Magic: The Gathering

Magic @ Chimera Nottingham: At A Glance

We consider ourselves to be a specialist in Magic: The Gathering, and are very proud of the community we have for the game. Not only do we stock a wide range of Magic products, from single cards to booster boxes and foreign language boosters, but we consistently pack the store to the rafters for our weekly Friday Night Magic sessions, and sell out of nearly every pre-release event we run. Want to be a part of this incredible community? Read on to find out more.


Casual Play

Friday Night Magic


Store Championship

Casual Play

The ideal time to pop down if you're new to the game, or want to meet new and like-minded players in a relaxed environment. Magic Casual Play sessions take place in store every Sunday, from 10am until close. Favoured formats among regulars to these sessions include Standard and Commander, though impromptu drafts are not uncommon! Bring a friend or come by yourself - as long as you have an interest in the game, it doesn't matter what level you're at! There's no pressure, and it's absolutely free!

Our dedicated Magic: The Gathering Facebook group is a great place to join or organise games and drafts during the store's casual Magic hours. However, for the non-Facebook orientated individual, you'll have just as much luck dropping in on a session and meeting people face to face. We're a lovely bunch, honest!

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Friday Night Magic


Our weekly Magic tournaments take place every Friday.  We run FNM sessions at 19:30. We normally have three events on the go - Standard, Modern, and Draft. Depending on demand, we sometimes run additional events too, such as Legacy. 

Players of all experience levels take part in our FNM events. Don't be put off if you're new to the game - this is a great place to test out new and wacky deck ideas in a pressure-free environment!

Late FNM pods often sell out a week in advance. In order to guarantee yourself a space, you will need buy a ticket from our website.

Late FNM entry fee: £5:00 (except for drafts, which costs £12:00)
Prizes: Everyone receives a booster. 1st place will earn a foil FNM promo. One other player chosen at random will also earn an FNM promo. Participants in the late FNM session will also be eligible to win store credit prizes based on their final standing!

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Magic pre-releases are one of the highlights of our gaming calendar. These events give you the chance to be among the first in the country to get your hands on the latest set, along with sweet, exclusive promo items!

You will receive a pre-release pack. There will also be a limited edition promo card in there, alongside a spindown die. You get to keep all of this, of course!

Making the best of your pulls, you will build a deck on the spot. We can lend you all the Basic Land cards you need to bring your creation to life! What follows is a fun tournament that encourages you to get to grips with the latest mechanics and learn how the new cards interact with each other.

We routinely run six pre-release events over the whole weekend, from midnight on the Saturday through to close on Sunday. Please contact the store for details of our next pre-release weekend.

Entry fee: £25 
Prizes: Two boosters will be added into the prize pool for every entrant. Booster prizes will be distributed in various ways, see the event for specific details.

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Store Championship

Store Championship events are new to the end of 2017 and replace the previous Games Day events, this is the grand finale of the competitive Magic season!

All participants will get a first-peek at the next set with a full-art promo card from Rivals of Ixalan. Top 8 players will be awarded an exclusive Ultra Pro deck box and the store champion will win an exclusive playmat.

Bring your best Standard deck and take part in a brilliant day of thematic fun!

The Store Championship is a Standard Event - Swiss-style tournament followed by a single elimination playoff for the top 8 finishers.

Entry fee: £5 

Prizes: Everyone receives a booster. The first 30 players to pay for their space will also receive a fullart promo card. The Top 8 players will receive an additional, foil full art promo card. First place will receive a Game Day Champion's playmat!

Book your place on our events page

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Opening Hours

  • Monday 10:00-22:00
  • Tuesday 10:00-22:00
  • Wednesday 10:00-22:00
  • Thursday 10:00-22:00
  • Friday 10:00-22:00
  • Saturday 10:00-17:00
  • Sunday 10:00-17:00


Chimera Leisure Ltd
105 High Road

Tel: 0115 9229880
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