Battle for Zendikar Pre-Release

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GameKnight Games hosts a pre-release event for the upcoming Magic: the Gathering release, Battle for Zendikar. This new set for the popular trading card game returns to the immensely popular world of Zendikar, where we met up with some characters both familiar and new. The land itself was awakened, and ancient beings called Eldrazi wreaked havoc across the cosmos.

Now, the Eldrazi are back, and with a vengeance. Will YOU help to defeat this multiverse-shattering menace? Or will you harness the power of these nightmares of reality and bring about the end of all things?

GameKnight will be hosting three different pre-release tournaments, and each will have a drop tournament starting after round 2 (more details below). Two of the tournaments will be held on Saturday, September 26th at the Churchill Park United Church (525 Beresford Avenue) and the third on Sunday, September 27th at GameKnight Games (see separate event).

Pre-release tournaments are run in a “sealed deck” format, meaning each player receives a pre-release kit containing multiple booster packs, and from only those cards builds their 40+ card deck for the tournament. Basic land is available to borrow. At the end of the tournament, you keep all of the cards from your kit. These events are amazing ways to try out the new cards, meet new people, and have a load of fun.

Drop Tournament: After round 2 of each main event, players will have the option to drop out of the big tournament and play in the drop tournament. Perhaps you lost your first two rounds, maybe your pool just didn’t turn out very well, or maybe your deck held all of your land hostage. Whatever the reason, the drop tournament gives a chance at a fresh start. Players receive a new pre-release kit, build a whole new deck from that kit, and play in a whole new tournament.

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Saturday, September 26th
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Location: 525 Beresford Avenue (Churchill Park United Church)

Flight #1 Main Event
Start: 10:00 am
Cost: $35.00 pre-registration, $40 at the door
Format: Sealed deck
Prizing: 2 packs of Battle for Zendikar will be added to the prize pool per player, distributed based on final results

Flight #1 Drop Tournament
Start: After round 2 of main event
Cost: $25 (with main event entry) or $40 at the door
Format: Sealed deck
Prizing: 2 packs of Battle for Zendikar will be added to the prize pool per player, distributed based on final results

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Flight #2 Main Event
Start: 6:00 pm
Cost: $35.00 pre-registration, $40 at the door
Format: Sealed deck
Prizing: 2 packs of Battle for Zendikar will be added to the prize pool per player, distributed based on final results

Flight #2 Drop Tournament
Start: After round 2 of main event
Cost: $25 (with main event entry) or $40 at the door
Format: Sealed deck
Prizing: 2 packs of Battle for Zendikar will be added to the prize pool per player

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Sunday, September 27th
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Location: GameKnight Games

Flight #3 Main Event
Start: 12:00 pm noon
Cost: $35.00
Format: Sealed deck
Prizing: 2 packs of Battle for Zendikar will be added to the prize pool per player, distributed based on final results

Flight #3 Drop Tournament
Start: After round 2 of main event
Cost: $25 (with main event entry) or $35 at the door
Format: Sealed deck
Prizing: 2 packs of Battle for Zendikar will be added to the prize pool per player, distributed based on final results

Pre-Order: Xia – Legend of a Drift System

Xia Box

Xia – Legend of a Drift system is a popular indy game created by Faroff Games featuring a true sandbox universe where players pilot their ships through space in search of missions, resources, fame and fortune. So popular, in fact, that it quickly sold out of its first production run, leaving many people without a copy.

We have just received word, however, that more copies will be coming through the pipe sometime in late September to early October, and GameKnight is now accepting pre-orders for copies!

Read on to check out this great game, then give us a call at 204-487-4263 to reserve your copy today!
Xia board

Xia: Legends of a Drift System is a 3-5 player sandbox style competitive space adventure. Each player starts as a lowly but hopeful captain of a small starship.

Players fly their ships about the system, completing a variety of missions, exploring new sectors and battling other ships. Navigating hazardous environments, players choose to mine, salvage, or trade valuable cargo. Captains vie with each other for Titles, riches, and most importantly Fame.

The most adaptive, risk taking, and creative players will excel. One captain will rise above the others, surpassing mortality by becoming Legend!

Xia Ships

Customize: Each player begins the game by choosing and customizing a Tier 1 starship. Invest all your money in engines and be a rapid, yet fragile, explorer. Put all your credits into an uber missile and watch other players flee in terror. Get a small engine and save space and credits to invest in buying and selling cargo. Or create a well rounded ship, ready for anything. In Xia, the choice is always yours.

Adapt: The goal of Xia is to become the most famous captain. Completing missions, besting ships in combat, purchasing higher tier ships, selling Cargo Cubes and claiming Titles are all ways that players can earn Fame Points. The best pilots will adapt to their surroundings, making snap judgments and changing plans on-the-fly. If you can think on your feet, you’ll do well in Xia!

Sandbox: The real fun of Xia is that each game will be different. There is no set direction of play, players may choose to be peaceful traders, fierce pirates, workers, miners, opportunists, etc. The game board is randomly laid out and explored each time you play. Players might choose not to explore at all, creating a tiny arena for swift and deadly combat, or explore all 19 sectors and have a large play-scape to exploit. It’s up to you!