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Announcing the Hour of Devastation Pre-Release!

Your chance to earn exciting and powerful cards from the new set Hour of Devastation, where the Gatewatch stand ready to face the return of Magic’s most infamous villain, Nicol Bolas!

Entry to each of our Pre-Release events will be $40 and each player who enters will receive one Hour of Devastation Pre-Release pack which includes six Hour of Devastation boosters and one promotional card with which to build a 40-card deck, as well as a spin down life counter.

The Games Capital Pre-Release Playmat returns with Hour of Devastation! For an additional $20 when you pre-register on our website, you can also claim one of these high-quality custom playmats. But get in fast, as we only have 30 of these on offer.


Pictures from the Aether Revolt Pre Release


Event Schedule

This time we are requiring players to enter their DCI number when registering.

Please have your number handy.

Friday 7th/Saturday 8th July: Midnight – Sealed

Saturday 8th July: 11am – Sealed

Saturday 8th July: 4pm – 2 Headed Giant Sealed

Sunday 9th July: 11am – Sealed

Sunday 9th July: 4pm – Sealed


All events will be 4 rounds and each player who enters an event will receive two prize boosters of Hour of Devastation on the day. In addition, players will receive further prizes based on their game results at the end of the event:


4-0: 1 additional Hour of Devastation Bundle**

3-1: 2 additional Hour of Devastation Boosters

2-2: 1 additional Hour of Devastation Booster


As well as our prizes based on results, we will be offering a booster box of Hour of Devastation as a lucky door prize at our midnight event.


New Players

Pre-Release events are the best way for new or casual players to meet the greater Magic community and experience the fun and excitement of organised Magic play.

Please be aware that you require a Wizard’s DCI number to play in all Magic the Gathering events at the Games Capital. You can sign up for one here:
You will need to do this before showing up to our event on the day. If you are under the age of thirteen the sign-up process requires a parental permission form to be signed and sent to Wizards via email which takes a while to approve, so please ensure you begin the sign-up process well before the day of the event.

If you have any questions regarding our events please don’t hesitate to contact us at or on 6248 7722.

*Due to the new Pre-Release structure from Wizards; Bundles, Booster Boxes and some of the additional prize support boosters may not be able to be awarded to player’s until the Hour of Devastation Release Day on Friday 14th July.

**Hour of Devastation Bundle = 10 Booster Packs with spindown life counter, and pack of basic lands. The replacement product for the old Fat Pack.

Magic: the Gathering Hour of Devastation goes on sale Friday 28th April.

Pre Order products here:

Booster Box
Booster Pack