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Trading and Collectible Card Games

29 Dec 2019

We host weekly or less frequent events for Magic: The Gathering, Pokemon, and the Digimon Card Game. We do not host events for Yu-Gi-Oh!, Flesh & Blood, MetaZoo or other TCGs although players are always welcome to play those games on open game night, or drop in when there is space to play. See how to RESERVE OR HOST YOUR OWN EVENT at Games of Berkeley.

(Please CLICK HERE for important information regarding children's participation in events.) 

MAGIC: THE GATHERING

Friday Night Magic

When: Fridays beginning at 5:00 PM

What: We host a weekly casual Friday Night Magic group featuring unstructured open play with no format restrictions. Most people end up playing commander and some folks like to buy some packs and organize an impromptu draft. FNM at GoB is a great introduction to our MtG community! Join the Magic: The Gathering channel on our Discord Server by CLICKING HERE.

We also host a Pioneer Constructed Tournament every week beginning at 6:00 PM, using full Pioneer format rules and banlists. No proxies. $10 at the door. 3 rounds, store credit prizing ($15 3-0-0) ($10 2-0-1) ($8 2-1-0), with others promos often available. Join the Magic: The Gathering channel on our Discord Server by CLICKING HERE.

Monday Night Magic

When: Every Monday at 6:00 PM

What: MNM at Games of Berkeley is Pauper Constructed Tournament, using full Pauper format rules and banlists. No proxies. $10 at the door. 3 rounds, store credit prizing ($15 3-0-0) ($10 2-0-1) ($8 2-1-0), with others promos often available. Join the Magic: The Gathering channel on our Discord Server by CLICKING HERE.

Prerelease Tournaments

When: During prerelease periods following new set releases—see THE CALENDAR for more information.

What: Prerelease events are your very first chance to play with and enjoy the cards from a brand-new set. During prerelease events, each player receives a Prerelease Pack from which they will build a deck and plays in a casual tournament with prizes. We will normally hold 2-3 prerelease events during the prerelease weekend for each new set in standard rotation, including singles, two-headed giant, and jumpstart formats. For popular sets, more prerelease tournaments may be scheduled. Registration for prerelease tournaments will be available on the SPECIAL EVENTS/TOURNAMENTS page of our website. Prerelease tournaments are typically $30 per participant.

Store Championships & Game Days

When: Occasionally, when these event kits are available from WPN—see THE CALENDAR for more information.

What: These semi-competitive events are normally associated with new standard set releases and take place sometime during the play season of that set. They normally cost $15 for constructed formats and $35 for sealed deck format. Championships and Game Day registration will be available on the SPECIAL EVENTS/TOURNAMENTS page of our website.

Regional Championship Qualifiers

When: Occasionally—see THE CALENDAR for more information.

What: In Spring 2022, WPN announced to return of the MtG Championship Circuit with local game stores able to host regional qualifiers. Games of Berkeley applied and was approved to host a regional qualifier for 2022. Registration for Regional Championship Qualifiers will be available on the SPECIAL EVENTS/TOURNAMENTS page of our website. Ticket price TBD.

POKEMON

Play! Pokémon Afterschool Club

When: Wednesdays from 3:00 - 5:30 PM

What: Games of Berkeley is a Pokémon Company sanctioned Play! Pokémon league location with our own in-house certified Pokémon Professor. Each week our Professor will organize games, help with deck-building and understanding the rules of the game, and making sure kids can play the Pokémon Trading Card Game in a fun, welcoming, and safe environment. Registration is $5 at the door.

(Please CLICK HERE for important information regarding children's participation in events.) 

Prerelease Tournaments

When: During prerelease periods following new set releases—see THE CALENDAR for more information.

What: Prerelease events are your very first chance to play with and enjoy the cards from a brand-new set. During prerelease events, each player receives a Build & Battle box containing a preconstructed deck and then plays in a casual tournament with prizes. Registration for prerelease tournaments will be available on the SPECIAL EVENTS/TOURNAMENTS page of our website. Prerelease tournaments are typically $30 per participant.

DIGIMON: CARD GAME

DigiThursday

When: Thursdays beginning at 6:00 PM

What: We host a weekly casual constructed tournament every Thursday. Registration is $10 and includes x1 tournament pack and x1 booster pack of the latest set plus additional prizes that may change each week. Although you do not need a BCC ID, we will report scores to Bandai, and you can provide your BCC ID for scoring purposes. Join the Digimon channel on our Discord Server by CLICKING HERE.

Prerelease Tournaments

When: During prerelease periods following new set releases—see THE CALENDAR for more information.

What: Prerelease events are your very first chance to play with and enjoy the cards from a brand-new set. During prerelease events, each player receives a Prerelease Pack and x6 boosters of the latest set from which they will build a deck and plays in a casual tournament with prizes. Our typical prerelease weekend includes two tournaments of 24-players each in the early afternoon and evening on Saturdays during the prerelease period. Registration for prerelease tournaments will be available on the SPECIAL EVENTS/TOURNAMENTS page of our website. $30/ticket.

Store Championships

When: Whenever Bandai makes them available to host.

What: We will host nationals invitational qualifying tournaments whenever Bandai makes them available to us. Typically these are 16 person tournaments that are hosted on Saturdays. Registration for Store Championships will be available on the SPECIAL EVENTS/TOURNAMENTS page of our website. $20/ticket.

FINAL FANTASY

Monday Night FF Meetup

When: Mondays at 5:00 PM.

What: The Final Fantasy trading card game is a trading card game by Square Enix and Hobby Japan. Each player uses a deck of 50 cards, with no more than 3 copies of the same card. Each we we host a casual FF TCG meetup where players can play, test decks, and trade. In addition to a weekly casual option, the 2nd Monday of each month is Boss Deck Night where many players will be playing the Boss Deck format. On the final Monday of each month, we host Final Monday Final Fantasy Showdown, a more competitive tournament with prizes. Weekly casual play is $5 paid at the door.

HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICIES—Updated 5/15/2022

Games of Berkeley currently requires all event participants to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19— that's 2 Pfizer or Moderna shots, or 1 Johnson & Johnson shot, at least two weeks prior to the event. Please be prepared to show proof of vaccination when you arrive at the store; a photo of your vaccine card is fine. All patrons must wear a mask inside the store at all times.

We currently have a 36-person capacity total in our back event space, and an 8-person capacity in each of the side gaming rooms. If we are at capacity, we will unfortunately not be able to admit more event participants for event taking place in that room.

We currently require all event participants to wear N95, KN95, or KF94 masks while in the store. If you do not have one, we have a supply available in the event room for you to use.

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Please note that monetary transactions between customers is prohibited on Games of Berkeley's premises.

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