The December Game Night Creature Is…

December’s Game Night Creature Collection prizes feature the Turtle! The sandcastle-stomping 3/3 Beast already has appeared on a range of products, including playmats, sleeves, dice bags, and deck boxes. gameNightSwag201412Now players have a chance to win Turtle foil tokens and pins for one month only! Organizers will receive 40 FOIL Turtle tokens and 10 Turtle pins, as well as a promotional Game Night poster featuring the Turtle for the month of December.

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IQ Entry Fee Increase!

We’ve heard feedback from organizers like you about the $25 maximum entry fee for IQs. Starting in October, we’re increasing the maximum entry fee to $30! Two important points to note:

The $30 entry fee will be the new default. You’re welcome to charge less, but contact us with that information so your advertising will be correct.

The Event Guarantee is adjusting to match this increase, guaranteeing the following numbers of players per event:

  • 25 players for Invitational Qualifiers
  • 50 players for Super IQs
  • 90 players for Elite IQs

This guaranteed amount fully covers the event fee and prize support incurred with running these events, so organize with confidence!

If you have any other questions about the IQ entry fee increase, don’t hesitate to contact us at Thanks for being an Organizer with us!

The Game Night Event Finder is Now Live!

The Game Night Event Finder is now live! You may have noticed a place in Organizer Toolsto add your store website under “My Information.” This URL, whether it’s your store’s website or Facebook page, will show up along with your store’s name, location, and other contact information. If you have questions about Game Night or its exclusive Event Finder, please contact us at and we will be happy to assist. Check out this month’s Mailbag to learn about all the ways we advertise Game Night!

Introducing Game Night! is proud to announce Game Night as a new In-Store Program! Game Night is a fun and casual Wednesday weekly event coming this September! It is designed to be very flexible and encourage participation from all levels of Magic players with cool Creature Collection prizes up for grabs! For more information, please visit our Game Night page or if you are ready to sign up, simply login toOrganizer Tools and enroll now!

See you at Origins! and its In-Store Programs team will be at the Origins Trade Day on June 12 leading up to the Season Two Invitational in Columbus, Ohio. Coupled with Organizer feedback and expert brainstorming, we have some exciting changes to announce that evening at 6:00 pm. Join us at Origins at the Greater Columbus Convention Center to hear all the details. It’s a can’t-miss event, and we hope to see you there!

Weekday Invitational Qualifiers Now Available!

Greetings from In-Store Programs! As you probably have noticed, we have been making some big changes here in ISP and we are excited to announce another one! On a case-by-case basis we will now be approving weekday Invitational Qualifier events. Last month, Get There Games in Staten Island ran the first weekday Invitational Qualifier with a great 53-player turnout. If you are interested in running a weekday IQ and are confident of its success, please email us at

On another high note, the power of IQs was on full display at the Season One Invitational in Charlotte. Derrick Sheets, owner of Game On Chattanooga, made time to play in and win an Invitational Qualifier at another store in order to secure his seat at the Charlotte Invitational which he then went on to win! Congrats to Derrick!

August is now open for event scheduling, so sign up today!

The 2014 Spring Season is Here!

With a new season come new Invitational Qualifier and Open Trial artwork and products. The latest Spring products feature Kristen Plescow’s Sphinx artwork for IQs and Celestial Dragon artwork for OTs. Sign up to get yours today! As the Spring season begins, you can start planning ahead and schedule July events. Don’t forget to check your inboxes at the beginning of every month for this newsletter, where we’ll announce the next window to schedule your events!

The ISP Scheduling Window is Changing!

Welcome to the March In-Store Programs newsletter!

Before the 2014 Spring Season begins next month, Star City Games has an important announcement about the scheduling window for ISP event sign-ups. Instead of opening on a season-by-season basis, the scheduling window will open by months. At the beginning of April, July will open for event sign-ups. At the start of May, the August scheduling window opens, and so on.

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Introducing Double Point Open Trials!

Our very first Double Point Open Trial Week is fast approaching! All Open Trials scheduled during the week of Monday, March 24th through Friday, March 28th will earn a whopping 300 Organizer Rewards Points, the same as an Elite IQ! In addition, you can also earn 50 Bonus Points for timely payment within seven days of approval and up to 80 Points with a Premium Plus Swag Pack. That’s 430 Points! The last day to sign up is February 24th, so don’t forget to take advantage of this great offer! Also, stay tuned to your inboxes to learn more about future Double Point Weeks. For more information, visit our Open Trial info page!