MTG: Core Set 2021 Prerelease Hangout

This weekend is the Core Set 2021 Prerelease Weekend! And while we aren’t able to host our usual packed-store prerelease events, that doesn’t mean we can’t get together, experience the set a bit, crack some packs, and win some prizes – we just have to get a bit creative! We will be gathering folks on Zoom on the Saturday night of prerelease weekend to Chill with Phil with a Core Set 2021 Prerelease Hangout!

How it will work:
Phil will be hosting an open Zoom Meeting. Jump on, chat about all things M21, crack some prerelease packs, and just visit with the members of the community you miss! We encourage you to keep some of your M21 product sealed so that you can open it on the stream because we will have a prize/contests for those that do!

Are there any benefits for joining in?
Absolutely! We want to reward you for being a part of our community even through all this, so Phil will have a little challenge or contest or giveaway for those participating. There will be a prize of some sort relating to the cards people crack on the stream too.

How and When to Join:
Saturday, June 27th from 6:30pm – 830pm
Join us on Zoom
Meeting ID:  915 1474 7534
Password: core2021

MTG: Core Set 2021 Singles Opening Hangout

It feels like just yesterday that Ikoria dropped, but believe it or not it’s M21 time! One of the steps we always take when a new set arrives is to open up some for the store to kick off our MTG singles collection for the new set. With Ikoria we tried something new for the first time and loved the response, so we’re trying it again: a Zoom Hangout where we open up the packs for our singles!

How it will work:
Several staff will be taking home sealed Core Set 21 stock to open up, and we will be hosting an open Zoom Meeting where they will be opening it all up. Members of the BKG community are encouraged to join us and virtually hang out while we do so, talking about everything from the new set, to how we’re keeping sane during lockdown!

Are there any benefits for joining in?
Absolutely! We want to reward you for being a part of our M21 Launch experience, so we will be doing a couple things to keep you engaged and reward your participation. First of all, ‘Dibs’ will be in effect for those that are watching. If you see a card you really want opened you can let us know and we will put it aside for you! Secondly, we will be doing some fun give-aways and maybe even a little competition or two. So just by watching you can win some free Magic stuff!

How and When to Join:
Monday, June 29th from 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Join us on Zoom
Meeting ID:  917 1020 4239
Password: core2021

MTG Core Set 2021 Preorder Specials

We learned a lot from the Ikoria release, and are now ready to begin looking forward to Core Set 2021! Wizards of the Coast have added loads to cool incentives, and we’ve tossed in our own, with this major release. The COVID-19 lockdown continues to add an unexpected twist, so here is everything you need to know about getting Core Set 2021 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, and you can also book an appointment to visit us in-store. We have also set up our online store portal so you can now easily place preorders on our website! But you can certainly message us, call and place an order, or arrange you preorder in person with an appointment.

Love Your Local Game Store Promotion:
Wizards of the Coast have launched a special promotion called ‘Love Your Local Game Store’! Thanks to this promotion we have EVEN MORE cool promos to give out and stack on your purchases! While supplies last ALL purchases get a free Reliquary Tower promo, and all booster box sales (any set) get a Mechagodzilla/Hangarback Walker promo! Additionally you’ll have access to promos for their Cats VS Dogs promotion on Arena! And all of that stacks on the deals below!!

What can I get, and when?:
You can get all sorts of amazing new products from Core Set 2021, here is a summary of them and when they will become available to you, including three Preorder Specials!:

Ikoria Item Price Available
Preorder Special: Booster Box
(Draft Booster Box + Buy-a-Box Promo + 1 BONUS Collector Booster + Love Your Local Game Store Promos + Free Delivery)
$179.99 FRI, June 26
(Must Be Ordered by JUL 2)
Preorder Special: Collector Booster Box
(Draft Booster Box + Buy-a-Box Promo + 1 BONUS Collector Booster + Love Your Local Game Store Promos + Free Delivery)
$374.99 FRI, June 26
(Must Be Ordered by JUL 2)
Preorder Special: Prerelease at Home
Get 1, 2, or 6 Prerelease Packs and get BONUS booster packs (prize packs) + Love Your Local Game Store Promos:
1 Prerelease Pack: 2 Prize Boosters
2 Prerelease Packs: 6 Prize Boosters
6 Prerelease Packs: 18 Prize Boosters + Buy-a-Box Promos + Free Delivery
1: $39.99
2: $79.99
6: 239.99
FRI, June 26
(Must Be Ordered by JUL 2)
Draft Booster Box
36 Normal Ikoria Boosters + Buy-a-Box Promo
$179.99 FRI, June 26
Draft Booster Packs
Individual Booster Packs, Buy 3 get a deal
$5.49ea.
$15.48/3
FRI, July 3
Collector Booster Box
12 Collector Booster Packs + Buy-a-Box Promo
$374.99 FRI, July 3
Collector Booster Packs
Individual Collector Booster Packs, Buy 3 get a deal
$34.99ea.
$101.97/3
FRI, July 3
Planeswalker Decks: (Available in 5 Types) $16.99 FRI, July 3
Prerelease Pack
6 Booster Packs, a D20, a Foil Promo Rare
$37.99 FRI, June 26
MTG Bundle
Includes 10 Boosters, 20 Foil Lands, Alt-art Promo
$59.99 FRI, July 3

But what about singles!?:
We will be opening up plenty of Core Set 2021 to sell you some singles. Our singles will go on sale as soon as we can get them on our webstore on or after June 3rd. Before that we will be hosting another 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! It was a ton of fun for the Ikoria set, and we plan to make this an event with each set!

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 Core Set 2021, so keep your eyes open for any news in that regard.

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. Thanks for showing us that you Love Your Local Game Store – we love you too, and will continue to work hard to adapt to the current conditions and serve our amazing gaming community!

MTG FNM at Home Extended (Again)

Magic players! While we obviously can’t host FNM in our space with the current state of affairs Wizards extended a home alternative! Play on MTG Arena each Friday and earn yourself digital prizes, this time in the form of MTG Arena Promo Packs inspired by the ones we give out in the shop!

When: April 17, April 24, May 1, May 8, and May 15: 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:

  • May 22— Historic Artisan
    • Your 60-card deck can contain any commons, uncommons, and basic lands on MTG Arena.
  • May 29—Cascade
    • 60-card Standard deck. The first time you cast a spell each turn, you’ll get to cast another card from your library with a lower converted mana cost without paying its mana cost.
  • June 5—Historic
    • Bring a 60-card deck from among any cards available on MTG Arena.
  • June 12—Momir
    • You’ll have a deck of all basic lands and an emblem you can click to discard a card and pay X to make a token copy of a random creature card with converted mana cost X.
  • June 19—Historic Brawl
    • Not quite Commander at home, but close. Build a 60-card Brawl deck with your Standard and Historic cards, then battle others.

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 promo pack!

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

Zoom Hangout: MTG

Last night we hosted a Zoom Hangout where we were cracking the store’s mtg singles from Ikoria and members of the comunity joined in to chat and get dibs on stuff we opened. Well it went very well, and we are eager to provide more similar opportunities for the MTG community to hang out together during all this! So tomorrow we are going to try another Zoom Hangout – this time one where you can chat about the new set, games on Arena, and maybe even open up some of the packs you got from us!

How it will work:
We will be hosting an open Zoom Meeting with a staff moderator. Jump on, chat about all things MTG, and just visit with the members of the community you miss! We encourage you to keep some of your Ikoria product sealed so that you can open it on the stream because we will have a prize/contest for those that do!

Are there any benefits for joining in?
Absolutely! We want to reward you for being a part of our community even through all this, so our staff moderator will have a little challenge or contest or giveaway for those participating. There will be a prize of some sort relating to the cards people crack on the stream too 😉

How and When to Join:
Saturday, May 16th from 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Join us on Zoom
Meeting ID: 924 0822 7832
Password: ikoria

MTG Ikoria Singles Opening Hangout

Ikoria is almost here! One of the steps we always take when a new set arrives is to open up some for the store to kick off our MTG singles collection for the new set. Well we have decided to try something new this time, and that is to crack these cards live with you!

How it will work:
Several staff will be taking home sealed Ikoria stock to open up, and we will be hosting an open Zoom Meeting where they will be opening it all up. Members of the BKG community are encouraged to join us and virtually hang out while we do so, talking about everything from the new set, to how we’re keeping sane during lockdown!

Are there any benefits for joining in?
Absolutely! We want to reward you for being a part of our Ikoria Launch experience, so we will be doing a couple things to keep you engaged and reward your participation. First of all, ‘Dibs’ will be in effect for those that are watching. If you see a card you really want opened you can let us know and we will put it aside for you! Secondly, we will be doing some fun give-aways and maybe even a little competition or two. So just by watching you can win some free Ikoria stuff!

How and When to Join:
Thursday, May 14th from 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Join us on Zoom
Meeting ID: 937 3371 8809
Password: ikoria

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
$5.49ea.
$15.48/3
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
$34.99ea.
$101.98/3
FRI, May 15
Theme Booster Packs (Available in 6 themes)
Individual Theme Booster Packs, Buy 3 get a deal
$10.99ea.
$29.99/3
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!

MTG FNM at Home Extended

Magic players! While we obviously can’t host FNM in our space with the current state of affairs Wizards extended a home alternative! Play on MTG Arena each Friday for the next 5 weeks and earn yourself digital prizes, this time in the form of MTG Arena Promo Packs inspired by the ones we give out in the shop!

When: April 17, April 24, May 1, May 8, and May 15: 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:

  • April 17— Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths Lair
    • Play any event to be eligible to receive a reward.
  • April 24—Singleton
    • Build a deck where no card is repeated.
  • May 1—Artisan
    • Build a 60-card deck where all cards must be either common or uncommon rarity.
  • May 8—Pauper
    • Build a 60-card pauper deck made up of inexpensive cards!
  • May 14—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 promo pack!

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

MTG Exiled Magic

Knights in Exile! We’re tired of not playing Magic with you all, so we are going to be running some events using MTG Arena! Players will need to download a few things in order to participate. Check out everything you need to participate:

STEP 1
Obviously you will need MTG Arena in order to actually play. If you’ve never played Arena before, you can download it, and make an account.

STEP 2
Second, players will need to join the BKG Discord server. The link to that is HERE and if you’ve never used Discord before you should make an account and download it here: https://discordapp.com/

STEP 3
Players will also need to create an account for mtgmelee.com, which we’ll be using for pairings, round timers, and decklist submission.

How Will Pairings and Matches Work?

Players should join our FNM Channel on Discord for communication. Pairings will be posted on MTGMelee, where players will also be able to find their opponent’s MTG: Arena username and match up. Players will also report their matches on MTGMelee. Rounds will be best of 3 with a 50 minute round timer and a 5 minute grace period for you to connect with your opponent and get your match started. 

Players are expected to use the same deck (with a 15 card sideboard) for the entire event. Players should submit their decklists to the FNM Decklist

Players can pay for the event through Paypal or by calling us and paying over the phone before the event (please do so in advance so that we do not have a surge of calls just before the event) and if it is your first online event with us, you’ll get $10 back in store credit on your account! Once you have paid for the event you’ll receive the Code to enter the event on MTGMelee!

The First Events

When:
We will be doing two events a week, every Wednesday and Friday, starting on April 15th. Wednesdays we will be playing ‘Historic’ and Fridays we will be playing ‘Standard’.

The tournaments will start right at 6PM, so be online and loaded up before then. Payment and registration for the events needs to be sorted out by 5PM if you want to participate that night.

Where: The comfort of your own home, on MTG Arena!

Entry Fee: $10 (Which you will get back on your account in store credit if it is the first online event you are participating in, so your first one is free!)

Prizes: Much like our regular FNM for each player, $7.50 of store credit will go into the prize pool, and will be distributed based on the player’s overall record. Players going 3-1 will receive a prize of at least $15 credit, while 4-0 players will receive the remainder of the prize pool evenly distributed. We will be keeping track of undefeated players and they will also get a promo pack when we are able to give it to them.

Champion In Exile
We haven’t forgotten about our awesome Grand Invitational Tournament that is set to happen in January 2021! Without in-store gaming we will need to get some qualifiers for it, so we will be crowning two Champions in Exile! Like our usual seasonal championships these will be based on overall record for our Wednesday Historical and Friday Standard players. The top player of each overall when this all ends will earn an invite to our Grand Invitational!

We’re doing our best to give you a great experience through these MTG Arena events a try, but this is all new to us and is out of our comfort zone a bit. Please be patient and feel free to give us constructive feed back about the experiences. We know things won’t be as good at first as our in-store events, that’s why we’re giving your entry fee back for your fist event! But with some time and experience we believe we can deliver that competitive and familiar feeling right in the comfort of your own home!

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!