Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG) is a collectible card game for two players, based on the Pokémon franchise. Players can collect cards representing their favourite Pokémon, over the course of the franchise's rich history, build a team and battle it out. Originally published by Wizards of the Coast in 1996, it is (since 2003) now published by The Pokémon Company. over 30 billion cards have been sold worldwide since the games initial release.
To play the game you will require a 60-card deck, either pre-constructed, or customised, from your personal card collection. You will also need some way to track damage and conditions. New players are recommended to pick up a Trainers Toolkit and/or a Theme deck. Those products will provide everything you need to start your collection, and provide a helpful guide to gameplay and deckbuilding.
Inside the Pokémon TCG Trainer's Toolkit, you will find:
50+ cards to jazz up your decks, including useful Trainer cards, and 2x Dedenne-GX cards.
100+ Energy Cards, including Special Energy.
65x card sleeves
4x Pokémon TCG booster packs
Special versions of Pokégear 3.0, Pokémon Communication, and Reset Stamp, featuring new artwork.
A Deck Builder's Guide
A Pokémon TCG rulebook
A set of seven tournament legal dice
2x condition markers
A code card for Pokémon TCG Online
Player Count: 2
Time: 10 - 100 minutes