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Pokemon Trading Card Game, Player's Guide 1 edition

Cover of: Pokemon Trading Card Game, Player's Guide | Brian Brokaw, J. Douglas Arnold, Mark Elies

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About the Book

This is the first book, in a two book series, the second book being titled, 'Pokemon Trading Card Game: Fossil Expansion: Player's Guide", ISBN: 188436439X. It is a guide to collecting, trading and playing the card came 'Pokemon: Trading Card Game". It also has information about the original set, 'Jungle', and 'Fossil' Expansion sets, and the Japanese cards. There is also a guide to the Nintendo 64 game "Pokemon Snap", and a mention of the Blockbuster Video printing machine {Pokemon Station}. According to the title page, and back side cover, this book is written by three authors, however Mark Elies, isn't listed on the front cover, which was illustrated is by Vanessa Adams, this is mentioned in the second book, but not in this book. It originally cost $12.95.

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Pokemon Trading Card Game, Player's Guide
by Brian Brokaw and J. Douglas Arnold with Mark Elies.

Published 1999 by Sandwich Islands Pubublishing Company, Ltd. in Lahaina, Maui .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

Introduction 5
Pokemon Lore 5
Strength of the Game 6
Not the Typical Card Game 7
Your Guide to Excellence 8
Pokemon TCG Set Composition 9
102-Card "Base" Set 9
64-Card "Jungle" Expansion Set 12
64-Card "Fossil" Expansion Set 14
Game Rules 17
Game Requirements 17
Game Objective 17
4 Card Types 18
7 Energy Types 18
Ailments 24
Game Setup 26
Starting a Game 28
Gameplay Tips 35
Game Mechanic Tips 35
Game Setup Tips 35
Deck-Struction 39
Pokemon Destruction 40
Evolution Decks 40
Beat-Down Decks 42
Deck Destruction 44
Stall Decks 44
Monster Selection 46
Energy Allotment 49
Winning with Trainers 50
Ratios & Tuning 52
Tournament-Winning Decks 53
Rain Dance 54
Haymaker 55
"Invisible Stall" Rules Variations 57
Single Card Rules/strategy 61
Pocket Monster Card Game Set Lists 111
Pokemon Snap (Nintendo 64) 121
Pokemania! 135
Theme Decks 136
Pocket Monsters 136
Tournaments/Mall Tour 137
Blockbuster Snap 138
Video Games 139

Edition Notes

Player's Guide
Copyright Date


Library of Congress
GV1469.62.P63 B76 1999

The Physical Object

144 p. :
Number of pages
23 x 18 x 0.8 centimeters

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