The Battle for Mishra’s Toy Workshop – Noon, Dec 26

Are you ready for the greatest battle since the Brother’s War between Mishra and Urza? Join us at Game Universe Franklin on December 26 for our 1st annual Day After Christmas holiday duel for Mishra’s Toy Workshop!

This event will take place in 3 parts. You may play in as many parts as you want, but to win the Mishra’s Toy Workshop, you will need to accumulate as many match points as possible, so playing more games helps!

  • Noon – Booster Draft, 3 round limit, $15 entry
  • 3 pm – Commander, 2 round limit, pods, Wizard’s banned list, $6 entry
  • 6 pm – Standard FNM, $6 entry


Each event will have its own prize structure, which will be as follows:

  • EVERY EVENT: After each event, all players will be awarded 1 random promo card from our holiday sack.
  • DRAFT: $4 store credit for each player who enters, divided among top finishers in each draft pod. TO will announce exact prize divisions based on attendance.
  • COMMANDER: Being the last man standing in a pod will win you $3 store credit for each player eliminated. Being the last player eliminated wins you 1 standard-legal booster pack.
  • STANDARD CONSTRUCTED: Follows our normal FNM structure. Winning more than 2 matches gets you 1 booster pack, plus store credit if you are in the top 3 players.
  • OVERALL: The player with the most match points from all 3 events will win our 1 and only copy of Mishra’s Toy Workshop!

Merry Christmas and happy New Year, from all of us at Game Universe!

Fantasy Flight Living Card Game Store Championships

Game Universe Franklin is proud to host the Fantasy Flight Living Card Game store championships once again! Each event will begin at-the-door registration at 11 am on the day, and begin round 1 promptly at noon. Cost will be $15 at the door, or $10 if you pre-register.

1/10  A Game of Thrones
1/11 Call of Cthulhu
1/18 X-Wing
2/14 Android: Netrunner
2/15 Star Wars


Prizes will be given from the appropriate Fantasy Flight game kit. If attendance for a particular event exceeds 12 players, we will add additional prizes as follows:

  • 13-14 players: 2 random players who play all Swiss rounds will each receive a $10 gift card
  • 15-18 players: 1st-3rd place will each receive a $10 gift card.
  • 19+ players: We will give away a related board game of a value determined by the attendance ($10-$100). If possible, we will make this game themed around the FFG LCG event in question.


You can pre-register in person at one of our stores, or online via our pre-order page.

Dungeon Master’s Guide Early Release – Nov 29

This Black Friday is very special – and no, it’s not because of our 40% off table – it’s because the long-awaited D&D 5th Edition Dungeon Master’s Guide releases Friday, Nov 29 at all Game Universe locations.

For those who haven’t followed the scuttlebutt on this one, the 5E DMG is a little different. Sure, it “provides the inspiration and the guidance you need to spark your imagination and create worlds of adventure,” but more importantly this book is being viewed by a lot of players as a kind of “D&D Source Code” release. Here, Wizard’s design team doesn’t just tell you how to run their game, they show you how to create balanced home-brew spells, magic items, monsters and more. For the ultimate role-playing tinkerer, comes the ultimate tinker’s handbook – the 5th Edition Dungeon Master’s Guide.

Releases at all Game Universe locations on Friday, November 29. $49.99


Don’t forget – 5E D&D Encounters

Wednesdays at 6 pm is D&D Encounters – play with the best local DMs at the best local game store in Milwaukee. We also have a special, Franklin-only session of Encounters every Sunday at 3 pm.

Want to DM? We’re looking for a new Dungeon Masters at our Franklin store to run a game for 4-6 players. We reward our DMs with our DM Fee Program, where each game you run earns you store credit to buy supplements, dice,manuals and whatever else you need to run an awesome game.


Black Friday Magic, Nov 28

We are pleased to offer our traditional Black Friday Magic tournament series at all 3 Game Universe locations from noon to 9 pm, Friday, Nov 28.


Black Friday Magic is a series of 3 events. This year, the events will be as follows:
Noon – Draft – 6-8 person draft tables, 3 round max – $20
3pm – Commander – 3-4 person pods, 1 round, 2 hour time limit – $8
6pm – Standard FNM – Swiss rounds as normal FNM – $6
COST FOR ALL 3 = $30

You can play in any 1 event for the price listed next to it. Or, you can play in the entire series for the price listed for all 3. Note that Commander is only one round, but the victor at each pod will get match points toward overall winner.

We will break for dinner at 5 pm. Outside food and drink from our neighbors will be welcome at this event.


Each event will have it’s own individual prize, as follows
Draft: 1 pack for every player at your table, split among the top finishers at that table.
Commander: 1 pack for playing, plus 1 pack for the last-person-standing in each pod.
Standard: Normal for each store.

Overall Winner: There will also be an overall winner from all 3 events. The overall winner will be the person with the most match points at the end of the day. Overall first place will win a From the Vault of their choice.

Tie Breaker: In the event of a tied match point total for Overall Winner, the player with the best average tie breakers across all events will be the winner.

New Releases – D&D Attack Wing

Engage in daring dragon-to-dragon aerial combat with the Attack Wing: Dungeons & Dragons Miniatures Game! Utilizing the FlightPath Maneuver System, command your armies in combat & customize your fantasy miniatures with Riders, Spells, and Magical Upgrades. The Attack Wing: Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set comes complete with three pre-painted dragons, maneuver dials, and numerous upgrade cards and tokens.

Introducing air-to-ground (or surface to air, if you prefer) combat between flying dragons and ground units, this new game not only features minis you can use with your D&D game, but also is a great addition for those who love quick and easy skirmish miniatures games. Ask our staff about it or join us Wednesday in Franklin for demos with Jon!

Commander 2014 Release Championship Series

Game Universe is proud to host the 2014 Commander Release Championship series for Milwaukee. There are 3 events in this series, one at each of our three locations, over three days.

Event Structure

Entry $40
The Commander Deck you play with will be randomly assigned by drawing 1 Zendikar basic land from a deck (you keep the land you pull). Your deck will match the color of the land you draw.
Format: 3-4 person pods
– Last man standing in each pod after Round 1 gets 1 Conspiracy Booster Pack
– Last Man standing in each Pod after Round 2 gets 1 out of print Commander Deck.
– If there enough players for Round 3 and up, you will be playing for points toward Overall Champion.
Overall Champion: The player with the most match points from all 3 Commander events will win 1 2012 Japanese Commander deck. The runner up will receive 1 of each Zendikar basic land, including all art. Second runner up will get a set of MTG mana symbol pins. 3rd runner up will get a Game Universe Playmat. All champion prizes will be picked up at the Franklin store. Overall Champion and runners up will be announced publicly on our website and social media sites.

Number of players needed for each additional round
1 Round: 3-9 players
2 rounds: 10-16 players
3 rounds: 17-24 players


Friday – 6 pm, Game Universe Franklin
Saturday – Noon, Game Universe Brookfield
Sunday – Noon, Game Universe Menomonee Falls

What if I pre-ordered a case?

If you pre-ordered a case, you can buy in to this event for $10 and use your own deck. However, you must still play a random deck determined by your Zendikar basic land draw.