Board Games

Our HUGE selection of board games are 10% off every day! We have a nice selection of games for all ages and we are constantly getting new releases in.
Join our Facebook group for announcements of new board game/D&D arrivals and sales at TJ’s. Plan a D&D meet up, board game demo or event. Discuss games, post reviews and meet people with similar interests!
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Funko POP

We carry a variety of Funko POP figures from many popular franchises. Funko POP are Vinyl figures modeled in an extreme super deformed style (similar to Japanese chibi style), from franchises including Marvel, DC Comics, Disney, Star Wars, Harry Potter and other pop culture entities. We’re always getting new POP figures in their ever expanding line. There truly is a POP figure for everyone!

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March Titanium Series Wrap Up

By Zach Hall

 

The March Titanium Challenge has concluded at TJ Collectibles, and Tim Tonelli came out on top!

 

74 players descended on downtown Milford, MA on a brisk Saturday morning to win Tom Shea’s money and an invitation to the Titanium Finals event slated for January 2018. The Swiss pairing system did its work on the tournament, winnowing from 74 to 8 players over 7 short rounds. Major props to Head Judge Alfred Dziewit and TJs luminary Matt Stone for an extremely well-run tournament. It was Al’s biggest tournament ever as Head Judge. Great job Al!

 

Four players made it to the elimination rounds but no further. Here are the players and decks they played:

 

5-8th Joseph Mansur – Jund Midrange (No Death’s Shadows)

5-8th Bryan Kelly – Naya Burn

5-8th Scott Metcalf – GW Death and Taxes

5-8th Nick Starr – Jeskai Protect the Geist (Aggro-Control)

 

In the quarterfinals Bryan Kelly was just squeaked out of Top 8 by Jesse Robinson’s Burn deck, despite the pair of Kor Firewalkers in Bryan’s sideboard. Had they made an appearance in the sideboarded games, Bryan might have had the right to face Tim in the semis. Nick fell in 3 close games to Tim’s Grixis deck in the first round of Top 8. The match can be found on our YouTube channel here. On the other side of the bracket, Scott was taken down quickly by Ryan’s Elf Army. Without removal for Ezuri, the Elves will quickly overrun any opponent playing fairly. The longest match in the Top 8 was when Joe Mansur came up short on gas against Daniel Campbell’s Knights of the Reliquary and co.

 

In the semifinals, Jesse’s Burn deck faced another deck trying to quickly reduce his life total to 0. The only difference was that Tim was  trying to bring HIMSELF as low as possible for his Death’s Shadows. Tim had quite the tightrope to walk though, as Jesse was trying to do the same thing he was! It took three games, but in the end 5/6s for two mana and 9/9s for one, ran down Jesse who could only put together 18 of the 20 required life points to earn his spot in the Finals. In the other match between Ryan’s Elves and Dan’s Knights, beats were traded back and forth in an extremely creature-heavy matchup. It all came down to the last combats of Game 3, however, as Daniel’s forced alpha strike came up just a little bit short against the Ezuri powered army on the other side of the board. Ryan easily cracked back for way over lethal damage. Click here for a VoD of the match.

 

3-4th Jesse Robinson – Naya Burn

3-4th Daniel Campbell – Bant Knightfall (Retreat combo)

 

In the end, the tournament came down to just two players, captured on video here. On one side was Ryan Leverone, who has already done very well for himself in the Titanium Series. With a great winrate in the events and a few Top 8s to his name already, Ryan really wanted to lock up his spot in the Titanium Finals by taking down Tim’s Grixis Shadow deck. Tim was on a tear though, and wasn’t going to go down easily. . He shored up some of the weaknesses of the deck by using Death Shadows. Grixis Control decks are usually threat-light and can stall out in the midgame, but the namesake card of Tim’s deck added some consistency and a scary clock. The beefy Shadows did not play a huge role in the matchup though, as Tim’s grindy deck full of cards and interactions gave him tangible card advantage over the course of a game. They did their work against Ryan’s deck filled with 1/1s and 2/2s, with no inherent advantage. A mulligan to 4 in Game 1 spelled doom for Ryan. As he was shuffling up to draw his 4-card hand, Tim told him straight up how good his hand was in the matchup. Within minutes they were shuffling for Game 2. In that game, Ryan drew and resolved the singleton Chameleon Colossus, but even that wasn’t enough to stop Tim’s black-based juggernaut. Every Ezuri was drawn was dealt with, and before long Tim was swinging for lethal while Ryan extended his hand!

 

2nd Ryan Leverone – ELVES!

1st Tim Tonelli – Grixis Shadow

 

I talked to Tim after the tournament, and he was humble in victory crediting the win to having great draws all day, as well as playing a very powerful 75 with the deck being well positioned for the tourney. Tim is also qualified for the Limited RPTQ – Hour of Devastation and is looking to take his game to the next level. The Titanium Finals aren’t quite a Pro Tour, but Tim can still be proud of being one of only a handful of players to qualify for an invite-only, high stakes tournament! Look for his profile, as well as the profiles of all other qualifed players over at www.mtgtitanium.com – they’ll be coming soon as we see more and more of the 24 slots fill up!

 

There’s no denying that the hottest format right now is Modern constructed. You can play whatever you like, as long as you adhere by a few simple rules. Any style you want, any colors you want. A manabase can be built anywhere from painless and fast, to shock-filled and slow. There is plenty of room to innovate in the format – just ask veteran Scott Metcalf, who seems to be one of the only people trying to abuse the banned-in-multiple-formats Aether Vial. On the other side of the spectrum, there is extreme value in being the player taking a tried and true strategy and doing it really well – like Joseph Horton who can always be found near the top tables with his Burn deck. Personally, I have my eye on Sword of the Meek and Thopter Foundry, and am always on the lookout for a shell that can make great use of that combo.
The next Titanium Challenge is already here – Sunday April 2nd! I hope you can join us at TJ Collectibles in Milford, MA for another chance to qualify for the Titanium Finals. The already-qualified Edgar Hinton and I will be providing video coverage for the event, including audio commentary and deck techs. If you have any spicy technology for the weekend, let me know on Facebook or in person on Sunday, as I’d love to see it in action and get it on camera. Hope to see you there!

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Amonkhet Is Coming!

TJ Collectibles is host an Open House April 15th for Amonkhet

Saturday, April 15th
12 pm

This is an introduction event the Saturday before the Amonkhet Prerelease. This event is to encourage casual fun for new players and old with easy, league-style Standard play.

On Saturday, April 15, we’re inviting players of all levels to come together to play some Standard and teach new players how to play Magic. We’ll be saying farewell to Aether Revolt, and looking ahead to the next exciting release—Amonkhet.

We’ll be introducing new players to the game and welcoming them into our Magic community with learn-to-play sessions and handing out Welcome Decks. We are inviting veteran players to join the fun by bringing a friend or helping to teach new players.

The day will culminate with a casual Standard event that we’re encouraging new players to test their new decks and meet the community. Players who bring a friend will be rewarded with a promo card!

TJ Collectibles is running 6 prereleases for Amonkhet!

We have a 3-round Midnight Madness on Saturday, April 22nd, followed by 4-round prereleases at 10 AM, 2:30 PM, and a 3-round prerelease at 7 PM.

On Sunday, April 23rd, doors open at 10:30 am and we have a 4-round prerelease at 11 AM, followed by a 3-round prerelease at 3:30 PM.

Everyone who enters will receive a free draft for each prerelease they play in.

The free draft can be used at our Draft Party!

Everyone who plays can preorder a box for $88.95 + tax!

The Draft Party will happen Friday, April 28th from 4-7 PM, Saturday, April 29th from noon-5 PM, and Wednesday, May 3rd at 7 PM.

Three round prerelease prizes
Record Prize packs
3-0 5 packs
2-0-1 3 packs
2-1 2 packs
1 or 0 wins 1 pack
Four round prerelease prizes
Record Packs
4-0 12 packs
3-0-1 8 packs
3-1 5 packs

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Titanium Plus weekend coming to the DCU Center March 4/5, Join us at this Magic Party!

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All Players in the Saturday Titanium Main event will receive this play mat. We are also having a drawing for an Archbound Ravanger from the pool of players who pre register.
MTGTitanium.com for all details on this weekend.

Pre register here: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07edpuzd6g5bb999e9&llr=vx8l5vsab

What is the Plus you ask? Plus means it is a weekend full of Magic. We will have a Modern Rebound event on Saturday as well as $10.00 WACKY Drafts, $15.00 Win a Box Events. We will have our Prize Wall set up. Commander events along with regular Aether Revolt/Kaladesh booster drafts.

Sunday there are 2 events a Legacy and a Modern Second Chance event. Along with all the side events. Yes $10.00 booster drafts, Commander plus all the On demand events. Each time we get 8 people we launch that event.

Don’t forget to bring your extra cards as we have 4 quality vendors on site. Gameing Etc, Moose Loot, Flip Side and TJ Collectibles will be buying and selling.

This is a weekend not to be missed at the DCU Center.

See you there

Tom

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Titanium Series Challenge Wrap Up 1/28/2017

By Zack Hall

 

The first TJs Titanium Modern Challenge is in the books and Edgar Hinton is the champion! He Reality Smashed his way through 6 rounds of Swiss competition and a subsequent top 8 where he destroyed all 3 opponents who came before him. Through his victory he earns the first slot in the 2018 TJs Titanium Invitational, an invite-only event with a prizepool of over $5,000.

 

Forty-nine players made their way to Milford, Massachusetts on Saturday morning to stake their claim on Tom Shea’s $1,000 that he put up as prize.  It was an extremely diverse Modern metagame featuring cards from every set (I checked!) Mirrodin to Aether Revolt – seven distinct archetypes were represented in the Top 8!  From the extremely aggressive Infect deck piloted by Gordon Callahan to the unique mono-red prison deck helmed by Ray Karkman there were many strategies at play in the elimination rounds.  In the end though Edgar Hinton’s Bant Eldrazi faced off against Tim Connelly who had the same deck with only minor tweaks in the 75.

 

To tell the entire story of the day we must rewind to before Round One even kicked off – the player meeting!  Head Judge Gil Medeiros got the event started on the right foot, announcing loudly and clearly the banning of Golgari Grave-Troll and Gitaxian Probe, heading off any shenanigans that could’ve easily occurred. Forty-eight players were in their seats as the Round One pairings posted.  The 49th , a Lantern Control player, came clomping down the stairs just in time to avoid an early game loss. That masochistic individual got his just desserts for choosing perhaps the cruelest deck in Modern and started 0-2 against two Burn decks.

 

A frigid Saturday morning in Milford Massachusetts may not the place one would expect to find top level Magic talent with a European Grand Prix followed by Pro Tour: Dublin the next weekend, but a few local superstars showed up anyways.  Adam Snook and Nico Christiansen stood head and shoulders above the crowd in terms of experience though both players would likely downplay the fact and spout off a few Dangerfield-esque adjectives to describe themselves.  Always one to choose the aggressive strategy, Nico brought a fairly standard Naya Burn deck to the tables only tweaking numbers in the 75 and not making any personal deviations. On the flip side of the coin was Adam Snook.  Never one to be pinned down to a specific archetype, Adam is just as content playing (or not playing) 22 Basic Plains as he is Cryptic Commands and Creeping Tar Pits, which is what he chose to do for this event.  He registered a UB Faeries deck which was solely the product of his own tweaks.  It’s been awhile since Magic has seen a deck really abuse Bitterblossom, but Adam thought the time was ripe for it again.  The deck would likely be untenable without the 4 Fatal Push in his maindeck; these 4 were complemented by 6 discard spells and 6 counterspells.  His victory condition wasn’t any sort of flashy combo but simply beating down with 1/1 fliers and Creeping Tar Pits plus some incidental Countersqualling and Tasiguring.  In the end though both big name players failed to even have a shot at Top 8 going into the last round and they had to take the early ride of shame back home.

 

The next tier of local players contained names like Ryan Leverone, Scott Metcalf, Christian Baker, Joe Chagnon, Chase Kovac and what I’m sure are a ton of local stars that I’m slighting by leaving off this list.  Ryan and Joe both made Top 8 but made it no further.  Ryan was playing Death’s Shadow Jund while Joe sleeved up Abzan Company.

 

After 6 rounds of Swiss there was a clean cut to a Top 8 with all players 4-1-1 or better making it in. In the round of 8, first seed Ray Karkman fell to Tim Connelly while eventual winner Edgar Hinton defeated Ryan Leverone.  Talented Joe Chagnon dropped his match to Fog-maindecking Nick Furno and Gordon Callahan defeated Kevin Luu.

 

The semifinals featured Gordon Callahan’s Infect against Tim Connelly’s Bant Eldrazi.  Tim’s maindeck removal suite of Engineered Explosives and Path to Exile followed up with massive threats took the match.  On the other side of the bracket Edgar Hinton bashed his way past all defenses put up by friend and playtest partner Nick Furno.

 

The finals started out with two lopsided games with both players not having much of a chance to outplay the other.  In a matchup where both players have access to the same cards, flooding out on mana can be a colorless kiss of death.  Game 3 however was an entirely different beast.  Lasting for more than 30 minutes, it was a slugfest featuring multiple copies of Eldrazi Displacer, Drowner of Hope and Reality Smasher.  It seemed that Edgar would fall to more copies of Drowner leveraged by Tim but a timely Worship from the top of his deck! Suddenly the tables were turned as it was Tim’s turn to dig for answers to the inevitability provided by the Worship backed by a singleton Endbringer that was slowly pinging him and drawing cards.  After both players ran through most of their Path to Exiles and libraries, Edgar finally gained a tangible advantage with the Eldrazi Displacer and Drowner of Hope combination, creating a massive threat on his side of the board.  The Endbringer cleared the last of the Eldrazi Scions for Tim and his Drowner did the rest – Edgar Hinton was the champion!

 

I sat down with Edgar after the match to ask him a few questions and he was gracious enough to agree.  I asked him the usuals to start and I was a bit surprised by his answer!  The Level 1 judge had been playing for only 10 years which was surprising to me based on his level of game knowledge and player knowledge.  He explained to me that he moved to the Milford area about 10 years ago and hasn’t looked back since, always considering TJs a home base of sorts.  When asked what his playstyle was he immediately answered, “To beat down!”.  It may come as no surprise that his favorite deck of all time was a Tribal Zoo brew whose hallmark play was to use Ghor-Clan Rampager to power up a Geist of Saint Traft midcombat.  He told me that he considered the Northeast as a region way too fixated on a gameplan revolving around Snapcaster Mage and control spells.  It’s part of the reason he thinks that he’s excelled with aggressive decks over the years.  When I asked him whether or not he’d be sleeving up a deck that focused on turning creatures sideways at the 2018 Invitational, he wouldn’t come right out and say yes.  A sly grin crossed his face though and I just knew that Drowning the Hopes of his opponents was probably in his future.

 

Thanks for reading my wrap-up of the January Titanium Modern Series hosted by TJ Collectibles in Milford Massachusetts.  The event was streamed live at www.twitch.tv/TJCollect.  We hope you can join us on February 18th for the next $1,000 Invitational Qualifier! Failing that I know we’ll see you in Worcester, Massachusetts at the DCU Center the weekend of March 4th for the first Quarterly Titanium Weekend featuring a $5,000 Modern Tournament with additional prize support scaling based on entry.  The winner of this event gets the invitation to compete at the 2018 Titanium Invitational and a Round One bye at the event!  Please visit https://www.facebook.com/TJTitaniumSeries/ for more information including the Fulminator Mage playmat and a Legacy Challenge on Sunday.
Thank you for reading my January Titanium Series event wrap up and congratulations again to Edgar Hinton and all the players who made the Top 8 last Saturday at TJ Collectibles!

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TJ Collectibles is happy to announce February’s Titanium Event!

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TJ Collectibles is happy to announce February’s Titanium Event. This event will feature $1,000 in cash prizes along with an invitation to compete in our TJ Collectibles Titanium Finals.

Event Info:

Event Fee- $30

Format- Modern

Date – Saturday, February 18th

Start Time- 11AM Registration Opens at 10AM

Location- TJ Collectibles 160 Main St Milford MA

 

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LCQ and RPTQ modern weekend!

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Come play one of the most exciting formats in Magic on Saturday and try to win a last chance qualification for Sundays Regional Pro Tour Qualifier!

LCQ Details (Saturday):

Format: Modern

Event Registration will begin at 10am with the players meeting beginning promptly at 11.

Event Fee $25

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TJ Collectibles Titanium Series

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TJ Collectibles is happy to announce January’s Titanium Event. This event will feature $1,000 in cash prizes along with an invitation to compete in our TJ Collectibles Titanium Finals.

Event Info:

Event Fee- $30

Format- Modern

Start Time- 11AM Registration Opens at 10AM

Location- TJ Collectibles 160 Main St Milford MA

 

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FNM Changes Oct 2016

TJ Collectibles is now hosting Draft FNMs in place of our Standard FNMs!

The drafts will start at 7:30 and will cost $12. They are going to be 3 rounds of Swiss.

Prizes are by pod:
1st – 5 packs
2nd – 3 packs
3rd/4th – 2 packs

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