Today on PokéMonday, Let’s take a look a the Kalos Region Legendary Tins!
With Summer Time, comes the Summer Tins.
For those who aren’t familiar with Pokémon TCG Tins. They’re Seasonal Collections usually following a theme, and this year’s Summer Tins feature the Legendaries from the Kalos Region, Shiny Xerneas, Shiny Yveltal & Complete Forme Zygarde.
Now let’s take a closer look at the contents.
The first thing you’ll get is the Exclusive Promo EX Pokémon, shown on the front of the Tin. These Promos are re-prints of existing cards from the current Standard Format. However they each do feature a unique variant artwork.
Within the Tins, you will also get 4 Booster Packs, 2 from the Current “Fates Collide” Set, as well as 1 pack from “BREAKThrough”, which debuted the current BREAK Evolution Mechanic, and 1 pack from “Roaring Skies” which is one of the highly sought after sets from the current Standard Format.
The Pokémon TCG: Shiny Kalos Tins also contain code cards that can be redeemed in Pokémon Trading Card Game Online. These code cards will unlock a digital version of the corresponding promo and also unlock a full deck and matching deck box featuring Xerneas, Yveltal, or Zygarde for your online collection!
So come down today! These Tins are available in store right now!
Games @ PI is hosting a Board Game Night On 22nd June 2016
Those of you following our newsletter should already have heard that the Games @ PI staff will hosting another board game night on 22nd June 2016 from 7.30 pm to 9 pm.This time around, we’re playing Galaxy Trucker, a tile laying bidding game which prooves that everything was built by the lowest bidder and Ninja Camp, a fast and furious game of getting out of dodge.
If you’re interested in trying out these titles, come on down and play a round or two with the Games @ PI staff, or Bring-Your-Own-Board-Game and have some fun.
In a galaxy far, far away… they need sewer systems, too. Corporation Incorporated builds them. Everyone knows their drivers — the brave men and women who fear no danger and would, if the pay was good enough, even fly through Hell.
Galaxy Trucker is a tile laying game that plays out over two phases: building and flying. The goal is to have the most credits at the end of the game. You can earn credits by delivering goods, defeating pirates, building an efficient ship, and being the furthest along the track at the end of the flying phase.
Goooood morning, campers! I hope you got plenty of sleep last night, because Sensei Saru has a full day of training in store for you!
Ninja Camp pits animal martial artists against one another in a training exercise where the best will become the personal ninja apprentice of Sensei Saru. Each player starts with two cards, each representing a ninja skill, with the rest of the deck making up the game board. By using the cards in their hand, players navigate the board, adding new skills to their hand as they do—and leaving fewer movement options for their fellow campers. Each player also has a unique ninja ability that he can use once per game to try to turn the game in his favor.
So study your lessons well, and be quicker and craftier than your fellow campers, as Sensei only invites the best to be his personal apprentices. Will it be YOU?!
Android Netrunner Fear The Masses releases today, 16/06/16
It’s June 16th, and it’s time to panic! Fear the Masses marks the closure of the Android: Netrunner Mumbad arc, and also the moment of the global financial crisis triggered by the collapse of the Titan Transnational Bank…
We’re never one to miss an opportunity to fiddle while Rome burns, to commemorate this momentous event in the Android universe, we’re joining in the chaos of the Flashpoint crisis.
As thanks to our loyal customers, we’re offering a copy of ADN35 Android Netrunner: Fear the Masses free to each of our customers who have purchased the rest of the Mumbad Cycle with us (Kala Ghoda, Business First, Democracy and Dogma, Salsette Island and The Liberated Mind) until the end of June.*
So join us as we make a run on the bank and don’t forget we’re running our Highlander League on our regular Tuesday Netrunner Nights.
See you there!
ANDROID NETRUNNER: FEAR THE MASSES
* Feeling a bit behind and trying to catch up? You’ve got until June 30th to get up to speed with the Mumbad cycle!
Do not become the victim of Kenneth’s Law of Shipment Attraction.
I failed Number 5. This resulted in running and screaming. And boxes. Followed by screaming and running. And boxes… All the boxes.
In the meantime…
Feel free to pick up Eldritch Horror: Signs of Carcosa, The Great Persuader and Karma…
– Kenneth, Games@PI Manager
New Board and Card Game Releases Eldritch Horror: Signs of Carcosa
The Great Persuader
Board and Card Game Restocks 7 Wonders and Expansions
7 Wonders Duel
Bang! and Expansions
Cash n’ Guns and Expansions
Castles of Mad King Ludwig
Catan and Expansions
D&D Wrath of Ashardalon Board Game
D&D Temple of Elemental Evil Board Game
Dead of Winter
Dixit and Expansions
Pandemic and Expansions
The Resistance and Expansions
Today on PokéMonday, we’ll be talking about Pokémon Trading Card Online.
With Pokémon Trading Card Game Online, you can play Pokémon TCG even on the go!
If you remembered, every Theme Deck, Booster Pack and Pokémon TCG Collection comes with a Code Card that unlocks a digital version of the product you’ve just got.
Now let’s take a look at what you can do in Pokémon Trading Card Game Online.
Every time you login, you can complete Daily Challenges to earn booster packs, Trainer Tokens, and more!
Trainer Tokens earned at Pokemon.com or in the Pokémon TCG Online, can be redeemed in the Shop for booster packs, theme decks, and cool gameplay accessories!
You can earn free booster packs by defeating computer-controlled opponents in the Trainer Challenge!
Redeem code cards found in yourPokémon TCG products to unlock online booster packs, theme decks, or promo cards!
If you need to get that one specific card, you can use the in-game Trade system to expand your online collection!
By searching through the public trade offers, you can get cards that will add the finishing touches to your favorite deck!
A wide selection of options allows you to play at your own pace!
Brush up on your skills while battling against computer-controlled opponents in the Trainer Challenge!
Test your skills against your friends or challenge random players from around the world in Versus Mode!
As you win games through the Versus mode, you’ll climb up the Reward Ladder to earn cool rewards!
Use your favorite Pokémon TCG theme deck, or build a custom deck using the Unlimited or Standard deck construction formats!
Pull of the Week.
Today’s Pull of the Week comes from the Fates Collide Set. However this Card is not a Physical one, but one from Pokémon Trading Card Game Online.
So this week’s card is MEGA Alakazam EX. A full art version to boot.
So here’s the fancy Digital Card. At a glance, it is very easy to overlook the use of this card, due to the fact that the printed damage is only 10 Damage. However, if you read the special effect, it does 30 more Damage for each damage counter on the Defending Pokémon. That means if the opponent’s Pokémon has 30 Damage (3 Damage Counter) on it, Zen Force will deal a total of 100 Damage!
Put together with Alakazam EX Ability (Kinesis) which allows you to place 2 Damage Counters on the Opponent’s Active Pokémon as well as 3 Damage Counters on 1 of your opponent’s Benched Pokémon when it Evolves into MEGA Alakazam. That make it a really interesting way to deal damage to your Opponent’s Pokémons.
Please assist our store reorganization by clearing anything breakable from the lockers and display cases by June 18th.
We’re going to be taking the opportunity to do some sprucing up of our store in the month of June, and while we’re not going to be closed during this period, we’re still going to have plenty of things moving around.*
While we will do everything within our power to ensure the safety of items remaining in our store, some of us have unfortunately not passed our P-5000 Power Loader certification exams, and we cannot be entirely certain about the contents of the Legendary Encounters: Aliens deckbuilding game.
To minimize risk to anything fragile currently in our store, we’d like to request that those customers who have miniatures or possessions stored in their lockers or within our display cases consider removing their breakables from our store for a few days from June 18th onwards.
Thanks for your attention..
– Kenneth, Games @ PI Manager
* Shelves, Display Cases, Lockers, A Fat Man With No Sense Of Direction, Etc.
Today on PokéMonday, we’ll be talking about Pokémon Trading Card Rarities!
I’m sure most of you know that Pokémon cards have their own rarity. Rarities are denoted by the the symbol at the bottom right of the card, along with the Set Number and Set Symbol.
The commonly known symbols are usually the Circle, the Diamond & the Star. Used to represent Commons, Uncommons and Rares respectively. Let’s take a look at a quick breakdown of the Cards.
As per its classification, these are going to be the most common cards you’re going to see. Almost all Basic and/or Unevolved Pokémon will fall within this category.
Uncommons are the next step up the Rarity ladder. This is where most of the Stage 1 Evolved Pokémon reside, along with all the Trainers and Special Energy cards.
Now here comes the interesting cards, Rare Cards are all the Final Stage 2 Evolutions as well as Pokémon that are deemed Legendary within the Pokémon Universe.
Holofoils are rarer compared to non-holofoil rare cards. This is denoted by by their Reflective Sheen behind the artwork.
The recently introduced BREAK cards also fall under this category. BREAK cards are unique in their orientation and design. Being a new Game mechanic, allowing your Pokémon to reach their full potential.
But did you know, there are Pokémon cards that are considered rarer then those just stated?
Within this rarity, you would find EX Pokémon. EX Pokémon were first introduced back in 2012, and they’ve been highly sought after by both Collectors and Gamers ever since. Visually EX Pokémon seem to be breaking the borders of the card, possibly a showcase of their Powerful Nature.
If you thought that the Artwork for the EX Pokémon were impressive. Wait till you crack a pack and find a Full Art Variant. Full Art Cards are exactly the same gameplay-wise as their standard counter part. However, they receive a visual upgrade that is a treat to your eyes. The surface of the Cards feature a special embossed etching treatment, making the Cards both nice to touch as well as look at.
Now to end of today’s article with the exceptionally rarest of rares, The Secret Rare Cards!
Secret rare cards are cards with set numbers outside the printed size of the set (for example, a card numbered 125/124 for Fates Collide). They usually sport a Golden Border and a unique Artwork.
These Cards are notoriously hard to obtain.
Pull of the Week.
For this PokéMonday, I opened 6 packs for to showcase the rarity spread for this article, and was really lucky in getting at least one of each rarity to grab an image of. (Not a Secret Rare though. I can only be so lucky)
So today’s Pull of the Week is a really cool Garchomp from the BREAKPoint Set.
So being a Holofoil Rare, the backdrop for the art work has this rainbow sheen, with Garchomp almost bursting out of the card.
Next, when we take a look at Garchomp’s attacks, Turbo Assault and Bite Off.
With Turbo Assault, Garchomp deals a decent amount of damage at 60, but it’s the ability to attach AN ENERGY from your discard pile to anyone of your Pokémons. That’s right it allows you to pull back even Special Energy cards, like Double Colourless Energy, and attach it to any Pokémon. This makes Garchomp turn the tide by getting back your useful energy cards while still dealing damage.
Next Bite Off is an EX Pokémon Killer costing only 2 Fighting Energy. While only dealing 80 damage normally. Against an EX Pokémon, your opponent must PREPARE FOR TROUBLE, as you MAKE IT DOUBLE for a whopping 160 damage.
The only downside that I would say it has is that it’s a Stage 2 Pokémon. Which means you’re gonna need to evolve your Gible, which will take at least 2 turns. If only there was a way to get Fighting Pokemon out faster. Hint Hint