Alternate Universes


Sleeves, Discord, and Ikoria and Commander 2020 preorders! Oh my!

The following Ikoria and Commander 2020 products are now available for preorder!

  • Ikoria booster box: $105 (receive 1 Godzilla Buy-a-Box promo)
  • Ikoria booster case: $600 (receive 6 Godzilla Buy-a-Box promos)
  • Ikoria bundle: $44.99
  • Ikoria prerelease kit: $30 (includes 2 additional draft boosters)
  • Commander 2020 decks: $39.99
  • Set of 5 Commander 2020 decks: $175 (receive 1 random Promo Pack)

All preorders will be shipped to you for FREE on the release date of May 15th! (If we are allowed to re-open our stores by then, in-store pickup will be an option.)

(Please note: Preorders must be paid in full at time of purchase. Store credit (online or in-store) may not be used to pay for preorder products. Buy-a-Box promos and Promo Packs available while supplies last.)

In addition, an assortment of Ultimate Guard and Dragon Shield products (including the hopefully soon-to-be-relatively-famous Random Color option) are now available for purchase online! Click here!

Last, but certainly not least, Alternate Universes now has our own Discord server! Click here or scan the QR code below to join us! See you there!

AU Discord Server

Assorted TCG sealed products now available for purchase!

We have started migrating our in-store sealed product inventory to the online store. Pricing is the same both in-store and online. All orders will be shipped to you for FREE!

Included are the following NEW RELEASES!

  • Yu-Gi-Oh: Secret Slayers booster boxes and individual booster packs
  • Magic: 2020 Challenger Decks, available for purchase individually or as a complete set (with discount)

In addition, most sealed product purchases qualify for bonus items! Some examples:

  • Magic booster boxes: One random nonfoil promo pack included with each box purchased. One random FOIL promo pack included for every two boxes purchased!
  • Yu-G-Oh booster boxes: One Lost Art Edge Imp Sabres included with each purchase!
  • Pokemon booster boxes: Two random GXs included with each box purchased!

Other sealed products also include bonuses. Click on an item's Description to see any included bonuses.

(all bonuses subject to availability)

More sealed products (and plenty of other items) are coming soon!

Thank you so much for your continued support! We hope to see all of you in-store again soon!

- Alternate Universes staff

In-store credit now accepted for online purchases!

Story time!

As many of you know our online store uses different software than our in-store POS. Unfortunately, the two systems are not compatible.

The original method to "use credit online" was to opt for in-store pickup then pay with your gift card when you get to the store. Easy peasy.

The indefinite closure of our stores required us to come up with another way to use your in-store credit online.

The first method we came up with (contacting us with a request to convert your in-store credit to online store credit) works but is obviously not ideal. By the time we're able to convert your credit, the products you were interested in might have sold. That's not good. (We will still convert your credit this way if desired.)

This new method will allow you to spend your in-store credit online as if it was online store credit, and as it turns out, it was there the whole time!

(Before proceeding, please make sure you know how much in-store credit you have. You can contact us to check your gift card balance. Unfortunately there is no other way to do this.)

When checking out you will now see an option for "On Account."


The full balance due appears by default. Click "Pay on Account" to proceed.

Use credit for entire balance


The full balance due appears by default. Adjust the amount as desired then click "Pay On Account." Then pay the remaining balance using another method. You MUST apply the payments in this order.

Split payment 


Check the box to add a note to the vendor. Enter the full number from the back of the gift card as shown below. Please do not enter any other payment information (e.g. credit card) information here! Click "Place Order" to submit the order! Your order will be shipped the next business day or sooner!

Include gift card number as a note

(Should your gift card balance be insufficient to cover the balance due we will contact you to provide an alternative payment. We reserve the right to cancel any orders we are unable to secure full payment for in a timely manner.)

COVID-19 Update

Effective today the Wilmington store is closed until further notice.

AU Gift Cards and Online Store credit now available for purchase online!

By popular demand we are now offering both AU Gift Cards (for in-store use) and Online Store credit for sale! At launch we are offering denominations of $25, $50, and $100.

Purchase $25 or $50 and receive a 10% bonus! Purchase $100 and receive a 15% bonus!

Click here to purchase yours now!

(terms and conditions apply)


Effective Friday, March 20th the Holmes and Blue Bell stores will be closed until further notice.

Online store operations will continue. We will make as much in-store inventory available online as is feasible.

In-store pickup and pay in-store options will not be available. If you wish to pay using your AU store credit please contact us using the "Contact Us" button above. You will need to have access to your AU store credit gift card. Shipping will be free for all domestic orders. (Our choice of shipping method.)


At this time online store operations are unaffected by the Covid-19 pandemic. This is, of course, subject to change at any time. Any updates will be posted here.

For the duration of the pandemic we will be happy to ship your in-store pickup orders to you at no charge, if you so desire. Please include a note with your order if you wish to have your order shipped. The order will need to be paid in full to be shipped. You can pay via major credit card or PayPal during checkout. If you wish to pay with your AU in-store credit you may contact us either before or after you place your order. Call the Holmes store during business hours @ 610-583-9960 or use the Contact Us button above. We will either convert your in-store credit to online store credit (before you order) or manually apply your in-store credit to the balance due (after you order). You will need to provide your AU gift card number (located on the back of the card under the barcode) to process the transaction.

Please continue reading below for information regarding status of our physical store locations.

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic we have made the decision to close the play areas at the Holmes and East Norriton ("Blue Bell") stores until further notice, effective Monday, March 16th. All regularly scheduled and special tournaments are canceled.

The retail area will remain open but with limited hours. We will not be allowing customers to page through cards, binders or books. Customers are also asked not to “hang out” in the retail area and complete their visit in a timely manner. Please continue to check our website or Facebook page for updates going forward.

Thanks for understanding.

Revised Store Hours for Holmes and East Norriton

Monday: Noon to 8:00 PM

Tuesday: Noon to 8:00 PM

Wednesday: Noon to 8:00 PM

Thursday: Noon to 8:00 PM

Friday: Noon to 8:00 PM

Saturday: Noon to 6:00 PM

Sunday: Noon to 6:00 PM

Black Friday / Small Business Saturday / Cyber Monday 2019 Sale!

(TIL this "latest updates" section allows announcements other than site openings and redesignings!)

Link to full announcement on the main AU site (also pasted in full below)

In addition to all the great deals in-store Friday and Saturday, we are offering 10% off ALL products in our online store all weekend plus Cyber Monday! The discount will apply automatically, there's no need to enter a coupon code!

(Previous purchases excluded. Purchases via external marketplaces (e.g. eBay, TCGplayer, Amazon) do not qualify for this promotion.)




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All Accessories – 15% off
All Singles – 15% off
Board Games – 50% off
D&D Books/Cards – 30% off
DBS Booster Packs – 4 for $10
KeyForge Call of the Archons Decks – $5
KeyForge Age of Ascension Decks – $6
MTG M20 and older Boosters – 4 for $10
MTG Spellslinger Starter Decks – $6
Pokémon Boosters before Team Up – 4 for $10
Pokémon Prerelease Kits – $12
Yu-Gi-Oh! Advent Calendars – $10
Yu-Gi-Oh! Chaos Impact Boosters – 4 for $10
Yu-Gi-Oh! Hero Strike Structure Decks – $6

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All Accessories – 10% off

All Singles – 10% off

Argent Saga
Booster Packs – 3 for $10
Expansion Packs – $15
Starter Decks – $12

Board Games 40% off

Citadel Paint – 2 for $7

D&D Books/Cards –20% off
D&D Unpainted Miniatures – 20% off

Dragon Ball Super
Booster Packs – 3 for $10
All Other DBS Products – 25% off

Booster Packs – 2 for $15 (excludes latest set)
All Non-Booster Pack Products – 40% off

Call of the Archons Decks – $6
Age of Ascension Decks – $7
Starter Sets – 30% off

Magic: the Gathering
Gideon’s Signature Spellbook – $15
M19 Challenger Decks – $15
M20 and older Boosters – 3 for $10
M20 Planeswalker Decks – $10
All Other Planeswalker Decks – 20% off
Spellslinger Starter Sets – $7
Throne of Eldraine Bundles – $35

Pokémon TCG
Box Sets – 20% off (excludes Hidden Fates)
Boosters before Team Up – 3 for $10
Prerelease Kits – $15

Pop! Figures – $6 each or 2 for $10.00

Star Wars: Destiny Booster Packs – $2

Super Show Products – 20% off

Transformers TCG Decks – 30% off
Transformers TCG Booster Packs – 3 for $10

Cardfight!! Vanguard
Booster Packs – $3
Booster Boxes – $45
Trial Decks – $15

Warhammer Products – 20% off

Advent Calendars – $12
Card Back and Dark Hex sleeves – $3
Chaos Impact Booster Packs – $3
Dark Neostorm Special Edition – $8
Fists of the Gadget Booster Packs – $3
Gates of Underworld Special Edition – $7
Gold Sarcophagus Tins – $15
Hero Strike Structure Deck –  $7
Legendary Decks 2 – $25
Legendary Duelists: Immortal Destiny Booster Packs – 2 for $3
Legendary Duelists: Sisters of the Rose Booster Packs – 2 for $3
Rising Rampage Booster Packs – 4 for $10
Rising Rampage Special Edition – $8
Speed Duel Booster Packs – $1
Speed Duel Booster Boxes – $35
Speed Duel Starter Decks – $6