Calling all Pokémon Trainers!
Tuesdays at A Muse N Games, we’re hosting an afternoon of fun and casual play for the Pokémon Trading Card Game!
Every Tuesday from 4-6pm we host casual, Standard Constructed gameplay for one and all!
All ages and skill levels welcome! (Children under 12 MUST be accompanied by an adult)
Learn to play, or battle against friends, new and old, as you experience all the different Pokémon and Trainer Cards available in the Sword & Shield Expansions for the Pokémon TCG!
Bring your own 60 card Standard deck, or purchase a pre-constructed deck in store.
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Or Keep Reading To Learn About How To Build Your Deck!
Deck Building Guidelines:
Your deck must contain exactly 60 cards from cards printed with the “E” “F” and “G” regulation marks and any number of basic energy cards (except Fairy Energy which are no longer supported). Your deck must also contain at least 1 Basic Pokémon. Whether or not a Pokémon is Basic can be found in the top left corner of the card beside the Pokémon’s name. The regulation mark can be found on the bottom left corner of the card beside the set symbol. For example, Zacian V, below, is a Basic Pokémon and has regulation mark “D”, which is not legal.
Your deck can contain up to 4 copies of cards with the exact same name, even if they have different moves or abilities. For example, both cards named Pikachu below count as the same card for deck construction even though they have different moves so your deck could only contain 4 copies total between the two cards. However, Pikachu V & Surfing Pikachu V are both different names and your deck could include 4 copies of each of these cards, in addition to 4 copies of Pikachu.
If you are new to deck building, we recommend you start with these guidelines:
- Pick one or two Energy types at most. Remember, most Pokémon can use any Energy for attacks, so they can go in nearly any deck!
- To make sure you have enough Energy cards, try between 12 and 15 in your 60-card deck.
- Trainer cards are important, too. Cards like Quick Ball and Poké Kid can help you find exactly the cards you need! Around 20 to 25 Trainer cards is a good start.
- … and of course, you need Pokémon! The rest of your deck will be Pokémon. Remember, you need at least one Basic Pokémon in your deck.
Collect your favorite Pokémon so you can have 4 copies of them in your deck to make sure you draw them as much as possible.
And, if that Pokémon evolves, try to get 4 of each Pokémon in its Evolution chain as well!
This is not a comprehensive deck building guide. Some cards will have further restrictions when deckbuilding (eg. “Radiant” & “Prism” Pokémon) or on how they evolve (eg. Regional Variants, & “V” and “V-Max” versions of Pokémon).
If you choose to modify a preconstructed deck that is standard legal- which you can totally do- then you will need to ensure that you follow these guidelines for any changes you make.
If you have any questions or need some help, reach out to us via the blue Messenger button in the bottom right corner of the website, or join our discord here and look for the pokemon tcg channel, or stop by the store. We’re always happy to help.