 DCI Sanctioned FNM*Stronghold Members 5:30 – 9pm
Fri, Nov 22 Friday Night Magic Booster Draft $15.00/*$12.00 DCI Sanctioned FNM, Price includes 3 Booster Packs, *Stronghold Members 5:30 – 9pm
Fri, Nov 29 Friday Night Magic Standard $5.00/*$4.00 DCI Sanctioned FNM, *Stronghold Members 5:30 – 9pm

Leagues & Campaigns in November

Raising Stakes
Malifaux League
Friday Evenings, 6:00pm, Begins Nov. 8th
Escalation League, beginning at 20ss and raising 5ss per week.
Exhibition League
Blood Bowl Open Play League
Open Gaming, Begins Nov. 11th
Play as many games as you want before Season 4 begins in January.  The perfect opportunity to try new teams or level up!
Legacy of the Crystal Shard
Dungeons & Dragons Encounters
Wednesday Evenings, 6:00pm, Begins Nov.20th
Baldur’s Gate is nearly finished, so prepare yourself for the next adventure: Legacy of the Crystal Shard!
Murder in Baldur’s Gate
Dungeons & Dragons Encounters
Wednesday Evenings, 6:00pm, Ends Nov. 13th
The Baldur’s Gate adventure is nearly complete, only two weeks left!
Tank Aces
Flames of War League
Player arranged game times
Open to All, Register with Fred!
Hammerbowl Season 3
Blood Bowl League
Weekly Games, Arranged by Players
Closed League.  The regular season is over, and playoffs have begun!  Be sure to play in our Exhibition League while you wait!
Call to Arms: Warmachine & Hordes
WMH Army Building League
Weekly Events, Finale Nov. 24th
Keep painting because this army building league ends this month!  Watch them sweat as participants try and finish by the deadline!

 

 

Tonight is a Malifaux Demo Day

Malifauc Demo Days

Just a reminder that tonight you can learn all about the new edition of Malifaux as Mykk, our resident Malifaux Standard Bearer, will be running a gaming event showcasing the new rules.  Whether you are an established player, or a brand new one Mykk will help you sink your teeth in to the new edition!  Come in around 6pm!

Malifaux Demo Days – Learn 2nd Ed!

Malifauc Demo Days

With the new 2nd Edition of Malifaux hitting shelves now there has never been a better time to get involved with Malifaux!  But learning a new edition can sometimes be a bit tricky, so for the established Malifaux players and new ones our Standard Bearer Mykk will be running Malifaux 2nd Edition Demo Days every other Friday!

When: Every other Friday evening at 6:00pm

Friday, October 11th
Friday, October 25th

Entry Fee: Free!

So join Mykk for a fresh battle every other Friday, and learn the amazing new 2nd Edition of Malifaux – Out Now!

Call to Arms: Malifaux

Call to Arms gives you another tool in your efforts to cheat fate in the world of Malifaux. With Call to Arms you join a group of other gamers in an effort to build a new Malifaux force before the sands of time run out. Succeed and you will be rewarded greatly. Fail and…well just don’t fail, trust me…

Entry Fee: $50.00

You Get: $60.00 towards miniatures for the contest (yes just for signing up you get a deal!), and the opportunity for more through the victory pool.

Begins: Monday, February 4th (Registration Open Now)

Registration Ends: Friday, February 22nd

Deadline: Sunday, February 24th

Victory Conditions: Each player must try to complete a legal 35ss Malifaux force. In addition, the participant must contribute at least one journal entry to the Call to Arms blog by the deadline. Journal entries are simple updates on how your project is going, and can include details, pictures, or even links to a blog that you might have. Participants can submit their journal entries to info@blackknightgames.ca

Victory Pool: In addition to the deal that you get right off the top, Black Knight Games will be putting $5.00 into a Victory Pool for each participant. Anyone that completes their force (fully painted & based) by the deadline, and has submitted their minimum one journal entry will be given an even share of the Victory Pool.

Deadline Gaming: On the date of the deadline, February 24th, we will be running a small tournament or mega-battles for all of the victorious participants (based on attendence). So you get a chance to play with your new army right away, against other fully painted armies, and against competitors with a similar amount of experience playing with it. This always makes for some very fun matches.

Armies: Forces must be a legal. Participants may use the miniatures that they have gotten with their entry fee, as well as miniatures that they already own as long as they are not already painted, or they may buy additional miniatures. If participants wish to use miniatures they already own they must prove that the miniatures are not finished beforehand.

You can follow all of the progress of the participants on the event’s Call to Arms Page!

Good luck, and get painting!