Dragons of Tarkir Available Tomorrow – League, FNM, PPTQ!

Thanks to everyone who came to Melbourne’s biggest Dragons of Tarkir Prerelease! We felt the new system for distributing prerelease packs worked really well, if anyone has any feedback we’d love to hear it at mad_scientist@gameslaboratory.com.au

Apologies for not having the Tarkir Dragonfury dice-bowling-skittles-breathweapon thingo, it’s still somewhere in the Pacific Ocean. We’ll feature it at the first FNM after it arrives with promos.

This Friday 26th Dragons of Tarkir is released!
That means that FNM Draft becomes Dragons of Tarkir-Dragons of Tarkir-Fate Reforged and Dragons of Tarkir joins FNM Standard

Dragons of Tarkir Sealed League kicks off tomorrow, running for 4 weeks plus an extra Friday.
It’s $45 entry, which gets you a prerelease pack to build a deck with, each week after the first you can add a booster to your deck and rebuild it. Prizes at the end based on participation.

Saturday April 11th is PPTQ Milwaukee – a competitive Sealed event (4 DTK – 2 FRF) with the winner getting an invitation to the Regional PTQ in Sydney later in the year. Heaps of booster prizes with a reasonably flat payout, do OK and win some packs! Do really well and you get to draft in the top 8 to battle for a place in the RPTQ.

Buy List Updated!!

Buy list updated!

As always we buy far more than what is on the list, bring in some cards and we’ll have a look, you’d be amazed what you could get for cards you don’t even use. We buy full collections too.

Donations of basic lands (let’s be honest, you got them playing here and forgot to put them back :D) or old sleeves are always welcome and will receive a high five.


Dragons of Tarkir Preregistration Closes Wednesday!!

Dragons of Tarkir Prerelease

Just over a week to go!
The full spoiler is up now!

Preregistration closes 8pm Wednesday 18th March, do it now or risk missing out!!
Some of these events will hit capacity on preregistration alone, first in best dressed.
Preregister to guarantee your spot and get first choice of prerelease pack.

Prereleases are celebrations of the upcoming release of a new Magic set, anyone can play! They are a series of events run over one huge weekend! Each event runs for about 5 hours.
They’re a fun, casual way to try out and get a whole bunch of new cards and meet new people. They are also the only way to get hold of the cards from the new set before the release!

Each player gets a prerelease pack of six boosters worth of stuff to build a deck out of. Everyone’s on an even playing field, building decks from just the cards in your prerelease pack.

Each prerelease pack contains:

  • 4 Dragons of Tarkir booster packs – lots of new stuff!
  • 1 Fate Reforged booster pack
  • 1 Seeded Dragons of Tarkir booster pack containing just cards for your chosen brood/colour.
    It contains a special foil promo card you can use in your deck!
  • An awesome dragon’s breath spindown life counter

Preregister now!

Preorder by Wednesday 18th March and get Boxes for only $150 (down from $160 normally) and Fat Packs for only $55!

We’ll also have buy-a-box promos for the first orders.

More Info | Invite your friends on Facebook!

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New Season of D&D Encounters Soon!

The next season of Dungeons & Dragons? Encounters, Princes of the Apocalypse, kicks off soon!

D&D Encounters is an adventure running over a few months split up into 1-2 hour chunks from 6:30 Wednesday nights, you can jump in or out at any time, it’s ok if you miss a session.

Jump into the Games Lab Role Playing Games group and sign up to our email newsletter for details as it starts!
We’re looking for some more DMs for the next season, post in the group if you’re interested.


Winner of the Fate Reforge Playmat competition announced!

Games Laboratory is pleased to announce the winner of our Fate Reforged Playmat Competition!

Mariana Garcia created this full colour interpretation of the Shockmaw Dragon from Fate Reforged. The brilliant colour scheme and the fact that dragons are a central theme to the Fate Reforged set makes this an awesome addition to the Games Laboratory décor!

Mariana Garcia's Shockmaw Dragon Playmat

Mariana Garcia’s Shockmaw Dragon Playmat


Games Laboratory X-Wing Store Championships

Zach Gardiner X-Wing Store Champion 2015

Zach Gardiner – Games Laboratory X-Wing Store Champion 2015 with his plaque.

18 players turned out for our 2015 store championships today. The energy was great, lots of buzz and games getting played.

Big thank you to everyone who came along and played and congratulations to the Top 8 and most of all our store Champion Zach Gardiner (taking out his 3rd Store Champs)!

With Zach and Kirk already in possession of a bye the bye goes to the 3rd place taker Marcus Mailer.

Top 8 squad lists after the break!

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