Pokemon Expanded 101

By Leonora Tomlinson-Bennett With Expanded becoming ever more popular in Europe, and a booming format in the US, more and more players are starting to turn their attentions to this exciting format in the hopes of chasing a coveted Worlds invite. However, Expanded can seem daunting with over 30 sets currently legal and a host of new decks, strategies and … Continue reading

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Pokemon St Austell League Cup Tournament report

By Leonora Tomlinson-Bennett Hi everyone The 2018 competitive season kicked off with a bang down in St Austell, with the very first League Cup of the season! Working towards enough Championship Points for my Worlds invite, this was an amazing opportunity to blag some early points in order to make my season as successful as possible. I started the 4hr … Continue reading

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Christmas List – Stocking Sized Games

Big presents are great. Everyone likes getting a really hefty box, gift-wrapped with their name on the tag. But let’s face it – they can’t always be big ones! Sometimes you need to give something smaller, whether it’s because you’re keeping to a budget for a Secret Santa or you’re looking to fill up a stocking. And Christmas shopping can … Continue reading

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The Amazing Staying Power of the TCG: Part 2

We’re back again for part two of our article on the reasons why we all love TCGs so much (you can find part one here) that we just won’t let them die! The big three have been around for 20 years and more, and smaller, newer TCGs are popping up all the time – some manage to stick around, some … Continue reading

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The Amazing Staying Power of the TCG: Part 1

Trading Card Games, or TCGs, have been around for donkeys’ years now, and are recently experiencing a massive comeback, thanks in no small part to digital alternatives such as Magic Online and Pokémon Go bringing them back to the forefront of the societal hive mind. After the slump of the mid 2000s, many thought that, other than the big three … Continue reading

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Pokémon Evolutions: Fan Art!

We’re all looking forward to the release of Pokémon Evolutions on November 2nd – it’s going to include awesome refreshed versions of classic Base Set cards, and who isn’t excited about that??? Tom Higgins is particularly excited, as he’s sent us this awesome piece of artwork! You can check out more of his work on his Instagram page. We’d love … Continue reading

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Your Pokémon Cards – what Are They Worth? Part 2

The Pokémon franchise turned 20 this year, and sparked a huge resurgence of interest in the beloved characters and games! People have been raiding their lofts and garages for those old card collections, thinking that they might be worth something  – but are they? Last time we gave you some examples of the really valuable cards out there, and talked … Continue reading

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Your Pokémon Cards – What Are They Worth? Part 1

By now, regular visitors to the blog will know that the Pokémon franchise turned 20 in February of this year, and pretty much everyone in the developed world has heard about Pokémon Go, which was released in July as part of a flood of pocket monster products timed to celebrate the anniversary over the entire year! With the anniversary – … Continue reading

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TCGs and Computer Games – How Do They Measure Up?

Comparing the Big Three Trading Card Games, or TCGs, are a huge part of the tabletop gaming hobby, with dozens of TCGs available to choose from, popular with young and old gamers alike. People grow up playing their chosen TCG, and they return to it again and again; people collect the cards in the same way football stickers are collected, … Continue reading

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Pokemon Fan Art!!!!

We always try to make our customers happy, so it’s really nice when they’re happy enough to send us something in return! Gold Member Tom Higgins was kind enough to create this awesome piece of Pokemon artwork for us in advance of the new Fates Collide set release (it comes out on May the 4th!). Isn’t it brilliant??? . If you share … Continue reading

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