KeyForge Goes on Tour

Published On: February 28, 2024

The Vault Tour is a prestigious series of events that holds a special place in the hearts of many established KeyForge players. These large, global events are designed to bring lots of people together across a long weekend for casual and high-level KeyForge play. Unique prizes and merchandise, exclusive to each individual event, are offered up to give every stop its own individual flavor.

No other event series has allowed more players to gather and display their skills than the Tour. There have been 29 Vault Tour stops since its inception with seven of them in 2023. It’s safe to say that Vault Tours have been a large part of how the KeyForge community has fun together.

Ghost Galaxy is proud to continue this noble tradition. Vault Tour 2024 begins today!

Vault Tour Locations

Vault Tour 2024 will consist of 10 locations around the globe, five stops in the US and five internationally.

US Vault Tour 2024

Start preparing your travel plans as Ghost Galaxy has finalized all five US Vault Tour locations! They are as follows:

Four of five locations for 2024 are retailers. We believe that KeyForge has been, and will always continue to be, best when played at the local game store. Our hope is that by holding these events at store locations, we’ll revitalize local communities to get involved with their local stores long after the Tour has ended.

Ghost Galaxy also organized a room block at each stop on the US Vault Tour. These rooming agreements will not only give a special rate, but provide a place for KeyForge players to congregate after each day’s official fun is done!

International Vault Tour 2024

International Archons, get hyped! Ghost Galaxy has found partners to run five Vault Tours around the globe this summer. While full details are still being worked on such as location and dates, our partners are happy to share their placement in the Vault Tour schedule. The following regions will host a Vault Tour in 2024:

  • China – Organized by Asmodee China
  • Vietnam – Organized by d20 Board Game
  • Germany – Organized by Nerdlab
  • Italy – Organized by AZ Cards & Games
  • Spain – Organized by Asmodee Spain

Once plans are solidified, we will pass along dates and information to you.

Ghost Galaxy attempted to find an additional partner in the United Kingdom, but were unable to find interested parties. We continue to be on the search for partners in the UK and other areas for future events. Readers who are aware of groups (especially retailers) that would be open to organizing Vault Tours in their region are encouraged to direct those partners to our contact form for future opportunities!

Vault Tour Anatomy

Even though every Vault Tour is unique in some way, the overall format of each event follows the same basic structure.

Schedule of Events

Every Vault Tour stop will be a three-day event starting on a Friday and ending on a Sunday. Our vision for these events is to pack the maximum amount of fun into the weekend as possible by showcasing all three competitive formats (Sealed, Archon, and Alliance) in the time available. Expected schedule is:

  • Friday (12pm): KeyForge Sealed Tournament
  • Friday Second Æmber (consolation) Tournament
  • Saturday (10am): KeyForge Archon Tournament
  • Saturday (10am): KeyForge: Alliance Tournament
  • Saturday (7pm): Top 8 Finals Sealed
  • Saturday Second Æmber (consolation) Tournaments
  • Sunday (10am) Top-8 Finals (both Alliance and Archon)
  • (All Days) Various Side Events

Second Æmber consolation tournaments return in 2024 as a way for players to continue their fun more casually after their experience with main tournaments end, while several side events will be available as well. The Archon and Alliance tournaments will run concurrently on Saturday, which means players must choose what format to participate in. Finally, take note that Sealed will hold Finals on Saturday night because the KeyForge fun is so packed in!

Prizes

We announced previously the cash prizes would not be returning in 2024. That being said, we believe we have come up with prizes that will still be exciting for players to duel over. These are the highlights:

  • Special Deck Displays to divide among the Final 8s of Sealed, Archon, and Alliance
  • Achievement Pins for Final 8s, Final 4s, and Runner-Ups
  • An Invite to the KeyForge 2024 World Championship for the Champions

Additionally, the most exciting thing will happen to a first time winner of a Vault Tour tournament. They will be inducted into the ranks of an exclusive club that we have created just for Vault Tour champions: Vault Warriors. For more information about this special club, what it will grant access to, and who is eligible please see our Vault Warrior companion article.

The listed goodies are just the highlights of what to expect at the Tours. Additional non-cash prizes will be available through casual events, raffles, and other various means giving all a chance to win something while experiencing some awesome KeyForge fun!

Happy Winners of Vault Tour 2023!

New to the Tour? No Problem!

Vault Tours are open events that can be attended by anyone interested in KeyForge, regardless of familiarity or skill level. An emphasis on competition is certainly present for the main tournaments at these events, but each Vault Tour stop has plenty to do for those who wish to engage more casually. Those include Sealed side events, KeyForge: Adventures, and the casual set KeyForge: Menagerie. So even new and casual players can find something to do!

Players Enjoying KeyForge at Vault Tour 2023 Seattle

New to the Tour? No Problem!

Vault Tours are open events that can be attended by anyone interested in KeyForge, regardless of familiarity or skill level. An emphasis on competition is certainly present for the main tournaments at these events, but each Vault Tour stop has plenty to do for those who wish to engage more casually. Those include Sealed side events, KeyForge: Adventures, and the casual set KeyForge: Menagerie. So even new and casual players can find something to do!

Tickets!

Tickets for the US Vault Tour are priced at $100 USD per attendee. Single-day tickets will not be available. All ticketing will be handled through online purchase only. Tickets will be available up until sold-out or up to the Friday morning of the event. Additionally, participating in the Sealed, Archon, or Alliance main event(s) will require one digital Event Key per event. Tickets are available now!

what the fee is for

Participants from last year will notice the increased fee from $75 USD per event. The ticketing fee contributes to the cost of the venue, staff, and judges that service the event to ensure a great experience for all those attending. As with most things, the cost to put on these events continues to increase. Despite our best efforts, the previous ticket price did not do enough to cover the expenses necessary to run these events. After much consideration, we decided raising the price allows us to maintain the fun and continue to run great events for KeyForge fans.

For the price of the ticket, players gain access to all the events held across the entire weekend, an event badge, an event lanyard, and one of the key things that have come to define the large event experience under Ghost Galaxy: The Goody Bag.

Vault Tour 2024 Goody Bag

Attendees will receive a Goody Bags as a reward for showing up and participating at an event. The contents can be used at the event or taken home to enjoy. We wanted to improve the look and feel of the Goody Bag for 2024. This year Vault Tour 2024 Goody Bags will be a cloth, logo printed bag filled with the following: three Grim Reminders Archon Decks, one Vault Tour Pin (with Location Names!), and a mystery item that will be revealed at the first Vault Tour stop!

Going on Tour

We couldn’t be more excited to host another Vault Tour and welcome the KeyForge community back. If you’re ready for Vault Tour 2024 and want to start scheduling today, please visit the Vault Tour 2024 Schedule page. There you will find details about each of our store partners, hotel booking links, and ticketing.

See you on the Tour!

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