1405 Encinal Ave.
Alameda, CA 94501
510-522-2109
 

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Saturday 11 to 6
Sunday 11 to 6
Mondays Closed
Often open late for events

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D20 is Moving! 1405 Encinal Ave.

 D20 1405 Mockup

Update….we ARE at the new store….sorry about being radio silent…working like a pooch all week to get the move to happen…

This week-4-15-14—we’re open for biz, and getting everything unpacked.  Keep eyes on this space for new updates for the grand opening events in May…

NEW Location….  (NOT an April Fools Joke…this is for real.) Map to new store

 So .as many of you know, our sucess has been slowly squishing us, and for a while we’ve had our eye out for a new location with some more elbow room.  Well, yay!! We found one.  Here is the FAQ about it.
  • When are you moving:  In progress at this point but targeting to do soft open at the new space on Friday, April 3rd.–Update–Open at new store now!
  • Where is it:  Still in Alameda…on Encinal right by where it intersects with Central (near Franklin School).
  • Why are you moving?:  Space, We need some elbow room, Our sucess has been hurting us in a strange way.  The more people that come to the events, the more squished it gets.  Where our current space lets us pack in about 4o people, The new space will eventually let us have near 7o people with LOTs more comfortable space.   AND, we’ve been wanting for a while to start building a Maker space,
  • Good parking areas

    Is there parking?:  Yep…free(!!!) street parking in front and across the street, and when school is out, all the spaces around Franklin school and park are open and fair game.  (map to follow)

  • Are you worried about leaving Park Street?  A little bit.  We are giving up some walk in traffic in exchange for more breathing space and the chance to run a Lot more events.

Keep watching the site and the twitter feed if you want to see the work in progress.

Featured Events

Marvel Dicemasters-Tuesdays

Marvel Dicemasters-Tuesdays

Dicemaster’s organized play. ~5:30 Start. $15 for either a sealed or (if more then 6 players) a rainbow draft….

Dragons of Tarkir Two-Headed Giant

Dragons of Tarkir Two-Headed Giant

April- 26th (sat): Two-headed giants are a team Magic the Gathering event. Teams usually comprise of buddies, parent/kid combos, and a lot of couples. Both players play together, sharing a life total, showing each other their cards, consulting with each other and playing at the same times, and play 3 rounds for extra prize packs, (but mostly for fun.)

Pokemon Roaring Skies Prerelease event

Pokemon Roaring Skies Prerelease event

Prerelsease for Pokemon Roaring Skies…Reg starts at 10, $30 cash for the Pokemon league folks (NO preregistration possible for this—first come first served. Prereg is possible for next week’s release event.

Date Night Magic Draft (Kids-9-14) (Price-$25)

Date Night Magic Draft (Kids-9-14) (Price-$25)

Start at 4 pm (new time), $25 now includes pizza…Draft for kids from 9-14.

Pokemon Roaring Skies Release event

Pokemon Roaring Skies Release event

Sat. May 9th, Release event (preregistration IS possible). $30 pp gets 6 packs to make a deck plus bonus packs of the new stuff…Good for all player levels.

Featured Posts

Completing the Big move for D20

Completing the Big move for D20

Hey Folks, I’m finally coming out of the sleep deprived haze from last week.  We’ve been working like proverbial pooches (a fairly strange expression, btw…eager-sure, loveable-why not, face licking-check, but given the lack of fields or sheep in the area, very few of our pups are defined by their extreme work ethic), to get the…

D20 is Moving! 1405 Encinal Ave.

  Update….we ARE at the new store….sorry about being radio silent…working like a pooch all week to get the move to happen… This week-4-15-14—we’re open for biz, and getting everything unpacked.  Keep eyes on this space for new updates for the grand opening events in May… NEW Location….  (NOT an April Fools Joke…this is for…

Pokemon Primal Clash — the scoop…

Pokemon Primal Clash — the scoop…

The newest set in the Pokemon XY series, Primal Clash officially releases on Feb. 4th.    The prerelease is at 10 am on Sat. the 31st.   They will have space for ~ 32 players and it is first come first served and the $30 is paid directly to the Pokemon league folks and must…

Tiny Leaders-A new Magic format….

Tiny Leaders-A new Magic format….

Welcome to Tiny Leaders.   We will be playing the format during Tiny Leaders Thursdays. This is a new format of magic created by Bramwell Tackaberry (who still maintains a Facebook group dedicated to the format… in the spirit of Commander, but designed as a 1 on 1 format instead of for group games. Here is…

“That’s Just Broken”  Fate Reforged Set info…

“That’s Just Broken” Fate Reforged Set info…

IMPT....No Pokemon or other free play Jan 17 &18th!! Back the next week... Special limited alt. art buy a box promo for Fate Reforged The second set in the Khans of Tarkir Block, Fate   Reforged, is on it's daily reveal of new spoilers leading up to the Jan 17th and 18th prerelease and Jan...
Happy New Year -2015

Happy New Year -2015

Happy New Year folks… Here is the D20 2014 year in review( in rhyme) Before we get started, a nod to the camp of game day winners, those we call champ… January brought us a magic memento As many of us hoofed it to Grand Prix Sacremento And in Pokemon, to Black & White we…

D20 Games-Intro to D&D for Parents (and others)

D20 Games-Intro to D&D for Parents (and others)

By Ben Calica This guide is designed as a simple, English translation for parents, significant others, and just those who felt curious as to what the heck D&D is all about.  We run D&D Encounters at D20 Games these days, and I’m old enough to have played the game with the first white books back in the…

Parents back to school Guide for Trading Card Games

Or how to send your kid off to school with their beloved trading cards and get both back happy and whole… Private Note to (fellow) Parents: Ok…now that school is back in session, a few parent to parent bits of advice about collectible card games during the school year. Trading Issues: 80% of issues between kids…

Guide to Tabletop Games# 2 Deck Building Games

Guide to Tabletop Games# 2 Deck Building Games

  If games like Magic and Pokemon (Trading Card Games) are games where you build a deck to go and play each other, deck builders are games where you start with tiny decks, and part of playing the game is competing to acquire the cards to make your deck better. Most people who like the…

Guide to Tabletop Games: #1 TCG/CCG (Trading Card Games)–Magic/Pokemon/Yugioh etc…

Guide to Tabletop Games: #1 TCG/CCG (Trading Card Games)–Magic/Pokemon/Yugioh etc…

Hey guys…I’ll keep adding to this as time goes on, but I get asked a lot (particularly by parents) about what games like Magic and Pokemon really are.  Here’s a shot at doing geek to English translation. Magic, Yugioh, and Pokemon are what are known as trading card games(TCG) or collectible card games(CCG).   Basically…