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Magic the Gathering - Commander Night - Sunday 6pm (16/01/22)
Come on down this Friday for our weekly Friday Night Magic event! This week it's Modern!
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The Total Cards Gaming Centre is now open!!!

Welcome to the Total Cards Gaming Centre, we’re super excited to bring you a brand new venture here at Total Cards! Over the years as we’ve served thousands of customers and we’ve noticed a very common request from you folks who live nearby... Somewhere to come and play!

Newton Aycliffe is now home to our very new, shiny and modern gaming space for you and your pals to come down and hang out and play some Pokémon, MTG, Board Games, Miniatures or to hang out with some reading material of your choice. It's your space to use!

We're pleased to see so many of you already coming down and hanging out with us and enjoying some of your favourite games, given the previous year and the lockdown restrictions. We’ve certainly felt the struggle of getting opened and functional during the last year but now we are ready for you to bring your gang down for some hours of geeky fun!

We've already begun to host some tremendously exciting events - from Pokémon, MTG and Yu-Gi-Oh! tournaments with huge prizes for winners to movie days with free popcorn, we've got it all covered! Want somewhere to hang out and meet new people with similar interests? Or thinking about learning to play the Pokémon TCG for the first time? This is the place for you.

Check out our Daily Events schedule to see what happens each and every week and keep an eye on our events pages for anything new! Our Facebook page is also chock-a-block with new things happening all the time and is the best way to stay fully up to date with what's going on in the gaming centre.

We have free parking outside, free WiFi, and the world's best-stocked vending machine with way more awesome additions to come in the very near future. The best news is, it's completely free entry!!

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Where to find us!

If you're planning on making a visit to our Gaming Centre to play in an event, hang out with friends or to pick-up a store collection, we're located in the heart of County Durham. Our Gaming Center is super easy to find and is completly accessable using all modes of transport.

If you've never been to County Durham before you're not going to have any trouble finding us. We're located 3 mins away off the A1 Motorway!

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January 18, 2022 - 12:00 pm Win a Tin of Ancient Battles YGO Tournament - 15/01/22
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Win a Tin of Ancient Battles YGO Tournament - 15/01/22

As well as our Celebrations tin tournament, Saturday also saw an exciting Yu-Gi-Oh event where the winner would take home a Tin of Ancient Battles!

Over the course of 4 rounds of Swiss, 11 players battled hard to earn themselves that top spot and take home the fabled golden tin...

... And Calum came out on top yet again with a wonderful 4-0 score! Calum has been storming our YGO tournaments lately and earning himself a ton of prizes - will anyone be able to take over?

Why not come on down for yourself and see if you can take our regular YGO players on! We have weekly events with new prizes up for grabs all the time, check out the link below for more details!

January 17, 2022 - 8:15 pm Win a Pokemon Celebrations Tin Tournament - 15/01/22
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Win a Pokemon Celebrations Tin Tournament - 15/01/22

Saturday saw the comeback of one of our favourite sets - Celebrations!! We know a lot of you have been after the highly-sought after mini tins, so we gave our Pokemon players a chance to earn some for themselves in a tournament!

As always for our Pokemon tournaments, the more people that attend, the better prizing we can give out! 9 players battled it out this time in a total of 4 rounds, giving everyone a very good chance of raising their places for the chance to come first.

And the 1st place went to... Finn!! After facing some fierce competition, Finn came out on top with a solid 4-0 score! Big congrats to Finn, who took home 2 Celebrations tins! Very close behind in 2nd place was... Ashley! Who also claimed a Celebrations tin to take home!

Each and every week we host Pokemon tournaments and we often like to spice things up by giving out some really awesome rewards - so keep an eye on our events page to see what's coming soon!

January 17, 2022 - 4:13 pm Win a MTG Land's Wrath Deck Tournament - 14/01/22
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Win a MTG Land's Wrath Deck Tournament - 14/01/22

Last Friday saw an exciting MTG tournament comprised of 13 players and 2 rounds, with the winner claiming themselves a Commander Land's Wrath deck!

... And James marched his way to top place with 15 points using his Dwarven deck! Cutting it very close behind were Poppy and Jack, with 13 and 12 points respectively. A great start to Season 2 of our Commander leaderboard!

Huge congratulations to James and everyone else who got involved, everyone had a fantastic Friday night!

We host Commander events like this all the time, so be sure to check out our current ones down below!

January 15, 2022 - 9:55 am Pokemon Pikachu V-UNION Win-A-Box - 8/1/22
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Pokemon Pikachu V-UNION Win-A-Box - 8/1/22

This Saturday was our First Pokemon event back, and what a return!

We had a crazy prize for this one - the winner won a special Pikachu V-UNION Celebrations box!

There were 7 players, which meant 3 intense rounds where first place couldn't afford to drop a single game! With 45 minutes a round, players had the time to play their best on the day.

After the 3 competitive rounds, 1 lone player remained - Ashley, who piloted their Gengar/Houndoom deck to victory, dropping no games and going 3-0!

We do events like these every week, so make sure you check out what's coming up and prereg ASAP! Congrats to our winner Ashley!

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