MTG: Zendikar Rising out 9/25/2020!

MTG: Zendikar Rising out 9/25/2020!

Coming on 9/25, the newest set from Magic the Gathering has arrived! Call us or send us a message on our Facebook page to pre-order yours with us today!

MTG: Commander Legends out 11/6/2020

MTG: Commander Legends out 11/6/2020

Firrst-ever Magic: The Gathering Commander set that is designed to be drafted. Due to production delays, the Collector Boosters will release 2 weeks later on November 20, but don\'t worry! We will still have the normal Booster Boxes available! Give us a call or send us a message on Facebook to claim your pre-order!

YGO!: 2020 MEGA Tin out 8/27

YGO!: 2020 MEGA Tin out 8/27

Coming in 2 weeks, we will be getting 18 of them so act fast! Give us a call or message us on Facebook to claim yours today!!

Godzilla Lands Are Here!

Godzilla Lands Are Here!

For $59.99, you can get the Godzilla Land Secret Lair for your collection! Beautiful artwork with stunning landscapes put Godzilla into the Magic the Gathering world for your own deck! Stop by today!

Pokémon Sword&Shield: Darkness Ablaze Here Now!

Pokémon Sword&Shield: Darkness Ablaze Here Now!

Coming out August 14th! This set has over 185 cards, dozens of Pokémon from the Galar reigon, 14 powerful Pokémon V and 7 enormous Pokémon VMAX! Call us or message us on Facebook for more information!

The Secret Neighbor Party Game: Coming Soon!

The Secret Neighbor Party Game: Coming Soon!

Based off the successful game Hello Neighbor and Secret Neighbor video games comes to you in physical form as an interactive and fun tabletop game for your group of friends! They take on the role of either one of the neighborhood kids, a treacherous neighbor, and even a secret neighbor. Coming soon to Checkmate! If you are interested in preordering with us message on our Facebook or contact our email at!


The Secret Neighbor Party Game

Your creepy neighbor has something locked up in their basement and it’s up to you and your friends to reveal their plot. You’ll need to use object you find around the neighbor’s house to locate 3 different keys. There is one problem though, some of your friends are villainous neighbors in disguise! Trade and cooperate as one of the kids or steal and deceive your way into victory. 5-10 players will take on a role of either one of the neighborhood kids, the treacherous neighbor or even a secret neighbor. If even one neighbor convinces the kids to let them use a key then the neighbors have won, so the kids must use all their deduction skills to figure out who they an trust! 

August is Learn How to Play Heroclix Month!

For the month of August, we are teaching you how to play some Heroclix! Come in and sit down with any employee to get a one on one tutorial and then get a FREE Heroclix figure! 


Thursday March 19th The Yu-Gi-Oh Local Tournament is cancelled per Konami guidelines. Keep an eye out for up to date information for as we get it.
Our doors are still open for shopping if you are looking for some board games or other activities to keep busy during the next few weeks.

L5R Organized Play Events!

We are hosting a 3 weeks of events for Legends of the 5 rings! 

Starting Saturday, November 30th @ 1pm, players may come out and play some causal L5R to get this seasons newest Promos! 

Event Dates & Times:

Saturday, November 30th @ 1pm

Saturday, December 7th @ 1pm

Saturday, December 14th @ 1pm


Hope to see you there! 


Win a $10 gift card for Checkmate!

Want a chance to win a $10 gift card for Checkmate? Vote for us for Best of Toledo’s in Gaming to be entered into a raffle! Post proof in the comments by taking a screenshot of when you vote! Use the link down below!

Drawing will be held December 17th, 2019 at 5 PM!

Yu-Gi-Oh! Day Celebration!

A day to celebrate all things Yu-Gi-Oh! 

We will be hosting a Yu-Gi-Oh tournament on November 23rd @ 1pm. It will run like our normal Thursday night tournaments, however the entry fee will be $12. This will of course up the prize pool! 

-1st place: Exclusive Playmat and Field Center
-2nd-8th place: Exclusive Field Center
-Everyone who plays at least 1 round will also receive 3 Mystic Fighters packs! 
-The person to have atleast 10 cards from the Mystic Fighters set as well as place the highest among those who meet the first requirement will receive an exclusive Mouse Pad!

Hope to see you there! 

Yugioh Holiday Charity Event!

On Saturday, November 16th @ 1pm, Checkmate will be holding the 2019 Yu-Gi-Oh! Holiday Charity Event. 


Instead of the normal $5 entry fee, participants will bring in 5 canned goods to play in the tournament! These will be donated to help the Cherry St. Mission !

Final Fantasy Opus X Pre-Release!

On Saturday, November 2nd @ 4pm, Checkmate will be having the Final Fantasy Opus X Pre-release event! 
Pre-Release kit contents:
9 Opus X Booster Packs
1 Exclusive Tidus Promo Card
1 Exclusive Sleeve Pack
Entry fee: $35

MTG Brawl Event!

Wizards of the Coast has begun officially supporting brawl as a format and have an event just for it! 

Saturday, October 26th starting @ 6pm, come in and play a game of brawl to receive a special Promo Pack just for playing! Its a day to try out the format and meet new people who also enjoy the format! 

For those who have yet to hear about this awesome new format, here is the gist:

60 card deck; Use one legendary creature or planeswalker that has all colors in your deck as a Commander,

Use cards only in standard rotation; Brawl has its own ban list with currently nothing on it. 

Only 1 of any card other than basic lands,

Start at 25 life for single-player, 30 life for multiplayer,

Free mulligan.

Its a free event just to get people started into the new format and we hope to have more in the future! 

See you there! 

Yu-Gi-Oh Chaos Impact Sneak Peek!

Attention Yu-Gi-Oh players!

The newest set, Chaos Impact is close to release. That means you have the chance to get the cards early! 

On October 19th, @ 1pm join us as we play games using the newest cards from Chaos Impact and get the chance to win a special edition playmat! 

Entry Fee: $20

Hope to see you there!