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Pokémon debuts first ever board game adaptation of the TCG

Published on: 2nd June 2020

The Pokémon Trading Card Game Battle Academy hits shelves at the end of the month. 

The Pokémon Company International has announced the Pokémon Trading Card Game Battle Academy, the first-ever board game adaptation of the Pokémon TCG. Providing everything a Trainer needs to master the basics of the Pokémon TCG, Battle Academy offers fun family entertainment, combining strategic Pokémon TCG gameplay within a classic, easy-to-learn family game experience.

Known for its beautifully illustrated cards that are fun to collect, trade and play with, the Pokémon TCG features a vast assortment of product offerings with something for every trainer – from casual collector to avid competitor. Now, with the introduction of Battle Academy, there are even more accessible options for aspiring players.

“Battle Academy is designed to be easy to learn and fun to play for all types of trainers, including children and parents that may be new to the Pokémon TCG,” said J.C. Smith, senior director of consumer marketing at The Pokémon Company International. “Pokémon has a unique ability to bring people together, and we look forward to seeing families enjoy Battle Academy at their next game night, as parents bond with their kids over one of their favourite entertainment brands and collectible Pokémon TCG cards.”

Each Battle Academy box comes with a two-player game board, three 60-card decks, tutorial guides and gameplay accessories. It also comes with a code card that allows trainers to enjoy the Pokémon TCG digitally through the free-to-play Pokémon Trading Card Game Online app on iOS and Android, as well as on Pokemon.com.

Launching around the world on 31st July, the game will be distributed by Asmodee in the UK.

For more information about Battle Academy, click here.

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