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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! 

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! 

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!

Throne of Eldraine Pre-Release!

When King Arthur meets grim fairy-tales, you get the newest Magic set, Throne of Eldraine! This is the first set since Core 2019 that we didn’t have ANY clue what it would bring. With all the surprises and new things coming from this set, it is bound to be a great time!

You will be given a Throne of Eldraine pre-release kit which includes; 6 Throne of Eldraine packs, a spin-down die, and a promo card from the set of the rare or mythic-rare variety. You will then build a 40 card deck from the cards you opened and basic lands that we will provide. Then the tournament will begin and you have the chance to win even more packs!

Entry Fee: $25

Prize Support: 2 packs per entry, given out to top 1/3rd.

We hope to see you there!

Commander Weekend!

The new Commander decks are about to release, and with it comes a tournament! 

The tournament begins on Saturday, August 24th @5pm!

This event is sanctioned by Wizards of the Coast to help promote Commander 19 as well as give you all some awesome prizes! 

Players will be placed in pods of 4 and given 70 minutes to play a game of commander. The objective of the match isn’t just to win, but to try and complete each achievement that can be found here. If you are able to complete the list, you will be rewarded with an official Promo Pack (While supplies last). 

Entry fee will be $40 due at sign-up. Along with that, you can choose which deck you want to use to compete with (while supplies last). That means you get the deck for a straight $40 as well as the possibility of winning promo packs! 

 
With this, Wizards is trying out a variant on Commander. Everything stays the same, except you will start with 3 legendary creatures in your command zone instead of just one! 

The event will be capped at 3 rounds. 

For those who plan on, or already have, reserved any of the decks, you may use one of your reserved decks for the tournament, however you won’t receive it until the tournament to keep things fair. 

We hope to see you there! 

MTG: Battle of the Guilds!

MTG MODERN special event hosted by Checkmate. August 17th at 6 pm.

Players bring two-color decks to represent a guild and battle against each other to prove their guild is the best! (Ex: Izzet player may play any unbanned modern cards but deck must be Red & Blue). Max 3 people per guild- Winning Guild Member gets a prize- and their fellow Guild Members also get rewards.

Feel free to send any questions via Messenger- including checking what Guilds have already been filled! Reservations at time of payment. (Guild slots max out at 3 players per guild to promote friendly competition.)

Prizes include
• SPECIALTY WINNER’S PACKS – 5 Promo foils (At least 1 multicolor promo of your guild, mixed cards of guild colors), and your Guild Gate
• Ravnica Block Booster pack for entering the tournament
• Single promos for representing your guild! Dress for success.

This tournament is $5 to enter and the swiss-style tournament. Rack up win points and help your team (and yourself) rise to victory!

New Yu-Gi-Oh Sneak Peak!

The newest set for the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG is about to release! With that, another Sneak Peek event will be held here at Checkmate. 

 

On Saturday, July 20th @ 1pm, Checkmate will be having our Sneak Peek for the newest Yu-Gi-Oh! set, Rising Rampage! Entry fee is $20 with payment due at sign-up. We have limited seating so come on in and reserve your spot today! 

 

The Yu-Gi-Oh! Sneak Peek is an event for you to come out and get the newest cards before anyone else. You will be given six packs of the newest set, this time being Rising Rampage, as well as an exclusive promo card. You will play casual games for the chance to win an exclusive play-mat as well! 

 

We hope to see you out there!