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August 01, 2020 1 min read
I play a lot of card games. Competitive, cooperative: I'll try them all. That's partially why I've dipped in and out of the Pokemon Trading Card Game since 1998. While I'm generally not down with blind box collectible packs, starter sets like the newly announced Battle Academy box do a decent job of pulling me back in.
In short, trading card games periodically release pre-built decks of cards so that you know exactly what you're getting. Fantasy Flight Games bases their entire "LCG" model around to it entirely avoid gambling, which is why I gravitate toward their games so often. With other companies, the idea is to suck you in with the starter boxes: then get you to whale-up and buy tons of packs to get cooler cards. Jokes on you: I stop there!
In this particular kit, you'll get three decks (Pikachu, Charizard, Mewtwo), along with three rulebooks and a game board (no mat? Way to cheap out). It's out as of yesterday worldwide, and will run you 20 bucks.
Battle Academy [Pokemon]
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