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Guilds of Ravnica Prerelease – Register NOW!

Guilds of Ravnica Prerelease

September 29th & 30th – Preregister now!

Come to Games Laboratory for the largest prerelease in town!

Meet old friends and make new ones!
Celebrate the new set and cards with a store full of like-minded people!

Invite your friends on Facebook to join in on the action!

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 way to play with and get a whole bunch of new cards, and to meet new people. Prereleases are the only way to get hold of the cards from the new set before the official sale date!

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.

The prerelease packs contains:

  • 5 boosters of Guilds of Ravnica
  • 1 Seeded Booster with only cards of your guild!
  • A stamped promo card, which could be any rare or mythic rare from the set!
  • Spindown life counter

The event runs for three rounds, each round being the best of three games against someone who has won as many rounds as you. Each players gets two boosters of the new set as a prize for playing!!

More details on the event page.

Two Headed-Giant (2HG)

For this prerelease both the Saturday and Sunday 11am events are 2HG!

Team up with your friend and play together as a team!

Trios Event Prizes!

As the fated day draws near us we wanted to share our prize milestones!

With 10 Teams the store credit prizes, based on swiss standings, are as follows:

  • 1st – $120
  • 2nd – $90
  • 3rd – $60
  • 4th – $30
  • 5th – $20
  • 6th – $15
  • 7th – $10
  • 8th – $5

With 20 Teams the store credit prizes, based on swiss standings, are as follows:

  • 1st – $170
  • 2nd – $140
  • 3rd – $85
  • 4th – $55
  • 5th – $45
  • 6th – $40
  • 7th – $35
  • 8th – $30

With 30 Teams the store credit prizes, based on swiss standings, are as follows:

  • 1st – $270
  • 2nd – $240
  • 3rd – $135
  • 4th – $105
  • 5th – $95
  • 6th – $90
  • 7th – $85
  • 8th – $80

For more info click here!

We hope to see you all real soon!

Team Trios Constructed

Team Trios Constructed

Each team will include 1 standard, 1 modern and 1 legacy players. Swiss rounds based on attendance with a Top-4 finish into the final rounds.

10:00am registration for an 11:00am start.

LIMITED SEATS – There is only space for 30 teams at this event, so register now!

Entry fee is $50 per team, prizes will be Games Lab store credits/packs. Deck list will be required at registration.

Invite your Friends!

Magic Weekly Tournaments Updates!

Attention Magical Warriors we are changing

our weekly Magic events!

We made some changes to standardise our starting times and we have reintroduced Standard on Thursdays!!!

The changes are as follows:

Monday

  • Pauper
    • Starts: 6:20pm
      • 20 minutes later

Tuesday

  • Modern
    • Starts: 6:20pm
      • 10 minutes earlier

Wednesdays

  • Draft
    • Starts: 6:00pm
      • 30 minutes earlier

Thursday

  • Brawl
    • Starts: 6:20pm
      • 40 minutes earlier
  • Standard
    • Starts: 6.40pm
  • Legacy
    • Starts: 7:00pm
      • 30 minutes later

FNM! 

  • Draft
    •  Starts 6:00pm
  •  Modern
    • Starts 6:20pm
      • 10 minutes earlier
  • Standard
    •  Starts 6:40pm
      • 20 minutes earlier
  • Speed Draft
    • Starts 7:00 pm

We’ve also changed our regular round time for all our events to 45 minutes which should be an interesting experiment!  

As a final note we are reintroducing the Games Laboratory Guarantee! Basically if you show up to one of our events with your deck, paid your entry, and we simply don’t get enough players, we will not only reimburse your entry in store credit as usual but we will add an extra $5 to your account. We want to reward our regulars for showing up to our events and we think this will reflect that, and perhaps incentivise others to show up!

That is all for now, for more news and updates subscribe to newsletter!

 

Upcoming Board Game Events: March!

We have some really exiting events coming up in the next couple of weeks!!!

They are all different to suit each one of your gaming needs!

Our League@Lab is well on its way check it out and join the fun every Wednesday!

Play as the big bad monster and destroy any hero who ventures into your dungeon this Saturday 10th of March  with Boss Monster!

We have TWO Learn to Play events coming up! First is Photosynthesis, try out your green thumb and grow the best of forests this 17th of March. 

Right after that we have Azul on the 24th of March. Azul is a beautiful abstract tile placing game, a must try!

Finally we challenge all our monster lovers with our next Lab’s Challenge: Monsters!. Play three monster themed games and reveal your true villain this 7th of April.

All of these events happen once a month so keep and eye on our Store Calendar!

Upcoming Board Game Events

For these upcoming weeks we have a lot of new and exiting board games to show!

Our Board Game League is well on its way check it out and join the fun every Wednesday!

Re-live the gangster life this Saturday the 10th of Feb with CA$h ‘n GUNS in this months Board Game Experiment!

Have fun and learn some new board games on Saturday 17th of Feb in this month’s Choice Learn to Play

 

Finally don’t miss out on next month’s Board Game Challenge: Settlers! this upcoming Saturday the 3rd of March.

All of these events happen once a month so keep and eye on our Store Calendar!

Big Board Game Announcement!

Because we love board games and we know you do too, we have decided to extended our range of Board Game Events!!!

Starting this month we will start hosting a Board Game League on Wednesdays.

Also, in addition to our Board Game Experiments we will now have a Board Game Challenge and a Learn to Play event where you learn two games! All of these events happen once a month so keep and eye on our Store Calander!

For more info follow the links below:

Board Game League

Board Game Experiment

Board Game Challenge

Choice Learn to Play