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Mercenaries Come to the Transformers: Trading Card Game

At New York Comic Con, Hasbro revealed the next chapter in the War for Cybertron storyline, Earthrise. A new Mercenary faction is coming to Transformers and you’ll be able to see them first in the Transformers: Trading Card Game.

The siege is over, but the War for Cybertron has just begun. The Autobots and Decepticons have left Cybertron, but their battle rages on as they hurtle through space in pursuit of the Allspark. With unforeseen dangers lurking ahead and the Decepticons closing in from behind, the only way out for the Autobots is to find a way through. Both sides must navigate the perils of space and instantly adapt to battle anywhere in the cosmos. With the highly advanced A.I.R. (Adaptable Interconnection Retrofitter) Locks system, the fighters don’t head to the battlefield — they become it. Bots capable of converting into Modular Battle Stations can A.I.R.-Lock together in custom configurations to fit the needs of battle. As the battle rages through space, success depends on who can best adapt to the battlefield beyond. But it’s not just the battlefield that commands adaptability. Allegiances can shift just as rapidly, with a new Mercenary faction introduced into the Earthrise world alongside the Autobots and Decepticons.

TRANSFORMERS: TCG – WAR FOR CYBERTRON: SIEGE II MERCENARIES

(Ages 6 and Up/ Approx. Retail Price: $3.99/ Available: 11/08/2019)

The Mercenaries are coming to EARTHRISE product in 2020, but fans can get the first taste of them with TRANSFORMERS TCG – WAR FOR CYBERTRON: SIEGE II. The TRANSFORMERS Trading Card Game is a fast-paced, action-packed battler for two players. Each player builds a team of oversized, double-sided TRANSFORMERS character cards and fights for victory, switching their characters between different modes and employing a vast array of weapons and upgrades along the way. Like other TRANSFORMERS TCG Character Cards, Mercenaries are distributed in Booster Packs across varying levels of rarity.

As the battle reaches its crescendo in WAR FOR CYBERTRON: SIEGE II, the AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS turn to desperate means to secure victory. The DECEPTICONS wake their most dangerous weapon… the mighty Titan, TRYPTICON!

Each WAR FOR CYBERTRON: SIEGE II sealed Booster Display Box includes 30 Booster Packs and a TRYPTICON Pack. The TRYPTICON Pack contains one Titan-sized TRYPTICON Character Card and 3 large Character Cards as his minions: BRUNT, FULL-TILT and WIPE-OUT! Each WAR FOR CYBERTRON: SIEGE II Booster Pack includes 1 Large Character Card, 1 Small Character Card and 6 Battle Cards. Available at most major retailers and hobby stores on 11/08/2019.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Trade Card Game Ash Blossom Accessories are Out in February 2020

Konami has announced upcoming releases from the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trade Card Game.

Arriving Friday, February 14 and featuring alternate artwork released for the first time in Duel Devastator, Duelists will be able to celebrate the cherry blossom bloom of Spring early with the following new accessories:

Ash Blossom Game Mat: full-sized, rubber Game Mat; the same size as Game Mats used as prizing in various Konami sanctioned events (MSRP: $14.99 USD)

Ash Blossom Portfolio: each Duelist Portfolio includes 10-pages with 9 pockets per page, allowing you to display up to a total of 180 cards (MSRP: $9.99 USD)

Ash Blossom Card Case: each Card Case can fit a full Main, Side, and Extra Deck for a total of 70 sleeved cards, and also includes a special divider featuring the outside design (MSRP: $4.99 USD)

Ash Blossom Card Sleeves: each pack contains 50 sleeves designed to meet tournament regulation standard (MSRP: $3.99 USD)

Sword & Shield Announced for the Pokémon Trading Card Game

At the Pokémon World Championships, Sword & Shield, the next series in the Pokémon Trading Card Game debuted. Based on the upcoming video games, the debut also revealed a new type of card, Pokémon V.

Tsunekazu Ishihara, president and CEO of The Pokémon Company, unveiled the new series coming to the game. Included in the series are Pokémon V, powerful new cards that will play an important role in players’ strategies. Event attendees also received a preview of Zacian V and Zamazenta V, which will be available in the series’ upcoming first expansion.

More details about the Pokémon Trading Card Game: Sword & Shield Series will be announced soon.

The Age Limit for Yu-Gi-Oh! Dragon Duel Tournaments Changes

Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game

The Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game has announced that the age limit for Dragon Duel tournaments will be changing!

Duelists born in 2006 or later (previously 2007) will now be eligible to compete in Dragon Duel tournaments for the 2019-2020 tournament season, starting this weekend August 16-18, 2019 at the Ultimate Duelist Series – 2019 Summer Invitational in Indianapolis, IN.

Dragon Duels are tournaments for children born after a certain year during a tournament season. Judges and staff members at Dragon Duel tournaments are accustomed to working with younger players, and children Duel with other children, rather than with older teens and adults. By increasing the age limit another year, we hope to continue providing a fun and entertaining tournament experience for younger Duelists.

Duelists participating in Dragon Duel events have a chance to win several unique prizes, such as prize cards, medals, game mats, and t-shirts, along with invitations to participate in their country’s Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier. Dragon Duel tournaments are usually run at larger events such as Regional Qualifiers and Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series events.

For more information about the upcoming Ultimate Duelist Series – 2019 Summer Invitational this weekend, you can view the FAQs.

For upcoming Dragon Duel tournaments at a nearby Regional or local event, please contact the Tournament Organizer for each event, or check here!

Gen Con 2019: Jasco Games Reveals the My Hero Academia Collectible Card Game

Jasco Games is giving gamers from all over the world the first look into the upcoming My Hero Academia Collectible Card Game. The new CCG is scheduled to be released in stores early 2020, but before the official release, Jasco Games will be handing out Demo Decks and hosting Demo Tournaments to kick off the celebration of one of the world’s most exciting anime franchises!

My Hero Academia Collectible Card Game

UniVersus – A game where popular characters from any franchise can face off in card to card combat!

With the launch of the My Hero Academia CCG, Jasco is debuting their new CCG title, “UniVersus”. UniVersus is an update to the UFS game that originally launched in 2006 (and is still going strong today). The new game features a fresh new look, new card backs and improved game play. The basic game mechanics will still follow the Universal Fighting System, however, all cards released in 2020 and after will have the new look and feel of UniVersus, which will allow us greater creative freedom in exploring new mechanics to keep the game fun and will allow us to keep true to the themes and feel of future licenses.

Fans of the Universal Fighting System CCG have been anxiously waiting to hear if My Hero Academia will be compatible in the flagship UFS game. The short answer is, YES! My Hero Academia characters and cards will be fully compatible with existing UFS cards. In addition to this news, the My Hero Academia CCG will ALSO be treated as its own stand-alone CCG with unique organized play, tournament scene, special celebration events and consistent set releases planned out for the next several years. That means fans of My Hero Academia that wish to only play the My Hero Academia CCG AND fans of the flagship game, UFS, will both get to enjoy the new anime title.

The UFS standard environment will remain the same. Official tournaments already require card sleeves which means the new card backs will still be allowed after the release of UniVersus. UFS players, just remember to sleeve your cards in opaque sleeves (not clear/not see through).

Why is Jasco Games introducing “UniVersus” after 13 years of success with UFS?

Jasco Games believes in the fundamental importance of easy entry into our game and a strong grassroots organized play program for fans of our CCG titles. With the launch of UniVersus, new players can easily jump into the world of My Hero Academia and play the highly thematic and Japenese influenced game system created for the world. Players of our Universal Fighting System will also be able to enter UniVersus with no trouble, as it is fully compatible, fully supported and easier to pronounce!

When can you get demo decks and how?

Demo decks will be handed out at the Gen Con booth #2119 all weekend. If you are not able to make it to the booth or event hall for a demo, don’t worry! Just ask your local hobby store to contact Jasco Games to receive FREE demo decks to gear up for the official release. Hobby stores may request demo decks here:

Demo Deck Request Form

Now’s your chance to get a head start on the rules and game system before the drop of set 1 in early 2020. Jasco Games will also be giving out 3 different, Con Exclusive Promo Cards at Gen Con. If you can’t make the show, they’ll be handing out alternate art foil cards at other events across North America. UFS players, the My Hero Academia demo decks and promo cards will be tournament legal immediately after Gen Con. The next place players will be able to acquire the My Hero Academia Promos are CNE-Gaming Garage, August 16 – September 2, and FanExpo, August 22 – 25, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Stay tuned for additional dates in the coming weeks!

Gen Con 2019: Clank! Legacy: Acquisitions Incorporated is Coming This Fall!

Dire Wolf Digital, in partnership with Penny Arcade, have announced that Clank! Legacy: Acquisitions Incorporated will be available this September at retailers everywhere!

Clank! Legacy Acquisitions Incorporated

The 9-to-5 of adventuring can be a grind. Pesky gremlins, sinister vampires, and a giant dragon all stand between you and the treasure you so rightfully deserve. But you’re not in it alone. In Clank! Legacy: Acquisitions Incorporated, you’re part of the greatest adventuring company in all of the planes – and you may just end up saving the world!

Found your own franchise of the legendary adventuring company Acquisitions Incorporated, and shepherd your fledgling treasure-hunters to immortal corporate glory.

In this Legacy game, you’ll work with and against your co-adventurers through a 10+ game campaign. Your successes, failures, and choices will permanently affect the game and the world around you as your journey unfolds, resulting in a unique and fully replayable Clank! game. Clank! Legacy: Acquisitions Incorporated is a big box packed with everything a fledgling franchisee needs, including:

  • A two-sided game board
  • A franchise board
  • 300+ cards
  • 100+ tokens
  • 140+ cubes
  • Four player miniatures
  • One dragon miniature
  • A cloth dragon bag
  • Sticker sheets
  • A rulebook
  • A book of secrets
  • …and much more!

Continuing the ongoing physical and digital publishing partnership between Dire Wolf and Renegade Game Studios, Clank! Legacy Acquisitions Incorporated will be co-published and distributed by Renegade.

Gen Con attendees can get a first look at the game Friday night, August 2nd, at 8pm at the Renegade Rally in Room 139. And it will be on display at the Dire Wolf sbooth #2507 at Gen Con on Saturday and Sunday.

Limited quantities will be available at PAX West. Fans can pre-order beginning August 8th at www.ClankAcqInc.com, and games will be available at Friendly Local Game Stores everywhere in September.

Gen Con 2019: Deep Water Games Announces 7 Summits

7 Summits

Deep Water Games has announced 7 Summits a new dice game coming in 2020. From the minds of Daryl Andrews and Adrian Adamescu and illustrated by Kwanchai Moriya the game is for 2 to 5 payers ages 8+ and plays in 30-35 minutes.

Grab your gear! In 7 Summits, you are a world class mountain climber. Use the dice to your advantage to climb the seven tallest mountain peaks in the world, upgrade your equipment, and advance your skills. Will you be the first to climb them all?

7 Summits

The object of 7 Summits is to be the first to climb (summit) all seven of the tallest peaks in the world. Players are racing against time, each other, and the elements until one player completes a summit of each mountain peak, three mountain peaks are empty of point tokens, or the event deck is depleted.

You can check the game out at Gen Con by stopping by booth #471.

7 Summits
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Gen Con 2019: Fantasy Flight Announces Marvel Champions: The Card Game

Marvel Champions: The Card Game

Kicking of Gen Con 2019, Fantasy Flight Games has announced Marvel Champions: The Card Game a cooperative Living Card Game that brings superheroes to the LCG format.

The game has players trying to stop villains from enacting their schemes and the game comes with over 350 cards, 100 50kens, five hit point trackers, and more.

The main set is just the beginning and new expansions will be released every month that adds new heroes, scenarios, and more.

Marvel Champions: The Card Game

Marvel Champions: The Card Game Core Set will give you a complete set of cards, giving you everything you need to customize your heroes!

Along with the main set, a series of playmats will be released.

Find out more about the game at the Fantasy Flight Games website.

Czech Games Edition Announces an Expansion to Through the Ages, New Leaders & Wonders

Through the Ages, New Leaders & Wonders

Czech Games Edition has announced the release of the long-awaited expansion for their critically acclaimed board game classic Through the Ages, titled New Leaders & Wonders.

The expansion will come out in Essen on October 24, 2019 (arriving in the US by the end of November), for the recommended retail price of $24.95 and will bring to play new courageous leaders, great wonders, and groundbreaking military cards. Its digital version will be released two months earlier on September 12, 2019, via Google Play, App Store, and Steam, and will cost $4.99.

The New Leaders & Wonders expansion brings exciting new content to the base game, adding leaders, wonders, and military cards so you can change the flow of history and build even greater civilizations!

In the game you draft cards to help build a mighty civilization leading it from pyramids to space flight. You master resource management exploring the many paths to victory.

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