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Bushiroad Announces New ‘Weiss Schwarz’ Expansion for January

Bushiroad will release a new Nisekoi-False Love expansion for its Weiss Schwarz TCG, according to hobby retailer news website The Trial Deck and Booster Pack will release on January 23rd and will be available in Battleground Games & Hobbies in Abington, MA.

The set is based on the Niseko -False Love romantic comedy anime based on the manga series by Naoshi Nomi that VIZ began publishing in English in January.  The anime adaptation began airing in Japan in January 2014, and was licensed by Aniplex USA for streaming in North America, where it streams on Daisuki, Crunchyroll and Hulu.

The story follows high school students Raku Ichijo and Chitoge Kirisaki, children of bosses of rival yakuza factions.  Their parents decide to end their feuding by pairing their children, who do not get along, but must pretend to date to keep the peace between the gangs.  Raku has a crush on another girl at school, and he also made a childhood promise to a girl who bears the key to his locket.  Other developments arose to further complicate the situation in typical rom-com fashion.

The Trial Deck will include 10 exclusive trial-deck only cards (5 types).  Two types of exclusive RRR Foil cards as well as an SP Gold Foil/ Hot Stamp card signed by a Japanese voice actress are randomly inserted in decks. The pre-constructed deck will include 50 cards (same content for each deck), as well as a deck manual, playbook, playmat and rule sheet.  Random decks will also include special RRR foil or SP Gold Foil/Hot Stamp signed cards from the Japanese voice cast.  The decks are packed six to a display, with eight displays per carton.  The English edition does not include gold/silver campaign coupons.

The Booster Pack includes new cards and new characters in the 100-card set, which includes 17 parallels.  Each booster includes eight cards, with 20 boosters per display.  Four rubber playmats are included in each carton.  One PR card out of six types will be included in each display as well.  The English Edition does not include gold/silver campaign coupons.  With this set, English and Japanese cards may be played together in tournament formats (except in Japan and certain major tournament formats).  Exclusive SP Gold Foil/ Hot Stamp signed cards from the Japanese voice actresses are randomly inserted in packs.

This set will follow the December release of Weiss Schwarz: Fairy Tail ver. E.


Don’t forget to join us here at Battleground Games & Hobbies in Abington, MA each and every Saturday beginning at noon for our weekly Weiss Schwarz tournament!






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‘Dragon Ball Z’ TCG to Make a Comeback!

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Panini America, publisher of licensed sports and entertainment collectibles, announced plans last week at San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) to release a new edition of the classic Score Dragon Ball Z card game in August, according to hobby industry news website

The 2014 edition will include more than 200 new cards, reprints of past fan favorites and will be completely compatible with the original series.  The new game was developed by Panini America Brand Manager Aik Tongtharadol, a former DBZ world champion who also worked on the original game.

The 69-card 2014 Dragon Ball Z Starter Deck will feature five Prizm technology cards and one parallel in every deck.  Release is planned for late August of this year.

Score originally introduced the game, based on the evergreen hit anime series, back in 2000, with the Saiyan Saga starter decks and boosters.  The game was hugely popular and released 11 expansions, based on different “Saga” story arcs.  After the Kid Buu Saga release, Score shifted focus of the game to the Dragon Ball GT Sagas in 2003  and introduced some key rule changes, though the game was still compatible with previous versions.

Score redesigned and reintroduced the game in 2005 as the Dragon Ball Z Trading Card Game, but the rules of the game were changed to accommodate FUNimation’s Ultimate Uncut Edition DVD releases, and the new edition was not compatible with previous expansions.  The game was officially discontinued in June 2006.

Bandai America released the unaffiliated Dragon Ball Collectible Card Game


So, if you’re a Dragon Ball Z fan, this game is not to be missed. Please be sure to let you’re local Battleground Games & Hobbies know you’d like to check this game out!




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Pokemon USA Announces ‘Krookodile-Ex Box’


The Pokemon Company announced it will release the Krookodile-Ex Boxfor the Pokemon TCG in July of this year, according to hobby industry news website

The box will contain the first appearance of the desert “Krookodile-EX Pokemon” as a foil promo card, in both a regular and oversized form.  It will also include four Pokemon TCG booster packs and a bonus code card to unlock a promo card in the online version of the game.  


Finally, please don’t forget to join us at Battleground Games & Hobbies in Plainville, MA every Sunday for Pokemon League – a completely FREE, fun event for all ages. We look forward to seeing you there.




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