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Get a look at the Pokémon Trading Card Game: Pokémon GO Expansion

The Pokémon Company International has revealed more details about the highly anticipated Pokémon Trading Card Game: Pokémon GO expansion, releasing around the world starting on July 1, 2022. The new expansion is a collaboration with the Pokémon GO app. In it, fans will be able to play with cards featuring photorealistic artwork and unique gameplay scenarios inspired by the mobile title.

Certain cards illustrate Pokémon as if they have jumped out into the real world, such as Pikachu walking alongside its Trainer and Snorlax sleeping wherever it pleases, while other cards portray Pokémon in scenes that are familiar to the mobile game, such as Blissey valiantly defending a Gym and Aipom dodging a Poké Ball.

In addition, objects and characters from the world of Pokémon GO will appear as Trainer cards, such as PokéStop as a Stadium card and Lure Module as an Item card, as well as Spark of Team Instinct, Blanche of Team Mystic and Candela of Team Valor as Supporter cards.

The Pokémon TCG: Pokémon GO‘s first wave of releases comes to stores on July 1st, with more releases coming at a later date. Select products will feature unique promo cards, including powerful new Pokémon V and Pokémon VSTAR that will be impactful in Pokémon TCG battles.

  • Pokémon TCG: Pokémon GO Pokémon Center Elite Trainer Box Plus (exclusive to Pokémon Center and now available for preorder in the US, Canada and the UK until June 24, 2022, includes one foil promo card featuring Mewtwo V)
  • Pokémon TCG: Pokémon GO Elite Trainer Box (includes one foil promo card featuring Mewtwo V)
  • Pokémon TCG: Pokémon GO Premium Collection—Radiant Eevee (now available for preorder at Pokémon Center in the US, Canada and the UK until June 24, 2022, includes one foil promo card featuring Radiant Eevee)
  • Pokémon TCG: Pokémon GO Special Collections (includes one of three full-art foil promo cards featuring Spark, Blanche or Candela)
  • Pokémon TCG: Pokémon GO Collection—Alolan Exeggutor V (includes one foil promo card and one oversize foil card featuring Alolan Exeggutor V)
  • Pokémon TCG: Pokémon GO Tin (includes one foil promo card featuring Pikachu with the Gift Delivery attack)
  • Pokémon TCG: Pokémon GO Poké Ball Tin
  • Pokémon TCG: Pokémon GO Mini Tins featuring Magikarp, Eevee, Blissey, Pikachu and Snorlax
  • Pokémon TCG: Pokémon GO V Battle Decks (includes one of two foil promo cards featuring Mewtwo V or Melmetal V)
  • Pokémon TCG: Pokémon GO V Battle Deck—Mewtwo vs. Melmetal (includes two foil promo cards featuring Mewtwo V and Melmetal V)

Pokémon Trading Card Game: Pokémon GO Special Collection boxes

Pokémon Trading Card Game: Pokémon GO Elite Trainer Box

Pokémon Trading Card Game: Pokémon GO Tins

Pokémon Trading Card Game: Pokémon GO V Battle Decks

Pokémon Trading Card Game: Pokémon GO card artwork

Cryptozoic Launches the DC Deck-Building Game 10th Anniversary Kickstarter

Cryptozoic Entertainment has launched the Kickstarter campaign for the DC Deck-Building Game 10th Anniversary. 

Backers can preorder Kickstarter editions of two upcoming games in the DC Deck-Building Game series: Injustice, based on the popular comics and video games, and Rivals – The Flash vs. Reverse-Flash. Fans can also pledge for two new editions of the DC Deck-Building Game: Multiverse Box for storing their collections, two exclusive playmats, and Multiverse Editions of six DC Deck-Building Game base games that include all components except the packaging and rulebooks for a lower price.

DC Deck-Building Game: Injustice puts players in the world of the hit Injustice: Gods Among Us video games and comic books as Batman and his insurgents battle against a tyrannical Superman. Using the Brawl version of the Cerberus Engine, players land devastating blows and block their opponents’ strikes. The Kickstarter Exclusive cover is by renowned artist Well-Bee and the game cards feature both original art by six talented artists from Altercomics Studio and art directly from the Injustice comics.

DC Deck-Building Game: Injustice

DC Deck-Building Game: Rivals – Flash vs. Reverse-Flash lets two players become part of the high-speed battle between the iconic rivals. Each player has three unique Character cards, each with more formidable abilities and a higher cost than the previous one. Players use the cards in their hands and special abilities like “Speedster” to buy cards and confront each other until either The Flash or Reverse-Flash stands victorious.

DC Deck-Building Game: Rivals – Flash vs. Reverse-Flash

The new DC Deck-Building Game: Multiverse Box is available in both a Super-Villains Edition featuring a Kickstarter Exclusive cover and a Super Heroes Edition. With original cover art by artist Omar Francia (Legends of the Dark KnightDoom Patrol), these storage boxes for players’ collections are designed to fit over 1,600 sleeved standard cards and over 500 sleeved oversized cards.

The DC Deck-Building Game 10th Anniversary Kickstarter runs until May 12, with pledge tiers starting at $70. Stretch goals, if unlocked, will add numerous additional cards and other surprises to the products. Preorder items are expected to be delivered to backers in December. Retail releases of DC Deck-Building Game: Injustice, Rivals – Flash vs. Reverse-Flash, and Multiverse Box – Super Heroes Edition will follow later.

The Updated Pokémon Trading Card Game Battle Academy is Now Available

Pokémon Trading Card Game Battle Academy

The Pokémon Company International has released the latest iteration of the Pokémon Trading Card Game Battle Academy, available at Pokémon Center in the US, Canada and UK, and at participating retailers around the world.

Battle Academy (2022) is an updated board game adaptation of the best-selling Pokémon TCG, which makes it easy and fun for the whole family to learn the classic tabletop game. The new version introduces the Pokémon V gameplay mechanic and an updated lineup of fan-favorite Pokémon, including Pikachu, Eevee and Cinderace. Each Battle Academy (2022) product comes with everything needed to master the basics of the Pokémon TCG — including a two-player game board, three 60-card decks, tutorial guides and gameplay accessories — making it an ideal activity for family and friends.

Discover the Power of the Elements with the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game in August

Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game

Unleash the Power of the Elements this summer! This 100-card set is the latest core booster for the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG). Unearth multiple brand-new strategies and discover new cards for beloved themes like “Elemental HERO” from Yu-Gi-Oh! GX! Whether you are looking to improve the Deck you already have or try out new and unique strategies, Power of the Elements has something for everyone! Here is just some of what to expect:

  • Brand-new cards that will help you Summon powerful “Elemental HERO” Fusion Monsters easily while utilizing Jaden Yuki’s ace monster Elemental HERO Neos!
  • Confound the competition with a new EARTH Fairy-Type theme that excels at recruiting the best and brightest EARTH monsters with strategies from the past!
  • More cards for strategies introduced in previous and upcoming sets including The Grand Creators, Dimension Force, and more!
  • A brand-new World Premiere theme focusing on an unexpected Type of monster!
  • And more!

A complete line of “Elemental HERO” accessories will also launch alongside this booster set!

The Power of the Elements booster set contains 100 new cards:

  • 50 Commons
  • 26 Super Rares
  • 14 Ultra Rares
  • 10 Secret Rares

*Set content subject to changes

Pokémon Trading Card Game: Sword & Shield-Astral Radiance Expansion to Introduce the Radiant Pokémon Gameplay Mechanic

Today, The Pokémon Company International unveiled the next expansion for the popular Pokémon Trading Card Game, Sword & Shield—Astral Radiance, which will launch at participating retailers around the world starting from May 27, 2022.

Inspired by the Pokémon Legends: Arceus video game, Sword & Shield—Astral Radiance will feature various Hisuian Pokémon and card art that showcases the Hisui region. The expansion will also introduce Radiant Pokémon, a new gameplay mechanic that features Shiny Pokémon illustrated in etched artwork. Radiant Pokémon tend to have a powerful Ability or attack with the potential to impact the Pokémon TCG metagame. Players will only be able to include one Radiant Pokémon in their deck.

In addition, Sword & Shield—Astral Radiance will continue to highlight Pokémon VSTAR and includes a special Trainer Gallery subset of 30 cards with artwork featuring fan-favorite Trainers and Pokémon.

Noteworthy cards from the expansion include:

  • Three Radiant Pokémon
  • Eight Pokémon VSTAR
  • 21 Pokémon V and two Pokémon VMAX
  • More than 20 Trainer cards

Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Gives an Update Regarding Battle of Chaos Regional Qualifiers in North and Latin America

Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game

Konami has released detailed updates to the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game Battle of Chaos (BACH) Regional Qualifiers. The game publisher has been regularly releasing updates as the COVID situation changes.

Check out the full message below:

As we monitor COVID-19 pandemic developments, we continue to take seriously the guidelines and recommendations from government health authorities and experts.

Regional Qualifiers for the Battle of Chaos (BACH)season will continue to be offered only as Remote Duel Events through the third week of March in North and Latin America.  We are currently scheduling the first in-person BACH season Regional Qualifiers to take place the weekend of March 26-27 with strict adherence to local government guidelines. Remote Duel Regional Qualifiers will still be an option to those that are uncomfortable attending in-person events. As we continue to monitor the guidelines set forth by local health authorities, we will provide updates and make changes as necessary.

For future events on our schedule, we will provide news on those events as they become available. Please continue to visit our official Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG website and official social media channels on Twitter and Facebook for the latest information:

Official Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG website: https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/YuGiOh_TCG
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialYuGiOhTCG/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/officialyugiohtcg/ 

Those with non-press-related inquiries regarding this event and updates on future events and Organized Play initiatives are encouraged to contact us-opsupport@konami.com for more information.

Renegade Game Studios Reveals Omega Forever for the Power Rangers Deck-Building Game!

Omega Now, Omega Forever! When the Morphin Grid was shattered, its energy empowered individuals across the galaxy. In the “Omega Forever” expansion to the Power Rangers Deck-Building Game, you can play as one of the powerful Omega Rangers or the dangerous Anointed.

Both sides bring new cards and mechanics to the fight! Cavotus for example is the only villain that can actually flip to his empowered side without having all of his attachments slots filled (and watch out when he does!), while the Rangers can make use of their new Omega Coins to temporarily flip to their Ranger side, OR can use the coin when already morphed to trigger additional effects! 

Regardless of which side you’re fighting for, “Omega Forever” takes the fight to a whole new level, so pre-order today and get Omega Bonus Pack #1, featuring 8 beautiful foil versions of the included character cards at no additional cost!

Retailing for $30, the expansion features over 80 new cards and 4 Omega Coins!

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.

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