Happy Birthday Mike Sale!

It’s Mike’s birthday today, and he’ll be here all day.  So he decided that the thing he wanted most for his birthday (apart from a new airbrush) is to give everyone the chance to get some great games at a great deal!  But, like most gamers, Mike is pretty opinionated and he’s only willing to doll out deals to people buying his FAVORITE games.

So – today we will be offering to anyone that wishes Mike a happy birthday 10% off any purchase of Mike’s favorite games!  What are Mike’s favorites?  Well you’ll have to ask him (or maybe convince him) as to what those are, but you can bet they’ll include stuff like Star Realms, and Dungeons & Dragons, and Blood Bowl, and pretty much anything Mantic (dude loves that company…)

So drop by today, wish Mike a happy birthday, and grab yourself some of his favorite games at a discount!

Guild Ball Pre-Order Deal!

Guildball Coming Soon

Across the Empire of the Free Cities men and women compete in a deadly game. Controlled by the Guilds they spill blood and sweat on the fields of glory for honour, prestige and dark secrets.

Guild Ball is a game of Medieval Fantasy Football in which teams of three to five players battle for fight for domination on the tabletop.  The game system is fast and intuitive to learn, with great strategic depth. Varied player interactions encourage players to build interesting and varied teams to best win their matches. Build your plays and counter plays to eliminate opposing players and strike for the goal!

There are nine different teams, each with a unique play style and fantastic miniatures. Each model represents a character with their own skills and abilities. Teams are led by their captain, who will use legendary plays to swing the balance of the game.

Guild Ball is coming to Black Knight Games soon, and we want everyone to try out this awesome new miniatures game. To help everyone get going we will be offering 5% off on all pre-orders placed before May 15th. Want to get in to Guild Ball in a big way? Pre-Order all of your team’s Season 1 players, along with their tokens and dice sets for a special bundle price and save even more!

Are you ready to compete against the best that rival guilds have to offer? Head to Black Knight games to place your order while time lasts.

Guild Ball Preorder List

Black Knight Games Summer Sale

Summer Sale

We will be marking down several ranges, and offering tons of products at a 10% – 60% Discount!  Have a look in our Discount Bin for some amazing deals, and browse the store to find all kinds of ranges on sale!

May the 4th Be With You!

To celebrate all things Star Wars Black Knight Games will be having a week-long celebration ending in a Star Wars Game Day on Sunday, and a week-long sale!

Any purchases or orders you make for Star Wars product will be given a random discount at the time of purchase. You will get somewhere between (Slave-)1% Off and (IG-)88% Off! This sale applies only to the items you were about to buy, and only once you commit to the purchase (so if you bring up only one thing and you draw ’12 Parsecs Percent Off’ you can’t then add new items).

So join us for some Star Wars fun, and May the Fourth Be With You!

May the 4th

Magic and the Canadian Dollar

 

Exchange Rate

After serious consideration Black Knight Games has decided that the time has come to increase our price on Magic: the Gathering sealed product.  This is not a decision that comes lightly, and is one that we put off for as long as possible – probably too long.  While this certainly will garner some moans, and some initial anger in some of our loyal customers it is a decision that we have to make, and one that we suspect other sellers will make in the near future.  Our goal is to make this transition as transparent as possible, and to answer any questions that we can.  Hopefully by being upfront and honest, you will be able to understand the need for this adjustment.

Our price for boosters packs will be changing to $4.99, which is slightly less than the Canadian equivalent of US MSRP of $3.99.  We’re maintaining the same percentage discount on booster boxes, which makes the new price of booster boxes $149.99.

Why?

There have been two major changes over the past year when it comes to selling Magic: the Gathering in Canada.  The first is that Wizards of the Coast raised prices to retailers by reducing the margin a bit at the end of 2014.  The second, and far more important change is that the Canadian dollar has plummeted compared to the US dollar (the currency that Magic is sold in).  These two changes have been very difficult for Canadian retailers of Magic: the Gathering as our profit margin has shrunk considerably.  Magic sealed product is now by far the lowest profit-margin range that we sell at Black Knight Games, which is problematic considering it’s also our number one selling range.

This new price still puts our prices slightly lower than buying from a US source.  $3.99 US x Todays Exchange Rate (1.28) = $5.11

When?

This change will go into effect on Friday, March 27th – the release date of the new set.  Any purchases or pre-orders made before then, including for boxes of the new set, will be made at the current price.  So if you are planning on buying a box of Dragons of Tarkir it would be a great idea to pre-order it before release day!  The price of the Pre-Release weekend will not be affected at all.

The Transition

We realize that a change like this to the core price of Magic will be difficult for some, and we are certainly not thrilled about it either.  For a time we recognize that some other stores will have lower prices than we will on booster packs and boxes.  Our business model has never been to simply have the lowest prices, but to offer the best gaming experience we can.  We put a lot of time and money into running great events and creating a comfortable and inviting space.  We certainly don’t begrudge any of our customers for looking out for their wallets and buying where they wish, but we do thank our customers for standing by us and helping us continue to offer the best in-store experience we can.

For the time being we will not change the way we run events – at all.  This includes the entry fee and the prize structure.  Please note that since we are going to continue using the old pricing for entry fees and prizes, that trade in prize-packs will still be valued at $4.  In time we will examine our events to figure out how to them fit into the new price structure, and we would value customer feedback.

What if the Canadian Dollar Bounces Back?

We are not simply looking for an excuse to raise prices.  Our goal is, and always will be, to offer our customers great product at a fair price with a margin that keeps us in business.  If the Canadian dollar bounces back, or if other factors make buying Magic more affordable, we will gladly revisit our pricing.

Feedback

It has taken us quite some time to reluctantly do what needs to be done.  We recognize that we are one of the first stores to make this transition, and that makes us a bit of a target for some.  We know there will be those that have questions, concerns, and thoughts about all of this.  The best course of action is to take part in a civil conversation with everyone that has interest in discussing things.  We will gladly discuss this on Facebook, in person, or by email with those interested.  As I said before, our goal is to be honest and transparent.

Email us, or call us and ask for Jay or Tim at 905-296-3401

Thank you for your understanding, and we look forward to hearing from you and taking any feedback you wish to give.

Sincerely,

Jay Mason-Grant
Black Knight Games

 

Merry Christmas! (And Happy Boxing Sale Too!)

BK Christmas

All of us at Black Knight Games would like to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas!

We will be closed Christmas Day (the only day all year that we are closed!), but will be open our usual hours for Boxing Day, December 26th (12pm-9pm).

BOXING WEEKEND SALE!!!

We will be having a Boxing Weekend Sale from Thursday, December 26th to Sunday, December 29th!

EVERYTHING IN THE STORE WILL BE AT LEAST 5% OFF!
BK Shipping(Limited to on hand product.  Rainchecks & orders not included)

ANY PURCHASE OF $100.00 OR MORE WILL RECEIVE 600 BONUS STRONGHOLD POINTS!

THE FOLLOWING DEPARTMENTS WILL BE SOLD AT AN ADDITIONAL 5% OFF!:

-ALL RPG Books
-Dystopian Wars
-Infinity
-Banelords & Banelegions
-Malifaux
-Dropzone Commander
-Flames of War
-Battlefoam

PURCHASE OR RENEW A STRONGHOLD MEMBERSHIP AND GET DOUBLE THE SIGN-UP BONUS POINTS!  (So Stronghold Memberships get you 200 bonus Stronghold Points instead of 100, and Red Card Memberships get you 2000 bonus Stronghold Points instead of 1000!!!

 

Black Friday Double Points Weekend!

Black Friday

Double Stronghold Points on all purchases made Friday, Saturday, and Sunday!  Stop by, stock up for all your holiday purchases, and get rewarded yourself.  If you’re not familiar with our Stronghold Membership program and rewards check it out!  Everyone earns points, so you don’t have to be a member, however members do earn more points and have more that they can spend them on.

We don’t do Double-Point-Days often, so get out here if you were planning a big purchase, or were considering starting up a new game/army/collection.  Don’t forget either that Red Card Members get even more out of a Double-Points day!  It will also be a great opportunity to grab some stuff for any games you discover on Saturday’s Demo Day!

BK Celebration

New Range: Banelegions!

Black Knight Games will be carrying this incredible new range, available for the first time in retail stores.  BaneLegions is a range of miniatures sculpted by some of the best sculptors in the business.  The range includes two different classes of miniatures: BaneLords and BaneBeasts.  BaneLords make great heroes for fantasy games, or just as fun figures to paint.  BaneBeasts are giant monsters, often substituting in perfectly into a Warhammer army, or other game system.  BaneLeagions have an incredible level of detail, and are made of resin.  The closes range that you can compare them to is Forge World, and in fact many of the sculptors that have done work for Forge World have also contributed to BaneLegions.  I myself already have several BaneLegions miniatures that I ordered from the UK before they were made available to stores, and I have found them to be of an extremely high quality.  There are many more miniatures in the range, but here are some examples of them:

BaneBeasts (Click to Enlarge)

 

BaneLords (Click to Enlarge)

  

 

We are about to place our initial order for BaneLegions, however since it is coming directly from the UK, and it is a new range we will be taking Pre-Orders on it for the next week.  Anybody that pre-orders by Monday, January 23rd will save 10% on the order.  After that we will continue to take pre-orders, however no discount will apply.  The entire range can be viewed on the BaneLegions website.  The prices on the website are in british pounds and are not accurate, here is our price lists including both what will be our regular prices, and what you can get them for this week!.

So Pre-Order now!  And when they arrive be sure to check out the range in all it’s glory!

Merry Christmas & Boxing Day Goodness

“On the twelfth day of Christmas Gamer-Santa gave to me:
-Twelve-Sided Dice a Rolling
-Eleven Boosters Packing
-Ten Marines Assaulting
-Nine Goblins Snotling
-Eight Pots a Painting
-Seven Wonders Wondering
-Six Gun-Mages Shooting
-Legend of Five Riiiiiiingggg!
-Four Dragons for my Dungeon
-Three Heavy ‘Jacks
-A Two-Player Starter Set
-And Black Knight Holiday Ballot for FREEEEEE”

The staff at Black Knight Games would like you wish you and yours a safe, happy and fun-filled Christmas!

Boxing Day:
Drop by on Boxing Day for some great deals! Sorry, that’s all I’m giving you…

Details will be up on the site on December 25th at 6:00pm

Demo Day 2011

***UPDATED!  We are adding even more awesome stuff to the Demo Day.  This will certainly be by far your best chance to not only get some great deals, but also learn a new game or two!  All of the areas marked *New* have been updated, we’ve added Demos, WAY MORE stuff to the goody boxes, and some Draws that all participants are automatically entered int!  So check out all of the great new stuff happening this Saturday, and make sure at least drop in to grab a goody box because they are insanely good this year!***

Try Out Everything!

Demo Day is a yearly staple at Black Knight Games every November.  At Demo Day participants get to try out many different game systems, and they get to take home a great goody box stuffed full of stuff from all of the games we are demonstrating.
When: Saturday, November 12th, 12:00 – 5:00pm
Entry Fee: $10.00
You Get: The BKG Goody Box (packed with more then $250 worth of stuff), a free ballot for the Demo Day Draws,  and access to all of the demonstration games.
Game Demonstrations
We will have several stations where a BKG staff member, Standard Bearer or volunteer will be running a games demonstration.  Simply go up to them and ask to play and they will teach you the basics for the game.  In addition to that they will give you another ballot for the Demo Day Draws!
There will be demonstrations for:
  • Warhammer 40,000
  • Warhammer
  • Warmachine & Hordes
  • Magic: the Gathering
  • Malifaux
  • Dystopian Wars
  • Infinity *New*
  • 40K Roleplay
  • Flames of War *New*
  • Wings of War *New*
  • Legend of the Five Rings *New*
  • More?

This list is not absolute, as we may add or remove demonstrations based on the availablilty of demonstrators.  If you believe that you would be good at running a demonstration game for a game listed here, or one that isn’t, please let us know.

Goody Box

The BKG Goody box is always a favorite of our regulars.  You get the goody box as part of the entry fee, and it includes something cool from every game we are showing off, and more!  Contents may include a miniature, a booster pack, a coupon etc. for over a dozen games.  The total value of the box is almost $300.00 (*New*), and it comes in a great re-usable card box too!

The Goody Box this year will feature a coupon book that includes twenty deals on twenty-two different games, as well as gaming accessories.  The coupons include over two hundred dollars in savings! *New*

We will be including a bunch of other great stuff as well in the goody box, like a paint brush, booster packs, miniatures etc.

Finally each goody box will also include a ballot for our draws (see below) *New*

Draws

Every Goody Box will also include a ballot for our Demo Day Draws!  You can also get an additional ballot by trying out a new game.  After the demonstration is over, as long as you participated fully, the demonstrator will give you an additional ballot!  There will be three prizes to be awarded to the lucky winners:

1. A $50.00 Black Knight Games Gift Card

2. A $75.00 Black Knight Games Gift Card

3. A Limited Edition Dreadfleet Game

So mark down November 12th because Demo Day is always one of the most popular events of the year!