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!

Pokémon: Rebel Clash Release Specials

Well, usually this would be Prerelease Weekend for the newest Pokémon set, but rather than hosting all you beautiful people in our shop on Sunday for a day of fun exploring the newest set – we’re all doing our best in an unprecedented situation. So in an effort to allow you all to share some of the fun from home we have put together some Pokémon offers for the newest set: Rebel Clash!

How to get your preferred offer: like any current purchase from BKG you’ll have to rely on our BKG Delivery or Curbside Pickup. Place your order by either calling in, messaging us on Facebook, or emailing us.

Offer 1: The Pre-Release Special
Get yourself one of the Prerelease Build & Battle packs, and two bonus booster packs from Rebel Clash! With this offer you may also request up to thirty energy – just let us know which ones you need and we’ll do out best to accommodate 🙂
Price: $34.99
Available: Now

Offer 2: The Pre-Release Double-Up
Double the contents of the Pre-Release Special, but you get a pair of bonus boosters! So get two Build & Battle packs, and six bonus boosters! Grab some spare energy too like in the first offer.
Price: $69.99
Available: Now

Offer 3: Booster Box Special & Battle
Grab yourself a full booster box of Rebel Clash within the window and get a Build and Battle set for half-price!
Price: $189.99
Available: During May, while supplies last

Otherwise you can certainly get all the usual items when they’re available at their release on May 1st, at their regular prices!:
Booster Pack: $5.49
3 Booster Packs: $17.99
Booster Box: $174.99
Mini Binder: $6.99
Elite Trainer Box: $59.99
Theme Decks (either Zacian or Zamazenta): $18.99

However you set out the new Pokémon set, we thank you very much for supporting us during these times. Together we can get through this – so stay safe and have fun!

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 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!

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

Image result for kenrith buy a box

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!