It has arrived, the adaptation we didn’t even know we wanted but absolutely do now. They’ve only gone and announced the Pokémon first-ever board game of the classic Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG), surely the most popular and best-selling trading card games in the world. We love them, kids love them, keen collectors, players and traders too. This board game could well be the way kids get their grown-ups to pay more attention to the Poke-sphere.
“Battle Academy is designed to be easy to learn and fun to play for all types of Trainers, including children and parents that may be new to the Pokémon TCG,” said J.C. Smith, senior director of consumer marketing at The Pokémon Company International. “Pokémon has a unique ability to bring people together, and we look forward to seeing families enjoy Battle Academy at their next game night, as parents bond with their kids over one of their favourite entertainment brands and collectible Pokémon TCG cards.”
Each Battle Academy box comes with a two-player game board, three 60-card decks, tutorial guides, and gameplay accessories. It also comes with a code card that allows Trainers to enjoy the Pokémon TCG digitally through the free-to-play Pokémon Trading Card Game Online app on iOS and Android, as well as on Pokemon.com.