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Meet-Up Sessions downstairs@lab

  • Want to try out a new board game and your mates keep bailing on you?
  • Bored after work and don’t really want to go home yet?
  • Or you simply want to meet new people and just have a good time?

Well, join us every Wednesday from 6pm onwards downstairs@lab. We want to see more people playing games and we know it is hard to approach groups when you really want to join in. So, we’ve reserved a table for anyone to have a sit wait for a few players and start jamming dem games!

If you have any questions asked our friendly staff at the bar and they’ll sort you out 🙂

Quick Drafts join FNM!

We have modified our FNM 7pm Speed Drafts to be BestOfOne also known as Quick Drafts!

Here is the rundown of the event:

  • You will have 30 minutes to draft followed by 10 minutes to deck construct
  • Matches are Best of One, meaning the first one to win a game wins the round
  • Players get a Free Mulligan
  • You will still play 3 Rounds with 40 minutes per round
  • You will get a pack per win and of course, keep everything you draft

Make the leap from Magic Arena to Paper this Friday!

If you have any questions let us know 🙂

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!

Introducing Wednesday Commander Nights!

Commander is the biggest singleton format around. Play a truly unique format where you can customise you deck as much as you want!

$10 Entry – Play in pods of 4,
6:20pm onward,  pods will fire every time we get 4 players.
1 Round, 2 Booster Packs to the Winner of the Pod.
Plus 1 Pack to the player voted the most FUN amongst their peers.
No Time Limit.

Also every player will get a cool random promo!

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:


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


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


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


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


  • 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!

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