At ACD Games Day’s Demo Game Night, Wizards of the Coast hosted its first North American demo of the final product edition of the Magic: The Gathering; Arena of the Planeswalkers board game.  Pictures were not allowed, but WotC and Hasbro shared some updated art and pictures with ICv2. 

Concerns that the hobby channel release of the highly anticipated board game would potentially trail the August 1 mass channel release, with a one month delay for hobby the originally announced release schedule (see “'Magic' Board Game Mass Release Set”), were also laid to rest with WotC’s recent update of the WPN retailer page to an August 1 release date, putting the release dates for both channels in sync.