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

Marvel Champions Launch Event

Marvel Champions is an exciting new LCG by Fantasy Flight Games in which teams of players work together to take down the worst villains in the marvel universe! We are excited to kick off this fun new game with a special Launch Event!

When: Saturday, November 23rd, 3:00pm – 6:00pm

Entry Fee: $5.00 -or- 2 Hero’s Rewards

Format:  Casual Play – we will set everyone up in to groups to play a game or three of Marvel Champions

Prizes: We will be providing an awesome Marvel Champions OP kit, which includes playmats, and special edition cards. Everyone that participates will get something – but we will draw for first pick!

With great power comes great responsibility – do the responsible thing and join us for some Marvel Champions!

MTG Throne of Eldraine Preorder Special

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The next set of MTG, Throne of Eldraine, is coming!  This set has some insanely cool themes, and has a ton of buzz – AND an extra special reason to preorder. Here are some great reasons you might want to jump on board our pre-order special:

Early Release:  Throne of Eldraine 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)!

Throne of Eldraine Release Date: Friday, October 4
Throne of Eldraine Early-Bird Pick Up: September 27-29

Throne of Eldraine Exclusive Buy-a-Box Card:  On top of that you will get the Standard-Legal buy-a-box promo card which can not be found in normal boosters.  The card is ‘Kenrith the Returned King’.  It will be limited to the first batch of people who order or buy a box of Throne of Eldraine from Black Knight Games.

Throne of Eldraine Collector Booster:

In addition to the normal Buy-a-Box card the first batch of customers to order a Throne of Eldraine booster box will get a Collector Booste 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!

Booster Box Preorder Price: $164.99 (Reg $174.99) – Save some money off the regular price!

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 Throne of Eldraine boxes in soon to guarantee yourself one of the early boxes, with buy-a-box promo and Hero’s Rewards, for a better price!

MTG Commander Weekend

To celebrate the release of the new Commander decks Black Knight Games will be running a special Magic Weekend event called ‘Commander Weekend’

When: Saturday, August 24, 12:00pm

Entry Fee: $10.00 -or- 3 Hero’s Rewards.  Stronghold Members receive a Hero’s Reward for participating.

Format: Our Commander Weekend event will place players in multiple commander games with the aim of completing their Commander Achievement Card.

Players may bring any legal Commander Deck, however to encourage folks to try out the new Commander 2019 Decks that release the day beforehand, anyone using an un-altered Commander 2019 deck gets to place all three of their Legendary Creatures in to the commander zone, and all three count as having the ‘Partner’ keyword.

Prizes: Any player that completes at least 5 out of 6 of the achievements on their card will get a FOIL Core 2020 Promo Pack! Additionally players will get a Core 2020 booster pack for each match they play in (up to a maximum of 2 per person).

So join us to celebrate the new Commander set!

Everchosen Painting Contest

Ready your brushes, crack out your models and prepare for the ultimate painting challenge! Everchosen – the world’s biggest model painting competition – is upon us, and you can start work on your entry… well, now!

Hold on just a minute, though – to be in with a chance to wield the Slayer of Kings, it’s worth checking the rules!

When: Saturday, July 27th, Voting from 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Submissions: Submit your entries from THU July 25th to SAT July 27th by 11:30am.

Get Painting!

Entry Fee: FREE!

The Rules: First up, the basics:

  • Your entry must be a Citadel miniature.
  • Your entry must be wholly owned and painted by you.

You’ll have three categories to choose from, each with their own entry requirements. The Open category allows you to unleash your creativity, Young Bloods is perfect for younger hobbyists, while Everchosen is the main event, giving you a shot at the international painting title.

OPEN CATEGORY
This category can be entered by anyone – including Warhammer staff! Your entry in the Open category can be any single example, collection or display of Warhammer miniatures, provided it can be displayed in an area no more than 30cm x 30cm.

YOUNG BLOODS
This category can be entered by anyone under 16.
Entries in this category must be a single Warhammer miniature that can be displayed in an area no more than 30cm x 30cm.

EVERCHOSEN
This category can be entered by any non-staff aged 16 or over.
This must be a single Warhammer miniature on a 60mm or smaller base.
The miniature must be a current part of the Citadel miniatures range – defined as currently featuring on Games-Workshop.com. Entries may be converted using parts from other models which meet the same requirements.

Voting: To be in with a chance to win, make sure to head down to BKG on the 27th of July. You’ll be able to cast one vote in each category, and the top three winners in each will get a certificate to commemorate their triumph.

Prizes: BKG will be supplying some prizes to the Champions and runners-up of each category.

The top winner of the Everchosen category in each participating store can go on to compete in the global competition for a chance to win the ultimate prize – the Slayer of Kings. This Store Champion will receive instructions on how to submit their entry from there.

Some other terms and conditions apply – make sure to check them out just to be on the safe side.

MTG Draft Weekend: Core 2020

To celebrate the Core Set 2020 release weekend Black Knight Games will be running another special MEGA-SIZED Draft Weekend Event!

When: Saturday, July 13, 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.  Additionally, we will be providing all participants that go 2-1 or better with a Core 2020 Promo Prize Pack!

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!

So join us to celebrate the summer set!

MTG Core 2020 Preorder Special

The next set of MTG, Core 2020, is coming!  Here are some great reasons you might want to jump on board our pre-order special:

Rienne, Angel of Rebirth

Early Release:  Wizards has announced that Core Set 2020 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)!

Core Set 2020 Release Date: Friday, July 12
Core Set 2020 Early-Bird Pick Up: July 5 – July 7

Core Set 2020 Exclusive Buy-a-Box Card:  On top of that you will get the Standard-Legal buy-a-box promo card which will be exclusively available as a buy-a-box card – there will be no other way to get it.  The card is ‘Rienne, Angel of Rebirth’.  It will be limited to the first batch of people who order or buy a box of Core Set 2020 from Black Knight Games.

Booster Box Preorder Price: $159.99 (Reg $174.99) – Save some money off the regular price!

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 Core 2020 booster boxes in soon to guarantee yourself one of the early boxes, with buy-a-box promo and Hero’s Rewards, for a better price!

Summer Jobs – We’re Hiring

In partnership with a government of Canada grant, Black Knight Games is excited to be hiring for two summer positions. If you believe that you are well suited to the tasks of either position, and would be interested in joining the close-knit team here at BKG, please apply!

Application Details:

Please submit applications by the end of June. You can submit in person, or by email.

Applicants must be between the ages of 15 and 30 (due to the specific nature of the grant). Canadian citizens, as well as recently immigrated or refugee-status are all options.

The jobs will be up to 40 hours a week, and last until the end of August.

Black Knights Games is an equal opportunity employer. Beyond the conditions listed above this is an open application, and members of visible minority groups, LGBTQ2 community members, and women are all encouraged to apply. Our goal is a rich and diverse staff who create a welcoming environment for all.

Applicants may begin work immediately upon being hired, so long as they are available.

Available Positions:

We have two specific positions available, and will be hiring two applicants. When applying please indicate which position(s) you are applying for.

Outreach & Summer Camp Assistant
For this position we are looking for someone that is good with kids, and with new gamers. We are running a series of day camps for Warhammer, D&D, and Pokémon, so ideally the applicant will have a strong knowledge of at least one or two of those games. The applicant should be willing to travel around the city a bit too, as some shifts will involve getting out in to the community to run gaming events, and to create a connection between BKG and new gamers everywhere.

Social Media & Web Coordinator
For this position we are looking for someone that can both add value to our current social media efforts and create digital, video, and graphic content as well. Understanding the games we sell and those communities is crucial. This position may also involve orchestrating a major update of our website.

So if you’re a student who would like to spend the summer working at Black Knight Games, or are someone who would enjoy the experience for a couple of months, we look forward to looking at your application!