Warhammer Escalation Sign-Ups Open

Sign-ups for our Warhammer 40k and Age of Sigmar Escalation League are now open!  Grab a new army or build on an existing one across six rounds and twelve weeks, facing off against a new opponent each round.

While we strive to make every event friendly and accessible for new players, our Warhammer 40k event starts at 1000 points, a tall order for a player first starting out.  To this end, we suggest new players start with Age of Sigmar, using just 250 points worth of models.  Our Warhammer 40k league is also designed for veterans in that it offers 10% off Citadel products for the duration of the league.  Join up, and build on a side army to see how you fair!

Each Escalation League will restrict players to one army or codex.  Army lists do not have to be identical from round to round, but must be from the same army or codex.

Age of Sigmar

Facebook Event
January 21st @ 11am to
April 15th @ 11pm
Entry Fee - $15

Round One: 250pts                    Round Three: 750pts          Round Five: 1000pts
Round Two: 500pts                    Round Four: 750pts            Round Six: 1000pts

Score points for having fully-painted, accurate models and for crushing your opponent!

Prizes: Store Credit and Boxes based on attendance
- Most Victory Points
- Most Hobby Points
- Most Improved
- Best Sport

Warhammer 40k

Facebook Event
January 28th @ 11am
to April 23rd @ 11pm
Entry Fee - $25

Round One: 1000pts          Round Three: 1500pts          Round Five: 2000pts
Round Two: 1250pts           Round Four: 1750pts            Round Six: 2250pts

Score points for having fully-painted, accurate models and for crushing your opponent!

Prizes: Store Credit and Boxes based on attendance
- Most Victory Points
- Most Hobby Points
- Most Improved
- Best Sport

January 2017 Newsletter

Happy New Year from all of us at Top Tier Board Games!  It's a brand new year, and we're bringing brand new events!  Check out the details below:

- It's our birthday!  Join us Saturday night, January 7th for our birthday party!  We'll have cake, pizza, and tons of our favorite games!  Bring anything you feel like playing, because we'll be gaming all night!  And what's more, we'll be offering some gifts of our own!  Buy a $25 gift card for a friend and get a $5 gift card for yourself, for free!

- Magic players, the Aether Revolt prereleases are on the way!  Join us on January 13th through the 15th and get your hands on Aether Revolt early in a sealed deck tournament.  $30 to enter will get you a prerelease kit, entry into the tournament, and prize packs!  We are also offering our Ironman Challenge, which you can read more about HERE.

- Aether Revolt Release Week will start on Friday, January 20th with our regular $15 draft starting at 6pm.  January 21st mixes it up a bit though, with our Standard tournament switching to $25 Sealed Deck!  Four packs of Aether Revolt, two packs of Kaladesh, and four rounds of Swiss!  First place will walk away with a brand new bundle, so don't miss it!

- Warhammer players, January is the month for you!  We are starting not one but two Escalation leagues.  Age of Sigmar will be our beginner league, taking you from 250 points to 1000.  Our 40k league will be from 1000 to a jumbo-sized 2250 points.  Each league lasts twelve weeks and requires a game every two weeks.  Easy, laid back, and tons of fun!  If you're looking to get into the hobby, now's the time!

- Pokemon Trainers, Sun & Moon is coming!  Join us Saturday, January 28th at 11am for our Sun & Moon Prerelease!  $30 to enter gets you a building kit, four packs of Sun & Moon, and entry into the tournament.  Stay and play to get THREE more packs of Sun & Moon!  Don't miss out on your chance to get these new, awesome Pokemon!

- Game of Thrones players, raise your banners for the Chapter Pack tournament on January 28th!  Duke it out to claim a free copy of Tyrion's Chain when it releases!  Runners-up will receive store credit towards the purchase of the new chapter pack.  3 rounds of Swiss and starts at 2pm.  Be there!

- Clearance!  We have a clearance section now.  Space is getting a little tight, and we unfortunately can't keep every incredible game in stock.  Some have to go, and that's where the clearance section comes in!  Check our back gondola, labeled as "clearance" and pick up a game for 40% off!  It doesn't stack with any other discounts, but it's a great way to pick up a fantastic game you may not have on your radar.  Come in and check it out!

Two Years and Counting

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It's our birthday!  Join us Saturday, January 7th at 6pm as we celebrate two awesome years in this wonderful community!  Bring anything you feel like playing, because we'll be gaming all night!  We'll have cake and pizza as part of the festivities, and we'll be offering bonuses on gift cards for the night.  Buy a $25 gift card for a friend, get a $5 gift card for yourself - for free!  Brace yourselves, we'll be playing some heavier games than our standard fare.  Expect Scythe to make an appearance - Evolution, Ascension, 7 Wonders, and more!  

RSVP: Facebook Event

We want to sincerely thank you all for being such fantastic support.  We wouldn't still be here today if it wasn't for all you incredible folks who love to game.  Everyone strives to be inclusive and share their passion for gaming in whatever form it takes, and it's always awesome to see people spreading the joy of gaming.  From the bottom of our hearts, thank you so much for being wonderful people!

TCGPlayer Pricing Now In Effect

Santa's coming early to Top Tier, with our official announcement:  We are switching to TCG Player pricing for all card singles starting in 2017!  With this switch, we hope to save you money and help get more decks built for Yu-Gi-Oh!, Pokemon, and Magic!  We will also be streamlining our buylist and store credit processes to get you as much for your cards as possible.

What's that mean for you?  We will be using "Market Price" value for all our singles, the "going rate" of cards in real-time!  Our cash buylist prices will also be changing in proportion to market price, with an on-average value of about 50%.  Want to trade in for store credit?  We'll offer an ADDITIONAL 25% bonus to the buylist price, for use on anything in the store!  Cards?  Check.  Entry fee?  Check.  The newest board game?  Check.

Our goal with this switch was to remove the complicated "trade credit" offer we had on hand.  Instead of juggling three different prices, we simply decided to beef up our store credit bonus to make it easier to weigh the two numbers against each other.  To this end, we will be phasing out trade credit in its current form.  Remaining trade credit will be redeemable against normal SCG prices until it has been zeroed out in our system.

Lastly, we want to work to reduce as much "turn away" on cards as possible.  This system will allow us to modify our buylist values to reflect quantity on hand and make an offer on a significantly larger amount of cards.

Aether Revolt Prereleases Coming Jan. 13-15th

Our Creature Collection Playmat for Aether Revolt!  Available for $5 off during prereleases!

Our Creature Collection Playmat for Aether Revolt!  Available for $5 off during prereleases!

The plane is in turmoil, Tezzeret has seized all the inventions, and the Gatewatch is in trouble.  Join the revolution and take the power back in Aether Revolt, releasing on January 21st!

Get your hands on Aether Revolt a week early, with our Prerelease events on January 13th, 14th, and 15th.  Entry is $30 and comes with:

  • 4 packs of Aether Revolt
  • 2 packs of Kaladesh
  • 1 Spindown Die
  • 1 Promo Rare or Mythic from Aether Revolt
  • Entry Into the Tournament

Players will build a 40-card deck and play four rounds of Swiss against similarly-ranked opponents.  After the tournament, prizes will be handed out based on standings!

Midnight Prerelease - Jan. 13th @ 11:59pm - Facebook Event
Noon Prerelease - Jan. 14th @ 11:59am - Facebook Event
Afternoon Prerelease - Jan. 14th @ 6pm - Facebook Event
2HG Prerelease - Jan. 15th @ 2pm - Facebook Event

We will also be running our popular Ironman Competition for prerelease weekend!

Sign up for all three Individual Sealed events for just $75 and compete for your chance to win a copy of Planechase Anthologies!  Retailing at $150, the Anthology includes every plane ever printed plus four planechase-ready decks for you and your friends.

Our top-placing Ironman across all three events will receive the Anthology for free on top of the usual prize support!