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Dungeons & Dragons Meets Magic in Commander Legends starting June 3rd

Dungeons & Dragons storytelling meets Magic’s most social format in a new crossover multiplayer experience for the ages. Turn every Commander game into an adventure with iconic D&D characters and spells. And create your own powerful character from the ground up with the return of Commander Draft.

Prerelease Begins June 3rd

Check out the new set a week early at one of our prerelease events. For $25, players will receive a special prerelease pack which includes booster packs, a date-stamped premium promo card and a life counter.

Players will participate in a unique draft and play Commander matches.

Available for Early Sale During Prerelease Week

We’ll be offering an early sale of the following products during prerelease weekend.

Flesh and Blood ProQuest Season 2 – May 22nd

Join us for our next Flesh and Blood Trading Card game ProQuest event hosted on May 22nd. Players will go head to head in a classic constructed tournament. First place will receive an invite a Pro Tour invite.

We’ll have plenty of cool promos and prizes for top performers in the tournament.

  • 1x Pro Tour Invite – awarded to winner of each event (or the losing finalist if the winner has already qualified via another in-store ProQuest event).
  • 1 x Random Drop Gold Cold Foil – awarded to winner of each event
  • 8 x Fyendal’s Spring Tunic Limited Edition Sleeves awarded to the Top 8

In Addition, Cash Prizes will be awarded to the following:

  • 1st Place: $200
  • 2nd Place: $100
  • 3rd – 4th Place: $50
  • 5th – 8th Place: $25

Space is limited so preregistration is encouraged to guarantee your spot.

Legends of Time & Space Take Charge with Pokémon TCG – Astral Radiance

Travel back to a land of myths, legends, and wilderness as Origin Forme Dialga VSTAR and Origin Forme Palkia VSTAR shape the fabric of time and space! Decidueye, Typhlosion, and Samurott arrive as Hisuian Pokémon VSTAR, joining more Pokémon and Trainers from the ancient region of Hisui. Meanwhile, Shiny Pokémon reappear as Radiant Pokémon, with Radiant Greninja leading the charge in the Pokémon TCG: Sword & Shield—Astral Radiance expansion!

  • Over 180 cards
  • 3 brand-new Radiant Pokémon
  • 7 awesome Pokémon VSTAR
  • 19 powerful Pokémon V and 2 enormous Pokémon VMAX
  • 30 cards with special art in the Trainer Gallery subset
  • More than 20 Trainer cards

Build & Battle Events Begin May 14th

Check out the cards before anybody else at one of our Build & Battle tournaments. Players will receive a Build & Battle box including an 1 of 4 stamped promo cards, four booster packs, and a 40 card deck. Players will participate in a casual three round tournament using the new cards. All participants will receive three additional booster packs upon conclusion of the event, just for playing! Build & Battle Boxes are limited, so register for one of our events below:

Saturday, May 14th at 1:00 PM

Sunday, May 15th at 1:00 PM

Check Out Additional Astral Radiance Products Available May 23rd

Welcome to the Family – Streets of New Capenna Prerelease Begins April 22nd

Usher in the gilded age and the glitz of Magic: the Gathering’s latest set – Streets of New Capenna and join one of five power families vying for control over the city.

Prerelease Begins April 22nd

Check out the new set a week early at one of our prerelease events. For $30, players will receive a special prerelease pack which includes booster packs, a date-stamped premium promo card and a life counter.

Players will compete in a Swiss Tournament to win additional booster packs. One pack per round win will be awarded.

Available for Early Sale During Prerelease Week

We’ll be offering an early sale of the following products during prerelease weekend.

Additional Products Arriving April 29th

Introducing The Griffin’s Rest Store Championship Series for Pokémon TCG

We’re pleased to announce that we’ll be hosting an unsanctioned Pokémon TCG series of tournaments. Players can participate in monthly $5 tournaments to earn points toward their series score. In the months of April and August we will be hosting a larger event worth additional points with a $500 prize pool. Rankings will be displayed on the leaderboard through the duration of the series. At the end of the series in August, the top 8 players will be invited to play in a single elimination tournament to be declared store champion.

Prizing

Individual tournaments will feature their own prize pool.
Winner of the store championship will receive a sponsorship which includes:

  • $100 Store Credit
  • The Griffin’s Rest logo Playmat
  • The Griffin’s Rest logo T-shirt
  • We’ll cover your registration for the Regional Championship of your choice

How to Participate

A Limitless account is required to play. Sign up for a free Limitless account here: https://play.limitlesstcg.com/login

Series Details where you can register for upcoming tournaments and current rankings (once the first tournament concludes): The Griffin’s Rest Store Championship Series

Tournament Dates

  • March Standard Tournament – Sunday, March 27th at 1:00 PM
  • April $500 Standard Tournament – Saturday, April 30th at 1:00 PM – Register Here
  • May Standard Tournament – Sunday, May 22nd at 1:00 PM
  • June Standard Tournament – Sunday, June 12th at 1:00 PM
  • July Standard Tournament – Sunday, July 10th at 1:00 PM
  • August $500 Tournament – TBA
  • Store Championship FinalsTBA

Flesh and Blood ProQuest Takes Place February 26th

Join us as we kick of the 2022 competitive season for the Flesh and Blood Trading Card game with a ProQuest event hosted on February 26th. Players will go head to head in a classic constructed tournament. First place will receive an invite a Pro Tour invite.

We’ll have plenty of cool promos and prizes for top performers in the tournament.

  • 1x Pro Tour Invite – awarded to winner of each event (or the losing finalist if the winner has already qualified via another in-store ProQuest event).
  • 1 x Random Drop Gold Cold Foil – awarded to winner of each event
  • 2 x ProQuest playmats – awarded to finalists at each event
  • 7 x Random Adult Cold Foil Heroes – awarded to Top 8 players (excluding winner)

In Addition, Cash Prizes will be awarded to the following:

  • 1st Place: $200
  • 2nd Place: $100
  • 3rd – 4th Place: $50
  • 5th – 8th Place: $25

Space is limited so preregistration is required to guarantee your spot.

Kamigawa Neon Dynasty Arrives February 18th – Preorders Now Availabile

Welcome back to Kamigawa!

Prerelease Begins February 11th

We’re happy to celebrate the return to in store play with four prerelease events. For $30 (after tax), players will receive a special prerelease pack which includes booster packs, a date-stamped premium promo card and a life counter.

Players will compete in a Swiss Tournament to win additional booster packs. One pack per round win will be awarded. Any player going 3-0 for the tournament will receive a special prize TBA. Attendance is capped at 36 players per event so we have the option of early registration to guarantee your spot.

Available for Early Sale During Prerelease Week

We’ll be offering an early sale of the following products starting February 11th.

Kamigawa Products Arriving February 18th

VSTAR Pokémon Arrive in Pokémon TCG: Sword & Shield – Brilliant Stars (Now Accepting Preorders)

Overflowing with light, Arceus VSTAR descends from on high to share its celestial powers with other Pokémon V. Shaymin VSTAR, Charizard VSTAR, and Whimsicott VSTAR find themselves wielding awesome new VSTAR Powers, while Mimikyu VMAX, Aggron VMAX, and Kingler VMAX in its Gigantamax form boast tremendous strengths of their own. Discover glimmering constellations and start your journey toward stellar greatness in the Pokémon TCG: Sword & Shield—Brilliant Stars expansion!

  • Over 170 cards!
  • 4 brand-new Pokémon VSTAR
  • 20 powerful Pokémon V and 3 enormous Pokémon VMAX
  • 30 cards with special art in the Trainer Gallery subset
  • More than 20 Trainer cards and a new Special Energy card

Build & Battle Events Begin February 12th

Check out the cards before anybody else at one of our Build & Battle tournaments. Players will receive a Build & Battle box including an 1 of 4 stamped promo cards, four booster packs, and a 40 card deck. Players will participate in a casual three round tournament using the new cards. All participants will receive three additional booster packs upon conclusion of the event, just for playing! Build & Battle Boxes are limited, so register for one of our events below:

Saturday, February 12th at 1:00 PM

Sunday, February 13th at 1:00 PM

Check Out Additional Brilliant Stars Products Available February 21st

Play! Pokémon Team Challenge Returns for Season 3!

The Play! Pokémon Team Challenge is a virtual tournament taking place over the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online (PTCGO) in which players will represent their local game store in a four person team. The team will be selected via four qualifier events hosted by The Griffin’s Rest.

Who is eligible?

You are eligible to take part in our qualifier if

  • you are a Masters division player and were born in 2005 or earlier and
  • you are a resident of the state your eligible Play! Store located in.

How do I participate?

Register for any of our four qualifiers via RK9 labs and join our Discord before the first tournament. Players can participate in all four of our qualifiers, with the exception of the first place player from each prior qualifier.

You will also need to download PTCGO and make sure it is linked to your Play! Pokémon account.

Entry into any of these tournaments is free of cost.

Qualifier 1: Thursday, January 27th @ 7:00 pm: Concluded

Qualifier 2: Sunday, February 27th @ 7:00 pm: Concluded

Qualifier 3: Thursday, March 24th @ 7:00 pm: Concluded

Qualifier 4: Sunday, April 10th @ 7:00 pm: Register Here

Please note, you will only be able to register for Team Challenge Qualifiers with up to three different stores. Once you win a qualifier, you will not be able to compete in any additional (this is to allow each store to form a team with 4 distinct qualifiers).

Tournament Structure

Qualifier tournaments will be played within a single (Masters) division over the appropriate number of swiss rounds, followed by a top cut, as documented in the official tournament rules. The format for these qualifiers will be Standard. The winner of each of the 4 Qualifiers will secure a place in the Store Team.

The team Play-offs will be played over multiple weekends after all qualifiers have run (dates TBA) and will be played as single elimination between stores until a worldwide winner is determined.

Prizes

1st Place from each qualifier will receive an exclusive Team Challenge Playmat

Booster Pack prizes from the latest set will be made available for the top 4 attendees:

1st Place – 17 Booster Packs

2nd Place – 9 Booster Packs

3rd & 4th Place – 5 Booster Packs

Participants will also receive codes for PTCGO to unlock exclusive deck boxes and sleeves and additional Booster Pack prizes.

Stay tuned for more details as we approach our first tournament and visit the official Team Challenge website for additional information

The Griffin’s Rest Holiday Envelopes Return Thanksgiving Weekend!

We’re pleased to announce the return of our special Holiday Surprise Envelopes. Inside every Holiday Envelope is a voucher for a discount or gift card.

How to receive your Holiday Envelope:

Visit The Griffin’s Rest Thanksgiving weekend (Friday, November 26th through Sunday, November 28th) and you will be presented a Holiday Envelope with your purchase of $30 or more. Limit one envelope per person per day.

How to redeem your Holiday Envelope:

Return to The Griffin’s Rest any day between Friday, December 3rd and Friday, December 24th, 2021. A staff member will open your envelope for you and validate it. Discount vouchers must be used before December 24th, 2021. Vouchers for a gift card can be immediately exchanged for a gift card of the specified value. Gift cards do not expire. Do not open your Holiday Envelope yourself. The contents of envelopes that are open, torn or otherwise tampered with are VOID.

What could be in your Holiday Envelope?

An assortment of vouchers for discounts off your purchase or certain items ranging from 10% – 50%, free entry to certain events, free games or a gift card value ranging from $5 – $100.

What happens if you forget to return your Holiday Envelope by December 24th, 2021?

The contents are considered expired and may not be redeemed.

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