MTG Ikoria Prerelease & Release Promotions

It’s certainly been a strange road for the forthcoming Magic set Ikoria as Wizards of the Coast have juggled this major release with the realities of the COVID-19 lockdown plans of stores across the world. Here is everything you need to know about getting Ikoria in to YOUR home from Black Knight Games, your friendly local game store!

How can I get some from you?:
Black Knight Games is currently offering curbsite pickup and delivery options. We are working on an online store portal, but it may not be up and running yet by the time Ikoria drops (but if that changes we will adjust this section). So the best way to get Ikoria is to message us or call and place an order!

What can I get, and when?:
You can get all sorts of amazing new products from Ikoria, here is a summary of them and when they will become available to you (spoiler EVERYTHING is May 15th) – but you can certainly preorder anything on this list right away from us!

Ikoria Item Price Available
Preorder Special: Booster Box (Link)
(Draft Booster Box + Buy-a-Box Promo + 1 Collector Booster + MTG Arena Swag Bag + Free Delivery)
$174.99 FRI, May 15
(Must Be Ordered by May 14)
Preorder Special: Collector Booster Box (Link)
(Collector Booster Box + Buy-a-Box Promo + 1 Collector Booster + MTG Arena Swag Bag + Free Delivery)
$374.99 FRI, May 15
(Must Be Ordered by May 14)
Release Special 1: Prerelease at Home
1 Prerelease Pack,  2 Booster Packs
$39.99 FRI, May 15-
SUN, May 24
Release Special 2: Prerelease at Home Double Up
2 Prerelease Packs, 6 Booster Packs
$79.99 FRI, May 15-
SUN, May 24
Release Special 3: Booster Bump Up
1 Draft Booster Box + Buy-a-Box Promo, 1 Prerelease Pack
$199.99 FRI, May 15-
SUN, May 24
Release Special 4: Commander Conclave
All 5 Commander Decks
$274.99 FRI, May 15-
SUN, May 24
Draft Booster Box
36 Normal Ikoria Boosters + Buy-a-Box Promo
$179.99 FRI, May 15
Draft Booster Packs
Individual Booster Packs, Buy 3 get a deal
FRI, May 15
Collector Booster Box
12 Collector Booster Packs + Buy-a-Box Promo
$374.99 FRI, May 15
Collector Booster Packs
Individual Collector Booster Packs, Buy 3 get a deal
FRI, May 15
Theme Booster Packs (Available in 6 themes)
Individual Theme Booster Packs, Buy 3 get a deal
FRI, May 15
Prerelease Pack
6 Booster Packs, a D20, a Foil Promo Rare
$37.99 FRI, May 15
MTG Bundle
Includes 10 Boosters, 20 Foil Lands, Alt-art Promo
$59.99 FRI, May 15
Commander 2020 Deck: Ruthless Regiment (WBR) $54.99 FRI, May 15
Commander 2020 Deck: Arcane Maelstrom (URG) $54.99 FRI, May 15
Commander 2020 Deck: Symbiotic Swarm (WBG) $59.99 FRI, May 15
Commander 2020 Deck: Timeless Wisdom (WUR) $74.99 FRI, May 15
Commander 2020 Deck: Enhanced Evolution (UBG) $54.99 FRI, May 15

But what about singles!?:
We will be opening up plenty of Ikoria to sell you some singles. Our singles will go on sale MON, May 17th Before that we will be hosting a Zoom hangout with some staff as they open things up. You’re welcome to join in, chat about the new set, and put your dibs on any cards we crack before they become available to anyone else!

We intend to have our new site up and ready by the 17th to handle the singles from Ikoria specifically, so if all goes according to plan you will be able to see our supply of singles for the new set online at release!

Will there be any remote or in-store release events for Ikoria?:
We will not be hosting any events in our space any time soon. We will be looking at ways that we might do some fun online stuff involving Ikoria, so keep your eyes open for any news in that regard.

I heard that the Japanese variants of Ikoria have some extra special kaiju cards, can you get me some?:
We will be getting a supply of Japanese Collector Boosters and Draft Boosters. These will be very limited however and will be a little more expensive than normal English boosters:
Japanese Draft Booster Box: $199.99
Japanese Collector Booster Box: $TBD

Thank you so much for your support throughout all of this. It has been so crucial to have our loyal community members supporting us during this crisis. This isn’t how any of us pictured this release going, but we will do our very best to make sure that the fun of Ikoria can appear right there in your home. We look forward to hosting you all for a big prerelease in the store some day in the future!

BGX: Board Game Expo

Black Knight Games is thrilled to have been chosen as one of very few stores to play host to one of the inaugural Board Game Expo events. Board Game Expo is a new international event brought to us by the same folks that run FREE RPG Day. Basically it’s a special day of gaming, in which participants will play all kinds of board games, including almost a dozen featured games which we will have over a month early both to play and to buy! It’s almost like a Board Game Prerelease!

Date: Saturday, April 4th, 11:00am – 7:00pm

Entry Fee: FREE! We just want you to celebrate board games with us! If you’d like to support the event consider grabbing one of the featured games.

Format: Open Play of any board games, including ones we provide – or bring your own! We will have several people that have learned a bunch of the new featured games to show them off – so jump in to a game before you buy!

Featured Games: Several companies have sponsored this event, and provided us with at least a case of games over a month early to sell to our community! This is the only way to get these games until the general release! You can check out a list HERE. Any of the featured games you grab at this event will be worth double stamps on your Board Game Collector Card!

We are so excited to be able to host this premier board game event for our customers, and can’t wait for everyone to try out these amazing new games!

Pokémon Prerelease: Sword & Shield

Trainers!  Be the first to battle for supremacy with the newest card set from the next series: Sword & Shield!

When: Sunday, January 26th, 11:00am, Registration begins at 10:00am (be here by 10:45 at the latest)

Entry Fee: $35.00 -or- 9 Hero’s Rewards (Stronghold Members get 1 Hero’s Reward for participating)

Format:  Each player will receive a Prerelease Box which consists of a 23 card Evolution Pack, 4 Sword & Shield booster packs, and 1 of 4 holo promo cards!  Swiss, 3 Rounds.  Players will have 30 mins to open their Prerelease Pack, and build a 40 card deck (energy cards will be provided).  Once the tournament begins players may not alter their decks.  Players may not trade any cards until the event is over.

Prizes: At the end of the tournament, when each player returns their borrowed energy they will receive 3 Booster Packs as a prize.  Any undefeated players earn a bonus pack.

Bring: Your Player ID number (if you don’t have one, one will be provided to you)

Knights of Blackwood: We always have a ‘Junior’ division in our Pokémon Tournaments, so any members of our Knights of Blackwood Youth Program will be assigned to the appropriate division.  Pets may only be used in the Junior division.  All Knights of Blackwood members that participate in this event will get a free pet for participating!