Sealed RIX PPTQ – Feb 3, 2018

Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifiers (PPTQs) are the first step for players on their path to the Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour. By winning a Preliminary PTQ, you will qualify for that season’s Regional Pro Tour Qualifier (RPTQ).

Format: SEALED RIVALS OF IXALAN – REL competitive
Swiss rounds based on attendance with cut to top 8 booster draft
Registration: 10 am
Deckbuiling: 11 am
Entry: $40.00

Prizes for up to 32 players:
1st place: $140 + invite to RPTQ
2nd place: $70
3rd 4th: $35 each
5th-8th: $15 each

Prizes for 33+
1st place: $160 + invite to RPTQ
2nd: $80
3rd & 4th: $40 each
5th-8th: $20 each
** Record matches 8th place but did not make top 8 = 3 RIX booster packs.

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Rivals of Ixalan Prerelease and Pre-orders

Participate in any of our FOUR prerelease events January 13-14, 2018:

  • Midnight – Friday night into Saturday
  • Noon – Saturday
  • 6pm – Saturday
  • 2HG – Sunday at 1pm

Registration closes 10 minutes before the event.
Arrive early so we can start on time!

Entrance fee is $30 and includes a prerelease kit which contains:

  • 4 Rivals of Ixalan booster packs
  • 2 Ixalan booster packs
  • Randomized date-stamped premium promo card
  • Spindown life counter

Each event will run 4 rounds with Rivas of Ixalan booster packs as prize payouts.  Players who achieve a 4-0 record receive 10 booster packs, 3-0-1 get 7 boosters, 3-1 get 4 boosters. Any player with 2 wins gets 1 booster pack.

Sign up in store or online to reserve a seat!

 RIVALS OF IXALAN Preorders!
Release date is January 19, 2018
  • Booster Box: $100
  • Bundle (Fat Pack): $35
  • Combo – 1 booster box + 1 bundle: $130

Those of you who purchase a Booster Box or Combo will also receive the Buy-A-Box foil

Pay in store or online here.

Holiday Hours

Please note our hours during the holidays:
Dec 23 – 11am to 6pm.
Dec 24 – 11am to 4pm.
Dec 25 – closed
Dec 30 – 11am to 7pm (Magic Store Championship event)
Dec 31 – 11am to 6pm
Jan 1 – Noon – TBD (closing time will be announced shortly)

Have a great holiday season!

Dec 30 Magic Store Championship

Magic Store Championship replaces Game Day.
Battlegrounds Gaming will run an Ixalan Sealed event on December 30, 2017 for only $25.
Open at 11am.  Deckbuilding starts at noon.
Format will be 4-5 rounds of swiss with a top-8 booster draft.

First place will get this playmat with a map of the Ixalan Plane.

First place will get this playmat with a map of the Ixalan Plane.

Each player who makes the top 8 will receive an exclusive deck box.

Members of the top 8 will receive an exclusive deck box.

Every player will receive a full-art foil promo card!

Every player will receive a full-art foil promo card!

Magic Unstable

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It’s been 13 years since the last “UN-set” was released for Magic the Gathering.  Wizards of the Coast is doing it again with UNstable.

Unstable contains “216-ish” cards (5 basic land, 74 common, 75 uncommon, 51 rare, and 11 mythic rare) and 20 foil tokens, and includes randomly inserted foil versions of all cards.

Release date: December 8, 2017
Be sure to join our Friday Night Magic booster draft at 7pm!
On-Demand drafts December 9!  Each player Saturday will get a foil Earl of Squirrel card for particpating.
indexPre-order booster boxes here until Dec 4, 2017.