Pokemon launches its first board game: Pokemon Trading Card Game Battle Academy

The Pokemon Company International has released the first board game adaptation of its best-selling Pokémon Trading Card Game – the Pokémon Trading Card Game Battle Academy – at participating mass and hobby retailers around the world.

Designed for Trainers of all types, including parents and children who may be new to the Pokémon TCG, Battle Academy reimagines strategic Pokémon TCG gameplay as an ‘easy-to-learn’ experience for the family. The launch of the game will also be rolled out across PokemonCenter.com, the official online destination for Pokémon merchandise in the US.

“For more than 20 years the beloved Pokemon Trading Card Game has connected people across the globe over their shared love of collecting cool cards, trading them with friends, and playing the official game,” said JC Smith, senior director of consumer marketing at The Pokemon Company International.

“With Battle Academy, we are excited to give families a fun and accessible way to spend quality time together while bonding over someting both kids and longtime fans of the franchise adore: Pokemon TCG cards.”

The game comes with everything needed to master the basics of the Pokemon TCG, and each Battle Academy box comes with a two-player game board, three 60 card decks, tutorial guides, gameplay accessories, and a code for the free-to-play Pokemon Trading Card Game Online on iOS, Android and on Pokemon.com.

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