29-4-2012 – London, Uk – (Kazor.com) – If there was ever a contest for children’s card games, the card game known by children worldwide would undoubtedly be Pokemon. Pokemon, unlike the more traditional American KidKraft toys, is a media franchise from Japan that, since it’s creation in 1996, is known across the globe in the form of video games, tv shows, action figures, and card games desired by kids everywhere. Every kid in the world probably, at one point in their life, has played or wanted to play Pokemon! The Pokemon universe revolves around 649 fictional species called Pokemon, in which “trainers”, people who train these creatures to help them, and most importantly battle other creatures by other trainers. The Pokemon Trading Card series adapts to this concept in that each “card” is a creature a child can control to battle other children’s cards.
Players will play a Pokemon card in the field, and use their attacks to reduce the opponents HP (health points or hit points) while keeping their own card alive and fending off other users’ attacks on their own. When a Pokemon Card’s HP is reduced to 0, it is knocked out, and the player who knocked it out takes a Prize card into their hand. A player can win in 3 ways: by colleting six prize cards, if their opponent has no more Pokemon on the field, or if their opponent has no cards left to draw from their deck. At the start of the gave, players will shuffle their decks and draw seven cards. There must be at leas tone Basic Pokemon in a player’s hand, and if there isn’t, the player has to reshuffle and redraw and the opponent may draw an additional card. Once both players have at least one basic, they will both play at least one, possibly more basic cards into the playing field. One in the “active” spot and five on the bench. Ther ear ethen 6 extra cards taken from the top of a player’s deck, and placed to the side as their “Prize Cards”. The players will then flip a coin to see who goes first.
A player than has several alternatives in what they can do on their turn. They can play new basic pokemon, evolve to a higher level Pokemon, play trainer cards, play energy (one per turn, required to use attacks), use non-attack Pokemon abilities, as well as retreating their active Pokemon. At the end of each turn, a player can use one active Pokemon attacks depending on the required amount and types of energy attached to that Pokemon. Effects from that attack are then in play and damage or offensive effects is put on defending Pokemon. If the amount of damage dished out exceeds the defending Pokemon’s HP, the Pokemon is discarded along with any cards associated with that Pokemon and they are considered “knocked out”. It is at this time that the active player can take a prize card, and their turn ends. As with any card game, the card’s personal effects override the game rules.
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