Side Scrollers Your Video Game Lounge & Shop

116 Park Avenue - East Rutherford, NJ 07073             201-267-6332             [email protected]


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Every Tuesday and Friday from 6PM to closing, we host Magic the Gathering. Most Magic events at our shop are Casual Constructed format events, and they are FREE to attend!
We also run Standard Format Tournaments as well as Booster Drafts. New to Magic the Gathering? We can teach you for free and at your own pace. We will also provide you with 2 free starter decks - 30 cards each!

Constructed Format
Casual Constructed is a format in Magic the Gathering in which each player creates his or her own deck ahead of time & each deck must contain at least sixty cards. A constructed deck may contain any number of basic land cards and no more than four of any card with a particular English name other than basic land cards.

Casual Constructed is a free event geared to having a dedicated night for casual play. Attending our casual events is a great way to not only sit back and play one of your favorite games, but it's a way of getting to know other like-minded Wizards! We are all about building a community here at Side Scrollers. Our goal is to provide gamers like you a safe and welcoming environment for players of all levels. If it's your first time playing the game, no worries. We'll sit down with you and go over the basics of the game at your own pace. We can even supply a free 60-card practice deck that you can use by yourself or split into two 30-card decks for yourself and a friend.

Whether you're new to the game or a veteran at Magic, we hope you find a home away from home with us every Tuesday and Friday.

For a more competitive scene, join us for our Standard Format Tournaments and Booster Draft events!

Standard Format Tournament

Standard is similar to Constructed in that a deck with a minimum of 60 cards is required to play but you can only use cards within the current booster/set rotation.

Only cards from the following sets are currently legal in Standard, with the exception of banned cards:

Rivals of Ixalan
Core Set 2019
Guilds of Ravnica
Ravnica Allegiance
War of the Spark*
Core Set 2020*
*=Not yet released.

Banned cards: Rampaging Ferocidon

We require Decks/Libraries and any side board (0-15 cards) to be sleeved. All players must have a DCI number. Don’t have a DCI number? We can register you for one for free on site!

Entry: $5 - participation booster packs are guaranteed! Top cut will receive an additional booster pack.

Tournament Structure: Swiss.
# of Rounds: 3-4 rounds. Each round is 50 minutes and are best 2 out of 3 duels.

Booster Draft

Players are seated randomly at the table. Once everyone has found their seats, each player opens his or her first booster pack, chooses one card from the pack, and puts it face-down on the table. Once you've done this, pass the rest of the pack to the player on your left. Once everyone has passed their packs, pick up the next pack, pick the best card for your deck from that pack and put it in your pile, and again pass it to the neighbor on your left.

This process continues until all the cards from the pack have been picked. You then get a review period to look at the cards you have picked and figure out what direction your deck is going (typically this lasts 60 seconds). Once that ends, each player opens his or her next pack, picks a card, and passes the pack to the right (Packs go left, right, left.). This continues as before until all cards from a pack have been chosen, and then you get another review period before opening the final pack, taking a card, and passing to your left again.

Any drafted or opened cards not used in a player's Limited deck will then function as their sideboard.

Once you have 45 cards in your pile, it is time to build your deck. Booster Draft rules allow you to add as much basic land as you want to your deck, and require that the deck be at least 40 cards. The standard number of lands in a draft deck is 17–18.

Entry: $15; each player will receive 3 packs. 1st place/Top cut will receive additional packs.

Tournament Structure: Swiss
# of Rounds: 3-4 rounds. Each round is 50 minutes and are best 2 out of 3 duels.

6+ players needed.

Healthy supply of basic lands will be provided although we do recommend that players bring extra basic lands just in case.

Side Scrollers In-store Vending Policy
For trading card games we allow players to trade their cards in-store to other players; however, players are forbidden from conducting cash transactions in-store. This means if you have a $5 card for sale, you will need to conduct the cash transaction outside. Cards that are over $10 in value are not permitted to be sold by players on our property, only traded card for card. This includes pushing such a cash sale for that card on our property. Our store does not exist for others to conduct a rent-free and unlicensed business on our property. Violating this policy will lead to a warning or possible ban from the property, as well as from any future Side Scrollers locations (up to Managerial Discretion). In addition, violators of this policy may have their account reported to Konami, which may lead to a potential suspension from Konami-sanctioned Yu-Gi-Oh! Events. This includes but not limited to local tournaments, Regional Qualifiers, Sneak Peeks, World Championship Qualifiers, Yu-Gi-Oh! Day, etc.

Community TCG Display Case
If you wish to sell any cards to Side Scrollers, we can buy them right away at trade-in value. You can also place your cards in our display case, where we can sell the cards for you! You can set the price and if it sells, you earn 80% to 90% of the profit! This is a great option for those wishing to sell cards in-store since their product will be put in our display case, thus giving it a lot more exposure for sale opportunities! This also helps our community get cards they need instead of shopping online and waiting 1-3 weeks for their product. Please note any cards put in display case are subject to manager approval first. If your card sells we will contact you via phone/email to inform you of the sale and schedule cash pick up.
Side Scrollers Your Video Game Lounge & Shop