Calendar

Jun
30
Sat
Lab’s Experiment: Century: Spice Road!
Jun 30 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Lab's Experiment: Century: Spice Road! @ Games Laboratory | Melbourne | Victoria | Australia

We are continuing our series of board game organised play events.
This time we will play one of the coolest, Century: Spice Road!

Century: Spice Road is the first in a series of games that explores the history of each century with spice-trading as the theme for the first installment. Players are caravan leaders who travel the famed silk road to deliver spices to the far reaches of the continent for fame and glory.

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 Century: Spice Road 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 Century: Spice Road! 

Rounds are 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).

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 30th of June!
Bring your friends!

Jul
7
Sat
Core Set 2019 Prerelease
Jul 7 @ 9:30 am – Jul 8 @ 11:00 pm
Core Set 2019 Prerelease @ Games Laboratory | Melbourne | Victoria | Australia

Core Set 2019 Prerelease!
July 7th-8th

Give your magic collection a Core!!!
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 Core Set 2019 Packs for participation!

Each prerelease pack contains:

  • 6 boosters of Core Set 2019
  • 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 45 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 4th July
to guarantee your place!

Plus, there are preregistration discounts on 6-Event tickets, Core Set 2019 Boxes, and Core Set 2019 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 7th of July:

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

Sunday 8th of July:

  • 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 Core Set 2019 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!

Jul
14
Sat
Core Set 2019 Draft Weekend
Jul 14 – Jul 15 all-day
Core Set 2019 Draft Weekend

Scheduled Core Set 2019 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.

 

Jul
28
Sat
Core Set 2019 Standard Showdown!
Jul 28 @ 11:00 am
Core Set 2019 Standard Showdown!

Just like our regular FNM 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 45 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?

Aug
4
Sat
Core Set 2019 Standard Showdown!
Aug 4 @ 11:00 am
Core Set 2019 Standard Showdown!

Just like our regular FNM 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 45 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?

Aug
11
Sat
Core Set 2019 Standard Showdown!
Aug 11 @ 11:00 am
Core Set 2019 Standard Showdown!

Just like our regular FNM 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 45 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?

Aug
18
Sat
Core Set 2019 Standard Showdown!
Aug 18 @ 11:00 am
Core Set 2019 Standard Showdown!

Just like our regular FNM 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 45 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?

Aug
25
Sat
Core Set 2019 Standard Showdown!
Aug 25 @ 11:00 am
Core Set 2019 Standard Showdown!

Just like our regular FNM 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 45 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?

Sep
1
Sat
Core Set 2019 Standard Showdown!
Sep 1 @ 11:00 am
Core Set 2019 Standard Showdown!

Just like our regular FNM 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 45 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?

Sep
8
Sat
Core Set 2019 Standard Showdown!
Sep 8 @ 11:00 am
Core Set 2019 Standard Showdown!

Just like our regular FNM 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 45 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?