Oh dear. Sorry. Let’s not talk about that anymore…
We’ve got some big things planned for 2020, but it’s been a hectic old year so we’re wrapping up 2019 with some good old-fashioned win-a-boxes, time to take a break from the Christmas chaos and chill out with our tabletop games day, and enjoy some festive fun with our low key Christmas party (we know everyone’s skint at this time of year!).
Here’s what we’re running this month:
Saturday 7th December: Modern win-a-box
One of our most popular formats, our Modern win-a-box is £15 entry (or £12 if you preregister via our Facebook event entry). We’ll run rounds of Swiss (usually 5), with Top 8 knockout dependent on player numbers. First place wins a Throne of Eldraine booster box or £80 towards a Theros Beyond Death box.*
This event will be run at Regular REL.
*8 player minimum required for first place booster box. Additional prizes will be added proportional to players, i.e. 16 players will have 2 boxes in the pool, 24 will have 3 and so on.
Saturday 14th: Games Day, Open House & Learn to Play.
Get in the festive spirit, or just take a breather from the Christmas chaos with our chilled out and fun Games Day & Open House.
We have demo games available for you to play, or take advantage of our spacious tournament centre to crack out your own, playtest some decks, or just come in and chat.
Already got a stash of boxes gathering dust? Bring them by for our games exchange (12-2pm), and swap them for something new. We also offer trades for second hand games, so even more reason to freshen up those shelves!
We’re also running learn to play Magic: The Gathering sessions all day – just drop by and our friendly staff will set you up with a free Starter deck and the know-how to use it.
Not a gaming aficionado, but buying for one? Just ask our knowledgeable and friendly staff to guide you towards the perfect gift. (We also offer gift certificates for the more… particular… player in your life!).
Saturday 21st Manaleak Christmas Party
With only 4 more sleeps until Santa, it’s time to get in the mood with our Manaleak Christmas party!
11am Unstable win-a-box (of mince pies).
It’s been a crazy kinda year across the formats, so we’re starting the day with an Unstable draft. £3.50 buys entry plus 3 packs of Unstable boosters* to draft with – keep the cards and the winner will receive a box! Of mince pies! (don’t eat them all at once!).
Consolation mince pies will be on offer for the losers.
Please pie responsibly.
*Booster packs are open and complete minus the lands (regular lands will be provided as standard). Packs will be allocated randomly by staff on the day, so no cheating!
2pm Scrap Heap Draft.
Inspired by the timeless classic Galaxy Trucker, we’re giving you our first Manaleak Scrap Heap draft.
We’ll set a timer and you get to rummage through a box of bulk to build your own 40 card deck (lands will be provided), ready to battle to the dea… ahem, to victory. £3 buys your entry; keep your final deck and earn a Manaleak random repack booster per win. We’ll add a Homelands booster to the pool for every 4 players that enter.
We’re also open for casual play and last-minute shopping, so drop in and say hi if you’re in the area.
Saturday 28th Standard win-a-box
The turkey’s all gone and the Quality Street tin’s mostly wrappers…It’s probably time to move off the sofa and get a little routine back. See out the year with another classic win-a-box. £15 entry (or £12 if you preregister via our Facebook event).
We’ll run rounds of Swiss (usually 4 or 5), with Top 8 knockout dependent on player numbers. First place wins a Throne of Eldraine booster box or £80 towards a Theros Beyond Death box.*
This event will be run at Regular REL.
*8 player minimum required for first place booster box. Additional prizes will be added proportional to players, i.e. 16 players will have 2 boxes in the pool, 24 will have 3.
What else are we running?…
Join us every Wednesday for Brum Magic draft
Draft the latest sets with the Birmingham Magic Group. £12 entry gets you three boosters to draft with, plus a generous prize pool.
We’re open from 5pm for casual Commander and open play, so swing by, try out your decks and meet our friendly and welcoming players. Join in the conversation on our local player Facebook Group.
Friday Night Magic (FNM) is one of the cornerstones of Magic, and usually our busiest nights.
We’re running our usual weekly schedule, with an extra slot for the latest format, Pioneer:
Friday 6th December: Week 1 – Standard & Modern
Friday 13th December: Week 2 – Pioneer & Pauper & Modern
Friday 20th December: Week 3 – Standard & Modern
Friday 27th December: Week 4 – Legacy & Modern
We’re open from midday, so come by early and fine tune your decks, play some casual games, or pick up those last minute singles and sleeves (better yet, preorder them via www.manaleak.com and we’ll have them ready for you in advance).
Find us at:
Unit 109, The Jubilee Centre
130 Pershore Street
Tel. 0121 666 7164
Further details and directions are available via our shop page..