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... Friday Board & Tabletop Game Night : 2020-10-30

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... FNM - Standard - 30 Oct : 2020-10-30

First round will be at 7pm 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... Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Saturday - 31 Oct : 2020-10-31

First round will be at 11am late entries will get a loss for the 1st round.

Prizes: 1 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... Saturday Board & Tabletop Game Day : 2020-10-31

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. 

We are open from 10am till 3pm

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Next event... Saturday Pauper - 31 Oct : 2020-10-31

First round will be at 11:30 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.


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Next event... Jump-Start Draft - 01 Nov : 2020-11-01

Draft starts at 11:00

When the event is finished all rares and mythics will be picked in order of your placing.

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Next event... Sunday Board & Tabletop Gaming Day : 2020-11-01

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. 

We are open from 10am till 3pm

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Next event... Marvel Crisis Protocol Sunday Meet Up : 2020-11-01

Shop opens at 10 am. Free playing of games until 3pm.


Hey guys so we are running some demo games for Marvel Crisis Protocol on Sunday. No charge. No need to have your own models. Just ask that you book or let me know so we can gauge the interest. 

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Next event... Sunday Commander - 01 Nov : 2020-11-01

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... Arena - Zendikar Rising Main Event - 01 Nov : 2020-11-01

All entry fee will be split into store credit as prize support

12 steam game keys will be added to the prize pool


Format: Standard

Entries close: 1 Nov

Deck Submission: 1 Nov

Start Date: 2 Nov


This tournament will be a group phase followed by a Knockout Phase for top Players and best of the rest

FNM cosmetic keys to all entrants 


Once you’ve entered you will be added to the tournament what’s app group where you will find all further info required. 


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Next event... Spirit Charmers SD Release Event - 28 Nov : 2020-11-28

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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