MTG Dominaria Standard Showdown

Black Knight Games is happy to announce that we will be running Standard Showdown each Saturday after the release of Dominaria until the season ends!  We’ve added 0.5 packs to the prize pool which means that the prize structure is exactly the same as at FNM, but with the bonus Showdown packs for no added cost!

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

The Dominaria Showdown season runs from SAT, May 12 – SAT, June 16

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: 1.5 Dominaria Booster Packs/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 attend.  These events do not count towards the FNM Standard standings.

Standard Showdown Packs: The nine packs given out each event are a special 4-Card booster pack that will include

  • 2 rare or mythic rare cards from a currently legal Standard set
  • 1 foil basic land with art by Rebecca Guay
  • 1 foil card of any rarity from a currently legal Standard set

We’ve upped the prize pool, so join us for the best weekly prize structure we offer every Saturday!

MTG Draft Weekend

To celebrate the Dominaria Release weekend Black Knight Games will be running another special MEGA-SIZED Draft Weekend Event!

When: Saturday, April 28, 12:00pm

Entry Fee: $20.00 -or- 6 Hero’s Rewards.  Stronghold Members receive a Hero’s Reward for each event they participate in.

Prizes: Drafts will add 1.5 packs per player to a prize pool.  Prizes are distributed based on record, so all 3-0s receive the same prize as each other, all 2-1s receive the same prize, etc.  Additionally, Wizards has provided us with a special draft weekend promo Zahid, Djinn of the Lamp to pass out to participants as well!

Format: Our Draft Weekend events will be just like normal drafts here, except participants will get 4 BOOSTER PACKS instead of 3 to draft with, for the same price!

So join us to celebrate the MTG return to Dominaria!

MTG Dominaria Prerelease Weekend

Join us as we return to the place where it all began, Dominaria!  Join us for an entire weekend of Prerelease fun!  Here are the details:

When: There will be six regular Dominaria Prerelease events over the weekend, as well as a Youth event on the Sunday!

Friday, April 20 – MIDNIGHT (Sealed Deck)

Saturday, April 21 – 9:00am (Sealed Deck), 2:30pm (Sealed Deck), 8:00pm (Two-Headed Sealed)

Sunday, April 22 – 10:00am (Sealed Deck), 3:30pm (Sealed Deck)

Format: Sealed Deck (the third event on SAT is a Sealed Two-Headed Giant), 4 Rounds

Entry Fee: $39.00 // $35.00 for Stronghold Members // 9 Hero’s Rewards

You Get: Everyone gets a Prerelease pack.  Prerelease Packs include six boosters of Dominaria, a foil promo card (could be any rare/mythic from the set), a countdown die, a checklist, and a box to hold it all.  All participants get a FREE Hero’s Reward Card for each event they participate in. Additionally there will be door prizes, delicious snacks, and more fun.

Prizes: We will add three MTG Dominaria packs into the prize pool per participant.  Each match (aka round) a player wins will earn them a pack.  Remaining packs (1 per person) are distributed among undefeated and 3-1 players (3-1 players get +1 pack, undefeated players split the rest).  We will also randomly distribute a second Hero’s Reward for every 5 participants (including one to any winless players – which means everyone wins something!).

Kids Event: We have recently introduced the Knights of Blackwood Youth Program (to encourage our players ages 6-16 to participate in games), and for the first time ever we will be hosting a fun and casual MTG Prerelease event for our younger players on the same weekend!  Check out the Knights of Blackwood Dominaria Prerelease event for more details.

Preregister: If you register by the end of Thursday, April 19th you will receive a ballot for our April Gift Card draw!

Return with us to Dominaria, land of Llanowar Elves, Lotuses, and the Brothers’ War!

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!

MTG Dominaria Preorder Special

Dominaria, the next set of MTG, is coming and it’s coming in hot.  Here are the details of the BKG Preorder Special:

Dominaria Release:  Wizards has announced that Dominaria booster boxes will have a VERY special preorder perk – you will be able to get your box of Dominaria boosters a week early during Prerelease Weekend!

Dominaria Release Date: Friday, April 27
Dominaria Booster Box Early-Bird Pick Up: April 21-22

Dominaria Exclusive Buy-a-Box Card:  On top of that you will get the buy-a-box promo card which, for the first time, will be exclusively available as a buy-a-box card – there will be no other way to get it.  The card is ‘Firesong and Sunspear‘, and it will be limited to the first 60 people who order or buy a box of Dominaria from Black Knight Games.

Booster Box Preorder Price: $139.99 (Reg $159.99)
Pay with Hero’s Rewards: Have you been saving up those Hero’s Rewards from the events you’ve been attending?  Well you can always trade us 40 Hero’s Rewards and get a booster box for free!  So you can take advantage of this special using only Hero’s Rewards!

Buy-a-Box Booster Packs:  We still have some of the Ixalan Buy-a-Box booster packs, so when you preorder your Dominaria booster box through us you will also get a bonus booster pack of foils & rares!



MTG Dominaria Open House

Black Knight Games is pleased to be hosting another Open House, this time we return to the plane that started it all – Dominaria!

When: Sat, April 14th, 12:00pm – 3:00pm

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 Foil Full-Art Llanowar Elves promo!

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 Llanowar Elves 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!

MTG Rivals of Ixalan Store Championship

The long cycle of Ixalan & Rivals of Ixalan comes to a close with one last test – are you the Champion?

When: Saturday, April 7th, 12:00pm (Registration opens at 11am)

Entry Fee: $10.00 -or- 3 Hero’s Rewards

Stronghold Members Get: A Hero’s Reward for participating

Format: Standard, 3-5 Rounds of Swiss (Based on number of participants), Cut to top 8

Game Day Event Prizes: All participants will get a first-peek at the next set with a foil rare, full-art promo card from Dominaria. Top 8 players win an exclusive Ultra Pro deck box and the store champion wins an exclusive playmat.  Additionally there will be a prize pool of $10/participant drawn from by the top players.

MTG: Masters 25 Drafts

Masters 25 is an exciting set of reprinted stables and special cards from the 25 year history of Magic: the Gathering.  It’s also a set built specifically for drafting, with extra care taken to make sure that drafts will be exciting – so, of course, we will be hosting a couple drafts!


Friday, March 16th, 6:30pm
Friday, March 23rd, 6:30pm

Entry Fee: $50.00

Stronghold Members get 2 Hero’s Rewards

Format: Booster Draft, FNM, 3 Rounds (Draft Pods)

Prizes: 1.5 Packs of Masters 25 in to the prize pool, distributed the same way as our regular FNM Booster Drafts.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to draft with a very special set!

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

MTG Monday Night Pauper

For the past month or so we have been hosting a Pauper night on Mondays somewhat unofficially.  Beginning with this Monday we are happy to announce that Pauper has joined our regular rotation of gaming nights each week!  Every Monday for the forseable future you will be able to join in on a fun and unique tournament!

Entry Fee: $8.00 / $7.00 for Stronghold Members / 2 Hero’s Rewards

Format: Pauper Constructed (Only Commons) , 3-4 Rounds, No Cut

Prizes: 1.5 Packs/players are added to the prize pool.  Prizes are distributed based on overall record, with the same record earning the same prize.  Players going 3-1 or better will receive a prize of at least one pack.  Prize packs may be traded in for $5.00 store credit at the end of the event.