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Pokemon Play Lab x PAX Unplugged 2022

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Pokémon will be on-site at PAX Unplugged 2022 in Philadelphia starting today (Friday, Dec. 2) until Sunday, Dec. 4. Fans will be able to visit the Pokémon Play Lab at booth #2507, where they can learn to play the Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG) through fun guided play experiences, regardless of their skill level or familiarity with the game.

Hosted by The Pokémon Company International and designed for beginners and casual players, the Play Lab at PAX Unplugged will offer three modular experiences at no cost to event attendees — Poké Catch, Attack and Attach and 30-Card Demo Deck Battle — each ranging in duration and play level to suit all kinds of Trainers.

Poké Catch: Poké Catch is an entry-level teaching tool designed to introduce young players to Pokémon and Energy types.

  • Duration: 5-10 minutes
  • Play Level: Basic — recommended for young players and those who are brand-new to the Pokémon TCG

Attack & Attach: Attach & Attack requires a basic knowledge of Pokémon TCG mechanics as it introduces Basic and Evolution Pokémon, turn order and cards in the hand.

  • Duration: 10-15 minutes
  • Play Level: Stage 1 — recommended for players who are still learning the fundamentals of the Pokémon TCG and wish to play a bit longer.

30-Card Demo Deck Battle: The 30-Card Demo Deck Battle showcases a simplified Pokémon TCG experience, featuring the Umbreon V, Lucario V or Greninja V demo decks. This battle also introduces Abilities, Pokémon V and more complex game actions such as “searching the deck.”

  • Duration: 20-30 minutes
  • Play Level: Stage 2 — recommended for players who are familiar with most Pokémon TCG mechanics and can play through battles with minimal guidance

Source: The Pokémon Company

2 thoughts on “Pokemon Play Lab x PAX Unplugged 2022”

  1. Be nice if they had something like this that’s local or on a weekly basis for new comers or casual players of the Pokemon TCG. Not Just a local gathering or a local tournament, but for teaching new comers how you play. Sure you could teach yourself or have someone teach you, but a local gathering for teaching new comers on a weekly basis would be nice.

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