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Aether Revolt Prereleases January 14 & 15

by January 19, 2017


We are excited to announce that we are now adding a 6pm SUNDAY prerelease!!
Below are the details of all our prereleases for this new set as well as links to event brite if you want to secure your spot without a trip down to the store.

 Aether revolt prereleases will start promptly with deck construction at the listed start times. Price is $35 taxes in if you register before 10pm Wednesday January 11, or if you register for multiple events at once  in store (midnight, noon, 5pm and introducing 6pm Sunday!) At the door for one event is $40 (or after 10pm on Wednesday January 11 until even starts).

Each participating player will receive a special prerelease pack containing 4 packs of Aether Revolt along with 2 Packs of Kaldesh.
Two Aether Revolt booster packs per player will be placed into the prize pool. Any player who plays through all four rounds of swiss receives an Aether Revolt booster pack from the prize pool.

Preview the Aether Revolt cards here:

Register in store or online through Eventbrite:
Saturday January 14:
Midnight: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aether-revolt-midnight-prerelease-tickets-29679110017
Noon: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aether-revolt-noon-prerelease-tickets-29679160167
5pm: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aether-revolt-5pm-prerelease-tickets-29679198281

Sunday January 15
Sunday 6pm: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aether-revolt-sunday-6pm-prerelease-tickets-29679228371


Oath of the Gatewatch Pre-Release

by January 25, 2016

Magic the Gathering Oath of the GatewatchThe story that begun in Battle for Zendikar concludes in Oath of the Gatewatch.
You can get a sneak preview by participating in the Oath of the Gatewatch Pre-release. There are three flights  you can choose from:

January 16th – Midnight
January 16th – Noon
January 16th – 5pm

Preregistration is now open!

Earlybird Preregister* one flight $30
Preregister** for one flight $35
Preregister** for two or more flights $30 each
At the door one flight $40, $35 for each additional at the door flight.
*Earlybird Preregistration closes 6pm November 30th 2015.
**Preregistration closes Wednesday January 13th 2016 8pm.


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Battle For Zendikar Pre-Release this Saturday!

by January 15, 2016

Battle for Zendikar

The Battle for Zendikar begins this Saturday September 26th with the Battle For Zendikar Pre-Release!

There are 3 flights available:
Midnight (Friday Night into Saturday Morning)

Registration options:

Register for one flight before 8pm Wed September 23 – $35
Register for two or more flights before 8pm Wed Sept 23 – $30 Each flight
Register for one Flight at the door is $40.** (See Yam Fest Special!)
Register for two or more flights at the door is $35.

Yam Fest Special!

The St James Biz is holding Yam Fest in support of Winnipeg Harvest on September 26th. Bring a tin for the bin, and receive $5 off of your entry into the pre-release.


Each player who stays through the end of their pre-release flight will receive a Battle For Zendikar Booster.
There will be an additional booster of Battle for Zendikar per player put into the prize pool.


Magic Origins Pre-Release FAQ

by January 15, 2016

Here are the answers so some of the frequently asked question about our pre release:

Q: “I want to come for the midnight pre-release, but I don’t get off work until xx:xx, is it okay if I arrive late?”
A: Yes. However you will get to choose from what ever pre-release pack colours are available when yo
u arrive. You will also either have your deck building time reduced, or worst case scenario you will receive a first round loss.
(Deck building starts at 12:01 am, with the first round posted at 12:31)
This also applies to the Noon and 5pm prereleases.

Q: I want to come to the midnight pre-release, but how long will it last. What about Noon & 5pm?
A: No matter how many players, we are only doing 4 swiss rounds, 45 minutes each. Our goal is to wrap up by 4am.
Our Noon prerelease we are aiming to wrap that up between 4pm-4:30pm
Our 5pm prerelease we are aiming to wrap that up by 10pm. 

Q: What is the prizing?
A: There are 2 packs of Origins put into the prize pool for each player.
Any player staying until the end round 4 receives a booster, no matter what their record is. The remaining packs will be distributed among the top players.

Q: Do you still have space available?
A: Short Answer – Yes, plenty. If things are getting close to full, we will broadcast that through Twitter and Facebook.

Longer Answer – With our newly renovated lower level event area, we have an additional 32 on top of our previous 25 seats on the main level. 

Camel Up Canadian Pre-Release

by January 15, 2016

Join us on Saturday Oct 4 from noon-4pm for the Canadian release of Camel Up from Zman games. Camel Up is the 2014 Spiel Des Jahres Game of the Year. Everyone who comes down to the store and plays Camel Up between 12 and 4 will be entered to win a copy of the game. Draw will take place at 4pm and the winner will be contacted if not still at the store.