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24 Hour Comics Day is a worldwide celebration of comic story telling where comic creators produce a 24-page comic book written, drawn, and completed in 24 consecutive hours.

Take a look at our previous 24 Hour Comics Day events.


"Gaming for the Community" event on raised 672 lbs of food for the Food Bank!


The boys are busy battling at the Warmachine Steamroller Tournament on.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Wednesday is new comic day! Click here to find out what's on the way!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


We have a special room for events! This is a comfortable place to play games or meet other collectors. We have tables of terrain for miniatures games, plenty of chairs and tables for card tournaments, lockers to protect your stuff. If you have a game you want to run, let us know!

Store locations and telephone numbers are here. Hours we're open are here

CLICK HERE! TO VIEW OUR EVENTS IN A GOOGLE CALENDAR.


SPORTS CARD EVENTS

Sports Card Trade Night & "Pack of Everything" Drawing
First Wednesday of every month!

Autographed Jersey Giveaway Aug 30 - Sept 27

For all sportscard related events, click here.



MAGIC: THE GATHERING

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS

Dungeons and Dragons Encounters - Thursdays

New D&D 5th Edition Released starting July 3

D&D Expeditions Saturday October 25


WARHAMMER & 40K

Warhammer Fantasy Tournament September 27

Players meet at Spenard on Wednesdays and Saturdays when no large event is scheduled.

OTHER GAMES

Yu Gi Oh Tuesdays at 4:30

 

COMIC EVENTS

24 Hour Comics Day 10th Annual! October 4

Sows Ear Comics - Another AK grown comic series!

Intergalactic Nemesis January 23-24, 2015



What kind of game store doesn't sell basic Monopoly? A game store like BOSCO'S!

Click the picture of Catan to get to a story from Wired that explains the difference between the board games BOSCO'S sells and the mass market games we've all been accustomed to.

You'll never buy Park Place again.


Be a lucky card collector!

Danny won at Trade Night!

 

 

 

If you are a sports card collector, you deserve to be on Pat Moe's sports card email list. He sends info on special sales and drawings via email.

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Jeter pulled the Mox Pearl from the Mox-In-The-Box

 

Regular events
happening every week

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 


What's this? Did BOSCO'S go postal? Click that pic for more info.

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Dennis shows how to apply a nice layer of original Bosco chocolate syrup to ice cream. "GOOD!" say youngsters!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Monday

Want to run an event on Mondays? email Store manager Eric Helmick at erich "at" boscos.com


Tuesday

Yu Gi Oh Tourneys!
Learn How to Play!

Where: BOSCO'S in Spenard
When: Tuesday 4:30-8pm
Cost: $6-7 to play a tournament. Casual play is free.

Let's Duel! Bring those Yu Gi Oh cards to Spenard for tournaments and demos!

Cost is usually $6 - $7 and offers great prizes with exclusive cards. We may have an occasional "draft" or sealed deck tournament with a higher charge to cover the cost of the cards you play with.

Magic: The Gathering Commander League
Where: BOSCO'S in Spenard
When: Tuesdays are the official days.. You can play other days when space is available in the events room. You can play until 11pm!
Cost: Kickoff in March is free, after that $10/month.

Prize pool is $10/player with 40% to player with the highest points for the month, 20% to 2d, 10$ to 3d and 5% to the players who accumulate the most of each Achievement. Prizes are BOSCO'S Gift Certificates good for anything we sell!

 


Wednesday
A regular group comes to play Warhammer 40k on Wednesday afternoons.

Sports card Trade nights the first Wednesday of the month.

Want to run an event? email Store manager Eric Helmick at
events "at" boscos.com


Thursday
Dungeons & Dragons 'Next' Encounters
Spenard from 6:00 -8:00 pm.

D&D Encounters is an exciting, weekly campaign that plays out one epic encounter at a time. As you defeat enemies, solve puzzles, finish quests, and perform heroic deeds, you’ll earn Renown Points that you can use to get exclusive rewards. Each session only takes 1-2 hours to play, so it’s easy to fit your game in after school or work. And each week there’s a new and exciting challenge. Jump in anytime!
All you need is dice.

Bring some friends, plays some games. Want to run an event? email Store manager Eric Helmick at
events "at" boscos.com


Friday


Friday Night Magic
At BOSCO'S Spenard.
Sign up starts at 5:30. Play 6:30 - 11pm. Costs $7

Typically tournaments are Standard
except for some Fridays.

Cost varies depending on what we are playing and the prize package.

Friday Night Magic

As usual for FNM, including the fabulous foil cards.

New Friends - Are you looking for a way to play Magic while meeting new friends and winning cool foil prize cards? Then Friday Night Magic is exactly what you're looking for! FNM is designed to bring casual players together on Friday nights to play for fun and foil prize cards. FNM is designed to be a less-competitive event. Try it out and discover why Friday night is the best night of the week!"

Premium Card Prizes - Each month a different FOIL card will be given out. You don't have to play the tournament to get the foil card. The cards feature the FNM logo in the text box and many have original flavor text and updated wordings.

You are welcome to come to play without joining the tournament.


Saturday

Saturday Afternoon
Magic Casual Play and Tourneys

Where: BOSCO'S in Spenard

When: Saturdays noon - close

Cost: Free. We may run a tournament that costs a few $'s if you choose to participate.

When: Saturdays 12:30 pm - done

Warhammer 40k
Where: Spenard BOSCO'S
When: Saturdays 12-6pm
Cost: Free
We have open tables and lots of terrain ready for you to play. (Except for occasions when we schedule another event that day. Check the rest of the schedule!)


Sunday

Sunday Booster Draft
Where: BOSCO'S Spenard
When: Sundays 12:00 noon when we open, event starts as soon as it can.
We don't have these on any day when we are having another Magic tournament or other large event.
Cost: $15.

Draft requires 8 or more players! If 8 people show up, we do these. Usually we get at least 8. Bring your friends just in case.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Yu-Gi-Oh Tuesdays at Spenard! What a great way to get out and enjoy Alaska's great outdoors! (We usually play indoors. This was a special treat day!)


We buy used games!
Clear out those closets! Bring those games you haven't played for years to BOSCO'S in Spenard!

We sell sports cards!
The Spenard BOSCO'S has a huge selection of sports cards. In its own special room, it has a selection and pricing that matches the best sports card stores in the country.


We sell swords!

 

 

 

 


 


 


We bet it made Charles' day when he won this basketball signed by 30 NBA rookies from the '06-07 year. We're glad he buys his basketball cards at BOSCO'S.
It looks like he is too!

 

 

 

 

 


George Foster from the Big Red Machine at BOSCO'S on Spenard June 2007.


 

 

 

 

 

Check out this crowd waiting out front DAYS before we opened our new location in the Dimond Center! Yow! Take a number!


Joseph Hansen is the lucky guy who won the From the Vault: 20 at the Dimond Center BOSCO'S!

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


  In case you haven't figured it out yet, BOSCO'S is a full service and fully stocked Games Workshop retailer. We carry the minis, the army boxed sets, all the rule books, paints, terrain .... all you need including space to play!

 


 

 

 

 

 

Manga/Anime Art Contest
The art is posted and the winners announced! Take a look.

 



First Saturday in May!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Here's the BOSCO'S armory at the 3 Barons Faire.


Lots of things you can do with Magic cards. Henry Coleman brings it to bike polo at the Park Strip.

 


SPORTS CARD TRADE NIGHT

We will host a sportscard trade night the first Wednesday of every month. (Check our Sportscard Collectors page for updates.)

Mark won $540 worth of packs at the December 2011 Trade Night! Merry Christmas!!

Bring your extra and unwanted cards to trade with other collectors.

In conjuction with that, we are running a super promotion. We will give away a prize containing one pack of virtually every sportscard product that comes out between now and then.

To participate, all you have to do is buy sportscard packs and you ought to be doing that anyway. For every $5.00 spent on sports cards singles, packs, boxes and sets, we will give you one ticket. The more you spend, the more tickets you get. Then on trade night, we will draw ONE ticket and give you a few minutes to search through your tickets. If someone produces the matching ticket, they get all the packs accumulated. If nobody has the matching ticket, the packs will carry over to the next trade night and we will add the next month's packs to it. All tickets issued prior to the drawing will be thrown away.

Trade night drawing rules

1. Must be here to win
2. We will draw ONE ticket only.
3. We will give everyone present FIVE minutes to look through their tickets.
4. If the winning ticket is present, then we give away the incredible package to the lucky person.
5. If nobody claims the prize package, we will carry over the packs to the next trade night while adding even more packs as they come out.
6. All tickets issued prior to the drawing will be tossed out.

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Click here for all sportscard related events.


Dungeons & Dragons Adventurers League
Play Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition

The 'Adventurers League' includes the regular weekly 'Encounters' we do on Thursdays plus 'Expeditions' which will be a higher level and longer monthly event.

ENCOUNTERS
Dungeons & Dragons Encounters Tyranny of Dragons (5th edition)
Come play the new edition of Dungeons & Dragons at BOSCO'S!

Where: Spenard BOSCO'S
When: 6 p.m. sharp to 8:15 p.m.
Thursdays August 21 to November 20,
Wednesday November 26 (due to Thanks giving),
Thursdays December 4th to 18th,
Thursday January 8 to Feb 26th 2015.

Cost: Free

Dragons and their allies are threatening the Sword Coast and the North, but why now, and to what end? Tiamat, the queen of evil dragons, has languished in the Nine Hells for millennia. The evil Cult of the Dragon believes that the time of her return is at hand. To accomplish its goal, the cult needs five ancient dragon masks and the support of evil dragons everywhere. Meanwhile, evil dragons in cahoots with the cult seek to amass a treasure hoard worthy of their dark queen by stealing money from cities, caravans, good dragons, merchant ships, and other sources.

The situation is dire. However, the Sword Coast is far from defenseless. Powerful factions are ready to rise up and put an end to the tyranny of dragons. Adventurers throughout the Realms must join forces to face Tiamat, destroy the Cult of the Dragon, and prevent the rise of a new dragon empire. In their hands, the future lies.

Please bring dice and a pencil or buy them at BOSCO'S. A Players Handbook would be good too, especially for spellcasters, but is not required.


Sows Ear Comics!

Another AK Grown comic! Click the image for more info and poke around that site for how to submit your work for future issues. Get your copies at BOSCO'S!


Brick by Brick
Where: Anchorage Museum
On view Oct. 3, 2014 – Jan. 11, 2015
anchoragemuseum.org/brickbybrick

This Anchorage Museum-curated exhibition explores the creative potential of LEGO® toys and bricks. The exhibition features work by New York artist Nathan Sawaya, who creates large-scale sculptures from LEGO® bricks, and English artist Mike Stimpson, who is known for re-creating historic events and popular culture scenes using LEGO figurines.

CALL FOR ENTRIES
Proposal deadline: Aug. 18, 2014

Can you do something amazing with LEGO© bricks? The Museum might select your LEGO creation for display in an upcoming museum exhibit. They are looking for community members to share their expertise and talent in the Brick by Brick exhibition, which opens Oct. 3 at the Anchorage Museum.

More information is HERE.


New Dungeons & Dragons products will be released for five consecutive months beginning July 3rd. The new releases include four game products, a new D&D Starter Set and the three core books, plus two serialized Tyranny of Dragons adventures.

BOSCO'S will have these for sale a week or more ahead of the general release dates. The dates shown are the dates we expect to have these on sale.

  • July 3rd: D&D Starter Set released $20 This is a great beginner set at a great price!
  • July: WizKids' Dungeons & Dragons Fantasy Miniatures Starter Set Heroes released.
  • August 8th: D&D Player's Handbook and Hoard of the Dragon Queen released. We had a great midnight opening for this! People really like the new 5th Edition!
  • August: WizKids' Dungeons & Dragons Fantasy Miniatures Set One Standard Booster released.
  • August 14th: Tyranny of Dragons launches for Cryptic Studios' Neverwinter.
  • September: D&D Monster Manual released
  • October: Rise of Tiamat released
  • November: Dungeon Master's Guide released

Magic 2015 Duels of the Planeswalkers Promo.

If you play Magic online, you can print out a coupon/voucher and bring it to BOSCO'S to get a special pack. Come and get free pack! We'll run this one until we run out of the special packs.


PREPAY and SAVE!

First Shipment Prepay $114.95 One box per person. These will be available on the release date. (While our allocation for presales lasts.)

Second shipment* Prepay $95. One box per person. (While our allocation for presales lasts.)

People who Prepay also get one 'Buy the Box' foil premium card, one per person, not one per box.

Presales will end when we run out of our allocation for presales or Sept. 20.

*Second shipment should arrive 5-7 days after the release date. (We WILL have Khans on the release date.)

Because of low allocations from Wizards of the Coast, we have been preselling new boosters that come in out second shipment that usually arrives the Monday after the release. In some cases, we have also allocated the # of packs customers can buy. (We don't like this any more than you do. Really.) Some customers have been frustrated by that because they want to know they can get a booster box on the release date.

Magic Khans of Tarkir Prereleases

This is block 1 of 3 in the Khans of Tarkir block. This set will have 269 cards. The release date is September 26, 2014

All of the Prerelease tournaments are at BOSCO'S in Spenard. All cost $30.

PIZZA! For each tournament, every player gets a free slice of pizza. BOSCO'S staff runs on Costco single slice pizzas. So why shouldn't you? First slice is free $2 each for more than that.

1) Midnight Saturday September 19/20th,
Prerelease sealed deck
$30

We'll provide free donuts from Franz for the Khans!

2) Saturday September 20 11am
Prerelease sealed deck
$30

3) Saturday September 20 4pm
Two Headed Giant Prerelease sealed deck
$30

4) Sunday September 21 1pm
Prerelease Sealed deck.
$30


Warhammer Fantasy Tournament

Where: BOSCO'S in Spenard
When: Saturday September 27 show up at noon, play at 1pm
Cost: Free

PRIZES

  • Winner: $20 gift certificate or the choice of one of the Looming Terrain of Doom!
  • Best Painted $10 gift certificate
  • Best Sportsman $10 gift certificate

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • 1000 point Tournament Rules and magic will be from core rulebook or army rulebook (max 25% lords and heroes, min 25% core, etc) so no Nagash or Storm of Magic.
  • Tournament will be 3 rounds at 1hour 45 min long
  • Rounds will be a battleline mission, a Watchtower mission, and another battleline mission.
  • Winner will be decided on point totals from each match added together
  • Two other prizes:
    Best Painted (popular Choice) and
    Best Sportsman.
  • Painting is not required but is encouraged
  • WYSIWYG is in effect.

Senshi-Con 2014
Where: Egan Center
When: Saturday Sept 27 and Sunday Sept 28
Cost: TBA

Get all the info here: www.senshicon.com/


Where: BOSCO'S in Spenard
When: Saturday October 4 at 10am through Sunday October 5 at 10am.
Cost: Nothing but your time.

More information is here.


Magic Khans of Tarkir Game Day

BOSCO'S in Spenard

Saturday October 18th at 1pm
Standard

$7

Sunday October 19 1pm
Standard
$7

Dungeons & Dragons Expeditions - Dues for the Dead

Where: BOSCO'S Spenard
When: Saturday October 25th from 1 pm to 6 pm
Cost: Free - bring your character, dice and a pencil.

For years, the Most Solemn Order of the Silent Shroud has tended the dead at Valinghen graveyard, providing them a peaceful eternal rest. Now, that rest has been disturbed by a necromancer seeking out a key to re-activate the Pool of Radiance.

This is an adventure for levels 1-4.

If you like a deeper dive into a “convention-style” campaign experience, then D&D Expeditions is for you. Set in the Moonsea region of the Forgotten Realms, you’ll explore the storyline as it affects the denizens of that area of Faerûn. Here, you’ll get to take your character from its humble beginnings to the heights of high level play, and have a chance to really influence your region through your character’s actions and the actions of your faction.


Intergalactic Nemesis: A Live Action Graphic Novel Comes to Life
Where: Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, Discovery Theatre
When: January 23-24, 2015 at 7:30 pm

This is presented by the Anchorage Concert Association. It looks like a great example of the integration of comics into other art forms. Seems natural to us BOSCO'S types, but like we've been saying for 30 years, it's about time the rest of the world catch up.

The show is sort of a giant comic book, with panels projected on a large screen as live actors read the script in a fusion of pop art and radio theater.

Watch a comic book become real right before your eyes! The Intergalactic Nemesis is a truly unique theatrical experience you won't want to miss. This hilarious, sci-fi thriller is set in the 1930's and features three actors voicing dozens of different characters. A pianist plays a cinematic score while more than 1,000 high-resolution comic book panels illustrate the plot on an enormous movie screen. This multimedia, retro extravaganza has been featured on NPR, PBS and Conan O'Brien.

 


 

 

 

 

In May of 1984 a comic loving hippie from Fairbanks rolled down the highway in a beat up Dodge van filled with comics!

He found a parking spot in Spenard and staked his claim!

BOSCO'S was born!

 

 

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BOSCO'S is working with the Major League Baseball Players Asssociation to help Scouts get merit badges and achievement awards. Click here for more info.

 

 

 

We'll teach your group how to play the games we sell! Here's a group from the local Boys & Girls Club visiting to play a Magic: The Gathering Booster Draft Tourney. Most of these kids were beginners, and things went great! If you have a group that would like some lessons in games we sell, give us a call!

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 
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1-907-274-4112
Dimond Center Mall
800 East Dimond Blvd.
1-907-349-3963

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