Tag Archive: hobby store

The 193rd Card Shop

Trading card shops in Japan are experiencing an unheard of renaissance. In the last few years, the increase in Magic the Gathering’s popularity, along with the sheer number of card games being released… Continue reading

Summer MTG Events in Nagoya

The Magic Market Open Today’s post will be a ¬†short one and will be mostly informational. There is a plethora of Magic the Gathering Events going on in Nagoya this summer, and all… Continue reading

Back from the Brink – A look forward to April and my time the USA

  I’m finally back from the USA! After a week I’m recharged, renewed, and ready to go. I filled my large suitcase entirely with gifts, candy, and other things that are difficult for… Continue reading

Magic in the Wild West: Hobby Saloon

(UPDATE – Hobby Saloon is in the process of moving their shop to a place with cheaper rent, and will be closed until sometime in September. I will post an updated article once… Continue reading

Sneaking in a new Hobby Store profile

Well, I’m not sure how old this place is, but I DO know that up until a few weeks ago it wasn’t showing up on Wizard of the Coast’s event locator. The store… Continue reading

Off the Beaten Path: Magic Stores around Nagoya – Yagoto and Aratamabashi

I’ve been sitting on these store profiles for a while, and I’ve finally gotten around to posting about them. Today I’m going to talk about Hobby Station Yagoto and Phase Aratamabashi in the… Continue reading

Magic Stores off the Beaten Path: Hamamatsu and Kariya

Good news to all you people living in western Shizuoka! A new card shop has opened in Hamamatsu, Japan. C-labo can be found all over Japan. You can buy and play tons of… Continue reading

Off the Beaten Path: Magic Store profiles around Nagoya

1/16/13 Update – Fireball has changed it’s name to Advantage and has remodeled their store. It’s still in the same place but now it’s a little bit shinier ^_^. I have edited the… Continue reading

2012 Nagoya Magic World Cup Qualifier Results and M13 pre-release info

Today were the Magic World Cup Qualifiers in Nagoya, Japan. 155 players came from all over Japan for the last chance to earn a spot on Team Japan for the World Championships. There… Continue reading

Nerdy Nagoya

I’ve decided to switch gears for a change and talk about some of the more interesting stores I’ve been to in Nagoya. I’ve been talking only about Magic stores lately, but there are… Continue reading

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  • List of Weekly Tournaments in Nagoya

    Nagoya has standard Magic tournaments almost every day.

    -- MONDAY: Card Brunch Kanayama, 6:30
    -- TUESDAY: Hobby Station Sasashima, 6:45 pm
    -- WEDNESDAY: Hobby Station Mei Eki, 6pm
    -- THURSDAY: TCG 193, 7pm
    -- FRIDAY: 6pm, FNM, Various locations (check MTG locator), Draft at Big Magic usually if enough people. Prinny Club Kanayama 8pm and 11pm.
    -- SATURDAY: Card Labo Mei Eki, 11:30 am - Hobby Station Mei Eki, 2pm.
    -- SUNDAY: Big Magic, 11 am. Usually a booster draft after standard tournament (3:30 or later depending on number of participants at the standard event).

    There are also Legacy and Modern events held around town during the week.

    -- Monday: TCG 193, 7pm (Modern)
    -- Tuesday: TCG 193, 7pm (Legacy)
    -- Thursday: Advantage Kamimaezu, 7pm (Legacy)
    -- Friday: Hobby Station Mei Eki (modern) 6pm, Advantage Kamimaezu (modern and legacy) 6:30pm, TCG Shop 193 (modern), 7pm
    -- Saturday: Hobby Station Osu, 1pm (Legacy), TCG 193 (Legacy)
    -- Sunday: Hobby Station Osu, 5pm (Modern)

    There are also modern, legacy, and vintage events about one time a month at Big Magic as well. Amenity Dream also hosts one Legacy even a month too I think. Check the "Magic the Gathering" tab on the top of my website to get more information about the locations of these stores.