Press Release: ‘Force Of Will’ Adds New Fixed Card Set

October 20, 2016

Force of Will, Inc, will release the Fixed Card Set -Vingolf 3 Ruler All Stars on February 10.

Many favorite heroes and villains return with this set,  fighting to be Ruler All Stars. The dragon masters of the magic stones have summoned champions of old to participate in a new challenge. Players can choose their dragon ruler, and join the fight to see if they can reach the level of Ruler All Stars.

The set contains 100 kinds of cards including 5 kinds of J/Rulers (new cards), 5 kinds of Magic stones (new cards), 10 kinds of Special Magic stones (new cards) 25 kinds of Additons & Chants (reprints) and 55 kinds of Resonators (with multi attributes). There are 20 sets per case, and 225 cards per set.

This release will follow December’s Force of Will: Lapis Cluster 2  – Legacy Lost.


Force of Will, Inc. has announced an omnibus movie project for its Force of Will trading card game, currently titled Force of Will the Movie.

The announcement was made at Annecy International Animated Film Festival in France. The film will be composed of six 15-minute shorts following various themes, and will be released in 2018.

The six shorts will be:

  • Cthulthu, Director: Shuuhei Morita (Tokyo Ghoul), by Yamato Works
  • Monkey King, Director: Yuuichirou Hayashi (Garo: Honoo no Kokuin), by TWR Entertainment
  • Zombie, Director: Shinya Sugai (CG Director, Shingeki no Bahamut: Genesis), by Sublimation
  • Pinocchio, Director: Kouta Morie (CG Animation, Koi* Sento)
  • Raam: The Bridge to Lanka, Director: Veerapatra Jinanavin, by RiFF Studio
  • Dragon, Director, Character Design: Makiko Suzuki (Key Animation, Karigurashi no Arrietty), by GranSky Studios

The popular trading card game was launched in 2012 in Japan, and is now distributed worldwide.

Press Release: LUCK & LOGIC: AID & ARMS

October 14, 2016

Bushiroad will release the Aid & Arms Booster for its Luck & Logic trading card game on January 6.

This expansion introduces a new rarity to the game: TR (Trance Rare), which also comes with a foil version ITR (Infinity Trance Rare). The new rarity is a game finisher stronger than an RR card.  The number of different “R” rarity cards has been increased compared to previous sets.

This set includes a reintroduction of Monolium and Tritomy, as well as reintroducing the Yellow and Blue popular Logicalists: Sena, Aoi and Sieghard.

The set includes 100 cards total (+2ITR & 3SP & 10SR).  Set rarity includes TR: 2 RR:10 R: 20 U: 28 C: 28 PxR: 4 PxC: 8. Each pack contains 7 cards, and 1 card in every pack will definitely be a paradox card. There are 20 packs to a display and 16 displayed per carton. One of two PR cards (special gate cards) are includes as a box topper, and a Tri-Concentrate, Ashley playmat will be included as a carton topper.

This new booster will follow the Spirit & Signal Booster, releasing on November 4.

Dynamite Nurse Kickstarter

October 5, 2016

Dynamite Nurse is a deck building game about Nurses in a fantasy world, competing to heal the most injuries to grow your renown as a healer or if too many of your patients die then you will become the Dynamite Nurse, feared for all time.  It is published by Archlight Games who have created many other games like Barbarossa and El Alamein.  Japanime Games is running a Kickstarter right now to for English and French releases of the game.  It was able to pass its goal of $20,000 in two hours and is currently over twice that.  They are offering the game in English and French, pick your language during the survey phase.

There are several pledge levels from $25-$300 that can get you things like play-mats, the base game, promo cards, foil cards, packs of sleeves, name in rule book, bags, ticket to a party at next year’s Gen Con, and more fun.  The base game is $50.

Add-ons for the project include extra base games, various packs of sleeves, and a nurse pin set.

Stretch goals so far has unlocked new art for one of the cards, an extra promo card, and the nurse pin set as an add-on and one free pin.  There are two more announced stretch goals to go, new art for another card and another promo card. Only $12,000 to get them both unlocked.

If you do not already own a deck building game with sexy girls on the cards and want one (and really who does not one) should go ahead and pledge.

Press Release: The Original Legends Of Dueling Return This October With New Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Products

October 3, 2016

Classic strategies reach new heights and time-honored tactics are reborn as KONAMI honors the original Yu-Gi-Oh! animated TV series with its two October Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG releases. Legendary Decks II and Structure Deck: Yugi Muto and Structure Deck: Seto Kaiba prove that Yugi and Kaiba have never been so powerful!

Releasing October 7, Legendary Decks II gathers three complete 43-card Decks in one box, as Yugi, Joey, and Kaiba’s signature strategies get a facelift. With three new ready-to-play Decks, Duelists can obliterate opponents with Exodia, the Forbidden One and all three playable Egyptian God Cards, blaze to victory with Red-Eyes monsters, and unleash the fearsome power of Blue-Eyes White Dragon. Each 132-card Legendary Decks II collection includes three Ultra Rare Token Cards, each card celebrating one of the legendary trio, as well as all-new support cards for Yugi’s Dark Magician theme: Dark Burning Attack, Dark Burning Magic, and the incredible Trap Card Eternal Soul. MSRP: $29.99 per set.

Then on October 21, the latest Structure Decks put a new spin on the game’s biggest rivalry. Structure Deck: Yugi Muto retrains Yugi’s Magnet Warriors from the Battle City tournament, reinventing them as the upgraded Electromagnet Warriors. Play them on their own, or unite them with the original Valkyrion the Magna Warrior to Summon the mighty Imperion Magnum the Superconductive Battlebot. Meanwhile, competitive Duelists won’t want to miss Structure Deck: Seto Kaiba, rebuilding the XYZ-Dragon Cannon Union theme with three new Union monsters: A-Assault Core, B-Buster Drake, and C-Crush Wyvern. Fuse all three from the field or Graveyard to Summon the insane new ABC-Dragon Buster! Combined with Silver Gadget and Gold Gadget from Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions Movie Pack, Kaiba’s new strategy could make a huge impact in tournament play.

Each Structure Deck: Yugi Muto and Structure Deck: Seto Kaiba includes a 40-card Main Deck and a 5-card extra Deck, for a total of 40 Commons, 3 Super Rares, and 2 Ultra Rares. MSRP: $9.99 per box.


Press Release: Terra Formars card game coming this fall

September 23, 2016

Japanime Games and Yoka by Tsume Games to produce the Terra Formars card game this fall!  Based on the hit Terra Formars anime series, the game puts players in the role of the heroes of Terra Formars trying to crush the mutated cockroaches underfoot.   Designed by Nicolas Badoux, the game is an exciting mix of cards and dice that forces opponents to outmaneuver each other to steal the most victory points from their enemies. Yoka by Tsume will release the French edition of Terra Formars to french speaking regions of the EU and Japanime Games will release the English, Spanish, German, Italian and French editions of the game to the rest of the world.

The Terra Formars card game uses a combination of unique dice and cards to create a nice balance of resource management and backstabbing your friends.  Based on the popular anime and manga series, Terra Formars, players take the role of the egotistical heroes sent to Mars to cleanse the humanoid cockroaches from the planet so humans may settle the newly terraformed planet.  The 7 unique dice create the resources each round to buy cards to enhance your character and steal kills from your opponents.  At the end, the player who killed the highest priority targets wins the game.  Japanime Games and Yoka by Tsume will be featuring the game at Essen Spiel 2016.

Eric Price had this to say:”We are proud of our second partnership with Yoka by Tsume to produce this exciting new game.  This game will introduce new fans to the Terra Formars anime and manga world and provide a unique and fun game for our customers.”

Japanime Games is dedicated to bringing you the finest games from Japan and beyond! It’s Japanime Games’ goal to import and translate the best of the best games from Asia to bring those great games to a wider audience. Their games feature some of the finest art that can be found along with engaging gameplay and quality components. For more information about Japanime Games, see

Yoka is the games division of Tsume.  Tsume is a company specialized in the design of high-quality statues in resin, numbered and limited edition. Tsume works with very famous licenses from the Japanese entertainment universe, such as Naruto Shippuden, One Punch Man, Saint Seiya, Bleach, Fairy Tail, Soul Eater, One Piece and Assassin’s Creed for Ubi Soft.

Press Release: The Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Goes Old School for Back-to-School Season with Two New Products – 2016 Mega Tins and Duelist Pack: Rivals of the Pharaoh

September 10, 2016

September’s going to be a blast from the past as new Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG releases from KONAMI take Dueling back to its roots this fall. In the 2016 Mega-Tins and Duelist Pack: Rivals of the Pharaoh, heroic Duelists return to face their greatest rivals, and forgotten forces emerge from the original Yu-Gi-Oh! TV Series.
Players will want to hurry to stores to get their hands on September’s leadoff product, the enormous 2016 Mega-Tins, which released on September 2. The 2016 Mega-Tins celebrate the original heroes of Dueling, Yugi and Kaiba … and they aren’t coming alone. The Yugi & Slifer Tin comes with a Secret Rare Slifer the Sky Dragon and an Ultra Rare Dark Magician, while the Kaiba & Obelisk Tin features a Secret Rare Obelisk the Tormentor and an Ultra Rare Blue-Eyes White Dragon. And that’s just the beginning! Every 2016 Mega-Tin has three 16-card Mega-Packs highlighting the best from Crossed Souls, Clash of Rebellions, Dimension of Chaos, and Breakers of Shadow. And beyond the legendary Egyptian God Cards and signature Ultra Rares, each heroic Tin has four more foil promos – including a new Pendulum Monster, Aether, the Evil Empowering Dragon and a never-before-seen boss monster for D/D/D’s, D/D/D Gust King Alexander.

Duelists will want to get both cool designs before they sell-out. Each Tin, sold separately, will be available at retailers nationwide for $19.99 MSRP.

Duelist Pack: Rivals of the Pharaoh hits stores September 16, as the craftiest villains of the original Yu-Gi-Oh! TV series return with new tricks. Bakura’s long-awaited Dark Sanctuary makes the leap to reality – a powerful Field Spell that weaves dark victories with Destiny Board, and turns an opponent’s attacks against them. Kaiba’s Lullaby of Obedience lets Duelists play any monster from an opponent’s Deck, and Duelists will finally command Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon’s signature attack with the Spell Card Neutron Blast. Pegasus and Marik make a cameo, while Yugi battles back with new cards for his Silent Magician and Silent Swordsman monsters.

Duelist Pack: Rivals of the Pharaoh contains 11 brand-new cards, and 46 cards in all: 24 Commons, 10 Rares, 6 Super Rares, and 6 Ultra Rares. Each Duelist Pack: Rivals of the Pharaoh will be $1.99 MSRP per five-card pack at hobby retailers nationwide and mass retailers will offer a two-pack blister for $3.99.



September 4, 2016

A new Trial Deck for Bushiroad’s Cardfight!! Vanguarg G trading card game, Ritual of Dragon Sorcery, and a new Clan Booster set, Divine Dragon Caper, will both release in December.Based on the deck used by the newest character in the Cardfight!! Vanguard G NEXT animated series, the Ritual of Dragon Sorcery hits the streets on December 9.  This Trial Deck features the Shadow Paladin clan and introduces the new Ritual ability.  The pre-constructed deck comes with a total of 52 cards of 18 different types, including 17 cards exclusive to this deck and 1 reissued card, as well as 4 holo cards.  Each deck also includes a starter’s guide, playmat, Shadow Paladin clan card, and a postcard sporting a preview illustration from the next season of the animated show.

The Divine Dragon Caper expansion follows on December 16, and includes cards designed to work with the Ritual of Dragon Sorcery deck and new trump cards.  This expansion will be packaged in five-card booster packs, sold in 30-pack displays.  The total set will include 104 cards with these rarities:  2 GR, 8 RRR, 12 RR, 22 R, and 60 C.  There will also be 2 SGR parallel and 12 SP parallel cards, and 5 special reissue cards from the SP Clan Pack with new artwork packed randomly in some boosters. Each booster will have one R rarity or above card. As an incentive, those who pre-order will receive an exclusive playmat for each carton ordered.

Retailers can hold a pre-release event scheduled for the weekend that Ritual of Dragon Sorcery releases, December 9-11, by ordering the Divine Dragon Caper Sneak Preview Kit.  Each kit includes 48 booster packs (enough for eight players), 9 promo cards, and 2 premium rubber playmats.

Press Release: Top Duelist at First Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series of the New Season In Toronto Canada

September 3, 2016

Fresh off the successful Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG World Championship held last weekend in Orlando, Fla., Konami drew hundreds of Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Duelists in the first premier level event of the new Yu-Gi-Oh! CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (YCS) Dueling season. The season kick-off event in Toronto proved to be a reason to celebrate for new YCS Toronto Champion Bohdan Temnyk, and young John Wilkin who won the Dragon Duel Championship.

Players of every age and ability showed off their impressive Dueling skills round after round at YCS Toronto. From Glenmore Park, New South Wales, Australia, Temnyk expertly played his Burning Abyss Phantom Knight Deck to earn him a spot in Day 2 of the tournament. Then, after several rounds of Single Elimination, he faced Michael Walters from Brampton (Toronto), Ontario, also playing a Burning Abyss Phantom Knight Deck in the final playoff.

In addition to bringing home the title of YCS Champion, Temnyk received a special set of prizes that included the new YCS prize card making its début at YCS Toronto, an Ultra Rare Number 93: Utopia Kaiser, a YCS Championship Trophy, the new YCS Top Cut Game Mat, a PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, and an invitation and paid travel to his 2017 World Championship Qualifier (WCQ) tournament!

Another exciting series of Duels happened during the Dragon Duel Championship, an event for Duelists born in 2004 or later. John Wilkin from Toronto, Ontario used his Sealed Deck then switched to his own Qliphort Deck in the finals. Wilkin’s skill and strategy proved to be the winning combination as he beat Connor Perrotta playing a Blue-Eyes White Dragon Deck to capture the title of Dragon Duel Champion. He picked up some great prizes too, including a Dragon Duel Championship Trophy, a Regional Deck Box, a Dragon Duel T-shirt, a 2017 Regional Game Mat, and an invitation to his 2017 Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier.

Press Release: Square Enix Enters North American Tabletop Games Market

August 30, 2016

Square Enix is entering the North American tabletop games market with two products based on its video game properties, planned for launch in October.  Both are connected to its top video game franchise, Final Fantasy.  The games are being released in Europe in September.

Final Fantasy TCG:  Opus 1 is a 186-card set sold in the traditional TCG format of Starters and Boosters.  It’s a two-player game recommended for players 13 and up.  The game was previously released in Japan in a different configuration, selling over 3.5 million boosters.

Boosters will each have 12 cards, including one premium foiled card.  They’ll be sold in 36-pack displays.

Three different Starter Decks will be available:  Final Fantasy VII (Fire & Earth), Final Fantasy X (Wind & Water), and Final Fantasy XIII (Ice & Lightning).   Each will contain 50 cards, a paper playmat, and rules.  Starters will be sold in six-deck displays.

The product is being released only to the hobby, and only through one distributor, a Square Enix spokesperson told ICv2.  That distributor is GTS distribution.  “No further distribution plans as of now,” the spokesperson said.

A second game, Chocobo’s Crystal Hunt, will be distributed to the hobby through “all of our existing distribution partners,” according to Square Enix, with no additional distribution plans “as of now.”    Chocobo’s Crystal Hunt is a card game based on the characters introduced in Final Fantasy and developed further in a spin-off series of Chocobo video games.

Chocobo’s Crystal Hunt is a card game, not a TCG.  For 3-5 players 5 and up, it plays in 10-20 minutes.

Each game includes 43 cards (14 Chocobo, 5 Fat Chocobo, 4 each of Fire, Water, Wind, and Earth Crystal, and 4 each of Bomb and Ahriman Monster cards), 5 Player Markers, 5 Victory Tokens, and Instruction Manual.  MSRP is $19.99.

Press Release: Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship Results

August 29, 2016

Twenty-two élite Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG players representing the top Duelists from all over the world competed this past weekend in Orlando, Fla. at the prestigious 2016 Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG World Championship. Each of these talented players were vying for the coveted title of Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG World Champion. Additionally, 12 players competed for the title of Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Dragon Duel World Champion, for those born 2003 or later, during the 2016 Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Dragon Duel World Championship. Joining the reigning Champions, all of these determined Duelists had already competed and won at their region’s respective World Championship Qualifiers, beating thousands from North America, Latin America, Japan, Europe, Oceania and Asia, for the right to represent their region in Orlando.

The tournament hall was buzzing for two days as intense Duels were completed throughout the weekend. By Sunday afternoon only two players remained, reigning World Champion Shunsuke Hiyama from Sagamihara-shi, Kanagawa, Japan and North American Champion Erik Christensen from Oakland Park, Fla. Showing his impressive strategy Hiyama played a powerful Blue-Eyes Deck keeping an eye on the grand prize at all times. Christensen was just as determined, facing off against Hiyama playing his own Blue-Eyes Deck, ready for a Duel of a lifetime. Both players remained laser-focused and intent during the demanding match but it was Hiyama who persevered to become the 2016 Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG World Champion.

In addition to Christensen, representing the Americas in Orlando were five other North American players who each earned their spot by topping at the North American World Championship Qualifier held last month in Pittsburgh, Penn. This event rounded out a busy tournament season, which saw a legion of Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG players participate in qualifying tournaments across the Americas. Central American Champion Brandon Aguilar from Pachuca, Mexico, South American Champion Joaquin Rinaldi from Buenos Aires, Argentina and Mijail Flores from Peru completed the list of competitors from the Americas.

The 12 Top Dragon Duelists from across the world reinforced the fact that they were a force to be reckoned with in the tournament hall during the 2016 Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Dragon Duel World Championship. This exciting group of talented players included North American Dragon Duel Champion Aidan Tiemann from Austin, Texas, John Wilkin, who placed second in Pittsburgh and third place winner Ian Parish. Joining them to show off their Dueling talent and perfected strategies were, among others, Central American Dragon Duel Champion Ronaldo Sierra from Monterrey, Mexico and representing South America, Dragon Duelist Christian Suarez from Quito, Ecuador. After two days of skilled play and impressive Dueling Po-Hsiang Peng from Taipei, Taiwan beat his fellow Dragon Duelists including runner-up, and North American Dragon Duel Champion Aidan Tiemann from Austin, Texas to claim the trophy and title of Dragon Duel World Champion.

In addition to the title of Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG World Champion and Dragon Duel World Champion, Hiyama and Peng, respectively, also took home a World Championship trophy and a 2016 Platinum Secret World Championship Prize Card plus they automatically received an invitation to compete in the 2017 Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG World Championship to defend their coveted titles.

Rounding out the World Championship experience was a host of several fun things for everyone to enjoy – a LIVE DUEL with voice actors Dan Green and Eric Stuart, the original voices of Yugi and Kaiba respectively from the Yu-Gi-Oh! animated TV series was performed; amusement games provided hours of fun and even a voice-over contest for the upcoming Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions Movie was held!

Duelists eager to play at the tournament level and trying to earn a place at the 2017 World Championship can participate at various qualifying events. For more information visit For more information on KONAMI or the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG, please visit or call 310-220-8630 to speak directly with a Yu-Gi-Oh! customer support team member.