Mythic Odysseys of Theros out 7/21/20!

Mythic Odysseys of Theros out 7/21/20!

Come get your copy of the latest D&D book Mythic Odysseys of Theros with a double-sided, dry erase map AND coupon code to get a discount for the digital version of the book on D&D Beyond! Come get yours today while supplies last!

Heroclix: Fantastic Four Cosmic Clash Out Now!

Heroclix: Fantastic Four Cosmic Clash Out Now!

Come get your Fantastic Four Heroclix now! We sell them individually and in bricks!

YGO!: Rise of the Duelist 8/7/2020

YGO!: Rise of the Duelist 8/7/2020

We will be getting this set 8/7 and it will be limited to 12 boxes, so come give us a call or message us on Facebook to have one put aside for you! Act fast!!

Magic the Gathering: Double Masters 8/7/20

Magic the Gathering: Double Masters 8/7/20

A Masters Series like no other. Each Double Masters booster contains an additional Rare or Mythic Rare card plus a guaranteed two foils. Call us or message us on our Facebook to pre-order your box of Double Masters!

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 8/14

Pokémon Sword&Shield: Darkness Ablaze 8/14

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!


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!

Magic the Gathering Online Inventory!

Hello all Magic players! 

We know most people like shopping from the convenience of their own home. With that we would like to introduce our new Storefront for Magic the Gathering! 

We are now using TCGplayer as a storefront to sell our cards. Our store is currently in its “Beta” version as we aren’t able to upload our entire inventory to TCG just yet. 

Once we reach the time we can upload our entire inventory, we will take down our store for a few days while we input everything into TCG. After that, we will have a full functioning Online Store! 

All you will need to do is click the store tab on our website,, and it will take you to our store on TCG. Then, just put in the card you are looking for into the search bar and hit enter. Our store will still be a filter in your search if you used the store tab on our website so it won’t show anyone else’s inventory. You can also get to our store by searching a card normally through TCG, then clicking “Find a seller” on the left hand side of the screen and typing in “Checkmate”. 

We will publish another post when we shut down the store, and then when we officially re-open it with our full inventory! 

Thank you and play well with others!