The Warren

About The Warren

We are all things geek! We supply trading card games, board games, table top war games, role playing games and gaming accessories. Always plenty of events and competitions at our store, so feel free to join in whether you are a veteran player or just starting out. Great environment for geek minded people to meet new people. Food is available, so come hungry.

Check out our MTG wishlist on Deckbox.org
(These are the cards that the shop is looking for.)

Special Basic Lands
(Foil, full art, promo lands, etc)

The Warren - Hobby Gaming, Somerset West

News

We Are Open Published : 2020-05-31

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10am till 5pm
Wednesday: 10am till 10pm
Thursday: 10am till 5pm
Friday: 10am till 10pm
Saturday: 10am till 3pm
Sunday: 10am till 3pm
Customers will only be allowed into the stores if they're wearing a mask and after being screened and sanitized.
Thank you to all for all the support of the last few months of lockdown!!

Next event... FNM - Pauper - 04 Dec : 2020-12-04

PLEASE NOTE: This event is R30 if you have booked by Friday night. On the day bookings/entries will be at R40.


First round will be at 19:00 late entries will get a loss for the 1st round.


Prizes: 1 Promo booster per 3 players into the prize pool. At the end of the event all boosters will be opened and players will pick cards in order of their placing in the event.


In this Magic format, all cards must have been printed at common rarity in a Magic set or product. Common promo cards are only legal if the card meets that qualification.


If a common version of a particular card was ever released in Magic, any version of that card is legal in this format.


Example: Counterspell was a common card in Seventh Edition Core Set online. Counterspell was reprinted in Masters Edition II with an uncommon expansion symbol. Both versions of the card can now be used in pauper.


Other than that, the usual rules for constructed decks apply:


Minimum of 60 cards in the main deck

(There is no maximum size for main decks)

Up to 15 cards in your sideboard, if used

No more than 4 of any individual card in the main deck and sideboard combined (with the exception of basic lands)

PAUPER BANNED CARDS

The following cards are banned in this format:


Arcum's Astrolabe

Cloud of Faeries

Cloudpost

Cranial Plating

Daze

Empty the Warrens

Expedition Map

Frantic Search

Gitaxian Probe

Grapeshot

Gush

Invigorate

Mystic Sanctuary

Peregrine Drake

Temporal Fissure

Treasure Cruise

High Tide

Hymn to Tourach

Sinkhole

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Next event... Friday Board & Tabletop Game Night : 2020-12-04

Please note that the event is free if you book a day in advance, on the day entries is R20. 

Bring your own or use the shop's. 

Starts at 18:30

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Next event... Spirit Charmers SD Release Event - 05 Dec : 2020-12-05

Please note that this event is R220  if you pre book before the day

Start: 11:30

Prizes: There will be a Structure Deck: Spirit Charmers Game Mats for 1st place and another to be handed out at random.


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Next event... Saturday Board & Tabletop Game Day : 2020-12-05

Please note that the event is free if you book a day in advance, on the day entries is R20. 

Bring your own or use the shop's. 

We are open from 10am till 3pm

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Next event... Saturday Standard - 5 Dec : 2020-12-05

First round will be at 711:30 late entries will get a loss for the 1st round.

Prizes: 1 Promo booster per 2 players into the prize pool. At the end of the event all boosters will be opened and players will pick cards in order of their placing in the event.


What is Standard?

Standard is a rotating group of Magic: The Gathering sets. Most sets enter Standard when they're released and drop out about twenty-one months later.

Generally Standard will grow until it would receive its ninth set, then instead it drops its oldest four sets to receive it as a fifth set. There are exceptions to this. It's confusing.

Standard card is a card printed or reprinted into a set currently in Standard. 

Standard deck contains only Standard cards (60+ of them), can optionally have a sideboard  of up to 15 more Standard cards, and apart from basic lands does not have more than four copies of any one card .


Standard sets:
- Throne of Eldraine
- Theros: Beyond Death
- Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths
- Core Set 21
- Zendikar Rising

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Next event... Wildstorm Painting class - 6 Dec : 2020-12-06

Starting from 10:30 and ending at 3 pm.

Richard from Wildstorm will be running the class.

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Next event... Sunday Commander : 2020-12-06

We are open from 10am till 3pm, where you are welcome to play friendly games amongst yourselves.

At 12:00 we will have an official game in which you will be divided into pods and the winner of each pod will get a Proo Booster.

WHAT IS COMMANDER?

Commander is an exciting, unique way to play Magic that is all about awesome legendary creatures, big plays, and battling your friends in epic multiplayer games! In Commander, each player chooses a legendary creature as the commander of their deck. They then play with a 99-card deck that contains only cards of their commander's colors. Also, other than basic lands, each deck can only use one copy of any card. During the game, you can cast your commander multiple times, meaning your favorite Legendary Creature can come back again and again to lead the charge as you battle for victory!


These Commander decks introduce an ability called eminence that lets your commander lead from the command zone, even before they have entered the battlefield. The eminence ability appears on characters from all parts of Magic lore, allowing you to call on the power and skill of some of the best leaders in the Multiverse.


HOW TO PLAY COMMANDER

The Commander format is all about picking your hero and building a deck around them. In this casual, multiplayer format, you choose a legendary creature to serve as your commander and build the rest of your deck around their color identity.

YOUR DECK

1 commander card (legendary creature)

99 other cards

Only one copy of any card, except basic lands

All cards must be in the color identity of the commander

THE GAME

2–6 players

Free-for-all multiplayer format

Start with 40 life

All commanders start in their command zone

Take turns in clockwise order

Last player standing wins

Banned Cards

All cards that refer to the ante mechanic 

All cards that Wizards has removed from constructed formats

All cards with the Conspiracy card type 

Ancestral Recall

Balance

Biorhythm

Black Lotus

Braids, Cabal Minion

Coalition Victory

Channel

Chaos Orb

Emrakul, the Aeons Torn

Erayo, Soratami Ascendant

Falling Star

Fastbond

Flash

Gifts Ungiven

Griselbrand

Iona, Shield of Emeria

Karakas

Leovold, Emissary of Trest

Library of Alexandria

Limited Resources

Lutri, the Spellchaser

Mox Sapphire

Mox Ruby

Mox Pearl

Mox Emerald

Mox Jet

Paradox Engine

Panoptic Mirror

Primeval Titan

Prophet of Kruphix

Recurring Nightmare

Rofellos, Llanowar Emissary

Shahrazad

Sway of the Stars

Sundering Titan

Sylvan Primordial

Time Vault

Time Walk

Tinker

Tolarian Academy

Trade Secrets

Upheaval

Worldfire

Yawgmoth’s Bargain


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Next event... Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Wednesday : 2020-12-09

First round will be at 7pm late entries will get a loss for the 1st round.

Prizes: 1 OTS14  booster per players into the prize pool. At the end of the event all boosters will be opened and players will pick cards in order of their placing in the event.

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Next event... Wednesday Commander : 2020-12-09

We are open from 10am till 10pm, where you are welcome to play friendly games amongst yourselves.

At 8pm we will have an official game in which you will be divided into pods and the winner of each pod will get a Proo Booster.

WHAT IS COMMANDER?

Commander is an exciting, unique way to play Magic that is all about awesome legendary creatures, big plays, and battling your friends in epic multiplayer games! In Commander, each player chooses a legendary creature as the commander of their deck. They then play with a 99-card deck that contains only cards of their commander's colors. Also, other than basic lands, each deck can only use one copy of any card. During the game, you can cast your commander multiple times, meaning your favorite Legendary Creature can come back again and again to lead the charge as you battle for victory!


These Commander decks introduce an ability called eminence that lets your commander lead from the command zone, even before they have entered the battlefield. The eminence ability appears on characters from all parts of Magic lore, allowing you to call on the power and skill of some of the best leaders in the Multiverse.


HOW TO PLAY COMMANDER

The Commander format is all about picking your hero and building a deck around them. In this casual, multiplayer format, you choose a legendary creature to serve as your commander and build the rest of your deck around their color identity.

YOUR DECK

1 commander card (legendary creature)

99 other cards

Only one copy of any card, except basic lands

All cards must be in the color identity of the commander

THE GAME

2–6 players

Free-for-all multiplayer format

Start with 40 life

All commanders start in their command zone

Take turns in clockwise order

Last player standing wins

Banned Cards

All cards that refer to the ante mechanic 

All cards that Wizards has removed from constructed formats

All cards with the Conspiracy card type 

Ancestral Recall

Balance

Biorhythm

Black Lotus

Braids, Cabal Minion

Coalition Victory

Channel

Chaos Orb

Emrakul, the Aeons Torn

Erayo, Soratami Ascendant

Falling Star

Fastbond

Flash

Gifts Ungiven

Griselbrand

Iona, Shield of Emeria

Karakas

Leovold, Emissary of Trest

Library of Alexandria

Limited Resources

Lutri, the Spellchaser

Mox Sapphire

Mox Ruby

Mox Pearl

Mox Emerald

Mox Jet

Paradox Engine

Panoptic Mirror

Primeval Titan

Prophet of Kruphix

Recurring Nightmare

Rofellos, Llanowar Emissary

Shahrazad

Sway of the Stars

Sundering Titan

Sylvan Primordial

Time Vault

Time Walk

Tinker

Tolarian Academy

Trade Secrets

Upheaval

Worldfire

Yawgmoth’s Bargain


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Next event... Wednesday Board & Tabletop Gaming Night : 2020-12-09

Please note that the event is free if you book by Tuesday night, on the day entries is R20. 

Bring your own or use the shop's. 

Starts at 18:30

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Next event... Yu-Gi-Oh! Day - 12 Dec : 2020-12-12

Starts at 11:00


Duelists may compete using their Constructed Format Deck. This deck must adhereto the current Forbidden and Limited list


Prizes:


1st Place Yu-Gi-Oh! Day Crystron Halqifibrax Game Mat 

Top 8 Yu-Gi-Oh! Day Crystron Halqifibrax Field Center Card 

Random Prize Yu-Gi-Oh! Day Crystron Halqifibrax Mini Mat 

Participation 2 OTS 14 packs 

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Next event... Blazing Vortex Core Booster Premiere! - 30 Jan : 2021-01-30

Time: 11:00

You will receive 5 Blazing Vortex Boosters to build a minimum 20-card deck and play in a tournament.


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