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!

Youth D&D: March Break Game Camp

We are very excited to present our second ever March Break D&D Game Camp!  Our Game Camp will be five days long, running from 11:00am – 4:00pm each day, beginning on Monday and wrapping up on Friday.  We are flexible with pick-up and drop off times, so talk to us if you need to make arrangements.

Focus: The focus of our Dungeons & Dragons Camp will be learning the rules, character-building, and playing through our own multi-day session of Dungeons & Dragons.  We will touch on story-building and Game-Mastering as well.  By the end of the week we will have players comfortable in the rules of the game, able to create their own character, and ready to join in organized events, or kitchen-table play with friends.

Camps are recommended for participants aged 8-16, and all participants are encouraged to join our free youth gaming club The Knights of Blackwood.

D&D Game Camp: March 16 – March 20

Entry Fee: $175.00 including all applicable taxes

Included: Participants will get our Dungeons & Dragons Beginner’s Package, which will include advice and resources, as well as the following:

  • A set of RPG dice
  • 3 Knights of Blackwood Pets (Distributed Throughout the Week)
  • The D&D DM Screen (or equivalent credit if you already have one)
  • The D&D Adventure Grid  (or equivalent credit if you already have one)
  • A Folio to track your adventure management
  • $10.00 Credit on Your Account to use for snacks, drinks, or whatever.
  • Participants will have access to all store resources, like paper, pencils, and all the tools to run our adventure.

Multiple Participants:  If you have multiple participants from the same family (siblings, or parent-child for example) each additional participant is $10.00 OFF.

Capacity: Our Game Camps all have a maximum of 8 participants, so sign up early to reserve your spot! We may add spots if there is enough demand.

We Are Hiring!

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Black Knight Games is hiring – Part or Full Time.

If you would be interested in working for your local Friendly Local Game Store, please apply now!  Black Knight Games is looking for someone that has the knowledge, confidence, and enthusiasm to work on our sales floor.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Can work between 24-40 hours a week
  • Has the flexibility to work regular evening & weekend shifts.
  • Has a passion for games.
  • Presents themselves well, and would be a friendly, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable sales associate.
  • Has the ambition to take on unique rolls to improve the store, and to advance within the company.
  • Has the capacity to remember, and accomplish many small tasks.
  • Has the confidence to address a group, and to run events.

Ideally an applicant would also:

  • Have a expert-level (almost obsessive) knowledge about one of our main game lines (Magic, Board Games, RPGs, Warhammer, etc)

If you think this position would fit you well please apply either in person or by email.  Make sure to include a cover letter explaining why you would love to work at a game store, and why you think you would be a unique asset.

No application will be considered past February 14th (but the sooner it’s in the better)

We don’t hire often, as we tend to keep our employees for the long term, so if the timing is right – and you are right for it – apply now!

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!

MTG Theros: Beyond Death Preorder Special

The next set of MTG, Theros: Beyond Death, is coming!  This set sees us return to Theros – a Greek Myth inspired land – but this time we are dealing with the sinister plots of the underworld. Here are some great reasons you might want to jump on board our pre-order special:

Early Release:  Theros: Beyond Death booster boxes will have a special preorder perk – you will be able to get your boxes of boosters a week early during Prerelease Weekend – while supplies last (so pre-order if you can)! This applies to both regular boosters (Draft Boosters), and the new Collector Booster Boxes!

Theros Beyond Death Release Date: Friday, January 24th
Theros Beyond Death  Early-Bird Pick Up: January 17-19

Theros Beyond Death Exclusive Buy-a-Box Cards:  On top of that you will get a special sealed pack with a Standard-Legal buy-a-box promo card which can not be found in normal boosters.  The card is ‘Athreos, Shroud-Veiled’.  Additionally you will receive in the Buy-a-Box pack a special FOIL ‘Nyc Basic Land’ which are basic lands with a special full-art constellation artwork. These will be limited to the first batch of people who order or buy a box of Theros Beyond Death from Black Knight Games.

Due to a packing error the FOIL Nyx lands in the packs aren’t actually foil. But don’t worry, they’re shipping the foil ones separately to us, so you will be given an IOU for a Foil land (and you get to keep the non-foil too!).

Theros: Beyond Death Collector Booster:

In addition to the Buy-a-Box cards anyone that preorders a Theros Beyond Death booster box will get a 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! We can’t give these to you at the Early-Bird time – so like the foil lands mentioned above they will be redeemed with the IOU – but don’t worry, they’re guaranteed 😉

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

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

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 get us those orders for your Theros Beyond Death boxes in soon to guarantee yourself one of the early boxes, with buy-a-box promo and Hero’s Rewards, for a better price!

You’ll get not only a random FOIL Nyx land when you buy a box, but also a non-foil one thanks to WotC’s printing error!

Introducing the MTG Events Card!

One of the improvements we are making at BKG in 2020 to make the experience of gaming here even better for our Magic Players is the introduction of our MTG Events Card!

What is it?
The MTG Events Card is a free card that you get when you participate in official MTG events at Black Knight Games! The card gets stamped for each official MTG event you play in! After every five events you earn a reward.

-After 5 Events played you get a Hero’s Reward
-After 10 Events you get one of the sealed promo packs
-After 15 Events you get a second Hero’s Reward
-Then, After 20 Events you get a PREMIUM foil sealed promo pack!

It’s as easy as that! Play in events, earn some cool stuff! This all goes above and beyond the normal prizes, the bounties, normal weekly promos etc.

We are very excited to add this element to our events because it’s important to reward all of our participants from time to time, not just those that win each week. Thank you very much for playing here at BKG in 2020 – you have a great year of gaming ahead of you!

Boxing Day: Double Bundle Deals

Hopefully everyone had a fantastic Christmas, and that you are all enjoying your holidays!

For the rest of December our fantastic Bundle Deals will continue to provide you with a great opportunity to get the most out of your holiday spending.  But for BOXING DAY ONLY we will be taking one insane step further and straight up DOUBLING everything about the Holiday Bundles!

It’s the perfect excuse to break out those Black Knight Gift Cards, and the $20 that Nana gave you for Christmas because when you spend $100 or more (before tax) you will get so much stuff!:

Doors open today at 10am, and we close at 10pm – so drop by today for our best deals this December!

MTG Foil Week & Sneak Peek

This week our weekly Magic: the Gathering events will be upgraded – because we will be making all the promo packs we give out this week the Premium Foil Promo Packs!

Even better, this week we are Doubling the number of promo packs at all four events! That means that if you attend our Wednesday Modern, Thursday Pioneer, or FNM Standard of Draft events you are much more likely to get your hands on some of that awesome awesome shiny!

Check out our Weekly MTG page for details on weekly events at BKG.

SNEAK PEEK
In 2020 we have some great plans in place to reward our Magic Players even further for participating in our events. We will be introducing our first event MTG EventS Card – a punch card where you’ll earn rewards automatically after attending a certain number of BKG Events.

Here is a peek at the back of the card, as you can see you’ll be getting some great rewards just for consistently showing up!

12 Games of Christmas 2019

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, but this year we have added four additional games from the ‘Naughty List’:

$22.99

RHINO HERO

One of our favourite kids & family games.  In Rhino Hero players take turns stacking folded cards to make a tower, and they want to be the super hero that climbs up the highest!

It’s all the fun of Jenga, with more interesting strategy, and an awesome theme!

$19.99

ILLUSION

In Illusion players take turns drawing a card with a colorful pattern on it.  They must then add it to the sequence of cards based entirely on how much of a specific colour it has in it!

Don’t let your eyes fool you – while this game is simple, it is very fun and you’ll often be surprised by it!

$19.99

DUNGEON MAYHEM

Dungeon Mayhem is a fast and fun adventure card game where players battle it out to emerge victorious through a whirlwind of attacks and defenses.  Set in the Dungeons & Dragons world, Dungeon Mayhem is easy to learn, but provides loads of replayability – especially with the recent release of an expansion that adds two new classes!

It’s easy to see why Dungeon Mayhem was our #1 Top Selling Board Game in 2019!

$39.99ea

UNLOCK ADVENTURES (4 VARIANTS)

Using a clever app the Unlock Games provide an escape-room experience right in your very own living room.  Solve the mystery before that pesky clock hits zero!

The Unlock! series has been a hit for the past couple years.  They have re-designed the box to include three adventures for the price of one in the new Adventures series!

$29.99

A FAKE ARTIST GOES TO NEW YORK

From Japanese company Oink Games, A Fake Artist Goes to New York provides hilarious gameplay for 5-10 players.  Everyone takes turns adding just a bit to a piece of art.  The catch?  One person is a fake and doesn’t actually know what we’re trying to draw!

This is one of the games the staff here are really excited about this holiday season – we think it’s just perfect for those family gatherings!

$39.99

SHOBU

Shobu is an elegant and simple strategy game.  Players move a piece on one board, and then mirror it on another with the goal of pushing all the pieces of their opponent off the board.

If you have someone in your life that loves a good game of chess, or the simplicity of a zen garden, this is the game for them.

$16.99

LOVE LETTER

Love Letter is a simple social deduction card game where players try to claim the hand of the princess by eliminating their rivals.  The gameplay is quick and simple, but every game is different.  With a beautiful new edition, this game has even more fun packed in than ever before.

This is truly a game for everyone, and it is one of our all time best sellers!

$29.99

ZOMBIE KIDZ EVOLUTION

In Zombie Kidz Evolution is a ‘Legacy’ game for kids, where the story advances from mission to mission, game to game as players create their own tale of zombie survival – starting at school and making their escape.

This is one of the very best kids games of the past few years, and it’s even designed by a Canadian company!  We highly recommend it as a game to play with your kids.

$24.99

LETTER JAM

Letter Jam is a co-operative word-game, where players try to figure out which secret letters they have in front of them by getting clues from teammates.  Players will have to balance their clues to give information to all players, as the only way to win is by having everyone find their secret word.

Letter Jam has been a favourite of the staff the past couple month, don’t even get Phil started he loves it so much!

$34.99

JUST ONE

Just One is a cooperative party game that is so simple it’s genius.  Players take turns as the guesser, needing to guess a secret word.  Players each provide a one-word clue to the guesser, but if anyone comes up with the same clue it’s eliminated.  Can your clue be vague enough to help, without being so obvious that someone else comes up with the same one?

Winner of ‘Game of the Year’ at the world famous Speil de Jares this year, Just One is an instant classic – at home on anyone’s game shelf.

$29.99

HIGH SOCIETY

In High Society players take the role of a member of the wealthy-elite, hobnobbing and buying up ridiculously self-indulgent items as a sign of wealth.  Though an auction system players must balance showing off their wealth, with not over-spending – after all, what good is showing off that wealth if you end up a pauper?

High Society is the kind of game where players can’t help but fall in to the roll of a fancy member of the upper crust, it’s simple and fun.

$32.99

UNSTABLE UNICORNS

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 other’s collection!  The cards are charming, the art is adorable, and the quality is high.

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

 The Naughty List

$34.99

UNSTABLE UNICORNS NSFW

This version has all the hilarious gameplay of the game described above – only it’s got the kind of childish language and humour that makes it only for adults.  Not recommended for kids.

Reason for being on the Naughty List: Very Inappropriate Language for such a nice Unicorn.

$24.99

TATTOO STORIES

In Tattoo Stories players compete with fellow tattoo artists to deliver the final tattoo design to a customer.  Will your design be abstract?  Beautiful?  Sentimental?  Did you remember to include that Baby Yoda in the background?  Ultimately the customer will decide on their design that most fulfills their wishes.

Reason for being on the Naughty List: Mrs. Clause isn’t quite down with that new neck tattoo of yours.

$39.99

DISNEY’S VILLAINOUS

In Villainous you play an iconic Disney Villain with your own scheme for victory.  Foil other villains utilizing the heros from their famous tales to prove once and for all who is the ultimate bad-guy!

Reason for being on the Naughty List: Poisoned apples, stolen voices, it’s all right here in the evidence your honour…

$29.99

PERSONALLY INCORRECT

In Personally Incorrect players compete to satisfy the judge with the most insulting, dirty, or brazen answer to a question.  If you love Cards Against Humanity, but want a personal twist – at a cheaper price, this game is for you!  Not recommended for kids.

Reason for being on the Naughty List: Insults and cruelty will never get you on the nice list…no matter how hilarious and fun they are.

Don’t forget, if you get ANY of our 12 Games of Christmas or the four games on the Naughty List 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 this Holiday Season!

Black Friday Weekend

It’s Black Friday – that means that we begin the holiday shopping season with a bang! In the past we had all kinds of crazy deals all over the place – which was fun, but sometimes confusing for folks. This time we are simplifying things with an amazing offer that everyone will like, as well as featuring some specific Doorcrasher deals for items that are on for an amazing price.

So what’s the Big Deal?

For every $100.00 you spend (before tax) in the shop, you will be given a $20.00 Gift Card – for FREE! Yep, it’s a simple as that: spend now, get more on a card. Use the card for yourself, or as a a gift!

Cool! Does it have to be $20 cards, or can we mix it up?

You get $20.00 worth of gift cards for each hundred you spend, so if you want to split that up you can do so however you want! Spent $200, but just want one card? Great you’ve got a $40 card. Spent $300 and want to split it up for your kids? No problem, two $30 cards for you. Like one kid more than the other? No problem, let’s make it a $50 and a $10 – whatever makes your life easier!

Why offer the gift cards though?

Because we like you and want you to come back! Or even better yet we want you to send your friends our way too. Getting some sweet BKG gifts out there in to the world will help us out a bunch – so thank you!

Can I just spend it right away?

We’d prefer you don’t just turn around and spend it immediately, but we’re not your boss.

Wait – you said DOORCRASHERS, that sounds fun, what is that all about?

In addition to the Gift Card promotion, which applies to the whole store, we’ve got some special items that we are looking to clear through – so we’ve got them in at an awesome price (check out price in store):

MTG Rivals of Ixalan Booster Box
$174.99 $120.00
Warhammer Underworlds: Beastgrave
$79.99  $SEE IN STORE
MTG M20 Prerelease Packs
$34.99 $20.00
Warhammer Keeper of Secrets
$169.99  $SEE IN STORE
MTG Explorers of Ixalan
$89.99 $30.00
Adeptus Titanicus Rule Set
$69.99  $SEE IN STORE
MTG Ravnica Allegiance Booster Box
$174.99 $120.00
Age of Sigmar: Soul Wars
$189.99  $SEE IN STORE
MTG Jace’s -or- Gideon’s Spellbook
$32.99  $20.00
Kill Team: Select Team Sets
$79.99  $SEE IN STORE
MTG Heroes of Dominaria Board Game
$69.99  $40.00
Kill Team: Rogue Trader
$159.99  $SEE IN STORE
Keyforge: Age of Ascension Booster Box
$164.99 $110.00
Necromunda Underhive
$149.99 $SEE IN STORE
D&D Acquisitions Incorporated
$69.99  $50.00
Lord of the Rings: Battle of Pelennor Fields
$179.99  $SEE IN STORE
D&D Ghosts of Saltmarsh
$69.99  $50.00
40K Aeronotica Imperialis
$109.99$SEE IN STORE
D&D Stranger Things Starter Set
$49.99  $30.00
Blood Bowl Pitches
$47.99  $SEE IN STORE
Star Wars Destiny: Starter Sets & Draft Sets
$22.99  $5.00
Warmachine & Hordes Army Boxes
$Varries 40% OFF!
Star Wars Destiny: Booster Boxes
$144.99  $75.00
Starship Samuarai
$84.99  $45.00
Rising Sun
$124.99  $85.00
Vault of Dragons
$64.99 $40.00
Lords of Hellas
$134.99  $90.00
Ecos
$79.00 $55.00
Hey, That’s My Fish!
$18.99  $10.00
Reworld
$44.99 $15.00
40KRPG Wrath & Glory Starter Set
$59.99  $40.00
Select Graphic T-Shirts
$26.99 $10.00
40K Blood of the Phoenix
$279.00  $SEE IN STORE