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
28
Sat
Dominaria Draft Weekend
Apr 28 – Apr 29 all-day
Dominaria Draft Weekend

Scheduled Dominaria Draft on both Saturday and Sunday of release weekend!
Everyone who plays gets the draft weekend foil promo!*

  • 2pm Saturday
  • Midday Sunday

Drafting in pods!

$20 entry

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

*while stocks last, but we have a bunch.

 

Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier – Atlanta – Dominaria Sealed!
Apr 28 @ 10:30 am
Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier - Atlanta - Dominaria Sealed!

The Fact Sheet for this season isn’t out yet, but it should be identical to the previous PPTQ fact sheets.

It’s Dominaria! Play the new format for release weekend. So celebrate the release in a fun and competitive tournament

$50 Entry.
Each player receives 6 boosters of Dominaria to build a deck from.

Registration 10:30-10:55 for a 11:00 sharp start, late players will receive penalties.
Please note the start time, starting a little earlier for Sealed so we can wrap up at a reasonable hour.

Battle for an RPTQ Atlanta invite, and booster prizes based on swiss finish!
Swiss rounds with a cut to top 8 draft.

Anyone can play!  (unless you’re already qualified for the Pro Tour or have already won a PPTQ for this season, in which case; congrats!!)

4X Planeswalker point multiplier

Check out our Competitive Event info page for more helpful tips.

May
5
Sat
Lab’s Experiment: Ticket to Ride!
May 5 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Lab's Experiment: Ticket to Ride! @ Games Laboratory | Melbourne | Victoria | Australia

We are continuing our series of board game organised play events.
This time we will play an all time classic Ticket to Ride!

Players collect cards of various types of train cars they then use to claim railway routes in North America. The longer the routes, the more points they earn. Additional points come to those who fulfill Destination Tickets – goal cards that connect distant cities; and to the player who builds the longest continuous route. So hop in and enjoy the ride (get it cause Ticket to Ride).

There’ll be a learn-to-play session at the start from one of our experienced board gamers.
Anyone can play, even if you haven’t tried Ticket to Ride before!

After learning to play, there’ll be two rounds with random players. At the end of every round, there’ll be a chance to vote for the friendliest and most strategic players, and chances to win copies of Ticket to Ride!

We’ve made a couple of changes as well! Rounds will now be timed, so even if the game isn’t entirely finished it will end when the time runs out – this is to make sure the event runs on time (don’t worry we will give you plenty of time). Given the timed rounds we’ve also modified the starting time, this way you will get to sleep in a little longer!

Board Game Event Schedule

Learn to Play Session – 1:30 pm

Round 1 – 2:00 pm

Round 2 – 3:00 pm

Approximate Finish Time – 4:00 pm

$10 Entry

We hope to see you all here Saturday 5th of May!
Bring your friends!

May
12
Sat
Dominaria Standard Showdown!
May 12 @ 11:00 am
Dominaria Standard Showdown!

Just like our regular Thursday night Standard, but with Standard Showdown boosters made by Wizards.

Standard is a format of approximately the last two years worth of cards from “normal” sets (i.e. not Commander, etc)
Registration 10:00am – 10:55am for an 11am 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, this includes the Standard Showdown booster.

We’ll focusing on participation first to try and spread them as widely as possible.

Each booster contains:

  • 2 rare or mythic rare cards from a currently legal Standard set
  • 1 premium basic land
  • 1 premium card of any rarity from a currently legal Standard set

We’re running seven standard showdown events, all on Saturdays. There’s a draft after each one, starting at 2pm.

What is standard?

Lab’s Experiment: Kaiju Crush!
May 12 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Lab's Experiment: Kaiju Crush! @ Games Laboratory | Melbourne | Victoria | Australia

We are continuing our series of board game organised play events.
This time we will play Kaiju Crush!

Giant monsters have gathered to determine which Kaiju is supreme! Crush buildings for points through limited grid movement. Earn bonuses and extra points for each building crushed. When another monster is nearby, fight!

Use brains and brawn to claw your way to victory!!! This is Kaiju Crush!

There’ll be a learn-to-play session at the start from one of our experienced board gamers.
Anyone can play, even if you haven’t tried Kaiju Crush before!

After learning to play, there’ll be two rounds with random players. At the end of every round, there’ll be a chance to vote for the friendliest and most strategic players, and chances to win copies of Kaiju Crush!

We’ve made a couple of changes as well! Rounds will now be timed, so even if the game isn’t entirely finished it will end when the time runs out – this is to make sure the event runs on time (don’t worry we will give you plenty of time). Given the timed rounds we’ve also modified the starting time, this way you will get to sleep in a little longer!

Board Game Event Schedule

Learn to Play Session – 1:30 pm

Round 1 – 2:00 pm

Round 2 – 3:00 pm

Approximate Finish Time – 4:00 pm

$10 Entry

We hope to see you all here Saturday 12th of May!
Bring your friends!

May
19
Sat
Dominaria Standard Showdown!
May 19 @ 11:00 am
Dominaria Standard Showdown!

Just like our regular Thursday night Standard, but with Standard Showdown boosters made by Wizards.

Standard is a format of approximately the last two years worth of cards from “normal” sets (i.e. not Commander, etc)
Registration 10:00am – 10:55am for an 11am 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, this includes the Standard Showdown booster.

We’ll focusing on participation first to try and spread them as widely as possible.

Each booster contains:

  • 2 rare or mythic rare cards from a currently legal Standard set
  • 1 premium basic land
  • 1 premium card of any rarity from a currently legal Standard set

We’re running seven standard showdown events, all on Saturdays. There’s a draft after each one, starting at 2pm.

What is standard?

Lab’s Experiment: Rummikub!
May 19 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Lab's Experiment: Rummikub! @ Games Laboratory | Melbourne | Victoria | Australia

We are continuing our series of board game organised play events.
This time we will play Rummikub!

In Rummukub you try to get rid of all your tiles by forming numbers into runs of 3 tiles or more, or 3 to 4 of a kind. The colors of the numbers on the tiles are like card suits. This game may start rather uneventfully, but when the players start putting more and more tiles in play, the options for your upcoming turns can become more complex, challenging, and exciting.

There’ll be a learn-to-play session at the start from one of our experienced board gamers.
Anyone can play, even if you haven’t tried Rummikub before!

After learning to play, there’ll be two rounds with random players. At the end of every round, there’ll be a chance to vote for the friendliest and most strategic players, and chances to win copies of Rummikub!

We’ve made a couple of changes as well! Rounds will now be timed, so even if the game isn’t entirely finished it will end when the time runs out – this is to make sure the event runs on time (don’t worry we will give you plenty of time). Given the timed rounds we’ve also modified the starting time, this way you will get to sleep in a little longer!

Board Game Event Schedule

Learn to Play Session – 1:30 pm

Round 1 – 2:00 pm

Round 2 – 3:00 pm

Approximate Finish Time – 4:00 pm

$10 Entry

We hope to see you all here Saturday 19th of May!
Bring your friends!

May
26
Sat
Dominaria Standard Showdown!
May 26 @ 11:00 am
Dominaria Standard Showdown!

Just like our regular Thursday night Standard, but with Standard Showdown boosters made by Wizards.

Standard is a format of approximately the last two years worth of cards from “normal” sets (i.e. not Commander, etc)
Registration 10:00am – 10:55am for an 11am 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, this includes the Standard Showdown booster.

We’ll focusing on participation first to try and spread them as widely as possible.

Each booster contains:

  • 2 rare or mythic rare cards from a currently legal Standard set
  • 1 premium basic land
  • 1 premium card of any rarity from a currently legal Standard set

We’re running seven standard showdown events, all on Saturdays. There’s a draft after each one, starting at 2pm.

What is standard?

Jun
2
Sat
Dominaria Standard Showdown!
Jun 2 @ 11:00 am
Dominaria Standard Showdown!

Just like our regular Thursday night Standard, but with Standard Showdown boosters made by Wizards.

Standard is a format of approximately the last two years worth of cards from “normal” sets (i.e. not Commander, etc)
Registration 10:00am – 10:55am for an 11am 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, this includes the Standard Showdown booster.

We’ll focusing on participation first to try and spread them as widely as possible.

Each booster contains:

  • 2 rare or mythic rare cards from a currently legal Standard set
  • 1 premium basic land
  • 1 premium card of any rarity from a currently legal Standard set

We’re running seven standard showdown events, all on Saturdays. There’s a draft after each one, starting at 2pm.

What is standard?