War of the Spark prereleases and preorders

The newest edition of Magic the Gathering features Planeswalkers galore!  This set's spoilers have already begun and pre-releases are just around the corner.  With a release date of May 3, 2019 War of the Spark is going to have a huge impact on events.  Here is what Battlegrounds Gaming will be offering in the coming weeks!

PRE-RELEASES (April 27-28)

We have 4 events over the weekend of April 27 and April 28.  Each tournament costs $30 and includes 6 booster packs of War of the Spark and a special date-stamped foil promo rare or mythic.

Our Midnight event is now 3 rounds!  This will make things easier on the players and the staff.  The following prizes are for Midnight:
  • 3-0: 8 packs
  • 2-0-1: 5 packs
  • 2-1: 2 packs
The 4-round events (Noon, 6pm, and 2HG) have the following prize payouts:
  • 4-0 get 10 booster packs
  • 3-0-1 get 7 booster packs
  • 3-1 get 4 booster packs
  • 2 wins gets 1 pack
So come play in one of our events and sign up online here to reserve a spot.
Fri/Sat April 26/27 at Midnight
Saturday April 27 at Noon
Saturday April 27 at 6pm
Sunday April 28 at 1pm - Format is Two-Headed Giant

Sign up online at https://squareup.com/store/battlegroundsgamingct

RELEASE DAY DRAFT (May 3)

War of the Spark releases Friday, May 3 and Battlegrounds Gaming will celebrate with an FNM Booster Draft at 7pm.  Entry is $15 + tax and will run for 3 rounds.  All players with a 3-0 record will get 6 boosters of the new set and an FNM Promo.  Players who finish 2-1 will get 2 booster packs.  In addition, extra FNM Promo cards will be distributed randomly during the draft.

DRAFT WEEKEND (May 4)

If the release day draft wasn't enough for you, we'll do it again.  Saturday at 2pm. Entry is $15 plus tax with the same pack prizes as the release day draft (no FNM promos though).    

PRE-ORDERS

Pre-order booster boxes of War of the Spark and pick them up during pre-release weekend!  Each box purchased will receive the foil Buy-A-Box Promo card of Tezzeret, Master of the Bridge - not available in booster packs. Order now and get your boxes April 27-28.  Click here. Any other purchases will be available on release date of May 3, 2019.

Pre-release offer and pre-orders expire April 26, 2019  

Wingspan

Hello Gamers! Even though Wingspan has been a very popular game since Gen Con, it looks like not enough was printed and made available to retailers. Please email us to put your name on the list for when more become available (May be in April. May be in June).

Magic Standard Premium Tournament – March 2

Hello Magic Players! We're finally doing it! Battlegrounds Gaming is hosting a premium Magic standard tournament with significant prizes. Since the Preliminary Pro-Tour Qualifier system ended, there has been fewer big-ticket events in the area. We hope to add to the offerings Saturday, March 2nd, 2019. If things go well, we'll make this a regular monthly event.  Perhaps even alternate Modern and Standard. Continue reading

KeyForge Solo Play Tournament Feb 23

When:  February 23 at noon. Entry is $6 (bring your own deck) or $12 (use a random sealed deck which you keep) In a Solo tournament, each player uses the same single deck (that they either brought themselves or received at the event, depending on the format) for the entirety of the tournament. 4 Rounds (1 game) Time limit: 50 minutes per round Prizes 4-0: $20 store credit. 3-1: $10 store credit Other promotional cards will be given out as door prizes.

Keyforge Tournament Feb 9 at noon

When:  February 9 at noon. Entry is $6. 4 Rounds (best 2 out of 3 games) Time limit: 100 minutes per round Archon: Bring your own deck. Adaptive: Each round of this tournament consists of best-of-three matches. For the first game of each match, players use their own decks. For the second game, each player swaps decks with his or her opponent and plays using his or her opponent’s deck. If the third game occurs, players bid chains to use the deck which won both of the previous games. The player who brought the deck starts by bidding 0 chains, and then the players take turns outbidding each other until a player declines to bid higher. The player who bid the highest uses that deck for the third game (with their bid number of chains applied at the start). 4-0 players get a Keyforge Discovery Wormhole playmat. Other promotional cards will be given out as door prizes.

About Battlegrounds

January 13, 2016 is the start of a new era for Battlegrounds Gaming! Our new location at 362 Main Avenue, Norwalk CT will open with more space and more parking!  This larger space will allow us to run more events concurrently.  Keep an eye on our event calendar for more information.  Also follow us on Twitter and our Facebook page. July 8th, 2011 marked a new day for gaming in Fairfield County as Battlegrounds Gaming opened it's doors for the first time. We are looking to provide a place for fans of all genres of games to get together to share their favorite hobby. We have tables available for trading card games, board games, Warhammer & 40k, and role-playing games. For the Magic the Gathering player, we will have weekly tournaments for standard and booster drafts! Come to Norwalk, Connecticut and check us out! Easy to get to from I-95 or the Merritt Parkway (Route 15). Feel free to email us with questions, comments, suggestions, criticisms or praise. Look for us on Facebook by clicking the logo to the right.

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