With the resurgence of trading card games all around, players have been able to get into all sorts of experiences no matter their fancy. For those that prefer their monsters to fit into their pockets, there’s some important news. Coming out of the Pokémon Presents event, The Pokémon Company has announced Pokémon TCG Classic, a premium Pokémon card product inspired by the original Base Set.
Not only are you getting some familiar cards from yesteryear, but the set will also include a special game board as well as pieces. The foldable, portable two-player game board comes complete with card placement zones for your Active Pokémon, Benched Pokémon, deck, discard pile, and Prize cards. It also has a compartment at the centre which can also hold up to three decks and a toolbox featuring accessories you need for battling.
Inside the Pokémon TCG Classic toolbox, you’ll find stackable damage counters that clearly indicate how much damage a Pokémon has taken, three-dimensional Poison and Burn markers, and metal orbs that take the place of Pokémon coins. At the centre of the toolbox, you’ll be able to roll these metal orbs down a small chute—if the orb lands in a white-bordered hole, it’s treated as heads, and if it lands in a black-bordered hole, it’s treated as tails. When playing with Pokémon Trading Card Game Classic, you’ll never need to scrounge for dice or coins.
Launching in late 2023, there will be three decks and deck boxes in total, featuring the likes of Venusaur, Charizard, and Blastoise. These decks also feature newly printed cards to go alongside the classics, letting you form new strategies with never-before-seen cards like Ho-Oh ex and Lugia ex.
Except for Basic Energy cards, the cards in these decks are not legal for tournament play, but as the game is always changing, these static decks will be perfect for challenging friends and family to an evergreen battle of the Pokémon TCG.
To sum it up, the Pokémon TCG Classic includes:
- A game board that folds up to store all the items included in Pokémon TCG Classic.
- A toolbox for storing stackable damage counters, Poison and Burn markers, and metal orbs.
- Three Pokémon TCG Classic decks featuring Venusaur, Charizard, and Blastoise, as well as newly printed cards to go along with the classics.
- Three deck boxes featuring Energy symbols matching the included Pokémon TCG Classic decks.