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Unboxing: Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game Maximum Gold

Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game Maximum Gold features unparalleled beauty and style with new Premium Gold Rares, the ultimate evolution of the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game Gold Rares. The complete Maximum Gold set contains 52 Premium Gold Rares and 110 gold-letter Rares.

We open up a box to show off some of what you might get!

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Pokémon Begins to Tease Their 25th Anniversary Celebrations during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

The Pokémon Company International teased its upcoming 25th anniversary celebration for the Pokémon brand during the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. A troupe of Pikachu danced to the original and iconic Pokémon theme song in New York’s Herald Square. The electrifying performance ended with Pokémon Trainers unfurling a massive banner revealing the official logo for the celebration. This year also marked the 20th consecutive year in which a giant Pikachu balloon floated among Manhattan skyscrapers and delighted fans during the Parade. The Pokémon Company International invites fans around the world to stay tuned for more information about the very special upcoming celebration of Pokémon’s 25th anniversary in 2021.

Pokemon 25th Anniversary logo

Mythical Pokémon Zarude will debut in Pokémon Trading Card Game: Sword & Shield – Vivid Voltage

The Mythical Pokémon Zarude will star in the next animated Pokémon film, Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle, and the latest Pokémon Trading Card Game expansion that’s out now. It will also appear in the best-selling Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield video games.

New Pokémon TCG: Sword & Shield—Vivid Voltage Expansion Released

Zarude will also make its debut in the Pokémon TCG in the latest expansion, Sword & Shield—Vivid Voltage, from The Pokémon Company International. The set is now available at participating retailers worldwide.

Sword & Shield—Vivid Voltage also introduces an all-new kind of card called Amazing Pokémon, which features Legendary or Mythical Pokémon illustrated with vividly rainbow backgrounds that extend outside of the frame, as well as foil, etched details and a special rarity symbol. The full expansion includes six Amazing Pokémon; six Pokémon VMAX, including Pikachu VMAX, Orbeetle VMAX, and Coalossal VMAX shown in their Gigantamax forms; 11 Pokémon V plus 13 full-art Pokémon V; and more.

“Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle” Trailer Revealed

The newest animated film based on the beloved Pokémon franchise, Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle, has been revealed and is coming to fans around the world in 2021. Trainers can watch the official trailer below.
As the 23rd animated Pokémon film, Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle tells the story of Koko, a young boy raised by Pokémon, and the creation of a new bond between humans and Pokémon. ​Deep in the jungle, far from any human settlement, is the Forest of Okoya—a Pokémon paradise forbidden to outsiders and protected by a strict code of rules.​ In this jungle lives Koko, a human boy who has been raised as a Pokémon by the Mythical Pokémon Zarude. Koko has grown up never doubting that he is a Pokémon. But one day, a chance meeting with Ash and Pikachu leaves Koko with his first human friend. Is he truly a Pokémon? Or is he, in fact, a human? When danger threatens the Forest of Okoya, the bonds between Pokémon and human—as well as the love between parent and child—will be put to the test.

Power Rangers Deck-Building Game is Available for Pre-Order. It’s Morphin Time!

Power Rangers Deck-Building Game

The Power Rangers Deck-Building Game is available for pre-order from Renegade Game Studios. Licensed by Hasbro, the game retails for $45 and allows you to battle your opponents with your favorite Rangers! The game allows you to play 1v1, 2v1, and 2v2 with asymmetrical battling where your goal is to crush the other players.

You play cards to generate shards which you use to then purchase other cards to build your deck. Energy is used to attack your foes while other cards are used to power up your cards in attack and defense. Once you attach four cards, you can flip over your card and morph into a Ranger unleashing even greater attacks including Zords!

The game features:

  • 70 Main Deck Cards
  • 40 Starter Cards
  • 12 Oversized Character Cards
  • 12 Signature Item Cards
  • 12 Stun Cards
  • 12 Blade Blaster Cards
  • 6 Zord Cards
  • 6 Master Cards
  • 4 Turn Order Tokens
  • 2 HP/Energy Status Trackers
  • 1 Megazord/Mega Dragonzord Card
  • 1 The Lair Tile
  • 1 Zord Bay Tile
  • 1 Rulebook

Currently available through CrowdOx, the pre-order closes on December 8 with shipping expected to begin in April 2021. Power Rangers Deck-Building Game is for 2-4 players ages 13+ with games taking 30-70 minutes.

White Wizard Games’ KAPOW! Comes to Kickstarter November 10


KAPOW! is a fast and furious 2 player game with buildable dice coming to Kickstarter on November 10 from White Wizard Games. Each player can acquire additional dice and add and remove dice faces during the rounds of battle. This makes for a super-strategic dice-battling experience. With each roll, you decide how to attack, defend, and power up your character by choosing where to place your dice.

The battles get more explosive with each roll and as you gain more dice and dice faces. KAPOW! is simple to learn (roll and place), and has layers of strategy as you customize your dice pool and leverage the unique powers of the KAPOW! heroes and villains.

KAPOW! is a 2-player game that can be expanded to 3 or 4 players.

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The Calliope Game Night Extravaganza Kickstarter Launches 11/17!

Calliope Games has announced The Calliope Game Night Extravaganza! Made up of three card games, this project allows players to celebrate an entire evening of unique and fun gaming. The Calliope Game Night Extravaganza! runs on Kickstarter from TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17th until FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11th and includes three amazing new card games: AllegoryEnchanted Plumes, and Mass Transit. During the Kickstarter campaign, backers can get all three titles for only $40, and a pledge is available for retailers who wish to support the project.

Allegory is an auction-style bidding card game designed by Zach Weisman and illustrated by David Cornish. In the game, players are authors seeking to write three legendary tales and incorporate a hidden moral throughout them. The cards players bid and choose are themes that are woven into the tales. Full of twists on traditional bidding games, Allegory is for 2-6 players ages 8+ and plays in 30-50 minutes.


Enchanted Plumes is a set collection and hand management game designed by Brendan Hansen and illustrated by Echo Chernik. In the game, players must collect and play feather cards to build magnificent peacock plumes. Matching colors and skillfully choosing where and when to play cards as key to earning the highest score and wooing the peahen. Enchanted Plumes is a card game for 2-6 players ages 8+ and plays in 30 minutes.

Enchanted Plumes

Mass Transit is a cooperative transportation game designed by Chris Leder and Kevin Rodgers. In the game, players work together as urban planners, trying to get six commuters home to the suburbs. Using limited communication and looking to avoid traffic, players must cleverly play cards to bus, rail, and ferry routes, or discard them to move commuters along the routes toward their destinations. Mass Transit is a card game for 1-6 players ages 8+ and plays in 20 minutes.

Mass Transit

The Calliope Game Night Extravaganza! launches on Kickstarter on November 17th, with the games due to be released worldwide in 2021.

Visit the Ghosts From the Past with the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game in March 2021

Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game

History comes to life in Ghosts From the Past! The 136-card all-foil collector Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game set bolsters 9 popular themes from the past, introduces 2 brand-new themes, helps you build some of the Decks featured both in this booster and in recent Core Boosters, and to top it all off, debuts 5 new Ghost Rares that’ll be must-haves for your collection!

Nine Themes From the Past!

Ghosts From the Past has new cards for 9 different themes from the past. Strategies from many different eras in Yu-Gi-Oh!’s history, like Dragunity, Shaddoll, and Cipher will be bolstered!

Two Brand-New Themes!

The villainous Spectre’s “Sunavalon” strategy from Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS takes root in Ghosts From the Past! This Plant-based Link Summoning theme lays out a cunning web of interconnected monster effects to trap unsuspecting Duelists. The second new theme will be a game original strategy.

Want to Try Out a New Deck?

If you thought the new Metalfoes cards in Blazing Vortex were cool but didn’t have the rest of the cards to try the Deck out, you can find them here in Ghosts From the Past. Need the original Armed Dragon LV10 to complete your Armed Dragon Deck? It’s here. You can also find cards like Raidraptor – Tribute Lanius, Dark Requiem Xyz Dragon, and Phantom Knights’ Fog Blade that you might need for that Raidraptor/Phantom Knight team-up Deck you’ve been working on since Phantom Rage released!

Glorious Ghost Rares!

Five cards in this set will appear exclusively (and rarely!) as beautiful Ghost Rares! See cards you love, like Blue-Eyes Alternative White Dragon, like you’ve never seen them before.

Ghosts From the Past has 136 cards total, with 45 new cards and 91 returning cards, 5 of which appear only as Ghost Rares. All other cards appear in the standard gold Ultra Rare technology. Each box contains three, 5-card Ghosts From the Past packs for a total of 15 cards.

The complete Ghosts From the Past set contains 136 cards:

  • 5 Ghost Rares
  • 131 Ultra Rares

*Set name and contents subject to change.

Battle Wizards Wants you to Rot in Hell on Kickstarter

Battle Wizards has launched a Kickstarter for their card game, Rot in Hell. The game allows you to creatively torture evil folks, all in good fun!

A new take on social games, each round the players are presented with a “Sinner,” then choose a “Box O Pain” card to use when a “Punishment” is presented. The judge, aka “Satan’ will then decide which punishment is the most diabolic.

The game comes with:

  • 100 Punishment Cards
  • 50 Sinners Cards
  • 300 Box O’ Pain Cards
  • 6 Infernal Torture Machines

$25 gets you a copy of the game which is estimated to ship in June 2021. The campaign is looking to raise $30,000 which will run until December 18.

Rot in Hell
Rot in Hell
Rot in Hell

Warcradle Studios’ Altered Carbon card game, Fightdrome: Panama Rose, is available for pre-order

Fightdrome: Panama Rose

Players get a chance to fight head to head in the iconic Fightdome from the Altered Carbon novels in Fightdrome: Panama Rose.

The Auditorium’s light dim and the crown settles into an excited hush. A disembodied voice echoes through the darkness… “Welcome friends, to Fightdrome! My friends, tonight you will experience an event unlike any other. Tonight, you will witness two fearsome warriors battling before your very eyes! Only one can stand victor…but which will it be?!” At either end of the arena, spotlights flare suddenly, highlighting the frames of two eager looking fighters. The crown grasps and then erupts into whooping and hollering of delight.

The card drafting game is for 2 players age 14+ and games take about 30 minutes. It places gamers at the heart of the Panama Rose combat arena.

The compact card game is a perfect game for on the go fun.

Fightdrome: Panama Rose contains;

  • 1x Rulebook
  • 101x Combat Cards
  • 8x Sleeve Cards
  • 11x Stack Cards
  • 2x Reference Cards

Critical Role Announce Darrington Press, a New Game Publishing Company

Darrington Press

Critical Role has launched its own tabletop game publishing company, Darrington Press.

The new company will be headed by Ivan Van Norman. Van Norman has produced tabletop games and media content for 10 years as co-owner of Hunters Entertainment. Matthew Mercer will be joining the company as Creative Advisor.

Along with staff, the new publisher has announced what’s coming in 2021.

Uk’otoa will be released in the first quarter of 2021 and is the publisher’s flagship title. It’s a tactical game of semi-cooperative card play as factions of sailors vie to be the last claimed by the raging sea leviathan Uk’otoa. As the ship slowly falls into the ocean, you’ll have to run, push, and sacrifice others to win!

The game is for 3-5 players ages 12+ and games should take 30-45 minutes.

Uk’otoa was created by Jeb Havens with additional game design by Gabriel Hicks, art by Hannah Friederichs, layout by Vee Nedro, and Uk’otoa sculpt by Niklas Norman.

The game will be available from the Critical Role shop and friendly local game stores.


In the second quarter of 2021, you’ll be able to embark on your own journey through Exandria with Critical Role Adventures. The game is described as a cooperative legacy-lite campaign game. It’ll use a “unique, narrative mechanic for social and combat encounters.”

Synidcult will be released in the third quarter of 2021. It’s a magic roleplaying game designed by Matthew Mercer where mob families guard secrets and battle for power in the streets.

Guardians of Matrimonia will be released in quarter 4 2021. You’ll fight monsters in this cooperative card game. Pre-built decks are pitted against a deck of monsters. But, you don’t want your deck to run out, or everyone loses.

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