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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.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Dark Hex Card Case and Sleeves this September

Dark is the new black with the Dark Hex Card Case! Featuring a holographic hexagon pattern with a glittering foil effect that really makes it pop, this Card Case is as slick and stylish as a Duelist could dream.

Each Card Case can fit a full Main, Side, and Extra Deck for a total of 70 sleeved cards. It also includes a divider featuring a matching design.

Dark is the new black with the Dark Hex Card Sleeves! Featuring a holographic hexagon pattern with a glittering foil effect that really makes it pop, these Sleeves are as slick and stylish as a Duelist could dream.

Each pack contains 50 Sleeves designed to meet tournament regulation standards.

Combiners Take Shape in “Rise of the Combiners” for Transformers Trading Card Game

Transformers Trading Card Game: Rise of the Combiners

This March a new set for Transformers Trading Card Game hits shelves and it’s bringing with it super-sized Transformers in the shape of Combiners! Five cards will combine to create one giant robot. Predaking is just one of the six combiners that will be part of “Rise of the Combiners” set.

A new mechanic in the expansion has players collect the five Transformers that make up the torso, arms, and legs, and then form them together. You’ll need special cards called “Enigma” and players will need all five of the combiners in bot form in their battlefield or KO area. You then activate the enigma card bringing the Transformers together.

Transformers Trading Card Game Rise of the Combiners Predacon Enigma

In the example released, the Decepticon Predaking, you’d need Torox, Divebomb, Headstrong, Razerclaw, and Rampage in play. Play their Enigma card you you can form Predaking! You can see the character has lots of health, a solid attack rating, and a room for five upgrades but a big robot also equals big target so the defense isn’t all that great.

Transformers Trading Card Game Rise of the Combiners Predaking

But, it’s not just combiners!

Fan favorite Windblade gets in on the action and is a combiner hunter, helping you take down the giant beasts.

Transformers Trading Card Game Rise of the Combiners Windblade

The new set features 46 new charater cards and 81 battle cards.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Structure Deck: Soulburner in February 2019

Get your hands on Link Monsters forged in the fires of battle in Structure Deck: Soulburner!

Straight from the animated series to real life, Soulburner’s Salamangreat Deck from Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS offers monsters a new lease on life with its “reincarnation” strategy! Salamangreat powers up its boss monsters in a unique way. By sending your first copy of a “Salamangreat” boss monster to the Graveyard to Summon your second copy, the new one is granted an extra ability far beyond what it had in its first life!

For Link Monsters, like Salamangreat Heatleo, you normally can’t just replace one copy of the monster with another, but the Salamangreat Sanctuary Field Spell makes it possible! Structure Deck: Soulburner comes with a brand-new Link Monster that adds Salamangreat Sanctuary from your Deck to your hand and has a protective effect that works from the Graveyard to help support your reincarnated “Salamangreat” monsters.

Structure Deck: Soulburner primarily focuses on Link Summoning, but you can add cards from Soul Fusion and Savage Strike to this Structure Deck to expand its capabilities to include Ritual Summoning and Fusion Summoning as well! This Deck also comes with an expanded 6-card Extra Deck to accommodate its monster-hungry strategy.

Structure Deck: Soulburner contains a 40-card Main Deck + 6-card Extra Deck for a total of 46 cards:

  • 39 Commons
  • 4 Super Rares
  • 3 Ultra Rares
  • 1 Beginner’s Guide
  • 1 Double-sided Deluxe Game Mat/Dueling Guide

Structure Deck: Soulburner is out February 15, 2019 and will retail for $9.99.

Magic: The Gathering Arena Announces Custom Streamer Events and Direct Challenge with Friends

Wizards of the Coast has a new series of in-game events built around creators in the Magic: The Gathering Arena community—Streamer Events—and they start tomorrow!

Since the launch of Open Beta of Magic: The Gathering Arena less than a month ago, 100 Million games have been played! During that time an incredible amount of creator content has been made by the Magic: The Gathering Arena community. Magic players have been teaching, competing, entertaining, deckbuilding, and sharing these experiences online. The Magic: The Gathering Arena team wants to continue to encourage these talented creators to make and enjoy great content in a way that is unique to Magic.

To create Streamer Events, the Magic: The Gathering Arena team is working closely with different creators in the community to build customized in-game events around their unique personality and play style. These events will be recurring and will feature a variety of awesome content creators and wildly different game modes.

To top it all off, we are adding in a major feature, Direct Challenge. Direct Challenge will allow players to jump into games against their friends by searching their in-game name before going into battle. We are excited to announce that Direct Challenge will be coming in the next November update with more robust friend features on the way!

First Streamer Event Details – October 26-29

Day[9]’s Insta-Ban

We’re giving Constructed new house rules with Day[9]. Day[9] has always had a burning displeasure for counters and tricks. So together we created INSTA-BAN, where you bring a 60-card deck with zero instant spells in it. Instant speed effects such as flash or activated abilities are permitted, but if the spell is an instant, it is BANNED.

Gaby’s Greedy Dominaria Draft

We’re giving Draft new house rules with Gaby Spartz. Gaby loves drafting and building ambitious decks. So together we are running a GREEDY DOMINARIA DRAFT. Draft 3 packs of Dominaria around a few unique rules in this game of Magic. Everyone can play two lands per turn, start with 9 cards, and has no maximum hand size.

Transformers Trading Card Game Now Available from Hasbro and Wizards of the Coast!

First announced in late 2017, and showcased at San Diego Comic-Con and GenCon, TRANSFORMERS Trading Card Game is now available for purchase in the United States at major retailers!

The TRANSFORMERS Trading Card Game is a fast, easy-to-learn action battling card game designed for two players. Players build a team of TRANSFORMERS character cards and power them up with a customizable deck of battle cards. TRANSFORMERS character cards are huge – character cards in the AUTOBOTS Starter Set and Booster Packs are twice the size of standard playing cards, and can be flipped from bot mode to alt mode and back – and feature premium printing treatment on one of their sides. The deck of battle cards features Action and Upgrade cards to enhance TRANSFORMERS character cards.

Starting today, Transformers fans, tabletop gaming enthusiasts and others can purchase the following:

TRANSFORMERS Trading Card Game AUTOBOTS Starter Set (MSRP $14.99, ages 8 and up) – The AUTOBOTS Starter Set contains cards for two players to begin gameplay, and features OPTIMUS PRIME, BUMBLEBEE, IRONHIDE and RED ALERT character cards. It is now available for purchase at retailers in the United States beginning on Sept. 28, 2018, and in certain other markets later in 2018.

TRANSFORMERS Trading Card Game Booster Packs (MSRP $3.99, ages 8 and up) – Players can add to their character card teams and battle card decks for full gameplay with Booster Packs. Each Booster Pack contains 1 TRANSFORMERS character card and 7 battle cards from a pool of 40 character cards and 81 battle cards. Starting today, Booster Packs are sold separately and available for purchase at retailers in the United States, and in certain other markets later in 2018.

SDCC 2018: Transformers Trading Card Game First Look

The Transformers Trading Card Game is a fast, easy-to-learn action battling card game designed for two players. Players build a team of Transformers character cards and power them up with a customizable deck of battle cards.

At San Diego Comic-Con 2018 we got our first look at the cards and game with an exclusive as well as getting a chance to talk to one of the individuals behind the game.

The Transformers Trading Card Game Convention Edition contains two Transformers character cards (Cliff jumper – Renegade Warrior and Slipstream – Strategic Seeker) and two battle cards (All-Out Attack and Tandem Targeting System) not available in the Autobots Starter Set or the Transformers Trading Card Game Booster Packs.

We open up the exclusives pack and you can see what you’ll be getting when the game rolls into stores later this year.

The Transformers Trading Card Game is out this September.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game Starter Deck: Codebreaker Out Today

Whether you’re a seasoned Duelist or a newcomer just finding their footing, the future is now in the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game (TCG). This July, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. prepares to usher in a new generation of competitors, and delves into the past to weave an electrifying future. Starter Deck: Codebreaker is the gateway to glory for new Duelists, guided by the coveted Linkuriboh! Then, a new dawn approaches on the Cybernetic Horizon: fan-favorite themes return, new strategies arise, and Ritual Monsters are reborn like never before in the next big booster set.

Ready to start your Dueling journey? Starter Deck: Codebreaker is your portal into the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG, offering new Duelists a ready-to-go Deck filled with strong cards selected for ease of play. Built to teach the basics of Dueling and Link Summoning, you can combine Starter Deck: Codebreaker with “Cyberse” monsters and “Code Talker” Link Monsters from releases like Structure Deck: Cyberse Link and Extreme Force to grow your Deck as you improve your skills. Starter Deck: Codebreaker even includes the essential Link Monster Linkuriboh to jumpstart your Dueling career – a powerful card never released before in Latin American and European territories.

Starter Deck: Codebreaker launches on July 13 with 45 cards: 2 Ultra Rares, 3 Super Rares, and 40 Commons, and includes 1 Beginner’s Guide and 1 Game Mat. MSRP: $9.99 per box.

Classic monsters and powerful themes from Dueling’s most treasured eras are unleashed in all-new forms with the Cybernetic Horizon booster pack! Ritual Monsters are back and better than ever, with two new versions of the devastating Ruin, Queen of Oblivion and the world-shattering Demise, King of Armaggedon. The Cyberse power-up with new Ritual versions of Cyberse Wizard and their very own “Paladin” monster in the tradition of Paladin of White Dragon!  Plus, both strategies wield powerful Ritual Spells that make repeat Ritual Summons easier than ever before.

Then, a new tribe of monsters built on Link Summoning enter the fray! Legendary Link Monsters let you Special Summon their servants to the Monster Zones they point to, using them to bolster their own attacks. New cards for the Gouki, Dragunity, “Borrel” Dragon, and “Cyber Dragon” themes make Cybernetic Horizon one of the most anticipated releases of the year, while powerful highlights – like an incredible new Field Spell that turns your high-Level monsters into a powerful draw engine, and the long-awaited arrival of the DARK Attribute Elemental Lord – bring untold power to established strategies.

Finally, the Noble Knights take up their Arms and return to battle once more! Noble Knight Custennin is an explosive Special Summon granting extra Normal Summons to help you assemble your party. Overlay your Noble Knights to unleash Sacred Noble Knight of King Custennin, a Rank 4 field-sweeper that bounces opposing cards! When it’s destroyed, King Custennin replaces itself with another “Noble Knight” Xyz Monster from your Extra Deck, holding the line against your opponent’s forces.

The Cybernetic Horizon breaks on July 27, a 100-card set with 8 Secret Rares, 10 Ultra Rares, 14 Super Rares, 20 Rares, and 48 Commons. MSRP: $3.99 per 9-card pack.

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