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24 Hour Comics Day is a worldwide celebration of comic story telling where comic creators produce a 24-page comic book written, drawn, and completed in 24 consecutive hours.

Take a look at our previous 24 Hour Comics Day events.

"Gaming for the Community" event on raised 672 lbs of food for the Food Bank!

The boys are busy battling at the Warmachine Steamroller Tournament on.







Wednesday is new comic day! Click here to find out what's on the way!











We have a special room for events! This is a comfortable place to play games or meet other collectors. We have tables of terrain for miniatures games, plenty of chairs and tables for card tournaments, lockers to protect your stuff. If you have a game you want to run, let us know!

Store locations and telephone numbers are here. Hours we're open are here


Sports Card Trade Night & "Pack of Everything" Drawing
First Wednesday of every month!

Vegas Giveaways ! April 3 - August 9

For all sportscard related events, click here.


Prerelease July 12-13
Launch Events July 18-20
Game Day August 9 -10



Players meet at Spenard on Wednesdays and Saturdays when no large event is scheduled.

40k and Fantasy Tournament at Battle Brothers Aug 30-31.

Family Circus Comic 10-31-12


Yu Gi Oh Tuesdays at 4:30

Yu Gi Oh Sneak Peek August 10

Warmachine Tournament July 26 Sorry, we had to cancel this one.

Battle Brothers Gaming Event Aug 30-31.


Batman Day! July 23

24 Hour Comic Book Day 10th Annual! October 4

Creative Alliance Media - Alaska grown comics coming at ya!

Sows Ear Comics - Another AK grown comic series!

Intergalactic Nemesis January 23-24, 2015

God of Thunder Ground Breaking Ceremony July 8

Doctor Who Day July 26

Meet Voice Actor Neil Kaplan August 23

UAA Campus Kickoff August 23

Senshi- Con 2014 September 27 & 28

BOSCO'S Spenard is moving! Early 2015

Scroll down for a list of our regularly scheduled events.

What kind of game store doesn't sell basic Monopoly? A game store like BOSCO'S!

Click the picture of Catan to get to a story from Wired that explains the difference between the board games BOSCO'S sells and the mass market games we've all been accustomed to.

You'll never buy Park Place again.

Be a lucky card collector!

Danny won at Trade Night!




If you are a sports card collector, you deserve to be on Pat Moe's sports card email list. He sends info on special sales and drawings via email.

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Jeter pulled the Mox Pearl from the Mox-In-The-Box


Regular events
happening every week

















What's this? Did BOSCO'S go postal? Click that pic for more info.



































Dennis shows how to apply a nice layer of original Bosco chocolate syrup to ice cream. "GOOD!" say youngsters!












Want to run an event on Mondays? email Store manager Eric Helmick at erich "at"


Yu Gi Oh Tourneys!
Learn How to Play!

Where: BOSCO'S in Spenard
When: Tuesday 4:30-8pm
Cost: $6-7 to play a tournament. Casual play is free.

Let's Duel! Bring those Yu Gi Oh cards to Spenard for tournaments and demos!

Cost is usually $6 - $7 and offers great prizes with exclusive cards. We may have an occasional "draft" or sealed deck tournament with a higher charge to cover the cost of the cards you play with.

Magic: The Gathering Commander League
Where: BOSCO'S in Spenard
When: Tuesdays are the official days.. You can play other days when space is available in the events room. You can play until 11pm!
Cost: Kickoff in March is free, after that $10/month.

Prize pool is $10/player with 40% to player with the highest points for the month, 20% to 2d, 10$ to 3d and 5% to the players who accumulate the most of each Achievement. Prizes are BOSCO'S Gift Certificates good for anything we sell!


A regular group comes to play Warhammer 40k on Wednesday afternoons.

Sports card Trade nights the first Wednesday of the month.

Want to run an event? email Store manager Eric Helmick at
events "at"

Dungeons & Dragons 'Next' Encounters
Spenard from 6:00 -8:00 pm.

D&D Encounters is an exciting, weekly campaign that plays out one epic encounter at a time. As you defeat enemies, solve puzzles, finish quests, and perform heroic deeds, you’ll earn Renown Points that you can use to get exclusive rewards. Each session only takes 1-2 hours to play, so it’s easy to fit your game in after school or work. And each week there’s a new and exciting challenge. Jump in anytime!
All you need is dice.

Bring some friends, plays some games. Want to run an event? email Store manager Eric Helmick at
events "at"


Friday Night Magic
At BOSCO'S Spenard.
Sign up starts at 5:30. Play 6:30 - 11pm. Costs $7

Typically tournaments are Standard
except for some Fridays.

Cost varies depending on what we are playing and the prize package.

Friday Night Magic

As usual for FNM, including the fabulous foil cards.

New Friends - Are you looking for a way to play Magic while meeting new friends and winning cool foil prize cards? Then Friday Night Magic is exactly what you're looking for! FNM is designed to bring casual players together on Friday nights to play for fun and foil prize cards. FNM is designed to be a less-competitive event. Try it out and discover why Friday night is the best night of the week!"

Premium Card Prizes - Each month a different FOIL card will be given out. You don't have to play the tournament to get the foil card. The cards feature the FNM logo in the text box and many have original flavor text and updated wordings.

You are welcome to come to play without joining the tournament.


Saturday Afternoon
Magic Casual Play and Tourneys

Where: BOSCO'S in Spenard

When: Saturdays noon - close

Cost: Free. We may run a tournament that costs a few $'s if you choose to participate.

When: Saturdays 12:30 pm - done

Warhammer 40k
Where: Spenard BOSCO'S
When: Saturdays 12-6pm
Cost: Free
We have open tables and lots of terrain ready for you to play. (Except for occasions when we schedule another event that day. Check the rest of the schedule!)


Sunday Booster Draft
Where: BOSCO'S Spenard
When: Sundays 12:00 noon when we open, event starts as soon as it can.
We don't have these on any day when we are having another Magic tournament or other large event.
Cost: $15.

Draft requires 8 or more players! If 8 people show up, we do these. Usually we get at least 8. Bring your friends just in case.










Time to shop folks!


Yu-Gi-Oh Tuesdays at Spenard! What a great way to get out and enjoy Alaska's great outdoors! (We usually play indoors. This was a special treat day!)

We buy used games!
Clear out those closets! Bring those games you haven't played for years to BOSCO'S in Spenard!

We sell sports cards!
The Spenard BOSCO'S has a huge selection of sports cards. In its own special room, it has a selection and pricing that matches the best sports card stores in the country.

We sell swords!







We bet it made Charles' day when he won this basketball signed by 30 NBA rookies from the '06-07 year. We're glad he buys his basketball cards at BOSCO'S.
It looks like he is too!






George Foster from the Big Red Machine at BOSCO'S on Spenard June 2007.






Check out this crowd waiting out front DAYS before we opened our new location in the Dimond Center! Yow! Take a number!

Joseph Hansen is the lucky guy who won the From the Vault: 20 at the Dimond Center BOSCO'S!













  In case you haven't figured it out yet, BOSCO'S is a full service and fully stocked Games Workshop retailer. We carry the minis, the army boxed sets, all the rule books, paints, terrain .... all you need including space to play!







Manga/Anime Art Contest
The art is posted and the winners announced! Take a look.


First Saturday in May!









Here's the BOSCO'S armory at the 3 Barons Faire.

Lots of things you can do with Magic cards. Henry Coleman brings it to bike polo at the Park Strip.



We will host a sportscard trade night the first Wednesday of every month. (Check our Sportscard Collectors page for updates.)

Mark won $540 worth of packs at the December 2011 Trade Night! Merry Christmas!!

Bring your extra and unwanted cards to trade with other collectors.

In conjuction with that, we are running a super promotion. We will give away a prize containing one pack of virtually every sportscard product that comes out between now and then.

To participate, all you have to do is buy sportscard packs and you ought to be doing that anyway. For every $5.00 spent on sports cards singles, packs, boxes and sets, we will give you one ticket. The more you spend, the more tickets you get. Then on trade night, we will draw ONE ticket and give you a few minutes to search through your tickets. If someone produces the matching ticket, they get all the packs accumulated. If nobody has the matching ticket, the packs will carry over to the next trade night and we will add the next month's packs to it. All tickets issued prior to the drawing will be thrown away.

Trade night drawing rules

1. Must be here to win
2. We will draw ONE ticket only.
3. We will give everyone present FIVE minutes to look through their tickets.
4. If the winning ticket is present, then we give away the incredible package to the lucky person.
5. If nobody claims the prize package, we will carry over the packs to the next trade night while adding even more packs as they come out.
6. All tickets issued prior to the drawing will be tossed out.


Click here for all sportscard related events.

Dungeons and Dragons Encounters
Play Dungeons & Dragons '

Where: Spenard BOSCO'S
When: Thursdays 6 p.m. sharp to 8:15 p.m.

Cost: Free

Encounters is set up to make it easy for anyone to just show up and play. Beginner, seasoned gamer, all are welcome.

Supported by a season of D&D Encounters™ in-store play! Players will be able to experience this adventure at BOSCO'S through D&D Encounters. The fun kicks off with a Launch Weekend event and continues through the entire D&D Encounters season.

The launch weekend for Dead in Thay, the next season of D&D Encounters, is May 10-11, with the season to run on Wednesdays from May 14th to August 6th.

The adventure by Scott Fitzgerald Gray, part 2 of the Dreams of the Red Wizards Sundering storyline, is directly tied to the previous adventure, Scourge of the Sword Coast. It’s also loosely connected to Ghosts of Dragonspear Castle.

In this adventure, the Bloodgate must be destroyed in order to stop Szass Tam, the lich lord of Thay and his Red Wizards. Reporting results of the game will continue to impact the future of the Forgotten Realms. Dead in Thay will lead into The Tyranny of Dragons, a multi-platform event tied to the launch of the next edition of Dungeons and Dragons.



Sows Ear Comics!

Another AK Grown comic! Click the image for more info and poke around that site for how to submit your work for future issues. Get your copies at BOSCO'S!

D&D Encounters Dead in Thay

Where: BOSCO'S Events Room
Cost - FREE!
Weekly Sessions Thursdays 6pm sharp to 8:15 p.m. May 15th until August 7th.

This season of D&D Encounters kicks off with a cooperative launch weekend event, and then runs every Thursday from May 15 until August 7.

Dead in Thay is a tribute to Tomb of Horrors, The Ruins of Undermountain, and other killer dungeons. The monsters, traps, and hazards in the adventure create a deadly challenge. This adventure is part of the Dreams of the Red Wizards storyline, continuing events in Scourge of the Sword Coast.

Players who participate in this season of D&D Encounters continue to impact the fate of the Forgotten Realms by reporting the results of your game through the Sundering Adventuring Chronicle.

New Dungeons & Dragons products will be released for five consecutive months beginning July 3rd. The new releases include four game products, a new D&D Starter Set and the three core books, plus two serialized Tyranny of Dragons adventures.

BOSCO'S will have these for sale a week or more ahead of the general release dates. The dates shown are the dates we expect to have these on sale.

  • July 3rd: D&D Starter Set released $20
  • July: WizKids' Dungeons & Dragons Fantasy Miniatures Starter Set Heroes released.
  • August 8th: D&D Player's Handbook and Hoard of the Dragon Queen released.
  • August: WizKids' Dungeons & Dragons Fantasy Miniatures Set One Standard Booster released.
  • August 14th: Tyranny of Dragons launches for Cryptic Studios' Neverwinter.
  • September: D&D Monster Manual released
  • October: Rise of Tiamat released
  • November: Dungeon Master's Guide released

Magic 2015 Core Set

Launch Weekend July 18 - 20

Take Garruck home after the Launch Weekend Tournaments! Every player for every tournament they enter on Launch weekend gets an entry for one of the Garruck standups we have!

1) Friday 07/18/14 FNM
Standard $7
- Standard now includes 2015 cards, and excludes 2013 cards.

2) Saturday 07/19/14 1pm
Spenard BOSCO'S
Draft $15

3) Sunday 07/20/14 1pm
Spenard BOSCO'S
Draft $15


Game Days August 9 - 10

1) Saturday 08/09/14 1pm
Spenard BOSCO'S
Standard $7

2) Sunday 08/09/14 1pm
Spenard BOSCO'S
Standard $7

Magic 2015 Duels of the Planeswalkers Promo.

If you are the guy who plays Magic online, you can print out a coupon/voucher, bring it to BOSCO'S to get a special pack. This is the same as the past few eyars except that you get a special pack instead of a single foil card. We don't know what is in the special packs. Come and get one and let us know! We'll run this one until we run out of the special packs.

Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Batman's first appearance in Detective #27.

Where: BOSCO'S
When: Wednesday July 23 with cake at 6:30pm at Spenard.

It's a birthday party so, yes, there will be cake!


We know you've sketched your own version of Batman's logo a million times. Bring in your best Batman art of any kind (family friendly) and we'll put it on the Gotham Gallery wall.



Wear a Batman costume or a costume of anyone in the Batman universe and get 10% off (some few restrictions apply and we get to decide if it is a bonafide costume.)

Get over to BOSCO'S FB and put a link of your best audio or video version of this classic BOSCO'S commercial's phrase: Not just comic books, Billy, BOSCO'S has it all!"

The winner gets one of the limited edition 75th Anniversary Batman Capes! 'Likes' will choose the winner.


We'll have DISCOUNTS!

All Batman stuff is 10% off and Batman Back Issues are 20% off!

We will have free Batman masks, , great deals on all Batman comics, an art show and more! Details will unfold thru the event ...

More on Batman here.


Warmachine Tournament Sorry, we had to cancel this one.

Where: BOSCO'S in Spenard
When: Saturday July 26 Starts at noon
Cost Free!

Details TBA

Doctor Who Day!

Where: Across the universe!
When: Saturday July 26

We'll have two special ‘Instant Doctor Who' insta-cosplay interactive posters’ featuring the Tenth and Eleventh Doctors. You can 'wear' the insta-cosplay posters and send pictures to enter a wonderful contest. (We don't have all the details yet, but we are sure it will be wonderful.)

The D&D 5th Ed Players Handbook Midnight Release
Where: BOSCO'S in Spenard
When: Midnight August 7/8

Sleep is overrated! Hangout a few hours after D&D Encounters and be the first to get the new D&D 5th Edition Players Handbook. The normal release date is August 19 so we will have it way before most other places. It will be $49.95.

Peter will DM an adventure before and after the midnight release.

YuGiOh Duelist Alliance Sneak Peek
Where: BOSCO'S in Spenard
When: Sunday, August 10th 1 pm to 5 pm
Cost $20

First 16 players only!Every player gets 5 packs of the new YuGiOh set, Duelist Alliance, and a copy of the UltraRare DragonHorn Hunter card. All Duelists will also have the chance to win an exclusive Duelist Alliance Sneak Peek game mat.

From the Vault: Annihilation
Release Date August 22
Price TBA

We will be giving out the15 cards from a set to the top 15 at the Battle Brothers Tournament on August 30

This set will have 15 Premium foil cards, including 6 with new art. Plus an exclusive Spindown™ life counter and A collector's guide.

Each card has been printed using a foil process unique to the From the Vault series. From the Vault: Annihilation will be available world-wide in English only, and will have an extremely limited print run. All cards are black bordered and tournament legal. This means that these cards are legal for use in any tournaments where the original printings are still legal.

A voice over actor in video games, animation and anime

Where: BOSCO'S in Spenard
When: Satuday August 23. 11am to 12:45
Cost: Free!

You know his voice! He is the voice for hundreds of characters we have all heard. He worked on Digimon, Power Rangers and currently on Naruto. Video game fans know him from Starcraft, Skylanders, Bioshock Infinite, World of Warcraft and many, MANY more. Other major roles are:

  • Naruto Shippuden - Obito (acting as Madara) Madara Uchiha
  • Bleach - Genryusai Shigekuni Yamamoto
  • Transformers: Robots in Disguise - Optimus Prime

Check out the whole list here .

UAA Campus Kick-Off
Where: UAA Cuddy Quad
When: Saturday, August 23. The festival part of Kick-Off runs from 5-7:30 pm

This is an event where UAA welcomes new and returning students to campus, celebrates the beginning of the school year and helps students make connections with each other and the UAA community and with BOSCO'S.


Battle Brothers Gaming Event
Where: Lumen Christi School
When: August 30 &31
Cost: $10 - $15 entry fee for the event

This revives an annual 'Waugh Day' event that was very successful for many years. It includes many games with an emphasis on strategic battle games including Warmachine, Warhammer Fantasy, 40K and Flames of War.

For more information, contact event organizer Tom Hoellering
thoellering [at]

BOSCO’S Tournaments at Battle Brothers

Magic: The Gathering
Sign in by 8:30, Play starts at 9am
Standard Constructed format. Details are here:

Cost: $7 (plus entry fee to the overall event)

Prize Pool: Two $4 BOSCO’S Bucks per person, usual distribution Top 15 get a random pull from the From The Vault: Annihilation set to be released August 22

Drawings for all players for various MTG goodies

Yu Gi Oh
Sign in by 10:00am, Play starts at 10:30am

Bring your best deck! Standard Constructed format. Details are here:

Cost: $7

Prize Pool: Two $4 BOSCO’S Bucks per person, usual distribution
Drawings for all players for various Yu Gi Oh goodies including playmats, back packs, gold packs and more!

Other Games

BOSCO'S will bring our demo games and do demos as space and time allows.

Painting Demo/Class

BOSCO'S will provide limited edition Free Comic Book Day Space Marine miniatures primed and ready for a demo/class plus Games Workshop paint and brushes.

Senshi-Con 2014
Where: Egan Center
When: Saturday Sept 27 and Sunday Sept 28
Cost: TBA

Get all the info here:

Where: BOSCO'S in Spenard
When: Saturday October 4 at 10am through Sunday October 5 at 10am.
Cost: Nothing but your time.

More information is here.

Intergalactic Nemesis: A Live Action Graphic Novel Comes to Life
Where: Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, Discovery Theatre
When: January 23-24, 2015 at 7:30 pm

This is presented by the Anchorage Concert Association. It looks like a great example of the integration of comics into other art forms. Seems natural to us BOSCO'S types, but like we've been saying for 30 years, it's about time the rest of the world catch up.

The show is sort of a giant comic book, with panels projected on a large screen as live actors read the script in a fusion of pop art and radio theater.

Watch a comic book become real right before your eyes! The Intergalactic Nemesis is a truly unique theatrical experience you won't want to miss. This hilarious, sci-fi thriller is set in the 1930's and features three actors voicing dozens of different characters. A pianist plays a cinematic score while more than 1,000 high-resolution comic book panels illustrate the plot on an enormous movie screen. This multimedia, retro extravaganza has been featured on NPR, PBS and Conan O'Brien.






In May of 1984 a comic loving hippie from Fairbanks rolled down the highway in a beat up Dodge van filled with comics!

He found a parking spot in Spenard and staked his claim!

BOSCO'S was born!



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BOSCO'S is working with the Major League Baseball Players Asssociation to help Scouts get merit badges and achievement awards. Click here for more info.




We'll teach your group how to play the games we sell! Here's a group from the local Boys & Girls Club visiting to play a Magic: The Gathering Booster Draft Tourney. Most of these kids were beginners, and things went great! If you have a group that would like some lessons in games we sell, give us a call!







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