Warhammer 40k League

Alpha Games is pleased to announce our first Warhammer 40k league event brought to you in association with Mr Simon Cooper!
Simon has designed the rules for this league so big thanks to him for getting this up and running!

Players for this event will be capped at 16, so if you want to book a spot then send us a message.
The league will be kicking off on Thursday the 2nd of May to give people a chance to get any last minute painting done!

Thursday nights at Alpha will be League nights, with spot prizes available, but you can play your games any day/night that you wish.

League Rules:

£10 entry.
Each player submits 2k list which cannot be changed until the playoffs.
Players must nominate a Codex as their main army / detachment and can use up to TWO detachments per game.
Your 2nd detachment can be from a different codex but you don’t get CP’s or access to the stratagems for the second detachment if not from the same codex.
e.g Knights main Guard secondary.
You get to use all stratagems and CP’s generated by Knights but you can’t use the CPs or Stratagems for Guard.

Painting:

All armies should be aiming for minimal 3 colours and based and there will be points awarded each game ( see below) but grey armies welcome.

The 16 players will be separated randomly into 4 groups called A,B,C,D where each players in the league will play each other.
After everyone has played everyone in their group, the top 2 of each group qualify for the knockout stages.
1st place A will face 2nd place B
1st place B will face 2nd place A
And so on.
The winners of these games will progress to the quarter finals and after that the final.

We will use predetermined ETERNAL WAR missions with predetermined missions but the final will be rolled randomly at the time.

Group games:

Game 1
Supplies from Above = Search And Destroy

Game 2
Vital Intelligence= Front Line Assault

Game 3
Cut Off the Head = Vanguard Strike

Play-off games:
Game 4
Narrow the Search = Hammer And Anvil

Game 5
The Four Pillars = Spearhead

Points will be….
100 pts + victory points for a win
50 pts + victory points for a draw
0 points + victory points for a loss

There’s also points up for grabs for painting.
3 points for above and beyond.
2 points for fully painted to specifications
1 points for some grey and painted
0 points for full grey

Time frame:

When we put you in a group you will have 6 weeks to fulfill your 3 group games with the play-offs and final organised after that, you can do this anyway you like but it will be organised between you and the other player in your group.

After each game report the results to either Simon Cooper or Chris at Alpha.
If by the end of the 6 weeks you haven’t fulfilled your games the outstanding games will be recorded as a draw with 0 VP’s.

Warhammer 40k Random Doubles – 2000 points

Alpha Games first Random Doubles event!
Whether you like crushing the heretics, spreading corruption, or just eating everything this is the place to do it!
Head on down with 1k points and get a random teammate to go forth with and purge the enemy over 3 games.

Full tournament rules pack available in our dedicated 40k group in the files section.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/111121209555051/files/

10:00 Registration
10:30 Round 1 begins
13:00 Round 1 ends
Lunch break
14:00 Round 2 begins
16:30 Round 2 ends
16:45 Round 3 begins
19:15 Round 3 ends
19:30 Prizes and closing

Tickets booked in advance are £10 per person (£15 on the day).

The Alpha Deluxe X-Wing Tournament 200pts Hyperspace

Rebel spies have uncovered a lost treasure, a Deluxe Wave 1 X-Wing Kit!
If you missed out on the cool, shiney stuff the first time around then this is your chance to get your hands on them before they are siezed by the Empire!

Prize support – Deluxe Wave 1 Kit including Plastic R2-D2 and Bounty Hunter cards, Range Ruler, Acrylic Tokens and Metal Tokens as well as alt-art cards!
Everyone will walk away with something!

200 points.
Hyperspace format.
4 rounds.
£10.00 entry in advance (Just let us know you are coming via the phone or Facebook!) or £12.50 on the day.

Limited to 24 players.

Drinks and snacks available on site.
Beginners are as welcome as veterans.
Ample parking.

MTG Standard Showdown

£5 entry
Ample Parking
Food and drink for sale on site.
Beginners are as welcome as experienced MTG players.

Need advice on your deck? Show up from our store opening time at 11am to discuss your ideas with our great MTG community.

Each week, you could win a rare or mythic rare from a currently legal Standard set, a premium basic land or a premium card of any rarity from a currently legal Standard set.


This tournament is all about throwing down and discovering which decks can bust Standard wide open. The Standard format is brand new with Ixalan! Will the Pro Tour juggernauts dominate? Or will your dark-horse contender rise above the fray? The next iconic Standard deck could be yours!

Standard Showdown events have a Planeswalker Points multiplier of 2x. This challenge is strictly Standard. So how about some tips if you’re looking for inspiration to fuel your creative fire!

MTG Commander 2019/20 Spring Season

The NEW Commander League is here!
4 Seasons, 10 weeks each, 4 winners and only 1 Champion!
There will be 2 games per week for a total of 20 games per season.
Who will win the Alpha Games Spring Season playmat? (Artwork to be comfirmed)

An 10-week long commander league, which will tally up points from week to week using the Prof’s EDH league achievement point system (http://www.mediafire.com/file/3xl9pji6kuv70yh/EDH_League.pdf).

There following changes will also apply:
1 – Green cards:10 are drawn out at random for each game. The green card ‘Figurehead’ is removed.
2 – Black cards: these can be requested at the start of each game by any player. A black card will be assigned at random in such instances.
3 – Red cards: ‘Infinite Combo’ is altered to read: “If any player demonstrates that a series (more than 1 different trigger, activation or spell) can be put on the stack an unlimited number of times, the player utilising this series loses 1 point for each iteration after the 4th.”
4 – Blue cards: points gained from blue cards are capped at 2 points per game.
5 – 3 points are awarded to the winner of each pod.
6 – Games are to last 90 minutes. Game one will start at 7pm prompt. Late entrants will form a separate pod but will have less time to complete their games.
7 – Each player’s final league score will be based on their best 10 game scores.
8 – *NEW* There is 1 Bonus Point in Game 2 you use a different deck from your Game 1 deck.
9 – Pods will be created at random for game 1, then players will be paired against those with similar results from their 1st game (pod winners play one another, etc.)

At the end of the 10 weeks, your points total of your best 10 games will determine your final placing in the league.

The winner will also receive the Alpha Games Spring Season playmat! They will also play in the ‘Champions Pod’ where the winners of each season will battle it out for the title of the ‘Alpha Commander’.

Each week, entry is the cost of just £5. For each player we will add 1 booster to the prize pool. The prize pool is then split at the end of the league.

We will also add various promos to the pool. Everyone will get a prize at the end, but the higher you place the more bounty you shall receive! There won’t be a promo for every week now, but there’s still plenty of shiny goodness to be won!

Warhammer 40k League

Alpha Games is pleased to announce our first Warhammer 40k League Event brought to you in association with Mr Simon Cooper!
Simon has designed the rules for this league so big thanks to him for getting this up and running!

Players for this event will be capped at 16, so if you want to book a spot then send us a message.
The league will be kicking off on Thursday the 2nd of May to give people a chance to get any last minute painting done!

Thursday nights at Alpha will be League nights, with spot prizes available, but you can play your games any day/night that you wish.

League Rules….
£10 entry.
Each player submits 2k list which cannot be changed until the playoffs.
Players must nominate a Codex as their main army / detachment and can use up to TWO detachments per game.
Your 2nd detachment can be from a different codex but you don’t get CP’s or access to the stratagems for the second detachment if not from the same codex.
Eg Knights main Guard secondary.
You get to use all stratagems and CP’s generated by Knights but you can’t use the CPs or Stratagems for Guard.

Painting.
All armies should be aiming for minimal 3 colours and based and there will be points awarded each game ( see below) but grey armies welcome.

The 16 players will be separated randomly into 4 groups called A,B,C,D where each players in the league will play each other.
After everyone has played everyone in their group, the top 2 of each group qualify for the knockout stages.
1st place A will face 2nd place B
1st place B will face 2nd place A
And so on.
The winners of these games will progress to the quarter finals and after that the final.

We will use pre determined ETERNAL WAR missions with pre determined missions but the final will be rolled randomly at the time.

Group games:
Game 1
Supplies from Above = Search And Destroy

Game 2
Vital Intelligence= Front Line Assault

Game 3
Cut Off the Head = Vanguard Strike

Play-off games:
Game 4
Narrow the Search = Hammer And Anvil

Game 5
The Four Pillars = Spearhead

Points will be….
100 pts + victory points for a win
50 pts + victory points for a draw
0 points + victory points for a loss

There’s also points up for grabs for painting.
3 points for above and beyond.
2 points for fully painted to specifications
1 points for some grey and painted
0 points for full grey

Time frame.
When we put you in a group you will have 6 weeks to fulfil your 3 group games with the play-offs and final organised after that, you can do this anyway you like but it will be organised between you and the other player in your group.

After each game report the results to either Simon Cooper or Chris at Alpha.
If by the end of the 6 weeks you haven’t fulfilled your games the outstanding games will be recorded as a draw with 0 VPs.

Adeptus Titanicus 2000 points Tournament

The God-Engines walk to war! Be it in the name of the Emperor of Mankind or the Dark Gods of Chaos many Engines will perish this day!

Head on down to join the battle at Alpha Games first event for the awesome Adeptus Titanicus.

2000 point lists.
2.5 hour rounds.

Doors open and registration at 10am
Round 1 Start- 10:30
Round 1 Finish – 13:00
Lunch Break
Round 2 Start – 13:45
Round 2 Finish – 16:15
Round 3 Start – 16:30
Round 3 Finish – 19:00

We will be using all the normal rules and also the “stray shots” extra rule.
There will be no painting requirement and proxy weapons will be allowed at this event as long as you have a clear list of weapons for your opponent to view.

Entry for this event will be £10 if booked in advance and £15 on the day.

War of the Spark Planeswalker Event [Sealed]

War of the Spark Planeswalker Event!
The new and improved Store Championship!

Play a Sealed event for this awesome set and grab a cool foil promo if you do (while stocks last.1 per customer).
For this event you can use any colour of mana to cast planeswalkers!! So whatever you play, you can use all the Planeswalkers you pulled!!

3pm.
£22 entry.
6 boosters.
3 rounds.
Additional boosters added to prizes.
Game Mat for the winner.
Promos & prizes given on completion of the event.

MTG Standard Showdown

£5 entry
Ample Parking
Food and drink for sale on site.
Beginners are as welcome as experienced MTG players.

Need advice on your deck? Show up from our store opening time at 11am to discuss your ideas with our great MTG community.

Each week, you could win a rare or mythic rare from a currently legal Standard set, a premium basic land or a premium card of any rarity from a currently legal Standard set.


This tournament is all about throwing down and discovering which decks can bust Standard wide open. The Standard format is brand new with Ixalan! Will the Pro Tour juggernauts dominate? Or will your dark-horse contender rise above the fray? The next iconic Standard deck could be yours!

Standard Showdown events have a Planeswalker Points multiplier of 2x. This challenge is strictly Standard. So how about some tips if you’re looking for inspiration to fuel your creative fire!

MTG Commander 2019/20 Spring Season

The NEW Commander League is here!
4 Seasons, 10 weeks each, 4 winners and only 1 Champion!
There will be 2 games per week for a total of 20 games per season.
Who will win the Alpha Games Spring Season playmat? (Artwork to be comfirmed)

An 10-week long commander league, which will tally up points from week to week using the Prof’s EDH league achievement point system (http://www.mediafire.com/file/3xl9pji6kuv70yh/EDH_League.pdf).

There following changes will also apply:
1 – Green cards:10 are drawn out at random for each game. The green card ‘Figurehead’ is removed.
2 – Black cards: these can be requested at the start of each game by any player. A black card will be assigned at random in such instances.
3 – Red cards: ‘Infinite Combo’ is altered to read: “If any player demonstrates that a series (more than 1 different trigger, activation or spell) can be put on the stack an unlimited number of times, the player utilising this series loses 1 point for each iteration after the 4th.”
4 – Blue cards: points gained from blue cards are capped at 2 points per game.
5 – 3 points are awarded to the winner of each pod.
6 – Games are to last 90 minutes. Game one will start at 7pm prompt. Late entrants will form a separate pod but will have less time to complete their games.
7 – Each player’s final league score will be based on their best 10 game scores.
8 – *NEW* There is 1 Bonus Point in Game 2 you use a different deck from your Game 1 deck.
9 – Pods will be created at random for game 1, then players will be paired against those with similar results from their 1st game (pod winners play one another, etc.)

At the end of the 10 weeks, your points total of your best 10 games will determine your final placing in the league.

The winner will also receive the Alpha Games Spring Season playmat! They will also play in the ‘Champions Pod’ where the winners of each season will battle it out for the title of the ‘Alpha Commander’.

Each week, entry is the cost of just £5. For each player we will add 1 booster to the prize pool. The prize pool is then split at the end of the league.

We will also add various promos to the pool. Everyone will get a prize at the end, but the higher you place the more bounty you shall receive! There won’t be a promo for every week now, but there’s still plenty of shiny goodness to be won!

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