When will in-store events resume?

Hello patrons, gamers, and friends, As you may have heard, Governor Ned Lamont will further relax COVID restrictions on many businesses May 1 and nearly all businesses by May 19. 

We’re excited to get back to normal, but there are still some things that need to be in place before we can host in-store gaming again. In no particular order:

  1. CT Department of Health needs to provide guidelines for in-door entertainment venues (this actually happened April 21. I am reviewing)
  2. Wizards of the Coast and the Pokemon Company need clear Official Play for shops.
  3. My employees need to be fully vaccinated.
  4. Product needs to be available (Pokemon, Flesh & Blood TCG, Digimon TCG, etc)

At this time, I expect to host some events starting in June; however, as of now, there is no set date and it is subject to change. I’ll do my best to keep you informed.

Though more details still need to be worked out, here is what I know:

  • We will start slowly. Events only Fri-Sat-Sun at first. Then adding some weeknights later during the summer.
  • Store credit can not be used to pay for event fees.
  • Masks will be required. 
  • Food and drinks will not be allowed due to wearing masks. 
  • Events will have an attendance capacity (maximum number of participants), so online preregistration will be mandatory (no walk-in sign-ups – sorry).

I know these restrictions may take away some of the fun, but they are temporary and will be eased over time. Some more quickly than others. Soon, I hope, we will return to the level of comfort you have enjoyed in the past at Battlegrounds Gaming. 

We would not have been able to weather COVID shutdowns without your support. Thank you. We are looking forward to seeing you play here again soon.  

In the meantime, you can always come in to pick up something to keep you busy and entertained.  As always, follow our social media (links below) for further announcements and updates.

Magic STRIXHAVEN pre-orders are live!

Early release: April 16, 2021
This set, there are 2 products available during early release: Prerelease kits and SET booster boxes. Draft booster boxes will be available on official release.

Official release: April 23, 2021
Available on release date: draft boosters, collector boosters, bundles, & commander decks.

Remember: It is possible (though rare) to get 2 or 3 or even 4 rares in a pack.

Pick One of the Five schools of Magic for Prerelease!

For this set’s pre-release, choose which School of Magic you will represent:

  • Lorehold – is Red and White
  • Prismari is Blue and Red
  • Quandrix is Green and Blue
  • Witherbloom is Black and Green
  • Silverquill is White and Black

Each pre-release kit contains:

  • 5 Strixhaven: School of Mages Draft Boosters
  • 1 Strixhaven: School of Mages College Booster (R/M slot is from the Prerelease Pack’s college)
  • 1 foil promo-stamped R/M card from Strixhaven: School of Mages
  • 1 MTG Arena code card (in select regions)
  • 1 Spindown life counter

COVID Update

Recently, Governor Ned Lamont announced an easing of the restrictions on retail establishments regarding capacity and social distancing. While this is great news, we here at Battlegrounds Gaming want to set up the proper protocols before we resume in-store events. As you are aware, activities here involve patron intermingling for extended periods of time.  Once we have established the necessary protocols to ensure the health and safety of our patrons, we will start holding live events. In the meantime, we have started some online events to keep your game on.

Follow our social media for updates. We are most active on Facebook and Twitter, but also have Instagram and a new discord server.

12/27-12/30 Clearance

Greetings and Happy Holidays!
Inventory is coming and there are many items I’m putting on clearance so I don’t have to count them.
There’s a selection that you can find online (click the button below). There are also a few games I can’t advertise online and are only available on sale in store.

If you order online, there is no deadline for you to pick up. (Well, after 6 months I think it is considered abandoned).

We are closed Thursday, December 31 to do a physical inventory count.

Last day I will add items to the clearance sale is Tuesday, Dec 29.