War of the Spark Prerelease

April 27, 2019 @ 12:00 am – April 28, 2019 @ 10:30 pm
Games Laboratory
328 Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
War of the Spark Prerelease @ Games Laboratory | Melbourne | Victoria | Australia

War of the Spark Prerelease!
April 27th & 28th

Rally your ranks!!!
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 War of the Spark Packs for participation!

Each pack contains:

  • 6 boosters of War of the Spark (1 planeswalker guarantee in each pack!!!)
  • 2 stamped promo cards, one random rare or mythic from the set and one random planeswalker from the 36 announced!
  • 1 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 24th of April
to guarantee your place!

Plus, there are preregistration discounts on War of the Spark Boxes, and War of the Spark Bundles!

Entry and Preregistration: only $35 per event!

We strongly recommend preregistering to guarantee your place in the event, preregister by Wednesday before the prerelease!

Friday 26th of April:

  • THE RETURN OF THE MIDNIGHT EVENT – Single Player – 12:00am

Saturday 27th of April:

  • Two Headed Giant (2HG)- 11:00am
  • NEW EVENT @downstairslab, THE “LUNCH-TIME-BUT-PLAY-MAGIC-ANYWAY” or LTBPMA – Single Player – 12:00pm
  • Single Player – 3:00pm
  • Single Player – 7:00pm

Sunday 28th of April:

  • Two Headed Giant (2HG) – 11:00am
  • NEW EVENT @downstairslab, THE “LUNCH-TIME-BUT-PLAY-MAGIC-ANYWAY” or LTBPMA – Single Player – 12:00pm
  • Single Player – 3:00pm
  • Single Player – 7:00pm


Be one of the first people in the world (Australia baby) to grab the cards from this exciting new set! To allow a decent sleep schedule and to keep everyone fresh, this event will be a one&done. That means there will be only one (but amazing) round. The guaranteed 2 boosters prize remain. We will have some cool give away as well!


We are very excited to present two brand new events join the gameslab prerelease family! Both Saturday and Sunday mornings, our beloved refugee, downstairs@lab, is running a single player event starting at 12:00pm. Come hang out and share some wonderful magic games while lunching!


Both the Saturday and Sunday 11:00am events are 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 Ravnica Allegiance 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!