Checkmate Games Top 5 Holiday Gift Ideas

Checkmate Games Top 5 Holiday Gift Ideas

Cant seem to figure out what to get for your friends or family? Check our slides for the top 5 gifts we picked out for inspiration!

No.1: YGO: Maximum Gold

No.1: YGO: Maximum Gold

Is your loved ones a fan of YuGiOh? The newest TCG set coming out November 13th is a great addition to their collection this holiday season! Prepare to experience the unparalleled beauty and style with new Premium Gold Rares in Maximum Golds!

No.2: MTG: Commander Collection: Green

No.2: MTG: Commander Collection: Green

Coming December 4th, for those Magic the Gathering collectors in your heart comes a green themed box set for the holidays! These cards have been selected to showcase the things green mages love to do in Commander, and each one has been given brand-new art with loads of references to popular legendary characters. They will be right at home in your loved ones favorite green deck alongside their legendary counterparts!

No.3: Pokémon TCG: Champions Path Elite Trainer Box

No.3: Pokémon TCG: Champions Path Elite Trainer Box

Every Pokémon collector would be very excited to have this as a gift! The Champions Path Elite Trainer Box will equip you with the necessary tools to go on a journey worthy of a champion Pokémon Trainer. Whether you seek knowledge, experience, or an opportunity to enhance your collection with a stunning Charizard promo card, the Champions Path Elite Trainer Box is a prize worth fighting for!

No.4: D&D Minis and Dice Sets

No.4: D&D Minis and Dice Sets

Every Dungeons and Dragons characters essentials in quests are their miniatures and dice! We have a wide selection of miniatures to choose from to fit perfectly for their campaign. Our colorful dice selection is perfect for your favorite D&D nerd as having too much dice is never too much!

No.5: Mariposas

No.5: Mariposas

Have a board game fanatic in your life? The same people who made Wingspan has brought a new fluttering debut with their new game Mariposas! It is a game of movement and set collection that lets players be part of this amazing journey.

 

MTG: Commander Legends

On November 13th, Commander Legends begins its Pre-Release! This will be another take home Pre-Release due to COVID. 

Draft Boosters: $125.00+tax and individual packs will be $5.99+tax

Collector Boosters: $249.99+tax and individual boosters will be $25.99+tax

Commander Decks: $24.99+tax

YuGiOh Maximum Gold

The YuGiOh Maximum Gold box comes out November 13th and is chock full of awesome and needed reprints!

Striking Gold!

Premium Gold Rares are the ultimate evolution of the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME Gold Rares. Golden outlines and borders cleanly accentuate and enhance the art you love and add texture to the cards. Symbols like Level stars and Attribute icons shine like pools of precious molten metal. Premium Gold Rares inspire awe in the hearts of any Duelist who sees them, and Maximum Gold gives you the chance to add 52 of Dueling’s finest cards to your Decks as beautiful Premium Gold Rares!

Unseen Treasures!

New Premium Gold technology isn’t the only way Maximum Gold is going to make your cards look amazing. Six wildly popular monsters are getting brand-new variant artwork as well as the Premium Gold Rare treatment, including Droll & Lock BirdElemental HERO Stratos, and Apollousa, Bow of the Goddess!

In addition, a wide variety of cards will return as Rares, but since this is Maximum Gold, they’ll be appearing as Rares with gold lettering instead of the standard silver!

Each box will include 4 Maximum Gold packs with 7 cards each: 2 Premium Gold Rares and 5 gold-letter Rares.

The complete Maximum Gold set contains:
52 Premium Gold Rares
110 gold-letter Rares

They will cost only $30 a box, and with it, you can get either a Lost Art promotion or TWO OTS packs. Pre-Order and reserve yours today while supplies last! 

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! 

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!

GIVEAWAY!
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! 

https://toledocitypaper.com/best-of-toledo-2019

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! 

Prizes:
-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!