Calendar

Apr
21
Sat
Dominaria Prerelease
Apr 21 @ 9:30 am – Apr 22 @ 11:00 pm
Dominaria Prerelease @ Games Laboratory | Melbourne | Victoria | Australia

Dominaria Prerelease!
April 21st-22nd

Embark on a journey to the first magical Plane!!!
Invite your friends!

Prereleases are a celebration of a new Magic set. They are a series of events run over one huge weekend! Each event runs for about 4 hours.
They’re a fun, casual, low-commitment way to play with a bunch of like-minded Magic players, and get a heap of new cards!

Every player gets a prerelease pack, plus an extra 2 Dominaria Packs for participation!

Each prerelease pack contains:

  • 6 boosters of Dominaria
  • A stamped promo card, which could be any rare or mythic rare from the set!
  • Spindown life counter

You’ll build a deck from those cards. You’re on an even playing field with everyone else, making a deck from your prerelease pack instead of using one brought from home.

Build a 40 card minimum deck using about 23 of the cards from the prerelease pack and roughly 17 basic lands, borrowed from the store.

The event runs for three 50 minute rounds, each being a best of three games against someone who has won as many rounds as you.

To support a casual Prerelease environment, every player gets 2 boosters for participation, so you can play stress-free matches, experimenting with new cards without fear of failure.

As a little extra incentive for wins we’re also adding a random pick from our prize wall per match win. There’s lucky-dip rares, snacks, drinks, boosters and a few grand prizes to be won.
These aren’t coming out of any kind of total prize pool, they’re an extra thing we’re adding on top of the participation boosters to give a sense of achievement to well earned victories.

Preregister by 8pm Wednesday 18th April
to guarantee your place!

Plus, there are preregistration discounts on 6-Event tickets, Dominaria Boxes, and Dominaria Bundles!

Entry and Preregistration
Only $35 per event, or a $180 discount ticket preregistering for all 6 events for a single person!

We strongly recommend preregistering to guarantee your place in the event, preregistration closes at 8pm on the Wednesday before the prerelease!

Saturday 21st of April:

  • Single Player – 10am
  • Two Headed Giant (2HG) – 2.30pm
  • Single Player – 7pm

Sunday 22nd April:

  • Two Headed Giant (2HG) – 10am
  • Single Player – 2.30pm
  • Single Player – 7pm

Two-Headed Giant Events – (What’s that?)

Both the Saturday 2:30pm and Sunday 10am events are be Two-Headed Giant (2HG)!
Bring a friend and play together as a team!

In 2HG both players get a prerelease pack, then combine them into one big stack to build two decks from.
All the prizes listed above are per player, so both players get 2 boosters of Dominaria  for participation and a pick from the prizes wall for each match win.

To preregister for Two-Headed Giant, BOTH HEADS must preregister! It doesn’t have to be at the same time, but you both need to do it so you’re not left headless.

For rules questions check out the 2HG rules FAQ!

Apr
23
Mon
Pauper Weekly
Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm
Pauper Weekly

Pauper allows you to showcase the power of commons across the entire history of Magic. For the purpose of simplicity we will be using the Magic Online ban list.

Registration 5:35pm – 5:55pm for a 6pm start – $12 Entry.
3 rounds, each round you’ll be paired up with someone who has won the same number of matches as you to play a best of three match in 50 minutes.

Win a booster for every match you win!

Apr
24
Tue
Modern Weekly
Apr 24 @ 6:30 pm

Modern is a high powered format of cards from “normal” sets going back to 2003. With such a high power level it can be easy to get blown out of the water if you’re not prepared, so make sure you have an idea of the kinds of decks that see play.

6:30pm start, be here before that to register – $12 Entry.
4 rounds, each round you’ll be paired up with someone who has won the same number of matches as you to play a best of three match in 50 minutes.

2-2: $10 credit
3-1: $15 credit
4-0: $25 credit!

Apr
25
Wed
Dungeons & Dragons
Apr 25 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Dungeons & Dragons

Not just Wednesday, every day!

We run Introduction to D&D tables, starting fairly regularly. The tables are an introduction to 5th Edition and are ideal for anyone who has little or no experience of Dungeons & Dragons (or Role Playing Games in general), or for folks who have not played in quite a while and want a refresher before they jump in.

There’s also heaps of other tables playing ongoing adventures!

Check out details on our Dungeons and Dragons page!

Then, if you’ve got questions, ask away in our Games Laboratory Roleplaying Games Facebook group.

Support us in keeping the lights on and rent paid by contributing something to the store when you’re in.
Buy some drinks or snacks here, pick up the last D&D book you’re missing, or buy a few dice to donate to your DM. It all helps 😀

Wednesday Drafts!
Apr 25 @ 6:30 pm

Scheduled Draft at 6:30pm!
With 6+ people we’ll split everyone into pods and Draft!

$20 entry.

Everything you draft is yours to keep!
Win a booster as a prize for every match you win!

League@Lab (Wednesdays)
Apr 25 @ 6:45 pm – 9:45 pm
League@Lab (Wednesdays) @ Games Laboratory | Melbourne | Victoria | Australia

We are continuing our fantastic Board Game League! Now called “League@Lab”

The April and May League nights will lead up to the Victorian Board Game Championships held here at Lab over the weekend of the 26th and 27th of May 2018

Each week we will setup the League participants with a classic game to play. Everyone will play 2 rounds of our specially chosen board game. If you win both of your games you will get a gift voucher to spend on anything in the shop!

The games will be timed and at the end of the round you will take the final results. Even if the game isn’t entirely finished it will end when the time runs out – this is to make sure the league runs on time.

Entry fee is 5 dollars.
6:45 sharp start time.

The games for the next 4 weeks will be:
04th of April – Carcassonne
11th of April – Ticket To Ride
18th of April – Rummikub
25th of April – Catan

For the Board Game League we will not be teaching the games on the night, however, we encourage you to come in and use the store copies to familiarise yourself before the night so you can join in on the fun.

This is a fun and casual board gaming League, our goal is that everyone has a fun, relaxed time, and gets to play some awesome board games!!!

Apr
26
Thu
Legacy Weekly
Apr 26 @ 6:30 pm
Legacy Weekly

Legacy! It’s an awesome, skillful format, come and play!

Up to 30 neat and legible playtest cards allowed.

6:30pm start, be here before that to register – $12 Entry.
4 rounds, each round you’ll be paired up with someone who has won the same number of matches as you to play a best of three match in 50 minutes.

2-2: $10 credit
3-1: $15 credit
4-0: $25 credit

Weekly Brawl
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm
Weekly Brawl

Play the new and exciting format, Brawl!!!

Enjoy this beautiful cross between Commander and Standard.

For more details on the format click here!

Registration 6:35pm – 6:55pm for a 7pm start – $12 Entry.
3 rounds, each round you’ll be paired up with someone who has won the same number of matches as you to play a best of three match in 50 minutes.

Win a booster as a prize for every match you win!

Apr
27
Fri
Dominaria Sealed League
Apr 27 – May 25 all-day
Dominaria Sealed League

Dominaria Sealed League!

It’s a fun, casual way to play a bunch of Magic, running for 4 weeks (plus an extra Friday in the last week to wrap up).

Entry is $40 and you get a deckbox. Build a 40 card minimum sealed deck from 6 Dominaria Booster packs.

Each week after the first you can buy a Dominaria booster to add to your pool, you can rebuild your deck as much as you like, It’s never too late to join.

You can leave your deck here so it’s always ready to play!
You can play your matches any time, however Wednesday evenings and Saturday afternoons will be “league days”. If you are looking for matches, this is a chance to come along and find people! You’re welcome to use the Facebook event to try and arrange matches too!

The first 5 matches you play each week are scored towards your league count, with prizes at the end based on participation.
You can’t play the same person more than twice in a week to add to your score.

Everyone who completes all their matches and has added all their boosters gets 2 packs as a prize!

Ask for more details in store.

Friday Night Magic
Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Draft, Modern, and Standard! Details and times below!

– FNM Booster Draft –

Current Set Draft
Registration 5:00pm-5:55pm for a 6pm sharp start – $20 entry.
3 rounds, each round you’ll be paired up with someone who has won the same number of matches as you to play a best of three match in 50 minutes.

Everything you draft is yours to keep!
Win a booster as a prize for every match you win, plus FNM promo cards to players who win all their matches!

– FNM Modern Constructed –

Modern is a high powered format of cards from “normal” sets going back to 2003. With such a high power level it can be easy to get blown out of the water if you’re not prepared, so make sure you have an idea of the kinds of decks that see play.

Registration 6:05pm – 6:25pm for a 6:30pm start – $12 Entry.
4 rounds, each round you’ll be paired up with someone who has won the same number of matches as you to play a best of three match in 50 minutes.

2-2: $10 credit
3-1: $15 credit
4-0: $25 credit!

plus FNM promo cards to players who win all their matches!

– FNM Standard Constructed –

Standard is a format of approximately the last two years worth of cards from “normal” sets (i.e. not Commander, etc)
Registration 6:35pm – 6:55pm for a 7pm start – $12 Entry.
3 rounds, each round you’ll be paired up with someone who has won the same number of matches as you to play a best of three match in 50 minutes.

Win a booster as a prize for every match you win, plus FNM promo cards to players who win all their matches!