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Card Games Asia hits Singapore Aug 15-16

Analogue gaming happens to be quite the passion for most of us, and now Card Games Asia, an event purely dedicated to card games, is hitting our shores this month.

(Image: Card Games Asia's Facebook page)
(Image: Card Games Asia’s Facebook page)

Taking place this weekend, Aug 15 and 16, at the Suntec City Convention Hall 405, Card Games Asia brings in both Japanese and Western card games into one event.

Card game enthusiasts and those who are curious (or haven’t dipped their toes into card gaming for a long time)

Participating brands at Cards Game Asia include:

  • Bushiroad, the Japanese collectible and trading card giant, is holding mobile game demos, lessons for card games and selling limited edition items. It’s also holding tournaments for
    • Cardfight!! Vanguard
    • Future Card Buddy Fight
    • Weiss Schwarz
    • Chaos
  • Takara Tomy, the company behind Wixoss, will be teaching you how to play the game. There’s also open qualifiers on Saturday, and the winner of the REGIONAL finalson Sunday will get to compete in the finals in Japan.
  • Kadokawa will be teaching their games Ange Vierge and Dreadnought, together with introducing Arcadia Tribe of the Silver Key. New game!
  • Ultra Pro … these guys should be known to you if you’re still reading this.They’ll be having the Red Dragon Life Counter – which was at Gen Con 2015 – available in limited quantities.
  • Sega will have free workshops and tournaments for Sangokushi Taisen.
  • Blizzard – Hearthstone, obviously.
  • Force Of Will will (heh) be having a tournament, together with people on hand to teach you how to play.
  • Avarium Academy – Its “first semester” began June 20 at Chara Expo, and gamers will get to learn how to play it.
  • Magic The Gathering: Local retailer Dueller’s Point will hold a Modern Masters / FTV: Angels tournament from 1pm on Sunday. Entry is S$25.

Organiser Nexus Ark says that this is the “first of its kind here in Singapore and the region”. While card games have featured in various conventions, those events that still exists are not solely focused on card games. The exhibitors are kind of skewed towards Japanese exhibitors, but here’s hoping that this will be a success – they’re hoping for 10,000 people – so we can see even more exhibitors with the next edition.

Card Games Asia
Aug 15 to 16, 2015
Suntec City Convention Centre Hall 405
Entry: S$2

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