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Card Merchant at Armageddon Auckland!

Chloe Brown Announcement

Armageddon Auckland - one of the biggest events of the year and YES of course we're going to be there! To make it even easier for you to find us, we'll also be right by the main entrance!   As always, we'll be having a bunch of awesome bundles and specials for the weekend. We plan on taking a huuuuuuge range of Pokemon, Pop Vinyls, Yu-Gi-Oh, Magic: the Gathering and also board games! But like normal, if there's something you particularly want us to bring, please let us know so we can make sure we pack it for you. We'll...

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Burning Shadows Rulings Questions

Chloe Brown Game Play

Burning Shadows Rulings Questions

With the Burning Shadows Pre-Release being less than a week away, thanks to PokeGym, we have some rulings on some effects that you may run into. Have a quick read through before you attend your local event!   Sun & Moon–Burning Shadows FAQ POKÉMON ATTACKS:== BUBBLE NET (Araquanid - Sun & Moon—Burning Shadows)Q. If I use Araquanid's "Bubble Net" attack and my opponent switches in a new Active Pokémon, can they attach an Energy to it during their turn?A. Yes they can. The effect was on that specific Defending Pokémon and was removed when it went to the Bench.== DUST...

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Glenfield and Lynn Mall July Tournaments

Chloe Brown Announcement

We have a few tournaments going on over the holidays as well as pre-release near the end of the month! Have a look at what's going on in store Glenfield Lynn Mall If you have any questions about any of the events, flick us an email at info@cardmerchantnz.com

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Pre-Release Tips

Chloe Brown Game Play

Pre-Release Tips

With pre-release coming up this weekend, I thought I'd give those first-time players some handy tips to get you through the tournament. Remember this is a sealed tournament, so what you get is entirely random, which may make some of this advice very easy or very hard to follow. Remember, pre-releases are a way to get the product early, so you can only play in one per day and are not allowed to buy extra packs during or after the event. How does it work? You will receive a pack with 22 cards and 4 booster packs to build a...

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Tauranga and Wellington - We're Coming!

Chloe Brown Announcement

We'll be attending both the Tauranga (May 27-28) and Wellington (June 3-5) Armageddons! We'll be bringing down a limited range of stock to both events, so if there's anything in particular you'd like us to bring, please let us know at least a week before the event otherwise it will miss the shipping cutoff. Below is a map showing where we are located at the Tauranga Show And here's the map for Wellington   We hope to see you all there! If you have any questions or requests, don't hesitate to contact us on our facebook or by sending us...

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We're coming, Christchurch!

Chloe Brown Announcement

We're coming, Christchurch!

With Christchurch Armageddon only a month away, we thought we'd let you all know we'll be there! See the map below to see where we'll be As always, we'll have heaps of products at fantastic prices and deals that are exclusive to this event. There's awesome deals for anyone looking to start one of the games, so if you have a mate looking to get into the game, make sure you stop by! If there's anything specific you'd like us to bring down for you, please email us at info@cardmerchantnz.com before March 1st and we'll see what we can do....

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Card Merchant Christmas Update

Chloe Brown Announcement

With Christmas coming up, we thought we would make you aware about some important upcoming dates. We also want to wish every one a very merry Christmas, we hope you all have a nice, relaxing break with friends and family and we want to say a huge thanks for all the support over the last year! Shipping The last day to place an order for it to arrive in time for Christmas is the 19th December. Orders placed after this may not arrive in time, depending on delays in your area. So just to be sure, if it's for a...

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What's Going on at Card Merchant

Chloe Brown Announcement

What's Going on at Card Merchant

Just to keep everyone in the loop with what's going on at Card Merchant, here's a few of the things coming up over the next couple of weeks and what we've been up to lately Online We've changed how daily deals work. With 2 stores (plus having another job and uni), doing 2 deals every day was a little much and often got forgotten about so we've updated how we do daily deals. We now have 1 deal every day which could be for any of the games or accessories (instead of 1 for each game). As before, it's a...

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Common Questions About Pokemon Tournaments

Chloe Brown Game Play

Common Questions About Pokemon Tournaments

After starting up hobby leagues in 2 different stores, we've heard a lot of the same questions time and time again, so we aim to address some of these questions today so you can have a better understanding of what's going to happen before you turn up to your first Pokemon Tournament! What is a Pokemon Tournament? It sounds a bit big and scary when called a tournament, so think of it more as a Pokemon event. Basically these events are where people can come together to play some games with some new people and hopefully make some new friends...

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Product Review - Evolutions Theme Decks

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Product Review - Evolutions Theme Decks

Today we will have a brief look at the Evolutions theme decks so you can work out if they're a suitable product for you! What's in it? As with all theme decks, this comes with a full 60-card deck, ready to play straight away with all the Pokemon, Trainers and Energies you need to start. It also comes with rules, the paper playmat, damage counters and poison and burn counters.  What's good about it? It has everything you need to get started, so it's perfect for new players It hits the nostalgia factor - they've used the same card art...

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