This is a collaborative post sharing why trading card games are a great idea to get your kids into*
There are lots of amazing trading card games available for kids that are both fun, developmentally appropriate and worthwhile experience. Not only can children learn a lot from these amazing games, but they’re also a brilliant alternative to technology and electronics too.
There are lots of reasons why children become interested in trading card games. Many kids start liking a particular type of card game because of their peers. They may overhear their friends talking about Pokémon cards on the school bus or they may hear them talking about football cards in the school playground. If your child is showing an interest in trading card games, then here are some of the most awesome card games available for kids in 2020:
1. TCG Fire Emblem Cipher
Otherwise known as Fire Emblem 0, TCG Fire Emblem Cipher is an amazing trading card game for children. It features characters from a range of Fire Emblem games and other games such as Fire Emblem Warriors and Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE.
The Fire Emblem TCG contains a collection of items, characters, skills, and location cards. It was released in August 2001 and discontinued in 2006 but you can still buy them online. This game is still one of the most popular trading card games played by children around the world.
Yu-Gi-Oh is another one of the most popular trading card games in the world. It’s a Japanese collectible card game produced and created by Konami. It was first released in Japan in 1999 and in North America in 2002. In 2009, Yu-Gi-Oh made it into the book of Guinness World Records by selling more than 22 billion cards worldwide.
The game of Yu-Gi-Oh is based on the imaginary game of Duel Monsters. In the game, players draw cards from their individual decks and take it in turns to play cards onto the field. Each player starts the game with 8,000 life points. The main aim of the game is to use spells and monster attacks to reduce your competitor’s life points. The game will end when it reaches one of the following conditions:
A player loses all of their life points
Both players reach zero life points at the same time (this is classed as a draw)
A player needs to draw a card from the main deck, but there are no cards remaining
Some cards can trigger an automatic win or loss when certain conditions are met
A player can forfeit the game at any time
Pokémon is an extremely popular trading card game in America and around the world. In fact, it is currently the best-selling card game with more than 29 billion cards sold around the world. This game allows players to buy cards and customize their decks for gameplay. Players usually begin with a trainer kit which includes the basic cards they need to play the game and instructions on what to do. Once players know the basics, they can purchase other types of decks to make the game more exciting and interesting.
The aim of the game is to defeat an opponent’s Pokémon by using your Pokémon’s abilities or attacks. Attacks need energy cards to power them. The more energy cards you collect, the more chance of winning a Pokémon battle. There are 11 different types of energy cards available which match the different types of Pokémon. These include:
Fire – these have large attacks. Fire Pokémon can burn other Pokémon, but need to recover before another attack
Grass – these can heal themselves quickly
Water – these are able to maneuver around opposing Pokémon and they can also manipulate energy
Lightning – these can paralyze their opponents and are able to revive used energy that is discarded
Psychic – they can make their opponents confused or fall asleep
Darkness – these can use sneak attacks
Fighting – these can serve serious damage
Fairy – these can make opponent attacks less damaging
Metal – these can endure attacks longer than most other Pokémon
Dragon – these have super strong attacks against their opponents
Colorless – these Pokémon are diverse and can do a variety of different moves
The Pokémon trading card game has been popular since it was first released, and this is unlikely to change any time soon. This game is fun to play and educational too. If you think your child would enjoy playing this trading card game then you can purchase them online.
Trading card games are amazing. Not only are they great fun to play, but they can also help your children to take turns, learn responsibility as they learn to take care of their trading card collection, expand their social circle, think about strategy, improve their critical thinking skills and learn some important math skills. And, even if your child is too young to follow the rules of the game, they’ll still enjoy collecting and trading them with their friends. Which trading card game do you think your child would enjoy?