Local Game Show 2: Meet the Contestants

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Come on down and join us for the return of Local Game Show!

On October 7th, our Magic-themed game show returns with a whole new slate of contestants. Today, we’d like to introduce our special guests, as well as the games they’ll be competing in, and let you know how YOU can win during the broadcast!

Our Contestants


First up, we have Card Kingdom affiliate Brittany Hamilton, known to her fans on Twitch as MTGNerdGirl! Brittany is a longtime Magic player and Limited specialist, and she’s competed in Magic’s prestigious Mythic Invitational earlier this year. She’s also a full-time streamer, so you know she’s good at thinking on her feet.

Gavin Verhey

Put your hands together for Local Game Show’s first-ever #WotCStaff contestant, Gavin Verhey! Gavin is a Senior Designer at Wizards of the Coast, where he currently leads the design of supplemental products like Commander sets and Battlebond. He also possesses a wealth of arcane Magic knowledge, so he’ll be the player to beat in the trivia portion.

Mike Robles

Our next contestant is Seattle local and nerd-of-all-trades Mike Robles! Mike is a former Community Manager for Wizards, and Magic remains one of his greatest passions in life. In addition to his Magic knowledge, Mike brings years of improv comedy experience to the table, so he’ll be the player to watch in our interactive games.

Chris VanMeter

Rounding out our quartet is our own Chris VanMeter! CVM is a former professional Magic player and applies his skills to designing custom products for Card Kingdom. His intimate knowledge of Magic’s tournament rules and history will serve him well on Local Game Show.

The Games

Now that we’ve met our contestants, let’s talk about the games they’ll be playing!

Mark My Words

How well do you know Magic’s head designer? In this brand-new game, our contestants will be given a choice of four quotes and will have to guess which one isn’t Mark Rosewater’s words!

Draw Go

This game will test our contestants’ knowledge of Magic art. We’ve asked members of the Magic community to draw their own renditions of Magic card art, and our contestants will have to guess the cards they chose. There’s only one catch – our community members can only use MS Paint to create their Magic masterpieces!

Commander Damage

“20 Questions,” Magic-style! We’ve chosen a legendary creature, and our contestants can ask 21 yes-or-no questions to figure out who it is. The contestant who guesses correctly wins the round; everyone else takes Commander Damage!


We’ll be closing out the night with our improv game, Debatewatch! Our hosts will provide our contestants with a question, such as “Which Planeswalker would make the worst roommate?” Our contestants will each have 60 seconds each to make an argument for their chosen Planeswalker, and 30 seconds for a rebuttal.


Throughout the night, we’ll also be asking our contestants a slew of trivia questions, covering Magic history, gameplay, and lore. Tune in and test your knowledge along with them!


Of course, it wouldn’t be a game show without fabulous prizes – and they’re all for you, our audience! Read on to see how YOU can win booster boxes and limited-edition Card Kingdom swag.

Card Kingdom Letterman jacket

Watch the Show!

Local Game Show will air Monday, October 7th at 6:00 PM Pacific at twitch.tv/cardkingdom. Over the course of the broadcast, we’ll be giving away:

2 Japanese War of the Spark booster boxes
2 limited-edition Card Kingdom Letterman jackets

Participate in chat during the broadcast for more information on how to enter to win!

Join us Live!

If you live in the Seattle area, you can join us LIVE at Mox Boarding House Seattle and be part of our studio audience! At the end of the show, we’ll be giving away another Card Kingdom Letterman jacket and a Throne of Eldraine draft booster box. Entry is free, so why not come on down?

Interact with Us!

Finally, we wanted to save one grand prize for our fabulous Card Kingdom Twitter community. Tweet at us using the hashtag #CKLGS on Monday, October 7th and you’ll be entered to win a Card Kingdom Letterman jacket, too!

The Fine Print

All three of our Local Game Show giveaways will take place on Monday, October 7, 2019. The entry period for our Twitter giveaway runs from 12:00 AM – 7:00 PM Pacific Time on October 7th.

All giveaways are open to US residents only. All contest entrants must be 18 years or older to enter and to be eligible to win. Void where prohibited. No purchase or other consideration necessary to enter. Maximum one entry per household. Employees of Card Kingdom and immediate family (spouse, parent, sibling and children, regardless of where they live) and members of the same households (whether related or not) of such employees are not eligible to enter.

Seven (7) grand prize winners will be randomly selected by Card Kingdom. Stream and Twitter contest winners will be notified by Twitter Direct Message on Tuesday, October 8, 2019. After notification, each contest winners must provide us with their full legal name and address. Odds are determined by number of entries. Card Kingdom reserves the right to change dates and substitute prizes of equal value.

Join Us!

Are you ready to play? Join us for Local Game Show at twitch.tv/cardkingdom or live at Mox Boarding House Seattle!