MTG: Ikoria Preorder Special

The next set of MTG, Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths is coming!  This set focuses on an untamed land full of dangerous monsters. While this release will be different because of the realities of COVID-19, you can still get your hands on this amazing set AND support your local game store. Here are some great reasons you might want to jump on board our pre-order special:

Simultaneous Release:  While Ikoria has been pushed back one nice change is that on the prerelease/release date ALL products will be available. There are however some major incentives to grab yourself a booster box specifically.

#1: Ikoria Exclusive Buy-a-Box Card:  You will get a special Standard-Legal buy-a-box promo card which can not be found in normal boosters.  The card is a special ‘Godzilla, King of the Monsters’ card (which is an alt-version of Zilortha, Strength Incarnate). Additionally Ikoria, Lair of Behemoths booster boxes include a Box Topper Pack! This is the first time since Ultimate Masters that a set has included one.

Amazon.com: Magic: The Gathering: Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths

#2: Ikoria Collector Booster:

In addition to the Buy-a-Box card anyone that preorders an Ikoria, Lair of Behemoths booster box will get an Ikoria Collector Booster Pack! These packs will be in extreme demand, and are very valuable because they are just full of cool promos and rares. And it’s an extra throw in!

#3: Free Delivery:

During this crisis BKG has done our best to keep our customers connected and able to get what they need via BKG Delivery. When Ikoria drops we don’t know for sure if we’ll be back in store or not. Likely many would still prefer to stay at home, so we will provide free delivery of your order (within our BKG Delivery range, aka: Hamilton region)!

#4: MTG Arena Swag Bag:

To encourage the support of the MTG community during these tough times WotC have also given those that support their local store with a preorder for Ikoria an extra MTG Arena Swag Pack! These can be yours as soon as your place your preorder! This pack includes:
-A “Be Your Store’s Champion” trophy pet
-A “Serra the Benevolent” avatar
-Manavault card sleeves

#5: Hero’s Rewards: When you pre-order before pre-release weekend you will also get 2 Hero’s Rewards!

Ikoria Release Date: Friday, May 15th

Draft Booster Box Preorder Price: $174.99
Collector Booster Box Preorder Price: $374.99

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 preordered booster box for free!  So you can take advantage of this special using Hero’s Rewards!

So support your FLGS during these tough times and get us those orders for your Ikoria, Lair of Behemoths boxes in soon to guarantee yourself a box, with buy-a-box promo, box topper, Hero’s Rewards, MTG Arena Swag, Collector’s Boster, AND free delivery!

MTG FNM at Home

Magic players! While we obviously can’t host FNM in our space with the current state of affairs Wizards has offered up an at home alternative! Play on MTG Arena each Friday for the next 3 weeks and earn yourself different (digital) sleeves each week.

When: March 27, April 3, and April 10, each for 24 hours, running Thursday at midnight to Friday at midnight, PT.

Entry Fee: None!

Who: Anyone with an MTG Arena account (download here!)

Formats:

  • March 27—Challenger Decks
    • Choose between the four preconstructed 2020 Challenger Decks and jump in to challenge others.
  • April 3—All Access
    • Build a deck with any cards in Standard, whether they’re in your collection or not. Play others, build more decks, play again. Rinse. Repeat.
  • April 10—Historic Brawl
    • Build a 60-card Brawl deck with your Standard and Historic cards, and battle!

The goal with these formats is to provide fun ways to play in a Friday Night Magic-like environment, whether you’re downloading MTG Arena for the first time or you’ve been playing since the Open Beta.

Prize: Send us a screenshot of your game on Facebook Messenger, or by email then we’ll send you a code for your sleeves!

Check out the full details for formats and the sleeves you can earn over on Wizards official FNM at Home event page.Image

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Three cool MTG Arena Sleeves can be earned for participating!

MTG Mystery Booster Draft

With the release of the new Mystery Boosters we are excited to offer up an awesome Mystery Draft! What better way to celebrate Friday the 13th.

Date: Friday, March 13th, 6:30pm (Registration begins at 6pm)

Entry Fee: $25.00 -or- 7 Hero’s Rewards

Format: Booster Draft, DCI Sanctioned, 3 Rounds, No Cut – this event follows the same format as out usual FNM Booster Draft apart from the set. We will still have our normal FNM draft as an option for those who don’t love MYSTERY (in spooky voice).

Prizes:  1.5 Booster Packs are added to the Prize Pool for each participant and is spread evenly to participants based on record (all 3-0 get the same prize, all 2-1 get the same prize). Packs may be swapped for $5.00 in Store Credit.

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MTG Theros Beyond Death Open House

Black Knight Games is pleased to be hosting another Open House, this time for the winter set – Theros Beyond Death!

When: Sun, February 2, 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Entry Fee: FREE!

Participants Get: At Open House, new players get a Welcome Deck, and a tutorial showcase of the game in an open-play environment, they also get a promo (chosen from previous promos) if you play at least two games!

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 promo card if they bring a new player with them, or are found to be helpful teachers to new players.

The Open House event  is a great event to get yourself comfortable with Magic: the Gathering.  Help us celebrate Theros Beyond Death this release weekend by joining in the fun!

MTG Draft Weekend: Theros Beyond Death

To celebrate the Theros Beyond Death release weekend Black Knight Games will be running another special MEGA-SIZED Draft Weekend Event!

When: Saturday, January 25th, 12:00pm

Firing More Drafts: If there is demand we will fire additional drafts with the same format on-demand.

Entry Fee: $25.00 -or- 6 Hero’s Rewards.  Stronghold Members receive a Hero’s Reward for participating.

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. Any player with a perfect record will get a FOIL Theros Promo Pack too!

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!

MTG Double Shot: Pioneer Weekend & Pioneer Preliminary

February is a very busy schedule for MTG at Black Knight Games, which is why we are having THREE Double Shot weekends, one for each of the three constructed formats. On FEB 22 we will be hosting a pair of Pioneer Events: a WPNQ Preliminary, and our Pioneer Weekend event:

PIONEER WEEKEND (PIONEER)

Every set brings a special Magic Weekend event, and with Theros Beyond Death’s release we are given Pioneer Weekend – a special event in the newest format that can earn you some promo prize packs!

When: Saturday, February 22nd, 11:00am

Format: Pioneer, Swiss (4 Rounds), No Cut

Entry Fee: $10.00 (Stronghold Members get a Hero’s Reward) – Save $5 on the entry of the event later today if you play in both!

Prizes: 1.5 Booster Packs will be added to the prize pool per participant, anyone with a record of 3-1 or above will get a cut of the prize packs. Additionally for every victory you earn you will get a Ballot. Using these ballots we will also be giving away several promo packs!

WPNQ PRELIMINARY (PIONEER)

In order to earn a coveted invite to the Player’s Tour there are a couple of paths one might take, but only one goes through your friendly local game stores: the WPN Qualifier (Or WPNQ), and Black Knight Games is lucky enough to be one of the only shops in Ontario able to host one!

This time we will be hosting ours as an Invitational event, with four Preliminaries leading up to it – like this one – where the Top 8 players will earn their spots at our WPNQ Final!

When: Saturday, February 22nd, 3:00pm

Format: Pioneer, Swiss (3-5 Rounds), No Cut, REL Competitive.

Entry Fee: $15.00 (Stronghold Members get a Hero’s Reward) – Save $5 if you participated in the Worlds Viewing Party earlier in the day.

Prizes: The Top 8 players will each earn an invite to the WPNQ Final on March 7th. At this free event they will get a FOIL promo Cryptic Command, as well as a crack at some additional amazing prizes.

So, while most of the prize pool is put towards the big prize pool at the WPNQ Final, we will be adding at least 1 booster pack to the prize pool for each participant. So the top players will still get some prizes on this day.

MTG Double Shot: Worlds Viewing Party & Standard Preliminary

February is a very busy schedule for MTG at Black Knight Games, which is why we are having THREE Double Shot weekends, one for each of the three constructed formats. On FEB 15 we will be hosting a pair of Standard Events: a WPNQ Preliminary, and our Worlds Viewing Party event where you can get a FOIL Crucible of Worlds! Here are the details for both:

WORLDS VIEWING PARTY (STANDARD)

One special event we are able to run as a Premium Store is the Worlds Viewing Party, which is a fun Standard event where participants play some Standard, watch the stream of the MTG World Championship, and maybe even win a sweet promo of their own – a FOIL Crucible of Worlds!

When: Saturday, February 15th, 11:00am

Format: Standard, Swiss (4 Rounds), No Cut

Entry Fee: $15.00 (Stronghold Members get a Hero’s Reward) – Save $5 on the entry of the event later today if you play in both!

Prizes: The Top 16 players will each earn a special FOIL promo Crucible of Worlds! Additionally a prize pool made up of $10.00 per participant will be divided among players that get at least a 3-1 record.

WPNQ PRELIMINARY (STANDARD)

In order to earn a coveted invite to the Player’s Tour there are a couple of paths one might take, but only one goes through your friendly local game stores: the WPN Qualifier (Or WPNQ), and Black Knight Games is lucky enough to be one of the only shops in Ontario able to host one!

This time we will be hosting ours as an Invitational event, with four Preliminaries leading up to it – like this one – where the Top 8 players will earn their spots at our WPNQ Final!

When: Saturday, February 15th, 3:00pm

Format: Standard, Swiss (3-5 Rounds), No Cut, REL Competitive.

Entry Fee: $15.00 (Stronghold Members get a Hero’s Reward) – Save $5 if you participated in the Worlds Viewing Party earlier in the day.

Prizes: The Top 8 players will each earn an invite to the WPNQ Final on March 7th. At this free event they will get a FOIL promo Cryptic Command, as well as a crack at some additional amazing prizes.

So, while most of the prize pool is put towards the big prize pool at the WPNQ Final, we will be adding at least 1 booster pack to the prize pool for each participant. So the top players will still get some prizes on this day.

MTG Double Shot: Modern Preliminaries

In order to earn a coveted invite to the Player’s Tour there are a couple of paths one might take, but only one goes through your friendly local game stores: the WPN Qualifier (Or WPNQ), and Black Knight Games is lucky enough to be one of the only shops in Ontario able to host one!

This time we will be hosting ours as an Invitational event, with four Preliminaries leading up to it, two of which will be run back to back as part of a special Double Shot Satruday! Each of these events will seed our WPNQ Final with 8 players – which means half of the spots will be awarded on this day!

The Modern Preliminary Double Shot: For one price you get two cracks at the Top 8 because two rounds in to the first Preliminary event you have a choice to make Drop out and join in the second event, or stick with the first event – because after two rounds the second event will begin!

When: Saturday, February 1st, 12:00pm (the second event will begin after Round 2 at roughly 2pm)

Format: Modern, Swiss (3-5 Rounds), No Cut, REL Competitive.

Entry Fee: $20.00 (Stronghold Members get a Hero’s Reward)

Prizes: The Top 8 players will each earn an invite to the WPNQ Final on March 7th. At this free event they will get a FOIL promo Cryptic Command, as well as a crack at some additional amazing prizes.

So, while most of the prize pool is put towards the big prize pool at the WPNQ Final, we will be adding at least 1 booster pack to the prize pool of each event for each participant in it after Rounds 2 of the first event. So the top players will still get some prizes on this day.

So join us for the first and second way to qualify for the WPNQ and pick your path to the WPNQ Final – and ultimately the Player’s Tour!

MTG WPNQ Final

In order to earn a coveted invite to the Player’s Tour there are a couple of paths one might take, but only one goes through your friendly local game stores: the WPN Qualifier (Or WPNQ), and Black Knight Games is lucky enough to be one of the only shops in Ontario able to host one!

This time we will be hosting ours as an Invitational event, with four Preliminaries leading up to it – each one seeding us with 8 seats, let’s look at those dates:

SAT, February 1: Preliminary #1 (Modern)
SAT, February 1: Preliminary #2 (Modern) – yes, back to back
SAT, February 15: Preliminary #3 (Standard)
SAT, February 22: Preliminary #4 (Pioneer)

SAT, March 7: Final Invitational (Standard)

At the Final the eight players from each Preliminary who have qualified will meet up for our 32 player event for the big prize!

UPDATE: After our four Preliminaries the following people have been invited to attend:

Prelim 1
Modern
Prelim 2
Modern
Prelim 3
Standard
Prelim 4
Pioneer
Chapman, DayleEpifani, SydonieVaugois, ChristopheDuncan, Braiden
Clark, NoahScott, RossHarrison, TylerVance, Mike
Baird, TravisSimon, TylerDugdale, MatthewAlfano, Mike
Courson, Dawson Murchison, AdrianGordillo, MassimoMiller, Nicholas
(can’t attend)
Preston, Chris
(can’t attend)
McDonald, NolanBachan, BradyQian, Jason
Carson, WilliamHewer, MicahScott, WilliamSherwood, Patrick
Kelly, David McCowell, CodyRobbins, JackConway, Steven
Cox-Hurst, Phillip Da, AndrewRood, DavidGravelle, Cody
Replacement:
Hannah Bartlett
Replacement:
Jeff Braid

When: Saturday, March 7, 11:00am – 6:00pm

Format: Standard, Swiss (5 Rounds), Cut to Top 8 (Elimination), REL Competitive – there will be a judge on hand.

Entry Fee: FREE – the entry fees from the 4 Preliminary events seed this event’s prizes.

Prizes: In addition to the invitation to the Player’s Tour for the top player, there are some other exciting prizes:

-All 32 participants will get a FOIL promo Cryptic Command!
-Players who finish 5th-8th will get $40.00 Store Credit
-Players who finish 3rd-4th will get $60.00 Store Credit
-The runner up will earn $100.00 Store Credit
-The winner will earn their Invitation to the Player’s Tour and $500 Store Credit (or we will cover $500 of the travel expenses to the player’s tour!). Additionally they will earn a spot at the Black Knight Games MTG Grand Championship in early 2020!

With such great prizes on the line, and four ways to qualify what’s stopping you!? Jump in to our preliminaries, lock up your spot, and show us what you got!

MTG Theros Beyond Death Prerelease Weekend

The Theros Beyond Death set has everyone excited – this is truly an incredible set, with some awesome themes and cards. We are all itching to crack open some packs and get to playing with what might be the most narrative set yet. Your first chance at the set is the prerelease weekend, and do we ever have you covered when it comes to options!

When: We have eight sealed deck events! There will be five regular sealed and two ‘Two-Headed Giant’ Sealed Theros Beyond Death Prerelease events over the weekend, as well as a Youth event on the Sunday. Let’s just say you’ve got options!

Friday, January 17
3:00pm – 7:30pm Sealed Deck #1
8:00pm – 1:00am Sealed Deck #2

Saturday, January 18
9:00am – 2:00pm Sealed Deck #3
2:30pm – 7:30pm Sealed Deck #4
8:00pm – 1:00am Sealed Deck #5 (Two-Headed Sealed)

Sunday, January 19
10:00am – 2:30pm Sealed Deck #6
12:00pm – 2:30pm Youth Prerelease (Sealed Deck)
3:00pm – 7:30pm Sealed Deck #7 (Two-Headed Sealed)

Formats: We are running three different formats this weekend. We will be hosting both regular, and two-headed giant sealed deck events. And, we are hosting a casual Prerelease for our younger players.

Sealed Deck & Two-Headed Giant Sealed Deck

Entry Fee: $45.00 // $40.00 for Stronghold Members // 9 Hero’s Rewards
Format: Swiss // 4 Rounds // Prerelease Pack includes 6 Theros Beyond Death Boosters, a die & a Promo // 50mins per round. For Two-Headed Giant players play in teams of Two.
Prizes: We will add three Theros Beyond Death packs to the prize pool per participant. Each match (aka best of 3 round) a player wins will earn them a prize 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, usually that means between 12-16 packs).  We will also randomly distribute a second Hero’s Reward for every 5 participants (including one to any winless players – which means everyone gets something!). Each participant gets a Hero’s Reward.

Youth Prerelease Party

Entry Fee: $40.00 for Stronghold Members // 9 Hero’s Rewards
Format: Open Play, players play as many games against whomever they wish. Staff & volunteers will help new players, and facilitate games. Prerelease Pack includes 6 Throne of Eldraine Boosters, a die & a Promo.
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: All participants get a booster pack, a Hero’s Reward, and a Knights of Blackwood pet. Everyone that plays a game will earn another Theros Beyond Death 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).

Tasty Sustenance: We will have some delicious snacks to keep you powered throughout the day!

Preorder Special:  Just like with the past number of sets when you preorder you’ll be able to pick up your booster box at the prerelease weekend, as well as a special Buy-a-Box card!  Check out our Preorder Special for all the details! You can even get the full Collectors Booster Boxes early this time through us!