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Charlotte’s Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Event is Postponed Indefinitely

Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series

Konami and the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game team have announced that the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series event scheduled in Charlotte, NC for March 28-29 has been postponed indefinitely.

Below is Konami’s full statement and where further updates can be found.

Every year, we at KONAMI take great pleasure in hosting the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series to bring together fans from all over the world to share their passion for the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME; simultaneously, we also place the health and safety of our players, fans and staff as a top priority. In an abundance of caution relating to the developing situation surrounding COVID-19, also known as Coronavirus, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series event scheduled in Charlotte, NC on March 28-29, indefinitely.

We apologize if this has caused any inconvenience for our players who were planning to attend, judges who were preparing for the event, fans who were looking to keep an eye on the coverage, and everyone else who may be affected as a result. We continue to closely monitor the situation that is developing daily and will provide updates on the rescheduling of this event, as well as the status of future events as they become available. These updates will be posted to our website incorporated within each respective event’s FAQs, which can be found at: https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/index.html.

We will also share details on the rescheduling of YCS Charlotte and updates for other upcoming events as they become available via our official Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG social media channels:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/YuGiOh_TCG
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialYuGiOhTCG/

Additionally, those with non-press-related inquiries regarding this event and future events are encouraged to contact us-opsupport@konami.com for updates.

We thank all our Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG fans and Duelists for their patience and understanding during this time.

Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG: Structure Deck: Sacred Beasts is Out July 2020

Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game

It’s a Yu-Gi-Oh! GX fan’s greatest dream come true! After years of needing their own individual Decks to survive, the three Sacred Beasts have been united under a single banner in Structure Deck: Sacred Beasts!

Unification!

Structure Deck: Sacred Beasts includes more ways than ever to Summon the three Sacred Beasts! Hamon, Lord of Striking Thunder and Uria, Lord of Searing Flames each receive cards that modify their Summoning requirements to make them easier to fulfill and help you mount a second or third strike if the first isn’t enough. Alternatively, you can skip those requirements altogether with a new monster that can be Tributed to Summon any of the three Sacred Beasts from your hand and then banished from the Graveyard to add the dominating Fallen Paradise Field Spell to your hand!

Exaltation!

In addition to increasing your access to the Sacred Beasts and your ability to Summon them, Structure Deck: Sacred Beasts also increases the dominance of Sacred Beasts once they reach the field! You’ll be able to double Raviel, Lord of Phantasms ATK to 8000 and crush all your opponent’s monsters in a single Battle Phase, negateyour opponent’s Spell/Trap effects while you control Hamon, Lord of Striking Thunder in Attack Position, and do a little creative accounting to power up Uria, Lord of Searing Flames far beyond its natural limitations.

Complete Domination!

Of course, it’s not enough to just command multiple Sacred Beasts throughout the course of a Duel. The truest form of Dueling dominance is to control multiple Sacred Beasts at the same time, and Structure Deck: Sacred Beasts rewards you for doing so! Control 2 or more at the same time, and a brand-new Trap Card will negate the activated effects of every monster your opponent controls.

Structure Deck: Sacred Beasts contains 46 cards total (44-card Main Deck, 2-card Extra Deck) as well as 2 different Token Cards:

5 Ultra Rares
3 Super Rares
38 Commons
2 Token Cards
1 Double-sided Deluxe Game Mat/Dueling Guide

Yu-Gi-Oh! Speed Duel Starter Decks: Match of the Millennium & Twisted Nightmares Out in May

Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Speed Duel Starter Decks: Match of the Millennium & Twisted Nightmares

Return to the Shadow Realm with the brand-new Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Speed Duel Starter Decks: Match of the Millennium & Twisted Nightmares!

Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Speed Duel Starter Decks: Match of the Millennium & Twisted Nightmares each contain 2 fully customizable Decks, 4 brand-new Skill Cards, and 2 Ultra Rare variant cards. Choose your side and relive two of the darkest Duels from the original series!

Yugi and Pegasus face off in Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Speed Duel Starter Decks: Match of the Millennium, themed after their epic clash from the end of Duelist Kingdom! Each Duelist brings a 31-card Deck that can be modified depending on which Skill Card you want to play. Yugi brings support for both Gaia the Fierce Knight andhis Ritual Monster, Black Luster Soldier to fight off Pegasus’s army of “Toon” monsters and Thousand-Eyes Restrict! With each character having access to 2 brand-new Skill Cards to support their strategies, you decide the outcome!  

Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Speed Duel Starter Decks: Twisted Nightmares pits two masters of the Shadow Realm against each other. With two 30-card Decks designed to be customized around whichever of their 2 brand-new Skill Cards you want to play, you can relive their sinister Duel from the end of Battle City! Wield the power of Bakura’s corrupt Dark Necrofear and Dark Ruler Ha Des against Marik’s devious Lava Golem andDark Lucius”monsters! Featuring brand-new Skill Cards infused with the power of signature Spell Cards from their legendary Duel, their fate is in your hands!

Speed Dueling is a great way to get a taste of the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME while also providing compelling new gameplay options for existing fans. Keep an eye out on the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME events page to find out where you can play Speed Dueling events!

Each Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Speed Duel Starter Decks: Match of the Millennium contains:
1 x 31-Card Yugi Deck
1 x 31-Card Pegasus Deck
4 Skill Cards (2 for Yugi and 2 for Pegasus)
2 Ultra Rare variant cards

Each Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Speed Duel Starter Decks: Twisted Nightmares contains:
1 x 30-Card Bakura Deck
1 x 30-Card Marik Deck
4 Skill Cards (2 for Bakura and 2 for Marik)
2 Ultra Rare variant cards

To use a card in Speed Dueling it must have the Speed Dueling Symbol on the card, other versions of the same card are not legal.

Skill Cards may only be used in Speed Dueling events.

*Name and content subject to change.

White Wizard Games’ Epic Digital App Launches for Free on February 18

Epic Card Game Digital app

White Wizard Games has announced that on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, they will be rolling out the much anticipated Epic Card Game Digital app! And it will be FREE!

Epic Digital is a fast-paced card game of fantasy combat designed by Hall of Fame Magic players Rob Dougherty and Darwin Kastle. The App will feature multiple ways to experience the game such as Single Player Campaign Mode, Online Real-time Play vs. other players, Dark Draft, Constructed, Limited and Ranked Heads-up Games. We are welcoming players new and old to come battle with the four factions Good, Evil, Sage, and Wild. Which will you choose?

Casual play in Epic Digital, including owning unlimited copies of every card in the game, will be COMPLETELY FREE!

  • No cost to download the app.
  • No cost to get new sets.
  • No cost or restrictions on online or offline casual play.
  • Every player will have every card in the game and be able to build any deck, any time.

Players will be able to play the campaign, play games vs the AI, and even play unlimited Sealed, Draft, and Constructed online games ALL FOR FREE! The only things players pay for are cosmetics (like digital foils), extras (like extra deck slots) and competitive play (like Arena and Tournaments). 

Epic Card Game Digital app

Space Battle Lunchtime Goes from Comics to Card Game

Space Battle Lunchtime Card Game

Renegade Game Studios has announced the upcoming release of Space Battle Lunchtime Card Game!

Space Battle Lunchtime Card Game is based on its namesake graphic novel by Natalie Riess and published by Oni Press, about Earth baker Peony who gets the deal of a lifetime when she agrees to be a contestant on the Universe’s hottest reality TV cooking show, Space Battle Lunchtime!

In the game, players will face off as contestants in the intergalactic cooking competition show. They’ll collect and combine flavor cards to create the perfect prize-winning dish, trying to impress the alien judges with their creativity!

Designed by Daniel Solis and illustrated by Space Battle Lunchtime creator Natalie Riess, episodes of the game last about 30 minutes, starring 2-5 competitive cooks who have orbited the Earth’s sun at least ten times. Chefs can begin cooking when the game releases in May!

Lucky gamers will be able to catch an early release and demo day of Space Battle Lunchtime at select friendly local game store on April 4th with Board Game Expo

Space Battle Lunchtime Card Game

Pokémon World Championships will be held at ExCeL London

Pokémon World Championships 2020

Pokémon Company International today confirmed that this year’s Pokémon World Championships will be held at ExCeL London from August 14–16, 2020. The best Pokémon Trading Card Game and video game players from around the world will be invited to compete, with fans welcome to purchase spectator passes and witness the excitement of the most prestigious event in the Pokémon Championship Series.

The 2020 Pokémon World Championships will also be home to a Pokémon Center store, where fans will be able to purchase a wide variety of products including a range of items themed around the tournament.

For those wishing to make travel arrangements, a suggested list of hotels and accommodation can be found here.

Czech Games Launches an App for Letter Jam

Letter Jam

Have you wondered what the codes on the cards in Letter Jam are for? Would you like to add mystery and surprise to your game? Czech Games Edition has you covered with a new app available for iOS and Android.

The game companion app works as a scanner for Letter Jam cards. It prepares a secret word for every player around the table without anyone knowing any of the words! Once the game is over, the app reveals which words were chosen for each player.

The app is available in English, Czech, and German.

If you don’t own the physical game, the app is a reference to give you a better idea of how the game works.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game Gets Structure Deck: Mechanized Madness in April and Eternity Code in May

All hands, man the battle stations! The colossal Machina army is back with vengeance in Structure Deck: Mechanized Madness arrivng April 17!

Originally featured in the Machina Mayhem Structure Deck, Machina Gearframe and Machina Fortress ran rampant after their initial debut. Now, over a decade later, they are back and stronger than ever with a new wave of support to add to the Machina arsenal!

Machina Citadel leads the charge with a massive 3000 ATK and a Quick Effect that can decimate your opponent’s monsters by turning a Machine you control into an explosion of shrapnel! If your opponent manages to topple your Machina Citadel, it can reassemble itself from the Graveyard when an EARTH Machine you control is destroyed. However, you can also leave it up to your own Machina to trigger this effect after you have thrown it to the junkyard.

One way to get that plan into action is by launching an aerial assault with Machina Air Raider. You can discard a “Machina” to Special Summon it from your hand, potentially ditching a Machina Citadel to the Graveyard! During your opponent’s turn, its Quick Effect can destroy a Machine you control and salvage the scrap to Special Summon a “Machina” from your Deck with a different name and equal or lower Level than that Machine. After that, because the Machine was destroyed, a Machina Citadel in your Graveyard can come back at full force!

If a ranged attack is more your style, Machina Irradiator can accelerate itself on the field by discarding a “Machina” as well. Machina Irradiator can also destroy one of your Machines to Special Summon a “Machina” with a different name and an equal or lower Level than your monster, but from your Graveyard instead! While Machina Air Raider specializes in disrupting your opponent with its Quick Effect, Machina Irradiator proactively uses its effect during your own turn, so you can strategize the best way to turn the tides of battle!

Structure Deck: Mechanized Madness is ready-to-play right out of the box, but you can add some extra firepower to your Deck with the help of other products like Duel Overload and more!

Structure Deck: Mechanized Madness contains 42 cards:

37 Commons
3 Super Rares
2 Ultra Rares
1 Double-sided Deluxe Game Mat/Dueling Guide

Structure Deck: Mechanized Madness

This May 1, humanity must outwit the ultimate Dueling A.I. and survive the arrival of the supreme Link-6 @Ignister monster in Eternity Code!

The rules of the game have changed, allowing Duelists even more freedom to concoct their own winning strategies! Eternity Code takes advantage of these changes, introducing new cards for Synchro, Xyz, and Fusion-based strategies to help them leap into the future. Here’s what you need to know about May’s booster release:

  • Eternity Code follows directly on from Ignition Assault with new cards for @Ignister, Ancient Warriors, and the world premiere theme: Plunder Patroll! It’s now easier than ever to take advantage of the Plunder Patroll’s easy access to the Extra Deck.
  • The ultimate @Ignister Link Monster is here! This Link-6 monster is unaffected by all other card effects and its ATK ranges from 3000 to 6000 depending on how many monsters you use as Link Material.
  • New cards for strategies from 2019’s Rising Rampage, Chaos Impact, The Infinity Chasers, Fists of the Gadgets, and Mystic Fighters, including the first Link-4 “Code Talker” and incredible new Dragonmaids!
  • Duelists who want to be fully prepared should look to Duel Overload to pick up crucial cards for Decks like Dinosaurs, Madolche, and Witchcrafters before strong, new cards for those themes arrive in Eternity Code!
  • Powerful general use cards that can go into any Deck, including a new Effect Monster from the same lineage as Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring!

The Eternity Code booster set contains 100 new cards:

50 Commons
26 Super Rares
14 Ultra Rares
10 Secret Rares

Eternity Code booster

The Star Realms Deluxe Nova Collection is now on Kickstarter! Early Bird Ends Today!

Star Realms Deluxe Nova Collection

White Wizard Games has launched the Star Realms Deluxe Nova collection wich is now live on Kickstarter

Star Realms is an explosively-popular Deckbuilding Game that combines the fun of a deckbuilding game with the interactivity of trading card game-style combat. This deluxe version is perfect for new players and long-time fans.

The Kickstarter includes:

  • Beautiful foil versions of every card from Promo Pack 1, the Gambit Set, Crisis: Bases and Battleships, Events, Heroes, Fleets and Fortresses, the Cosmic Gambit Set and the Star Realms Base set with 6 starting decks and extra Explorers. (Over 250 foil cards).
  • Six big score dials to track your Authority!
  • A stunning high-quality 14 inch by 24 inch linen finish game board.
  • 9 game dividers to keep your personal decks, Explorers, trade deck cards and gambits organized and make set up super easy!

The Star Realms Deluxe Nova Collection is priced at $99, with early bird pricing of $89. For brick and mortar retailers, there is a discounted Retail Kit Tier.

Help Coraline Escape the Other World in Coraline: Beware the Other Mother

WizKids has announced that Coraline: Beware the Other Mothera new game based on the beloved stop motion animated film from LAIKA, is now available in North American Game Stores!

In this cooperative 1-4 player game, players are Ghost Children who have been captured by the Beldam (the Other Mother) and who now seek to help Coraline free her parents from the Beldam’s clutches. They do this by guiding her through the Other World as she attempts to find the items that will allow her to escape: the Skeleton Key, the Eyes of the Ghost Children, and the Snow Globe. The game has a timer in the form of the Moon Deck. The Moon Deck has 6 Moon Cards, and every time the Moon is advanced, players will reveal and discard the top card of the Moon Deck. If the final Moon Card is ever revealed, the players immediately lose the game.

The Beldam is controlled by the Beldam Story Deck, a separate deck of cards that will challenge Coraline throughout the game. She may be forced to drop an object, discard a card, or advance the moon. If the Beldam Story Deck is empty at the start of the Beldam Phase, the players lose.

If Coraline manages to collect the 5 Object Tokens she needs to escape while in the Living Room, and the Beldam isn’t in the room with her, the players win! Featuring all your favorite characters from the film, from Wybie and Mr. Bobinsky to Miss Spink and Miss Forcible, Coraline: Beware the Other Mother is available now.

Coraline: Beware the Other Mother
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