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Guilds of Ravnica Bundle Rumble – October 5th

Battleground’s BUNDLE RUMBLE is back for Guilds of Ravnica!!  Join us for our flagship Sealed Deck event and help us celebrate the release of Magic’s latest set
(Formerly the Fat Pack Challenge)


Format: **Bundle Sealed**
Date: October 5th, 2018 a FRIDAY
Time: 7:00pm
Entrance Fee: $40.00


Please preregister! Space is limited!


Please email with any questions.


Guilds of Ravnica will be released on Friday, October 5th and we will have a full line-up of events for you to crack packs, build decks and play Magic at both of our stores! The weekend will kick off with our flagship Sealed Deck style event, the Bundle Rumble.


The Battleground Bundle Rumble is taking place on Friday night, 10/5/2018, in Abington and Norton (run in place of Standard FNM). These are the ultimate sealed events – where you open packs, build a deck and play with just the contents of a Guilds of Ravnica Bundle!


The concept of the Bundle Rumble is pretty simple. Each player will receive a Guilds of Ravnica Bundle with which to build a 40 card deck. Players may use ONLY what is inside of their Bundle to construct their decks. No additional land will be provided!  This event is essentially a 10 pack sealed deck tournament.


Player’s in the event will be competing for glory and a super sweet commemorative plaque. No other prizes will be award for this event.


Don’t forget to check out Battleground’s Online Store for Magic Product and Supplies!



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Guilds of Ravnica Prerelease – Sept 29th and 30th


Come return again with us to the city plane of Ravnica with the Guilds of Ravnica Pre-Release – September 29th and September 30th, 2018.  Get things started in a huge way at our Midnight Prerelease on Friday night / Saturday morning at 12:00am, after FNM.
A look at the schedule can be seen in the image above.  Here are a few more details:
For the Guilds of Ravnica Prerelease we will be asking players to select a particular “Guild Pack” that they will use during the event.  These Guild Packs are similar to the Prerelease Packs you may be used to, except instead of 6 booster packs they’ll include 5 booster packs + 1 “seeded” pack that corresponds to the two colors that represent your chosen guild.  It is recommended that players preregister to make sure they get the two-color Guild Packs that they’d like.
Please talk to someone at the store or email me at to preregister.
Sealed Deck Format: Each player receives one Guilds of Ravnica Prerelease Pack (5 Guilds of Ravnica boosters + 1 seeded guild booster + 1 guild promo + 20 sided spin down life counter) with which to build their deck.
Two-Headed Giant (2HG) Sealed Deck Format: Each TEAM will receive 2 Guilds of Ravnica Prerelease Packs with which to build two 40 card decks.
Please note: Prerelease packs are first-come first-serve. If you desire a specific guild for your Prerelease Pack please tell us when you register so we can put one aside for you!
If you have pre-ordered a box of Guilds of Ravnica you may pick it up a WEEK EARLY at one of these events and also receive the Buy-A-Box Promo Impervious Greatwurm.
Don’t forget to check out our Online Store for your Magic needs!


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Huge End of Summer Sale – September 22nd

Come down for massive savings on tons of stock at our End of Summer Sale, September 22nd in Abington.

Over our sixteen years in business, three locations in Massachusetts, and multiple annual conventions, Battleground has accumulated quite an impressive amount of inventory. We’ve decided to put together a sale at our Abington location that our customers can really take advantage of.

Leading up to the sale, we’ll be posting pictures throughout the month of September of just a small amount of what you’ll find available for unbelievably low prices. And don’t think that this is just going to be old, dusty games that have been languishing without a home for too long (although those will be available as well at super-low prices)! No, this sale will feature some of the hottest games going that we just happen to be a bit overstocked on.

Furthermore, we’ll be pulling some REALLY old stuff out from the vaults in our storage area. Several of these old games and accessories haven’t seen the light of day for many years. Who knows what sort of treasures you’re likely to discover?

Here’s a list of some of the stuff on sale.  Come check it out this Saturday in Abington.



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Behind the Shield – Episode 133 – “Megababble”

After many long years the Warhammer Meggabattle finally returned to our Abington location this past Sunday and Andrew was there to interview a bunch of the participants. Let’s hope it won’t be five more years before the next Meggabattle, because this was astonishing to behold in its scope.


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Warhammer 40k Megabattle 2018

Join us for the largest Warhammer game of the year, August 25th at Battleground in Abington.


Battleground Games & Hobbies MEGABATTLE 2018


Date: Saturday, August 25th, 2018
Time: Please be here no later than 9:30 am
Entrance Fee: $40.00 (includes t-shirt + BBQ lunch / dinner)


To REGISTER please visit this link or search our online store for “Megabattle”.


Please don’t forget to include the team you’d like to play for (Order of Disorder) and the tshirt size you’d like during checkout. Please check off the “Add a note for the Vendor” box and leave us a message.




This will be Battleground Games & Hobbies seventh Warhammer 40K Megabattle. It will be hosted at the Abington location on Saturday, August 25th, 2018.


Our Warhammer 40K Megabattles have always been major events at Battleground. We put a lot of effort into creating an event that focuses on the “fun” and “fluffy” part of 40K. Typically, the tables look gorgeous and the landscape of completely painted armies strewn about make for quite an impressive looking game. This year, we are making a more concerted effort to “theme” the event. Participants are encouraged to not only bring their armies, but to spend a little thought as to why your army is there. As usual, we are splitting the two table sides into Order and Disorder. We recognize that the armies that fall into one side or another are debatable, but for the past six Megabattles these delineations have worked pretty well. It is possible that you see the same codex fighting for both sides.


We encourage everyone who loves to play the game, and can muster a fully painted army, to join us on August 25th to experience the maximum carnage of Warhammer 40K.The setting for the battle will be the planet of Gorgos Delta…..




Before the coming of the Cicatrix Maledictum, the planet of Gorgos Delta was of little consequence to anyone. Searing winds and geological instability made life difficult for those who lived there. Still, vast sources of promethium made the world a small but important cog in the war machine of the Imperium. Two great cities oversaw the mining and production of the vital resource: Aamuel, which consisted mainly of survey personnel and refineries, and Hethradiah, home to miners and drilling machinery. Both cities worked in concert to keep the promethium flowing in the Emperor’s name… until the Great Rift appeared.

Baleful Warp energies deluged the planet, which now rested just on the edge of the ragged tear in the fabric of realspace. With these energies came the rise of a new power on Gorgos Delta. It began with accidents: drillers suffering horrific burns that should not have been possible with properly maintained equipment. Then survey teams began to have visions of an enormous slumbering force. When the rocky ground between the two cities cracked open to reveal surges of living flame, the truth was revealed: the promethium was now alive, and possessed of a will of its own. Within weeks, nearly all those who dwelt on the planet had begun to worship the entity, hailing it as the Ever-Burning, a new god born of fire.

Such worship does not go unnoticed. Across the Warp, the faithful of Chaos received omens and commands via daemonic messengers. After all, the Ruinous Powers are jealous gods. The dictum came forth to destroy this upstart entity, lest it draw too much of the Warp’s power into itself. The populace of Gorgos Delta would fall under the sway of Chaos, or they would bleed.

It was not long before the Imperium of Man, too, became aware of the heresy on Gorgos Delta. The response was no less swift: regiments of the Astra Militarum were duly dispatched to annihilate those who had turned from the Emperor’s light. Such blasphemy also did not escape the attention of the Adeptus Astartes, and soon great battle-barges surged toward the planet.

The Aeldari were all too familiar with the creation of gods. Farseers kept a watchful eye as the planet descended into madness, while the Drukhari wondered if perhaps this new entity might assuage the endless withering of their souls. For the Ynnari, the strange new force on Gorgos Delta offered a potentially powerful weapon against Slaanesh, and so they too were drawn to the flame.

No one can say how word reached the Arch-Arsonist of Charadon of the living flame’s existence. Perhaps it was a tortured captive who first spoke to the Orks of Gorgos Delta and the Ever-Burning, or maybe some strange vision came to the mad pyromaniac via the Orkish psychic field. In any case, almost immediately a great WAAAGH! had formed to go lay claim to the planet for the Orks’ destructive ends. Massive space hulks burned red even in the vacuum of space, driven onward by the Arch-Arsonist’s compulsion to seek “da biggest burnin’ dere is”.

For Gorgos Delta, for the denizens of the Aamuel and Hethradiah, and for the burning fury growing in the planet’s core, the future would bring only war.


Full details can be found here.


To register please visit this link.





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Behind the Shield – Episode 127 – “Legend of the Katanastravaganza”

This weekend there’s a massive L5R event going on at our Saugus store so Andrew and Amanda interview local Legend of the Five Rings LCG fan Brandon to find out what’s up with this game and with the Katanastravaganza event.


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