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The Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game’s Elemental HERO Gets New Accessories

Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game

The official Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) Elemental HERO Game Mat features the artwork of an abundance of “Elemental HERO” monsters together in one place! Jaden Yuki’s beloved “Elemental HERO” monsters assemble to keep your cards safe as you battle your opponent on this Game Mat’s smooth surface!

Made with the highest quality materials, this Game Mat is the same size as the Game Mats used as prizing in various KONAMI-sanctioned events. Use this Game Mat to keep your cards safe while you Duel your way to the top!


Elemental HERO fans unite! Protect your Deck with The Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) Elemental HERO Card Case that features artwork from the “Elemental HERO” Spell Cards Skyscraper and Skydive Scorcher.

This official Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Card Case is large enough to hold a Duelist’s Main Deck, Extra Deck and Side Deck. Each Card Case is made from durable material, includes a card divider, and comes with a sturdy closure to ensure your cards will stay protected inside. Keep your Deck safe and get ready to Duel!


Official Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) Card Sleeves help Duelists keep their cards secure and protected during Duels.

The Elemental HERO Card Sleeves feature the artwork from one of the most recognizable “HERO” cards, Miracle Fusion! These Card Sleeves are perfect for keeping your cards safe when you are ready to get your game on and throw down a face-down!

Each pack contains 50 Card Sleeves specifically designed to meet tournament regulation standards for the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG.


Keep your collection safe with the all-new Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) Elemental HERO 9-Pocket Duelist Portfolio featuring artwork from Jaden Yuki’s iconic “Elemental HERO” theme. Get your game on with nostalgic artwork that debuted in the Yu-Gi-Oh! GX era and protect your cards in style!

Designed with a secure side-loading design, this 10-page Portfolio has 9 pockets per page – by placing cards front-to-back, you can store up to 180 of your most cared for cards. The 9-Pocket Duelist Portfolio also utilizes an anti-slip feature to keep cards secure and your collection safe at all times.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Pasadena is Canceled

Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game

Konami has provided an update to their Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game Organized Play. The company has announced that it has decided to cancel its upcoming championship series event. It was scheduled to take place January 15-16 in Pasadena, California.

You can read the full statement below.

To the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) community –

As we monitor COVID-19 pandemic developments, we continue to take seriously the guidelines and recommendations from government health authorities and experts, including the recent statement by LA County strongly suggesting avoiding large indoor gatherings.  Given the uncertainty surrounding the Omicron variant, with Los Angeles County reporting nearly 45,000 new cases over the weekend, and in recognizing our own responsibility to prioritize the health and safety of our entire Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG community, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the long-awaited first in-person Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series (YCS) event in Pasadena, California on January 15-16. In lieu of the in-person event, we will host an online Remote Duel YCS tournament during the same weekend. The Remote Duel YCS will be open to all Duelists in North America including those that were not able to pre-register for YCS Pasadena.

We apologize if this has caused any inconvenience to those who may be affected as a result. Refunds for the entry fee will be made available for any registered Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG players who do not choose to attend the alternate online Remote Duel YCS event. Please contact ygoreg@thesidedeck.com for a refund. In addition, all Duelists that registered for YCS Pasadena will be offered priority registration for an upcoming YCS event.

For future events on our schedule, we remain committed to monitoring the developments daily and will provide updates on those events as they become available.

Renegade Game Studios Reveals Vampire: The Masquerade Rivals Shadows & Shrouds

Vampire: The Masquerade Rivals Shadows & Shrouds

Two new clans enter the fray, striking from the shadows in Vampire: The Masquerade Rivals Shadows & Shrouds. The Hecata and the fan-vote-winning Lasombra add new tricks and techniques to employ as you battle for control of the city! This expansion brings the total number of clans available in the game to 10!

As always, each new clan is featured in a 49-card pre-constructed deck, ready to unwrap and get on the table immediately. Shadows & Shrouds also contains a 30-card Crypt pack, with additional options for deck customization!

The expansion is for 2-4 players ages 14+. Games take between 30 to 70 minutes.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game: Legendary Duelists 9 is Coming in May 2022

Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game

Dive into the next Legendary Duelists booster pack featuring new cards for 3 WATER monster strategies used by Duelists from the Yu-Gi-Oh!, Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL, and Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS animated series. Brand-new cards for the strategies used by famed fisherman and Duelist Mako Tsunami, Nash, the alter ego of Shark and leader of the Seven Barian Emperors, and Skye Zaizen (as Blue Maiden) splash into this upcoming set.

A whale of a tale awaits with a new version of Mako Tsunami’s Fortress Whale that can strike down your opponent’s monster before it can attack! Pick up a pair of new WATER Xyz Monsters that let you set up a powerful Rank-Up combination that can Summon the “Number C” monsters from 101 to 107 with their effects active! And unlock a wave of new cards for Blue Maiden’s Marincess strategy that’ll wash your opponent away!

The new Legendary Duelists set will also include a hard-to-find Ghost Rare version of an iconic WATER monster!

The complete booster set contains 56 cards*:

  • 9 Ultra Rares
  • 8 Super Rares
  • 10 Rares
  • 29 Commons
  • 1 card from the set will also appear as a Ghost Rare.

Yu-Gi-Oh Trading Card Game: Legendary Duelists 9 is set to be released in May 2022.

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CGC Trading Cards Expands Grading Services to Include Dragon Ball Super, Flesh and Blood, Metazoo and More

CGC Trading Cards has announced the expansion of its authentication, grading, and encapsulation services to include cards from many more of the most popular trading card games. Here is a list of cards that CGC Trading Cards is now accepting in addition to Pokémon and Magic: The Gathering cards.

  • Digimon
  • Dragon Ball Super
  • Final Fantasy
  • Fire Emblem Cipher
  • Flesh and Blood
  • Force of Will
  • Harry Potter
  • MetaZoo
  • My Hero Academia
  • Weiss Schwarz
  • World of Warcraft

Certification services for the Yu-Gi-Oh! trading card game will be coming to CGC Trading Cards soon, stay tuned for an announcement related to that enhancement in service. CGC Trading Cards will also be grading Nostalgix cards when the game is released.

Important: Please note that CGC will only be accepting standard-sized cards for these games, not oversized cards or others issued in non-standard sizes.

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Unboxing: Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game: Maximum Gold – El Dorado Booster Box

Premium Gold Rare Cards Are Back!
Gorgeous Premium Gold Rares return to give many of your favorite cards a classy new look! Premium Gold Rare Cards have raised golden outlines, borders, symbols, and icons that accentuate the artwork of and add texture to many of your favorite cards.

New Variant Artwork!
Ten more cards get a complete makeover with new variant artwork in addition to the Premium Gold Rare treatment! You’ve seen the new variant artwork for I:P Masquerena on the I:P Masquerena accessories, and now you’ll be able to see her in your Extra Deck. Knightmare Unicorn will also receive a new variant artwork, giving a powerful combo a new look!

New Cards & Returning Favorites!
Maximum Gold – El Dorado will also be home to a number of new cards in addition to its many returning favorites. Fans of “Number” monsters will want to keep an eye out for a new Xyz Monster with a mind-bogglingly huge ATK boosting effect, and Duelists who have been waiting to complete their set of Premium Gold Rare Dragonmaids can do so with a Premium Gold Rare Chamber Dragonmaid!

Cards that don’t get the Premium Gold Rare treatment will still get a bit of gold themselves, appearing as gold lettered Rare cards instead of the standard silver lettering.

Each box will include 4 packs with 7 cards each: 2 Premium Gold Rares and 5 gold-letter Rares.

We open up the box and show off what you might get!

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Wise Wizard Games Reveals a New Star Realms Box Set for December

Star Realms Box Set

If you’ve ever wanted to play the Star Realms deckbuilding game, Wise Wizard Games is making that easier. A new Star Realms Box Set includes all of the cards from the Star Realms Core Set and Gambit Set, plus a stunning game board with PVP and cooperative play for 1-4 players. Each box is a complete 4-player game containing rules and 162 cards.

The new Star Realms Box Set includes:

  • Top-selling Star Realms Deckbuilding Game
  • Includes the Gambit set with two solo/cooperative challenge cards
  • A perfect intro set for New Players for Solo, PVP and Cooperative
  • First ever Star Realms Game Board for easy set-up
  • Box Insert with sections for each Starter Deck, Explorers, and the Market Deck
  • Large box holds sleeved or unsleeved cards with room for expansions
  • Big beautiful full color rulebook
Star Realms Box Set

Konami Reveals Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game Albaz Accessories in May 2022

Keep your collection safe with the all-new Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) Albaz – Ecclesia – Tri-Brigade 9-Pocket Duelist Portfolio featuring two different artworks on each of the front and back covers! The front cover features Fallen of Albaz and Dogmatika Ecclesia, the Virtuous from Rise of the Duelist! Tri-Brigade monsters sprang into action in Phantom Rage, and artwork from the brand-new Tri-brigade Token Card from Structure Deck: Albaz Strike adorns the back cover, ready to protect your cards! Designed with a secure side-loading design, this 10-page Portfolio has 9 pockets per page – by placing cards front-to-back, you can stage up to 180 of your most cared for cards. The 9-Pocket Duelist Portfolio also utilizes an anti-slip feature to keep cards secure and your collection safe at all times.

Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) Albaz - Ecclesia - Tri-Brigade 9-Pocket Duelist Portfolio

There’s no better way to guard your valuables than having a dragon do it for you. Well then, let’s make it TWO dragons. The Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) Albaz – Ecclesia – Tri-Brigade Card Case features the two ferocious, Dragon-Type Fusion Monsters from Structure Deck: Albaz StrikeMirrorjade the Iceblade Dragon and Lubellion the Searing Dragon! The ice blades and searing flames will not only guard your Deck from the outside, but also from the inside as they’re featured on the 2-Sided Divider included with each Card Case.

This official Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Card Case is large enough to hold a Duelist’s Main Deck, Extra Deck and Side Deck. EachCard Case is made from durable material, includes a card divider, and comes with a sturdy closure to ensure your cards will stay protected inside. Keep your Deck safe and get ready to Duel!

Official Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) Card Sleeves help Duelists keep their cards secure and protected during Duels.

Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) Albaz - Ecclesia - Tri-Brigade Card Case

The Albaz – Ecclesia – Tri-Brigade Card Sleeves feature the artwork of Fallen of Albaz and Dogmatika Ecclesia, the Virtuous, both of which made their debut in the core booster set, Rise of the Duelist. These Card Sleeves are perfect for keeping your cards safe when Dueling against destructive forces!

Each pack contains 50 Card Sleeves specifically designed to meet tournament regulation standards for the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG.

Albaz - Ecclesia - Tri-Brigade Card Sleeves

The official Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) Albaz – Ecclesia – Tri-Brigade Game Mat features the artwork of two Token Cards from Structure Deck: Albaz Strike! Ecclesia the Exiled and Albaz the Shrouded will keep your cards safe as you battle your opponent on this Game Mat’s smooth surface!

Made with the highest quality materials, thisGame Matis the same size as the Game Mats used as prizing in various KONAMI-sanctioned events. Use this Game Mat to keep your cards safe while you Duel your way to the top!

Pokémon TCG Announces New Releases Including an Updated Battle Academy and Battle Decks

The Pokémon Company International has unveiled new Pokémon Trading Card Game products that make it easy and fun for Trainers to learn how to play the Pokémon TCG, including an updated version of the award-winning Battle Academy and new V Battle Decks. Additionally, the latest expansion, Pokémon TCG: Sword & Shield—Fusion Strike, will be released starting tomorrow.

Updated Pokémon TCG Battle Academy Coming Soon

The Pokémon Company International announced an updated version of Pokémon TCG Battle Academy, a board game adaptation of the best-selling Pokémon TCG that makes it easy for the whole family to learn the classic tabletop game.

Launching in 2022, each Battle Academy box comes with everything a Trainer needs to master the basics of the Pokémon TCG, including a two-player game board, three 60-card decks, tutorial guides, and gameplay accessories.

New Pokémon TCG Lycanroc V and Corviknight V Battle Decks Launching Soon

The Pokémon Company International also announced new Lycanroc V and Corviknight V Battle Decks, which are ideal for Trainers who learned how to play the Pokémon TCG with Battle Academy and want to level up their gameplay skills.
 
Each V Battle Deck provides everything a Trainer needs to play a game, including one 60-card deck and gameplay accessories. The V Battle Deck—Lycanroc vs. Corviknight bundle version comes with two ready-to-play decks that make it easy to jump into a Pokémon TCG battle, as well as eight additional Trainer cards to help enhance the decks.
 
Arriving in 2022, these decks also make great companions and extensions to Battle Academy, as Trainers can swap out the cards in the board game with those in the V Battle Decks.

Pokémon TCG: Sword & Shield—Fusion Strike Expansion Available Starting Tomorrow

Pokémon TCG fans can also look forward to the release of the Sword & Shield—Fusion Strike expansion starting on November 12, 2021. Sword & Shield—Fusion Strike introduces a new type of Battle Style gameplay mechanic called Fusion Strike, which often has attacks focusing on teamwork.

Available in Pokémon TCG booster packs, Elite Trainer Boxes, and special collections, Sword & Shield—Fusion Strike includes 25 Fusion Strike cards such as Mew VMAX, Genesect V, and Hoopa V. It also includes 20 Pokémon V, 13 full-art Pokémon V, eight Pokémon VMAX, 20 Trainer cards, seven full-art Supporter cards, and one new Special Energy card.

Pokémon Trading Card Game: Sword & Shield-Brilliant Stars Expansion to Feature Pokémon VSTAR Gameplay Mechanic

The Pokémon Company International unveiled the new Pokémon VSTAR gameplay mechanic for the best-selling Pokémon Trading Card Game. Pokémon VSTAR will appear in the upcoming Pokémon TCG: Sword & Shield—Brilliant Stars expansion, arriving at participating retailers worldwide in the first quarter of 2022.

Pokémon VSTAR evolve from Pokémon V and will play a major role in the Pokémon TCG metagame. Each Pokémon VSTAR has a VSTAR Power — an Ability or attack — with an extremely powerful effect that can decide the outcome of a battle. Players can use only one VSTAR Power per game, and those who use a VSTAR Power must flip over a VSTAR marker during the battle.

In addition to their VSTAR Powers, Pokémon VSTAR have high HP and high-damage attacks, and they give up two Prize cards when Knocked Out.

Trainers can look forward to seeing Arceus VSTAR, Charizard VSTAR, Shaymin VSTAR and Whimsicott VSTAR in Sword & Shield—Brilliant Stars. The expansion will also include a special Trainer Gallery subset of 30 cards with artwork featuring fan-favorite Trainers and Pokémon.

Available in booster packs, Elite Trainer Boxes and special collections, Sword & Shield—Brilliant Stars will include the following:

  • 20 Pokémon V and 15 full-art Pokémon V
  • Four new Pokémon VSTAR
  • Three new Pokémon VMAX
  • 22 Trainer cards and six full-art Supporter cards
  • One new Special Energy card

In addition, Trainers can find Pokémon VSTAR in the Pokémon TCG: Leafeon VSTAR Special Collection and Pokémon TCG: Glaceon VSTAR Special Collection when they become available in the first quarter of 2022. Each of these VSTAR Special Collections includes a promo card featuring Leafeon V or Glaceon V, an etched promo card and etched oversize card featuring Leafeon VSTAR or Glaceon VSTAR, an acrylic VSTAR marker and five Pokémon TCG booster packs.

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