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Updates and news about on-shelf or soon to be released items

Ravnica Allegiance Prerelease – Register NOW!

Ravnica Allegiance Prerelease

January 19th & 20th – 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 Ravnica Allegiance
  • 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!

GPT: Auckland and X-Wing Store Championship This Weekend!!


Get a leg up at the Magic Auckland Grand Prix by competing in these Grand Prix Trials (GPT). These tournaments award a two-round bye to the Auckland Grand Prix, giving you a head start on the competition with two free wins to start the tournament.

The format for this event is a Khans of Tarkir/Fate Reforged Sealed with a cut to top 8 Draft. GP Auckland is the same format so this is a great chance to get some practice in and maybe score a couple of byes!

This event is capped at 64 players to keep the day fun and fast, preregister in store or online to guarantee your spot!


Scum and Villainy is here! With the release of the following three ships on Thursday 26th they’re legal for the X-Wing store championship this weekend.


– StarViper
– M3-A Interceptor
– IG-2000

“Most Wanted” isn’t available yet and the converted Y-Wing, Headhunter, HWK-290, and Firespray won’t be legal for this event. If you’d like to play Scum and Villainy you may only use ships, pilots, and upgrades from the three expansions above.