YGO!: Ancient Guardians OUT 4/30!

YGO!: Ancient Guardians OUT 4/30!

Give us a call or message us on our Facebook to claim yours with us!

YGO!: Ghosts From the Past OUT 4/16!

YGO!: Ghosts From the Past OUT 4/16!

History comes to life in Ghosts From the Past! This 132-card all-foil collector’s set bolsters 9 popular themes from the past, introduces 2 brand-new themes, helps you build some of the Decks featured both in this booster and in recent Core Boosters, and to top it all off, debuts 5 new Ghost Rares that’ll be must-haves for your collection!

Board game Hotness Report!

Board game Hotness Report!

Bored and have no idea what board games to play? Courtesy to Mikeyo, we bring to you the Board Game Hotness Report! Informing you with the latest and greatest board games to add in your collection. If you are interested in anything on the hotness list, it also shows if we plan on getting it or we have it in our store already, so go check it out!!

MTG Strixhaven OUT 4/23!

MTG Strixhaven OUT 4/23!

The latest set for Magic: The Gathering is just around the corner and it’s all about proving which wizarding school is superior. Set on the plane of Arcavios, Strixhaven revolves around five different colleges that are tied to a different color pairing. Similar to Ravnica, each group specifically revolves around certain themes and playstyles. Call or message us on our facebook page to claim yours! More information about Strixhaven coming soon.

D&D: Van Richtens Guide to Ravenloft OUT 5/18!

D&D: Van Richtens Guide to Ravenloft OUT 5/18!

Van Richtens Guide to Ravenloft contains everything you need to craft a horror-themed campaign for Dungeons & Dragons. Unleash a treasure trove of new story hooks, character options, and campaign customization to bring one of the most exciting Dungeons & Dragons settings to life! Call in or leave us a message on our Facebook to pre-order yours today! Normal and Alternative covers available.

Everdell OUT 4/16

Everdell OUT 4/16

Within the charming valley of Everdell, beneath the boughs of towering trees, among meandering streams and mossy hollows, a civilization of forest critters is thriving and expanding. From Everfrost to Bellsong, many a year have come and gone, but the time has come for new territories to be settled and new cities established. You will be the leader of a group of critters intent on just such a task. There are buildings to construct, lively characters to meet, events to host—you have a busy year ahead of yourself. Will the sun shine brightest on your city before the winter moon rises?

New Year New Checkmate Games Expansion!

New Year New Checkmate Games Expansion!

Recently we just expanded our store for bigger and better! It is still a work in progress, but we would love for you all to come in and see our new expansion. Hopefully soon once Covid restrictions are lenient we will have tournaments and in-person gaming at our tables again!



Since January I’ve been keeping track of Board Game Geek Hotness report.  I would compile data from information about the games, videos with reviews and play throughs, and if the games on the list can be ordered from our vendors.  Up to now the list stayed at the counter for reference.  Below is a link to the report to let you know what games people are excited about and are playing.  It’ll also let you know if it is possible for us to get a copy for you.

The report is updated weekly and I hope it serves you well.  Please let us know what you are excited about and if there is anything we can do for you.






Checkmate’s January 23th Newsletter

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MTG: Kaldheim

Coming February 5th! This set is a top-down Norse mythology-inspired set; Magic’s take on what a world inspired by Vikings might look like.This set contains 285 regular cards (10 basic lands) and includes randomly inserted premium versions of all cards!

Pre-Release Kits: $25.00

Draft Boosters: $99.99+Tax /$3.99 per individual pack

Set Boosters: $125.00+Tax/$4.99 per individual pack

Collector Boosters: $250.00+Tax/$24.99 per individual pack



Checkmate’s December 20th Newsletter


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!

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!