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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



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.




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

40k Tournament August 16

40k and Fantasy Tournament at Battle Brothers Aug 30-31.

Family Circus Comic 10-31-12


Yu Gi Oh Tuesdays at 4:30

Yu Gi Oh Sneak Peek August 10

Battle Brothers Gaming Event Aug 30-31.


August Back Issue Sale Friday Aug 1 to Aug 31

24 Hour Comic Book 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
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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!











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


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!


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"

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"


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 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 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.










Time to shop folks!


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.



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.


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.

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

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.

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.


Prices start the month at $4 each and drop every Sunday to a final week at 50c each! But that's not all! You also get big credits towards the purchase of 'variant' covers.Those are special limited edition versions of comics.

Crazy deals all month! It's mayhem!

  • Friday August 1 - 2: $ 4 EACH and get $2 for variants
  • Sunday August 3 - 9 $ 3 EACH and get $1 for variants
  • Sunday August 10- 16 $ 2 EACH and get 50c for variants
  • Sunday August 17-23 $ 1 EACH and get 25c for variants
  • Sunday August 24 - 31 50c + Manager's Special

Don't wait too long! The best books go fast! See you in Spenard!

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

The D&D 5th Ed Players Handbook Midnight Release
Where: BOSCO'S in Spenard
When: Midnight August 7/8

Sleep is overrated! Hangout a few hours after D&D Encounters and be the first to get the new D&D 5th Edition Players Handbook. The normal release date is August 19 so we will have it way before most other places. It will be $49.95.

Peter will DM an adventure before and after the midnight release.

Magic 2015 Core Set

Game Days August 9 - 10

1) Saturday 08/09/14 1pm
Spenard BOSCO'S
Standard $7

2) Sunday 08/09/14 1pm
Spenard BOSCO'S
Standard $7

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.

YuGiOh Duelist Alliance Sneak Peek
Where: BOSCO'S in Spenard
When: Sunday, August 10th 1 pm to 5 pm
Cost $20

First 16 players only!Every player gets 5 packs of the new YuGiOh set, Duelist Alliance, and a copy of the UltraRare DragonHorn Hunter card. All Duelists will also have the chance to win an exclusive Duelist Alliance Sneak Peek game mat.

Warhammer 40k Tournament
Denizens of the 41st Millennium! War is at hand, and you are called to fight!

Where: BOSCO'S in Spenard
When: Saturday August 16 from noon 'till done
Cost: $10


  • 1st place overall $50 gift certificate or your choice of a Looming Terrain of Doom ! (More info on that below).
  • Best Painted Army (players vote) $20 gift certificate
  • Best Sportsmanship (players vote) $10 gift certificate

What you need to know:

*Tournament will be 1000pts
* Models must be WYSIWYG, although unpainted is okay.
*Army must be organized under Battle-Forged rules (page 117)
*No Lords of War.

*Any army from any official codex will be playable.
*Players must use the current edition of their respective codexes
* No powers may be chosen from the Daemonology: Malific chart. (This will keep the games more balanced and fair).
*Battles will be fought using Dawn of War deployments.
*Players will roll on the eternal war table to determine the mission for each match
*Objective Markers will be provided
*Players will be randomly assigned a (pre set up) table for each match.
*Players be faced off at random, with players not fighting the same player twice (if we can)

Overall winner will be based on :

Total number of Victory Points earned during the course of the tournament.

Best painted will be players' choice.

Each player will be given a form to fill out after each match to record how they would score the sportsmanship of each opponent.

3 rounds of games would be good, as it would keep the event on time, with 2 hours for each match (including set up). If we can stay open later, it will leave more room for match length, or for giving out awards.

Looming Terrain of DOOM!

For many years you have been using large boards of terrain we have stored by hanging them from the ceiling of the events room. We fondly think of them as "Looming Terrain of DOOM!' because they kind of loom above us when we are not playing and if they fall, well, ..DOOM!

So they are being retired. In case your memory fails you this is what they look like:

Where: BOSCO'S in Spenard
When:Thursday, August 21at 7:3

The Alaska Film Forum's OPN is an open mic for filmmakers.

Unedited, Uncensored, and Unscreened, the films of OPN are a snapshot of what's happening in the Alaska indie film community. Tickets are $5. The show is all ages, but parental discretion is advised due to the unknown nature of the films. We really have no idea what will end up on the screen.


Films 10 minutes or less will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis starting at 7:30pm the night of the event at BOSCO'S on Spenard and will continue until 90 minutes of programing has been submitted.

Digital .mp4 video files on a flash drive or DVD are preferred.

**For best results, test your film in VLC ( ) before your bring it. **

** We can not guarantee your film will play based on dropoff. Technical difficulties may cause a film to be skipped. **

** Films will not screen in the order they are received. **

RSVP on Facebook HERE.

From the Vault: Annihilation
Release Date August 22
Price TBA

What are these sets worth?
2013 From the Vault 20 is going for about $120,
2012 From the Vault Realms is going for $125
2009's From the Vault: Exiled is going for about $170.

We will be giving away a set at the Battle Brothers Magic Tournament on August 30. You'll be there, right?

This set will have 15 Premium foil cards, including 6 with new art. Plus an exclusive Spindown™ life counter and A collector's guide.

Each card has been printed using a foil process unique to the From the Vault series. From the Vault: Annihilation will be available world-wide in English only, and will have an extremely limited print run. All cards are black bordered and tournament legal. This means that these cards are legal for use in any tournaments where the original printings are still legal.

A voice over actor in video games, animation and anime

Where: BOSCO'S in Spenard
When: Saturday August 23. 11am to 12:45
Cost: Free!

You know his voice! He is the voice for hundreds of characters we have all heard. He worked on Digimon, Power Rangers and currently on Naruto. Video game fans know him from Starcraft, Skylanders, Bioshock Infinite, World of Warcraft and many, MANY more. Other major roles are:

  • Naruto Shippuden - Obito (acting as Madara) Madara Uchiha
  • Bleach - Genryusai Shigekuni Yamamoto
  • Transformers: Robots in Disguise - Optimus Prime

Check out the whole list here .

Neil will be bringing pictures of the following characters:

  • Optimus Prime (Transformers: Robots in Disguise, 2001)
  • Optimus Prime with Hawkmon (Digimon)
  • Tychus Findlay (StarCraft II)
  • Madara Uchiha (Naruto Shippuden)
  • Diabolico (Power Rangers: Lightspeed Rescue)

Pictures will be $10 each.

Neil will also sign your personal items. The first one is free and $10 each item after that.


UAA Campus Kick-Off
Where: UAA Cuddy Quad
When: Saturday, August 23. The festival part of Kick-Off runs from 5-7:30 pm

This is an event where UAA welcomes new and returning students to campus, celebrates the beginning of the school year and helps students make connections with each other and the UAA community and with BOSCO'S.

This year's free Kick-Off movie is Captain America: Winter Soldier.

Battle Brothers Gaming Event
Where: Lumen Christi School
When: August 30 &31
Cost: $10 - $15 entry fee for the event

This revives an annual 'Waugh Day' event that was very successful for many years. It includes many games with an emphasis on strategic battle games including Warmachine, Warhammer Fantasy, 40K and Flames of War.

For more information, contact event organizer Tom Hoellering
thoellering [at]

BOSCO’S Tournaments at Battle Brothers

Magic: The Gathering
Sign in by 8:30, Play starts at 9am
Standard Constructed format. Details are here:

Cost: $10 (plus entry fee to the overall event)

Prize Pool: Two $4 BOSCO’S Bucks per person, usual distribution Top 15 get a random pull from the From The Vault: Annihilation set to be released August 22

Drawings for all players for various MTG goodies including a Nerf Garruk Axe!

Get your tickets online now to save your self some time and make sure you get a seat at the table. Click here to get them at Eventbrite.


Yu Gi Oh
Sign in by 10:00am, Play starts at 10:30am

Bring your best deck! Standard Constructed format. Details are here:

Cost: $10

Prize Pool: Two $4 BOSCO’S Bucks per person, usual distribution
Drawings for all players for various Yu Gi Oh goodies including playmats, back packs, gold packs and more!

Get your tickets online now to save your self some time and make sure you get a seat at the table. Click here to get them at Eventbrite.

Other Games

BOSCO'S will bring our demo games and do demos as space and time allows.

Painting Demo/Class

BOSCO'S will provide limited edition Free Comic Book Day Space Marine miniatures primed and ready for a demo/class plus Games Workshop paint and brushes.


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

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

2) Saturday September 20 11am
Prerelease sealed deck

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

4) Sunday September 21 1pm
Prerelease Sealed deck.

Magic Khans of Tarkir Game Day

Saturday October 18th at 1pm


Sunday October 19 1pm

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

Get all the info here:

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.

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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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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