February 08, 2016 / by Eric

Here at Gamma Labs, our certified magic technicians are constantly working to design you the best experience possible.

Our technicians at work.

As the direct result of their efforts, along with extensive testing and feedback from staff and players…


We acknowledge that there have been some legitimate concerns raised about Aric‘s methodology during his portion of the testing process but I can assure you that those are being looked into and will be dealt with in an appropriate manner

…we present to you Deluxe Drafting and The New Modern (boy, it’s been a while since I’ve used that particular rebranding phrase.)

Deluxe Drafting
Starting this Saturday, February 13th, our new drafting price of $17.50 will now include a complimentary ticket that you can use a acquire any one of our most popular food and drink items absolutely free. Rainier tall boys, Jones sodas and grilled cheese for the people! Drafting will continue to be every Saturday at noon and 4pm.

The New Modern
Starting next Wednesday, February 17th, our weekly Modern tournament is going to become sanctioned and have an entrance fee of $12.50 so we can double our prize support and add in the same free food and drink tickets that our Saturday drafters are getting.

2016 is going to be a fun and exciting year for us and you can look forward to a lot of big improvements in the weeks and months to come. As always, if you have any ideas, suggestions, questions, comments or concerns, come on by and lay ’em on us. We are right here and excited to engage this community that we are so thrilled to personally be a part of.

-Eric

April 15, 2014 / by Eric
Are you ready to rock, Seattle?

Are you ready to rock, Seattle?

The Journey into Nyx Prerelease is right around the corner. And, as always, we’ve got a range of events available to meet all of your hectic Magic scheduling needs! Including our classic Midnight Draft, as well as Noon and 4pm on both Saturday and Sunday with all-ages overflow events upstairs at the shop.

ALL AGES!

Fun for the whole family!

Fun for the whole family!

Preregistration is available in person at either the shop or the lounge and is highly recommended as our preregistration events do sell out.

In other Magic news, all of our Mondays over at the shop are now Magic Mondays!

maaaaaaagic

maaaaaaagic

That’s right! Every Monday at Gamma Ray Games, all MtG singles are 20% off.
ALL. DAY. LONG.
(Longer if you drink some orange juice.)

And every Wednesday Night at the Raygun Lounge is the New Modern,

Are you into it?

Are you into it?

our long standing ongoing weekly Modern tournament. Entry is only $5 or TOTALLY FREE with a receipt from Gamma Ray Games from the same day for $10 or more.

So come on down to Gamma Ray Games and the Raygun Lounge for all of your Journey to Nyx, Modern Magic and Single Finding needs.

October 03, 2013 / by Eric

Want to play some of that “Magic game” that your friends have all been getting back into lately? Great! Because we just streamlined our Magic schedule for the first time in… well, ever… to make it even easier for you to do so.

We now have 4 weekly events for you.

Wednesday Night Modern

Our Wednesday night event is an unsanctioned modern format tournament that evolved out of several of our players’ private testing league into a friendly weekly event. Tournament begins at 6pm, has a $5 buy in, prizes for top three, is overseen by our resident judge, Jen, and features players such as our very own Drunken Planeswalker and Nick of Vashon,

pictured here building the place only a year ago.
Nick builds

Friday Night Magic

Our take on the Wizards of the Coast’s perennial favorite occurs in our shop’s upstairs game loft so we can include the all ages players required for official sanctioning and prize support. This sanctioned standard format tournament begins at 6pm, costs $5 to enter, is capped at 8 people to ensure room, is overseen by T.O. Aric and includes all of the standard prize support that one would expect from such an event.

Shiny!
October Prize

Saturday Drafting

Our legendary unsanctioned booster drafts occur every Saturday at noon and 4pm. Each requires a $15 buy-in which gets you the cards that you’ll need to play plus an opportunity to win more. Each of our drafts has room for up to 24 people in ability-tiered pods that are overseen by T.O. Jen and feature the kinds of great, sexy, available 21+ players that earned our shop the Seattle Weekly’s coveted ‘Best Place to Meet Single Men’ award for 2013.

Oh yes they did.
Matt Wins

Sunday EDH

And for our more low key, slower playing magic enthusiasts, there’s always Sunday’s 5pm Elder Dragon Highlander game. We always draw just the right crowd to keep it intimate while still letting the goofy fun of a crowded table unfold.

It usually looks something like this at the end.
magic pile

In addition to these events, we have general casual play, occasional special events like Gordie’s Make Your Own Card drafts and are in the process of putting together a women-only Magic event soon so find an event that works best for you and come check it out. We’d love to see you some time.

Actual staff in their native environment.
DnK