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    So my son is in grade 2 and I was luckily able to avoid the entire Pokemon Go insanity last summer, but he recently started getting Pokemon cards from friends as gifts or in gift bags from birthday parties.

    He asked me if I knew how to play the game and I didn't but was willing to learn. Turns out it is a pretty good game and has helped him with his reading and math skills along with other things like learning strategies and the effects of actions and consequences.

    We attended the Sun and Moon pre-release this weekend at our local card shop and had a great time building decks and playing against others. We even pulled a hyper-rare Umbreon GX card.

    It was also nice to see a bunch of smaller kids with their parents (who were also playing) there. It wasn't just a big smelly nerd fest (although they were represented to a degree).

    Anyone else on Beyond playing/collecting?

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    Are the rare cards still worth $100+ like back in the day? I collected and played pokemon when they first came out while I was in elementary. I recently moved and found my collection...I have the first 4 sets complete with various 1st editions mixed in as well as a bunch of rare cards from sets 4 and 5. Also mixed in were yugioh and digimon cards...nastolgia was great flipping through them.

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    I collected a few of the recent sets - Breakthrough, Generations, Evolutions but have no desire to get any of the Sun & Moon sets.

    I don't play though.

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    Is pokemon still just a basic version of Magic? I played magic as a kid and never got into pokemon as it came out while i already played magic (in like grade 5-6).

    I nerded our and attended a magic draft tournament a few months back and it was fun (and dirt cheap... comparing to concerts or nights at the bar etc.) There were a few father son duos there.

    Either way playing a CCG with your kid sounds like a good time!

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    My kid is getting into this. Is there a "Pokemon for dummies" guide anywhere that I can read?

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    Originally posted by ExtraSlow
    My kid is getting into this. Is there a "Pokemon for dummies" guide anywhere that I can read?
    Just download the iPad/PC app. It will walk you through the basic mechanics of the game.

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    I have gotten into it, and so have my 2 girls.

    I love how it is helping them with her reading skills, math skills, planning, critical thinking and all that, and it brings us all together, even Baygirl is into it.

    I have a TON of extra cards if anyone wants some to flesh out their decks for their kids and such.
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    I have tons of single's from Breakthrough, Generations & Evolutions. If any of your kids need any just lmk!

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    I refuse to buy friends' kids video games, but I'll get them Pokemon guides, comics, and cards any day of the week since it encourages them to read and interact with others more. Never got into it myself though.

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    if you have stuff from one set (evo/generations etc) does that mean you can only play with folks who have that same set?

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    My nephews are into it. They taught me how to play, though I'm not totally certain we're playing by the full set of rules.

    Also, the oldest is cheating sonofabitch.
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    Originally posted by ExtraSlow
    if you have stuff from one set (evo/generations etc) does that mean you can only play with folks who have that same set?
    To the best of my knowledge, you can mix and match sets that are in the current rotation. There are some "banned" cards that were considered to be way over powered, or could not be countered in some fashion.

    Older cards that are not in the current rotation, can not be played in all instances.

    The current rotation (Standard Format) for 2017 is:
    XY—Primal Clash
    Double Crisis
    XY—Roaring Skies
    XY—Ancient Origins
    XY—BREAKthrough
    XY—BREAKpoint
    Generations
    XY—Fates Collide
    XY—Steam Siege
    McDonald's Collection 2015
    XY Trainer Kit—Latias and Latios
    XY Trainer Kit—Pikachu Libre and Suicune
    Black Star Promo Cards: XY36 and higher

    The expanded format includes the following as well:
    Black & White
    Black & White—Emerging Powers
    Black & White—Noble Victories
    Black & White—Next Destinies
    Black & White—Dark Explorers
    Dragon Vault
    Black & White—Dragons Exalted
    Black & White—Boundaries Crossed
    Black & White—Plasma Storm
    Black & White—Plasma Freeze
    Black & White—Plasma Blast
    Black & White—Legendary Treasures
    Black & White Trainer Kit
    XY—Kalos Starter Set
    XY
    XY—Flashfire
    XY—Furious Fists
    XY—Phantom Forces
    XY—Primal Clash
    Double Crisis
    XY—Roaring Skies
    XY—Ancient Origins
    XY—BREAKthrough
    XY—BREAKpoint
    Generations
    XY—Fates Collide
    XY—Steam Siege
    McDonald's Collection 2011
    McDonald's Collection 2012
    McDonald's Collection 2013
    McDonald's Collection 2014
    McDonald's Collection 2015
    XY Trainer Kit
    XY Trainer Kit—Bisharp and Wigglytuff
    XY Trainer Kit—Latias and Latios
    XY Trainer Kit—Pikachu Libre and Suicune
    Black Star Promo Cards: BW01 and higher, XY01 and higher.

    So depends on what you are doing. But, if you are just playing for fun, use any cards you like.



    I also registered myself the kids for a sun and moon pre-release party on Saturday.

    And Extraslow, if you want some more cards, Let me know, I have so many extras...
    Spikers RC on YOUTUBE!

    Originally posted by Mibz
    Always a fucking awful experience seeing spikers. Extra awful when he laps me.

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    anyone going to any of the pre-release events next weekend?
    Spikers RC on YOUTUBE!

    Originally posted by Mibz
    Always a fucking awful experience seeing spikers. Extra awful when he laps me.

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