Final Week: 20% – 30% Off Sale

by September 24, 2015

20% off Sale There are a wealth of great new games coming out this fall.

We’re blowing out existing inventory to make room, once the sale items are  gone, they’re gone.

We originally announced this sale through our Facebook page September 10th.

The response has been so fantastic that we added our previously played section at 30% off.  We’re running out of sale items, so we’re announcing that the 20% / 30% off sale will be running through this Sunday September 27.

THE MANA DORK—The Planeswalker Deck Challenge

by February 11, 2017


Pro Tour Aether Revolt has just wrapped up, in which the heavily-favoured Saheeli Rai / Felidar Guardian “Copy Cat” infinite combo… was thoroughly run over by aggressive Vehicle decks.

Caught in the Brights

How could this happen? An infinite combo that wins on Turn 4 is the stuff of Modern. Not only that—Wizards missed this combo entirely during development of Aether Revolt, as Sam Stoddard admitted in a recent column. So you’d think Copy Cat is a sure bet, right?

Nope. 6 decks in the Top 8 were Vehicle decks, joined by an Energy deck and a Delirium deck. Copy Cat was nowhere to be found in the finals. People were able to prepare for a sorcery-speed combo that includes a Planeswalker who can be directly attacked, and Copy Cat’s results suffered accordingly.

It just goes to show—plan for the metagame, folks. Run disruption. Run answers for the decks you plan to face. Strong cards do not make a strong deck. You need a strong strategy first, composed of threats and answers that you’ve carefully chosen from across the 1,400+ cards currently legal in Standard.

So guess what I’m not doing for Aether Revolt Game Day this weekend?

Tezzeret, Master of Metal


For Aether Revolt Game Day, I’m going to buy one of the set’s Planeswalker Decks and compete with it.

I will use only the cards from the Planeswalker Deck and the two boosters it comes with. I’ll document any changes I make, as well as my match-ups and what happens in each game, to the best of my ability. I’ll then share it in the next edition of this column. The only element of mystery I’ll allow for now is whether I’m buying the Ajani deck or the Tezzeret deck.


I’m doing this because I want Magic to be better. Especially for new players.

Wind-Kin Raiders

I believe that while Planeswalker decks are exciting and cool, they can — and should — be more competitive out of the box.

Let’s look at the decks. The Tezzeret deck is built around the Improvise mechanic, and has you spamming out several cheap artifacts in order to bring down the cost of high-CMC finishers like Wind-Kin Raiders, Fen Hauler, and Barricade Breaker. The Ajani deck uses a low-to-the-ground aggressive strategy that features several Revolt cards and some synergies with +1/+1 counters to swarm down an opponent’s life total.

They have some exciting, unique cards and are very much capable of stealing games, but neither of them have much in common with decks from the Top 8 of the Pro Tour. You’re expected to do lots and lots of work on a Planeswalker Deck to make it viable for competitive Standard play.

Why does this have to be the case? 

Path to Exile

The Commander decks in recent years show that Wizards can make some truly excellent pre-constructed products. Not only that, but for many years, Wizards released Event Decks which could easily hold their own in competitive play, even if they weren’t Tier 1 strategies. They even built a Modern Event Deck, with staples like Path to Exile, Inquisition of Kozilek, and four copies of good lands like Isolated Chapel and Caves of Koilos.

Why are they not building introductory products like this for Standard, their flagship format?

I bought my fair share of pre-constructed decks when I was a young Magic player, and played my fair share of games—but if you had given me something with the power level of an Event Deck, even if I had had to save an extra week or two of my allowance for it, I would have been frothing at the mouth and begging all my friends to play.

I want every new player to have that feeling.

So between you and me, I think we can—and should—push for Planeswalker Decks to be much closer to Event Decks, and I plan on using my experience this weekend to show why.


Magic isn’t the only thing happening at the store this weekend—make sure you come by and check out Free Game Day on Sunday at noon, where we’re opening up our demo library for anyone to come by and learn some new games! Admission is free and we’ll have store employees on hand if you have any questions, so come on down!

(And if you’re a Dicemasters person, fret not—the bi-weekly Dicemasters event is Saturday at 2 PM!)

See you at the store!

Jesse Mackenzie is a regular contributor to A Muse N Games and has a lot of experience being a new player. Tune in every two weeks for The Mana Dork, his column about all things Magic!

Aether Revolt Release Week

by January 19, 2017

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January 20th, 2017 the latest Magic the Gathering set is unleashed! Bringing more Aether, more Energy, more Vehicles, and an all new Mechanic, Revolt! Join us for the Aether Revolt release week!

Here is the Magic schedule this week that’s affected by the  Aether Revolt Release:

Thursday January 19th:
Draft 7pm: By popular request this draft will be wacky! Players can choose any three packs from our current in stock selection to draft with. Entry fee cost of 3 packs +$2 entry fee
Prizing: 1.5 Packs per player into the prize pool.
Each player playing through all swiss rounds receives a booster pack from the prize pool!


Participate in any events on January 20th, 21st, or 22nd and receive a special foil promo Quicksmith Rebel.

Friday January 20th:

Noon: Aether Revolt Draft
Players receive 2 packs of Aether Revolt & 1 Pack of Kaladesh, and draft the best 40 card deck they can.
Entry Fee $20
Prizing: 1.5 Packs per player into the prize pool.
Each player playing through all swiss rounds receives a booster pack from the prize pool!

3:30pm: Aether Revolt Draft
Players receive 2 packs of Aether Revolt & 1 Pack of Kaladesh, and draft the best 40 card deck they can.
Entry Fee $20
Prizing: 1.5 Packs per player into the prize pool.
Each player playing through all swiss rounds receives a booster pack from the prize pool!

6:30pm: Aether Revolt Sealed featuring Prerelease packs!
Players receive an Aether Revolt Prerelease kit that includes Foil Promo, Spindown Counter, 4 Packs of Aether Revolt and 2 Packs of Kaladesh.
Players will enjoy 4 rounds of swiss.
Prizing: 1.5 Packs per player into the prize pool.
Each player playing through all swiss rounds receives a booster pack from the prize pool!

7:30: Commander
Both casual and Competitive pods as usual.
Entry $6 per player.
Prizing: Casual Players each receive a Booster Pack for participating.
Competitive Players – prizing to the winner, prize TBD based on players entering. (8 or more players and a revised Dual will be up for grabs

9:30: Archenemy / Planechase Commander
Entry $6 per player.
Prizing: 1.5 Packs per player into the prize pool.
Each player playing through all swiss rounds receives a booster pack from the prize pool!

Saturday January 21st:

Noon: Aether Revolt Draft
Players receive 2 packs of Aether Revolt & 1 Pack of Kaladesh, and draft the best 40 card deck they can.
Entry Fee $20
Prizing: 1.5 Packs per player into the prize pool.
Each player playing through all swiss rounds receives a booster pack from the prize pool!

3:30pm: Aether Revolt Draft
Players receive 2 packs of Aether Revolt & 1 Pack of Kaladesh, and draft the best 40 card deck they can.
Entry Fee $20
Prizing: 1.5 Packs per player into the prize pool.
Each player playing through all swiss rounds receives a booster pack from the prize pool!

Sunday January 22nd: 

2:00 pm: Aether Revolt League
Players receive 2 Packs of Aether Revolt, 1 Pack of Kaladesh, and construct the best 30 card deck that they can!
After every 3 losses, or once each week, players can add an additional pack of Aether Revolt to their card pool for $6 taxes in per pack.
There is a weekly league meet-up Sundays from 2pm to 6pm. League players are welcome to play games in store any time the store is open.
Aether Revolt League will wrap up on Sunday February 19th.
Entry Fee: $20
Prizing: Various promos, foils, and other goodies, depending on total players involved in the league.

Black Friday Sale 2016

by November 25, 2016

Here our are Black Friday (November 25) 2016 Sale offerings: (Cannot be combined with other coupons or discounts)

  • Ophidian 2350 – 3 Starters & Box of Boosters for $30 Regular retail = $150
  • Eternal Masters – Price Match! $12 per booster, or $325 for a box. (Down from $17.69per / 450 for a box)
  • Elysium Board Game – $45  35% off regular price! regular price $70
  • Pandemic Legacy Red Box $60 – 29% off regular price of $85
  • All previous played games 25% off.
  • All Dice Masters Singles 50% off
  • Dice Masters Worlds Finest Starters and boosters 25% off.
  • L5R Evil Portents Booster Box 50% Off ($50 down from $100)
  • All Axis and Allies Miniatures (singles, maps, and starters) 75% Off.
  • All Heroclix packs and singles 50% off.

Also, the highly sought after Magic The Gathering: Planechase Anthology goes on sale for $190. Purchase your Planechase Anthology on Black Friday, and receive a bonus booster pack of Eternal Masters.

Tuesday Night Standard Magic

by November 26, 2016

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Starting Tuesday November 8, and running every Tuesday at 7pm is our new night for Standard!

The regular weekly event is:

Tuesdays, 7pm. $6 Entry fee. Capped at 3 rounds of swiss.
1.5 Packs per player are put into the prize pool.
Each player who stays for all three rounds of swiss gets a pack!
The remaining are split among the top players.
November 8 will feature a special launch tournament:

Entry Fee = $20

4 Rounds of Swiss, no cut.

Each player entering the tournament will receive a playmat, and an additional two packs go into the prize pool!

Anyone who plays through all 4 rounds will receive a booster pack no matter how they do! The remaining packs will be split among the top players.

See you for Tuesday Night Standard!

Kaladesh Release Weekend

by November 26, 2016


Kaladesh Releases tomorrow and we will be doing drafts at noon and 3:30pm. $20 gets you 3 packs and 1.5 packs per person into the prizing,  from which everyone gets a participation pack if they stay until the end of the event.

We will be running Sealed at 6:30 using prerelease kits – $36 taxes in and you get a release weekend foil promo as well as a chance at FNM foils and your kit foil – its foil-a-palooza!!

We will also be running our regular commander pods at 7:30 and 9:30 for $6 entry fee.

Saturday at noon and 3:30 there will be more Kaladesh Drafts $20 per draft!!


Star Wars Celebration Week 2016 in support of Winnipeg Harvest

by May 5, 2016
Star wars celebration day - May 3

Star wars celebration week May 4 – 8, 2016

Press Release:

A Muse N Games, River City Jedi, and Winnipeg Harvest team up to battle Hunger!

2016’s celebration of Star Wars stretches for an entire week!

Why just celebrate “May the Fourth”, when you can also celebrate “Sitho de Mayo”, “Revenge of the 6th”, “The 7th Awakens”, and “Galactic Mothers Day” in Star Wars style!

Anyone attending the celebrations is encouraged to bring a tin for the bin for Winnipeg Harvest. WpgHarvest -JPG (4)
Donations that fall on Winnipeg Harvest’s 10 most wanted food items will receive special Star Wars themed prizes, (One prize per person) as well as be entered to win the grand prize of a Star Wars Miniature AT-ST.

Celebration activities kick into high gear on the 7th and 8th!

The Seventh Awakes with:

  • All Day Xwing – come out and fly like Poe Damron!
  • 1pm Edge of the Empire Role Playing Game
  • 2pm Star Wars Card Game

Galactic Mothers day features:

  • 2pm – 4pm come and meet the River City Jedi
  • 1pm Star Wars Armada – Cinematic Epic Ship Combat!
  • 1pm Star Wars Imperial Assault – Experience Skirmishes between the rebellion and empire!

Throughout each day demonstrations of  Star Wars games will be available, both new and experienced players are encouraged to participate!

A Muse N Games is located at 1839 ½ Portage Ave. Winnipeg MB R3J 0G7.  AMnG opened October 1st 2014, it is a friendly local game store dedicated to games of all varieties (Board, Card, RPG), and features art and fantastic items from local artisans.

The River City Jedi are an LED Saber combat/martial arts group based out of Winnipeg, inspired to bring real world martial arts to fantasy genre of Star Wars.

May the Force Be with You!

2016 A Game of Thrones Regional Championship

by March 31, 2016

2016 A Game of Thrones Regional Championship

A Game of Thrones LCG

Regional Championships


July 23, 2016


A Muse N Games
1839 1/2 Portage Ave
Winnipeg Manitoba 
R3J 0G7 


Players can register in store, or here online.

The event is  capped at 50 players.


A Game of Thrones Regional Championship Prizing

  • First Place: Regional Champion trophy, a card granting a first-round bye at a country’s National Championship, and a seat in the World Championship in November.
  • Top Four:  A wooden Stark house card
  • Top Eight:  Regional playmat featuring Ned Stark relaxing in Winterfell’s godswood
  • Top Sixteen:  Pack of acrylic Stark power tokens
  • Top Sixty-Four: One alternate art card Varys.


Viscount Gort Hotel Banquet & Conference CenterA Muse N Games has partnered with the Viscount Gort Hotel as a sponsor of the 2016 Regional Championships. Not only will we be hosting the X-Wing regional championship in the Viscount Gort, but players attending any of our regionals are being offered a special room rate of $105* a night. (Regular rate $140)

To book your room call 204-775-0451 or toll free 1-800-665-1122

*per room, per night, single or double occupancy and based on availability at time of reservation. A charge of $10.00 per additional adult will be added to the above rate, up to a maximum of four adults per room. Subject to the following taxes which may change without notice: 8% provincial sales tax, 5% goods and services tax and 5% accommodation tax and a 15% gratuity where applicable.


11:00 On-Site registration / check-in begins.
11:45 Player meeting
11:50 First round pairings announced
12:00 First round begins.
13:00 Second round begins.

Rounds are 55 minutes each, there will be a 5 minute window after each round while the next round is prepared.

At the moment we are not planning for a dinner or lunch break for this regional.


Q: I’m a store champion with a bye. Do I have to register?
A: Yes, pre-registration is encouraged to ensure that you have a seat in the event.

Q: I’m a store champion with a bye, when do I need to arrive, do I need to be present for the first round? 
A: If you have registered and submitted your deck list to us via email / in person at the store the by 22:00 Friday July 22nd, we ask that you check-in on site by 12:40pm


Calendar of Events April 2016

by March 10, 2016

April Calendar of Events
April is full of lots of new product and events – including International Table top and Shadows over Innistrad prerelease, release and game day read on for more details on what we are doing in the store this month.
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THE MANA DORK—Mantis Riders on the Storm

by March 2, 2016

The Mana Dork

Today, I’m going to talk about an amazingly foolish decision.

Fool's Demise

Not too long ago, we had Oath of the Gatewatch Game Day at A Muse N Games. A pair of Standard tournaments, celebrating the release of the new set and all the sweet new Eldrazi Reflector Mages Reflector Mages naming Eldrazi Reflector Mages naming everything you ever loved cards in OGW, and how they mix with the rest of the current Standard environment. Continue reading

Sub-Standard: Burn Beneath My Genius By James Edwards

by February 26, 2016

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Are you the type of player who likes to show off not only your own skill at Magic, but the immense prowess of your creatures? Well, here’s a budget deck for you: Burn Beneath My Genius.
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