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!


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!

Introducing, Blogs!


We here at Checkmate want to communicate with our customers not just inside the store, but outside the store as well! That is why we are introducing Staff Blogs! We will keep you up to date on whats going on with the store, and answer any questions in the comments! 

We are still working out bugs so if you aren’t able to comment or see a post, please email us at so we can get that fixed! 

I’ll say goodbye for now but you will hear from me and the other staff members again! 

Happy Gaming! 


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! 

Help Checkmate support Cancer Research!

Use your powers- FOR GOOD!

Checkmate is teaming up with the American Cancer Society to lead the fight to a world without Cancer. And you can help! On September 7th, the Relay for Life will be held at Centennial Terrace, and Checkmate wants to be a big sponsor! We know the gaming community here in Toledo & Sylvania are good folk; let’s show everyone else! The donation jar can be found at the front counter of the store.

Every cent donated to our donation jar will go a long way- your spare change could save a life! Please, help us help others!