The X-Wing Store Championship is here! Players will compete in a series of Swiss rounds followed by a playoff (top 2 or top 4, based on attendance). Cost is $10 per person.
Prizes for this event are as follows:
Champion: Store Championship plaque; card box for ship cards, upgrade cards, and tokens; first place certificate worth a first-round bye at one Regional Championship
Runner-Up: Card box
Top 4: Four acrylic range rulers
Participation: Thirty-two Ten Numb ship cards featuring movie still art.
We’re very happy to announce that we will be hosting a Grand Prix Trial Event for GP Minneapolis on Saturday, March 29th. This will be a Modern format event, with a $5 entry. Deck lists are required. Registration begins at 11am, first round starts at Noon. At least one booster pack will be added to the prize pool for each participant in the event. Local judge Ken Bearl will here to officiate.
Questions? Email us or call 763-689-5370.
This February, we are now adding Modern events to our weekly calendar for Magic players. Modern has been a growing format, and with the release of the Modern Event Deck at the end of May, we felt that now would be a good time to start promoting the format in the store.
For those unfamiliar with the Modern format, it consists of all cards released in a Core Set or Expansion Blocksince 8th Edition and the original Mirrodin block. This also happens to coincide with the opening of the Gamers Den (we opened our doors in September 2003, two months after 8th Edition released and just a few weeks before Mirrodin). So if you’ve been coming to the Gamers Den in that time you should have the cards you need for this format. As with their other formats, there is a Banned and Restricted list for Modern.
For the month of February, this will mostly be casual play as we get players familiar with the change in events, but as soon as we get enough players and interest, we will start hosting tournaments. We are also willing to bring back Modern events for Friday Night Magic, perhaps once a month, if the local community is interested. It also happens to be a happy coincidence that the Grand Prix Minneapolis event is May is Modern format, and we are working with our local Judge to organize a Grand Prix Trial before the end of March. Keep watching this website and our Facebok page for the latest information!
This weekend marks the pre-release of the next Magic: the Gathering expansion set, Born of the Gods. We have made some changes from previous pre-release events, and we want to make sure everyone is aware of them.
As we have done in the past, we are holding five separate events. All events are sealed deck format, and have an entry fee of $25 per person (the price includes tax). Each player will get one Born of the Gods pre-release “Destiny” pack. Each pack will contain 3 Theros packs, 2 Born of the Gods packs and 1 seeded Born of the Gods pack for your chosen destiny (which also corresponds to a color). It is possible to get a mythic God card in your seeded pack.
We are running three regular sealed events. The first will be at Midnight Saturday morning, the second at Noon on Saturday and the last one at Noon on Sunday. Please note this is a time change from the last few pre-releases. The Midnight event will be straight swiss, with prizes paid out based on player record. The Noon events will have playoff rounds.
We are also running two Two-Headed Giant events, one Saturday at 6pm and the other on Sunday at 4pm. Each player on the team gets a pre-release pack, and the team gets to build their decks from the contents of both packs. For all sealed events, you are not required to build a deck based upon the color you choose.
Prior to the Midnight event we will be having our Feast of the Gods pizza party! We’ll be ordering pizza from Pizza Hut and have chips, mini cupcakes and more for revelers to partake.
For even more details on the packs, head on over to the Wizards of the Coast site.
Today we got in our newest “Gamer Bling,” the d20 Dice Rings from CritSuccess. These are literally d20s that you wear on your finger and spin when you need to roll your die. They are very pretty, and we have multiple colors and sizes in stock. Better yet, they are only $19.99 each (plus tax, of course). There are also other “dice” types, and we can generally get them in on a special order in about a week or two (just depends if they are in stock).
We have a sizing tool to help you determine your size, and you are welcome to look them over (though it is recommended not to spin them until they have been washed) and try them on.
Yu-Gi-Oh! Day is this Saturday, January 25th. Cost is $5.00 per person. Each player receives an Astral Pack. Top 8 will receive a special Token card, and the winner gets a special playmat. Format is Advanced, straight Swiss.
February 1st & 2nd
February 1st and 2nd is the Born of the Gods Pre-release. The Gamers Den will be hosting 5 events, including a midnight sealed and two opportunities to play 2-Headed Giant. Pre-release kits consist of 5 packs of Born of the Gods and 1 color specific pack. Cost is $25 per event. For 2HG pick a partner or come and see if someone needs a second head.
We are kicking things off Friday at 11 pm with a “Feast of the Gods” pizza feast. Come early for FNM, have some pizza then play sealed.
11 pm – January 31st – Born of the Gods “Food of the Gods” pizza feast (free)
Midnight – February 1st – Sealed tournament, Swiss pairings only. Prizes awarded based on standings. $25
Noon – February 1st – Sealed tournament with playoffs. $25
6 pm – February 1st – 2-Headed Giant. $25 per player
Noon – February 2nd – Sealed tournament with playoffs. $25
6 pm – February 2nd – 2-Headed Giant. $25 per player