Q: What format should I play?
A: There are a few questions to ask:
1. What do my friends play?
Decks built based on different formats don't play well together, so figure out what rules your friends are following in terms of what cards are allowed and how many cards are in your deck.
2. For constructed decks choose 1V1 or group play?
The two best constructed formats for beginners are Standard and Commander. Standard is played 1V1 and is reasonably cheap to get into. The power-level tends to be lower since it only uses the most recent sets, so it makes it easier to play.
Commander can be played 1V1 but is often played as a group. It's really fun if you like deck-building as you can tweak your deck easily. Commander can be as competitive or casual as you like.
3. Limited tournaments - consider how much experience you have? Sealed tournaments let you build a deck from a set of booster packs for each tournament or league and are great if you're brand new. Draft tournaments require more experience as you build your deck out of a shared card pool by picking a card from a pack and passing the pack continuing until there are enough cards to build a deck for that tournament.
Feel free to chat with us about the various formats and our favourite cards, we're always happy to chat!
Roleplaying games require problem solving, negotiation, and creativity in order to create a compelling adventure where the story is much more important than the outcome.
Of the RPGs, D&D is the most popular RPG in the world, so it's the best place for most to dive into roleplaying games. All you need is a set of polyhedral dice and a group of two or more people and you can play. We recommend the Starter Set to get going, or play one of our very popular Beginner's D&D Games every Wednesday night.
We take pride in carrying a vast collection of fantastic games. Run a fast food stall for monsters in Grub Hub or build-out a map of a community surviving just before the world ends in the Quiet Year.
We have monthly rotating RPG nights, recent ones include Dungeon Crawl Classics, Cats of Cthuhu, and City of Mist. Check the calendar to see what's coming up!
Board games are a great way to connect with family and friends. Here are links to a few of the categories we have available:
Start painting your next army at home:
These games are played in-store:
We also carry:
- Dragon Ball
- Flesh and Blood
We love hosting the world's best Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror writers. Check the calendar to see who will be visiting us next, or contact John at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about hosting an author event.
Pandemonium hosts regular Book Moots, where we read and discuss classics, new releases, and graphic novels. Check the calendar to see what's coming up this month!