May 26

Store Closing Saturday, May 28

The Fantastic Store will be closed this coming Saturday, May 28th! We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, May 31.

We wish everyone a happy and safe Memorial Day Weekend!!

-The Fantastic Store

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May 02

D.C. eSports Brings Smash 4 & Pokken to The Fantastic Store

The Fantastic Store in conjunction with D.C. eSports is pleased to announce weekly Smash 4 and Pokken video game tournaments starting May 4th. D.C. eSports brings one of the areas largest Smash communities together for an inexpensive, fun event that will run every Wednesday from 7:00-11:00 PM. With over 7500 combined followers on Facebook, Twitter, and Twitch, players get their chance to showcase their skills to a worldwide audience through D.C. eSports’ live online streaming.

The Pokken event will run simultaneous to the Smash event with the ability for players to participate in both. Any player participating in both events will be able to do so for a total of $15. Individual events will cost $10 each.

With a play space that can host 150+ players, The Fantastic Store houses one of the largest play spaces in the D.C. / Northern Virginia area. Keep an eye out for special promotions and pot bonuses that will surely pack the venue and pay out some incredible top prizes! The first pot bonus special comes this Wednesday, May 4th as The Fantastic Store will provide a 100% venue fee bonus for each event! Make sure you don’t miss it!!

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May 02

MTG: Shadows Over Innistrad Sealed Event – 5/7/16

Come join us at The Fantastic Store on May 7th for our Shadows Over Innistrad Sealed Tournament!!

The event will be a round robin swiss style (6 packs per player) with a cut to the top 8. The top 8 will then run a 3-pack draft with a single elimination tournament until we have a winner!

Entry Fee: $30
Players: 128 Max
Rounds: Power of 2 Rule

Guaranteed Prizes (All are Shadows Over Innistrad):
1st = 3 Booster Boxes
2nd = 2 Booster Boxes
3rd & 4th = 1.5 Booster Boxes Each
5th-8th = 12 Packs Each

1 sealed box will be added to the guaranteed prize pool at 50, 75, 100, and 128 players for a grand total of almost 14.5 boxes if the event fills.

You can preregister by emailing or by calling 703-953-3131 between 11:00-6:00 Tues-Fri.



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Apr 28

Caps Fever hits The Fantastic Store!

Got Caps Fever? We have all the singles you need for the most exciting playoff run in recent DC sports history. Over 200 NEW autographs, jerseys, rookies, and short prints from Ovi, Holtby, Kuzy, Backstrom, Carlson, MoJo, Alzner, & more!

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Apr 27

MTG Gameday 4/30/16 – $5 – 1:00 PM

Come join us for Shadows Over Innistrad Gameday this Saturday at 1:00 PM. Entry fee will be $5 and all cash taken in will be given back in prize support in addition to all the promos supplied by Wizards including this sweet Champion Playmat!


Come bring your new standard decks and battle to be crowned The Fantastic Store’s first ever Gameday Champion!!

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Apr 20

Panini Player of the Day Basketball Promotion

The Fantastic Store is pleased to announce we are participating in the Panini NBA Player of the Day Promotion!

Starting on 4/21 customers who purchase and open Panini NBA products in store will be eligible to win awesome prizes such as tee-shirts, water bottles, key chains, and exclusive POD Packs. Customers will also be entered into the grand prize drawing for a special signed Panini POD rookie card. The winner of the store’s grand prize drawing will be entered into the National Grand Prize Drawing for the chance to spend a day with an NBA Player!

Big ups to Panini as always for providing the community with some awesome prizes!

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Apr 15

Pokemon TCG State Championship Recap

We would like to give a HUGE thank you to everyone who came out and supported the Pokemon TCG State Championship events this weekend. We had over 150 players from at least 6 different states who made the journey to see who would be crowned a Pokemon Master!


Special thanks go out to David and Pam Tuskey and their staff for running the event. Without them, none of this would be possible! Also, a huge thank you to all of the parents who sacrificed their weekend to allow their sons and daughters to partake in the festivities.

As we move closer and closer to the World Championships, we are looking forward to hosting more events to give all trainers the practice and points necessary to compete at the highest level!

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Apr 05

MTG: Standard Win-A-Box – $12 – Guaranteed Booster Box Tonight!

The Fantastic Store is hosting Standard Win-A-Box tonight starting at 7:00 PM. Entry fee will be $12 per person with 8 man pods playing a single elimination tournament for a booster box. Even if we do not get 8 players tonight, we will STILL give away a booster box for the winner!

To the victor, goes the spoils!

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Apr 01

Q2 Gaming Updates to The Fantastic Store

The Fantastic Store is pleased to announce a lot of new and exciting updates as we prepare to start Q2 for 2016! In this writeup, you will find all of our Pokemon TCG, Pokemon VG, Magic: The Gathering, and Super Smash Brothers schedules and updates!!

Pokemon TCG

As always, we will be running our normal Pokemon League almost every Saturday for the next three months. We now have a League Challenge event once per month where players can earn much needed Championship Points to help them on their quest to play in the Pokemon World Championships in August. League Challenges will be $5-6 depending on division while the general Pokemon League on Saturday’s is free to attend and play.


Come April 9th, we will also be hosting the largest Pokemon TCG event in the state starting at 10 AM when the Virginia Pokemon State Championship comes to The Fantastic Store. We are expecting upwards of 150 players in a fun-filled day of battles and fierce competition as we crown champions across all three division for the state of Virginia. There will be tons of prizes, raffles, and giveaways including an exclusive giveaway which is only being offered to players who preregister for the event. See the flyer below for complete details including how to preregister!


Magic: The Gathering

April begins with a bang for Magic as the Shadows Over Innistrad Prerelease is upon us. The event is this Saturday, April 2nd starting at 11:00 AM and there are still a limited number of spots available. The entry fee is $25 which guarantees you a prerelease kit containing 6 booster packs, 1 collectible dye, and an exclusive prerelease foil promo. Every player who stays and plays one round in the event will also receive an additional booster pack for a total of 7 packs!! Prizes will be awarded to the top 16 finishers in the event! Email to preregister today!!

Our FNM and Tuesday Night Magic schedules have also been released. We’ve made a few changes to the formats we offer and the pricing:

  • All FNM drafts are now $15
  • We are now hosting a Standard Event every Friday for $5 with all $$ going back to the players in prize support
  • Tuesday nights will be Standard Win-A-Box for $12. We will fire at 8 players with a full booster box going to the winner



After our successful sealed event for Oath of the Gatewatch, we have decided to replicate the event for Shadows Over Innistrad on May 7th. We’ve made a few minor changes to the prize structure including a participation based incentive to add up to 4 more boxes to the prize pool!

Prizes (based off 50 or less players):

1st – 3 Booster Boxes

2nd – 2 Booster Boxes

3rd & 4th – 1.5 Booster Boxes each

5th-8th – 12 Packs each


50+ Players – 1 booster box will be added to the prize pool

75+ Players – 2 booster boxes will be added to the prize pool

100+ Players – 3 booster boxes will be added to the prize pool

128 players – 4 booster boxes will be added to the prize pool


Preregister by emailing or by calling the store during normal business hours!

Pokemon Video Games

The Pokemon Video Game circuit is returning to the Fantastic store for at least two events in the next 3 months. If you are in town for the TCG State Championship, we recommend you also swing by and play in the 2016 VGC Chantilly Midseason Showdown on April 10th. You can also join us a little over a month later for the 2016 VGC Chantilly Swampert Premier Challenge on May 14th. All information is on the flyers below!


Super Smash Brothers

The Fantastic Store has been delighted with the turnout and support we have received for our initial Super Smash Brothers: Melee events. We have decided to continue hosting events every other Tuesday starting at 7:00 PM. Entry fee is $10 per player with half of that going back to the players in prize support. For the full schedule, please consult our gaming event calendar.


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Mar 07

Pokemon TCG League Challenge – 3/11 – $5-6

Due to the State Championship schedule, the Pokemon TCG League Challenge for the month of March will be held this Friday night starting at 7:00 PM. Come hang out at The Fantastic Store and earn World Championship Points and other prizes!

Juniors and Seniors are $5 / player and Masters is $6 / player. Check-in starts at 6:00 PM.

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