Freezing Rain, But We Are Open

It’s pretty crazy out there, but unless the situation changes Black Knight Games will be open today.  That means that our usual D&D Wednesday event, and our MTG Modern event will be happening tonight as well.

As you know it is freezing rain out there, and while the trucks are doing what they can it can be slippery – so please take care driving and walking today.  It’s a great day to cozy up and stay indoors, but if you want to brave the elements we’ll be open as usual!

Looking for Squires

Are you a student that plans to join a co-op this semester?  Are you looking for a way to spend volunteer hours in a fun spot?  Would you enjoy spending that co-op or volunteer hours in your favourite game store!?

Black Knight Games is looking for our next squire(s), volunteers or co-op students that help out around the store, and learn about how a retail game store works.

If you’re interested talk with us in store, talk with your co-op teacher, or email us!

Big Busy Weekend Incoming!

This Weekend is going to be crazy!

Black Knight Games is running more events this weekend, and more high-profile events, than we have ever done on a single weekend.  We have six Magic: the Gathering Prereleases, our Pokémon Prerelease, and a Star Wars Destiny Regional Tournament.  It’s going to be very busy.  But, fear not, we have planned things out very well.  We have adjusted our layout to accommodate everyone, we’ve ensured that we have plenty of staff on, and designated well.  Nonetheless it would be good to bear the following few things in mind:

No Open Gaming: Even at our busiest events we usually can accommodate a few tables for pick-up games.  On Saturday and Sunday please be advised there there will be no open gaming tables.  Every square foot of our gaming area is designated for our events.

Parking Will Be Rough: Our parking lot isn’t ideal during the busy times, but this weekend it will be very tight.  Please consider getting a lift, carpooling, taking public transit, or exploring other nearby parking options.  We are sorry for the inconvenience.

Some Parking is Reserved: We have wonderful neighbors, each of which have a few marked designated spots reserved for their business.  Please respect that they still need to run their businesses even on prerelease & regional weekend!

It’s Possible We Hit Capacity, So Preregister: We almost never need to turn anyone aside at any of our events, but this weekend may be an exception.  You can help us out by preregistering (and prepaying) for the events – and you’ll guarantee yourself a spot in the process.

Thank you for understanding.  This weekend is certainly an anomaly for us, as all three of these events are scheduled through the manufacturers.  We didn’t want to miss out on any of these amazing events, so we’ve had to make arrangements to make it all work.  So we thank you for your patience this weekend.

It’s going to be big, and it’s going to be fun!

Game Spotlight: The 12 Games of Christmas

Every year we at Black Knight Games take some time to consider our 12 Games of Christmas.  These are games that we believe make amazing and affordable gifts, and are just great games that you can get pretty much anyone to try.  They are typically easy to learn, fun for serious gamers and casual gamers alike, and probably fit in a stocking.  After much deliberation and consideration we have selected the following twelve games as our 12 Games of Christmas:

$22.99 – $39.99


A great party game where the player that can come up with a good answer the fastest wins the duel, but careful, each duel might trigger another!
This game is available in 4 versions: Anomia, Anomia Party (more players), Anomia X (naughty version), and Anomia Kids.

Anomia can be frustrating, and delightful, and makes for a great option with higher numbers of players.



In cockroach poker players offer each other cards.  When offering a card you tell you opponent what the card is, the trick is you can lie!  Uncover the bluffs of your opponents and make them pay.

Cockroach Poker is simple, but it has a great strategy.  It’s a game that kids love, but adults can enjoy too.



New this month, Dungeon Mayhem gives each players a ‘class’ deck, making them a cleric, barbarian, wizard, or thief.  Players take it in turns to play cards from their deck to take out their opponents, heal themselves, or do some other awesome move.  Be the last hero left standing and claim the treasure for yourself!

This game was a real treat to try for the first time.  It is clean, fun, and each game feels different.  Highly recommended for a quick dungeon experience.



Exit is a series of ‘Escape Room’ style games.  In each game you are given a complex puzzle which you must work together to complete.  Each variant of Exit has it’s own theme, puzzles, twists, and turns!  This game has about a dozen versions.

Exit is one of our favorite puzzle games.  Some are better than others, but all offer a unique experience, and are a fun way to spend an evening.



Exploding Kittens is a silly card game where at the end of your turn you draw a card, and if it’s an exploding kitten you are out!  Luckily you have a hand full of cards to manipulate the deck in different ways to make sure you aren’t the one that draws it!  This game has three variants including a Party Edition, and an NSFW version.

Exploding Kittens has been one of our best selling games, and it’s easy to see why.  It’s fun, silly, has some strategy, and the art is hilarious!



In Get Packing you have to try and fit all the pieces for a vacation in to your suitcase before your opponents.  It is a simple puzzle concept that is executed brilliantly!

Get Packing is both a fun yet frustrating game, but also it can make a great solo puzzle.  Also, Jay thinks he’s the best at it, challenge him next time you’re in and take him down a peg!



Gorus Maximus may look like a bloody mess, and it is, but it is also a clever and charming trick-taking game!  The game includes some innovations that allow for a gameplay experience that is unique, and allows for more players than most games of its kind.

Gorus Maximus is made by a Canadian company, and it features a very unique blend of old-school gameplay, and new-school style.  And the art is bloody brilliant!



Kingdomino won game of the year in 2017.  It is a fast, affordable, and easy-to-learn euro game.  It blends the tile-laying of Carcassonne with the drafting of 7 Wonders and it is extremely re-playable, and easy to get on the table.

Kingdomino might be the best game value to price we have in the store.  It’s an instant classic and should be in everyone’s collection.



Mini Diver City is a coop card game.  In it players collectively try to save the island animal species from rampant development, tourism, and industry.  This game merges concepts from Pandemic with the hidden-hand element from Hanabi.

Mini Diver City is a great new cooperative game.  If you’re someone that loves games like Pandemic – this game provides that type of gameplay in a quick and easy package.  It is a very new game we are very excited about.



Spot It! is a perennial best seller for a reason.  It is a fast see-it-first game where the first person to see the matching pair wins.  It is fun, fast, and great for kids and adults alike.  This year it was re-packaged in to an even more affordable game!

As a kid I loved competitive brain-teaser games.  Spot It! is one of the best selling games worldwide for a reason, everyone loves it!



In Timelines players draw a card to add to the board, on which is an invention, event, or moment in history.  They have to look at the cards that are already in the timeline, and fit the card in to the sequence.  There are four new-printing variants of Timelines, and you can merge them all together if you like!

Timelines blends fun casual fun with learning making it a favorite of educators and parents.  It’s one of those games where you don’t realize you’re learning because it’s so fun!



Unstable Unicorns is a card-collecting game where the goal is to have the most unicorns in your stable.  The problem, of course, is that everyone keeps messing with each others collection!  The cards are charming, the art is adorable, and the quality is high.

This game might be this year’s breakout hit.  If you liked Exploding Kittens, but want something a bit different, give this beauty a try!

Don’t forget, if you get ANY of our 12 Games of Christmas by the end of December, you will be entered in to our Holiday Draws, where four lucky gamers will win $50.00 BKG Gift Cards!

Happy Gaming!

Thanks for making Demo Day awesome!

Our Demo Day this year was a huge success thanks to you! Here are just a few clips from the event, and if you couldn’t come out for it this time around, we hope you’ll be able to join us Black Friday weekend 2019!

Black Friday Weekend – All the Sales!

It’s Black Friday Weekend!  That hallowed ancient tradition of getting a great start on your holiday shopping…or just getting sweet dealz for yourself.

This year BKG has stepped it up more than ever, with incredible door crashers, range sales, buy-on-get-one opportunities, bonus Stronghold Points, and more – all combining with the beginning of our annual Holiday Bundle promotion!

What Is On Sale?

In a sense EVERYTHING, because we’ve got bonus points that stack on every purchase.  Every dollar spent this weekend will earn you 20% More Stronghold Points than usual – members included!  Additionally we are kicking off our Holiday Bundle Deals, which means that any time you spend over $100, you will earn an amount of FREE STORE CREDIT, as well as ballots for our Holiday Draws.  So, no matter what you are buying today, you’ll save!

Nice!  But, like, what’s REALLY on sale!?

Oh, “Everything” wasn’t enough for you!?  Alright we can do better than that.  When you buy ANY in-stock board game in the store, you can get a second of equal or lesser value for 20% OFF!  Yep, that will stack with the bonus points, holiday bundles, the whole shebang!  Boom, savings!

Sweet!  But, um, is there more?!

Still not impressed!?  How about entire ranges going on sale, that do anything for ya?  Combining with all the shenanigans above we have every item in the the following ranges on sale:

  • All Novels
  • All Living Card Games (Netrunner, Game of Thrones, etc)
  • All Warmachine & Hordes
  • All Star Wars Destiny
  • All Flames of War & Team Yankee
  • All Malifaux
  • All Dropzone Commander & Dropfleet Commander
  • All Rumbleslam
  • All Necromunda
  • All Adeptus Titanicus
  • All Guild Ball
  • All Star Wars Legion

There, huge swaths of the store with deals on top of deals!  That’s gotta do it for you right?!

But, my best friend is a Magic player, and all he wants are expensive cards, what about him!?!

All Magic: the Gathering singles are 10% OFF this weekend!  Bam!  Please note, that because of the busy weekend we are only taking trade-ins from our Hotlist this weekend – sorry for the inconvenience…

Amazing!  I am on my way in right….wait…is there more!?

More!?!  Are you kidding me?!  You want more!!!???….Yeah…we have more…

We’ve got DOORCRASHER deals that will blow you away!  These are all specific individual items, mostly from very popular games in our store, that we have loads of stock on.  These are some of the best deals in the store.  Doorcrashers still count towards all the other promotions, including bonus points, holiday deals, etc!  Basically everything stacks!

  • MTG Jaces Spellbook
  • MTG Commander Anthology
  • 40K Quest: Blackstone Fortress (New Today!)
  • 40K Kill Team: Rogue Trader
  • 40K Necromunda Core Set
  • Horus Heresy: Adeptus Titanicus Rules kit
  • Age of Sigmar: Soul Wars Starter Set
  • Age of Sigmar: Thunder & Blood Starter Set
  • Warhammer Underworlds: Nightvault Starter Set
  • Star Wars Destiny Booster Boxes (select sets)
  • Star Wars Legion Starter Sets
  • Dicemasters: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Set
  • Netrunner: 2nd Edition Starter Set
  • Dark Souls Card Game
  • Rising Sun Board Game
  • Legend of the Five Rings RPG Beginner Set
  • Star Wars X-Wing Saw’s Renegades, Rsistance Bomber, & TIE Reaper

Whew….that was a lot of stuff…so, are you coming in!?!

YEP!  How can you guys afford to stack all these deals!?

We are bad at math, and we like seeing people happy!  All of these deals last all weekend (Friday, NOV 23 – Sunday, NOV 25).  The Holiday Bundles will continue until the end of 2018.  See you soon!

Demo Day Goody Box Preview!

Today Evan is giving you folks a preview of what you can expect in the Demo Day Goody box! Check out the video below to get some of the details on Demo Day and see some of the awesome stuff you’ll be getting with your entry!

Holiday Shirt: BKG Ugly Sweater Design

Black Knight Games is getting in to the holiday spirit, and you can join us by grabbing one of these BKG Ugly Sweater style long-sleeved T-shirts!

It’s been a long time since we’ve made any of our custom T-Shirt designs available to you, our amazing customers, and we mean to change that with this shirt being the first offering going forward.

We will bring in these shirts in several sizes, but if you’d like to guarantee one for yourself you can by preordering through our PayPal button, or in person at the shop!  But, you only have until November 21st to place a preorder!


Thank you for supporting your local game store!

MTG: Ultimate Masters Preorder Special

Ultimate Masters, the ‘last planned Masters set’ is coming and it’s bringing some major reprints, and a very special promo is contained in every box.  Here are the details of the BKG Preorder Special:

Liliana of the VeilUltimate Masters Release & Box Topper:  Wizards has announced that Ultimate Masters booster boxes will have a special perk – Every box will include the ‘Ultimate Box Topper’ which includes one extremely limited promo taken from 40 of the best cards in the set.  Each box includes 24 packs of 15 cards, each pack

Booster Box Preorder Price: $459.99 (Reg $499.99) SAVE $40!

Deposit: This is a very premium item, and we recognize that it’s not cheap.  To help out we are only requiring a $150+tx deposit to reserve your item.  The difference is due on pick-up.

Pay with Hero’s Rewards: Have you been saving up those Hero’s Rewards from the events you’ve been attending?  For this item you can trade in 25 Hero’s Rewards to knock $100 off the price!  You can do this as many times as you’d like.

Check out the full announcement for the set, including the amazing list of cards that are possible Box Toppers.  Tarmogoyfs, Tutors, Lilis, and more!

40K: Warhammer Quest Blackstone Fortress Preorder Special

Timeless. Nigh indestructible. Immune to all natural law. The Blackstone Fortresses are one of the 41st Millennium’s most enduring mysteries – rumoured to be the Old Ones’ last and deadliest gift to the galaxy they once ruled, none can say they know the truth of their origin.

Warhammer Quest: Blackstone Fortress is coming!  It is the first Warhammer Quest game to ever be set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe.  This game will take you through game after game of adventure, exploring the ancient and mysterious Blackstone Fortress.  It is both a stand-alone game, and an expansion for Warhammer 40,000 as all the miniatures in the game can not only be used in 40K, but the rules for them in Warhammer 40K are included!  To celebrate this release, we are offering a Preorder Special to help you get in on the action right away!

Preorder by November 21st and get:

–A guaranteed reserved copy of Warhammer Quest: Blackstone Fortress for $164.99 (SAVE $15.00)
–Additional limited run promotional items from the Launch Pack!

You’ll be able to pick up the game on release day: Black Friday, November 23rd

Check out all the details about Blackstone Fortress HERE!